Explore rice fields & traditional trek

Lào Cai, VietnamPart of the Airbnb Adventures collection

Adventure hosted by Sinh

  1. 2 days
  2. Hosted in English and Vietnamese

What you'll do

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.

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, one of the oldest and largest Hmong villages in the area.

From Lao Chai we will walk to Ta Van Village where we will overnight, mostly inhabited by the Giay and Hmong ethnic minorities. If it is the right time of the year you can see the people planting rice or harvesting it. We will learn you all about the differences between the ethnic minority groups.

When we reach the homestay you can walk around in the village OR join the family cook dinner.
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.

Day 2
When you wake up the next morning and open the window you can see the clouds flowing through the valley while the sun starts to rise above the mountains. After a nice breakfast in the homestay we will start the trek of the next day. From the village we will be walking uphill untill we reach a bamboo forest. We keep walking until we reach the top of a waterfall. From here you have a beautiful view to the village of Giang ta Chai.
We will descend to the river down in the valley. you will reach the other side of the small stream and walk to the village where we will enjoy a well deserved lunch or we can continue the trek to the village of Su Pan. After lunch, a car will be waiting to bring us back to Sapa.
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.
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.

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 t…
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What's included

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  • Food
    Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinks
    One bottle of water per person
  • Accommodations
    Homestay (Towel + Hot shower)
  • Tickets
    The village entry fees
  • Transportation
    A car or taxi back Sapa- Company Name: Taxi Tay Bac Sapa + Phone Number: (+...

Meet your Host, Sinh

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 97 Reviews
  • Identity verified
This trek, my sisters 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 immense 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 sisters:
Tzu - I’m a Black Hmong girl born and raised in the village of Ta Van. I have four years of experience as an English-speaking tour guide in Sapa, and I love to show my customers the world I grew up in.

Bau - When I was young, I was following my mom to sell handicrafts on the streets. That gave us a chance to learn English by conversing with tourists. Now I have become a great tour guide as m
This trek, my sisters 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 immense 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 sisters:
Tzu - I’m a Black Hm…
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Meals and stays included

Every adventure is fully planned, from activities to accommodations.

Local expertise

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Unparalleled access

Explore places and communities you can't easily access on your own.

Where you'll be

We'll travel to Sapa, a town 5 hours from the city of Hanoi in northern Vietnam, where we'll trek to 5 different villages. We'll get to learn about 4 of the ethnic minorities that inhabit Sapa.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 97 reviews.

Diana
March 2020
We had a great time with Bao. Although, the weather was very misty and we couldn't see much the next day, Bao was very helpful and answered all of our questions during the trek. The homestay was phenomenal, we had great time at the house and met a lot of new people as well as learned more about the tribe in the village we were staying. Would definitely recommend this experience!
Katya
March 2020
The experience over all was very nice. My husband and I were trekking with the other 4 tourists. The first day was a real challenge: it rained the day before, so an already challenging trail got extremely slippery. We also didn't see anything due to the fog. Of course, none of these is a fault of the guide :) My husband fell down pretty hard on the trek. It all turned out ok (except his shoulder was swollen and he couldn't carry his backpack). However, it made me wonder what the plan was if something was really broken. Homestay was good but not really authentic - it is a recently built house with a lot of rooms for tourists. Sihn and his brother joined us for dinner and we had nice time. Some of the other people who stayed with us booked this experience directly in one of the hotels of Sapa, and it turns out we paid twice the price. Not sure how to feel about it.
Sienna
February 2020
Was such an amazing experience! A good route, although could be very steep at times. Constantly surrounded by great views, a lovely homestay and very warming guides, we had Sinh’s siblings, very chatty and constantly made us feel safe and well looked after! Would recommend
Shauna
February 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. The weather was foggy and wet but it didn't dampen how amazing the landscape and people are. Chu was very aware of the track, making sure that I was fine along the way and really caring for me. She was more than happy to answer any questions I had and gave my a good insight to how she or others live life daily. The homestay was very comfortable and good to talk to everyone.
Amy
February 2020
This experience was absolutely wonderful and something I would highly recommend to anyone looking to immerse themselves in the Sapa villages. Our hosts were incredibly kind and generous, making sure we were always comfortable. The food was amazing and the facilities within the home were very comfortable. There was a hot shower, a comfortable and warm bed, and accomodating hosts. We hiked in February and it was still cool with the weather, but if you are hiking around this time then prepare for there to be mud. I only wore old runners and I was sliding all over the place so make sure you have appropriate footwear! You will also have people follow you through the tour who will try and sell you things. Do not feel obligated to buy anything, you can tell them to leave if you need. Other than this, it was overall an amazing experience! 10/10!
Emily
January 2020
An adventure like no other. If you are looking for an adventure, a little bit of hard work, and a unique experience, then do this trip. We ended up being given a tour with Tsu (Sinh’s sister) who made this experience incredible. She was incredibly kind and helpful. She walked us through the rice paddies with ease. She is very petite, but very strong and was a life saver when trekking through the rougher terrain. We got to meet her children at the homestay and her husband, which was great fun. The homestay itself was clean and unique. The food along the way was fine, but the dinner at the homestay was great. This trek is a bit like being at home, Tsu’s son even joined us for the last leg of the hike which was really fun. Overall, this was a great experience and we would do it again. Tsu and her family made our time with them a true joy! A few tips from our experience: 1. Dress for the weather! It was quite cold when we went and we wish we had brought some warmer clothes. 2. Book your own bus ticket to Sapa early! Sinh was unable to book the bus for us in time which made getting to Sapa stressful. 3. There will be women who join the trek to help you get through the tougher terrain. Then they will try to sell you things at the end. We ended up buying a few things at an up charged price. Given this is how a lot of them make their living we didn’t mind too much. We bought some things, but one woman was upset when we didn’t get anything from her. Just be aware that you can say no. Tsu was helpful in explaining this. But you can also pick up some cool stuff along the way if you want to spend the money.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Be mindful of the ability required and risks associated with participating in this experience. Please consider conditions such as location, weather, and equipment.
You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Bring good shoes
Waterproof Jacket - Prepare in case bad weather.
Comfortable clothes - Use while trekking, especially in summer
Mosquito repellent

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or until 30 days before the adventure start time for a full refund.