1. Vietnam
  2. Lao Cai Province
  3. Sa Pa
  4. Muong Hoa Valley

Sa Pa 2-Day Trek and Ethnic Minority Village Homestay

Product ID: 130953
Experience the natural beauty of the Muong Hoa Valley on a 2-day trek through different ethnic minority villages. Spend the night at a Dzay minority homestay and learn about the local customs.
About this activity
Duration: 2 days
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pick up from hotels in Sapo town.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • VAT
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

Prepare for the activity

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

4.5 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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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

I really enjoyed this trip. The hikes are not too difficult, but the scenery is amazing. Especially on the second day. Our guide was super friendly and enjoyable. The homestay is interesting to get an idea of the way of life of the Vietnamese. I can really recommend this tour.

January 10, 2020

The correct trekking, enough free time in the afternoon but the page indicates return to Hanoi and it is correct. The guide without much information during the two days and with quite poor English

September 15, 2019

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Product ID: 130953