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Great place, great food and great service

We had a real great time in Sapa with Sapa Travel, Bam, our guide was great and she was so helpful. While your local manager there is so professional. We all love the train from Hanoi to Sapa because it is brand new while from Sapa back to Hanoi is a little bit old though. All food in Sapa were excellent especially at “Rendezvous” as well as another place where we had dinner but I can’t remember the name. The hotel is average but it is acceptable.

Areeyak

Bangkok, Thailand

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Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Reviews

 

A must do in Sapa – choose a less touristed route

We organized our trek through the Sapa Travel located just off the main square, as we weren’t sure what we wanted to do. We did this the same day we arrived for the following day. We asked for a tour where we wouldn’t encounter too many other tourists and that our 10 yr old daughter could handle. The guy recommended a 14km trek, passing through 3 different villages (not exactly sure what it is called). He arranged a local girl as our guide and she met us at our hotel at 8:30am the next morning.

golden stream sapa

golden stream sapa

Chau was a 19 year old local Hmong girl with excellent English and was just lovely. She was happy to answer all our questions and was full of local knowledge. The trek started by walking out of town past the new market building being constructed then headed up into the hills. We had the usual 3-4 other local women tagging along in the hopes of selling us stuff – but they were harmless, very friendly and even helpful at times it got tough. The trek itself wasn’t the easiest – lots of up and down and the track was often slippery because of the rain the day before (the day of the trek was gorgeous and sunny) – but, that said – it was worth every step. We only ever encountered one other couple doing the same trek the entire time. The scenery was breathtaking and walking casually through the villages was quite an experience and a good chance to see how they lived. The villagers basically ignored us and we loved seeing the baby farm animals and wildlife as we walked along. Up high, we spend a lot of time walking in and out of the clouds and then they would clear and the scenery was wow.

Lunch was supplied by Chau – very simple baguette with ham, egg, tomato, cucumber, cheese and an apple. We took plenty of water and she had a couple of small bottles as well. There is no where to buy stuff along the way – so come well prepared.

At the finish, we stopped at a ‘cafe’ of sorts and met a minivan which took us back to Sapa. It was only about a 15min ride back to town and we got there around 3:30 – 4:00pm. It is normal to tip the guide – which we did, as she was great.

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Reviews

 

Cute Terraces

sapa-travel

Sapa-travel

We are group of 4 Vietnamese from Ho Chi Minh city. We rent 2 motorbikes 100.000VND/hour from Sapa Travel near Sapa market to go through the terraces. You can walk if you want to. Recommend foreigners who travel alone should go with a local tour guide. You need to take some photos since this area is so so beautiful!

The weather was so perfect! It was much cool but was not too cold! We enjoy both sight seeing and the environment here!

Vua Na

HCMC, Vietnam

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Reviews