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Address: Sapa 333311, Vietnam
Phone Number:
+84 166 689 2536
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08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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ETHOS are an ethical Social Enterprise that strive to offer experiential...

ETHOS are an ethical Social Enterprise that strive to offer experiential adventures. Our aim is to facilitate conscientious travelers in creating unique adventures whilst supporting local minority tribal people in helping themselves. The experiences are made by you and enhanced by our team of local guides who will use their vast knowledge and skills to support you in finding something special in the Sapa area.

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Ethos is the best choice to experience this beautiful place and local culture in a respectful way. We did the 3 day trek with our Hmong guide Pang. We trekked through stunning... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Claire G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ethos is the best choice to experience this beautiful place and local culture in a respectful way. We did the 3 day trek with our Hmong guide Pang. We trekked through stunning scenery, had delicious meals and stayed with local family. Thank you to the whole team for an unforgettable experience!

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bristol, uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose the 1 day 'simply Hmong' tour for us, a family of 4 with 2 boys aged 5 & 7. The day before the tour we went to the office and met Hoa who introduced us to everyone. The kids settled down to play uno, we had tea and were made to feel very welcome. The next day Chat,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. Just wow. What a solo trip to Sapa all thanks to Ethos. I found Ethos through TripAdvisor and I like what I saw based on reviews and their website. I got in contact with Hoa and she literally took care of me from the moment I left Hanoi for Sapa and back. I was able to book return train... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we booked a tour at Ethos. this was very special. Before booking they explained to is how they Hmong people live and why they do what they do in order to survive. It gives a good perspective on things here in sapa. We had a private tour with Ker a Hmong girl wich take us to the market. We bought... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chanced upon Ethos while searching for guides to bring us around Sapa and decided on Ethos after reading about how they work to support and connect the local community. Hoa was very responsive with her replies and recommendations and we booked the entire trip including train and bus tickets in a very short time. We felt immediately comfortable and... More 

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Phil H, Public Relations Manager at Ethos - Spirit of the Community, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you felt welcomed. We feel that after a long night on the train, a hot shower and some hot tea is ideal preparation for any experience. It was lovely to read that you felt Ca's passion and knowledge shine through when trekking with her. As someone who grew up in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely the highlight of my solo trip to Vietnam. I was feeling a little apprehensive about my trip to Sapa as it was my first solo trip. Hoa and Phil were so responsive and detailed in answering all my queries about my trip to Sapa. They gave great recommendations on which tour to go for and were extremely... More 

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Phil H, Public Relations Manager at Ethos - Spirit of the Community, responded to this review

Thank you for your really kind review. Su is an incredible young woman with so much potential. As she learns and grows, her English is improving fast. Su attends our adult literacy classes and is thriving. It was lovely to hear that you enjoyed your time with her so much. Sharing food with people is a great way of learning... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met a sweet german couple who tould us about Ethos. So the very first day we arrived to Sapa, we went together with them to find Ethos and Phill who runs the place together with his wife. Not easy to find, but keep trying, it's absolute worth it! Phill had pleanty of time, and we spend some hours in... More 

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Phil H, Public Relations Manager at Ethos - Spirit of the Community, responded to this review

Fantastic to hear that you rate your ETHOS experience as your best in Vietnam. We are indeed tucked away and a little (15 minute walk) out of Sapa town. We have detailed instructions on our website, and following these allow most people to get to us without a hitch. Thanks for persevering and finding us. Walking small buffalo trails and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neither words nor photos will do Sapa and Ethos justice - it really is something you need to experience yourself. Our tour started with a visit to the local market to pick up fresh produce and then our guide So took us to her house to prepare lunch - probs one of the best we had in our time in... More 

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Phil H, Public Relations Manager at Ethos - Spirit of the Community, responded to this review

Sapa really is a stunningly beautiful part of the world and you are quite right in saying that words or pictures can never truly summarise an immersive trek with tribal people. We heavily distinguish between simple tours and real experiences and we always aim to assist our guests to achieve the latter. Your sentiment about trying it yourself is so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had originally booked the spirit tree experience but when we arrived the weather was not so good. We were thinking of cancelling the tour but Hoa suggested that since we came to Sapa, it would be a pity just to stay in the town. So even if the ground was a bit wet and slippery, we went for a... More 

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Phil H, Public Relations Manager at Ethos - Spirit of the Community, responded to this review

Distinguishing between Sapa town and Sapa District is something most of the guide books or tour agencies in Hanoi often fail to do. The town is fundamentally a building site, with little by way of interest except perhaps the ethnic minorities themselves. However, tribal people in a town is a juxtaposition and to really appreciate their culture requires a little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend have just finished the two day and one night home stay trek with ethos. It was an absolutely incredible experience and by far the best thing we've done in South East Asia. The views throughout the trek are stunning, as are the people you will meet. It was an eye opening authentic experience and I would... More 

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Phil H, Public Relations Manager at Ethos - Spirit of the Community, responded to this review

We are always staggered to hear that people find our experiences life changing and it is testament to our team of incredible guides, who are both passionate and steeped in local knowledge that we hear the same being said so often. We strive to steer completely clear of the busier villages and artificial tours that lessen the authenticity of the... More 

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