Guided tour

From Sa Pa: 5-Hour Muong Hoa Valley Trek and Ethnic Tribes

4.2 / 5

96 reviews

Activity provider: Vietnam Nomadtrails

From Sa Pa: 5-Hour Muong Hoa Valley Trek and Ethnic Tribes

Activity provider: Vietnam Nomadtrails
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Get back to nature, experience and learn the local rural life on a 5-hour trek through the Amazing Valley. Meet local ethnic groups, enjoy stunning views of the most amazing rice terraces in Vietnam.

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Duration 5 hours
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Pickup is available from hotels in Sa Pa town only.


  • Explore the traditional cultures of the ethnic people of the Muong Hoa Valley
  • See some of the most beautiful rice terraces in Vietnam
  • Learn more about the Black Mong and Dzay tribes
Full description
Depart from Sa Pa, about 20 minutes walk along the stunning road heading to the Muong Hoa Valley, visit the Y Linh Ho village of the Black Hmong tribe, interact with the locals and experience their everyday life at the market. Arrive in the village of Lao Chai and get spectacular views of some of the most beautiful rice terraces in Vietnam. Enjoy lunch near the river and taste the local produce of the Black Hmong community. Next, trek to Ta Van village and visit the local houses to learn more about the traditional crafts of the minority people, such as weaving and rice cultivation. Learn more about rural life and meet members of the Dzay tribe to contrast their customs and costumes with the Black Mong people. Take the bus back to Sa Pa, where you will be dropped off at the local office on arrival.
  • Transportation by bus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets to all indicated sites
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • VAT
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Senior citizens are advised not to do this 10-kilometer trek as it is challenging and can be dangerous in wet weather
  • The trek is not suitable for disabled people and children under 6 years old
  • Warm clothes are recommended between October and March
  • Bring trekking shoes, sunglasses, sun cream and insect repellent
  • Please respect the local culture. Do not take pictures of children without the permission of their parents or touch the children’s heads
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 96 reviews

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The hike was very nice. Our guide spoke very good English and showed us the best views of the rice terraces. The lunch was delicious, but the locals tried very hard to sell their goods. All in all, but a recommended tour. The transport back is adventurous due to the road conditions. But the organizer can not do anything.

September 7, 2019

The draw was very beautiful! You pass places where you would not come out of yourself so easily. The women who walk along help you very well. We did a trek after heavy rainfall, which made some paths very slippery and some places even 'dangerous' for people who are less agile or have no experience with difficult treks.

July 14, 2019

It was a great hike! Our guide Su was very helpful, told us a lot about the local cultures and led us at a good pace. The lunch was very tasty and plenty. The local women and children who accompanied us were also sweet, not annoying at all, like some reviewers wrote. During lunch they were not even around and only at the very end they offered us they products, which I find normal considering that we stomp through their villages. All in all highly recommendable!

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June 4, 2019

Product ID: 127460