What to expect

Ta phin is a unique village where 2 (two) ethnic groups,  Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities, live their own way with no culture mixture. You will experience how different they are in many ways by visiting the local house(s).


Your journey will be mostly driving downhill toward Lao Cai, before taking a left turn into a small paved road leading to Ta Phin village. Here you can experience the unmixed cultural life of Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities, 2 largest ethnic groups in the area. They live happily together while maintaining their own tradition from generation to generation. You can recognize them by dressing while they are both very famous of handicraft. You will enjoy walking among local people. The trip also offers you the opportunity to visit the local houses as well as visit the local caves. You will return Sapa by car.

 Note: Red Dao women will try to sell handicraft. The guide can help with bargaining. Road conditions are good.


  • English or French speaking guide
  • All needed transport
  • Water and fruit
  • Entrance fees


  • Personal pocket money
  • Soft drink (beer, coca cola…)
  • Insurance

All other services not indicated above

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