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      Sapa for 4 nights

      Sapa Nov 25, 2016 at 4:21 AM

      Hello,
      I'm planning to spend four nights in Sapa end of December. As I would love to go in daily trekking tours and would like to visit some villages around Sapa (please recommend me if you have visited any). Therefore my question is, should I book one accommodation for the all 4 nights (which means that I have to back to my accommodation at the end of the day) or is it better to spend a night in my first room and book other accommodations for the rest (which make my trekking tour as a one way tour!). Please also do advice me if you have tried any authentic and cheap homestay in Sapa or any village near to it.

      I really do appreciate your huge help guys!

      Best wishes,
      Ibrahim

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      by PickelHead Online Now Apr 1, 2015 at 2:49 PM

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      4 Answers Apr 10, 2015 at 1:28 AM
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      by PickelHead Online Now Apr 1, 2015 at 2:54 AM

      I was hoping to catch the new Express bus as it passes by Lao Cai on the way from Sapa to Hanoi. Through email, the company has told me that they can pick me up at the highway round-about(!), but due to the language barrier, they have not been able to tell me if the bus automatically stops here. I am nervous that the bus will go flying past me and leave me stranded there for the night. I would appreciate it if someone who has taken this bus can assure me that they do indeed make an automatic stop at the Lao Cai round-about. Thanks in advance!

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      Lao Cai Transport

      by stscreen Online Now Aug 4, 2010 at 7:51 PM

      Hi,
      I'm and my husband will travelling to Sapa at mid Nov, we are independent and
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      2. How far is sunday market from that hotel?
      3. I also consider to hire a jeep, may i know what is the cost and where can
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      Would love to get feed back from anyone.

      Thank you.
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    • Has anyone gone from to Lao Cai to China

      by kyleaz Online Now Jan 13, 2010 at 10:57 AM

      Hi we will be going back to Vietnam again this year and I'm starting my research.
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      kyleaz

      4 Answers Feb 11, 2010 at 9:37 PM
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      by rachel269 Online Now Apr 28, 2008 at 7:07 AM

      What with China making it very tricky to get a 1 month visa during and just aftre the Olympics they are asking for entry and exit tickets to and from China.

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      by RobStuar Online Now Jan 4, 2008 at 8:52 PM

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      by afourney Online Now Aug 15, 2004 at 10:24 PM

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    • Advice needed!

      by Baj Online Now Nov 6, 2003 at 8:49 AM

      Not being a hardened traveller I am looking for some practical advice. I'm off to Lao Cai, Vietnam, next week to assist on some film shoots, staying in the households we are filming in. Has anyone any advice as to useful things to take, wear etc? I understand the weather is humid and damp? As we will be trekking about a bit, with cameras, I need to be as comfortable as possible so as not to effect filming. Thanks to anyone that can help. x

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