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1 Day Private Sapa Trek - with local independent guide

By Sisi

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From US$ 55.24
No booking fee. Cancel for free 7 days before trip.

At a Glance

At a Glance

1 day
Private trip

Visit three villages of Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai and Ta Van belonging to the Black H'mong, Giay and Red Dao ethnic minorities. Hike along rice terraces and a small river. You can choose to lunch in a minority home or pack lunch from the hotel at a picturesque location. The trek is easy-to-medium difficulty and is 15km long.

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Culture
Hiking
Rice Paddies

Trip Highlights

Local Villages & Tribes

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You want more than just a reliable guide who knows Sapa like the back of her hand - but one who can become a friend! Sisi is known for her hospitality and flexibility.
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Backpackers

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What's included

What's included

From US$ 55.24 1.281.725 đ (max group size of 6)
  • Return Transfer from Sapa
  • English speaking tour guide
  • All meals indicated
  • Entrance fee
  • Alcoholic drinks
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Sapa

Availability

Availability

Trips available daily
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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Sapa Town - Y Linh Ho - Ta Van Village (Red Dao Tribe, H'mong Tribe) - Sapa Rice Terraces
Sapa Town - Y Linh Ho - Ta Van Village (Red Dao Tribe, H'mong Tribe) - Sapa Rice Terraces

Today you'll get to immerse yourself in the traditions of the Red Dao at Ta Van Village.

  • 08:30am - Pick-up at Anywhere in Sapa
  • 8am: Journey to Sapa town with car
  • 10am: Arrive at Y Linh Ho Village to meet the Black H'mong ethnic people
  • 1pm: Arrive at Lao Chai for lunch
  • 3:30pm: Arrive back in Sapa Town
  • 04:00pm - Drop-off at Anywhere in Sapa

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Sisi

After many years of working with several Vietnamese agencies, Sisi had decided to strike it on her own. Sisi knows all the trails of Sapa well and is keen to share them with you!
14 years experience
English
Community-Based
Women-Led

What others are saying

What others are saying

5.0 out of 20 helpful reviews
choiwenfeei
04 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
reviloto
01 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
Sisi was a wonderful tour guide for our half day trek through the landscape around Sa Pa. Her english is excellent and we learned a lot about the local culture and way of life. We were a bit unfortunate with the weather (fog and overcast) but still enjoyed walking through the rice terraces and villages. We can definitely recommend a guided tour with Sisi - it was the highlight of our trip to Sa Pa.
Ashkanani1985, Kuwait
08 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
Apart from how much polite and nice Sisi is, she is one of the best guide that I’ve encountered in Vietnam so far, she knows all the places and she is so flexible adjusting the plan according to the weather and our preferences, 6 days was really nice with her and she is much better than I expected. Highly recommended and a must try guide in SaPa
ibelllla
01 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
I had an amazing day in Sa Pa’s nature thanks to Sisi. It didn’t feel like walking around with a guide, it actually felt more like a day with a good friend ! Her English is more than good and you can ask her everything you want to know about the Hmong people but also about the Vietnamese culture in general. The trekking route wasn’t too exhausting (5h), doable for everyone but really nice ! I would recommend Sisi as a tour guide to everyone who is interested in trekking through Sa Pa’s nature (which is beautiful!). Thanks again Sisi! :)
LaurenJ14108
16 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
Sadly Sisi couldn’t do our tour as she was already booked so we were given one of her guides called Yao. This was not a disappointment at all as Yao was so friendly and funny, with lots to talk about and inform you throughout the day. Our trek took us through the most beautiful scenery I have ever witnessed, and was full of such interesting lessons on culture and Yao’s personal daily life. We had a lovely lunch and met local villagers where we bought handmade souvenirs to remind us of such an amazing day. Thankyou Yao, and Sisi for our favourite highlight of this lovely country.

Sisi Policies

Sisi Policies

Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Sisi would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Hat
Hiking boots
Long sleeves and trousers
Mosquito repellent
Overnight kit for the homestay (toothbrush, comb, any other essentials you need before you can go to bed)
Rain coat
Sunscreen
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