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“Amazing trek with Lily”

Sapa Sisters Trekking Adventures
Ranked #3 of 57 Outdoor Activities in Sapa
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Owner description: The Sapa Sisters is a website that connects expats, backpackers and travellers with local Hmong in the Sapa-area. It aims to establish a direct link between guides and people that are about to visit Sapa to empower the young Black H'Mong women and give them a reasonable pay for their skilled services. All the guides speak English and have long experiences working as guides. Sapa Sisters, a social enterprise owned by local guides!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on a three day two nights trek with Lily. It was an amazing experience, even though the weather wasn't perfect (rain and fog on the second day). Lily speaks perfect English and can explain so much about the region and the traditional way of living.
I would recommend everyone to wear good hiking shoes. This makes the trek much more enjoyable and you are able to walk on the small roads which are a lot more fun.

Thank Minke L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would love to thank Sapa Sisters for the fantastic trek through the hillside villages below Sapa. We would recommend the 3 day trek as by staying longer you get a greater experience of village life. Ze was a really informative guide, spoke great English, so friendly, helpful and fun to be around. Ze, we miss you already! Keep up the good work Sapa Sisters!

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1 day hiking tour with a local guide in the surrounding (villages). Excellent tour! The (female) guide was very friendly, helpgul and gave us a lot of information about the the life in the village.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did a 3 day and 2 night trek with Sapa Sisters and were lucky to have Big Chi as our guide. She has a wealth of natural history knowledge, and was constantly pointing out edible plants for us to eat on the trail or demonstrating practical uses such as how certain leaves are used to get the indigo dye for coloring textiles. Perhaps more important Big Chi has an infectious laugh and she laughs a lot, she tells wonderful stories, took us through her own home and introduced us to many of her sisters and cousins. She also bought us lots of sugar cane for on trail snacks. Her English is excellent.

The trek itself was great, a good mix of challenging uphills and downhills off the main roads to get to spectacular viewpoints that can be adjusted based on your groups hiking experience. You should know that the planting of the rice fields is June to September in this area so we did not see the quintessential postcard views for which Sapa is so famous. However, traveling in the Spring it was neither to hot nor too cold and there were many beautiful flowers in bloom. Plus Big Chi showed us all the puppies, ducklings and piglets our hearts desired.

The homestays were more Hotel like than a cultural experience but we really enjoyed meeting other trekkers from around the world who were also on Sapa Sisters treks.

Sapa Sisters also sends out each party with a single guide so for the two of us we had Big Chi and other groups of 2/3 clients each had their own guides who we met and also seemed exceptional.

Thank Geno C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When planning a trip to Sapa, I wanted to organize a trek that benefited the Hmong people. I tried to organize with Ethos, who was very responsive and recommended various tours for our family. Ethos told me they didn't take payment to secure a tour until we arrived in Sapa but then a few days later they came back and apologized that they were "fully reserved" and no longer had space for us. We booked with Sapa Sisters and I was able to secure and pay for our trek online during a busy time in Sapa. Within a few hours of booking, I received a confirmation along with the name of our guide - Tung. I found Sapa Sisters to be a very professional organization who will tailor a tour to your needs upon arrival. Our guide spoke excellent English and was a joy to be with for the day.

We did have a group of local Hmong women, not associated with Sapa Sisters, following us along on our trek. They were very kind and helpful, ensuring that our whole family (kids and grandmother) made the journey safely. At the end of the tour, they bring out their baskets with their goods to sell. You do feel pressure to buy something from these ladies, but only because they are so kind and this is needed income to feed their families.

One final note! We decided to pay the small bit extra to have lunch in a local home rather than at a restaurant. I would definitely recommend this since we did encounter quite a few tourists along the way and lunch was a nice private respite from the crowds.

Thank Cschieble
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