Three Days Trekking in Sapa

What we enjoyed most (and least) on our three-day, two-night trek in Sapa

After a week in bustling Hanoi, we decided to leave the exhaust fumes, heat, and intensity of Vietnam’s capital for the relative idyllic comforts of Sapa—a popular vacation destination for the French during their colonial rule—and home to some of the most amazing scenery Vietnam has to offer. While we found the town of Sapa a bit underwhelming, three days trekking through the surrounding countryside was a phenomenal experience with some of the most breathtaking scenery either of us had ever encountered.