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At an elevation of 1,600 meters, Sapa is a delightful former French hill station, lovely situated in the mountainous region of Vietnam’s northwest. The region is home to many ethnic minorities with colorful traditional clothes and attire. This Sapa Trekking Tour to Ta Phin – Ma Tra Village includes a trek through the hills and valleys of the Sapa region, discovering real lives of minorities along the way. You will experience homestay nights in the hospitable local houses of Mong and Tay ethnics.
Transfer from your hotel to My Dinh Station for the night bus to Sapa. Thank for the highway Hanoi – LaoCai, so it takes just about 5 hours to Sapa.
Get to Sapa, relax in down town, visit Sapa’s market and enjoy our breakfast there. Then, Sapa Trekking Tour begin with transfer 15 km along the road 4D to the Mong Sen Bridge with several stops along the way for enjoying spectacular landscapes. Trekking uphill along large dirt road for nearly an hour, then following a narrow dirt trail winding its way on steep hill-sides along the western bank of the upstream part of Ngoi Dum River for 2 hours to an isolated hamlet, explore these isolated hamlets of the Black Hmong, then lunch break.
Continue Sapa Trekking Tour along the same trail for nearly 1,5 hours up and downhill towards Ta Phin Valley and arrive at the center of Ta Phin Commune in mid afternoon. Take a walk around this stunning valley.
Over night, home staying at a Red Zao family.
Day summary: Road transfer 1 hour/ Trekking 5 hours, approx.9km, grade 2 of 5/ home stay at Ta Phin Village of the Red Zao
Breakfast and leave Ta Phin at 09.00. Walk through Ta Phin for 2 hours through several hamlets of the Hmong scattering on hill-sides. Continue gradually uphill 1 hour to Ma Cha, another village of the Hmong and then trek through the Ma Cha Valley. This valley is close to Sapa Town but very quiet and the peoples here are still living their own way without influence of tourism.
After lunch, the trail gets larger and gradually uphill through the Suoi Ho Valley featured with narrow terraced paddies and later pine plantation, fruit, vegetable gardens. Arriving back to Sapa in mid afternoon, enjoy a leisure walk through the newly developed area of the town and end the trekking day.
Arriving back to Sapa in mid afternoon, enjoy a leisure walk through the newly developed area of the town and end the trekking day.
Trekking 5 hours, approx.10km, grade 2 of 5.
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Robyn cathy L
Mexico City, Mexico
Travelling and staying in one of the villages around Sapa adds to the experience of this area of Vietnam. We booked private Sapa Trekking Tour and homestay tours in Hanoi and had great time & valued. A litter bit hard when trekking from Sapa town to Taphin Village & homestay but it’s really amazing, passing many landscapes, terraced rice fields, valley. Visit local houses, chat with local people will be great experiences. All of them are very friendly & hospitality.
“Totally mesmerised by views of the rice terraces~”
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