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Unique Trekking Through Rice Fields

Sapa, Vietnam

Experience hosted by Sinh

6 hoursHosted in English and Vietnamese
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, tickets, and transportation

What you'll do

Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van

In this tour, I will take you to Lao Chai village, a beautiful local minority village-based approximately 13 km outside of Sapa. We start trekking in Sapa, and the first part of this hike, we will be walking downhill. From the main road, a small path will lead us into the Muong Hoa valley. The trail leads through an astonishing landscape. The stunning views, with mountains and steep rising rice paddies as far as the eye can see, are only interrupted by rivers, local houses, or farmers working their fields.

In Y Linh Ho, a charming little town inhabited by the Hmong minority, we will cross the bridge. From here, the road goes up and down. We will walk over the edges of the rice fields in the shadow of the mighty Fansipan-mountain, which is right behind us. We will cross some hills before we enter the village of Lao Chai.

You are likely to see the people planting rice or if it’s the right time of the year harvesting it. You will learn all about the differences between the ethnic minority groups; you will see before we reach the car that will bring us back to Sapa from Ta Van.
Other things to note
✔ Physical activity: Moderate to challenging.
✔ My sister and I, one of us, will be your guide.
✔ I can arrange a bus or train for you from Hanoi - Sapa and back. If you need any helps with the service, please contact me for more information.
Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van

In this tour, I will take you to Lao Chai village, a beautiful local minority village-based approximately 13 km outside of Sapa. We start trekking in Sapa, and the first part of this hike, we will be walking downhill. From the main road, a small path will lead us into the Muong Hoa valley. The trail leads through an astonishing landscape. The stunning views, with mountains and steep rising rice padd…

What's included

  • Food
    We offer vegetarian also
  • Drinks
    A small water/per person
  • Tickets
    the village entree fees
  • Transportation
    Transport back to Sapa
    when we end the tour

Meet your host, Sinh

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 70 Reviews
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This trek, my sister or I will be your guide:

Hi, my name is Sinh from the Black Hmong ethnic minority group in Sapa. I am an experienced local mountain guide in the Sapa area. I am passionate about nature, especially mountain trekking and hiking on the big rice terraces in my hometown. I love sharing my local culture with anyone who is looking for a unique, memorable trip. I want to show people the real Sapa. Hope to see you soon!

My name is Tzu (Tswb). I’m a Black Hmong girl born and raised in the village of Ta Van. I have five years of experience as an English-speaking tour guide in Sapa and love to show my customers the world I grew up in. I love to get to know my guest's cultures and experience different world perspectives. I love showing guests the village I grew up in and experiencing the other different communities around Sapa.
This trek, my sister or I will be your guide:

Hi, my name is Sinh from the Black Hmong ethnic minority group in Sapa. I am an experienced local mountain guide in the Sapa area. I am passionate about nature, especially mountain trekking and hiking on the big rice terraces in my hometown. I love sharing my local culture with anyone who is looking for a unique, memorable trip. I want to show people the real Sapa. Hope to see you soon!

My name is Tzu (Tswb). I’m a Black Hmong g…
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Where you'll be

✔ Trekking offside the touristic paths.
✔ Visit the 3 villages and 3 different ethnic minorities in Sapa.
✔ Enjoy visiting Vietnam’s most famous rice terraces – ideal photo shooting scenery.
✔ You will get to see the biggest valley and river in Sa Pa (Muong Hoa).
✔ Meeting the country’s most representative animals such as the water buffalo.
✔ Real authentic local food.

Rated 4.77 out of 5 from 70 reviews.

Hamish
October 2020
Amazing trip start to finish. Even if my boots were a bit slippery! This is a great work out plus stunning views of the rice fields , off the tourist track. The freshest Banh Mi for lunch was a nice touch, as was all the fantastic insights into h'mong life. Highly recommend!
Amazing trip start to finish. Even if my boots were a bit slippery! This is a great work out plus stunning views of the rice fields , off the tourist track. The freshest Banh Mi fo…
Saerom
July 2020
Trekking with Sinh was one of the most valuable activities I've ever done via Airbnb. Luckily i was the only person who signed up for the trekking. I got to learn a lot about the local culture and life in Sapa. We also got to talk to a lot for 6 hours while we are walking. Sinh is a very warm-hearted and considerate person. It made me feel so comfortable and relaxing even if the activity itself was a bit of though challenge for me. If I ever travel back to Sapa, I will definitely come fine Sinh and do the trekking about with him :)
Trekking with Sinh was one of the most valuable activities I've ever done via Airbnb. Luckily i was the only person who signed up for the trekking. I got to learn a lot about the l…
Elizabeth
February 2020
Excellent walking tour through Hmong villages around Sapa. We were lead by Sinh's sister in law Tzu. At the beginning the path was a bit steep and muddy and I wished I had better grips on my footwear. However it was worth it, as it was very scenic and peaceful. The rest of the tour was on a smoother path. A woman and girl followed us until lunchtime. Initially I was confused by this but they helped on the steep parts and at lunch showed their handicrafts for sale. We did buy some things as they were very nice. We went to more craft shops in the latter villages, also nice; more so than the shops in Sapa. We don't believe you would find this route on your own so really recommend getting a guide, and Tzu gave us great additional insight into the Hmong people. She is a very kind person and good company. Highly recommended.
Excellent walking tour through Hmong villages around Sapa. We were lead by Sinh's sister in law Tzu. At the beginning the path was a bit steep and muddy and I wished I had better g…
Thom
December 2019
Firstly, Sinh was extremely professional and responsive in answering my questions about the hike and also helped me book transport to Sa Pa. Also, he was able to change the date of my trek at the last minute as it was rain was in the forecast on my original day. Our trek through Sa Pa was led by one of Sinh's "sisters", La. She was a very warm and friendly person and very knowledgeable about the area. While I visited in the off-season, it was still a great experience with beautiful views.
Firstly, Sinh was extremely professional and responsive in answering my questions about the hike and also helped me book transport to Sa Pa. Also, he was able to change the date of…
Brad
November 2019
We got a different host than was listed here. It’s definitely a 6hr hike through the fields, but that’s it. You get some good views, but no history or culture explanations.
Tarini
November 2019
Sinh’s sister was our guide, and while she knew the trails, she had no stories or information to share about the Hmong people of SaPa whatsoever. We were so disappointed that she couldn’t even answer basic questions, like “how long have the Hmong people been here?”. This is basically a guided hike experience, which is not really necessary as every hotel/tourist spot in SaPa has a map of hiking trails. We saw other tourists on self-guided hikes, and frankly felt like we could have done the same ourselves. There is no learning to be had on this experience.
Sinh’s sister was our guide, and while she knew the trails, she had no stories or information to share about the Hmong people of SaPa whatsoever. We were so disappointed that she c…

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bring good trekking shoes

Waterproof Jacket