Trekking Ta Phin surroundings with our local guides from Taphin village will make you discover the area a unique way. Not only because those Red Dao guides live here since forever but mostly because it’s their playground and they know the area like no other : Our local guides is your guarantee of the best experience there is.
Trekking Ta Phin rice fields paradise
Located few kilometers from Sapa town, outside the Muong Hoa valley, you’ll be heading to the home of the Hmong and Red Dao of Ta Phin commune. Starting from the main road from Sapa to Lao Cai, you’ll quit the road soon enough to make the trek through the rice fields paradise and enjoy the panorama view of the whole area, trekking for about 12 Km with some hills who divide the valley in different parts. First by going across Suoi Ho and Ma Tra villages to end up in Ta Phin village where the Red Dao and the Black Hmong share the same land. The Hmong are living higher in the mountains while the Dao cultivate, work and living on the flat fields in the center of the valley. You’ll be returning to Sapa by car, which is taking about half an hour.
Your day trekking Ta Phin commune & villages
You can expect lot’s of fun, lot’s of children and lot’s of opportunity of taking beautiful photography. You’ll be visiting homes and see how people really live, you’ll probably learn in a few things during the day, not counting visiting the cave, the monastery, the community house, the center of the village with it’s constant activities and experiencing a local lunch with the locals. As a conclusion : your trekking Ta Phin 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, rice fields, 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.
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 ...
Built in the 18th century
16h- Discover Taphin 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
17h- Visit the community houseDiscover the new community house and learn more about Red Dao cultures and traditions.
Not easy to say goodbye
18h- 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
19h- Back to Sapa townEnd of tour, dispose the rest of the day at your discretion, Sapa nightlife is waiting for you.
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I found the red dao people incredible with their simplicity and it's been an inspiration for me. I can not say much about the black mong because I have not seen them in Taphin. The trek and the landscape was wonderful but my best souvenirs will be the kids following us, and the people in general.
Antoine, Montpellier, France
I've been to Sapa 3 times already but there was no real local guides back then. Traveling in Taphin with a guide coming from Taphin. You girls have the best formula, congratulations. I can't wait to return.
I really appreciated going inside the houses. It was like a time travel and discovering another century. You have to see it to believe it.
Mr. Takashi, Tokyo, Japan