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From Hanoi: 2-Day Spectacular Sapa Trekking and Bus Tour

1. From Hanoi: 2-Day Spectacular Sapa Trekking and Bus Tour

Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa 6:45 AM - 7:00 AM: Pickup from your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and depart for Sapa. 9:30 AM: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city where you will make your first stop for breakfast. 11:00 AM: Stop off at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa. 12:30 PM: Arrive at Sapa Town, where you'll see the colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao and Tay People. Here enjoy a lunch of local Vietnamese dishes. 2:30 PM: Take a short trek to the gate of Cat Cat village, home of the Black H’mong ethnic people and located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. A local guide will give you insight into daily life of the locals. Trek down to the bottom of the valley to the waterfall, where the French built a hydraulic power station. Stop to take photos before walking back uphill to meet the bus. The trek is approximately 2.5 kilometers and lasts for 2 hours. 5:00 PM: Return to Sapa Town. You'll be recommended good local restaurants for your dinner and will stay overnight in a 2, 3, 4 or 5-star hotel (depending on option booked). Day 2: Sapa – Hanoi 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Have breakfast at your hotel and prepare a light pack for trekking. You can keep your luggage at the storage at the reception. 9:00 AM: Take a Trek to Y Linh Ho through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Streams to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai.  See the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain before heading to Ta Van village, home of the Dzay People. The trek takes around 3.5 hours and covers about 12 kilometers. Tour guide will make the best itinerary for the trek depending on your ability of trekking. 11:30 AM: The bus will pick you up at Ta Van Bridge to take you back to Sapa center. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Have a rest at the hotel and have lunch, before enjoying some time to explore at your own leisure. 3:00 PM: Meet the rest of your group at the hotel to prepare for your return to Hanoi. 3:15 PM: Get back on the bus to go back to Hanoi. During the journey you will stop for a break. 9:15 PM: Arrive back at your accommodation in Hanoi.

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Private Hoang Lien National Park & Tribal Village Trek

2. Private Hoang Lien National Park & Tribal Village Trek

Meet your local guide and driver at your hotel in Sa Pa Town at 09:00 AM. Depart for the first tour stops, located a 30-minute drive away, visiting the Silver Waterfall, the Love Waterfall and Tram Ton Pass. After discovering this area, leave for the O Quy Ho Pass, where the trek will begin. The trek is a 10km long dirt trail through the bamboo forest of Hoang Lien National Park, offering great views of the surrounding rice paddies. Enjoy a picnic lunch at 12:30 PM, being served at a beautiful spot in the wilderness.  Continue your trek after the lunch break to Sin Chai village, where the community-based tourism in Sapa takes place. Proceed with the tour to visit the nearby village, inhabited by the Black Hmong people, one of the largest ethnic minority groups in the Sapa area. Explore some native houses to learn more about the culture, customs and handicraft skills. Take the transfer back to Sa Pa in the early afternoon. You will arrive at around 03:00 PM and will be dropped off at your hotel in Sa Pa Town.

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Sapa 3-Night Trek & Homestay with Overnight Train

3. Sapa 3-Night Trek & Homestay with Overnight Train

Start the tour with an 8 PM departure from your hotel lobby in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, or choose to meet at the local operator's office on Au Trieu Street. The tour guide/driver will drive you to Hanoi station where you board the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. The next morning at 6 AM, get picked up from Lao Cai station for a 1-hour drive in a shared minivan to Sapa.  After freshening up and stopping for breakfast in a local restaurant, explore Sapa on foot. Stop to visit the local market and the old cathedral. Meet local communities such as Black H’mong and Red Zao. Browse fresh produce and handmade souvenirs. At 10:30 AM, return to the operator's Sapa Office and embark on your hike to the Muong Hoa Valley. Follow the main road heading south for about 1 hour before turning onto a footpath that leads downhill through the valley. Admire the spectacular scenery of the highest part of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range. On a good day, you will be able to see Fansipan Peak in the distance. Cross the river by a suspension bridge and then take a challenging uphill hike to the Y Linh Ho Village. Visit H’mong families and see their daily work. After a picnic lunch, continue along the undulating trail for about 2 hours until you reach Lao Chai, a large village that is home to the H’mong. Then, follow the river bank to Ta Van village which is home to the Zay people. Take the opportunity to visit local homes and village schools. Settle down in Ta Van village for an overnight homestay. On the second day, say goodbye to your host family and depart Ta Van village after breakfast. Take the uphill trail, passing incredible terraced rice fields and some small hamlets belonging to the H'mong peoples. Hike through a beautiful bamboo forest then stop for a well-deserved break as to admire the magnificent scenery. Continue walking for half an hour to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Zao peoples which sits on the top of a hill and looks down over the Muong Hoa River. Spend some time visiting the village, making friends with the locals, and experiencing their hospitality. Cross over the river by another suspension bridge and then continue uphill again to Hau Thao village. Here, spend some time visiting a local handicraft center where H’mong and Zao women gather to exchange experiences and skills. Stop for a late lunch nearby and chance to relax. Get acquaintance with local school boys, girls, and their teachers. At 5:30 PM the guide will transfer you back to Lao Cai station where you will board the overnight train to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at 5 AM the following morning.

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2-Day Overnight Sapa Tour by Bus from Hanoi

4. 2-Day Overnight Sapa Tour by Bus from Hanoi

Head to Sapa and enjoy an overnight stay in the mountains of northern Vietnam. Trek to ethnic minority villages and experience local culture and hospitality. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Hanoi to Sapa and Short Trek (Lunch, Dinner) Meet the tour guide for the bus to Lao Cai and Sapa (duration roughly 5 hours). Check-in at your hotel, then take a walk around Sapa, visiting the market and old cathedral, and meet Black H’mong and Red Zao ethnic minorities selling handicrafts. Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch and then trek through Cat Cat village, stopping at local homes and experiencing the hospitality. (Trekking distance approximately 2.5 km; duration about 2 hours) Return to the hotel for dinner at 5:00 PM and overnight stay. Day 2: Long Trek and Sapa to Hanoi by Bus (Breakfast, Lunch) Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out and heading on a trek to Muong Hoa Valley. Walk to Y Linh Ho village and stop for a picnic lunch. Continue to Lao Chai and Ta Van village, visiting homes and local schools. (Trekking distance approximately 9 km; duration about 5.5 hours) Meet your group at the hotel and head to the bus station. Drop off in Hanoi is at the bus office (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) or your hotel/ apartment in the Old Quarter (Monday to Thursday).

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Sapa: 3-Day Medium Trek and Bus Trip from Hanoi

5. Sapa: 3-Day Medium Trek and Bus Trip from Hanoi

Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa by bus, free and easy After 6:30 AM pick-up, depart to Sapa town. Following the highway to Lao Cai city, see the rice fields on both sides of the road and enjoy the peaceful scenery. Take a short comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa. At 1:00 PM, arrive in Sapa, take a quick break to freshen up then walk around this charming town, paying visit to Sapa market and the old cathedral. Meet local ethnic minority people such as Black H’mong and Red Zao wearing their traditional colorful dresses, selling farming products and handicrafts as souvenirs. A meal with local Vietnamese dishes will be served in a local restaurant. After lunch, spend some free time this afternoon discovering Sapa town by yourself. Around 5:45 PM,  enjoy dinner at the restaurant in the hotel. Overnight at hotel. Day 2: Sapa - Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village (breakfast, lunch, dinner) Wake up in the morning and enjoy the fresh air. Have a local breakfast in the restaurant, then, get ready for trekking. Check out the room and begin your exploration trip to Muong Hoa valley. Follow the main road heading south for about an hour before turning right to a foot path down hill to Muong Hoa Valley. This part offers spectacular scenery of the highest part of Hoang Lien Son mountain range and on a nice day, Fansipan Peak can be seen. Crossing the river by a suspension bridge you will challenge your feet uphill to Y Linh Ho village. Here, pay a visit to some H’mong families, and watch them doing their daily work. After a picnic lunch, the trail continues up and down hill for about 2 hours as you reach Lao Chai, a large village of the H’mong and then follow the river bank to Ta Van of the Zay people. Visiting local homes, and village schools, enjoy your cultural discovery of local ethnic people as well as breathtaking scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley. Settle down in Ta Van village for an overnight home stay. Accommodation: Homestay in Ta Van Village Day 3: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Sapa – Hanoi (breakfast, lunch) Leaving Ta Van village after Breakfast, take the trail uphill, passing fascinating terraced rice fields and some small hamlets of the H’mong before getting through a bamboo forest to a waterfall. Enjoy a break for some magnificent scenery and then continue walking for half an hour to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Zao people, which sits on the top of a hill and looks down Muong Hoa river. After spending time visiting the village, making friends with the Zao and experiencing the hospitality, cross the river by another suspension bridge and then go uphill again to Hau Thao village. Visit a local handicraft center where H’mong and Zao women gather to exchange experience and skills of making handicrafts. A late Lunch will be prepared nearby this center and then you have time to relax and prepare before heading back to Hanoi. The tour guide will take you to the bus station. Tour ends. The bus journey back to Hanoi takes five or six hours (depending on traffic). Arrive in Hanoi around 9:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Please notice the drop off location: - During weekdays (Monday to Thursday): your hotel/apartment in the Old Quarter - During Weekends (Friday to Sunday): the bus office or street corner that is close to your hotel/apartment in the Old Quarter. (There is a walking street area on some streets in the Old Quarter during the weekend and the transfers are not allowed inside these walking streets).

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

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

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. Here, you will also cook and eat dinner 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 and relax at a leisurely pace until all the group members are ready to travel to Hanoi again. Once the group is ready, you will board your comfortable bus back to Hanoi, with two comfort breaks along the way.

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Lao Chai: Full-Day Ta Van Trek Tour from Sapa

7. Lao Chai: Full-Day Ta Van Trek Tour from Sapa

Start your day at 9:30am by meeting your friendly guide at Cinnamon restaurant. After a short meet and greet with your driver/guide you will set out on a brief, scenic drive full of panoramic views of the valley whilst heading down the main road to Muong Hoa valley. Whilst driving along the main road toward the valley you will eventually head off-road and travel down small trails, opening up views of terrace rice fields. Head through these gorgeous bush trails on your way to Y Linh Ho hamlet, seeing a local village of Black Hmong people along the way.  From Y Linh Ho village, you will travel along the river to go to Lao Chai village (old village). Here you will have time to visit the local families and listen to your guide teach you about the local culture. Learn how they live, how they build their traditional housing, their techniques of making clothes and hear stories about traditional ailments for sick people. After meeting with the locals stop for a bite to eat. Enjoy a fresh, delicious lunch served in one of the restaurants along the side of the river. In the afternoon, you will leave Lao Chai and continue to Ta Van village, the home of the Giay people. Your guide will introduce you to some families. You will learn about their life story, enjoy some green tea and learn about the different cultures that inhabit this area. After Ta Van you will be taken back via the main road to our final destination of Sapa where your tour will come to an end. 

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What people are saying about Muong Hoa Valley

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 359 reviews

The organization was perfect and the guides very friendly. We were accompanied on the trekking tour by women from the village, who were very gracious and did not help the steadfast participants with the steep passages. In the end, they then offered bags and jewelry they made themselves (we knew beforehand). Then bought three really nice bags for $ 10 and the ladies were also very grateful that they could make a little money. A win win win situation. The landscape and the village were simply overwhelming and everyone was incredibly open and friendly. Even if you haven't bought anything, nothing has changed.

I don’t want to tell more JUST DO IT THE BEST EXPIRIENCE.you gone met the happiness and the good of the people there.tou are not gone find enywhere else.the ladies of the villages are very good and helpful.the only bad was the sleeper bus it was awful very dirty but it’s worth it when you arrive in sapa to make the trek

Loved the experience! The agency is excellent, they took good care of me all the time and our guide was amazing! Super fun and patient. The family that hosted us is a love.

It s a great tour. You don t want to miss it. Very nice and friendly guides, good hotel with great food and kind staff. The walk is fantastic as the scenery.

I spontaneously booked on the VM and was already on the way to Lao Cai in the evening! Everything was super organized and staff very friendly