Mr.Kate Mcdonald’s Reviews
My wife and I booked 2 days tour with TrekkingSapa, we have to say: That’s a Must do!
We had a lovely guide, Phinh – She spoke good english.We visited a local market and had lunch with a local family, which was absolutely lovely. They were so nice. If you would like to see the real Vietnam – go for a homestay-tour!
Mr.Kate Mcdonald -Australia
Local market in Sapa
Almost every day of the week, somewhere in the area around Sapa the local hill tribes will be gathering for their weekly market. As well as providing the opportunity to buy and sell anything from vegetables to buffalo, these are also important social occasions. Those who live in the region’s more isolated villages have the chance to meet friends and family, exchange news, eat, and even indulge in some of the locally brewed spirits – which can be up to 55% proof!
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Homestay in Sapa
A homestay is a type of bed and breakfast or inn, usually ran by local families in the many small villages that surround Sapa. Staying in a homestay means staying in a family home rather than a hotel or hostel. This isn’t like sleeping over at your mums for the night, nor is it like crashing out on a strangers floor after a party, it is an immersive cultural experience like no other. This may sound a little scary but homestays are very well established and organised in Sapa and hosts are friendly and accommodating.
Some Sapa Homestay Tours you can book
Sapa Homestay Adventure 3 Nights / 2 Days
This trip includes a trek through the hills and valleys of the Sapa region, discovering several different minorities along the way. You will experience overnight accommodation in the hospitable villaages of Giay and Tay ethnic minorities. The apparent hardships are worth it though as we walk through some of the most spectacular scenery that Vietnam has to offer and experience unique villages culture.
Sapa Homestay with ethnic mimority 2 Days / 3 Nights
Admiring wild nature of Hoang Lien Son mountain range, exploring a sere of the remotest ethnic minority villages to discover their colorful and fantastic culture, experiencing part of local life and enjoying the most magnificent and beautiful landscapes…this trip including 2 days trekking and 1 nights home stay in tribal villages is really a great challenge to hikers who love adventure.