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Half Day Easy Private Trek - Discover Sapa villages and Minorities!

By Sapa Eco Home Mountain Retreat

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You're looking for an authentic local experience, support eco-tourism, and would love to give back to the Sapa community as a traveller.

Overview

Less than 1 day
Private trip
Start the day trekking through the beautiful Muong Hoa Valley to Y Linh Ho village, home to Black Hmong minorities. Next on the route is a stop at Lao Chai, an established Hmong minority village which has been inhabited for centuries. Continuing on to Ta Van Village you will visit the Giay minority people. This group traditionally fished for a living and as a result, established themselves close to rivers. Transport will be waiting in Ta Van to take you back to Sapa.
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What's included

From US$ 52 1,208,611 VND per group (max group size of 10)
  • Picnic Lunch
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Drop off to Sapa Town by car
  • Village entrance fees
  • Permit fees
  • Water
  • Insurance
  • other expenses
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Transport

Meeting details
09:30AM
Sapa Eco home Mountain retreat
Drop-off
02:15PM
Sapa Eco home Mountain retreat
Other Notes

Meet up is at Sapa Eco Home Mountain Retreat at 9AM. The timings can be adjusted depending on guest's request.

Availability

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Itinerary

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

Today you'll get to explore several villages, Rice Paddies and Scenic views!!

  • 09:30 am: Meet your guide at Sapa Eco home Mountain Retreat and begin the trek
  • Arrive at Y Linh Ho village crossing the beautiful Muong Hoa Valley, home to Black Hmong minorities.
  • Later visit Lao Chai, have the opportunity to see the products of H'mong minority at its best as well as their homes and a vibrant community.
  • Continue to Ta Van Village, visit the Giay minority people. This group traditionally fished for a living and as a result, established themselves close to rivers. Nowadays however you are more likely to see the Giay working in fields planting or harvesting rice.
  • 02:00 to 02:45 pm: Drop off to Sapa.

Meet your guide

Sapa Eco Home Mountain Retreat

Sapa Eco Home has developed an ecological space, full of terraced fields, trees and houses with balconies overlooking the mountainous villages. Part of Sapa Eco-Home’s mission is to give back to H’Mong people by contributing to their education and career development which helps them gain additional income and soft skills through employment. They offer free English classes for H'Mong young adults three times a week to improve their foreign language skills.
2 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Litter-Free
Social Enterprise

What others are saying

4.5 out of 31 helpful reviews
Kinda21, France
05 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
We have spent 3 days on a trekking in the south of Sa Pa and decided to add one more night in this Eco-Home. That was the perfect choice, just a shame we could not enjoy the view as it was foggy that day. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful place, very relaxing, the people are friendly and very welcoming, the bungalow is spacious with a nice terrace overlooking the rice fields, very clean and the food was delicious. We highly recommend it.
Nok_Chanokporn, Thailand
20 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
It’s right decision to select this place for our stay. Only 7 villas in this property, clean, quiet and stunning view in front of our room. (Bamboo room) Staff here has excellent service, very friendly and polite. We had a wonderful dinner under the moon. That’s great.😘
Mandy Adventures, United States
20 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
We came here as part of our honeymoon. We loved everything about this place. The view - stunning, you can spend hours taking photos and you still can't get enough. We knew the location was going to be a bit tricky, because it wasn't walking distance to Sapa town, but it was worth it because why would you come to Sapa and stay at a hotel without a view of the beautiful mountains? :) We booked our taxis in advance to help. Sapa Eco Home provides private car from train station for $35 each way. Honestly, you don't even need to go to Sapa town - you can book a hike/tour through Sapa Eco Home. The tour guide will come get you from there. Next time I come to Sapa, I will stay here again, without a doubt. The staff (most of which were family to the owners) were so sweet, even though their English was limited. They let us hang out and made us food and tea while we waited for our room to be ready. The food and drinks they served were delicious and yet seemed so simple... must be the fresh ingredients. They had a little shop inside the restaurant/lobby area. Most of the things sold there were made by one of the Hmong owner's mother. Beautifully textiles for you to take home as souvenirs. I cherish all of the things I bought from Sapa. Our room (the corn house), was one of the bungalows. It was so perfect! I love the decorations they put in the room. It was unique and made me feel like I was in Sapa, which I appreciated. I didn't want to stay in a place with no character! We had our window curtains open a bit so that we could wake up to the sight of the beautiful hills. The bathroom was nice and clean. It had soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc, everything you expect from a regular hotel. Maria, who speaks English fluently, is one of the owners and main contact person, is so sweet and friendly. I love that she cares about the children in the community and you can just tell she has a kind and calm soul. She invited us to have dinner with her and the family... we were so touched and honored by this gesture! I can say, it made our stay all the more special. We also met another owner, Ai, who was Hmong. I spoke Hmong with him and got to know the story behind Sapa Eco Home. He's one of the initiators behind Sapa Eco Home. His story is amazing and makes me even more happy I chose to stay here. Later, he toured my husband and I around his home town and invited us to a local wedding. It was beautiful and I left a part of my heart in Sapa because of the kindness of the people.
Vanho, Vietnam
20 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
sapa eco Home is super nice and beautiful place. We have really nice relax and Retreat here. The Family so warm, friendly and helpful. The Food is so delicious fresh from Mom and local food. the room is cozy and we love to enjoy Tea in front of Balcony too much. Highly recommend for staying.
vince m
20 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
We traveled to Sapa Eco-Home as a family of four. Me, my wife, daughter and grandson. We were greeted by the owner Maria. The main house is nicely decorated and very quaint. Perfect if you are looking for a more authentic experience. The small cottages are nestled into the hillside with balconies overlooking the valley. The views are breathtaking. Whenever we needed anything, Maria and her staff were very attentive. It's worthwhile to let her arrange for your trek if your interested in exploring the surrounding villages. Talk to Maria about her work with the Hmong, the local tribe. She and her partner Joseph are helping to educate the indigenous people and preserve their heritage by teaching them English and helping them advance their skills and learn other important ones. We can't wait to go back. I can't think of a better, natural experience.

Sapa Eco Home Mountain Retreat Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Sapa Eco Home Mountain Retreat 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
Hat
Hiking boots
Long sleeves and trousers
Mosquito repellent
Raincoat
Sunscreen

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