Sapa is perhaps the best-known destination in the hills of northern Vietnam.
Sapa was originally discovered by the Western world in the early part of the 20th century and, just like the hill stations of northern India, the cooler climate has attracted visitors ever since.
The old French town, home to the Dao, H'mong, Tay and Giay minority groups, is a perfect place from which to trek and explore the surrounding landscape, with Fansipan, the tallest mountain and the ‘Roof of Indochina' not far away.
It's worth catching the train from Hanoi, for as it rises into the hills, you'll be treated to some spectacular views: shadows of mountain tops, casts of thick forest and rice paddies moulded to deep-green valleys.
Top itineraries in Sapa
This 13-day luxury tailor-made holiday through the northern reaches of Vietnam is far from the mass crowds of Sapa and Halong Bay but still features the dramatic scenery, trekking and cruising that the north is famous for, steeping you in culture, heritage and unrivalled natural beauty.
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Top places to stay in Sapa
The only luxury hotel in north west Vietnam is the Victoria Sapa Resort and Spa. Located in Sapa in the Hoang Lien Mountains, north west of Hanoi, all seventy seven rooms offer stunning views of Vietnam’s highest peak, Mount Fansipan or overlook the village of Sapa.
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