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Sa Pa Valley Trek and Local Villages

Product ID: 129958
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Trek through the Sa Pa valley and get stunning views of the terraced rice fields. Learn about the traditional customs of the different ethnic minority groups that live in the villages along the way.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Pickup included

Pickup is available from hotels in Sa Pa town only.

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  • Explore the traditional cultures and local diversity of the Sa Pa valley
  • Trek through the amazing landscapes and get breathtaking views
  • Enjoy lunch at a local home in one of the villages
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Sa Pa, and then start your 10-kilometer trek through the beautiful valley. Admire the rice terraces hidden behind the morning mist as you follow a small track to cross the Muong Hoa River.

Continue past well-tended, terraced rice fields on your way to the village of Lao Chai, where a local Black Hmong ethnic group live. Hike on to the village of Ta Van Giay and trek along the route of the Muong Hoa River to cross a small suspension bridge roughly 2 kilometers from the settlement. Discover a fascinating collection of ancient rock carvings that depict images of men, stilt houses and different decorative patterns.

Enjoy lunch at a local home in the village before hiking through a bamboo forest to reach the Red Dao ethnic minority village of Giang Ta Chai. Rest at a nearby waterfall before climbing uphill to reach the vehicle that will take you back to Sa Pa. 
  • Hotel pick-up
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Lunch
  • Mineral water
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses

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Important information
Know before you go
• The trek is 10 kilometers long and can be challenging, especially in wet weather. Please ensure your fitness is suitable before booking
• This activity is not suitable for disabled people and children under 6 years old
• The tour ends at approximately 3:30 PM
• Warm clothes are recommended from October to March
• Bring trekking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent

From US$ 21 per person

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Product ID: 129958