Today we drive along the magnificent scenery of the surrounding fertile valley and high mountains - the photographer’s dream. The road is sometimes a bit bumpy but you’ll be compensated by the beautiful spot. After 25 miles drive, we reach the ChinCo pass and Tram Son pass, the highest one in Vietnam with the view to Fansipan Peak – the roof of “Indochine”. You also stop to visit the beautiful areas of Heaven’s Gate and Silver Waterfall.
Sapa is the spectacular valley near the border of China and the premier destination of Northwest Vietnam. Built in 1922, it was the former hill station for the French colonists. Today, Sapa is a paradise for trekkers, thanks to its beautiful trekking routes, colorful minority groups, stunning rice terrace, and the back drop of mountain Fansipan. At 3143 meters or 10,311 feet from sea level, it is Vietnam’s highest peak.
You will get Sapa in the afternoon and the rest of the day is free to explore on your own.
Dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Note: The colorful Sunday market in Tam Duong is very interesting to see, with lots of colorful ethnic minorities. Today we will visit the Fair market en route. (Twice a week on Thu and Sun)