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 peoples.
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)
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.
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.
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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Dear Giang, We came back in Hoi An today from Sa Pa. We had a wonderful time and we would like to thank you for organizing everything perfectly. The tours were exactly how we wanted them to be, it was even above expectation. Our tour guide Dudu was fantastic and so was our driver.
Again thank your very much,
Nelly and Keith Brooker Monday, March 2, 2020
Dear Giang, I wanted to thank you very much for arranging our holiday so well - we had a wonderful time and everything seemed to go very smoothly. In the group tour at the start we were impressed by how various different staff always knew where...
The private tour was particularly good and Khanh was an exceptional guide - great fun to spend time with, knowledgeable and good at keeping everyone happy throughout the trip. He adapted the itinerary to suit the weather and our preferences ...
Thank you again.
Fiona Cloke, Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Good afternoon Diu, The trip was wonderful and our guide May Nihn is very helpful and experienced. Thank God that the weather turns out well on the 2nd day in Sapa so it's makes our journey easier to Fansipan and other places of interests. Our driver is also very accommodating...
We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to you for coordinating this itinerary and reacting promptly to change the hotel for us. In fact my dad had a fall in Hanoi hotel and ...
Having said that, it's still a pleasant and enjoyable trip for us.
Veron Tan, Saturday, March 16, 2019