Multi-day trip

From Hanoi: 2-Day Sapa Cultural Exchange Tour with Homestay

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11 reviews

Activity provider: VIETNAM OPENTOUR CO LTD
Multi-day trip

From Hanoi: 2-Day Sapa Cultural Exchange Tour with Homestay

Activity provider: VIETNAM OPENTOUR CO LTD
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Enjoy a trek in the Muong Hoa Valley, Sapa. Spend the night at a homestay run by a local family for a unique cultural experience.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter Area, Hoan Kiem district.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Travel in comfort with transport to and from Hanoi
  • Stay with a local family
  • Learn about the culture of the Dzay people
Full description

Day 1:

After getting picked up by your guide in Hanoi Old Quarter, board your tour bus and begin the journey to Sapa, stopping for regular breaks along the way. Arrive in Sapa just in time for lunch at a local restaurant to prepare for your first hike.  After lunch, begin your hike to Y Linh Lo. Trek downhill through the Muong Hoa Valley, passing by rice paddies and small hamlets where you will learn more about the life of local tribes. Continue trekking through villages and rice terraced fields to Ta Van village, a place settled by the Dzay people and is commonly considered to be the most beautiful in the area. Whilst in Lao Chai village, you will also be able to exchange communication with the local villagers. overnight with a local family of the Dzay people in Ta Van. Stay with your family overnight for an evening of rest and relaxation. 

Day 2:

Commence your day of adventure with a nourishing breakfast prepared by the family you are staying with before setting off on your trek. The trekking distance for this part of the tour is 4 kms and lasts 2-hours. Start your scenic trek to the rice paddies, where upon arrival you will have a fantastic opportunity to take some unique holiday photos of the surrounding landscapes. Enjoy a walk through a bamboo forest and stop to have a panoramic view of Giang Ta Chai village – home of the red Dzao People. Continue on your trek through the Ciang Ta Chai Bridge to the main road, from here, a bus will pick you up to head back into Sapa town.  Upon your arrival in Sapa Town, you can shower in your hotel, check out, have a bite to eat, or relax until all group members are ready to depart. Board your bus back to Hanoi, with two comfort breaks along the way, and be dropped off on Tran Quang Khai street.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Return Transportation in an air-conditioned bus
  • Bottled water. Meals as mentioned (1 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner)
  • English-speaking tour leader/guide
  • Single basic bed with a mosquito net at a homestay
  • Public bathroom with hot water at the homestay
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet outside La Mensa coffee store.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Pickup is only available from hotels in the Hoan Kiem district.
  • The itinerary may be changed due to weather, changing tide levels and/or operating conditions.
  • Please note, that homestays have only basic and simple facilities.
  • Please wear warm clothes: a warm jacket, scarf, and a hat.
  • The weather in Sapa can be very unpredictable. It is normally cold from September to March and can be foggy from December to March.
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility and children under 6.
  • Please bring cash in in Vietnam Dong as the banking system in Sapa sometimes doesn’t function well; US Dollars, Euros, and Australian Dollars are accepted in Sapa.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 11 reviews

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The bus ride to Sapa was great, very comfortable way of traveling. Our guide was excellent - she was a local girl with very good English and knowledge about the area. The length of the hike in Sapa should be specified in the tour description. We didn't have any problems with this approx 11 kilometers long track, but other people did. Some needed to get picked up in the middle of the trip simply because it was physically too exhausting for them. Our return bus from Sapa was for some reason changed for 2 hours earlier (no communication about it from the company) and there was no one to pick us up to get back to our hotel in Hanoi. In the tour description it clearly says that the pick up and drop off to hotel are included. The tour organizer did not pick up her phone nor replied in WhatsApp. Luckily the Sapa Sleeping bus guide helped us out and we got a free taxi ride back to our hotel.

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March 23, 2023

Abbiamo effettuato questa escursione che purtroppo il riso era già stato raccolto e trovando tempo nuvoloso i paesaggi non hanno dato il loro meglio, è stato comunque una bella esperienza soprattutto confrontarsi con la nostra guida che è stata carina e attenta alle nostre esigenze. L'homestay non era esattamente quella delle fotografie ma nei dintorni, ovviamente l'esperienza in homestay richiede un pochino di adattamento. Buona organizzazione di tutti i servizi.

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March 23, 2023

Le premier jour il y avait pas mal de brouillard alors on ne pouvait pas tellement apprécié les paysages mais tout de même, on pouvait apprécier le bon air, notre guide était géniale son nom est Sung et on a appris pas mal de choses. La nuit à Mountain River (homestay) était top, le dîner était délicieux, les lits confortables avec moustiquaires et couette ! Le deuxième jour il a fait plus beau lors nous avons pu profiter des beaux paysages j'étais ravie ! Il fait frais à Sapa alors de préférence, ramenez de quoi vous tenir chaud. Le seul point négatif était la personne en charge dans le bus qui était très maniac et pas très agréable, elle a confisqué une boîte de chips à l'entrée du bus parce qu'il était interdit de manger à l'intérieur et même si je lui disais que j'allais juste la ranger dans mon sac, il n'a pas voulu écouter. À la fin du voyage, il ne m'a pas remis le paquet mais l'a déposé au bord de la route, ce que je trouve incorrect. Son anglais était médiocre et se répétait.

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March 23, 2023

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