Multi-day trip

SaPa 2-Days Trek and Ethnic Minority Homestay

4.6 / 5

35 reviews

Activity provider:Vietnam Nomadtrails
Multi-day trip

SaPa 2-Days Trek and Ethnic Minority Homestay

Activity provider:Vietnam Nomadtrails

From US$ 55 per person

Experience the amazing landscapes of the Muong Hoa Valley on a 2-day trek, visit many different ethnic minorities villages. Spend the night at a local minority homestay and learn about their customs.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick up from hotels in Sapa town center. 13 Tue Tinh street, Sapa ( Vietnam Nomadtrails office) Hotlines: +84(0)912372893 / + 84(0)967719481
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Explore the traditional cultures of the ethnic minorities of Vietnam
  • Get breathtaking views of the mountains and rice terraces
  • Spend the night at a Dzay minority homestay and experience their culture
Full description
Learn about the customs of different ethnic minority groups on a 2-day trek through the Muong Hoa Valley from Sa Pa. Spend the night at a Dzay homestay. Day 1: Sa Pa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (L, D) Start your 11-kilometer trek through the Muong Hoa Valley and meet the Black H'mong ethnic minority people in the village of Y Linh Ho. Get beautiful views of Fansipan mountain and the surrounding rice paddies, and look inside one of the typical wooden houses. Pass different ethnic minority settlements, such as Lao Chai on the trek to Ta Van village. Check into a homestay of the Dzay ethnic minority people for the night.  Day 2: Ta Van – Bamboo Forest – Giang Ta Chai – Sa Pa (B, L) Enjoy breakfast at the homestay before the start of your 8-kilometer trek along a dirt trail. Pass a small village of the H'mong people before reaching a beautiful bamboo forest. Take a break at a waterfall and cool off with a swim in the Muong Hoa River. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before driving back to Sa Pa.
  • English-speaking guide
  • All entrance tickets to sites indicated
  • 2 lunches in a local restaurant
  • 1 hosted dinner in the village
  • 1 breakfast at the homestay
  • Homestay accommodation in a Dzay ethnic minority village
  • Mineral water
  • Return transfer by bus
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • VAT
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses

Know before you go

  •  This trek is not suitable for disabled people and children under 6 years old
  •  Warm clothes are recommended from October to March
  • Bring trekking shoes, your sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Please respect the local culture
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

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A different experience. I didn't expect that much trekking but it was a good experience. Make sure you're in good physical condition before booking because Trekking path although not difficult, it can get exhausting going up n down the hills- if it has rained then paths are most likely slippery. Falling, at times is inevitable. But the views make it worth it. Our guide Lam, was a very good, there will be other ladies who will help you walk when the path gets treacherous- they are not part of the tour, but you can buy something from them for helping you out. believe me, going down the hills will most likely make you fall if you're not physically fit. Day 1 - 13 km, Day 2 - 7 km( I went in short path because of exhaustion, you can choose long path)

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October 18, 2022

We had a good guide that showed us how the women in the villages make the hemp cloth, how they make batik, how they grind rice to remove the husk. She led us on a good tour route that was beautiful and scenic. I was a little disappointed in the homestay experience. It was basically just dorm style accommodations with no interaction with the family. Although the food was prepared by the family, it was not anything indigenous to the minority tribes. I would recommend the trip, but only the one night option. Also, be up front with the tribe women that are following your group if you don’t intend to purchase goods from them. That way, they can go with a group that might purchase from them.

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October 17, 2022

A relaxing two days. First day, hike from Sapa town to three H’mong villages. There’s a lot of people pestering you to buy stuff which gets old fast. First day finished very early. Like 2:30/3:00 we were done for the day and left to our own devices at the homestay. Second day, we were up early, hikes to a waterfall in peace. No sales pitches. Much better. We were bussed back to Sa Pa by about 2pm.

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January 11, 2020

Product ID: 130953