Sapa is located in the north west of Vietnam and is a picture perfect village surrounded by huge mountains and valleys. The town is quite small with about 40,000 people although recent development is quickly changing the character of the town.
Besides its natural beauty, Sapa is also famous for the hilltribes living nearby. You’ll see them walking around Sapa, some still in their traditional clothes but best still, take a tour down into the valleys where they live. There are several choices of tour depending on how fit you are and how far you want to go. Make sure you’re wearing some good walking shoes. The valleys are filled with gardens, rice terraces and lush vegetation.
There are several markets and a trip to Sapa without visiting one is not to be done! Markets are in different locations throughout the week. For keen hikers, you can climb the highest mountain in Vietnam, Fansipan Peak at 3143 metres.