Things to do - general

Sapa town stands at the head of a deep valley of magnificent rice terraces that are still worked today as they have been for centuries. Backdrops don’t get much more spectacular. Enticing ribbons of the road lead the eye down to the valley floor, white-water rivers rush among rice fields, and lush green mountains stretch into the distance as far as the eye can see. The highest peak in the region, Mount Fansipan, crowns the ragged ridgeline high above the town.

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Summit Mount Fansipan

Until 2016, those who wanted to conquer the 3,143m summit of Mount Fansipan had to trek for two or three days. Today, a 6km cable car journey will whisk you to the top in just 15 minutes. On a clear day, the views from the ‘Roof of Indochina’ are unmatched. Another option for knock-out views is Vietnam’s highest mountain pass, the Ô Quy Hồ, also known as Trạm Tôn. Hire some wheels and ride skywards from Sapa.
Visit an ethnic minority market

The most famous and visually striking market in the area is Bắc Hà, three hours from town. Every Sunday this sleepy little town bursts into life as hundreds of traders from the Dzao, Hàn, Xa Fang, Tay, and Thai tribes descend on the market, decked out in their finest traditional garb. There is a riot of color, the sound of excited haggling, and the scent of pho cooking over open fires.
Go trekking in the hills

Sapa offers some of Vietnam's best trekking. If you can rise early and beat the crowds, Cát Cát and Tả Phìn are two of the most popular options for day treks without a guide. Further, into the landscape, overnight treks will allow you enough time to wander through the rice terraces, bathe in waterfalls and sleep in a traditional family home and experience community life and farming firsthand.
Stay in a mountain lodge

Stay outside the tourist hub of Sapa in more simple comfort at a mountain-top lodge. Sapa is home to excellent lodges and homestays, where you'll find individual bungalows with private balconies overlooking verdant valleys. Set among the rice terraces, you’re likely to brush shoulders with farmers and other local people as they go about their daily lives.
Get active

Mountain biking is an excellent way to get out and explore some of the lesser-visited corners of Sapa, and there are many multi-day adventures of varying lengths. Be sure to pencil in your visit for the Vietnam Mountain Marathon. This mountaintop race attracts over 4000 competitors who run buffalo-beaten trails ranging from a bamboozling 100km to a more manageable 10km.

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