One day to trek to Suoi Ho - Ma Tra - Ta Phin from Sapa

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Spend one day to trek to beautiful villages of ethnic minorities with the friendly local guide from Sapa city center and feel their peaceful atmosphere!



  • Visit ethnic villages and learn more about interesting features in the local’s culture. 
  • Visit and old monastery and a cove at Ta Phin village  
  • Observe the landscapes of rice fields of the local 
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off service at Sapa city center 

Brief Itinerary: 

9.00 - 9.30Pickup time at the hotel in Sapa city center and then start trekking route: Suoi Ho – Ma Tra – Ta Phin. 

Trekking through villages of ethnic minorities to explore the village and the local’s life. 

12.00 - 12.30: Have lunch at Ta Phin village.  

13.30 - 14.00: Come back to hotel in Sapa center area. Tour ends. 


After meeting tour guide around 9.00 Am, you will start your tour to trek in the route: Suoi Ho - Ma Tra – Ta Phin.  

Suoi Ho is a small village of Hmong people. From Sapa city center to Suoi Ho is about 3km. Come here, you will find peaceful atmosphere of mountainous area. Observe the landscapes of the village before reaching Ma Tra.  

Ma Tra is also home of Hmong people. Join this tour, you will have the opportunity to observe and learn more about the local life through real images in front of your eyes. On the way, you will see many terraced fields – the proud of the hard-working local people. The 2 best beautiful periods for seeing terrace fields are harvest season with golden rice images and when the farmers bring the water to fields which makes “a giant colorful carpet” by its sunshine reflection. If you come here in right time, you will have the opportunity to admire this perfect picture of human hand. You will be listened to stories about tour guide about the daily life as well as history of this land.  

Then you will continue to go straight and explore Ta Phin village. This is home of Red Dzao and Hmong people. Until now, although many tourists know about Ta Phin village, the village still keeps its simplicity in the local’s daily life. Small cottage houses near to rice fields make the views  

You will visit an old monastery in Ta Phin village. It was built in 1942 and had 12 nuns. In 1945, they went to Hanoi and the monastery was abandoned until now. It couldn’t remain good condition, a part of monastery was ruined. However, you can see and image about the architecture of monastery. It has 3 floors which main materials are stone and brick. Many wilds trees grow in the house and make a mysterious vibe. Spend your time to take a look of this monastery and take some photos! 

You also have time to have a quick discovery of a small cave near Ta Phin village. Go inside the cave and observe the stalactites and stones in different shapes, the result of Mother Nature through thousands of years.  

Red Dzao people in Ta Phin village is famous for herbal bath service. They did and use them as a good habit in normal life long time ago. Nowadays, they push this service for tourists and make it becomes a symbol of the village. Pass over the local’ houses, you even can see medicinal plants are dried in the sunlight. Herbal bath has a good benefit for health, make you relaxed and feel better. 

Enjoy the lunch at the local restaurant in Ta Phin village.  

Come back to Sapa city center around 13.30 - 14.00. Tour ends. 


  • Pickup and drop-off service in Sapa city center;
  • English speaking guide;
  • Lunch;
  • Entrance fees;
  • Transportation in tour.


  • Water;
  • Tips and personal expenses;  

Please Note

  • Pickup and drop-off service at Lao Cai station (5 USD/pax/way);  
  • Private car for pickup or drop-off service at Lao Cai station (25 USD/way/car); 
  • Timeline of activities can be changed depending on weather or other factors; 
  • You should bring good walking shoes, hat, water and cash;   
  • The price is not applied in holidays.

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