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Sapa Real Experience 2 Days 1 Night at Local People House provided by Vietnam Real Tour

Sapa Real Experience 2 Days 1 Night at Local People House

Sapa Real Experience 2 Days 1 Night at Local People House
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Tour snapshot
2-day small-group homestay and trekking experience in Sapa from Hanoi
Duration:
2 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
The mountain town of Sapa is known for its terraced rice fields, traditional lifestyle, and ethnic Hmong community. This 2-day small-group tour from Hanoi strips away the tourist trappings and lets you experience authentic local life with guided trekking, overnight in a farming family's home, and the chance to work in their fields: an experience near-impossible to recreate independently. Free time in Sapa, sleeper bus transport, and meals are included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Connect with local life and Sapa’s landscapes in ways hard to achieve alone
  • Trek through terraces, stay in a local home, and work in the family’s fields
  • Includes homestay, meals, return bus, and old Hanoi hotel transfers
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Connect with local life and Sapa’s landscapes in ways hard to achieve alone
  • Trek through terraces, stay in a local home, and work in the family’s fields
  • Includes homestay, meals, return bus, and old Hanoi hotel transfers
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 86406P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel pick-up and Drop-off in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Return transportation Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi by sharing sleeper bus with Air-conditioner
  • Complementary water in the sleeper bus
  • Meals as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner with local dishes
  • Local English speaking tourguide ( local host )
  • Trekking time
  • Local village visit
  • Photo taking time
  • Accommodation ( Local house
  • Cooking with host
  • Experience the real rural daily life
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Ta Van Village
Exclusions
  • All meals & beverages not specifically mentioned.
  • Pick up and drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter not included
  • Tips, Personal Expenses & those not clearly mentioned above
  • Travel insurance.
  • Visa application (where applicable) and personal travel documents are the sole responsibility of travelers.
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • 204 Đ. Trần Quang Khải, Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam Please you should be at 204 Tran Quang Khai str ( pick-up point ) at 6:30am, bus staff will pick up your group by your name, then transfer to sleeper bus for Sapa Real Experience 2 Days 1 Night at Local People House Tour.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel pick-up and Drop-off in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Return transportation Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi by sharing sleeper bus with Air-conditioner
  • Complementary water in the sleeper bus
  • Meals as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner with local dishes
  • Local English speaking tourguide ( local host )
  • Trekking time
  • Local village visit
  • Photo taking time
  • Accommodation ( Local house
  • Cooking with host
  • Experience the real rural daily life
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Ta Van Village
Exclusions
  • All meals & beverages not specifically mentioned.
  • Pick up and drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter not included
  • Tips, Personal Expenses & those not clearly mentioned above
  • Travel insurance.
  • Visa application (where applicable) and personal travel documents are the sole responsibility of travelers.
Departure details
  • 204 Đ. Trần Quang Khải, Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam Please you should be at 204 Tran Quang Khai str ( pick-up point ) at 6:30am, bus staff will pick up your group by your name, then transfer to sleeper bus for Sapa Real Experience 2 Days 1 Night at Local People House Tour.
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
4 stops
Day 1
Day 1: Sapa – Ylinh Ho – Lao...
Day 2
Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai...
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Travelling
10 contributions
Without any doubt, this tour was the best money my boyfriend and I have ever spent.
The pick up from our hotel in Old Quarter was on time, the guide Jonny was nice, the sleeper bus was comfy and the driver wasn’t too fast, like you hear on some reviews. I fit the bed fine at 5 foot 5 but my boyfriend was a little cramped at 5 foot 9. The journey is 5 and a half hours long with 2 stops. The toilet is 3000 Dong each. We were met off our bus in Sapa by Zuzu holding a sign for us. We ate at a nice restaurant then started walking at 2pm until 5:30pm. The trek was unbelievable. It was just the two of us and Zuzu, and we only saw 3 other tourists! We had trainers and didn’t need walking boots because we walked along a track. Zuzu‘s house is wonderful. Quite basic but full of kindness and hospitality. Her and her family welcomed us as friends into the Black Mon community, and we all ate and drank a wonderful homemade meal together. Zuzu fed us until we had to refuse more food! Her house is in the misty, colder part of the mountains, however, we were fine in the wooden out-house with heavy blankets. The next day we walked through 2 villages and saw the rice fields. We ate in one of the villages before hopping on the back of motorcycles for a very exciting 20 minutes, which took us straight to our bus in time for our ride home. We didn’t have to pay for anything whilst we were there, except drinks and a beautiful purse I chose to buy from her daughter.
If you enjoy learning a lot about other cultures and are looking for an authentic experience without any glamour, please book this trip! Zuzu couldn’t do enough for us and I cannot recommend a more authentic, beautiful, welcoming experience.
If you are in any doubt whether to book this trip, please do!!!
Written February 2, 2020
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Dear Emily Thank you so much for taking your nice time to write your experience on TripAdvisor. We were so happy to see that you have enjoyed the trip so much. Your kind words helps us so much to be more confident organizing better the trip for our customer in the future. Your experience also help other traveller more confident to travel with this tour. Thank you so much for your emotion for Mama Zuzu and her family. My company always try to help her and Ethnic people as much as possible. Therefore, my company decided to arrange this tour with local family's experience. We see that local people may not professional as tourist staff who is learnt in tourism school, however, we are confident to bring our customer closer to local people and their culture. I would like to forward Mama Zuzu and her family your lovely encouragement. And I beleive that they will be very happy to hearing that. We all hope there are more chance to welcome you back to lovely Vietnam one day in the future. For further information about Vietnam, plese feel free to contact us via email: info@vietnamrealtour.com or via WhatsApp: + 84 976 242 887 We are very happy to have the chance to welcome to Vietnam. Best wishes! Manh & Vietnam Real Tour team!
Written February 25, 2020
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Isabel A
12 contributions
Solo
i went solo but another group of travellers also booked the tour at the same time, so i wasnt alone :-)

mama zuzu was suuuuper accommodating for someone as unfit as i am, when she realized we were gasping for too much air 10 minutes into the hike, she suggested an alternative, but still with the best experience.

her home cooked food and dinner with the family in her home at the village was super yummy.

and she showed us as much as she could with what little time i spend in sapa :'-)
Written August 4, 2022
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19lukas96
Bottrop, Germany8 contributions
Our stay with Mama Zuzu was great and we enjoyed getting to know how the locals in Sapa live. The trekking was some great fun and the hospitality of her family is great. Although it was cold in Sapa we had a great experience. Would just recommend hiking boots in some months because we walked around rice terraced and I got stuck in the water on a small way.
Written February 21, 2020
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Dear Lukas Thank you so much for taking your nice time to write your experience on TripAdvisor. We were so happy to see that you have enjoyed the trip so much. Your kind words helps us so much to be more confident organizing better the trip for our customer in the future. Your experience also help other traveller more confident to travel with this tour. I would like to forward Mama Zuzu and her family your kind words. I am sure that they will be very happy to hearing that. For further information about Vietnam, plese feel free to contact us via email: info@vietnamrealtour.com or via WhatsApp: + 84 976 242 887 We are very happy to have the chance to welcome to Vietnam. Best wishes! Manh & Vietnam Real Tour team!
Written February 25, 2020
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Sophie
1 contribution
Solo
Mama Zuzu’s home stay is the way to go when going to Sapa. It was an authentic, genuine and fun experience. Her and her family seem to really enjoy doing this and are so sweet. The home is simple but comfortable. There are separate rooms for each of the travelers (I had a tour group of 3 people). Mama Zuzu is a great cook and makes sure you’re comfortable and have everything you need. This was one of my favorite travel experiences I’ve ever had! It was exactly as advertised and better than expected (even with high expectations)!
Written January 21, 2020
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Dear Sophsnider Thank you so much for taking your nice time to write your experience on TripAdvisor. We were so happy to see that you have enjoyed the trip so much. I hope that you have learnt how to cook some local dishes with Mama Zuzu and her family. My team was very happy to see that you have enjoyed her house which is simple but comfortable enough. Your sweet feedback will help us developping and serving our next customer better. Hope to meeting you again on our other tour in the future. For further information about Vietnam, plese feel free to contact us via email: info@vietnamrealtour.com or via WhatsApp: + 84 976 242 887 We are very happy to have the chance to welcome to Vietnam. Best wishes! Manh & Vietnam Real Tour team!
Written February 25, 2020
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Lee Nguyen
1 contribution
Lovely experience with Mama Zuzu and her family. The trek to her home was full of beautiful scenery and one which would not be possible without a local guide. Her family were kind and welcoming. Facilities were basic but had all the essentials. This tour is able to give a little insight in how the Hmong people live.
Written March 26, 2020
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Sheila H
4 contributions
Couples
The family opened up their home and welcomed us in, so hospitable and friendly, the smiliest people we came across. The accommodation is quite Spartan, and you might share a shower block with a dog and her pups (very sweet-natured), but you will have the most wonderful, genuine experience among the SaPa hill-tribes. Highly recommend.
Written February 28, 2020
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Dear Sheila Thank you so much for taking your nice time to write your experience on TripAdvisor. We were so happy to see that you have enjoyed Sapa trip so much with Mama Zuzu family. Yes, her house is quite simple, but comfortable enough. It is most important that everyone can experience the real tribe life of Hmong people. I am sure that you have had many lovely memories with her family. I would like to forward her your kind words and sure that they will be very happy to hearing that. For further information about Vietnam, plese feel free to contact us via email: info@vietnamrealtour.com or via WhatsApp: + 84 976 242 887 We are very happy to have the chance to welcome to Vietnam. Best wishes! Manh & Vietnam Real Tour team!
Written March 2, 2020
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teriko89
Glen Eden, New Zealand8 contributions
This was by far the best trip we went on during our stay in Hanoi. We did all of the famous three - Ha Long Bay, Ninh Binh and Sapa. Mama Zuzu's family is delightful.
If I was to go again, I would plan to stay in Sapa town for a bit as well - looked beautiful but we had to go straight past it.

Highly recommended! Don't forget to take your hiking boots (I did...)
Written January 16, 2020
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Dear Teriko Thank you so much for taking your nice time to write your experience on TripAdvisor. We were so happy to see that you have enjoyed the trip so much. Your kind words helps us so much to be more confident organizing better the trip for our customer in the future. Your experience also help other traveller more confident to travel with this tour. I have forwarded your emotion to Mama Zuzu and her family, and they were so happy to hearing that. Thay would like to send you their big hugs and thanks. Wel hope to have more chance to welcome you back to Sapa in the near future. For further information about Vietnam, plese feel free to contact us via email: info@vietnamrealtour.com or via WhatsApp: + 84 976 242 887 We are very happy to have the chance to welcome to Vietnam. Best wishes! Manh & Vietnam Real Tour team!
Written February 28, 2020
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Safari01719454597
1 contribution
My parents and I took this 2D1N trip and we really enjoyed ourselves. Mama Zuzu was really accommodating. The scenery was breathtaking! Home stay was simple and comfortable.
Written December 8, 2019
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Dear Safari01719454597 Thank you so much for taking your nice time to write your experience on TripAdvisor. We were so happy to see that you have enjoyed the trip so much. Your kind words helps us so much to be more confident organizing better the trip for our customer in the future. Your experience also help other traveller more confident to travel with this tour. For further information about Vietnam, plese feel free to contact us via email: info@vietnamrealtour.com or via WhatsApp: + 84 976 242 887 We are very happy to have the chance to welcome to Vietnam. Best wishes! Manh & Vietnam Real Tour team!
Written March 2, 2020
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melvinx2016
8 contributions
Couples
Mr Manh is a very Trustworthy and responsible man. Basically u can leave him everything under his care. I had book Halong Bay tour and Sapa tour twice from him; both well organised and timely prepared. He is easily contacted and will come to your needs if you got any enquires. If you come to Hanoi, this is the guide that you need. Value for money. Thumb ups! :)
Written August 2, 2019
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Richard Scott Nokes
Troy, AL17 contributions
A delightful guided visit to stay the night at a homestay in a Hmong village. Mama Zuzu and her family have big, welcoming personalities. You will see stunning vistas, meet with locals, and escape the crush of other tourists.

Parts of the trek are quite steep for long periods of time, and getting there is hours up and down trails, so be forewarned that this trip will take a bit of physical fitness, but it's absolutely worth every step of the climb.
Written May 28, 2019
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Very professional!
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Great tour organiser
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Great trip to Sapa
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