Bac Ha market and short trek to Ta phin village

Tour routes: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Bac Ha  – Sapa – Ta Phin – Sapa – Cat Cat – Lao Cai – Hanoi
Duration: 3 days 4 nights
Tour class: Private tour only
Price:contact us for best price


Hanoi Sapa Medium Trek Market 3 days is a perfect combination of trek and culture while visiting the hill tribes’ villages at a pace and style that compliments you. Journey away from the crowds and homestay at a traditional Dao home. Learn and participate in village life and truly feel the warmth and hospitality of these incredible people. This is an unforgettable medium adventure to Sapa that should be part of everyone’s time in Vietnam.


Night 1 : Transfer to the Hanoi train station for boarding at 7:30 pm. You will be in shared AC soft sleeper cabins to travel North to Lao Cai town.

Ta Phin villageDay 1: Lao Cai – Bac Ha market (Sunday only) – Sapa – B, L, D

The train arrives at about 6:00 am; look for your name sign when you exit the train station, as our guide will pick you up. Then take a morning drive through the clouds by car / van to Bac Ha town. You will be taken to a local restaurant for a morning breakfast on half way.

Sunday is the common trading day of many tribes in the Northwest of Vietnam, Bac Ha is one of them. The market is filled with colors of different ethnic minorities coming from different villages and their trading activities are vibrant, lasting from early morning till midday, from the hand-made fabrics to the dogs and buffalos. 

Lunch in Bac Ha then we will do a boat trip along the Chay river, this boat ride is about 1,5 hour. We will then be picked up for our ride to Sapa. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Sapa.

Day 2: Sapa – Ta Phin village – homestay- B, L, D

We will then take short ride from Sapa to our trekking base where we start our trek up and down hills (~ 5 – 6 hrs) through terraced rice fields, bamboo ranges and many minority villages.
Lunch break before we keep hitting the road to Ta Phin village. Our Dao host family will welcome you to their traditional home where we will share in an ethnic style dinner and stay the night.

Cat Cat villageDay 2: Discover daily life in Ta Phin and back to Sapa – B, L, D

At the first gleam of daylight, you will see and hear the sounds of morning village life. You can join your host family in some of their activities like feeding the animals, cleaning the houses, gardening or preparing breakfast.

After breakfast, you will be then supported by our car / van back to Sapa (30 minutes). We will visit Cat Cat village by van/jeep, homeland of Black H’mong hill tribe and to take part in a traditional ethnic music performance put on by the ethnic minority people. Then, back to Sapa for lunch.

Free until transfer to Lao Cai station to catch the night train back to Hanoi.

Day 3:  Hanoi arrival

Arrive in Hanoi at about 5:00 am. End of services.
Please find your own way back to your hotel.

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Tour included:

• English or French speaking guide (Surchage for French speaking guide $.10/day)
• Return train ticket
• All needed transports
• All indicated meals, plus snacks (B as breakfast; L as lunch; D as dinner)
• Water on the whole trip
• All entrance fees and permits
• Accommodation, 1 night in hotel, 1 night at homestay

Tour excluded:

Personal Pocket Money, tips
Soft drink (beer, coca cola…)
All other services not indicated above