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Photography Trek & Homestay Experience (1D/1N)

2 reviews
5/5
  • 1 day with 1 night experience
  • Moderate to challenging
  • Cultural immersion & active adventure
  • Mountains, valley, rice fields & villages
  • ​Private tours
  • Vegan-friendly

Just wait until you see Sapa during the “Golden Hour.” One of our experienced guides will take you to get the Instagram-worthy shot on a trek through some of Sapa’s most beautiful sites and scenery. 

You’ll enjoy a one-night stay at a traditional homestay of the Black Hmong minority people and enjoy a night of a more simple life in the Muong Hoa Valley, just outside the bustle of Sapa’s lively center.

Customize your experience with options for featured locales and morning or afternoon departures. 

You might decide to stay 1-night at the homestay first and then do 1-day trekking or do 1-day trekking first and then take 1-night homestay experience. 

Sapa has a different side during sunset and sunrise. 

The tour will give you the chance to experience in the local family life, with ongoing activities like cooking some Vietnamese foods or meeting your welcoming hosts.

Trekking Tour Sapa’s guide will take you to the Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range (The Tail of the Himalayas) and Fansipan, the roof of Indochina standing tall at 3,143m above the level sea. 

From here, you will get to see the panorama view of Muong Hoa Valley as well as see the beautiful landscape of rice fields. 

We will be visiting five individual villages, four ethnic minorities across the valley and learn first hand of their cultures, and visit Sapa’s famous rice paddy terraces and bamboo forests.

Reasons to book this experience

01. A local private guide: A Local guide in a private tour only get your needs focused, and has enough time to answer all your questions.

02. 1-night stay at homestay and experience the daily life of the Black Hmong minority (Join in cooking).
03. 1-day trekking in villages – Hoang Lien Son mountain range trekking up to 1.850 m above sea level.

04. Get to see the famous and biggest rice terrace fields in Vietnam, the biggest river and valley in Sapa (Muong Hoa).

05. Meeting the country’s most representative animals such as the water buffalo.

06. Visit to 4 villages and 3 different ethnic minorities villages in Sapa.

Itinerary

1 Night at Homestay in Ta Van Hmong village

Sa Pa – Homestay in Ta Van

Trekkingtoursapa’s guide will meet you at your hotel in Sapa town or in front of Sapa’s main church (at your owner’s times). 

After a short introduction, we will take a private Taxi to Ta Van, a village of both Black Hmong and Giay minority where a Black Hmong family and check-in will welcome us at their homestay. 

You will then have time to rest, take a hot shower, and prepare for joining in cooking Vietnamese foods such as make spring rolls and much more!

1-Day trekking to the beautiful landscape of rice terraces and mountain views

Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Hau Thao – Sa Pa (14km around 5.5 – 6 hours)

In the morning, at 9:30 am. After have breakfast at the homestay, we will taken the trekking on a small path uphill to the Hoang Lien Son mountain range – high around 1.850m above level sea, where you will get to see the panorama views of Muong Hoa valley and see to the beautiful landscape of rice terrace fields as well as to see all of the villages in the Muong Hoa valley. 

We will then be making our way downhill to the Giang Ta Chai waterfall (faraway touristy area, non-touristy) Where you will enjoy the stream’s babble and jungle’s sounds. 

After taking a short rest, we will continue the trekking to homes of the Red Dao minority are, a small hamlet of Giang Ta Chai village, where our guide will show you differentiate between the three ethnic minorities in Sapa. 

After a visit to Red Dao Homes, we will continue our way to the Su Pan village and have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will make our way to Hau Thao, a community of the Black Hmong minority. 

On the way, our tour guide will also introduce you to Hmong’s unique marriage traditions, rice fields, work and house building techniques, and much more! 

We will then walk straight to the Homestay ( Ta Van village). After you take a hot shower at the Hmong’s homestay, a car or taxi will be waiting to bring you back to Sapa.

Good to know

Price details

Sapa Photography hike and experience homestay

Pickup

From your hotel in Sa Pa or in front of Sapa main Church.

Drop Off

In your hotel in Sapa or Sapa center

The tour will include

  • Lunch(1), dinner(1), breakfast(1), a night at homestay
  • Village entry fees
  • 1 small bottle of water
  • English speaking guide
  • Transport back to Sapa

The tour will NOT include

  • Personal travel insurance
  • Extra drinks (e.g. bottled water or beer) on the way
  • Tips

Things you should bring

  • Trekking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent

Our convenience & note

01. If you have a big bag or a big suitcase, no worries. I have a store in Sapa where you can leave your luggage when you arrive as well as take a shower before you leave Sapa. Then you can bring a small bag while trekking.

02.  We can arrange a bus or train for you from Hanoi – Sapa and back Hanoi. If you need any helps with the service, please contact us for more information.

03. The tour starts at 9 am, ends at around 3 pm

How Private Tour Works

Personal Travel Specialist
Dedicated travel specialist

Handpicked Accommodation (Homestay)
Best location & price

Flexible Meal Plan
Tickle your taste buds

Private Guide and Car
Hassle-free tour experience

Adjust the physical activity
We can adjust the difficulty of all of our hikes to your wishes and abilities.

Responsive Customer Service
24/7 care

Cancellation Policy

7+ days prior tour start date: 100% reimbursement of the tour price (no cancellation charges)

6 to 2-days prior tour start date: 25% reimbursement of the tour price

1 day prior or same day of tour start date: no reimbursement

Why Us?

Trekking Tour Sapa owned by a team of Hmong ethnic minorities in Sapa. We use our local knowledge to create hiking, trekking, and motorbike tours for those wanting to discover the best and most beautiful areas of Sapa. We were born and raised in this region which helps us to show you places that many companies else may not be able to provide.

Locally & Minority Owned
Benefiting the local Black H’mong and neighboring ethnic tribal people.

Authentic
Get the real Sa Pa Experience.

Ethical Tribal Visits
Preserving the culture of the H’mong and other ethnic minority peoples.

Ecological
See the beauty of Sapa and help to preserve its beauty for generations to come.

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2 Reviews

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5/5
JP SONNY S
JP SONNY S
July 2019
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We did a very nice 1 day rice field trekking tour with Sinh and his brother. Beginning of the tour was quite challeging but very fun. We got lot of information about the rice fields, area and the minority people. Lunch and sone water was included. Make sure you have good hiking shoes and some clothing for rain.
James Brook
James Brook
May 2019
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I was Invited to go to Sapa and enjoy the trip organized by Sinh. Expecting nothing as I had heard so many review on how Sapa is boring, I was shocked and amazed by the scenery of Sapa Sinh showed us through the tour. All the terraced rice field, the H’mong children smile, the sky, the cloud and much more than that totally rocks my mind. I am 100% sure that this is the Sapa I was looking for. Natural, untouched, beautiful and ... I guess you will have to discover that by yourself with Sinh (don’t wanna be a spoiler). Pls come and enjoy! Sinh is so far the best Sapa tour guide you need while staying in Sapa! Thank you Sinh, wish you and your family all the best wishes in the future!
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