Sapa – Bac Ha Market Tour 4 Nights – 3 days (Sapa Trekking)

  • Destinations: Hanoi Lao Cai Sapa Bac Ha Market Lao Cai Hanoi
  • Duration: 3 Days 4 Nights / 2 night - Group tour
  • Departure: Hanoi
From: US $255 $185 /pax

Every Sunday, the biggest fair was held in Bac Ha the mountainous highlands near the Chinese border. It is not only a trading centre but also a meeting place for couples, friends, and relatives, and it is a typical weekly activity for the H’Mong and other minority groups living in the locality.

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Day 1 Night 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai By Night Train

Our staff picks you up at the hotel then drive to Hanoi station for a night train to Sapa you can book the whole cabin or you can share with 2 other persons. There are several train depart from Hanoi station between 7pm to 10pm, the journey is about 8,5 hours, arrive  Lao Cai Station next morning .

Overnight on the train (the cabin with 4 berths, soft sleeper and air-conditioning),

Day 2 Day 1: Lao Cai - Sapa, Trek to Ta Van Village

  • Our guide picks you up at Lao Cai train station then drive up to Sapa about 50 minutes by minivan,
  • Take morning showers at a small guest house then your breakfast at a local restaurant here.
  • After breakfast & short morning break, we start trekking from Sapa town. Our trekking route is from Sapa center  through the villages of Hmong and Dzay people where you can meet the locals working on the mountainsides or the rice terraces, kids ride on the back of buffalo, catch the photograph of picturesque valleys, awesome scenery, and local daily life.
  • You will have picnic lunch on trekking route then keep on trekking to Ta Van village of Dzay people, where you will be warmly welcomed by the local people, share the dinner with them, and stay at their traditional wooden house.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included
  • Accommodation: Home stay in Tavan Village

Day 3 Day 2: More trek and get back to Sapa

  • Get up early to enjoy the daily life of the ethnic minorities in the village .
  • After breakfast, you will take the road to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Dzao minority through the paths among terraces field and through the bamboo forests. Visit Silver waterfall and Rattan Bridge, visit the people in the village and then cross MuongHoa River up to the mountain to visit Supan village of the H’mong people – the last village on the trekking route
  • Get back to Sapa by the minivan. On the way back visiting the ancient stone circle where stones are decorated with ancient carvings.
  • Check in hotel. and your free time to explore Sapa town
  • Breakfast & Lunch included .Dinner on your own
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Day 4 Day 3: Sapa to Bac Ha Market and Lao Cai Station

  • Take breakfast early, check out of the hotel, and then you will be transferred to Bac Ha market by bus . It’s about 106 km from Sapa and goes through the beautiful route of the mountainous area. Arrive Bac Ha on Sunday  you will have a chance to join the biggest ethnic market in the Lao Cai province, where you will find the bustling trading of the local man with buffaloes, horses, blacksmiths, saddlers . Here you can also find traditional medicine doctors with their thousands of mountain herbs and plants, and lots of brocade traditional clothes and local artifacts.
  • Many groups of ethnic people can find here as Hmong  Dao, Tay, Nung, as well as Phu La and several  other minorities. Make sure to arrive Bac Ha before 9 a.m as the market will end at about 12 :30 noon.
  • Have lunch at one of the market stalls inside the market for more of traditional taste.
  • In the afternoon, walking around villages of Flower H’mong and tasting corn wine. Then we take you  back to Lao Cai city have dinner there then boarding the night train.

Day 5 Night 4: Lao Cai - Hanoi By Night Train

  • Arrive in Hanoi station at 5.30 get back your hotel or joining your next tour plan.
  • Breakfast & Lunch included. Dinner on your own
  • Overnight on the train

Trip includes:

  • All transportation and transfers
  • English speaking guide or as your request
  • Train tickets
  • Accomodations
  • Reasonable supply of bottled drinking water
  • Additional meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Admission fees and permits

Trip exclude:

  • International flights
  • International departure tax
  • Visas and Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as shopping; telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities

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Tour Overview:

  • Duration: 3 days/ 4 nights
  • Departure: Thursday evening from Hanoi
  • Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi
  • Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai by night train
  • Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa, trek to Ta Van village
  • Day 2: More trek and get back to Sapa
  • Day 3: Sapa to Bac Ha market and Lao Cai station

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