Sapa O'Chau is proud to be the first ethnic minority owned and run international tour operator in Vietnam! This is especially significant in Sapa's ethno-tourism industry.
Shu Tan, a young single mother from the Black Hmong tribe, started the organization with the help of four Australian volunteers. Working together, they funded the first Hmong owned homestay in Sapa and established a socially conscious trekking service. Running on the social enterprise blueprint, Sapa O’Chau put the money earned back into the community through projects such as providing winter clothes to children and improvements to the village schools.