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About Sapa Pathfinder Travel
Sapa Pathfinder travel is a local tour operator in Sapa Vietnam, Since founded in 2006, Sapa Pathfinder have been become one of the leader tour operator in Sapa with a large choice of the activities at the most compatitive price.Sapa Pathfinder travel specialize in trekking, biking and Fansipan climing in the north of Vietnam and Halong Bay Cruise.It owns Fansipan View, Hoang Ha Sapa Hotel and Sapa Cuisine Restaurant.The representative office in Hanoi is at 24A Hang Bac, Old Quarter, Hanoi.
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Hanoi - Sapa Tour 2D1N Full Package with local guide

My name is An from the Black Hmong ethnic minority group in Sapa. I am an experienced local mountain guide in the Sapa area. I have worked for many tourism companies which has given me the opportunity to improve my English skills with people from all over the world. I am passionate about nature especially mountain trekking and hiking on the big rice terraces in my hometown. I love sharing my local culture with anyone who is looking for a unique, memorable trip. I want to show people the real Sapa. Hope to see you soon!
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2 days
from $80.65

Sapa Trekking Tour with Local full Package by Train 3N2D

After 8 hour Sleeping on a 6 Berth Air Condition of Train from Hanoi, you will be exploring Sapa and its beautiful southern valley for two days with one night home stay in Ta Van village of the Zay minority peoples. The trek from Sapa along Muong Hoa River, passing villages of the H'mong, Zay and Zao will offers spectacular scenery and a lot opportunities to get intact with local ethnic peoples.
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2 days
from $125.21

Sapa Trekking Tour with Local full Package by Bus 3N2D

After 5 hour driving on a bus from Hanoi, you will be exploring Sapa and its beautiful southern valley for two days with one night home stay in Ta Van village of the Zay minority peoples. The trek from Sapa along Muong Hoa River, passing villages of the H'mong, Zay and Zao will offers spectacular scenery and a lot opportunities to get intact with local ethnic peoples.
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2 days
from $92.31

Fansipan 02 days - The SHORTEST challenging route to the Roof of Indochina

This adventure tour takes you to the top of Mount Fansipan, a 3.143 meter tall mountain that is considered the “Rooftop of Indochina”. It’s indeed a great experience for those who love nature as well as discovering ethnic cultures, and anyone in good physical shape can make the trek to the top.
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2 days
from $153.85

Sapa Trekking Tour with Local full Package by Bus 4N3D

After 5 hour driving on a bus from Hanoi, you will be exploring Sapa and its beautiful southern valley for two days with one night home stay in Ta Van village of the Zay minority peoples. The trek from Sapa along Muong Hoa River, passing villages of the H'mong, Zay and Zao will offers spectacular scenery and a lot opportunities to get intact with local ethnic peoples.
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3 days
from $134.62
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LaurentCL2 wrote a review Mar 2020
Imperia, Italy1,744 contributions289 helpful votes
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The train was the most interesting part of the trip actually! I got picked up at the train station and it was pouring. A mini van picked me up with another group of Asian people. I was standing in the rain until the driver could fit all luggage inside. It was like a Tetris game because there was not enough space for all luggage. I ended up at the back of the van between the luggage. An uncomfortable one-hour ride to Sa pa. I got dropped off at Panorama Hotel for a quick shower. A very uncomfortable experience too because it was in a hall with no changing room and it felt all dirty. The I got breakfast. That was nice! Got picked up by my guide and joined a group of people for a tour of the villages nearby on foot. That was the best part of the trip. Local women are following you all the way to sell you something at the end. That was the annoying part. We got lunch at Cha Pa Eco Lodge. That was good. In the afternoon, more walking through Sa pa countryside. You are supposed to get water, but you don’t get any. The guide is leading you the way, she doesn’t give you any information about the people. Do you learn about local people? NO. Do you know about rice paddies after your trip? No. I still don’t know how they collect rice… You could do that walk on your own with a good map of the area. We spent the night in a Homestay in a small village. The place we stayed at was called Hoang Hai Nam: a dormitory with 11 beds, and another room for 2. Hard mattresses. Very basic. I was not ready for that. Terrible situation to shower. Dinner was good. Breakfast was very simple: only pancakes with sugar and bad coffee. That was the down part to start the horrible day we had ahead of us! On that day, we trekked through more of Sa Pa countryside in the rain and with those local ladies following you again. One per person. They are very well coordinated. They want to help you walk but they are annoying because you lose your balance instead. The terrain was slippery, dangerous, muddy. It was the most horrible hike I have ever done in my life. Check the pictures! I wish they had given us the option to go back to Sa Pa by bus and forget about the tour because it was horribly foggy, we didn't see a think and the walk was a nightmare! I was scared to break a leg and fortunately nobody got hurt. It was extremely dangerous and I was fully concentrated not to fall. But I did several time in the mud. I am 42, I'm not old, but I can't imagine people older than me doing the same walk. It was uncalled and unsafe!!! What happened if someone breaks his neck??? I don't want to know. There were some parts on the road when I thought that if I slipped, I would land several meters down as it was impossible to grab anything. A NIGHTMARE!!! Then lunch, all wet and cold from the hike. Back in Sa Pa by bus after lunch, I jumped into the shower as I was cold, dirty, muddy and I didn't want to be sick. I slept at Panorama Hotel and on the next day, we got picked up to visit Bắc Hà Market. Almost 3 hour drive, no water on the bus again, no AC and a useless guide with very poor English. Interesting market to take pictures of local people but they cut the program short at 1:30pm, right after lunch. We were supposed to get this program: "In the afternoon, we go for a light trek to visit Ban Pho, the village is home to flower H’mong minority. We are invited to enter several local houses to have some green tea, corn wine, listen to the host talking about their family, talk to them." We went to a boring village with ZERO interest but there was nothing from the program. When I complained about it with the guide, he told me that because it is Sunday, people are not home. Really? Then why do they offer that tour and lie about the program since the market is only on Sunday??? I was furious! The guide didn't give us any information, we only got a ride to Bắc Hà and that was it. They called that a tour? In that case, I could have taken a bus by myself! My train was at 9:30pm and I was back at the station of Lào Cai at 3pm. What was I supposed to do for 6 hours with all my bags??? I had to suck it up and wait basically. No other alternative. Don't waste your time and money for a tour that is badly organised, unprofessional, and dangerous!!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Colin W wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane, Australia29 contributions4 helpful votes
Our guide was Daó and he was friendly, knowledgeable, alert to our needs and the best guide I’ve had in Vietnam. The tour was well thought out, well organised and took us to such incredible sights. Daó is a first rate photographer as well so make sure he takes some of your pics. I can thoroughly recommend this company and will use them if/when I return to Sapa. Many thanks Daó.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from sapapathfindertravel, Người quản lý at Sapa Pathfinder Travel
Responded Feb 22, 2020
Thank you so much for this, we keep training our tour guide to be the best for all traveller to Sapa
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Dan I wrote a review Dec 2019
13 contributions4 helpful votes
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We did two short tracks with Mai. She was a Hmong local, so very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. We trekked to Cat Cat village which was very touristy and Ta Van which was more authentic. The trek was challenging in parts but very rewarding. I would recommend a tour with Mai.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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LouLou wrote a review Nov 2019
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
A big thank you for our wonderful two days spent with the first class tour guide Mai. We did a short trek down to Cat Cat village on our first day and then a longer 14km trek the second day . Mai was awesome - communicated really well, good sense of humour, very knowledgeable, patient, enthusiastic and all round a real gem 😊
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Sapa Vista Hotel wrote a review Oct 2019
Sapa, Vietnam12 contributions
Fansipan mountain trekking can be seen as the best tour in Sapa. It brings to the travellers a type of Vietnamese adventure that should not be missed. It gives a chance to explore your ability and fire your pride when conquering the highest peak - Fansipan. we have very good time with a local Hmong Tour guide, he is funny, strong and speak well English. Thank all people at Sapa Pathfinder Travel.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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