It's easy to see why the French chose the spot where Sapa now sits when they founded the hillstation in 1922. On the brink of a plunging valley, edged by tumbling rice terraces and watched over by Mt Fansipan, there is no denying now breathtaking this place is. After Vietnam’s energy-filled cities, Sapa is refreshing both in terms of climate and the slower pace of life that exists here – it is all about getting out into some pretty spectacular nature. Sapa is also the place to meet the colourful, ethnic minority people who call the surrounding hills home – you’ll see them on Sapa’s streets selling handicrafts, or for the more energetic, trekking out to the local villages, through the incredible terraced rice paddies, to get a glimpse at their subsistence way of life is a real must. 

Sapa at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Sapa:

GMT +7
time difference
19 Hours
flight time
90 Million
population
Ta Van
Village
famous landmark
Thang
Co
local food
Autumn
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Sapa

Sapa offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Vietnam Trails Tour

16 days from £2,490pp
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Mekong Delta
  • Hoi An
  • Rice Terraces of Sapa
Reflections of Vietnam Tour

17 days from £2,590pp
  • Sapa's Rice Terraces
  • Halong Bay Cruise
  • Mekong Markets
Sapa Short Stay Tour

5 days - please call for prices
  • Overnight Train
  • Rice Fields of Verdant Sapa

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