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TRIP CODE: SBH-M-2  |  Departure: every Friday and every Saturday  |  Tour type: private

 

Summary
This tour is designed for those who love visiting Sapa and Bac Ha with just 2 days. You will have a chance to visit Bac Ha market where the most colorful costumes of all Flower Hmong, Red Hmong, Black Hmong, Red Dzao…are gathered in the local market. Then the next day you can know deeply about their traditional cultures together by discovery many ethnic villages with beautiful Mountain View.

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Destinations
Hanoi - Sapa - Bac Ha market - Lao Chai - Ta Van.

Highlights

  • Trekking and visiting most famous ethnic villages in Sapa: Lao Chai, Ta Van, Ban Pho.
  • Exploring Bac Ha market. Shopping & tasting many kinds of food at the market.    

Brief itinerary:

DateActivitiesMeal
Day 1 Taking overnight train from Hanoi city to Sapa.
 
Day 2 Visiting Bac Ha market (on Sunday). B, L
Day 3 Easy trekking in Lao Chai, and Ta Van village. B, L

Note: The itinerary is flexible, you can also visit Bac Ha market (opening on Sunday only) on the Day 3 of the trip.

 

What to bring?

    • Original passport with valid visa
    • Camera and rolls of film
    • Sun block
    • Sun glasses
    • Wide brim hat
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Warm clothes
    • Small amount of cash
    • Personal medicines
    • Insect repellent
    • Joy and big smiles



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Note: The itinerary is flexible, you can also visit Bac Ha market (opening on Sunday only) on the Day 3 of the trip.


Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai (night train)
We will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8.00 pm and transfer you to Hanoi train station for the overnight train to Lao Cai province. Experience the romantic overnight train travel.

Transfer from hotel to train station | Night train: 4-soft sleeper A/C shared cabin | Meals: not applicable.

Day 2: Lao Cai station - Bac Ha Market on Sunday (B, L)
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 Sunday market attended by at least 8 ethnic groups and lasts from 9.00 am until 2.00 pm. It is also a 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 getting to Sapa town. Check in your hotel in Sapa and relax.

Transfer from Lao Cai station to Bac Ha market | Walking: 5 hours | English speaking guide | Hotel: Bamboo Sapa (or equivalent) | Meals: B, L.
 
Day 3: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Lao Cai Station (B, L)
You will commence your journey from Sapa by car to Lao Chai, a Black H'mong ethnic minority village. Walk in Lao Chai village and have lunch at a local house. We then trek through terraced rice fields from Lao Chai to Ta Van village of the Giay minority people. It gives you a worth chance to learn about the local house architecture, daily lifestyle, and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscape on the way. Get back to Sapa town by car. In late afternoon we will transfer you back to Lao Cai station to take the overnight train to Hanoi. You will be arriving in Hanoi at 5.30 am next day.

Transfer from Sapa to Lao Cai station | Trekking: 5 hours, easy grade | English speaking guide | Freshen up services | Meals: B, L.

 
 

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Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Best rate guaranteed (Learn more).
  • If the price goes down after you book, we will refund the difference — guaranteed.
Hotel optionsPriceSingle supplement 
Standard 3* (Bamboo Sapa hotel or equivalent) $225 $15
Superior 3*+ (Chau Long hotel or equivalent) $249 $25
Deluxe 4* (Victoria Sapa hotel) $299 $39

 
What's included?

  • Pick-up and transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the program.
  • Return overnight train tickets in 4-berth cabin (A/C wooden soft sleeper). If you would like to upgrade to the private 2-berth cabin, please contact us.
  • Twin /double sharing room at hotel in Sapa.
  • Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle and/or a private jeep with an experienced safe driver.
  • Meals as mentioned in program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) in the local restaurants or picnics where no suitable restaurant available.
  • Local English speaking guide (other language guide is upon your request).
  • Freshen up service.
  • Entrance fees, sight seeing fee for all visits as mentioned in the program.
  • All taxes and service charge.

Special offer

  • We'll arrange Vietnam visa (1 month, single entry) for all members of your group for free of charge

What's excluded?

  • International flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Drinks, tips, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Other things not clearly mentioned in the included list.