Bac Ha market is well-known as one of the most colorful markets of the hill tribes in Northern Vietnam. Located 110km from Sapa, this market is usually open every Sunday from 09.00am until 2.00pm, and is a common meeting place for both trade and reunions, of at least 8 ethnic groups. This tour offers the visitors a great opportunity to witness a diverse range of lifestyles, dress, life attitudes and living conditions as you move among the hill-tribes people as they go about their market life, and enjoy the scenery and backdrop of this spectacular mountainous region. Take the opportunity to get up close and personal with the children, families and witness their cultural interactions
There are two transfer timetables which depart from Hanoi to Sapa:
Opt 1: Morning Bus: Depart every Saturday’s Morning
06:00-07:00am: The bus will pick you up at any hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or our Booking office.
Arrive Sapa in the afternoon. Then our Guide will reach the bus station to pick you up for your Trip.
Day 1: HANOI – SAPA – CAT CAT (MEALS: L, D) – 5 km trekking
Day 2: SAPA – BAC HA MARKET – LAO CAI – HANOI (MEALS: B, L)
Opt 2: Night–sleeping bus/ Night train: Depart every Saturday’s Night
Night Bus: 09:00-09:30pm: The bus will pick you up at any hotel in Hanoi Old quarter or our Booking office. Arrive Sapa in the early morning on the next day. Sleep on bus until 06:30AM, get pick up from the bus to Hotel in Sapa.
Night Train: 08:30pm: Our staff will transfer you to train station for your train to Lao Cai. Arrive Sapa in the early morning, get pick up from train station to Hotel.
DAY 1: HANOI – SAPA – BAC HA MARKET (MEALS: B, L, D)
DAY 2: SAPA – Y LINH HO – LAO CHAI – TA VAN (MEALS: B, L)
Day 1: SAPA – BAC HA MARKET (MEALS: B,L,D)
7:30 AM: Early check in is possible when you arrive if the room available, otherwise we will provide you a public room where you can have shower. Have breakfast and free time to explore Sapa’s morning market before starting our trip. Start the trip at 9:30 AM as below.
09:30 AM: Visit Bac Ha Market. Enjoy lunch with the locals before taking on the afternoon activity.
The afternoon continues the adventure, as we go for a light trek to visit Ban Pho village, which is well-known as the home of the flower H’Mong minority people. Here you will be invited to enter several local houses, and enjoy some green tea, corn wine, and listen to the host sharing about their family and their daily life. Look as you listen, there is so much to see!
After the visit, say goodbye to the locals and enjoy the landscapes to Bac Ha, before returning to Lao Cai or continuing up to Sapa.
Overnight at hotel in Sapa
Day 2: SAPA – Y LINH HO – LAO CHAI – TA VAN (MEALS: B, L)
09:30 AM: After breakfast, start your tour with 6km of walking down to the South East of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong. Then continue a 3km-trekking down to Lao Chai village. Here we will stop for a simple lunch before exploring the village. After the lunch, continue trekking through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people where you stay overnight in a local family. This trek is relatively easy, though the trail can be quite slippery if it rains, so good footwear is recommended.
After Lao Chai and Ta Van visits, head off to the main road to catch the bus back to Sapa town.
Tour ends at around 15:30 or 16:00
For the ways back to Hanoi, You can catch:
Opt 1: The Sleeping bus at about 4 PM (arrive Hanoi at 10PM) – Highly recommmended
Opt 2: Choose sleeping bus or night train at about 10h00PM (arrive in Hanoi about 3:00 – 4:00AM at the bus office or train station)
|Tour Cost Included:
– Bus/train ticket 2 ways (Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi).
– Local guide escorted in Sapa.
– All entrance tickets to indicated sites.
– Hotel accommodation and luggage storage in Hanoi or Sapa.
– Full meals on tour (B,L,D).
|Tours Cost Excluded:
– Beverages, travel insurance, VAT, personal expenses
– Others not clearly mentioned above