Because of time limit, Anna Zalazar, a freelance writer of TripZilla travel magazine booked a tour from Ha Long Bay to Sapa. The trip has been the motivation for everyone to come and experience trekking in Sapa.
Traveling by train
Even you go with your own, you won’t meet any trouble on the way to Sapa. Because it will take a few hours to reach Sapa, you should travel at night to save the time. This is the first time of Anna to travel by train in Asia so it was so amazing with her. However, you need to keep your eyes on your luggage.
Walking around Sapa
Let’s start the trip from the center of the town. Is a beautiful and peaceful place, Sapa is like Hanoi with ancient buildings built in French wartime. You just need some hours to walk around this small town.
Sapa is the residence of many minority ethnics with H’mong accounts for the main. The ethnic girls will come with you to introduce about the scenes as well as the handicraft they make. You can easily communicate with them in English. This is really a good chance to know more about the culture and daily life of the local people.
Hoang Lien Son Alps
If you want to book a climbing mountain tour, make sure that you don’t miss Hoang Lien Son. You will have the chance to contemplate the majestic scene with your bare eyes.
Being a nature-lover, Anna was astonished by the beauty of Hoang Lien Son Alps. If you like taking photos, Hoang Lien Son is an ideal place.
Besides, the nature scene of Sapa is also attractive. You will fall in love with the sexiness and romance of this land.
Usually, the children from 7 or 9 years old will help their families in business like selling souvenirs. They have to walk on a long street to reach the school. When they have a day off, they will sell things for tourists.
Seeing herds of cattle
Have you ever seen white buffalo before? If not, come here and see.
Exploring the culture
Staying in the local people’s houses is the best way to learn more about the daily life of the Northwest people. They will supply you with a buffer, mosquito-proof cover and clean WC for tourists.
Maybe it is not very comfortable but it is a good chance to meet the ethnics, have meals and enjoy specialties with them. The house Anna stayed was really friendly and she had great time there.
Finishing a day with wonderful sunset
There is nothing more interesting than enjoying the sun goes down after the mountain. You also have the chance to see Sapa town is covered with fog.
Sapa has about 160 days full of fog and cloud so that the vision may be decreased as well as do harm for your trip. You should consult for weather information before you go.
To save the budget, you should book ticket in advance at Hanoi Station. In Lao Cai there are many buses and coaches for you to reach Sapa town.
Remember to wear sport shoes in case of unexpected problems.