Sapa, Muong Hoa Valley - 2 Day Hiking & Cultural Experience
This 2 day hiking and cultural tour which introduces you to some of the tribes of the region while hiking though the spectacular Muong Hoa Valley with its rice terraces & rivers in your vista. If that wasn't enough, you also have the Dragon Mountain range in the background! Your hiking and cultural guide is a member of the Black Hmong who have lived in the same region for hundreds of years and know the area better than anyone.
These private tour groups are small (more than 5 people needs special arrangement) so you are guaranteed a personal experience and memories to last a lifetime. If there is a little extra something you would like to do or see, please just ask us and we will see how we can make your trip just that little bit extra special.
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- 1x Breakfast
- 1x Dinner
- 2x Lunch
- Accommodation included: 1 night
- Entry/Admission - Y Linh Ho
What's excluded :
Day 1: Hiking to Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai & Ta Van
Stop At: Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai Tl152, Sapa 290000 Vietnam
Our 2 day tour package starts by picking you up at around 9am from your hotel in central Sapa. Getting out of Sapa is easy as it's quite a small town and it's not long before we hit the small hiking trails (entrance fee to the valley is included) and going down through the rice fields, enjoying the specular views along the way. Our 1st destination is the village of Y Linh Ho, where we take a quick rest stop right beside the river (swimming here is possible in the summer time). There is a local shop for supplies for anyone requiring extra water etc. After crossing the bridge we head towards the rice paddy fields and Lao Chai.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Lao Chai Village, Lao Chai, Sa Pa, Lao Cai, Vietnam
Lunch is provided in Lao Chai. You can choose from traditional Hmong food or Vietnamese. Please do let us know in advance if you are vegetarian or vegan so we can make the necessary arrangements. Lao Chai is known for its handicraft and hemp weaving. We will visit one of The Hmong Family homes to see and learn how the traditional clothes are made. There is an option to buy the handicrafts and textiles which directly supports the villagers.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Ta Van Village, Sapa 330000 Vietnam
In the afternoon we set off once again hiking up to Ta Van with amazing views of the Muong Hoa Valley. Ta Van is our destination for the rest of the day and also where our homestay for the night is located. We aim to get to Ta Van around 3pm and there is much to do. From meeting and being introduced to the villagers (there are 3 tribes in the village, Black Hmong, Red Dao and Zay), watching the sunset, learning about traditional Hmong cooking and even having a go yourself if you wish. Supper is also included in the tour package price and is usually served around 7pm. For those that are old enough, a small glass of locally made rice wine can be enjoyed with the family. Evening chatter will take the time up to 9pm. Sleep is at 10pm so there is plenty of time to watch the stars outside if the skies are clear.
Duration: 12 hours
• Dinner: We will prepare and cook for you a traditional Hmong evening meal in our family home.
• Lunch: Vietnamese lunch.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at an Hmong tribal family home
Day 2: Breakfast, then hiking on to the Red Zao village & waterfalls
Stop At: Giang Ta Chai Village, Ta Van Commune, Sapa 008420 Vietnam
Day 2 starts early. Tribal farmers are a hard working folk, so expect to hear people being busy from 7am. Breakfast is between 730am and 8am which is either Vietnamese or H'mong cuisine. We will then head off around 9am to hike to the bamboo forest - a favourite among many guests. The Giang ta chai waterfalls are next to see on the iteanrry. You can also swim there if the weather is good, just take photos or enjoy the natural beauty. The choice is yours. The Red Zao tribe live near the falls and we will make a stop off to meet them and ask about their culture and daily lives. We stay at the Giang ta chai village for lunch too. Food is included and is regular Vietnamese cuisine, steamed rice with chicken, seasonal vegetables, spring rolls, and noodle soup.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Sapa Town Square, Số nhà:, 017 Thạch Sơn, TT. Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Lào Cai 333320, Vietnam
Alas this is where the adventure ends for now. You have the choice of either car or motorbike ride back to Sapa for around 3pm. The local market is open till 6pm so there is still much to see if your stay in Sapa is short. Please note we also do market tours.
Duration: 5 minutes
• Breakfast: Traditional Hmong food
• Lunch: H'mong food.
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick you up from your hotel or the bus station in Sapa.
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.