Sapa Weekend Markets 3 days 2 nights

 

Destinations : SapaSapa Weekend Markets 3 days 2 nights
Start from : Ha Noi
Finish in : Ha Noi

Night 1 Friday Night Hanoi / Lao Cai (Overnight on train)
Your train ticket(s) will be delivered to your hotel in Hanoi. Transfer yourselves to train station for night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on 4 berth soft sleeper sharing cabin.

Day 1 Saturday Lao Cai / Can Cau Market / Bac Ha (B,L,D)
You are picked up at Lao Cai Train station. Breakfast in local restaurant and have a short rest before travelling to Bac Ha, which is 70 km Northeast of Lao Cai. The ride is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai, where you will be taken through rural area. Situated in the mountains in border area, 20 km from Bac Ha, Can Cau is a small, but very colorful market. Opening only on Saturdays, it always delivers a very photogenic display of Flower Hmong, Black Zao, Phu La ethnic costumes. Chinese people also come for trading. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, you will leave the market for Bac Ha town for lunch.
In the afternoon, you will take a walk to Ban Pho village of Nung and Flower Hmong, which is located in a small valley. The villagers grow vegetables and fruit trees. One of the most famous fruits of the area is plum. You will be able to visit a local house, where you might have the chance to taste a cup of corn wine, another famous product of the village. You will go back to the hotel late in the afternoon and then have dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Bac Ha

Day 2 Sunday Bac Ha – boat trip to Coc Ly – Lao Cai – Trung Do (B,L)
After having a morning coffee, you take a short walk to visit the old castle of the former Hmong King. From there you can have a view over the town. You will then visit the huge market of Bac Ha with its colorful array of ethnic minority people such as Flower Hmong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay, Nung who gather to buy and sell. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, your lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
After lunch, you drive downhill for about half an hour. You will then start a short walk to Trung Do village, which belongs to the Tay minority. Here you can visit a traditional Tay house, before getting on a boat. You will have a cruise upstream the Chay River to experience the picturesque scenes on the river banks. You will then cruise down stream to the Bao Nhai Bridge, where you get on the car for the journey to Sapa. Check in and overnight in Sapa.

Day 3 Monday Sapa / Lao Chai – Ta Van / Lao Cai / Hanoi (B,L)
After having a breakfast, you will start your journey from Sapa by car to Lao Chai village, home to Black H’mong ethnic minority people. You will enjoy a pleasant walk from Lao Chai to Tavan village, home to Dzay hill tribal people. Here you will have a rest and enjoy delicious lunch, prepared by your guide in a local house. After lunch the walk continues for about 2 hours through a bamboo forest, waterfalls and mountainous scenery to Giang Ta Chai village, home to Red Dzao ethnic group. After exploring the village and taking a rest at the nearby waterfall to refresh, you will be picked up by car back to Sapa at the end of the trip. The rest of the afternoon is free on your own leisure.
Free in town until 5pm, get pick up to transfer back to Lao Cai train station for night train to Hanoi. You can have a dinner on your own at one of the restaurants around Lao Cai Station.

Day 4 Tuesday Hanoi arrival
Arrive Hanoi at about 5am.

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Included:

  • Accommodation based on double/twin occupancy
  • All escorted sightseeing tours with local English tour guide
  • All entrance and visiting fees
  • All private transportation with A/C
  • Train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi on 4 berth soft sleeper sharing cabin
  • Meals specified per program (B: Breakfast/ L: Lunch/ D: Dinner)
  • Taxes, service charges, Bank fees (if paying by credit cards)

Excluded:

  • Meals, Beverages which do not specify in the program
  • Personal travel insurance
  • International flights to and from Vietnam
  • All personal expenses
  • All gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide

If, at the time of booking, any hotels or rooms in the list above are fully booked, we will endeavor to find accommodation of a similar standard elsewhere. If the only available accommodation is of a higher or lower standard, we will revise the price accordingly and consult you immediately.

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