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From Hanoi: 2-Day Sa Pa Ethnic Homestay Tour with Trekking

4.6 / 5

84 reviews

Activity provider: Go Asia Travel

From Hanoi: 2-Day Sa Pa Ethnic Homestay Tour with Trekking

Activity provider: Go Asia Travel

From ₫ 2,371,000 per person

Discover the valley of Muong Hoa on this 2-day tour of Sa Pa from Hanoi. Get comfortable with a homestay in Ta Van Village and trek through the mountains with the ethnic people of Hmong, Zday.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Sa Pa Valley with English-speaking guides
  • Admire the traditional costumes of the ethnic peoples
  • Trek through the lush green rice paddies and terraces
  • Experience life in the mountains and spend the night at a homestay
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Reconnect with a more simple way of life on an amazing 2-day tour of Sa Pa from Hanoi. Spend the night at a homestay of the ethnic minority people and learn more about their way of life in the mountains. Day 1:

In the morning hop on the bus departing for Sapa via Lao Cai. Continue to Sa Pa and see the colorful costumes of the Hmong, Dzao and Tay people. The representative in Sapa will welcome you at the bus stop and take you to the hotel to relax, and enjoy a lunch of local dishes in Sapa town. Trek through the rice terraces and along the Muong Hoa Stream. Arrive in the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai surrounded by Hoang Lien Son Mountain. Continue to the ethnic village of Ta Van to check into your homestay and get to know the family. Day 2:

Enjoy breakfast prepared by the family before your morning trek through the rice paddies and bamboo forest. Get a panoramic view of Giang Ta Chai village before crossing the Giang Ta Chai Bridge, where a bus will take you back to Sa Pa for lunch and a shower before the return trip to Hanoi. The bus stops at the meeting point from there you get to your hotel by yourself.

Includes
  • Round-trip bus ticket between Hanoi and Sapa
  • English-speaking guide in Sapa
  • Homestay accommodation in Tavan village (single mattress) with clean water, fresh food
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 Breakfast
  • Drinks
  • Government tax (8%) and travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and driver
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

You are required to be at the meeting point at 6.20 am. It is in 204 - 206 Tran Quang Khai street, it is near the building of Vietcombank. This is the place where the big bus stops for passengers getting in. However, sometimes, the bus can move further due to traffic conditions.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
  • Scarf
  • Trekking gear

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The 9-kilometer trek is not recommended for senior citizens
  • Handicapped people and children under 6 years old should not take part on this tour
  • The homestay is basic with simple facilities
  • Bring warm clothes, a scarf, hat and a cap
  • Trekking shoes, sun glasses, sunscren and insect repellent are also necessary
  • It can be foggy in Sa Pa from December through March
  • Bring cash in the local currency (Vietnamese Dong) as the banking system in Sa Pa can be unreliable. US Dollars, Euros and Australia Dollars are accepted
  • Although there are some pharmacies in Sa Pa, you should bring any medicines with you
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 84 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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The bus ride is very long (6 hours), but you do get a small break every 2 hours. There are toilets at the stops but you do need to pay for them if there is someone outside. Remember to bring plenty of water as there is none for free - all drinks need to be paid for. The homestay itself was simple but nice. The guides where helpful (though they do try to sell you things afterwards- remember to haggle as the prices are initially quite high). The walk to the homestay is also quite long (6 hrs of walking, 2 on the way back). The walking is slow though so it is not too difficult. I recommend good shoes although the locals do walk it in sandals and wicker backpacks.

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November 7, 2022

I totally recommend the experience. Our guide Khu has taken us through rice paddies, bamboo forests, introduced your whole family and even showed us his own house. All this with a smile, many explanations and very fluent and correct English. We are very happy with her. The trekking of the first day was about 11km seeing spectacular landscapes. On the second day, a shorter trekking seeing waterfalls and bamboo forests. The landscape is spectacular and the attention is very close and friendly.

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August 7, 2022

At first I had my doubts, but they disappeared very quickly. For now, the best activity of the trip. Nick, gave us all the information we needed and helped us at all times via whatsapp. Our guide in Sa Pa is a charming person, she constantly worried that we were fine.

July 28, 2022

Product ID: 55913