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Sapa, Fanshipan mountain

Posted by Shane10 on 18/5/2010 at 10:01

Hi,I'll be in Vietnam for 2 weeks and would be spending around 1 week in Sapa . Just like to know what's the best way to do Sapa cos I'm intending to climb Fansipan...

Saw a lot of tour packages on Fanshipan but seems to be really ex and I'm on a pretty tight budget. Is there any way I can just get a guide through those backpackers hostels and how much you think it would cost? The equip, guide etc... for the mountain climb?

Also 7 days in Sapa what are the things I can do? Going to give like 2 to 3 days to Fanshipan so that woulod leave around 4 days or so for Sapa..thinking of going solo and not getting a guide for that part. You think that's possible?


#1 Shane10 has been a member since 18/5/2010. Posts: 2

Posted by jungleanimal on 16/8/2010 at 06:50

hey! if you go the to the best youth guest houses in hanoi, they will introduce u to some reliable vietname guides to go there. usually they dont cost more 15$ a day but im not sure. in the price u have a couple things included. The firts guide i hired was not even 10$ day but is English was very limited and he tried to play the game with the street saler in order to make more money... You probably should hire one that is introduced to u by your hostel.
good luck!
oh, by the way, the second time i went to vietnam, i trivelled by motorbike (moist amazing trip of my life). Gunuine motorbike tour guides are REALLY hard to find. Generally that have a poor sense of organazition and safety. After my trip i heard that there is one western motorbike tour guide in hanoi but you have to book him around a week before you come... try to find at The Drift Backpacker Hostel..

good luck man you'll have a crazy time

#2 jungleanimal has been a member since 16/8/2010. Posts: 3

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