8 hours in total
Lunch, transport included
Pick up at your hotel in central Sapa
What To Expect
Imagine waking up to this beautiful mountainous view with clouds floating right in front of your window. That is just one of the many spectacular experiences Sapa has to offer. This place is also known to have “four seasons in one day”, with a temperate autumn breeze in the early morning, the freshness of spring just after sunrise, clear summer skies in the afternoon, and a cozy winter feel in the evening.
In contrast to Sapa's peaceful landscape, you will find a much more bustling vibe in the town of Sapa where streams of tourists from all over the world gather. There you'll find shops, homestays, and many, many other tourists hoping to experience the photographed perfection themselves. Exploring the trekking trails with a local guide, therefore, may be the best way to enjoy the real charm of Sapa. In this trip, we work with the guides to handpick the best one-day routes that can show you the most highlighted views of Sapa, ensuring that you get the experience you envision.
Brace yourself for the breathtaking panoramic views of terraced fields in Lao Chai or Y Linh Ho, especially during the rice season in April and September.
Search for beautiful waterfalls hidden inside Cat Cat village, or stop by Ma Tra village to visit the home of the Red Dao and Black H'mong and witness the interesting mixture of these two different ethnic groups. No matter what you are interested in, your local guide will find the most suitable trail for you.
Some of our guides are also H'mong themselves. The H'mong are the biggest ethnic minority group in Sapa, and one that has many interesting traditions. For example, there are about 18 clans in the entirety of H'mong society all around the world, and members of the same clan cannot marry each other! They also decorate their clothes with numerous accessories, jewelry, and even coins - causing a distinct jingle whenever they move wearing their classic garments. An entirely unique culture within Vietnam, there's so much to experience!
Book a tour now and find yourself immersed in a truly amazing culture, while surrounded by breathtaking landscapes!
This itinerary is customizable if you choose the Private Tour option.
The trip will start at around 7 a.m. Your local guide can pick you up at your hotel in central town of Sapa by motorbike or van.
Upon meeting your guide, you will be able to choose the trekking route based on your desired difficulty level. Following are some examples:
Route 1 (Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van): Great choice for nature lovers. You will have the chance to witness the stunning beauty of terraced fields, uncapturable by photos. You will also learn about the life of the H'mong people and their costumes.
Route 2 (Sapa - Ma Tra - Ta Phin): If you are a cultural enthusiast, choose this route. Learn about how brocade is made, or bathe in the herbal leaves of the Red Dao ethnic people. Cost for the bath is not included.
Route 3 (Sapa - Cat Cat - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van): A perfect blend of nature and culture: visit the ethnic people in Cat Cat village and enjoy beautiful views of the rivers, hills, and valleys.
Depending on the route you choose, the trekking duration is different. Usually, it will end before sunset so expect to arrive at your hotel in Sapa around 6 or 7 p.m.
- Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in central Sapa
- Experienced English-speaking guide
- Pickup transport: motorbike or private car
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- Small group tour: operates with a maximum of 10 people. If you like to make new friends, this is a great option. You would pay for the trip to confirm your slot, then join a chat group with your local guide as well as fellow travel buddies, everything would be on Inspitrip. Get to know them!
- Private tour: maximizes your privacy and allows you to freely customize the itinerary. First, request to communicate any specific needs you may have, wait a couple minutes for these requests to be confirmed, and then you can proceed to payment.