Sapa Sisters Trekking Adventures

Sapa Sisters Trekking Adventures

Sapa Sisters Trekking Adventures
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About
We are the best trekking guides in Sapa, Vietnam. An ethnic minority Hmong trekking group based in the beautiful northern. The 5 best trekking routes around Sapa town · Trek to Cat Cat falls and experience the Cat Cat tourist village · The Sa Pa Valley Trail
Sapa, Vietnam
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4.5
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Megan M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
We had an amazing 3 day 2 night trek and our guide Ru was so wonderful. She was knowledgeable, engaging, hospitable and her English was top notch. We enjoyed staying in two different home stays and loved doing different excursions each day. We made it “into the mountains” on our second day where we had lunch with a local family at their home. This was one of the highlights of our trek. Although the cost is a bit more than other trekking groups or hiring a guide off the street we really recommend Sapa Sisters. We felt cared for, accomplished and also agree with supporting this Women led company. 10 out of 10 would recommend! Thank you Ru and Sapa sisters!!
Written January 5, 2020
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traveler
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I was very happy to support the endeavors of Sapa Sisters, an all-woman company which employs local women as guides for treks and other outings in the Sapa region. I was impressed by their professionalism which showed in their prompt and clear communication, easy to use website, and overall organization and attention to detail. I did a two day trek, with an overnight at the very nice homestay of Zao, one of the owners of Sapa Sisters. I opted to have one of the two provided lunches in the home of a village family. It was a nominal extra cost for a really nice experience and copious amounts of delicious home-cooked food. The other lunch at a village restaurant at the end of the trekking was also excellent. The highlight of the whole experience was my guide, May. She's enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and easy going. I learned a lot from her and enjoyed the time we spent together. Being out on the land, in the natural setting, was really refreshing, and it was an honor to walk through several villages and see the people and their practices up close. When you arrive in Sapa you will see that there are many people who would like to guide you on a trek. I am glad I made the decision to contact Sapa Sisters to make my arrangements. I highly recommend the experience, the organization, and my wonderful guide, May. This has been one of the highlights of my time in Southeast Asia.
Written February 8, 2020
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Cgerbs
Toronto, Canada59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had a fabulous time on our trek! Our guides constructed the trip around our preferences, choosing routes and destinations with us over the course of our trek. Our lodgings were comfortable home stay lodges (all lodging and food included); the food was plentiful and tasty. We even had the luck to share dinner with a wedding party held by our hosts one night. The scenery is quite beautiful, and the hikes were challenging but still very fun. We would definitely recommend this company to anybody visiting Sapa, especially since they are woman-owned and Hmong-owned.
Written March 4, 2020
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rc2a
Canberra, Australia69 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
We booked a 3 day Sapa trekking tour directly through Sapa Sisters’ office for US$270.

Day 1 dawned to typical drizzly Sapa weather and we set off down a series of steep, wet, slippery concrete paths. Rubbish was strewn everywhere, so much so that at first I thought that trash had been used as fill to build up the path. One hawker followed us for the first hour and a half to try to sell us things at our first rest stop.

By the time we reached the lunch stop, we were exhausted from the effort of keeping our balance on the slippery paths. Lunch was served at a “roadhouse” type restaurant with several other groups doing the same trek.

We set off again, the sun was out and the path was level, but the rubbish problem hadn’t got any better. All the way along the roadside and in every waterway there were plastic wrappers and bags. Children ran out of homes along the way, persistently trying to sell us woven bracelets.

We arrived at our “nice guesthouse” mid-afternoon. Something must have been lost in translation, however. The accommodations were in a barn like brick building. We were given the choice of a bed that was in a walled off windowless corner of the room or one of the beds on a dormitory style windowless loft with another couple. Communal ablutions were in the separate kitchen area.

No thankyou.

Sapa Sisters refused to speak with us directly (no reason given), but via the guide we were offered either:
1. to pay for our own accommodation elsewhere, or
2. to be given a taxi back to Sapa.
It was made very clear that no refund would be given, though we hadn’t asked for one at that point.

We chose to end the trip and return to Sapa and our guide was very helpful in making the arrangements for us.

Oh yes, and what of the beautiful scenery of the rice fields? Well that was very nice. Maybe you can just buy a postcard.
Written September 24, 2022
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Mike_F_from_STR
Stuttgart, Germany37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We did a 3 day, 2 night tour in February. Although the weather was not too good (one rainy day and the other two days mostly cloudy with sometimes poor visibility) we had a lot of fun with our tour guide Chi.

Each day we had the opportunity to decide if we'd like to do an easy walk, or some moderate or difficult hiking (the latter meant walking up and down the hills and crossing muddy rice paddies). The tour was very personalized and the only time we met other tourists was after finishing our tour when we had to wait for our transport back to a hotel in Sa Pa.

The overnight stays at Chi's house and at Zao's house were very nice as well as dinner with the families.

I would strongly recommend the 3d/2n trip - but bring your rubber boots (or buy them before your trek) if its not in the dry season
Written March 9, 2020
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Matleena L
Tampere, Finland2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Went for a three day trek with my boyfriend in Jan 2020. The weather was extremely foggy for the first two days so we couldn’t see much. Our guide, Phinh, was great, telling us a lot about Hmong culture, so even with foggy weather the trip wasn’t boring. The tracks were time to time unbelievably slippery with mud, so i recommend having good shoes and a bamboo stick as a pole.
Definitely something you should do while visiting Sa Pa, especially during the summer.
Written January 11, 2020
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Amber W
Manchester, England, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We had a 2 day 1 night trek and stayed at Zao's House. Thị was our guide for the trip, we had a wonderful experience and she was able to teach us a lot about the area, cultures and villages, and answer all of the questions we had in plenty of detail. She also fit the trek to our needs - when we struggled with some of the terrain due to bad footwear & wet conditions, she planned around us and took us on more appropriate paths that still allowed us to see the wonderful beauty of Sapa. One can easily admire Thị's amazing ability at navigating the terrain of the area.

Zao's House was sat quietly outside the village and had wonderful views of the valley. It was a very peaceful spot and their family was very warm and welcoming - they cooked us some very delicious food for both dinner and breakfast.

I would thoroughly recommend a trek with the Sapa Sisters, especially knowing that all of the money spent will be reincorporated into the local Hmong communities.
Written January 3, 2021
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Jack Symons
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
What can I say? Our Sapa sisters trekking tour was nothing short of incredible!

My partner and I did a 3 day trekking, 2 night homestay along with an overnight bus too and from Sapa from Hanoi. After arriving in the morning we were promptly met at the bus stop by Mama Mao (possibly the funniest person you'll meet) before being taken to a local hotel to have breakfast, get changed into our hiking gear and fill our day-packs. You can leave your large luggage with the girls and they will drive it to the homestay for you!

The trek itself was amazing. Jane was our guide and she was so knowledgeable, teaching us of the different uses the local people had for the land, while foraging some edible plants on the way. We hardly saw any other tourists, while the track wound up and down through tiny villages, farms, rice paddies and bamboo forest. They will cater to any fitness or ability level, so they can be used from advanced level hikers to beginners and families. Often some local village girls will tag along with your group, offering assistance along the way. However they will expect you to buy something off them at the end so be prepared with a little money or be firm if you aren't interested.

We decided to spend both nights of our homestay at Mama Mao's house. The food was bountiful and delicious. Mao also will be sure to offer you some "happy water", aka rice wine. Let me tell you, it can get really fun really quickly so be sure to say no firmly if you don't want any because she will re-fill your cup before you know it! We definitely had our fill on the 2nd night, making for some rough heads on the last trek 😂

I will definitely be back using Sapa sisters in the future and I will recommend them to any friends visiting the area. Our experience was wonderful. Thanks ladies!

Jack and Sam.
Written March 1, 2020
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KiliKelly
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Originally, we had booked a a 3 day trekking adventure with Sa Pa Sisters back in March of 2020. COVID 19 changed those plans, but because Vietnam was able to prevent the community spread of the virus and we were still living in Hanoi when the travel restrictions were lifted in June of 2020, we were able to resume our plans. We could not have been happier. Our guide Ker picked us up at our hotel the morning of our first day and we hiked out of town. The scenery was fantastic with the rice paddies all lush and green. Since the borders to Vietnam were shut down to foreigners at the time of our trek, there was very little traffic on the trails. At times the trekking was moderately difficult which was great, and it was always beautiful and intoxicating. Our guide was very flexible and let my wife and I choose our own adventure. The home-stay was also charming. The family was a delight with lots of real coffee and yummy food. We were not able to maintain a vegan diet, but vegetarian was not an issue at all. The view from the home-stay was wonderful. We couldn't recommend Sa Pa Sisters any higher. They were also easy to communicate with. They were quick to refund our payment when COVID 19 struck down our first attempt at the trip and they were very helpful in assisting with the reboot including transportation from Hanoi. Simply fantastic.
Written July 2, 2020
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Mobile602979
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Positives: We had a fantastic time enjoying the scenery and countryside. We stayed with our guide’s family on the first night and in a homestay on the second. Both were very basic but clean with hot showers and western toilets. We slept really well. The hosts were friendly and kind and dinner was delicious, particularly at our guide’s house. Our guide was great with the kids and had so much interesting information to share about the area and customs of the different tribes.

So why did I give 4 stars instead of 5??

I found it a bit stressful on arrival - nobody was waiting at Lao Cai for us even though we paid $40 for a private transfer which is very expensive if you’re not going to be there to meet and greet from the train. Had I known that, I would have organised my own taxi on arrival.

It was also not the most warm welcome at the office. When we met with our guide, it was all quite confusing and I would have preferred to have the discussions in advance rather than be put on the spot. It was clear that she would rather walk on the road due to the recent wet weather making paths slippery… so I kept having to insist that we wanted a real hike in the countryside. This had to be reinforced multiple times across the 3 days as she kept suggesting routes where 50-80% of the ‘hike’ for that day would be along a road! The off road paths and tracks were completely fine for us, even with the recent wet weather and slippery paths. It wasn’t easy but we managed fine! I wouldn’t recommend it for elderly people but fine for families.

In summary, I would recommend a hike in Sapa but just make sure you are very clear about exactly what you want from it and do not back down. I think a hike in Ha Giang or Mai Chau would probably give more of an ‘off the beaten path’ vibe.
Written April 5, 2023
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