Guided tour

SaPa Muong Hoa valley trek and Local ethnic Villages

4.2 / 5

82 reviews

Activity provider: Vietnam Nomadtrails

SaPa Muong Hoa valley trek and Local ethnic Villages

Activity provider: Vietnam Nomadtrails

From US$ 29 per person

Trek through the Amazing Muong Hoa valley and enjoy stunning views over the rice terraces. Discover and learn a lot interesting traditional customs and cultures of different mountain ethnic groups.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from the hotels in SaPa town only.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Explore the traditional cultures and local diversity of the Sa Pa valley
  • Trek through the amazing landscapes and get breathtaking views
  • Enjoy lunch at a local home in one of the villages
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Sa Pa, and then start your 10-kilometer trek through the beautiful valley. Admire the rice terraces hidden behind the morning mist as you follow a small trail to cross the Muong Hoa river. Continue past well-tended, terraced rice fields on your way to the village of Lao Chai, where a local Black Hmong ethnic group live. Hike to the village of Ta Van Giay and trek along the route of the Muong Hoa river to cross a small suspension bridge roughly 2 kilometers from the settlement. Discover a fascinating collection of ancient rock carvings that depict images of men, stilt houses and different decorative patterns. Enjoy lunch at a local house in the village before hiking through a bamboo forest and reach the Red Dao ethnic minority village of Giang Ta Chai. Having a short rest at a nearby waterfall before climbing uphill to get the main road where the driver is waiting for you to take you back to SaPa. 
  • Hotel pick-up
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Lunch
  • Mineral water
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • The trek is 10 kilometers long and can be challenging, especially in wet weather. Please ensure your fitness is suitable before booking
  • This activity is not suitable for disabled people and children under 6 years old
  • The tour ends at approximately 3:30 PM
  • Warm clothes are recommended from October to March
  • Bring trekking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 82 reviews

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It was so amazing experience because I went to the sa pa mountains and the load on there was so exciting. and mr lang so sweet and kind. he know in the village people so also I experience in there. all of things are so interesting and I remember forever my life ^=^

May 1, 2020

First of all, please consider that I am not an experienced hiker, nor in great shape. I found this hike to be on the edge of doable and safe. There were some moments that I felt my feet slip away at places I would not wish to fall. Also, with the thin mountain air I found it somewhat hard to regain composure at the moments I got winded from a steeper climb. Additionally there were a couple of local joining us through out the hike; these were (intentionally) not introduced and hope to sell wares and/or collect a tip for hand-holding and or trinket giving activities along the way. Lunch was nice but nothing special. Do not go on rainy days, it will be slippery.

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February 27, 2020

We did the draw in January. Generally not the best time to go. Fortunately, the weather was not too bad, which made the draw doable. If it comes out of thin air, I would recommend putting on clothes that can get very dirty because of a lot of mud! Even though the rice fields were not at their best, it was still fun to learn a bit about the inhabitants and their traditions. The woman who led our tour was extremely friendly and certainly not afraid to answer all your questions! She spoke good English and had a good sense of humor. Unfortunately I never asked her name ...

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January 8, 2020

Product ID: 129958