Sapa Homestay and Market Tour – 5Days/ 6Nights
Tour Code: SPT011
Price from: $199
Duration: 5Days/ 6Nights
Tour route: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sa Pa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Bac Ha Market – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Lao Cai – Hanoi
Welcome to Sapa Bac Ha Market and Homestay tour. You will have chane to experience colourful culture from local house to the Market. The local people is so kind and hospitaly to show you their normal life by let you join their works, sharetheir house in Ta Van village, the Tay village. The market of Bac Ha is amazing place. It has multiple parts, sale of animals, blacksmiths, meat, fruits and vegetables as well as prepared foods, and finally, crafts, what the tourists like the most.
Night 1: Ha Noi – Lao Cai
Our tour will be started around 20:00 at the lobby of the hotel. Our guide will pick you up and transfer to the Hanoi Railway station for the night train to Sapa.
Overnight on the trai
n with soft sleeper berth and air-conditioned.
Day 1: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B, L, D)
We will pick you up at Lao Cai railway station by bus, to take you up to the township of Sapa which takes approx one hour arriving at.
08:00am – After breakfast and a morning shower, we will walk from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where we can admire magnificient landscape. Here you will discover the wonderful scenery of Hoang Lien moutain ranges amd meet Black H’mong tribes. Trek through terraced rice paddies and minority villages along the Muong Hoa River, where we can here a nice swim.
We then cross the suspension bridge towards the Zay village, arriving at Ta Van, where we have dinner cooked on a wood fire enjoying the company and hospitality of our Zay family and homestay overnight.
Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa (B, L, D)
Enjoy mountainous landscape with your sunrise coffee, then enjoy a delicious breakfast ready to trek through bamboo forests towards Giang Ta Chai waterfall, cross over a rattan suspension bridge and enter into Giang Ta Chai village which is inhabited by the Red Zao minorities.
Here we will experience their daily life then cross over the Muong Hoa River up the mountain to visit Supan village of the H’mong people. We then take the bus back to Sapa.
Overnight at the hotel in Sapa.
Day 3: Sapa – Bac Ha Market – Sapa (B, L, D)
Breakfast in hotel
Located at 110km from Sapa, Bac Ha mountain town is well-known by travelers with the most colorful market of the hill tribes in the North of Vietnam. This every-Sunday-market attended by at least 8 ethnic groups and last from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. It is also chance for tourists to discover the H’mong King’s palace (old building built by the French & Chinese).
In the afternoon, we go for a light trek to visit Ban Pho, the village is home to flower H’mong minority. We are invited to enter several local houses to have some green tea, corn wine, listen to the host talking about their family, talk to them… and then enjoy landscapes on a roundabout way to Bac Ha for get back to Lao Cai to catch the train or continue up to Sapa.
Overnight at the hotel in Sapa.
Day 4: Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Lao Cai – Hanoi ( B, L, D )
Breakfast in the hotel
A walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam.
Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then next 6 km to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way a Car to return to Sapa.
Take a fresh shower in the hotel before heading to Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Ha Noi.
Day 5: Hanoi Departure
05:00 am – Arrive at Tran Quy Cap station (Ha noi). End of tour
Train tickets Ha Noi/Lao Cai return.
All meals as mentioned in the tour program(B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
Transport as tour program.
English speaking tour guide.
All accommodation, entrance fees, security permits.
Drinks, Phone call, other private expenses.