if you want to go to sapa, you should book train tickets first, it is the most important one.
At that time, there are a lot of Vietnamese people visit Sapa, especially at the weekend, so the price of the train increases sharply, and sometimes you don't have train tickets as well as hotel in sapa
Book it in advance, it's my suggestion for you
Thanks for getting back to me so promptly Millsie, I appreciate all the information you have passed on, we are not going till December this year so have plenty time to finalise our plans. I have found a terrific guy at IndochinaTreks which is a semi- government agency who is organising our trip to Sapa at a very reasonable cost, which month did you visit there by the way?
Thanks for your advice we will be booking the train and hotel this coming week, what do you know of the Bamboo Sapa Hotel, is it ok?
I tried to book last week for our trip in November and we couldn't get Livitrans as they were full. We are now going Sapaly train and staying at Boutique Sapa Hotel. This was arranged for us by Ha, Vietland Discovery, she also arranged a trekking tour and trip to Bac Ha markets.
Irene, it was in June so was low season but very hot and humid. The last two times we have travelled to Vietnam/Cambodia was June so not many people around and not the necessity to book so early due to surplus accom and spaces on trains etc.
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