Let me introduce you to the the village of Ta Phin, where we will spend the night in the home of a Red Dzao Family.


Day 1 


We will start trekking from Sapa and walk through the forest to the small village of  Suoi Ho, which is inhabited by the Hmong ethnic minority. As soon as we leave the trees behind us, we will be rewarded with a beautiful view on the valley with the spectecular rice terraces. We will descend into the valley and walk on the edges of the rice fields to Ma Tra, a Black Hmong Village.


In the next tiny village, Lung Khau. we will have a nice luch before we continue the hike to Ta Phin where you will meet the Red Dzao minority group. The people of this hilltribe are famous for their knowledge of ancient herbal medicines.


In Ta Phin we will be welcomed by the Red Dzao family where we will spend the night. Take your time to explore the village or take a traditional herbal bath in the homestay. After a well deserved dinner we fall a sleep, listening to the mysterious sounds of the mountains. 


Day 2 


The next morning we will have a breakfast in the homestay. After saying goodbye to the family we walk from Ta Phin to Trung Chai, a small village approximatily 6km from Ta Phin, inhabited by both Black Hmong and Red Dzao. On the way there we can have a lunch. 


After walking around in the village we walk back to the main road, where transportation will be waiting for you to go back to Sapa.



This tour includes 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 diner, 1 night in a Homestay, the village entree fees and transport back to Sapa. 



Bring good shoes, the trails can be quite slippery. Also a Waterproof Jacket, comfortable clothes and mosquito repellent are recommended.


Spend a night with a Red Dzao family in the beautiful village of Ta Phin


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Please note that all tours described are just examples to give you an insight in the possibilities. The itinarary of the tour can be modified to your wishes. Please contact me for more information.

The homestays


In the area around Sapa there is a wide variety of homestays. Some of them are traditional local houses with a few extra beds. Here you stay with just the family and enjoy a real authentic experience. Usually these homestays do not have comforts like a western toilet or a (hot) shower.


Other homestays are more like simple guesthouses in the village, which you will share with other travellers. The bigger homestays have hot showers and western style toilets. You still stay in an ethnic minority village surrounded by traditional families, so you will have the chance to experience the village life in it’s full glory.


Before we start the trek I will discuss the different options with you, so you can choose the homestay to your like. If you have any questions about the homestay, please let me know.




1 person

$88 per person

2 people

$79 per person

3 people

$73 per person

4 people

$66 per person

5 - 6 people

$64 per person

7 or more

$61 per person

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