Sapa Valley Trek and Homestay Experience - 4 Days

Sapa Valley Trek and Homestay Experience - 4 Days
Tour Itinerary

Sapa Valley Trek and Homestay Experience - 4 Days. 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 fieldwork techniques, traditional house rituals, and much more!

Day 1: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (15 km or 6.5 hours) ( L ,D )

The tour starts at 8:30 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 the 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 run by a local Hmong family. After the break, you will make it to Ta Van, a village of the famous Giay minority, where your local host family will welcome you. 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!

Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Ban Ho (12 km or 5 hours) ( B , L , D )

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 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 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 the 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.

Day 3: Ban Ho – Nam Tong – My Son – Thanh Phu (3km around 6 hours) ( B, L, D )

After an excellent 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 scarves they wear on their heads. We will then follow a buffalo trail through sprawling rice terraces, taking in the spectacular views of Hoang Lien 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) ( B , L )

We will start the last day trekking 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! End the tour at your hotel or Sapa centra church.


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Tour price: Contact us

Group size: 2 to 40 hikers

Join in group tour departure date: Sunday weekly

Tour Cost Includes:

  • Meals in tours: L = Lunch, D = Dinner, B = Breakfast
  • Lunch in Midway restaurant/City Restaurant or Pack Lunch
  • Accommodation - Homestay - 3 nights
  • Pick up AC vehicle ( Bus, + Truck for the group )
  • English speaking Local Guide - Cum trekking guide
  • Fresh Fruits/Snacks (Only trekking part)
  • Unlimited filter water during trekking (Only trekking part)
  • Entrance fees and permissions
  • Driver Allowance
  • Toll and Parking charges
  • 10% Government Taxe

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Other personal expenses
  • Accommodation in Sapa
  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Travel insurance
  • Any Hard and Soft Drinks with meals
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