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[GIFT] 1 Day Private Sapa Trek | Less-Touristed Route | Award-winning Social Enterprise

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At a Glance

At a Glance

This trek is of easy-to-medium difficulty and is about 13km long. The day begins with a 3km trek through the village of Suoi Ho, home to H'mong minority. Continuing on to Matra village, you will come across the impressive ruins of a church dating back to the French occupation in the early 1900s. Trekking to the village of Ta Phin you will be able to meet both Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities. The Red Dao are known for their expertise in herbal medicine as well as usage of plants from the land to treat many illnesses. A Red Dao herbal medicine bath can be arranged for you for an additional US $5 if you wish to experience it.

Details

8.0 hours
Private trip
Up to 6 persons

Activities

Nature Walks

Suitable For

Backpackers

Trip Highlights

Local Villages & Tribes

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You are looking to visit more unique places in Sapa, beyond the usual touristed 1 day routes! Bonus: you'll also be supporting Sapa's first social enterprise.

What's included

What's included

  • Return Transfer from Sapa
  • Lunch
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Village entrance fees
  • Permit fees
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Availability

Availability

Scheduled Trip Dates
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Sapa 15 mins before selected timeslot

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Sapa - Suoi Ho Village - Matra Village - Ta Phin Village (Red Dao Tribe, H'mong Tribe) - Sapa
Sapa - Suoi Ho Village - Matra Village - Ta Phin Village (Red Dao Tribe, H'mong Tribe) - Sapa

Today you'll get to explore several villages!

  • Meet-up 15 mins before selected timeslot
  • 9am: Trek from Sapa to Suoi Ho Village
  • 10am: Hike up to Matra Village
  • 12:30pm: Lunch
  • 1:30pm: Hike to Ta Phin Village
  • 5pm: Back to Sapa

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Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Sapa O'Chau Travel Social Enterprise

Sapa O’Chau is an award-winning social enterprise who apart from organising authentic treks, also trains local youth in the hospitality industry. They help students finish high school and provide English courses entirely free of charge. If that wasn’t impressive enough, this enterprise is led by Shu Tan, a local female entrepreneur who was awarded the 2019 Asia’s Woman Leaders Award. You can't help but feel good about trekking with Sapa O’Chau!
8 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Social Enterprise

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.7 out of 35 helpful reviews
Kelly McRae
03 Dec 2019
We did the Muong Hoa Trek. The communication prior to the trek was excellent; the email responses were quick and the staff answered many questions I had about the trek, payment options, and train options. It was so nice to be able to shower and regroup after the overnight train/before the start of our trek, and the lockers had more than enough room to store our belongings during the trek. Our guide Hu was amazing. He answered all of our questions and we shared quite a few laughs over the 3 days spent together. He made sure we were comfortable during our trek and even went out of his way to make my husband ginger tea when he wasn't feeling well. The trek itself was amazing, with breathtaking views and various terrains. Our homestays were kind and accommodating. We learned so much about the Hmong minority, as well as the history and traditions in the villages we visited. Thank you Hu and Sapa O'Chau for making our experience so unforgettable!
Gil Ferrer Rey
01 Dec 2019

I had a wonderfull time in Sapa doing this trecking. Our Guide was very friendly and professional. We learned a ot about the Hmong community, in an amazing scenery. I warmely recommand this nice experience.
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Matt Roy
01 Oct 2019
We didn't have any trouble with any of the booking and as we arrived in the early morning from our flight, we were able to leave our bags in the office in Hanio safe and sound. We spent the day walking around the old quarter and before we were to get a taxi from the office to the train station we were able to have a quick shower to freshen up. The women in the office were fantastic and very helpful. We were very appreciative of all the help and great service
Clara Fossi
26 Aug 2019
Magnificent experience, impeccable organization and welcome above all expectations. It was great to get in touch with this organization that supports ethnic minorities and helps people find an employment. As far as I'm concerned I chose trekking with may of the red dao minority Spending two days walking through the paddies and the night with her and her beautiful family was truly a precious gift. Plus we couldn't happen with better travel companions than Luca, Sara, Anto, Francesca and Simone. Thank you all.
Barbara Rossi
22 Aug 2019
Great experience. Very professional organization (from the online contact to the direct support in Hanoi and Sapa) We did the Red Dao trekking and appreciated a lot our guide, Chao San May, for her competence and friendliness. She showed us the different locall cultures, their way of living and met all our requests. Also the homestay at her home was a unique experience: a great welcome from her family, a wonderful erbal bath, excellent food and a clean and cozy room.THANKS!

Sapa O'Chau Travel Social Enterprise Policies

Sapa O'Chau Travel Social Enterprise Policies

Covid Cancellation Policy (for bookings after 1 Sept 2020)
If you can't travel because of Covid restrictions, you can choose to get a full refund, Seek Sophie credits (no expiry, 110% of trip value) or reschedule your trip at no additional cost. Your choice, no questions asked.
Usual Cancellation Policy (for Non-Covid reasons)
As Sapa O'Chau Travel Social Enterprise would be holding the slot for you and turning down other potential customers, you won’t be able to cancel after you book.

Helpful Questions from Other Travellers

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What should I pack?
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Hat
Hiking boots
Long sleeves and trousers
Mosquito repellent
Rain coat
Sunscreen
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