Sapa Day Trip – A Typical Schedule In One Day3 min read

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Well-known for attractive landscapes in the Northwest Vietnam, Sapa is one of wonderlands for those who love to go trekking and adventure in few days. However, for visitors who have a limited time in Vietnam, we will give you a typical schedule in one day in Sapa day trip guides. While you can go easily with travel agent, it can be quite rush and impossible if you travel independently, but it’s still worth it.

In Sapa day trip, you can admire breathtaking landscapes
In Sapa day trip, you can admire breathtaking landscapes

First of all, for an independent traveling, we highly recommend for you to catch an overnight train from Hanoi station at 10 PM to reach Lao Cai station at 6 AM on the following day.

Y Ty village – Ta Phin – Silver Waterfall (Thac Bac) – Sapa downtown : A typical schedule within one day in Sapa Day Trip

Starting from Y Ty, you can join to many activities with local people
Starting from Y Ty, you can join to many activities with local people

After reaching Lao Cai train station in early morning, you can take a coach or local bus standing in front of the station to arrive Sapa downtown, it takes about 2 hours. At the town, it’s easier for renting a motorbike to get around the villages. It would be better to hire a trekking guide if you want.

Starting from the town, get a map or ask the way to Y Ty village from local people. It’s quite difficult for first-time visitors to go on mountain roads. At the Y Ty village, hiking up the mountain will give you a chance to admire views of terraced fields and to touch cloud from the top of mountain. Don’t forget to take photos of breathtaking landscapes from the nature.

After that, the distance to Ta Phin village of the Dao people from Y Ty is 100m. From here, walking around the village, bathing with medicinal herbs to relax and improve your health will be interesting experiences during your trip. After a hard-traveling day, you can enjoy “com lam” and pork dishes of locals at noon. Have a rest, don’t miss to enter to the village to see and purchase brocade products of ethnic groups. It can be sure that visitors could get qualified and cheaper products here. Those are also highly recommended things to do in Sapa day trip guides.

Brocade products in Ta Phin village
Brocade products in Ta Phin village

Take your motorbike to Thac Bac tourism area, visitors will be excited to join to activities of the H’Mong people such as take beautiful photos, enjoy salmon dishes. Let’s try to wear colorful traditional dress of ethnic people.

Back to Sapa town at 3 PM, you can have chance to visit Stone Church of Sapa, go shopping at Sapa’s market, enjoy street food, etc.

Sapa's market, a place that you can learn more and be acquainted with friendly local people
Sapa’s market, a place that you can learn more and be acquainted with friendly local people

Read more: Sapa Vietnam Travel Guide – 5 Must-see Natural Landscapes

Finally, your one day trip would be completed after returning your motorbike. Depending the schedule of trains to Hanoi from Lao Cai, you should get Sapa town 3 hours before departure. It’s the end of a typical excursion within one day in Sapa day trip.

Have a nice trip!

 

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