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2D1N Join-in Sapa Trek **No-frills & Great Value

By Mountain View Sapa

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You're a budget traveller and want to experience Sapa with others. You’ll visit the most popular villages and experience a basic village homestay.


2 days 1 night
Group trip (36 travellers per group)
This option includes a group join-in 2D1N trek and a village homestay in Sapa. The trek takes you through local villages in the beautiful Muong Hoa valley, across rice paddy fields, and to a waterfall. The trek is an easy-to-medium trek covering 12-15km on the first day and 10km on the second day.

Trip Highlights

Local Homestay
Local Villages & Tribes
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What's included

US$ 35 813,517 VND per person
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals during the trek
  • 1 night's accommodation in a village homestay
  • Entrance fee to the valley
  • Return Transport from Hanoi to Sapa
  • Pick-up from your hotel in Sapa Town
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Meeting details
Mountain View Hotel (54 Ngõ Cầu Mây, TT. Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Lào Cai, Vietnam)


Trips available daily
Feb 29
Mar 01
Mar 02
Mar 03
Mar 04
Mar 05
Bookings should be made at least 1 day in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Sapa - Ta Van Village - Ban Ho Village
Sapa - Ta Van Village - Ban Ho Village

Today you will trek into the Muong Hoa valley and see Sapa's beautiful rice fields

Accommodation: Village homestay - Dorm

  • 8am: Start Trek from Sapa Town. Along the way you'll enter the beautiful Muong Hoa valley with rolling rice paddies as far as the eye can see.
  • 10am: Arrive at Ta van village, the home of Giay minority. Ta Van village lies in the heart of Muong Hoa valley and is hugged by rice fields all around.
  • Ta Van village is a mix of modernity and simplicity. It has traditionally relied on agriculture but since becoming one of the most popular stops for travellers, it now has a mix of cafes, shopping areas, homestays mixed with its traditional agriculture lifestyle.
  • 1pm: Trek through the dense bamboo forest, and enjoy a simple village lunch.
  • 5pm: Arrive at Ban Ho Village, settle into your homestay. Enjoy the hospitality of your local hosts and learn about their culture.
  • 7pm: Have a homecooked meal. Enjoy the simple village life where mealtime is the most important social event of the day. At dinner, the community gets the chance to gather and relax after a long day of farming.
Day 2: Ban Ho - Nam Toong (Red Dao Tribe, H'mong Tribe) - Su Pan - Sapa Rice Terraces - Sapa Town
Ban Ho - Nam Toong (Red Dao Tribe, H'mong Tribe) - Su Pan - Sapa Rice Terraces - Sapa Town

Today you will get to swim at a waterfall and meet the Red Dao community

  • 9am: Breakfast, head to Red Dao Village of Nam Toong.
  • The Red Dao community is the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam, and are recognisable by their women's outfits. Red Dao women often wear scarves or red hats, blue and black shirts with many red and white patterns on the necks, ties and dresses. Their woman also have a custom of shaving their eyebrows and a part of the hair on the forehead for beauty.
  • 12:30pm: Head to a waterfall to swim, if weather permits (it might be a bit cold in Dec-Jan!).
  • Afterwards, enjoy a simple lunch at a local village. Experience village life and learn more about the customs of the Red Dao community from your guide.
  • 1:30pm: Reach Su Pan, the “mountainous commune”. Occupying the highland, Su Pan looks down to the Muong Hoa Valley and is one of the poorest commune to Sapa due to the thin and poor soil. Walking uphill from the road, one can see rudimentary houses built on the rocky farmland where the locals cultivate corn for their staple food.
  • 3pm: Arrive back in Sapa Town

Meet your guide

Mountain View Sapa

Run by the enthusiastic Mrs. Moon, Mountain View is staffed by locals to give you the most authentic experience and the best value. Mountain View also run a side project to bring international students to Sapa so they can learn about the local culture. You'll have to experience their passion and love for the region for yourself!
Fluent English

What others are saying

4.4 out of 36 helpful reviews
Batha Ndlovu
16 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
Our guide was super sweet and very knowledgeable about her community. We had the best time seeing the mountains and how local people live
Serhii Paryskyi
30 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
Clément Rousseau
29 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
alexandru Constantinescu
06 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
Very kind guide and professional. Best price range for this trip. Good food included. Overall experience - very satisfied
Rosanne Rozenberg
01 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
Mike is a great young guide who knows a lot and is so positive and kind. The homestay was very nice and unexpectedly comfortable. We had a great time with the hosting family, our guide and our (luckily, small) group. Although it is great to see and learn about the cultures from our guide and the people in each village, it is quite touristic at times and it does maintain a skewed financial system in which some children do not go to school because selling to tourists makes easier money. But not investing in this kind of tourism means even less money for them, so until a more sustainable option for change for the locals is found I think this is still the better way to help sustain locals in all their wonderful skills and culture. Seeksophie does a great job for this. Thank you for an unforgettable experience, all of you!

Mountain View Sapa Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Mountain View Sapa pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
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

Packing list for the trip
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

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