Vietnam hill tribe trek and homestay

“Take an overnight return train from Hanoi to experience 3 days trekking in rural Vietnam and staying with Dao and Hmong people in traditional hillside villages.”


Sapa | terraced rice fields | Hmong villages | Ta Phin village | Dao host family | Ham Rong mountain gardens | traditional ethnic music performance | Lao Chai village | Optional activities include gardening, cleaning and feeding the village animals | Option to spend more time with families and less time trekking |

Description of Vietnam hill tribe trek and homestay

Combine trekking in Vietnam with hill tribe community homestay and you have the perfect recipe for an exciting experience packed full of cultural insight and outdoor adventure.

As a tailor-made three day trek you'll be exploring away from the typical tourist trail with an overnight stay in a traditional Dao village in the Sapa region adding to the enjoyment of a warm welcome and an authentic evening meal.

Dao people are renowned for their hospitality and the Sapa region gives trekking in Vietnam a delightfully relaxed feel with several hidden gems allowing travellers to really get to grips with rural Vietnam away from the bright lights and hectic streets of Hanoi.

As a Community Based Tourism Project this three day Vietnam homestay and trek experience gives travellers the opportunity to add their own enthusiasm and suggestions to the itinerary as well as finding out more about life in the hill tribes and how to provide support to future projects.

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Departure information

This trip can be arranged at a time to suit you, and adapted to your requirements as necessary

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Small group: We limit our group to a maximum of 10 persons, our members are informed on how behave while trekking and staying there with the locals.

Local guide: They were born in Sapa and have learnt from the development of this town, they speak English, Vietnamese and the tribal languages like Hmong and Dao so as for the bridge of the locals and tourists. We sometimes work with the Hmong and Dao to be our tour guides, especially when we support the work of the locals.

Homestay: We spend one night in the Dao village (Ta Phin) and one night in Sapa, we pay them directly on each trip and our travelers have chance to learn so much more about their culture and customs. Rotation of families for homestay in Ta Phin Sapa is at our priority since this really makes everyone in the village happy and willing to do tourism.

Local food: As soon as we come to the homestay, we ask the Dao in Ta Phin to cook dinner for us, they will use their homemade vegetable, fishes, chicken for our delicious meals. So our money stays here.

Environment: We train our guides while trekking and visiting Taphin village in Sapa, we pick up trash when possible to make the village clean and to set the example to others, we also put the environmental awareness in our conversation with the locals so that they can do it themselves.

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