Muong Hoa Valley

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Muong Hoa Valley
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Laura P
Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Our 12 klm Trek in mung hoa valley with our guide from one of the local tribes was just fantastic.... breathtaking views over the rice fields and rivers. We were there in early Jan so the weather was often misty but we were luckly to get one good day to do this trek. Would highly recommend.
Written January 14, 2020
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Ramesh
Sapa, Vietnam139 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Owo mindblowing view and beautiful village we are go this village in morning time and we are looked view we are totally refreshed it was a amazing and most visited place in sapa
Written August 12, 2019
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Resort827157
2 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
We arranged a package trekking tour from HALONG SAPA EXPERTS site agent and 6 of us got 2 private train cabins (4 beds/each) and no shared with any stranger for 2 ways on train. Hotel in Sapa " Relax hotel & spa" was worth for stay, trekking trips to Cat Cat village on 1st day, and Muong hoa valley on 2nd day and these tours are great. Meals with vegetarian food as we requested and James was very helpful and he asked his colleague to pick up in morning when we returned in Hanoi to his hotel partner to have breakfast before we left for airport
Written November 5, 2018
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Christina K
24 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Definitely the number one thing to do in Sapa! Do not give this a miss! The view is absolutely amazing! I'm from Australia and we have beautiful mountains but this place is extraordinary, it cannot compare! I'm not a very fit person, I don't go to the gym or exercise regularly. I'm 26 years old and work in the office so I'm not the most fittest person out there. I would struggle to run more than 1km without stopping. But despite that the trek itself wasn't bad. You can do a 5 hour trek (depending on how fast you are) from Sapa and go to Lao Chai village and then to another one after that which takes an additional 1-1.5 hours. I wasn't confident enough to do 5 hours so we did a 2.5 hour trek to Lao Chai village then took a motorbike back to Sapa. I've never been on a motorbike before and was a bit scared but wow - it's a must try!! You do go up and down hills but it's not THAT steep. In fact, there was only one time where it was steep to the extent that I almost had to crawl up but that was for like 20 metres. If I can do it then anyone can unless you have an injury. I would suggest going with a private guide because our tour guide who we randomly met on the streets told us that going with a group is a bit annoying because everyone has different level of fitness and some take longer to take photos. You want to be able to do the trek at your own pace with your partner, friends or family. Our tour guide May and La were absolutely amazing! The best!!! We randomly met them at Sapa when they tried to sell us handmade braclets and bags and for some reason we were really attracted to their friendliness and beautiful smile (not in a creepy way). They are very good at English, love to talk and answer anything you ask them about Sapa, the different tribes, their family, rice paddies and even showed us indigo plants which they use to dye their traditional clothing. They were so much fun to talk to that it did not feel like 2.5 hours. They catered the trek based on our level of fitness, duration and difficulty. We were initially going to do a self guided tour but I would suggest against that. There is no way you would know where to go if you want the best view/spot. Yes you might come across it by chance but the road shown on the maps or even google maps is where you can walk with the cars and motorcycles constantly driving past you, there's not peace! With a tour guide they take you into the mountain where you can only go by foot. The peace and beautiful nature is amazing!! Oh and lastly, many tourists go early in the morning around 8-9am to trek for about 5 hours. We left at 1pm and got back home around 4pm. As we were walking there were hardly any tourists and our tour guides said it's because everyone goes early in the morning. If you are planning to do a 2-3 hour trek then go later to avoid tourists, it's a lot more peaceful and can take all the time in the world to take photos. If you are going to Sapa to trek, look for May and La - 2 young girls who are friends and sell brackets and bags in Sapa town. They are the best!! It's hard to recognise but La sometimes wears a pink Adidas hat. Try not go go through your hotel for a tour, the girls told us their hotel takes 90% of the profit. Whereas if you go directly to them they take it all. Why give the money to the hotel when they can get 100% of the profit? They work so hard and deserve to take it all! Also, the Hmongs have lived here their whole life, they know Sapa inside out. Just find an English speaking tour guide on the street, take a risk, be adventurous and support them and their family without tour agencies and hotels taking majority of the cut. Sorry for the long review but hope this was useful! :)
Written August 7, 2017
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Dear Visitor Thank you very much for your review We all are looking forward to welcoming you back in nearest future With very best regards Email: info@muonghoasapa.com
Written September 16, 2017
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Jessica W
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Aaah. What to say. I guess to a certain extent we were unlucky with the weather-freezing cold fog & cloud. This meant we were unable to see anything, apart from the H'mong women popping up every two minutes with the hard sell. I didn't mind this so much but I found the disdainful attitude/comments when you didn't buy a bit sad. Because of this I much preferred the more laid back & friendly Bac Ha & the beautiful Can Cau market.
Written December 9, 2014
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Dear Jessica, Thank you very much for your review I would like to inform you that Muong Hoa Valley is the most beautiful valley in Sapa, Please consider to come another the time like August the you will see it, Now in Sapa there are many H;mong Women Vendors every where, We would not recommend you to buy the things from them! Please just say" No, Thanks" to them! Cheer! Email: info@muonghoasapa.com
Written December 11, 2014
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BeepNz
NZ22 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
Loved our visit to the Lao chai village. The guide was attentive and flexible- I arrived at the hotel with minutes to spare before the guide arrived needing a few minutes to myself. My husband walked on and the guide arranged a scooter to meet them part way, which when I saw the track I was grateful. It is in places very steep, and on chunky granite paths and winding hillside goat tracks. Lunch with the locals is simple but enyoyable. Be grateful, I think it is a huge thing for them. You will be groomed on the tracks by the friendly local ladies and the moment you stop for lunch the hard sell starts. If you buy from one all will demand it. This is very off putting and a cooperative would be so much easier on tourists who I think would buy more if they weren't feeling so pressured. Do be aware of sunburn, it comes out hot rather quickly and we were scorched! A bus takes you back up to SaPa again but we paid for locals to take us on scooters - a rather unforgettable and fun ride!!! And I would second someone below comment about the train. Sleeper cabins they may be, but between the loud music, people knocking on doors and the, ummm, interesting noises the train made (not to mention your cabin mates) not much sleeping is to be had. My disappoint, probably the amount of plastic rubbish lying in fields and waterways around the village. Tourism has brought with it western problems and Vietnam has not yet learnt how to deal with it.
Written October 29, 2014
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Dear BeepNz, Thank you very much for your review and sharing your experience Muong Hoa Valley is the best destination for trekking and Homestay It is included Lao Chai Village and Ta Van Village. Regarding your comment about vendor ladies We would like to recommend that you should not buy the things from them If you are a shopper or you would like to have a souvenir to remember the trip you should go to the shop in Sapa town especially on Cau May street there are many good shop for souvenir like Wild Orchid, Mountain..etc. We are looking forward to welcome you back in nearest future Best regards Email: info@muonghoavalley.com
Written October 29, 2014
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jyang
Singapore21 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
Definitely a must go, even if it is just a day your. The views are awesome, even better, take a 2D1N trek with homestay. Opt for a private tour, so you can walk at your own pace and stop at places you like. Book the tour when you reach Sapa if you can, or liaise with your hotel. If you want, you can request for Hmong woman as a guide, so other hmong will not follow you. If your guide is Vietnamese, he can do little to stop the hmong from following you through the journey.

1) The locals will follow you from the beginning. all 12km of the trip. You can talk to them but they will expect you to buy something for 5$ once you reach Lao Chai village, and if you do not want to have the feeling of being guilt-tripped into buying, tell them you will not buy from them. You can support the Hmong women by buying from those selling by the roads and not aggressively pestering you. Because the woman and her friends that follow you will aggressively pester you to buy, making you not feel like buying though the $5 is really negligible. You can allow her to walk first, showing that you do not want her to follow you. After a while she will get the message. I guess it is good to support the locals but they way they demand for your purchase is really done in poor taste and can potentially leave a sour taste, spoiling an awesome trip.

2) When you reach ur village for homestay, explore the village. Find some cafes with a great view if your homestay village does not have that. But don't tell ur homestay host that you went to another cafe, because they will be angry and insist you order coffee from them (but they do not understand that you want to the nice panoramic view). Just tell them you went to the river and walked around or something. Once again how enterprising they are can get slightly irritating.

3) Apply intense sunblock, it is really sunny there. The trekking route is slightly difficult so wear proper footgear. Not flats or slippers nor sandals. Socks are a must as well.

4) overall an experience not to be missed.
Written August 10, 2014
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Dear teentitan..., Thank you very much for your review and sharing your experience Your tip will be a great for other tourist ! Thanks info@muonghoavalley.com
Written August 17, 2014
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Charlie_KSA
Johannesburg, South Africa22 contributions
May 2014 • Solo
This is so beautiful and an amazing experience you have to do it ! I have literally never done anything more beautiful. My biggest reccomendation is that you do it by yourself though. If you book through your hotel or travel agency they take 50 % and the guide gets 50 %. I arrived and met the loveliest guide named Mama Chu. To my great surprise ( after visiting Hanoi) she speaks English !! She helped me find my accomodation, told me where to eat and what to do. She picked me up the next day and went on a 6hr hike for the day. We stopped at her house and she made us lunch with her family which is soooo cute !!! All of thsi for only $ 15 !!!! The next day I rented a scooter ( I HAVENT RIDDEN BEFORE :) ) and its surprisingly easy. She came as my guide and took me to Cat Cat, Silver Waterfalls and Love Waterfalls. The bike rental was $ 10 and Mama Chu charged $15 for the whole day. She is so lovely and so cute and I still think of her now, the kindest person I met in Asia. Do this and get a local guide ! I highly recommend calling Mama Chu the day before or even when you arrive and she can organise any hike you like . Her local number is 01657256913
Written May 18, 2014
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Dear Charlie_KSA, Thank you very much for taking your time to write your review about Muong Hoa Valley on the TRIPADVISOR. Muong Hoa valley which is the most beautiful terraced rice fields of Sapa.We wish to see you again on September or October the famous terraced landscape in Muong Hoa Valley will turn from green to gold marking the rice harvest season. Do not miss this extra special time of year. Best Wishes Email: sapa@muonghoavalley.com
Written May 20, 2014
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Ric Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia216 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
This is the valley of the black Hmongs and the predominant activity is rice farming. Nature has blessed this big valley with stunning vistas. Rolling hills that are terraced for rice planting and gentle plains spread far and wide make this area picture perfect. I went in November and the temperature was around 15 degrees C. Low humidity and cool temperatures make the walk very pleasant. The trek through the valley is about 5km and it will take about an hour to complete the walk. I suggest walking over a motorbike because the terrain is not steep at all. Besides, walking enables you to stop and chat with the locals and buy some of the produce if you wish. It is best to hire a car and a guide for this trek. The car will drop you at one end and pick you up at the other end. That's convenience! The guide will provide an interesting commentary while you walk.
Written November 17, 2014
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Dear Ric_L123, Thank you very much for your review and your kind advise We are looking forward to welcome you back in nearest future Best regards Email: info@muonghoavalley.com
Written November 18, 2014
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OnAir821841
2 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
We highly recommend to book trekking tour and halong cruise with James. This agent is great, they book train tickets, hanoi hotel ,sapa hotel, airport transfer, trekking to local villages and all services were exceptional, some of us vegetarians but they arrange fantastic food at meals during our trip.
Written October 15, 2018
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