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1 Day Sapa Trek | Includes Transport from Hanoi

By Mountain View Sapa

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You're coming from Hanoi and want to experience Sapa in the most budget-friendly way. This is a classic Sapa trekking experience that visits the most popular villages.


2 days 1 night
Group trip (16 travellers per group)
This includes return overnight bus from Hanoi to Sapa, as well as a one day group join-in trek in Sapa. 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. This does not include Sapa homestay accommodation.

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What's included

US$ 43 999,407 VND per person
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fee to the valley
  • Transportation from the end of the trek back to Sapa Town
  • Return transport from Hanoi
  • Pick-up from your hotel in Sapa Town
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Hanoi Old Quarter
Hanoi Old Quarater
Other Notes

The transport is via regular sleeper intercity bus departing from Old Quarter and from Sapa Town. Bus vouchers will be provided. Please enquire about alternative bus times.


Trips available daily
Feb 28
Feb 29
Mar 01
Mar 02
Mar 03
Mar 04
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: Hanoi - Sapa
 Hanoi - Sapa

Today you'll take the overnight bus from Hanoi to Sapa

  • 10pm: Departure from Hanoi Old Quarter. Sleep on the bus! (Other bus times are available, please enquire if you would like to depart earlier/arrive at Sapa sooner)
Day 2: Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van Village (Red Dao Tribe, H'mong Tribe)
Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van Village (Red Dao Tribe, H'mong Tribe)

Today you'll see panoramic rice fields and learn about Sapa peoples' fascinating local culture

  • 09:00AM Meet at Mountain View and start trekking from Sapa Town
  • 10:30PM Arrive to Y Linh Ho, a little commune in Muong Hoa valley, comprised of many little hamlets scattered over the mountainous terrain. This village is home to the Black H'Mong people who live in wooden and bamboo houses, and are recognisable by their dark clothes in black and navy dyed with indigo.
  • 12:30PM Then wander beside the Muong hoa river to Lao Chai, a commune with three large villages with over 100 families of the Black H’mong ethnicity. You'll have lunch in Lao Chai, experience the hospitality of the H'mong people, and learn about their customs.
  • 01:00PM Start trekking to Ta Van village, and enjoy the picturesque views of the valley.
  • 02:00PM Arrive at Ta Van village, in the heart of Muong Hoa valley. The village is a mix of modernity and simplicity. It has traditionally relied on agriculture but is now one of the most popular stops for travellers, with shops, cafes and local markets.
  • 02:30PM Head back to Sapa by car
  • 03:30PM Arrive back to Sapa Town
  • 10pm: Departure from Sapa Town Bus Station on Overnight bus. Sleep in the bus!
Day 3: Arrive at Hanoi Bus Station

Today you'll arrive back to Hanoi

  • 3.30 am - Arrival at Hanoi Bus Station

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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