Duration:2 days 3 nights
Tour route:Hanoi – Lao Cai – Bac Ha Market – Sa Pa – Lao Chai – Ta Van village - Lao Cai - Hanoi
Bac Ha has the largest market open on Sunday in the centre of Bac Ha town. It has very beautiful colored minorities’ costumes. Here you can meet several minorities such as Flower H’Mong, Black Dzao, Nung, Phu la and Tay. The market offers a variety of local products, which can not be found in the other areas.
Tour Level: Easy adventure
Group Size: Private only – 2 persons minimum and above
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Night 01: (SAT) Hanoi – Lao Cai (Train)
Be ready at your hotel lobby at 8:10 p.m, our tour guide and driver will meet and pick you up for a short transfer to Hanoi Station to take the overnight train to Lao Cai City.
• Overnight on the train
Day 01: (SUN) Lao Cai – Bac Ha Sunday market – Sapa (B, L, D)
After meeting a guide at the Lao Cai railway station we have breakfast there and go to the Bac Ha market for two hours by a van. This is the largest market in the region, a place where many ethnic groups gather to buy and sell, eat and drink together. There are 10 minority groups in the Bac Ha region. We can buy homemade handicrafts and clothes. In the afternoon we will have a 2 hour trek to Ban Pho village (Flower H’Mong people) where we can have look in their houses and understand little more about their lifestyle and traditional customs. Especially, we can try homemade wine from corn. And then we drive back to Sapa for 3 hours.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
Day 02: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa – Lao Cai (B, L, D)
After having breakfast in a hotel we embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black H’mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by someof the friendliest people you can meet. Once on the valley floor you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages. Return to Sapa and then to Lao Cai railway station to get night train to Hanoi. The guide sees you off at Lao Cai train station and takes you on the train.
Accommodation: Night train back Hanoi
Day 04: Hanoi
5h00 am, arrival Hanoi train station, our staff will pick up and transfer you to your hotel. Trip finish !
What is included?
All transfer and transportation vehicle with air conditioning
Hotel in Sapa
English speaking tour guide
Return overnight train basing on first class 4 berth shared cabin with air-con
Meals as listed in the itinerary: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner
Entrance fees and water
What is excluded?
Car and guide on free time
Hotel in Hanoi
Other meals and drinks
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