Why visit Sa Pa?
Custom made tours to Sa Pa are a must. This part of Vietnam can be particularly tricky for first-time travellers to navigate. From above, the swirling green and yellow rice terraces of Sa Pa resemble crop circles curling upward to reach the clouds. The land is so fertile in this part of the world that the hills and mountains hum in endless shades of green. Tourists travel to Sa Pa to trek through the gorgeous countryside, but stay to immerse themselves in the unique local culture of the ethnic minorities who call this wonderful place home.
Tours To Sa Pa
Trekking in Sa Pa nourishes the soul. This is your holiday, so go at your own pace. Stop and take a few photos of the local tribes-people, adorned in colourful handcrafted garments, as they go about their day working on the rice terraces. Traipse down valleys, across rivers, and through villages where smiling faces will be waiting to greet you. The alpine region is also home to Fansipan Mountain, the highest peak in Vietnam.
Travelling to Sa Pa provides a rare opportunity to be welcomed into a unique, local community and experience a new way of life. We can organise a homestay with a local family, who will treat you like family. Imagine eating home-cooked meals and witnessing the personal rituals of an ethnic minority with the world’s most stunning countryside in the background. A personalised tour to Sa Pa can be life-changing.
Where To Stay In Sa Pa
Accommodation in Sa Pa depends completely on what you would like to get out of the experience. If you’d prefer to stay in a comfortable hotel and visit the local ethnic minorities at your own pace the following day, we will book you a room with our trusted partners. This is all part of booking custom made tours to Sa PA with Wide Eyed Tours.
The most popular option for accommodation in Sa Pa is a homestay with a local family. This is a rare opportunity for travellers seeking out that authentic Vietnamese experience. Think home-cooked meals with fresh local ingredients, stories about the history of the local tribes, and heart-warming hospitality that will leave you smiling long after you have left this lush, green paradise.
We recommend the overnight train to Sapa from Hanoi. The cabins are air-conditioned and have beds so you can catch some sleep before the trekking begins.
What To Do In Sapa
GO TREKKING WITH LOCALS
Go off the beaten track and join the minority villages in Sapa on foot. Trek through rice paddy terraces and enjoy the spectacular scenery while you stop in and visit the different tribes along the way.