Sapa Valley Trek and Homestay Experience

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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.

Things you will experience in this tour: hiking up to the mountain view to see the panorama view, then downhill to villages to learn about the local cultures, see the best of Sapa has to offer like: rice terrace fields, traditional village, waterfalls, and bamboo forest, and experience local homestay and good foods and even more.

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!

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. Get to see the famous and biggest rice terrace fields in Vietnam, the biggest river and valley in Sapa.

03. Trekking tours off the beaten tracks.
04. Genuine homestay experience with authentic, local food.
05. Main attractions and points of interest include Vietnam’s rice terraces, bamboo forest, mountain trekking up to 1.800 meters above sea level.

06. Local tour guide, experienced specialist.


Day 1: Mountain Views And Villages Trek (14km ~ 5.5 hours)

In the morning at 9 am. Trekkingtoursapa’s guide will meet you at your hotel in Sapa or at our office 09 Thac Bac Road

After a short introduction, it will take 1km uphill on a small trail to the mountain views where you will get to see the Fansipan mountain 3.143 m, highest in Indochina and see all of Sapa town. 

From here, you will get to see the famous and most significant rice terrace fields in Vietnam (in Muong Hoa valley) as well as see the most significant river and valley in Sapa. 

After enjoying the beautiful landscape, we will continue our way on mountainside down to Hang Da, a village of Black Hmong minority. 

The tour will give you the chance to see some animals such as buffalos, cores, pigs. And then we will have lunch at a small restaurant run by a local family. 

After lunch, we will make our way on a little road down to Hau Thao, a village of Black Hmong ethnic minority. 

Here you will see the local’s daily life if it’s the right time you will get to see the local people are working on the fields such as harvesting or planting rice. 

We will be warm welcoming by the Black Hmong family at their homestay in Hau Thao village. 

You will then have time to rest, take a hot shower, and wait for your dinner.

Day 2: Rice Terraced Fields, Waterfall And Bamboo Forest (15 km or 6 hours)

Enjoy a cup of hot coffee or tea and discover your homestay’s surrounding area and the nearby rice fields. 

After breakfast, we will walk to Su Pan, a community of the Black Hmong minority.

Next, you will be retaken uphill into the mountain to 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 to a Red Dao family, you will head back to the waterfalls by taking an alternative trail across a second hanging bridge. 

You will then have your lunch in Giang Ta Chai village at a small, local restaurant a Hmong family runs. 

After the break, we will cross the bamboo forest and go to Ta Van village, a community of the Black Hmong and Giay minorities.

We will then stay in Ta Van with local Black Hmong Homestay.

Day 3: Trekking Through Rice Terraced Fields (about 10 KM)

After having a nice breakfast, we will then start our thirt day trekking to Lao chai, Y Linh Ho.

We will arrive in Lao Chai, From there, you will be reaching the hanging bridge of Muong Hoa river and then continue uphill into the mountains

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 having lunch, we will then walk about 1.5 km to a place that a car will waiting us and bring us back to Sapa town (your hotel). End Of the tour.

(The tour will end at about 14 – 15:00 in Sapa town, so you can book a bus back to Hanoi or somewhere after that)

Bus From Hanoi to Sapa (Optionnal)

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

06:30, 13:30, 21:30 (at 5 P. Trần Nguyên Hãn) ⇔ Arive (at 436 Đường Điện Biên Phủ)

13:30, 16:00, 22:00 (at 436 Đường Điện Biên Phủ) ⇔ Arive (at 5 P. Trần Nguyên Hãn)

Good to know

Price for a private tour

USD150 : One person
USD260 : 2 people(130USD/per person)
USD375 : 3 people(125USD/per person)
USD492: 4 people(123USD/per person)
USD600: 5 people(120USD/per person)
USD690: 6 people(115USD/per person)
USD798: 7 people(114USD/per person)
USD896: 8 people(112USD/per person)
USD990: 9 people(110USD/per person)
USD1100: 10 people(110USD/per person)

Price for a group tour

(In case you have 1 - 3 people)
USD125/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.

Pick Up

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

Drop Off

In your hotel in Sapa or Sapa center

The tour will include

♦️ 2 breakfast + 3 lunches + 2 dinner
♦️ 2-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

The tour will NOT include

♦️ Personal travel insurance
♦️ Extra drinks during hiking (e.g., bottled water or beer)
♦️ Tips

Things you should bring

♦️ 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)
♦️ Sunscreen

Our convenience & note

🔉*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

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

How A Group Tour Works

It’s a great way to meet people The tour offers the chance to meet new friends and acquaintances, in some cases, from all over the globe

Lower price and FUNE
If you are looking to save money, a group tour is definitely the best way to do that

We make it FUN and SAFE
Travelling alone can be a little daunting. There are many people who feel the pull of last-minute solo holidays. With new friends, you will feel happier and time will pass faster.
All of the details are sorted out for you!
Whether you are travelling alone, or simply prefer the convenience of not having to spend an age online deciding where to stay and which route to take, group travel tours can be a complete lifesaver

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.

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.

Book Your Private Trek Online

When Would You Like To Start The Tour?

(9AM - 10AM only)
(Bellow 8 years old)

Bus Hanoi <=> Sapa (Optional)

06:30, 13:30, 21:30 - Only
13:30, 16:00, 22:00 - Only
  • Total: $0

10 Reviews

Etienne B
Etienne B
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The trek we did me and my friend with Sinh was absolutely fabulous. We walked 3 days/2 nights trought the beautiful landscapes and mountains around Sapa. Sinh is a wonderful guide and person. He loves what he does. The homestays were great and the food delicious. So, if you want to discover Sapa region, do it with Sinh, you will love your experience.
Jp Sonny S
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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.
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I have been traveling South East Asia for 6 months, Vietnam for over 4 months and this was one of my best experiences so far. We started in the south and I have found that this country just gets more and more beautiful the further north we go. I had seen pictures of Sapa and knew I wanted to take my daughter when she came to visit. I usually avoid guided tours and prefer to do things alone, finding my own way. But I was really keen to learn about the Hmong ethnic minority so I decided to book a trek. That's when I found Sinh, and I'm so very glad I did! Sinh was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. I had so many questions before I booked with him and he patiently and professionally answered them all. The whole experience was absolutely magical. We were a group of 12 and right from the beginning we all bonded so well. The trekking was amazing, the sights, the sounds, and the people. The homestays that Sinh had arranged for us were such beautiful little relaxing retreats after long days trekking, the food was authentic, so tasty and plentiful … and the apple rice wine … wow! Sinh is part of the H’mong ethnic minority, and his English is fantastic which meant that we all got to learn so much about the culture, the people and the land. It was amazing to learn so much about all we were seeing and the daily lives of the people. Sinh's a wonderfully warm person. Very friendly and great fun, his enthusiasm is infectious. Thank you so much Sinh, your knowledge, positive energy, and warm personality made the tour so much more than we could have expected. I can't recommend highly enough !!!
Jp F
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We enjoyed the trek with Sinh and his brother. We hiked through corn fields, went over barbed wire fences, crossed streams and balanced our way across muddy rice terraces. Our shoes were dirty compared to other tourists taking tours from other companies... and that's exactly what we were looking for. Thank you Sinh (and baby brother) for the fun experience. Tip: Wear trekking shoes with good grip!
Ryan Tevebaugh
Ryan Tevebaugh
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We just finished the 3 day / 2 night trekking tour with Sinh and it was awesome!! Highlight of our trip so far. He is an experienced guide and is extremely genuine so it’s easy to becomes friends fast. He does a really good job communicating the trip plan and schedule each day so you feel your in good hands the whole time. The food and homestays were both very good as well! He also will teach you about his family, the plant and animal life, and the different ethnic minorities that call Sapa home along the way. I highly recommend his tour company to anyone that wants to avoid the crowds and experience the amazing views and villages around Sapa. Tips: buy rain boots in town as the trails are very muddy in the winter, pack some snacks or buy some along the way to carry you between the provided meals (which were really good)
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Sinh is an extremely friendly person who I would definitely recommend meeting. He was knowledgable and accommodating. We booked a day trek with him and asked about transportation. He arranged for a shuttle to pick up the six of us at Lao Cai train station and take us to our hotel. Thing is .. we booked the wrong week! We booked a week later than we arrived. We sent a message to Sinh at 6:00 AM when we arrived at the train station the morning of our intended trek day. He was understanding and luckily, was free for a tour. We had to arrange alternative transportation because it was last second and we were already at the train station. Sinh met us at our hotel promptly at 9 AM. He brought us each a bottle of water and explained the route he would be taking us on. He examined our footwear to make sure they were appropriate for the trek. Along the trek, he made the effort to have some conversation with each person in the group. He was there to help us when we seemed stuck on the trail. He arranged for lunch part way through the hike which was pretty good. He also had a shuttle pick us up when we were done trekking to take us back to our hotel. It took us about 6ish hours to complete the trek. Time will depend on how fast your group moves. This was a great experience at a brand new place. Sinh definitely helped make it great. Thank you, Sinh!!
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Sinh is one of the friendliest persons I’ve ever met. Always with a bright smile, he told us everything important about the area, vegetation, history and the people living in Sa Pa. My favourite moment during our tour was the visit in his family. Sinh explained us a lot things about his ethnic minority and the work in the rice fields. I was really impressed and became so emotional about the stories, that I had to think about this conversation the next days. (Honestly, it was a lifechanging moment for me.) Sinh, thank you for everything. We could never find a better guide than you and I am so thankful to meet you. See you, when I will come back to Vietnam.
John Doe
John Doe
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The trek was a challenging and an overall exciting experience. We went across a path that was least travelled.The guide was well informed and went a steady pleasant pace. Really loved every aspect of it.
Kim S
Kim S
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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 about the countryside, the flora and fauna, the Hmong people of this area and even about how he met his beautiful and gracious wife who accompanied us on the trek. I would highly recommend Sinh as a guide and his trek as an amazing experience.
James Brook
James Brook
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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!

Book Your Private Trek Online

When Would You Like To Start The Tour?

From USD125/person

(9AM - 10AM only)
(Bellow 8 years old)

Bus Hanoi <=> Sapa (Optional)

06:30, 13:30, 21:30 - Only
13:30, 16:00, 22:00 - Only
  • Total: $0
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