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Sapa Vietnam in November: A Romantic Song of Seasonal Change

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Sapa Vietnam in November has mild weather with sunshine flashing every corner of mountains, springs, and forests. If you are supposed to visit Sapa in November, this will be the smart choice for anyone to observe the unique seasonal change of Sapa.

Sapa Vietnam in November: A Romantic Song of Seasonal Change
Sapa Vietnam in November: A Romantic Song of Seasonal Change

However, before picking up your package and going, you should arrange a reasonable schedule to discover Sapa Vietnam in November. Sun Getaways Travel will show you all the information about Sapa weather in November. Let’s figure it out together!

Is Sapa Worth Visiting in November?

The answer will be “yes”. In November, Sapa will undergo the last days of the autumn to say hello to the winter. When tourists drop by Sapa in November, they will feel a bit hot atmosphere. However, the weather will become cooler and foggy sooner or later with thousands of white clouds floating on the mountaintops. Everything creates a romantic and marvelous scenery for Sapa to become the city of fog and known as another Dalat in the North of Vietnam.

Sapa Weather in November

The tourists visiting Sapa may wonder “What is the weather like in Sapa in November 2024?” The Sapa weather in November is cool and dry. The average temperatures are roughly 15-20 Celcius degrees in the daytime and turn to be cooler, about 10°C at night. Hence, the temperature in Sapa Vietnam in November is not too low.

Sapa Vietnam in November: A Romantic Song of Seasonal Change
Sapa Vietnam in November: A Romantic Song of Seasonal Change

Because it is a seasonal changing time, the humidity level is lower than it is in summer. Moreover, tourists will realize that there is less rainfall in Sapa in November. In the early morning, the weather in Sapa Vietnam in November may be misty but the sky is generally sunny and dry, which is suitable for people to wander around and admire the picturesque nature in Sapa.

How to Get to Sapa Vietnam?

There are several means of transport for tourists to get to Sapa Vietnam. Nevertheless, most visitors have to move to Hanoi before going to Sapa. Then, tourists can take a train, or a bus, or book a private car to get to Sapa. Moreover, if you are a true backpacker, you can rent a motorbike and drive to Sapa from the Hanoi city center.

The route from Hanoi to Sapa is 315 kilometers, which means it will take about 5 hours and 13 minutes to reach Sapa from Hanoi city center. You can follow the maps to get more information about how to go to Sapa: 

Sapa Vietnam in November - Sun Getaways Travel
Hanoi to Sapa map – Sun Getaways Travel

Where to Stay in Sapa Vietnam in November?

November is referred to as a peak season for traveling, so you should consider booking homestays or hotels first to ensure there are still vacant rooms to stay in during your trip. Homestays or hotels located in the Sapa city center will be the best selection because people can easily visit tourist attractions nearby.

Here is the accommodation list that Sun Get Aways prepares for you. Let’s take a look and choose the most suitable one:

  • Sapa Highland Resort & Spa – Address: 07 Thac Bac Street, Sapa, Lao Cai, Sa Pa, Vietnam.
  • Sapa View Spring Garden Hotel – Address: 61 Muong Hoa Street, Sapa, Lào Cai Province.
  • Thanh Ha Hotel – Address: 033, Thac Bac Street, Sapa Town, Lào Cai Province.
  • Amazing Hotel Sapa – Address: Dong Loi Street, Sapa Town, Lào Cai Province.

What to See in Sapa Vietnam in November?

Watch white clouds on the mountaintop

Sapa Vietnam in November: A Romantic Song of Seasonal Change
Sapa Vietnam in November: A Romantic Song of Seasonal Change

In the early morning, do not miss the chance to hunt clouds and see the white cloud layers on the mountaintop! You can visit Ham Rong Mountain or Fansipan Mountain to admire the majestic landscapes in Sapa. Besides, you can check in and take a few beautiful photos to save the memories. Sapa Vietnam weather in November is quite convenient for hunting clouds. 

Admire the beauty of lavender flowers

Sapa Vietnam in November: A Romantic Song of Seasonal Change
Sapa Vietnam in November: A Romantic Song of Seasonal Change

Lavender flowers, or known as Lavendula angustifolia, often bloom vividly in Sapa in November. If you visit Sapa this time, you will have an opportunity to enjoy purple lavender gardens and fields, especially the lavender garden situated in front of Muong Hoa – a hot check-in spot for tourists traveling to Sapa.

Explore the wild beauty of Sapa waterfalls

Silver Waterfall Sapa - A Majestic Attraction in Vietnam
Silver Waterfall Sapa – A Majestic Attraction in Vietnam

In addition to lavender flowers and white clouds, Sapa also has a reputation for majestic waterfalls such as Silver Waterfall or Love Waterfall. Just about 10000 VND to 30000 VND, you can get tickets to go inside and see these waterfalls.

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What to Do in Sapa Vietnam in November?

Join hunting cloud activity

Hunting clouds is one of the most interesting activities when traveling to Sapa.  Fansipan Mountain, Ham Rong Mountain, and O Quy Ho Pass are the top sites to hunt clouds for travelers. Standing on the mountain peak, stunning landscapes with white dense clouds are waiting for you. Also, you will see the panoramic view of the forest and mountain of Sapa.

Drop in traditional markets in Sapa

Additionally, traditional markets are a must-visit destination for visitors to Sap. For example, you can get to Sapa Market to have an authentic experience. This market offers diverse products from typical brocade clothes to a bunch of famous local specialties. Besides, do not forget to try delicious ethnic cakes and buy some souvenirs as presents for your relatives at home!

Sapa Vietnam in November: A Romantic Song of Seasonal Change
Sapa Vietnam in November: A Romantic Song of Seasonal Change

Moreover, there are other markets like Cat Cat Market, and Bac Ha Market for tourists to discover. All of them sell and show many interesting things, so do not miss them!

Visit ethnic traditional villages in Sapa

In Sapa, if you do not visit ethnic villages, it will be a big loss for your trip. The best way to experience and gain more knowledge about culture, customs, and history in Sapa is to explore ancient villages here. There are Cat Cat Village – a very famous village in Sapa, Sin Chai Village, Ta Phin Village, and Tavan Village for you to visit.

Go trekking and conquer Fansipan mountain

Fansipan Mountian is the highest mountain in Vietnam and it is also famous for the name: The Roof of Indochina. Thousand of people annually go trekking and climb to the top of this mountain to feel free, admire Sapa beauty from the high location, and breathe the fresh air.

Sapa Vietnam in November: A Romantic Song of Seasonal Change
Sapa Vietnam in November: A Romantic Song of Seasonal Change

Moreover, this mountain has a place to check in on the peak, so if you visit Sapa, let’s conquer this mountain and show your victory to the world. Nevertheless, in case you are scared of heights and do not have enough physical condition to conquer Fansipan, you can try climbing and trekking in Ham Rong Mountain or Sapa Mountain. 

Try delectable local cuisines

Finally, do not forget to taste delicious local food in Sapa! Sapa has a variety of traditional food! For instance, Thang Co – a dish cooked with horse meat, is a top must-try specialty in the city of fog. Furthermore, grilled plates like grilled sturgeon or grilled lamb are also well-known here. Or you can try Sturgeon Fish Hotpot and Com Lam to warm up your body to avoid the cool air in Sapa.

Travel Tips to Sapa Vietnam in November

Sapa Vietnam in November: A Romantic Song of Seasonal Change
Sapa Vietnam in November: A Romantic Song of Seasonal Change

Here are some concise tips for visiting Sapa in November:

  • You should remember to wear packed layers and waterproof clothes because the temperature will drop below 10°C at night. Plus, fog is common in the early morning.
  • You had better wear hiking boots and consider poles for muddy, rocky trails.
  • The best time for hiking is after 9-10 am for scenic morning rice terrace views in the mist. Moreover, the weekdays are the ideal time for traveling to Sapa to avoid domestic crowds on weekends/holidays.
  • You should stay hydrated, and bring sun-protect items such as a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen due to altitude.
  • Cash is king rurally. Although ATMs are available in Sapa town, however, the number of ATMs is limited. You would rather bring more cash to avoid unexpected situations.
  • November is the high season for traveling, so let’s book popular treks/transport via hotel in advance!
  • You can download and use a translation app when visiting remote ethnic villages.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Sun Getaways Travel has just shared you with the details about Sapa Vietnam in November. In general, November is a suitable time for everyone visiting Sapa. From the article, you can find all the information about things to do, where to live, and the weather Sapa Vietnam in November. We hope you will arrange the best schedule for your Sapa trip when reading this post.

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