4 days in Lao Cai Province Itinerary

4 days in Lao Cai Province Itinerary

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Fly to Noi Bai International, Bus to Sapa
— 3 nights
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to Ho Chi Minh City



— 3 nights
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Sapa is known for nature, spas, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Fansipan Mountain, pause for some serene contemplation at The Stone Church, stroll through Love Waterfall, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature · Parks · Spas · Outdoors

Lao Cai Province travel guide

Mountains · Landmarks · Waterfalls
Lào Cai, is a province of the mountainous Northwest region of Vietnam bordering the province of Yunnan in China. The province covers an area of 6383.9 square kilometres and as of 2008 it had a population of 602,300 people.Lào Cai and Sa Pa are two important cities within the province at the border with China; the former is well known as key trading post and the latter is hill station famous for tourism, in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Lào Cai is also the capital of Lào Cai Province and shares border with the city of Hekou, in the Yunnan province of Southwest China. This border town was closed after the 1979 war with China, since reopened in 1993, has become a major tourist centre between Hanoi, Sapa and Kunming (China). Sapa (or Sa Pa) is notable as a hill resort and market centre for the local ethnic Hmong, including the Red, Black, Green and Flower Hmong. Located across the Muong Hoa Valley from Vietnam's highest mountain, Fansipan, the city is sometimes referred to as the "queen of mountains"Lào Cai has many historical sites, natural caves and produces agricultural specialties such as Bắc Hà plums.In a 1929 survey conducted in the area, the vegetation (flora) and fauna (mammals) recorded by the French biologist Delacour who accompanied Theodore Roosevelt were unique to the region in northern Vietnam.