In this tour, Trekkingtoursapa’s guide will take you to visit 5 different villages of the Hmong, Giay and Red Dao ethnic minorities.
The tour will give you the chance to enjoy fantastic mountain landscapes as well as to see Sapa’s biggest river and valley. You will also see the famous rice terrace fields and learn more about the culture, customs, and traditions of the three main different ethnic minorities in Sapa.
Our tour guide will also introduce you to Hmong’s unique marriage traditions, rice fields, work and house building techniques, and much more!
01. Adventurous mountain trekking up to 1.800 m above sea level.
03. 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.
04. Enjoy visiting the bamboo forests as well as Vietnam’s most famous rice terraces – ideal photo shooting scenery.
06. Meet good people and eat good foods.
The tour starts at 9 am. Our local guide will meet you at your hotel in Sapa Town or in front of the local main church.
After a brief introduction, you will be taken 2km down to Cat Cat’s road, a well-known village of the Hmong minority. From there, you will be reaching the hanging bridge of Muong Hoa river and then continue uphill into the mountains and through a bamboo forest.
From there, you will get the chance to admire some of the biggest and most beautiful rice terraces in Vietnam as well as enjoy the majestic mountain view on top of the Hoang Lien Son mountain.
You will then head down to Y Linh Ho village and have lunch at a small, traditional restaurant ran by a local Hmong family.
After lunch, we will make our way to Lao Chai, where is Hmong village – one of the oldest and largest Hmong communities in the area.
From Lao Chai, we will walk to Ta Van Village, where we will stay overnight, mostly inhabited by the Giay and Hmong ethnic minorities. If it is the right time of the year, you can see the people planting rice or harvesting it. We will teach you all about the differences between ethnic minority groups.
You will then have some time to rest, take a hot shower, and get ready for your dinner – if you want, you will also have the chance to take part in an informal cooking class with the host for dinner!
Enjoy a cup of hot coffee or tea and discover your homestay’s surrounding area and the nearby rice fields. After breakfast, you will be retaken uphill into the mountain till the waterfalls of Giang Ta Chai.
You will then enter the Red Dao area where, together with your local guide, you will learn more in detail about their culture and daily life.
After a short visit at a Red Dao family, you will then head back to the waterfalls by taking an alternative trail and across a second hanging bridge.
You will then have your lunch in Giang Ta Chai village at a small, local restaurant run by a Hmong family. After the break, our bus will be waiting for you, and you will then head back to Sapa Town.
(The tour will end at about 15:00 in Sapa town, so you can book a bus back to Hanoi or somewhere after that)
This is optional and will not include in the tour price.
Bus from Hanoi <=> Sapa, It takes about 6 hours. If you arrive at Sapa early, the bus will let you sleep until 5 AM.
The Cabin Sleeper Bus and Single Cabin Sleeper Bus are private, but if you are taller than 1m7, you might consider the Sleeper Bus because you can adjust the bed, making you more comfortable. However, if you want private, the other 2 options would be best.
Once we receive your booking, we will confirm and send you the bus tickets.
You can see the little Badge Text on the image below for more details about which bus to choose.
A Cabin Sleeper Bus/42USD/way: This is a cabin with 2 small beds that you can sleep 2 people. If you are a couple or want to make it private, this is the best choice (you can see it in the image).
A single cabin sleeper bus/22USD/way: This is a single cabin with 1 bed that you can sleep with 1 person (Meaning: 1 person/ 1 single cabin). If you are one person and want to make your bus trip private, nothing is better than this option (you can see it in the image).
Sleeper bus/17USD/way: This is a single bed (not private) that you can sleep with 1 person (you can see it in the image).
The times below apply to all bus types.
Pick Up Ha Noi <=6hours=> Arrive Sapa
Pick Up Sapa <=6hours=> Arrive Hanoi
USD90 : One person
USD150 : 2 people($75/per person)
USD210 : 3 people(70USD/per person)
USD260: 4 people(65USD/per person)
USD300: 5 people(60USD/per person)
USD330: 6 people(55USD/per person)
USD364: 7 people(52USD/per person)
USD416: 8 people(52USD/per person)
USD468: 9 people(52USD/per person)
USD520: 10 people(52USD/per person)
(In case you have 1 - 3 people)
USD70/person : A group of 2 - 6 people
How it works?
* We will let you know a day before the tour starts about 'how many people will join you on the day.'
* Extra charge USD10 (pay later), if nobody joins you on the departure day, then your tour will be one private (only one person)
*But if you are above 2 people and you still want to make a group tour, there will NOT extra charge if nobody joins you on departure the day.
In your hotel in Sapa or Sapa center
♦️ 1 breakfast + 2 lunches + 1 dinner
♦️ 1-night accommodation (homestay)
♦️ Village entry fees
♦️ English speaking guide
♦️ 1 big bottle of water/per person
♦️ Transport back to Sapa after the end of the tour in villages
♦️ Personal travel insurance
♦️ Extra drinks during hiking (e.g., bottled water or beer)
♦️ Waterproof Jacket - Prepare in case of bad weather.
♦️ Comfortable clothes - Use while trekking, especially in summer
♦️ Mosquito repellent
♦️ Cash for additional purchases - You might want to buy some local traditional products or your drink at homestays.
♦️ Trekking shoes - Good shoes are OK, but trekking is the best.
♦️ A Jacket - Use when you do this tour in winter (The temperature is about 6 -10 °C in winter)
🔉*Bonuses: If you have a hotel in Sapa, I highly recommend you leave your luggage there, if you don't have a hotel in Sapa you can leave your luggage with us once we meet you at Sapa Church at 9 AM and the shower is available after the tour
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
Lower price and FUNE
If you are looking to save money, a group tour is definitely the best way to do that
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
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.
Get the real Sa Pa Experience.
Ethical Tribal Visits
Preserving the culture of the H’mong and other ethnic minority peoples.
See the beauty of Sapa and help to preserve its beauty for generations to come.
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