North of Hanoi, the hill town of Sapa has rightly gained its reputation as one of the most beautiful spots in Vietnam. Rolling green hills and rice paddies interspersed with natural pools, rivers and waterfalls make this area something to behold. It is a great place for trekking and driving or just relaxing, particularly as a lot of the best places to stay overlook the stunning scenery and often involve hammocks.
Streets laid out for shopping in Sapa town
Bamboo sticky rice being barbequed outside silver falls, one of the popular waterfalls
A long and very hot trek in the hills
Our guides lead the way on the trek
View across the valley at dusk