SAPA – BAC HA MARKET 2 DAYS 3 NIGHTS

  • Established as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa today is the tourism centre of the northwest.

    Sapa is orientated to make the most of the spectacular views emerging on clear days; overlooking a plunging valley, with mountains towering above on all sides. Views of this epic scenery are often subdued by thick mist rolling across the peaks, but even when it’s cloudy, local hill-tribe people fill the town with colour.

    If you were expecting a quaint alpine town, recalibrate your expectations. Sapa’s French colonial villas fell into disrepair during successive wars with the French, Americans and Chinese, and modern tourism development has mushroomed haphazardly. Sapa today is undergoing a construction boom and, thanks to rarely enforced building height restrictions, the skyline is continually thrusting upwards.

    But you’re not here to hang out in town. This is northern Vietnam’s premier trekking base from where hikers launch themselves into a surrounding countryside of cascading rice terraces and tiny hill-tribe villages that seems a world apart. Once you’ve stepped out into the lush fields you’ll understand the Sapa area’s real charm.

19:30 – 20:30 PM: Pick up meeting point to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train at 21:10 PM to get to Lao Cai Station. Sleep on the train.
Day 1: Cat Cat Village – Sapa Market
Walking around 5 km to visit Cat Cat village, the home of Black H’mong. Stop at waterfall and this is a chance to see the Hydroelectric Power Station established by the French. Coming back Sapa. Free time for visiting Sapa Market. Dinner and stay the night in Hotel.
Day 2 (Sunday): Bac Ha Market – Sapa
7.00 AM. Check out hotel. Depart to Bac Ha Market, arrive after 2,5 hours. Free time for visitting one of the most colourfull market in the world. This big market in North West of Vietnam filled with many different hill-tribe peoples such as Flower Hmong, Dzay, Tay… people. At the market, you have chance to enjoy Bac Ha people’s simple but unique kinds of food with special wines made from rice, cassavas, corn and different sorts of fruits such as plumps, apples, peaches… talking to the minorities through the guide’s interpretation. After lunch, leave the market for visiting the H’mong King’s house (King Hoang A Tuong) built by the French colonists and the Chinese in 1920, short walking to see Ban Pho village where is homeland of flower Hmong. Say good bye to Bac Ha and get back to Lao Cai Station. On the way back, drop in to see the Vietnamese and Chinese Harbor Mouth in Lao Cai. Transfer to station for overnight train back Hanoi.
Arrive in Hanoi at about 05 – 05:30 AM. End of great trip.

All rates are USD per person.

Group Size 2 – 3 4 – 6 7 – 10 10+
Price 160 140 130 120

Trip includes:
– Train tickets for 2 ways, bus transfer from Lao Cai to Sapa and return, hotel (2 star).
– Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
– Entrance fees, Enghlish speaking guide.
– Village pick-up by minibus.

Trip excludes:
– Drinks
– Travel insurance and Personal expenses.

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