Duration:2 Days 3 Night
Tour route:Hanoi - Lao Cai - Bac Ha - Topas Ecolodge - Muong Hoa Valley - Lao Cai - Hanoi
The markets in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes of Vietnam. Minority people come down from the mountains to sell their products, or just for catching up on the latest news or gossip. The package is a combination of a stay at Topas Ecolodge, where you can explore the pure nature, peace and unique views over the mountains, with an unforgettable experience of encountering the various tribes in their colorful traditional dress, enjoying the fresh smell of exotic herbs and spices, sharing the abundant rice wine and purchasing some local souvenir products in their food stalls.
Night 1 : Hanoi – Lao Cai (Overnight on train)
Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to the railway station for the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on Chapa Express Train – Wooden deluxe soft sleeper cabin with 4 berths.
Day 1 (Sunday): Lao Cai – Bac Ha Market – Overnight at Topas Ecolodge (B,L)
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.
In the afternoon, transfer to Topas Ecolodge, check in to your Room and enjoy the view of the valley and dotted mountain surroundings. Overnight at Topas Ecolodge.
Day 2 : Relaxing at Topas Ecolodge – Sapa Hanoi (B)
The morning is at your leisure at Topas Ecolodge.
Topas Mountain Express departs from Sapa at 14:00; from Topas Ecolodge at 15:00 and returns you to your hotel in Hanoi.
Note : Other meals at Topas Ecolodge are recommended to be booked in advance.
Transfer from hotel to Hanoi railway station
All transfer in Sapa per program
English speaking guide during tour
1 night at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Deluxe bungalow)
All indicated meals (B as breakfast, L as lunch, D as dinner)
One way train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai (soft sleeper in 4-berth AC cabin)
One way Topas Mountain Express (Sapa – Hanoi)
All entrance fees to the indicated places.
Pre and post trip accommodation
Drinks and Beverage.
Bring walking shoes, raincoat, jacket, extra clothes, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen…
Please take your passport to check in hotel
Beware of your luggage and money
Inform in advance if you are vegetarian
All customers must obey the order of your tour guide for your safety
Passengers are advised not to take along big luggage for convenience.
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