Interesting activities in Sapa

Traditional medicinal herb bath of Red Dao ethnic people

Not only outdoor activities, Sapa is also perfect to explore some of the most special and fascinating hill tribe villages in the region. No matter which season you visit Sapa: spring, summer, autumn or winter, you will have no difficulty finding endless stunning Sapa vacation ideas. When being in Sapa, there are top things you get to do: Alova cruise

Climbing in Sapa

Climbing in Sapa

Climbing in Sapa – source: internet

Conquer 3143 high Mount Fansipan called “the Roof of Indochina” is the dream of many adventurous travelers to Vietnam. This mountain is an awesome spot for those who are eager to test their muscular power besides conquering high peaks. As the peak is accessible all year round, travelers who are fit and have mountain climbing experience will be interested in this attraction the most. Even though certainly not an easy trek, it promises magnificent views of the pristine natural beauty and Hoang Lien mountain range. Along the way, climbers will get an amazing chance to enjoy beautiful orchids and wild flowers as well as explore the diverse flora. How great this experience is! Although technical climbing skills are not a must, endurance is necessary. There are three popular routes to Fansipan, with the starting point of Sin Chai, Cat Cat ethnic village or Tram Ton pass. Although being the most beautiful, Sin Chai route is also the most dangerous. As it is the easiest way, Tram Ton pass is the most popular starting point chosen by almost all tourists. To fulfill a conquest of Fansipan, it often takes two or three days. Be sure to book with an experienced local operator if you decide to make the trip.

Home-stay

Sapa homestay

Sapa homestay -source: internet

An enjoyable experience in Sapa is a two or three day trekking incorporating homestays in the villages. Although each homestay, from the popular Ta Van and Lao Chai homestays to the tranquil and remote village of Lao Chai San has a different feel, they all offer travelers a closer glimpse into the routine of daily life that has all but disappeared from the rest of Asia. You need to assign a guide to take you from one village to another by registering with a local travel operator who will obtain the necessary permits as the government is very strict about tourists wandering off on their own. A thin mattress to sleep on and a mosquito net are all you may get, don’t expect amenities like modern toilet, heater or hot water. On cold nights, a thick blanket will be your only comfort.

Relax with traditional medicinal herb bath of Red Dao ethnic people

Traditional medicinal herb bath of Red Dao ethnic people

Traditional medicinal herb bath of Red Dao ethnic people -source: internet

You can totally relax and enjoy soaking in the herbal bath of the Red Dao people in Sapa, which have been famous for their secret herbal bath therapy after long days of sleeping on the bus and train, trekking through mountains and forests. Only found in mountainous areas, medicinal herbs are carefully selected before being mixed in a special way for distinctive kind of illness, typically about 12-14 kinds of herbs for each remedy and then being boiled during from 3 to 4 hours to extract essence. Enjoying herbal bath and you will get out of tiredness, stress, release muscles, feel peace of mind and totally relax all over the body. luxury mekong river cruise

Camping

Camping in Sapa

Camping in Sapa -source: internet

When choosing Sapa trekking tours, hikers as well as adventure lovers will never be disappointed. It is harder day after day in a trekking tour, which usually takes 3 to 4 days or more, sometimes you have to crawl up the steps and climb through the mountains and hills. However, leaving the town to visit the local people in their peaceful villages, going trekking through many beautiful rice terraces with an amazing chance to spend a night at a home-stay is much more fun. If you want to experience camping in the mountains, playing, listening to music of ethnic groups and burning a fire, evening time is ideal. When being tired, you can sleep in sleeping bag, which is convenient to keep you warm and prevents you from insects. Although certainly not for the travelers who cannot live without modern facilities, the home-stay offers an excellent chance for those who are interested in experiencing a much more gentle way of life.

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