Homestay trekking in northern Vietnam

Sapa, VietnamPart of the Airbnb Adventures collection

Adventure hosted by Sinh

  1. 3 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 communities in the area.

From Lao Chai, we will walk to Ta Van Village, where we will stay 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 teach you all about the differences between the ethnic minority groups.

When we reach the homestay, you can walk around the village or watch 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 until 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, we will continue to Ba Ho village.
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 3
After a nice breakfast in Ban Ho we continue walking to the village Nam Toong, about 3km from Ban Ho. In this village you can learn everything about the Red Dzao minority that lives here. The Red Dzao are famous for the red scarfs they wear on their head.

After visiting Nam Toong we walk back to Ban Ho, where we will have lunch. After lunch transportation will be waiting for you to bring you 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 o…
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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

Accessibility

Mainly flat or leveled ground
Wide entrance

Meet your Host, Sinh

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 83 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 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 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 become a great tour guide as my dream.
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 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 sisters:
Tzu - I’m a Black Hmong…
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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 7 different villages. We'll get to learn about 5 of the ethnic minority groups that inhabit Sapa.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 83 reviews.

Lisa
March 2020
I had a great time trekking 3 days. It's a lot of walking and totally worth it! It's a tour for those who want to get off the tourist path. As of day 2 I saw only a few other people trekking. Really enjoyed it. Plus he helped me book the bus back to Hanoi, he even walked me to the station.
Sebastian
March 2020
Die ersten beiden Tage der Tour sind echt super. Am dritten Tag steht nur eine Wanderung für 2 Stunden an. Von daher ist eine Buchung für eine 2 tägige Tour ausreichend. Sehr gut englisch sprechende Guides und gut ausgewählte Homestay.
Sikander
February 2020
We arrived in front of Notre Dame church in Sapa and met up with chu, our guide for the stay. When we left sapa, we were accompanied by two Hmong women for the first leg of the trip. After a couple of hours through some breathtaking nature, and a packet of sticky rice they had made, we got to a rest stop where we ordered some food. The women that had accompanied us then showed us some goods they had made, and we bought some scarves. We then continued our trip through the mountain-forest to a small town where we were going to stay at a house they are renting for these tours. They made us some food and we sat and talked for a while with chu's brother and husband, and made plans for the next day. The next day, we got to see chu's home before we went trekking up the mountain. On the way we stopped at the home of chu's mother, where they made us lunch and we got to try out some traditional Hmong clothes. The rest of the day we walked around the mountain and got to see some of the most amazing nature Vietnam has to offer. Back at the house they made us dinner, and thought us how to make bamboo sticky rice in the fire. The third day was the shortest one, but also one of the most beautiful one. We went trekking to a bamboo forrest, before we got to a large waterfall. We then continued to another resting station, where we ate lunch. After lunch we got into a taxi, which drove us back to sapa where we got to take a shower and change clothes. All in all, this has been a really great experience. Sinh and Chu were great hosts, and it was really great to meet their family and see how they live. We got to learn a lot about the Hmong culture and way of life, and are very grateful for their patience and humility. We recomend doing this trip for anyone that want's to get close to the real world of the Hmong people
Rachel
February 2020
The three day trek was an incredible experience, and hands down the best thing I did during my month in Vietnam. Sinh's sister Bau was so knowledgeable and patient answering all of my questions about the different tribes in the area. Sinh was so kind to provide me with some rubber boots for the first day as it had just rained. The trek can get a bit intense at some points, but there were plenty of chances to pause for water, pictures, or just to catch your breath. Plan to hike around 13km each of the first 2 days, and 5km the last day. The path is varied, and we trekked on roads, narrow dirt paths, wooded trails, and around the edges of rice paddies. I will definitely be booking another trek with Sinh in the future.
Remi
February 2020
A lot has been said already and I can vouch for everything. I did the 3 days trek and it was well worth it. Chu was an excellent and thoughtful guide with whom I had a great time. Food was great and plentiful. Homestay accommodation were basic yet comfortable. Other than that you should expect to hike from 9.30ish until 3.00ish pm for a total of about 14km the first two days and only 5km on the last day. The walk is a but physical; expect steep climbs and descent at times. If you do it after the rain, be prepared to fall on your ass because the paths are very slippery but that’s part of the fun. Definitely recommend !
Keith
February 2020
This is a once in a lifetime experience, the booking team was very friendly and helpful. On this journey you will go to thru the villages and see how the tribes live, all were very friendly, you will expend the night in a homestay, eat traditional home made food. You walk by the rice fields, some times you have to use your hands if slippery, you will step in to rocks and go on water puddles, bring the right shoes. I will definitely recommend this experience.

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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.