3 days- 4 nights red Dao homestay (Code: P01)

 Phin Village is located in Ta Phin Commune, Sa Pa District, about 12km northeast of Sa Pa Town. The village is surrounded by mountains and owns spectacular rice terraces. The best time to visit Ta Phin is in late afternoon when tourists can enjoy amazing view of sunset over the village and the whole surrounding areas.

In Ta Phin Village there are two ethnic minorities living in harmony. They are the Red Dao, who make up the majority, and the Black Mong. It is the best for the tourists to distin-guish the difference in culture, way of living of ethnic minorities in Sapa.

Tour Duration: 3days-4nights
Rounts: Hanoi- Laocai - Sapa- Matra-Taphin - Mongsen - Sapa- Ylinho - Laochai - Tavan-Sapa-Laocai-Hanoi
Starts: Hanoi train station
Ends: Hanoi train station
Tour Level: Easy adventure
Group size: Private tour only
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
BRIEF ITINERARY: 
Night 1: O/N on train
Night 2: O/n in Taphin village
Night 3: O/N in hotel
Night 4: take train back Hanoi
3 days- 4 nights red Dao homestay (Code: P01)

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Sapa- Matra - Taphin (14km) B/L/D
We begin Day 1 with a 3km trek to the village of Suoi Ho, home to the H’mong minority people. From here you can enjoy stunning views of rice terraces, and you will have the opportunity to see some of the animals used by the locals. Continuing on to Matra village you will come across the impressive ruins of a monastery dating back to the French occupation in the early 1900s. The next stop is the village of Ta Phin where you will be able to meet both H’mong and Red Dzao minorities. Your guide will introduce you to some Red Dzao women who can tell you more about their many remedies. You will be welcomed into the home of Chao Thi May and her Red Dzao family, where dinner will be cooked on an open fire. You can soak your body in a herbal bath and sleep soundly enjoying the serenity of sleeping out in the mountains.

Day 2: Taphin - Trungchai (10km) B/L
On Day 2 as the resident rooster will kindly let you know it’s time to get up… and if that doesn’t rouse you, maybe the pigs asking for their food will. After breakfast you will begin your trek to Trung Chai Village, with a choice of routes depending on the weather and your preferences. Trung Chai is home to Red Dzao and H’mong minorities, and they have chosen a location with an exceptional landscape! You will be provided with a picnic lunch on route to the village and upon arrival to Trung Chai there will be transport back to Sapa Town. overnight at the hotel
Day3: Sapa- Ylinhho- Laochai - Tavan (13km)- Sapa-Laocai- Hanoi (B, L, )
At 10 am we leave the hotel and start trekking. The first part is on the road but we soon turn to the right and walk on a small path down the valley to the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H’mong village Lao Chai. Black H’mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa area. They are proud of their culture and keep their traditions and way of living. They have their own language and wear traditional indigo blue clothing. After this you continue to Ta Van village (1.200 m) to visit Zay people. Zay is a fairly small minority group of about 38.000 people who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam. The development has meant that some of their old customs have been lost but many women still wear traditional shirts with a purple, blue or green color. The Zay houses are build of wood and bamboo with a clay floor. back Sapa by car. transfer back to Laocai in the evening. take train back Hanoi. end tour.

Price & Inclusion

No of Participant

Green Valley Hotel

Sapa Lodge Hotel

Train

Bus

Train

Bus

1 Pax

$200

$130

$215

$145

2 Pax

$185

$115

$200

$130

3 Pax

$180

$110

$195

$125

4 Pax

$175

$105

$190

$120


What*s included ?

- All transfer and transportation vehicle with air conditioning
- 01 night home stay in Ta Phin, 1 night in hotel

- English speaking tour guide

- Train ticket: Hanoi – Lao Cai - Hanoi
- Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

What*s Excluded ?

- Car and guide on free time
- Hotel in Hanoi
- Other meals and drinks
- Personal expense
- Travel insurance