- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
(Sapa - Lao Chai – Ta Van - Sapa)
Learn more about the different processes of rice production — from transplanting rice seedlings to steam rice on your dinner table — during this 3-hour walking tour. You'll drive from Sapa to the Muong Hoa Valley, then experience daily life among the Black H’mong and Giay communities in local villages.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Get inside tips from a local
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Professional English speaking guide
- Food and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
Your Sapa hotel
Returns to original departure point
The short journey will commence with a drive southwards Muong Hoa valley. You will then start your descending walk into the valley, which is the largest paddy terrace in Sapa area. The guide can provide you interesting information about rice and rice growing. If you visit the valley sometime in between May and October, you will be able to experience how the local do planting and harvesting, one of the most important activities in their daily life. The walk takes you from Lao Chai village of Black H’mong minority to Ta Van village of Giay minority, including a
visit to one of the local schools. After visiting Ta Van the vehicle will take you back to Sapa.
Note: This is the only place in Sapa where you can meet Giay minority. Be aware that the trail can be muddy and slippery in rainy time. You often be followed by the children trying to sell their souvenirs.
Approx: 16km driving/ 45 minutes; 4.5km walking/2 hours.
-The tour normally begins and finishes in Sapa (no surcharge)
-If your hotel is located in Lao Cai city, the surcharge for two way car (Lao Cai - Sapa) will be 62 USD.
-If your hotel is located in Topas Ecolodge, the surcharge for one-way car (Topas Ecolodge - Sapa) will be 24 USD.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.