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1 Day Join-In Sapa Trek - Small Group Trekking

By The Terrible Tour Guide

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Ascending Mount Fansipan isn't your thing, but exploring rice paddies, villages and local culture is right up your alley!


1 day
Group trip (8 travellers per group)
You will start this one day trek from Sapa Town and head to Muong Hoa Valley which showcases some magnificent views of rice paddies that ripple across the mountains. You will spend the day learning about the H'mong people's culture and have local food for lunch to immerse fully into the experience.
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Trip Inclusions

US$ 45 1,045,749 VND per person
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance tickets
  • Mineral water
  • Transfer back to Sapa Town
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Your accommodation in Sapa Town.
Your accommodation in Sapa Town.


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Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Sapa Town - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa Town
Sapa Town - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa Town

  • 9 am: Starting in Sapa Town, you will head into Muong Hoa Valley which showcases some magnificent views of rice paddies that ripple across the mountains. From here you’ll follow small trails to Y Linh Ho Village, where you’ll get to meet with and learn from the Black H’mong inhabitants.
  • You then continue through rice paddies, either vibrant green or golden brown depending on the season, until you reach Lao Chai Village.
  • 12.30 pm: You’ll be served a delicious lunch which you’ll get to enjoy in a traditional H’mong house overlooking the river. The village will provide you with an intimate look into Black Hmong culture and daily lives.
  • 2 pm: You will set out again and cross the suspension bridge on the way to the Tay Village of Ta Van. Here you’ll get some more cultural education, this time from the Tay People.
  • 3 pm: You will be transferred back to Sapa Town. (13-15km of trekking)
  • * Timings might vary based on your trekking pace.

Meet your guide

The Terrible Tour Guide

Contrary to their comical name, The Terrible Tour Guide Travel is a team of young and dedicated locals that aim to create lasting fun memories for travellers. Joey (or Tung), the founder, worked as a travel specialist and licensed tour guide before he started the company. He learned the trade of responsible tourism; and by hosting backpackers through CouchSurfing, he understood what travellers are looking for. Every booking with them will add 1 USD to their humanitarian project to improve the development capacity of ethnic groups in Northern Vietnam. They also welcome travellers to take part in their trips to reach out to the tribal communities in the mountainous region.
4 years experience
Fluent English
Social Enterprise

What others are saying

4.9 out of 30 helpful reviews
miranda_cotar, Slovenia
18 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
we made two arrangements- because of lack of time,the agency perfectly linked the ascent to Fansipan with Ha Giang trip. Great guide and chauffeur, we have seen a lot of interesting things near chinese border. The agancy really took care of everything- i recommend to everyone
kangpae45, Singapore
06 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
Took a short trip to Hanoi late Nov with the family. A family friend recommended we use The Terrible Tour Guide as he had booked a tour with them previously, and thought they were good. Mind you this family friend has HIGH standards, and The Terrible Tour Guide did not disappoint. Joey, the CEO, very promptly sent me an outline of things that we could do as a family in Hanoi and included the estimated prices and amount of time of each tour per day. His suggestions were right up our alley so there wasn't much to tweak. Upon arrival in Noi Bai Airport, we were greeted by our lovely guide, Fifi and our driver, Mr Trang. We went on a city tour, a walking foodie tour and visited villages all around the outskirts of Hanoi of the 4 days. Even though traffic in Hanoi was crazy, Mr Trang kept his cool and we felt safe in his car. Fifi was always very chirpy, knowledgeable and obliging - we even visited an AEON Mall to buy home rice paper and fish sauce. We will definitely return to Hanoi and arrange for more tours with The Terrible Tour Guide!
13 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
The tour guide, Chi, is friendly and always brief us all the background of each places. Sapa trekking is superb! Walked through the villages, to see the farms and people. Had an experience to have lunch in their villages. Due to winter season, the Love Stream waterfall is okay but the journey walking through the woods is amazing. To see the buffaloes by our side.
04 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
Thanks to Joey for the arrangement. We enjoy our trip with well prepared meals, logistic and accommodation. We really experienced the local lifestyle with the trekking trip Thanks to the manager of Mountain View Hotel who helped us with the sudden change of our itinerary & prepared steamboat for us during the raining days. I feel so warm Thanks to our local tour guide Mai who taking care of us during the trekking trip & help us to carry our luggage
huimeang, Malaysia
04 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
Joey is patient, helpful, friendly to solve our communication error and trip re-arrangement while arrived SAPA. Tour guide Mai is helpful as she know we are not good in trekking.

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Strict Cancellation Policy
As The Terrible Tour Guide 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.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
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