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Sapa Trekking Full-Day Tour: From Hmong villages (Matra) to Taphin

Sapa Trekking Full-Day Tour: From Hmong villages (Matra) to Taphin

Price

$26.50

Duration

6 hours

Max People

12

Min Age

Product code

VN-SPA01-08P

Overview

Explore the Untouched Beauty of Sapa’s Hidden Gems! ️‍♂️

Highlights:

  • Escape the Bustle: Leave behind the busy city life and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature.
  • Off the Beaten Path: Venture into an area that remains untouched by mass tourism.
  • Matra Village: Discover the newly added location of Matra, part of a series of villages in Sapa. Here, around 50 households of the H’Mong ethnic group reside.
  • Traditional Crafts: Matra village has revived traditional flax weaving looms, forging tools, and carved silver production, adding to its cultural richness.
  • Taphin Village: Reach Taphin village, where the Red Dao and H’mong ethnicities coexist. Experience the exciting and colorful blend of cultures.
  • Lunch with Locals: Enjoy lunch with a local family along the way.
  • Unique Caves: Explore the small, meandering cave system in the Taphin area.
  • Old Monastery: Visit an old monastery dating back to the French colonial period.
  • Authentic Jewelry: Peruse an arts and crafts house selling authentic jewelry made by local artisans.
  • Return to Sapa: In the late afternoon, we’ll drive you back to town.

Join us for a day of adventure, culture, and natural wonders!

Included/Excluded

  • English speaking guide.
  • All needed transport.
  • Mineral Water (500ml/PAX).
  • Lunch on full-day walk.
  • Tips.
  • Soft drink (beer, coca cola…).
  • Medical Insurance.
  • All things are not mentioned in the program.

Tour Plan

ITINERARY

You will be greeted by the local tour guide who will give a brief introduction about the whole tour. After that, the trekking expedition starts. You will go off the main road, onto hilly mountainous trails. Your surrounding is filled with lush vegetation, pine forest and fresh air. You will experience the untouched beauty of the area. Matra is the newly added location in a series of villages in Sapa that visitors can go to. The village is about 5km from the town of Sapa. This has around 50 households, resided by only H’Mong people. Ma Tra village has restored the traditional flax weaving loom, forging tools and carved silver production as part of tourism. After 3h walks from Matra, you will then reach Taphin village where the red Dao and H’mong reside. With this mix of ethnicity, the culture is this village is rather exciting and colorful. Lunch will be served on the way in a local family.

You will also have a chance to visit the unique caves in the Taphin area. This cave system is small and meandering, leading to all different direction but will eventually lead you to one point. The village also has an old monastery built during the French colonial period. There is also an arts and crafts house displaying and selling authentic jewelries made by the locals. In late afternoon, you will take your car back to the town. 

Approx: 0,5 hour driving/ 4 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch.

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