SAPA HILLTRIBES TREKKING & BAC HA MARKET
2 Days / 3 Nights
Route: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van village – Bac Ha market – Lao Cai – Hanoi
Group tour: US$130/p.p
At a glance:
- Tour code: MT0093
- Tour style: Group tour
- Tour type: Hill tribes & market explorer
- Vehicle: Train and bus
- Accommodation: hotel
Sapa is famous for its beautiful, cool climate and colorful local markets. Along this medium-level trek, enjoy stunning natural scenery and see villages still following traditional ways of life. Allow yourself to fall into the natural rhythm of Vietnam!
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.
What You’ll Do
– Trek through Vietnam’s beautiful Sapa region
– Visit ethnic villages and experience daily life in rural Vietnam
– Visit Bac Ha market on Sunday
– DAY 01: Hanoi – Lao Cai by night train
– DAY 02: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B,L,D)
– DAY 03: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – SuPan – Sapa (B,L,D)
– DAY 04: Sapa – Bac Ha market – Lao Cai – Night train (B,L,D)
DAY 01: (SAT) Hanoi – Lao Cai (Train)
We will catch the overnight train soft sleeper with AC to Lao Cai. The train leaves at 20:25′ from Hanoi railway station
DAY 02: (SUN) Lao Cai – Bac Ha Sunday market – Sapa (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. And then we drive back to Sapa for 3 hours.
DAY 03: (MON) Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa – Lao Cai (B, L)
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.
DAY 04: Hanoi
Arrival Hanoi in the early morning, Back to your hotel by yourself. End of all the services.
What is included?
- All transfer and transportation vehicle with air conditioning
- Hotel in Sapa
- English speaking tour guide
- Train ticket: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi
- 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
- Personal expense
- Travel insurance
Accommodation on this tour
Note: This trip can be optional for 1 more day in Sapa to conquer Fansipan summit by cable car system before going to visit Bac Ha market next day. Extra charge US$60/p.p
Conquer Fansipan summit by cable car system
After breakfast at your hotel, we depart for the Silver Waterfall . The Silver Waterfall is located about a half hour from Sapa town which offers stunning views over surrounding mountains and lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park. You are advised to stop by a farm for a cup of tea and talk with people to understand their local life. After that, we are driven to Tram Ton Pass where we will trek 30 minutes through the forest. Along the way, you have chances to see wild flowers. Trekking along the Golden Stream, you will arrive at Love Waterfall. It is the best place for relax in Sapa, returning to Tram Ton Pass. Then we continue our drive uphill to the Heavens Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam as well as the provincial border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. Enjoy fantastic view over the valley!
After that we will be transferred to cable car station where we will have 25 minutes travelling to Fanispan Mountain where is considered to be the most beautiful landscape of Vietnam now. Back to Sapa Town to have lunch then transfer to Lao Cai station to catch the night train back Hanoi
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