Bac Ha Sunday Market & Sapa Tribes

Bac Ha marketTour price: US $175 – US $280
Duration: 2 days/3 nights
Route: Ha Noi – Bac Ha Market – Sapa Lao Cai – – Ha Noi

Bac Ha is a big market  of  colorful ethnic people such as Flower H‘mong, Phu La and Dao Tuyen minorities, who gather here to buy and sell their handicraft products.Descending into the  Muong Hoa valley by foot you will see the largest terraced rice paddy in the Sa Pa area. (If you visit the valley between May and October, there is a chance to experience and observe how the locals plant and harvest rice).

TOUR ITINERARY

Night 1: Hanoi – Night train to Sapa
20:00 hrs, pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Hanoi station for night train to Sapa.
Accommodation on train (A/C, 4-berth, soft sleeper, wooden cabin)

Bac Ha market2Day 1: Bac Ha Sunday Market – Sapa (B,L)
Arrive in Lao Cai station at around 06:00 hrs. You will be welcomed by our tour guide and transfer to local restaurant for having breakfast.
After breakfast, drive to Bac Ha market in 2.5 hours. We visit the big market and colorful ethnic people of the Flower H‘mong, Phu La and Dao Tuyen minorities, who gather here to buy and sell their handicraft products. After spending the morning exploring the market, your lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch we drive downhill to start a short walk to Trung Do Village which is home to the Tay minority. Here you can visit a traditional Tay house. We will then travel by boat through amazing countryside to Bao Nhai Village.
Transfer you back to Sapa for overnight.
Accommodation at hotel in Sapa.

Day2: Cao Son – Coc Ly Market – Night train to Hanoi(B,L)
In the morning, take a short journey of 20 minutes by car takes you to Muong Hoa valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in northwest Viet Nam. Descending into the valley by foot you will see the largest terraced rice paddy in the Sa Pa area (If you visit the valley between May and October, there is a chance to experience and observe how the locals plant and harvest rice). The walk takes you from Lao Chai village of the Black H’mong minority to Ta Van village of the Zay minority, providing the opportunity to see the different traditions and costumes of the two ethnic minority groups. Return to Sa Pa by car.
Free for shopping in Sapa in the afternoon.
Drive back to Lao Cai station for night train back to Hanoi that departs at 20:05 hrs.
Accommodation on train (A/C, 4-berth, soft sleeper, wooden cabin)

Coc Ly 2
Day 3: Hanoi arrival
Arrive at Hanoi station at around 05:00 hrs. Services end.

Includes:
Accommodation in shared double room
Round trip Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi train tickets (in 4 berth soft sleeper A/C timber sharing cabin)
Meals [B= breakfast, L= lunch]
Private transfers
Local English speaking tour guide
All entrance fees and boat fees

Excludes:
Personal expenses
Other services not mentioned in the programme
Drinks with meals