Sapa – Bac Ha Market Tour – 4 Days

Tour overview

Situated in the heart of province, Bac Ha market no doubt is the most colorful and largest market in Lao Cai province. Each Sunday morning, the ethnic Vietnamese who live in surroundings gather to trade and sell all kinds of products such as food, handicrafts, tools, animals,… – it is also the time that the locals can eat and chat together as well. If tourists want to gain a local perspective on the rural living of ethnic minorities, Bac Ha market will definitely highlights your vacation in Vietnam.

Tour Highlights
  • Be immersed in colorful costumes of ethnic minorities
  • Experience the truly cultural beauty of ethnic Vietnamese
  • Visit the beautiful Catholic Church in center of Sapa
  • Discover the cultural diversity of Vietnam while visiting the idyllic villages
  • Have a bird view of the town from the Ham Rong’s top
  • Savor the delicious dishes

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  • Guides: Hand-pick from our best guides, mature, acknowledgeable, all are licensed, great senses of humor
  • Drivers: friendly, responsible, reliable with many years driving experience, door-to-door services
  • Vehicles: comfortable, spacious, air- conditioned, big window
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Day 1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
08:00 PM: pick up at the lobby of the hotel in Hanoi; transfer to Hanoi Railways station for night train to Sapa. Overnight on train.

Day 2: Lao Cai – Bac Ha market – Sapa (B, L)
Around 06:00, we arrive in Lao Cai Railways station, After having breakfast at local restaurant. Then start our drive to Bac Ha town we begin our journey up to Bac Ha. The market located in the heart of Bac Ha town is the largest one in the area. Every Sunday, the different and colorful ethnic minority come all here to sell their homemade products or buy something for the family. They are Hmong, Phu La, Black Dzao, Tay or Nung minorities. Some of these ethnic minorities can’t be met in any other areas. Our lunch will be provided at a local restaurant. We transfer to Sapa in the afternoon. Overnight in Sapa.


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Day 3: Walkthrough Rice field Half day – Ham Rong Mountain – Train back to Hanoi (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, we will commence our short journey by driving south toward Muong Hoa valley and start our walk by descending into the valley, which is the largest rice paddy terraced in Sapa area. The guide can provide us interesting information about rice. If we visit the valley sometime in between May and October, we will be able to observe and experience how the local do planting and harvesting, one of the most important activities in the daily life. We walk from Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority to Ta Van village of Giay minority including a visit to the local Catholic Church. After that, we return to Sapa by car. Check out time at 12:00, we then climb up to Ham Rong mountain to get panorama of Sapa – the city in the cloud. In the afternoon, we transfer back to Lao Cai station for our night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train.


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Day 4: Hanoi – Arrival
Welcome up on arrival at Hanoi Railways station then transfer to hotel. Trip ends.

Price: Please contact us for your special price.

  • English speaking guide in Sapa
  • Private transfer in Hanoi/ Sapa
  • Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi: 4 soft sleeper berth cabin with A/ C
  • 4 star resort with daily breakfast
  • Breakfast up on arrival at hotel
  • Entrance fees and permits
  • Boat trip on Chay river
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary

  • Soft drinks.
  • Insurance
  • All other services not indicated above
  • Hotel in Hanoi

  • Camera
  • Sunblock cream & sunglasses
  • Umbrella or raincoat
  • Appropriate clothing for the season
  • DO NOT WEAR SHORTS or your shoulders need to be covered when visiting temple !
  • Some cash for drinks and tips

Cancelation Policy

  • The Price is NOT included payment fees (Bank or Gateway fee)
  • Promotion is subject to availability upon confirmation
  • If you cancel a trip after making a booking you will lose some or all of the money you have paid for the trip. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation. If you cancel a trip :
  • 3 days or more prior to departure, we will refund 100% of your money
  • 2 days prior to departure, we will refund 50% of total money you already paid
  • 1 days prior to departure, we will refund 0% of total money you already paid.
  • If you leave a trip for any reason after it has commenced we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services.
  • We can change date of your tour for you, if you send us an email to reconfirm at least 1 day before
  • We will Refund 100% if weather is bad and can not join the tour.

Children Policy :

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate.

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Sapa – Bac Ha Market Tour – 4 Days