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Tips to plan a budget travel to Sapa.04:38:07 | 30-03-2020 | Directory: First time in Sapa

Everybody like to get a luxury vacation and enjoy 5 stars amenilites and services. But the fact is not all of us have enough money to get all the luxury things and we have to save money for other plans. We will help you to plan a budget travel to Sapa.

If you don’t have a large budget to travel Sapa, it’s necessary for you to develop a plan to have a perfect trip. We will give you some tips to plan a experienced trip in Sapa at a reasonable charge.


Most of traveler chooses travel to Sapa from Hanoi by train, but there is one more choices. You can choose the express bus from Hanoi to Sapa or you might catch a truck on the Noi Bai – Lao Cai highway and have a hitchhikers. It’ll be an unforgettable memory in your trip!

If you chooses to travel by train, you can excess website of Vietnam Railways for more details or book train tickets to Sapa at Hanoi train station by yourself.

If you choose the express bus, you have some of selection, such as: Vietbus (+84 43 627 27 27 at 284 Giai Phong Road, Hanoi) or Ha Son express bus ( +84 984 62 62 62 or +84 466 62 62 62 at N2A Building, Tran Binh Street, Hanoi). The prevailing prices is about $10.45/one way (~230.000 VND). You will only spend around $25 for transportation.

Train form Hanoi to Sapa at Hanoi station. (Source: Internet)


Sleep at budget hotels or family run hotels. There are a lot of cheap accommodation in Sapa town. This hostels and mini hotels which can be found easily in the town is quite affordable and comfortable. They can meet any request about your basic needs. You can sleep in a private room which has a quite beautiful view for just $15 per night!

Some budget hotel and near the centre of Sapa town: Sapa Paradise Hotel (18 Pham Xuan Huan street, Sapa town), Hmong Sapa Hotel (27 Thac Bac street, Sapa town), Sapa Unique Hotel (039 Fansipan street, Sapa town), Sapa Elite Hotel (12 Hoang Dieu street, Sapa town),... You can choose your own hotel at any main street in Sapa.The price is at lest $25 for 2 people, included breakfast.


It’s not difficult to find a small restaurant with European flavors or an European food in Sapa town. But you’re here in Vietnam, so why don’t you try its native cusine? It’s not only cheap but also delicious and healthy. You can try a bow of “pho ga”, a cup of Trung Nguyen café, or the street grill along the little and old street in the heart of the ancient Sapa.

Some street near the church such as Thac Bac street, Thach Son street, Cau May street, Fansipan is bustle at night with many dishes such as: corn, baked potatoes, pork wrapped vegetable, mushrooms wrapped pork, beef skewers, ... It just costs about $5 to fullfil your belly.

There are several hundred Sapa restaurants spoiled for choice. Many restaurant at Cau May street has menu specializes mainly European dishes. To eat Vietnamese dishes, you should go away from the church through the park, and you will see a series of restaurants at the junction turn to the lake.

Several suggestions for you: Xuan Vien restaurant (08 Xuan Vien street, Sapa town), Red Dao restaurant (4B Thac Bac street, Sapa town), Sapa Lotus restaurant (34 Cau May street, Sapa town),... You have to pay at least $2,5 for your meal.

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Local Sapa village walk. (Source: Internet)

One of the most popular activities is a long walk down from Sapa into the valley , past stunning rice paddies carved into the mountain sides, and through several local hill tribe villages. You also can hire a scooter or a bike for trekking. It’s about $5 for one scooter. You will have unforgetable and funny time at here. Explore and mix it with the locals and you will have a rewarding taste of the cultural feast that is Vietnam!

Hope these suggestions will help you have an exciting journey in Sapa. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call us on 0203 871 976! Tourist Information Centers at 02 Fansipan are happy to serve you free any time!

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