Welcome to Sapa Sisters Trekking Adventures
The best trekking guides in Sapa, Vietnam
The best trekking guides in Sapa, Vietnam
Going to Vietnam? Get on the night train from Hanoi and come to Sapa to join us in the mountains! We’ll show you the best spots and guarantee you’ll get an unforgettable experience.
XOXO/ Chi, Zao, Lang, Pen, Pang, Chinh, Ker, Lan, Little Chi, Su, Khu, Chai, Mao, Ze, May, Gom, Cho, Little Mu, Ru, So, Sam, Sy, Song, Big Khu, Shu and Tung
If you want to book a trek you can contact us by filling out the form on our contact page, come directly to our office or book a trek online.
We are Sapa Sisters, an ethnic minority Hmong trekking group based in the beautiful northern mountainous highlands of Sapa, Vietnam. We are very proud to be one of the few Hmong businesses that exist in this region – and one that is entirely owned and run by women. We think that this is a significant achievement because Hmong highlanders face much higher levels of poverty and many barriers to accessing capital and business connections. Tourism to our area is providing us with vital new opportunities to earn sustainable incomes, helping our families and our communities to prosper.
1-day, 2-days, 3-days or More-days, Market Tours, Homestays or Stay overnight at your guide’s home. Other activities: cook with your guide, Swimming, Harvest Rice, and learn Batik. What do you want to do?
You can book your trek by email or directly at our office in Sapa. Alley 29, 9 Fansipan Street. You can also book and pay for your trek on our Book Online page.
We arrange all kinds of transportation between Sapa and Hanoi and Ha Giang. Private Car with driver, Night Train, Sleeper-bus, VIP-Bus, and Limousine -Bus.
During your trek you will stay overnight in a Homestay in Sapa Valleys but if you want to stay an extra night our two in Sapa Town or Hanoi, we work with several hotels and can offer you discount prices.
Sapa Sisters was the first organization dedicated to paying guides fair wages for their trekking expertise. In fact, Sapa Sisters guides are the best paid H’mong guides in Sapa. Paying well is what companies should do and we also have many other benefits, such as: professional training in First Aid/CPR, paid parenting leave, access to healthcare at private hospitals in Hanoi, and yearly bonuses. All our employees have social insurance, we pay our taxes, and are members of the Working Union. In this way, we make sure to keep the best guides working with us and maintain a healthy business for them in the future.
More importantly, we work together in an environment based on trust and mutual reciprocity. Our hard work and dedication have clearly paid off and we are happy to see other travel organizations following in our footsteps to ensure that fair pay is an essential part of their business. Our initiatives have enabled us to take on more challenges to help empower Hmong women such as domestic violence, healthcare, and early childhood education – all important issues facing their community.
We are happy to welcome parents with children to trek with us. We offer discounts for younger children and children 2 years or younger, trek for free. Sometimes our guides bring their own baby with them on the trek.
We know from experience that children often are stronger hikers than their parents may think, but of course, their energy might run out. Our guides are flexible to arrange the tour to fit your family’s needs all throughout the trek.
We can arrange tours that start by going down the valley by car you can then have a short walk and visit some villages and maybe have lunch in your guide’s home.
During the hot summer months, we can take you on an easy trek, pass Cat Cat village where you can swim in the clear stream, surrounded by forest. We bring picnic lunch and eat on the “beach”.
If you prefer to do it all by car, we can arrange that as well. You can still have lunch in local houses and sleep overnight in a homestay.
Some of Sapa Sisters guides welcome travelers to stay over at their homes or at a family member’s. It’s a very appreciated experience for many of our customers who are looking for a more authentic experience. However, it’s not for those who need extra comfort. Most local homes lack both showers or water toilets.
If you don’t want to stay overnight, then just stay for lunch! If you have lunch at a local house, either your guide or the hosting family will cook your lunch. If your guide cooks, you can buy the groceries together along the way. You are also welcome to take part in the cooking if you want to learn how to make Hmong food.
We arrange tours by private car to all the markets around Sapa and Lao Cai. We also do tours to all of the sights around Sapa; Tram Ton Pass, Silver Waterfall, Love Waterfall, and all villages.
For example, you can a car to Ta Phin village to have a short walk around the village and visit the cave. When you’re hungry you will be served lunch in a restaurant. After lunch, you can relax with a traditional herbal bath in the house of Dao people.
We can also arrange tours by motorbike-taxi.
Or drive yourself, but you will then have to have your guide behind you on the bike. (Only choose this option if you are a safe and responsible driver, with no intentions to drink alcohol along the way).
I had an incredible couple of days hiking around the terraces and villages near Sapa with Su. She was an amazing guide–friendly, super knowledgable and willing to teach me heaps about the life and culture of the area…
..From an administrative standpoint, I also really appreciated the quick and clear communication and arranging everything, including the transport from/to Hanoi, on fairly short notice. Overall, can’t possibly recommend this more strongly. I hope I can go back one day!
Zao was a wonderful guide. She was experienced and mellow to hike with. She was especially great with our 6 year old daughter and found creative ways to keep her hiking when she began to feel tired. She carried her on her back when she needed it. Everything was safe and relaxing. It was well organized and they were flexible.
It’s always a nerve-racking job to ensure that the companies and treks you select are solid and reputable. Without hesitation, Sapa Sisters checks all the boxes on both timely responses, accurate information about the treks and customer service. I did a 3 day/2 night trek with my teenage son and had an incredible experience with our guide “Little Mu”. Not only is her English superb, but the trek, meals, and homestay were fantastic. Definitely, take advantage of having them handle your bus transportation pickup/dropoff at your hotel to minimize any stress. I would happily trek with Sapa Sisters again.
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