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1 Day Sapa Trek - Red Dao Culture with Friendly, Young Team (Private Trip)

By Sapa Natives Trekking

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You're looking for an energetic and uplifting Sapa trek guided by young guides born and raised in Sapa. You'll be informed, AND entertained!


1 day
Private trip
This is a wonderful trek which will show the traveller the surrounding countryside and enjoy the picturesque landscape of spectacular rice fields, mountains, streams, and ethnic minority houses. Travelling to Red Dao and Black Hmong communes you will learn the difference between the traditional tribal cultures.

Trip Highlights

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Local Villages & Tribes
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What's included

From US$ 30 697,363 VND per group (max group size of 6)
  • Lunch
  • Small bottle water
  • Tour guide
  • Village entrance fees.
  • Drinks
  • Tips
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Meeting details
Sapa town
Other Notes

Their guide will meet you in Sapa town. Depend of your pick up point requests they will meet you at your hotel, Sapa church or the bus station.


Trips available daily
Feb 26
Feb 27
Feb 28
Feb 29
Mar 01
Mar 02
Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Sapa town - Suoi Ho village - Ma Tra village - Ta Phin village - Sapa town
Sapa town - Suoi Ho village - Ma Tra village - Ta Phin village - Sapa town

Today you will trek through Mountain small path and rice paddies to meet Red Dao and Black Hmong minority tribes.

  • 9:00 AM: Meet-up at Sapa town, We will leave the town on a small path to Suoi Ho village. Suoi Ho hide behind the mountain with a small stream and beautiful rice paddies. We will slowly descend into the valley and continue our way on the edges of the rice fields and walk to Ma Tra, a Black Hmong Village.
  • They call this village is Ma Tra because all of the family in this village have the same family’s name and it is Ma.
  • 1:00 PM: In the next tiny village which is called Cang Ngai one of black Hmong village where you will spend your lunch with a local restaurant.
  • After lunch and take a short rest at the restaurant you continue on the way to Ta Phin village where you are going to meeting the Red Dao tribe.
  • The Red Dao people are famous for their knowledge of herbal bath medicines. Our guide will show you around this beautiful village and tell you everything about the culture of Red Dao people.
  • You also can visit a cave before taking the transport back to Sapa.
  • 3:00 PM: Reach Sa Pa town

Meet your guide

Sapa Natives Trekking

Sapa Natives Trekking is a small group formed by a few indigenous guides who were born and raised in Sapa. They love taking visitors off the busy trails, onto trails that only they know about. They will make you feel like you have experienced Sapa's ancient and deeply mountainous ethnic identity. Their trekking expertise will show travellers the real Sapa and the culture of its ethnic people.
Basic English

What others are saying

5.0 out of 15 helpful reviews
Colleen Chisman
25 Nov 2019 on Facebook
I took the 2 day 1 night treking with Su. a very good deal! the hike he chose is very beautiful and he knows all the locals in the villages we hiked through! when one trail was busy with tourists, he took me on a lesser known trail. the homestay was very very nice too.
10 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
I would recommend this guide because 1) he knows the terrain like the back of his hand, 2) he is part of and knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the local culture, 3) he speaks good English, and 4) he is friendly and good-humoured. So you can be assured not only of a very complete and informative day out but also of a very pleasant and entertaining one.
LaLaSaPa, Vietnam
12 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
Your trusted destination. Sapa Natives Trekking can be your good choice in Sapa. They are a small group of local guide who was born and raised up in Sapa. They have enough knowledge about their culture and customs. Join them you can leave more than your foots print.
07 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
Su and his team really help us a lot during our trip. Always smile & friendly, also being helpful . A complete trip arrange by him, from the transportation, food, and even allow us to start hiking at 2 am eventhough normal hiking time at 7am as we eager to catch the sunrise. Wonderful experience with him
Richard Vilalta
28 Sep 2019 on Facebook
Su absolutely made our trek one to remember. He was incredibly flexible with our route: extending it out to the valley and accommodating everything to our needs. We could tell he is a valued member of the Sapa villages when all of our hosts greeted us and loosened up around Su immediately. I will always try to book with Su first in the future.

Sapa Natives Trekking Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Sapa Natives Trekking pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Comfortable trekking shoes
Mosquito repellent

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