Waterfall, Cau May (Cau May Waterfall)
Waterfall, Cau May (Cau May Waterfall, also Quy Khach) is located in the valley of Minh Hoa (Muong Hoa Valley) about 11 kilometers from Sapa. This is even more a rapids than a waterfall, especially in the dry season, when the rivers are being depleted and it turns into a weak trickle running down the rock. However, it is the most popular and most visited waterfall in the valley, and one of the must-see spots by tourists during trekking, Ming Hoa. Usually there ends a two-day trekking along the valley and after relaxing by the waterfall in the lobby to the main road and drive back to the city.
Next to Cau May have a small pool where you can wash your shoes after passing through the fields. The best view from a small wooden bridge, but it is private and paid, and if you go at it, then there will be people who will charge you 5 to 10 thousand VND. And yet, when you go along the trail towards the main road, you will cross the river via suspension bridge (free).
🕐 Time of work: round the clock
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free, but entrance to the valley of Minh Hoa needs to pay 40,000 Dong (223.73 RUB, see all about the money of Vietnam and the exchange rate).
🚶 How to get there: the waterfall is located 11 kilometers from Sapa in the valley of Minh Hoa (the waterfall on the map). Usually it is visited with a guided tour or independently while trekking through the valley (see about trekking in Sapa). But with a strong desire to reach it and transport. The locals are some trails manage to drive right up to it on a motorbike, but much more interesting to do the last part of the path through the fields on foot, then you get a kind of mini-trekking. For this you need to go from Sapa on the road TL152 through the valley, and stop in front of the waterfall (it is well visible from the road, but far away) near the elementary school. Here transport will need to leave along the road or paid Parking near the cafe, and then down to the river and the waterfall by walking along a path a little more than one kilometer.