Sapa Bac Ha Homestay Tour

3 Days / 4 Nights

Route: Hanoi – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Sapa – Bac Ha market – Lao Cai – Hanoi
Group tour: US$167/p.p

At a glance:

  • Tour code: MT0092
  • 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

Tour summary
– 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)

FIRST NIGHT : Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
At 8:00 pm you will be transferred from your hotel to the Hanoi train station for boarding at 9:35 pm. You will be in a shared AC soft sleeper cabins of 4 to travel North to Lao Cai town. Overnight on the train

DAY 1 (Friday): Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B/L/D)
The train arrives at the Lao Cai train station at approximately 6:00 am. Pick up and transfer to Sapa . After breakfast we leave the hotel and start trekking down the valley to the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H’mong village Lao Chai. Black H’mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa area. After this you continue to Ta Van village to visit the Zay people. The Zay houses are built of wood and bamboo with a clay floor. Have picnic lunch on the way then keep going to the bottom of Sapa valley. Jeep back to Sapa in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel in Sapa

DAY 2 (Saturday): Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai (B/L/D)
Have breakfast at your hotel. Trek around 10 km to visit two villages of the Black H’mong (Catcat and SinChai). Visit the waterfall and hydroelectric power station established by the French in CatCat village, nice landscapes of green forests and beautiful scenery along the way. Walk back to Sapa. Check out the hotel. Have lunch at the local restaurant. Afternoon, free to visit Sapa town, market, church and flower garden in Ham Rong mountain… Overnight in hotel.

DAY 3 (Sunday): Sapa – Bac Ha market – Lao Cai – Hanoi (B/L/D)
At 7h30 AM checking out the hotel then take the minibus to go to Bac Ha (arrive at about 10.00AM). At the market day you have opportunities to meet local people from the remote villages in their traditional costumes. They are 4 different tribal groups Flower Hmong, Black Dao, Toy and Phi La, in the afternoon taking 2 hour walk to visit Ban Phi – A Flower Hmong village which is located in scenic valley. Then bus transfer back to Lao Cai railway station round 16h30 for the night train to Hanoi

What’s Included

  • Transfers to and from your hotel to the Hanoi railway station
  • Bus Roundtrip transfer Lao Cai – Sapa by bus
  • Transfer on tour
  • Return train tickets from Hanoi to Lao Cai and back to Hanoi (soft sleeper A/C wooden cabins with 4 soft beds)
  • Hotel in Sapa
  • All meals on tour
  • Entrance fees to the villages
  • English speaking guide

What’s Not Included

  • Insurance
  • Any drinks
  • Phones
  • Private expenses
  • VAT

Accommodation on this tour


Address: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Can Cau market – Bac Ha market  – Trung Do


Address: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Can Cau market – Bac Ha market  – Trung Do

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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