Guided tour

From Sa Pa: 5-Hour Muong Hoa Valley Trek and Ethnic Tribes

Activity provider: Vietnam Nomadtrails
Guided tour

From Sa Pa: 5-Hour Muong Hoa Valley Trek and Ethnic Tribes

Activity provider: Vietnam Nomadtrails

From US$ 25 per person

Get back to nature, experience and learn the local rural life on a 5-hour trek through the Muong Hoa Valley, Meet local ethnic groups, and enjoy stunning views of the rice terraces in Vietnam.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels in Sa Pa town only.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Explore the traditional cultures of the ethnic people of the Muong Hoa Valley
  • See some of the most beautiful rice terraces in Vietnam
  • Learn more about the Black Mong and Dzay tribes
Full description

Depart from Sa Pa and walk for 20-minute along the stunning road heading to the Muong Hoa Valley to visit the Y Linh Ho village of the Black Hmong tribe. You will interact with the locals and experience their everyday life at the market. Arrive in the village of Lao Chai and get spectacular views of some of the most beautiful rice terraces in Vietnam. Enjoy lunch near the river and taste the local produce of the Black Hmong community. Next, trek to Ta Van village and visit the local houses to learn more about the traditional crafts of the minority people, such as weaving and rice cultivation. Learn more about rural life and meet members of the Dzay tribe to contrast their customs and costumes with the Black Mong people. Take the bus back to Sa Pa, where you will be dropped off at the local office on arrival.

  • Transportation by bus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets to all indicated sites
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • VAT
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Senior citizens are advised not to do this 10-kilometer trek as it is challenging and can be dangerous in wet weather
  • The trek is not suitable for disabled people and children under 6 years old
  • Warm clothes are recommended between October and March
  • Bring trekking shoes, sunglasses, sun cream and insect repellent
  • Please respect the local culture. Do not take pictures of children without the permission of their parents or touch the children’s heads
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 116 reviews

Review summary

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We were fortunate to have good weather so the trekking is smooth and not so muddy. Some parts of the journey were on concrete/stone roads so that’s less difficult. The guide was nice and speak English, though not grammatically correct but you can understand what she is saying. This journey brings you close up to see the beauty of the mountains and the fields. Recommend if you have the time.

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March 27, 2023

It was a great hike! Our guide Su was very helpful, told us a lot about the local cultures and led us at a good pace. The lunch was very tasty and plenty. The local women and children who accompanied us were also sweet, not annoying at all, like some reviewers wrote. During lunch they were not even around and only at the very end they offered us they products, which I find normal considering that we stomp through their villages. All in all highly recommendable!

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March 27, 2023

You should expect a morning thick fog if you plan to do this trek during the winter season. The ladies were friendly to help during the trekking and have a conversation with you. Exchange stories if you'd like to. Prepare an extra pair of good shoes, yours will probably be covered with thick mud. The village was lovely. I believe it's even more beautiful during other seasons. Prepare to be approached by the locals there selling their wonderful handcrafted items.

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 127460