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Review of Muong Hoa Valley

Muong Hoa Valley
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Muong Hoa Valley Day Tour from Sapa
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Half-Day Trekking Trip to Sapa Valley Including Y Linh Ho Visit
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H'MONG CULTURE HALF DAY PRIVATE TOUR FROM SAPA
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Highly recommend!”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

We travelled from Hanoi to Sapa on the overnight train. Our hotel, Thai Binh Hotel Sapa (Nam Hong is the owner) organised everything which meant this was completely stress-free and having now done the trip I don't think we would have been financially better off doing this all ourselves.

Our train was Sapaly Express, we could have booked any train through our hotel but I picked this after going through the reviews. To be honest, I'm not sure that there is much material difference between the companies and they are all the same train just different carriages. I have travelled on quite a few sleeper trains but this was my husband's first. We booked a private cabin but both ways this was just a 4 berth cabin with us as the only two occupants so think this is pretty standard. You obviously have to pay double but we are on our honeymoon so decided we would rather pay more and have the place to ourselves. We were very comfortable and slept reasonably well. As with all sleeper trains I recommend earplugs and eye mask!

We arrived early Friday morning and looked out for the sign with our names per hotel instructions and were on our way!

Our hotel gave us use of the room from when we arrived until evening of the train back and so we were able to get showered and eat breakfast before heading straight out on our trek that same day.

Our guide, Zie, was really excellent, a lovely day who speaks good English and has been guiding people for 4+ years. She was really very fun and interesting making our trek even more enjoyable so really can't recommend her enough. We were supposed to stay one night in a homestay but Zie asked we wanted to stay with her family and we though well why not let's give it a go. It wasn't the best night's sleep but was well worth doing. We had a lovely evening with the family, helping to make spring rolls and prepare the veg plus reaching on the 'porch' with a cold beer watching the sun go down! Any one interested in trekking Sapa you should call Zie 01652161586, she doesn't read English so best to call not text.

My husband and I really enjoy trekking (although I'd say I'm more of a fair weather trekker) so for us the only thing is that we could have done a bit more up in the hills as there was quite a lot of going through villages. That said, the rice terraces make really stunning scenery.

One of the best things bout Sapa is the pace so getting up here at this time of year where it is cooler and calmer is a welcome break from the madness of Hanoi!

Early 30s, travelled as a couple

Visited May 2014
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Nguyễn T, Owner at Muong Hoa Valley, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Dear Lizzie C,

Thank you very much for your very nice review and sharing your experience !

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Perth, Australia
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“It's why you come to Sapa”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

Our hotel booked our guide, and we had a wonderful 6hours trekking through the villages, This is a very well worn tourist route and the abundance of shopping opportunities detracts from the remote hill tribe experience. Our guide was 28 and could not remember life in her valley without tourists. A guide is definetly the better option but I urge you to try booking directly with your guide. We paid our hotel $37 each =$74 our guide got $12 of that the hotel takes the rest. Please feel free to use the guide we had, you will not be dissappointed. she took far away from the crowds. Her name is Pen Pensapa2006@yahoo.com. Or +841652251840. These rice terraces will be fantastic by the end of June, as they are preparing the terraces for planting now

Visited May 2014
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TOMTRAVELSaPa, Owner at Muong Hoa Valley, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Dear andrew f,


Thank you very much for taking your time to write your review about Muong Hoa Valley on the TRIPADVISOR. If you come back to Mong Hoa Valley again. Please, come back on September or October. The famous terraced landscape in Muong Hoa Valley will turn from green to gold marking the rice harvest season.


Best Wishes

Email: sapa@muonghoavalley.com
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Beautifull”
Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

It was cloudy when we came, but the landscape was beautifull. You van see ricefields everywhere: a lot of them are brown for the moment but it is still beautifull! Make sure to take a local guide to guide you through the valley and talk with them about the village life. When you taken a walking tour, you will always be accompagnied by other local villagers. The are very friendly but when it is lunchbreak they will try to sell you a lot of things they made. The English of the local guides is among the best English I've heard in Vietnam!

Visited May 2014
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TOMTRAVELSaPa, Owner at Muong Hoa Valley, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Dear Elisebize,

It was great to hear from you. Thank you very much for your trip to Muong Hoa Valley. Please, visit Muong Hoa Valley one more time on September or October you will see the valley 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
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Maleny, Australia
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“Pictures can't capture the wonderful feeling”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

Do you know the places you go and have a wonderful view, feeling and then you take a pic to show your friends or just to keep a good memory and when you look the picture you think "hmmm, it is much more than this"? Muong Hoa Valley is one of these places.

If you a short on time, forget the super crowded Cat Cat Village or the Sapa Shopping Town, make a way to go down to the valley and experience a homestay in one of the villages - UNIQUE and bring so much more than a hotel experience.

I just got back from 4 amazing days trekking with Zon and I highly recommend. She can organise pick up on train station. homestay, etc. Her phone is 016 833 508 71.

ps. if in many places you read April is a dry season, forget it! It is pissing down here for the last week, therefore my time in computer!!! Hey, but it is still wonderful experience!

Visited April 2014
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TOMTRAVELSaPa, Owner at Muong Hoa Valley, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Dear InnerGreen,

Thank you very much for your review about Muong Hoa Valley on TripAdvisor. If you come back to Muong Hoa Valley you should visit local house of H'mong minority where you can see local people make clothes by hand and dye clothes by using the Indigo plant.

Warmest Regards

Email: amazingmuonghoavalley@gmail.com
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Nimes, France
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“very nice”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

nice trek to do near lao chai village specially with a hmong guide to explain about her culture, if you don't want to walk all the 12 you can cross sapa by car and save 4 km

Visited April 2014
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TOMTRAVELSaPa, Owner at Muong Hoa Valley, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
It was very nice to hear from you. On behalf of Muong Hoa Valley we would like to say thank you very much for taking your time to write your review about Muong Hoa Valley on the TRIPADVISOR. If you come back to Mong Hoa Valley again. Please, come back on May and October you will see the valley much more beautiful.


Warmest Regards

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