Muong Hoa Valley Trek With Homestay Experience - 4D3N
In this tour you will be taken by our experienced local guide across 8 different villages of the Hmong, Giay, Tay and Red Dao local ethnic minorities.
Enjoy Sapa’s breath-taking natural landscapes, main rivers and valleys while learning about the culture, customs and traditions of the 3 main local ethnic minorities of the region.
Let yourself be surprised – don’t miss the chance to learn first-hand about Hmong’s unique marriage traditions, rice field work techniques, traditional house rituals and much more!
Duration: 4 days trekking Sapa
Departure date: Everyday
Departure time: flexible between 8.30 am – 9.30 am
Physical activity: Moderate to challenging
Location: Small traditional villages
Travel Style: Cultural immersion and active adventure
- Private tour only in Sapa. Cheaper price: small groups of 5 people.
- Trekking tours off the beaten tracks
- Local guide (Black Hmong ethnic minority)
- Genuine homestay experience with authentic, local food
- Main attractions and points of interest include Vietnam’s rice terraces, bamboo forest, mountain trekking up to 1.800 meters above sea level
Day 1: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai Ta Van (15 km or 6.5 hours)
The tour starts at 9am. 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 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 the break, you will make it to Ta Van, a village of the famous Giay minority, where you will be welcomed by your local host family. 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 to an informal cooking class!
Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Sapa (12 km or 5 hours)
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 taken again 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 details 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 ran by a Hmong family. After the break, we will make our way to Su Pan, a village of Black Hmong minority. And then continue walking to the Ban Ho village, where you will meet 3 ethnic minorities such as Red Dao, Tay and Black Hmong. We will be welcoming by a Tay family and check in at their family. You will then have time to rest, take a hot shower and wait for your dinner.
Day 3: Ban Ho – Nam Tong – Mai Son – Thanh Phu (3km around 6 hours)
After a nice breakfast in Ban Ho we continue walking 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 head. We will then follow a buffalo trail through sprawling rice terraces, taking in the spectacular views of Halong National Park as we make our way to My Son village. Here you can meet the Xa Pho minority, one of the smallest tribes in the Sapa area. We will spend the night in the village of Thanh Phu, where you enjoy local food and a warm bed in a Tay minority stilt house.
Day 4: Thanh Phu – Ban Ho – Sapa (6km around 4 hours)
We will start Day 4 with a filling breakfast, after which we walk from Thanh Phu back to Ban Ho by a different route, following the Muong Hoa River. It is an easy but beautiful route to wind down from the last three days, and it will give you the chance to absorb as much of the remaining scenery as possible. There will also be a chance to swim in the river if the weather is good (or even if it’s not if you are brave!). Transport will be waiting in Ban Ho to take you back to Sapa for a well deserved rest!
- Person: US$165 (private tour)
- 2 people: US$160/per person (private tour)
- 3 – 5 people and more: US$155/ per person (A small group or your private group)
- From your hotel in Sa Pa or in font of Sapa main Church.
# Drop Off
- In your hotel in Sapa or Sapa center
# Things to bring
- Trekking shoes
- Waterproof jacket
- Mosquito repellent
- Comfortable clothes
# The tour will include
- 3 breakfast + 4 lunches + 3 dinner
- 3 night accommodation (homestay)
- Village entry fees
- 1 big bottle of water
- Transport back to Sapa
# The tour will NOT include
- Personal travel insurance
- Extra drinks (e.g. bottled water or beer) at homestay
# Cancellation Policy
- 7+ days prior tour start date: 100% reimbursement of the tour price (no cancellation charges)
- 6 to 2 day prior tour start date: 25% reimbursement of the tour price
- 1 day prior or same day of tour start date: no reimbursement
Our Customers Say
Gorgeous, gorgeous views throughout the trip with a really friendly and knowledgeable guide! Sinh was awesome 🙂 The trek is for sure moderate to challenging so make sure to give yourself the next day to relax. Also, if it rains the day before, there's lots...More
Great communication with agency. Guide was hands on, showed great knowledge of the area. Paid close attention to his customers and conditions during trekking. Spoke fairly good English. Would highly recommend!
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
Muong Hoa Valley Trek With Homestay Experience – 4D3N
Trekking Tour Sapa owned by a team of Hmong ethnic minority 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 our companies may not be able to provide