Enjoy the most wonderful landscape of Sapa, visit one of the most famous market. Seeing boys and girls in colourful costumes – different colours of the mountains.
FIRST NIGHT: Ha Noi – Lao Cai. At 8:00 pm, Our guide pick you up from hotel and transfer to Tran Quy Cap train station. 9:00 pm – Train departs and sleep the nights on train.
Day 1 – Sunday only: Lao Cai – Bac Ha market (B,L,D)
Early morning, around 05.00, arrival at Lao Cai Station. We will pick you up at Lao Cai railway station by bus and transfer to Bac Ha market.
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 every-Sunday-market attended by at least 8 ethnic groups and last from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. It is also 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 get back to Lao Cai to continue up to Sapa.
Day 2: Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa town (B,L,D)
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. A 2km-trekking down to Lao Chai village, through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people. Lunch at a local family, it gives you a worth chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscapes…on the way. Get back to Sapa by jeep or motorbike. Take a fresh shower in the hotel before heading to Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Ha Noi.
LAST NIGHT: Take a fresh shower in the hotel before heading to Lao Cai station for the night train back to Ha Noi. Overnight on the train.
Option 2: Departure on Saturday
Day 1: Lao Cai station – Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa town (B,L,D)
Day 2: Sapa town – Lao Cai – Bac Ha market (Sunday only) – Sapa town (B,L,D)
- Meals mentioned (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Transport as per tour program.
- English speaking guide
- Accommodation and hotel room
- Entrance & sightseeing fees.
- Your private expenses.
Note: Good trekking shoes, light raincoats, jackets, insect repellent and suncream
Addon Train ticket – price in USD