I couldn't have imagined doing Sapa solo/without a guide. And Soso (Sinh's sister) was fantastic. Her spirit was positive and uplifting. She had relationships with the homestay owners and you could tell. The second night's homestay was particularly special - warm and friendly; a truly authentic experience. If I were to do it all over again, I might have gone with the 2D1N option - but that might be because of the heat! It was a grueling trek that's not for the faint of heart. But I'm better for having done it! Thanks Sinh and Soso!
If you’re after adventure, this is the hike for you.
First off being in Sa Pa is absolutely beautiful and to be with Sinh, a local who’s been leading tours for years now and is very knowledgeable about the landscape and culture was great. He’s a very kind guy who wants to show you the best experience possible.
The homestay, especially the first night is great, big dinner and breakfast that’s included. Make sure to bring some cash because along the way local women will try and sell you crafts, they weren’t too big of a nuisance though and they are also very kind so getting something off them helps them a lot.
BRING GOOD SHOES/BOOTS. It rains A LOT in Sapa and it can get quite muddy and wet so good shoes is a must. And as long as you have an umbrella you should be good with the rain.
It’s a great tour, Sinh does a fantastic job but the route can be a little dangerous though but if you’re up for whatever comes you way and have an adventurous spirit I highly recommend this tour.
I would highly recommend taking a trek with Sinh. As a solo female traveler I trusted Sinh and felt safe on his trek. Sinh is a funny, kind adventurous guy who has a true passion for where he grew up and is so excited to share it with you. Trekking through the rice fields in the villages outside of Sapa is a truly amazing experience. The beauty was like nothing I had ever seen. Sinh is knowledgeable on the life and history of the villages, plants, animals and all things involving Sapa. If you’re looking to learn about the area, experience a unique adventure with a local guide and work hard while doing so, this trek is for you!
I did 2days trekking at Sapa with Sinh. It was a light and easy trekking we did due to raining and the road was so muddy. It was unfortunate due to rain and the view was so cloudy. Sinh is a good local guide and...More
This was a really great experience, going on a local trek with Sinh through the majestic and wondrous area around Sapa. Sinh is a truly thoughtful, knowledgeable and positive host who encouraged questions. I took that encouragement to heart and probably asked dozens of questions...More
- Cadence L
Sinh is a really passionate guy who’s more than happy to share his experiences and cultural knowledge with you - it was very interesting learning the different ethnic tribes living in the villages surrounding Sapa. Sinh was also very accommodating to have met me earlier...More
- Paula E
Sometimes when traveling it is difficult to receive an authentic and true experience when going with a guide, but with Sinh it is truly going on an adventure with a long time friend. He was able to accommodate the trip and make it even more...More
I was so bloody happy to supppry Sinh as a member of the Black H’mong. Many guiding experiences do not benefit the local villages due to foreign ownership. Sinh connected me with other locals and was so fun to run down the trails with. If...More