In this tour, you will be taken by our experienced local guide across 5 different villages of the Hmong, Giay and Red Dao local ethnic minorities.
Enjoy Sapa’s breath-taking natural landscapes, principal rivers, and valleys while learning about the culture, customs, and traditions of the three main local ethnic minorities of the region and homestay experience.
Let yourself be surprised – don’t miss the chance to learn first-hand about Hmong’s unique marriage traditions, rice fieldwork techniques, traditional house rituals, and much more!
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. Get to see the famous and biggest rice terrace fields in Vietnam, the biggest river and valley in Sapa.
06. Local tour guide, experienced specialist.
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 the 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, we will make our way to Su Pan, a community of the Black Hmong minority. And then continue walking to the Ban Ho village, where you will meet three ethnic minorities such as Red Dao, Tay, and Black Hmong.
A Tay family and check-in will welcome us to their family.
You will then have time to rest, take a hot shower, and wait for your dinner.
After an excellent breakfast in Ban Ho, we continue trekking to the village Nam Toong, about 3km from Ban Ho.
In this village, you can learn everything about the Red Dzao minority that lives here. The Red Dzao are famous for the red scarfs they wear on their heads.
After visiting Nam Toong, we walk back to Ban Ho, where we will have lunch.
After lunch, transportation will be waiting for you to bring you back to Sapa. End of the tour.
From your hotel in Sa Pa or in front of Sapa’s main Church.
In your hotel in Sapa or Sapa center
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
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
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.