Updated: Feb 28
You want to visit Sapa? What to do in Sapa? Let’s check out the crazy things to do and make your trips more different and memorable. Don’t forget to enjoy your time there with these following things.
Don’t wanna miss the crazy things to do in Sapa? First time visiting Sapa? What to do there? Worry no more to try these crazy things there to not miss its unique tourist characteristics.
Possessing several beautiful natural wonders, it nowadays could prove its position in terms of domestic and international tourism. More and more tourists come to Sapa to admire its beauty and discover its unique characteristics.
Conquer the top of Fansipan
Fansipan, the rooftop of Indochina (including Vietnam, Laos and Campuchia), which is the most challenging for adventurers as it is located at some 3,143 meters above sea level. It’s weird but true to say that it takes a full week to reach the summit of Fansipan if hiking. However, if you have time and want to admire the gorgeous beauty of Hoàng Liên Sơn Mountain and visit the local flora and fauna such as cute monkeys and antelopes.
Crazy things to do in Sapa - Take a cable-car up to Fansipan
And if you don’t want to spend time to conquer the summit of Fansipan by hiking or trekking, you can also take a cable-car of Sunworld Fansipan Legend to reach it. The price for 1 ticket is around 800.000 VND (for adults) and 600.000 VND (for children). It has been recognised by the Guinness World Records Organisation as the longest non-stop three-rope cable car.
Have a drink of coffee in the clouds
One of the great highlights of a trip to Sapa is the chance to check out the lush views from the high points, sometimes you might feel as if you could touch the clouds above. There is no better way to do this than by having a drink at some mountain bars and coffee shops.
Visit Cat Cat Village
Nestled in a beautiful valley about three kilometers from Sapa Town, Cat Cat - the old village of ethnic groups - attracts tourists from all over the world to visit for its distinctive customs and practices which have been lost in almost ethnic villages. Moreover, you can do trekking on the way getting to Cat Cat Village or sightsee the gorgeous views of natural landscapes, try delicious local food or buying unique souvenirs of the locals.
Walk to Silver Waterfall
Its Vietnamese name is Thac Bac, which is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam, taking you 30 minutes by bus or motorbike from Sapa. There, you can visit the scenery along the way, the pine forest, and the 'su su' spread over the hills. The waterfall falls down from a height of more than 100m. Standing at the foot of Silver Waterfall, looking at the vast heaven and earth and the majestic mountains from afar, tourists seem to feel themselves so small before the natural wonders.
Go boating on Sapa Lake
Why don’t take a boat, go around the Sapa Lake and just relax? Sapa Lake allows you to take in the beauty of Sapa from the water and this is a popular place to come for local families at the weekends. One of the great highlights of the lake is that you can rent a boat for an hour and shoot all over the glassy surface of the water and enjoy the sights.
Visit Tram Ton Pass
Wanna admire the highest pass in Vietnam? Wait no more to visit Tram Ton Pass, located on the road connecting Sapa and Lai Chau, this is also an idea destination to experience the beautiful scenery when standing from the top of the pass and looking down. From there, especially on nice days, you can freely admire the "Roof of Indochina" - Mount Fansipan. Tram Ton Pass is also one of the best places for hiking.
Check out Muong Hoa Valley
The Muong Hoa Valley is one of breathtaking scenery the largest farmland for rice growing of Sapa and you will find the Hoa Stream cleaving through the valley and running through to villages like Han Thao and Tan Van. You can take a tour from Sapa that will lead you through the amazing valley and there are even paintings on stones here that are said to date back some 3,000 years. If you walk down to the bottom of the valley then you can also enjoy some river hiking along the Hoa Stream.
Go for a walk around Ham Rong
What to visit in Ham Rong? It is home to numerous kinds of flowers and orchard gardens. Wandering stone paths leads tourists to wild peach forest, then orchid gardens with more than 6000 orchid plants belonging to 194 kinds. The scenery hidden in the fog and echo sound from bamboo flute of Mong minority boy change this place into a heaven on the earth. In the sunny days, from here tourists can even see the peak of Fansipan under a clear sky with white clouds floating around.
Rent a motorbike and ride around
Then, why don’t you rent a motorbike and do your own challenging rides around this cloudy town? It’s when you prove your skillful driving talent and your brave. If you want to rent motorbikes during the peak time, such as weekends or holidays. You should contact a few days before your departure to avoid running out of motorbikes or paying highly. The price of renting a motorbike in Sapa is from VND 80,000 to VND 240,000 per day (depending on the type of motorbike and when it is rented).
Check out the festivals
What are the special festivals to visit in Sapa? Of course, there are several ethnic groups living in Sapa; therefore, there are tons of different festivals including Vietnamese and local ones. Don’t forget to check out their unique festivals, especially when you visit Sapa in Spring. Here are some examples that you might need to know: Nhan Song Festival (to pray God give goodness and protect forests and harvests - taking place when forests are destroyed and horses damage garden); Gau Tao festival of H’mong people (between the first until 15th January lunar calendar); Tet Nhay Festival in Ta Van village (for celebrating New Year); Nao Cong Festival (in Muong Hoa Valley); Long Tong Festival of the Tay (prayed for good weather, lush trees, harvests, prosperous life); Quet Lang Festival (wishing for a safety, healthy and wealthy New Year for villagers).
Drop by the Sapa Love Market
Love market often takes place at every Saturday night with interesting activities. What is the love market? At the love market, the young men and women from villages in the Northwest come to date and sharing their affections through the songs of confession or activities like tug of war.