Multi-day trip

2-Day Trekking Tour in Sa Pa with Homestay by Limousine

3.9 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour
Multi-day trip

2-Day Trekking Tour in Sa Pa with Homestay by Limousine

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour

From US$ 96 per person

Trek through the terraced rice fields and bamboo forests of the Hoang Lien Son mountains and Muong Hoa valley on a 2-day tour from Hanoi. Spend the night at a homestay of the ethnic minority people and get some time to explore Sa Pa.

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Duration 10 hours - 2 days
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  • Spend the night at a mountain homestay in Ta Van village
  • Meet the different ethnic minority groups of Sa Pa
  • Learn about traditional culture and see local activities
  • Trek through the terraced rice fields and bamboo forests of Muong Hoa valley
Full description
Learn about the ethnic minority people of Vietnam on a 2-day trek through the Hoang Lien Son mountains. Spend the night at a homestay and more. Day 1: Hanoi – Sa Pa (L, D) Journey towards Lao Cai past rice fields and peaceful scenery. Arrive in Sa Pa and take a walking tour to visit the local market and meet ethnic minority Black H’mong and Red Zao people in their traditional costumes. Trek through the Muong Hoa valley after lunch. Brave the suspension bridge to Y Linh Ho village, where you can watch the H’mong people go about their daily lives. Continue up the mountain to Lao Chai village, and then check into your homestay, where you can learn about the mountain life of the Dzay ethnic minority people.  Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Sa Pa – Hanoi (B, L) Trek from Ta Van village and see the terraced rice fields, small hamlets and bamboo forests of the Hoang Lien Son mountains. Continue to the Red Zao village of Giang Ta Chai and get beautiful views of the Muong Hoa River. Continue uphill to visit a handicraft center in Hau Thao village, where the H’mong and Zao women gather to exchange skills. Meet the children and teachers of a local school before driving back to Sa Pa. Get some free time to explore the market and town center before taking the bus back to Hanoi.
  • Round-trip transportation by modern air-conditioned bus with comfortable seats
  • Tissues and 2 bottles of water per person for both bus journeys
  • Transportation by modern bus with experienced driver in Sa Pa
  • English-speaking escort
  • Local guide in Sa Pa
  • Meals (1 x dinner, 2 x lunch and 1 x breakfast)
  • All entrance tickets to sites indicated
  • 1 night at a homestay with basic single bed, hot water, mosquito net and blanket
  • Insurance on board the bus
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • VAT
  • Personal expenses
  • Items not mentioned above
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Drop off in Hanoi will be at the office on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday evenings
  • The trek is 9 kilometers long and not recommended for older guests or children
  • Please note, the facilities at the homestay will not be the same as a hotel
  • Bring warm clothes and a scarf, hat or cap as the weather in Sa Pa is unpredictable. It is normally cold from September to March
  • Due to the altitude, Sa Pa is sometimes foggy in December, January, February and March
  • Bring trekking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Please bring cash in Vietnamese dong as the banking system in Sa Pa doesn’t always function well. US dollars, euros and Australian dollars are accepted
  • Please bring any medicine you require in case of illness
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 17 reviews

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The walking was not as remote or for as long as I hoped and expected. The first day was about 3.5 hours walking (a considerable amount of this is on the road to get out of Sapa town) and the second day was a 1 hour loop. We did not see as many villages or meet as many tribal people as was advertised in the tour description. The homestay was nice but was specifically built and maintained as a place for visitors to stay. It was not going to stay with a family in their home to see the real everyday home and life of a family in a village. The food was plentiful and nice. The bonfire with locals in the evening was a nice touch. Our guide Lala was very good, with brilliant English and great insight into the local area and was very willing and happy to answer any of our questions. Be aware that ladies will join your tour in Sapa and walk along with you, helping if path is slippy but then expect you to buy handicrafts from them as a thank you at the end of the walk. They are quite pushy.

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March 7, 2023

Go in the summer

The bus company they use (green bus) let's them down majorly. I was picked up at hostel on motorbike to take to the bus. It was a sleeper bus which had not been cleaned since the last passengers so there was food wrappers, cans and dirt on the seats. The 2x drinks and tissues promised on the site was not delivered at all. 7 hours later we arrived in Sa Pa where I was met by Lala from the tour company. She was lovely and really friendly. After lunch Lala led us on a 2 hours easy trek to the Cat Cat village which was stunning and very picturesque with gorgeous waterfall. Unfortunately as It was winter it as very foggy so we could my see much of the rice fields or nature. The second day trek was hell on earth. It had rained so the steep hills were VERY slippery. We were busy trying not to fall to really enjoy the views.

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December 10, 2018

Comfy sleeper coach both ways, nice food at the start & finish hotel. Lovely local lady guide leading our 13k walk around the Sapa valley over mixture of paddy fields and tracks. Nice authentic Home Stay, dry, warm, lovely traditional evening meal & breakfast, hot shower too was welcome surprise. Great trip.

March 10, 2018

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