Sapa Colourful Market Tour – 3 Days

Bac Ha market is the biggest now, the connecting between the local village in Sapa and the local market will make our trip more interesting, we have a chance to enjoy the huge rice paddy terraces as well as a colorful market. Thousands peoples from different ethnic groups in their colorful traditional costumes who gather at regional markets for their most important event of the week. Everyone will quickly absorbed by festive atmosphere and understand the important role of these markets in spiritual life of local ethnic...

Tour Duration: 3 days / 4 nights
Tour Route: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Bac Ha Sunday market - Sapa - Cat Cat - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa – Lao Cai - Hanoi
Starts: Hanoi (pick up from HaNoi railway station in evening)
Ends: Hanoi
Tour Level: Several
Group size: from 5 - 7 people

Day 01: (SAT) Hanoi - Lao Cai (Train)
Day 02: (SUN) Lao Cai - Bac Ha Sunday Market - Sapa (B)
Day 03: (MON) Sapa - Cat Cat - Sapa(B)
Day 04: (TUE) Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa - Lao Cai (B) (Train)
Day 04: (WED) Hanoi - Arrival

Day 01: (SAT) Hanoi - Lao Cai - Train
We will catch the overnight train soft sleeper with AC to Lao Cai. The train leaves at 22.00 from Hanoi railway station. Spend your night on the train

Day 02: (SUN) Lao Cai - Bac Ha Market - Sapa (B)
After meeting a guide at the Lao Cai railway station we have breakfast there and go to the Bac Ha market for two hours by a shuttle bus. This is the largest market in the region, a place where many ethnic groups gather to buy and sell, eat and drink together. There are 10 minority groups in the Bac Ha region. We can buy homemade handicrafts and clothes. And then we drive back to Sapa for 3 hours. Free time.
Overnight in Sapa.

Bac Ha Market, Sapa, Vietnam
Bac Ha Market, Sapa, Vietnam
Cat cat , Sapa, Vietnam
Cat cat, Sapa, Vietnam

Day 03: (MON) Sapa - Cat Cat - Sapa (B)
After freshening up and having breakfast we are ready to explore Sapa town. We embark on a lovely walking tour to the hill tribe village of Cat Cat, home of the H'Mong hill tribe minority people. As we walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa we will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here we have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with families that live in the area.
Overnight in Sapa

Day 04: (TUE) Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa - Lao Cai (B, L)
After having breakfast in a hotel we embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black H'mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by someof the friendliest people you can meet. Once on the valley floor you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages. Return to Sapa by car and then to Lao Cai railway station, free time and to get night train to Hanoi by yourself. Spend your night on the train.

Day 05: (WED) Hanoi
Arrive at Hanoi railway station in the morning. End of all the services.

Lao Chai, Sapa, Vietnam
Lao Chai, Sapa, Vietnam
Ta Van, Sapa, Vietnam
Ta Van, Sapa, Vietnam

What's included ?

  • All transfer and transportation vehicle with shuttle bus
  • Hotel accommodation base on twin sharing room
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Train ticket: Hanoi – Lao Cai - Hanoi
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
  • Entrance fees and water

What's Excluded ?

  • Car and guide on free time
  • Hotel in Hanoi
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Personal expense
  • Travel insurance
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