From Sapa to Ta Van, you can take taxi (200,000 dong/way), motorcycle (100,000 dong/pax), or shuttle bus (50,000 dong/pax). You should contact your host first as they know where the pick-up + drop-off location of shuttle bus is OR if it operates the day you arrive or not.
Renting a motorbike is necessary to explore Sapa like a local. Though the road looks horrible, it brought a brand-new experience to all of us who rode on that damn bumpy road. It was also hilarious to see other travelers showing the same facial expression, “Wtf are we riding on? Would this road ever be fixed?”
Riding around villages and to Sapa, you will see a number of serene landscapes as well as the tribe’s daily activity which sure will make your trip unforgettable.
Most hotels and homestays provide this rental service. In peak season, reserve one in advance.
Price: ` 120,000 dong/ bike/ day (*A day is calculated by one whole day from morning til night, not 24h from the time you rent it til same time next day)