Sapa & Bac Ha Sunday Market Tour - 3 days

Hanoi - Sapa - Bac Ha Sunday Market 3 days

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    Hanoi - Sapa - Bac Ha Sunday Market 3 days
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Bac Ha has one of the most interesting ethnic markets in Vietnam and possibly everywhere in South East Asia: “Sunday is the market day in Bac Ha, which is the occasion for the various local ethnics to gather in huge crowds to exchange the last news, gossip, shop, and eat a copious lunch. It was visibly a festive event. You will be surrounded in a sea of color, and had the feeling to be on a movie set. Everyone seemed excited. A few men rode small horses. Those fortunate enough to be able to pay 10000 dongs (75 cents) arrived at the back of a motorcycle, sharing the ride with two other passengers. Most came on foot, from villages as far as 20 kilometers away. Even the old hunched lady was not going to miss the weekly party.
Although there were several ethnics at the market, the Flower H'mong women stood apart with their vibrant dress. They wear a number of skirts made with very colorful fabric and some batik and their heads are covered with elaborately shaped and balanced scarfs. In the rapid global uniformization of today's world, it was refreshing to see this untouched beauty in humanity..."

Itinerary Details
(Suggested departing day: Thursday, Friday or Saturday to see the Sunday Market)

Night 1: (Thursday): Hanoi - Lao cai
We pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Tran Quy Cap railway station one hour before departure time. (Estimated departure time: 9.10 pm.)

Day 1: Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat Village (B/L/D)

Cat cat Village
Cat cat Village

Arrive at Lao Cai in early morning. We pick you up and head to Sa Pa, the wonderful town in fog. The road winds up through terraced hillsides and pines forests. Transfer to hotel for leaving luggage and having breakfast. Relax then walk to visit Sapa morning market.

After lunch, we trek 06 km to visit two minority villages of the Black H’Mong people in Cat Cat and Sin Chai Villages, seeing the waterfall and hydroelectric power station established by the French. Overnight in hotel Sa Pa.

Day 2: Sapa - lao Chai - Ta Van - Bac Ha (B/L/D)


Ta Van Village
Ta Van Village

After breakfast, transfer to visit Lao Chai - a minority village of the H’Mong people. Trek from Lao Chai to Ta Van - village of Dzay people. Enjoy natural landscapes with green and lush rice terrace and meet local people going about their day. We have picnic lunch, and then transfer to Bac Ha Town in the late afternoon. Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight in hotel in Bac Ha.

Day 3: Bac Ha - Lao Cai - Ha Noi (B/L/D)


Bac Ha Market
Bac Ha Market

Today, we discover Bac Ha Sunday Market, the biggest and most colourful ethnic market of the Northern area. Here, we can see different ethnic groups such as Flower H'mong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay and Nung minorities. They come from Bac Ha or surrounding villages, gather here to buy and sell local hand-made products that cannot be found anywhere else. The market is always very crowded. Different types of local products for sale or barter are carried on horsebacks.

This is followed by our hike to a peaceful village nearby, see village life, visit a couple of houses of H’mong people and learn how corn wine is made. Free time for relaxing and then drive to Lao Cai in late afternoon to catch an overnight train back to Ha Noi, arriving there at around 5 am the following day.


Valid from now until 30 Dec 2016

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♦ Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services

♦ All private transfer and transportation

♦ Accommodation shared in a Double bedded room with daily breakfast

♦ Experienced English speaking guide

♦ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

♦ Express train Hanoi / Lao Cai / Hanoi

♦ All sightseeing tickets

♦ Travel insurance & Vietnamese visa.

♦ Drink and beverage.

♦ No transportation on last day (day return to Hanoi)

♦ Tips for guide & driver.

♦ Personal expenses.

♦ Early check in & late check out charge at hotel

♦ Other things are not mentioned in the program.

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