Experience the Ta Phin homestay in any village following a day trekking with our local guides from Taphin will make you discover the area a very UNIQUE way. Not only because of the hospitality of the Red Dao people but mostly because of their simplicity of living, their priorities in life and the knowledge of our local guides is your guarantee of the best experience there is.
Ta Phin homestay in mountainous village
It will be a completely different experience you’re going to live by yourself. Every Ta Phin homestay is special, authentic and owned by the local people of Taphin village. By doing your homestay with Muong Hoa Sapa, you choose to experience the local culture a different way and support the local communities at the same time. Directly because part of the income goes to the people where you’ll be staying and indirectly because 10% of the revenues generating by the local company goes in educational projects in Taphin village. You may notice a small % in our price little higher than other travel companies but you must know that our local guides are paid more than X2 than anyone, which is another way to support the local economy …
Your night in a Ta Phin homestay
You can expect lot’s of tranquility, lot’s of rice wine and lot’s of opportunity of taking beautiful photography. By staying overnight inside a home and see how people really live, you’ll for sure learn in a few things in the process, not counting the opportunity to discover the villagers more in details, learn more about their families and eat dinner and breakfast with them. As a conclusion : your Ta Phin homestay experience will be a memorable souvenir you’re not ready to forget.
Muong Hoa valley in Sapa
8h- Breakfast on your ownYou will meet your guide after breakfast at your hotel reception, and start walking thru mountains.
A nice trek is waiting for you
9h- Be ready to leave SapaEnjoy the Sapa lake and few green tea fields on the way to Suoi Ho and Ma Tra villages in rice paddies.
Suoi Ho will be the first village
10h- Discover Suoi Ho villageTake pictures of the Ma Tra valley, then enjoy going through rice fields paddies paradise (june - october.)
Rice paddies paradise
11h- Cross Ma Tra villageA nice walk on a stone road which goes through the village, ricefields, cornfields and mountains.
Hello, where are you from :)
12h- Arrive in Taphin villageArrival in Ta Phin village after a beautiful walk in the rice paddies to enjoy the Red Dao welcome hospitality.
Tip : Taste everything
13h- Lunch time (the Dao way)Have a break for lunch and a good time to shop for a few local embroidery handmade souvenirs.
Seeing is believing
14h- Visit Taphin caveFrom a mere 20, to 120 minutes stroll deep in Ta Phin cave, everyone can enjoy that place.
Customize your experience
15h- Explore Taphin deeperHave a walk around the village, or enjoy the traditional Red Dao herbal bath, or ask your guide to ...
They'll be waiting for you
16h- Arrive at your homestayAfter an hour (or so) of walk, you will arrive at your residence and you will meet the family.
You're gonna love it !
17h- Take an herbal bathRelax first and enjoy the traditional Red Dao herbal bath, which is a mix of 32 plants from the valley.
You can help too
18h- Prepare the lunchAnother great opportunity to learn about traditional customs and about Red Dao lifestyle.
19h- It is lunch timeLunch time is also the time to discover our local made medicinal rice wine : Good feelings guarantee.
Rice wine or not
20h- Time to have funThe best time of the day ? :) will be at the end of the day, where you will learn a lot of things...
Basic but comfortable
21h- The best time to sleepAt the end of the day, it is take for your body to recharge for the next day : Chuc ngu ngon.
Far away from the noise ...
Located in the middle of the jungle, rice paddies and mountains paradise, you will only find tranquility and peace of mind. There is no TV, no karaoke, no car and no noise - just the calm !
You'll have to agree that staying with the locals in their homestay is the best way to enjoy the cultural experience of learning about the locals.
Delicious with a local drink
8h- Breakfast a la DaoA typical breakfeast is likely to be pancakes with honey, sugar, bananas and local fruits, otherwise...
Surprises will be there
9h- Go back to TaphinAnother beautiful day is ahead of you, it is time to return Ta Phin village and the view won't be the same.
It was built in the 1800's
10h- Visit the monasteryYou will stop you close to the old french church and your guide will explain you its architecture.
You may understand lot's of things
11h- Visit the community houseDiscover the new community house and learn more about Red Dao cultures and traditions.
Not easy to say goodbye
12h- Hen gap laiIt is time to say good bye and leave Taphin paradise. A comfortable van will bring you back to Sapa.
Sapa won't be the same after that
13h- Back to Sapa townEnd of tour, dispose the rest of the day at your discretion, You may want an 1/2 tour ?
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Take no chance and avoid last minute surprise : Because the number of our guides living in Taphin are limited, we strongly suggest you to make your booking as soon as possible. It will guarantee you to live the best experience there is for visiting Taphin village with a guide from Taphin.
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The Black Hmong and the Red Dao are fascinating, and when you walk into their homes, it's like walking into a museum : A living piece of history.
Chris Bottril, Canada
There is a guy (Olivier from France) living in Taphin and he now operate an homestay with his wife. He speak the local language and it's very impressive to see him discuss with the Red Dao. You should considered staying with him.
I would like the ability to choose the homestay where I'll be staying before going to taphin, does such a thing possible on your website ?