Surrounded by pictorial mountains, rice terraces and a diversity of hill tribes in the remote northwest of Vietnam, Sapa is a quiet town frequently used as a base for trekking, rice paddies and traditional villages which are home to a wealth of ethnic minorities are the H’mong, the Red Dao, the Tay, the Day peoples. Bac Ha market, availbale every Sunday, is a unique hilltribe market in Northwest Vietnam and in the Southeast Asia. Alive with the bright colours and extravagant costumes of the local people, here you will meet Flower Hmong (Red Hmong), Black Dao, Tay, Nung, La Chi, Phu La and other minority groups who come from far and wide to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and livestock, to exchange news and to renew friendships.
Train tickets Hanoi-Lao cai – Hanoi. Shared in 4-berth cabin
Private tour with local English speaking guide
Meals at local restaurant as mentioned.
All entrance fees.
Accommodation. Shared in Twin/Double.
Arrive Sapa - Cat Cat village
Pick-up at the Lao Cai station for transfer to your hotel located in Sapa town. Enjoy your free time at hotel or you can explore the town on your own. Check-in time: 14:00. Early check-in is not included and subject to availability. You have a short walking tour to visit the Cat Cat village – home of the H’Mong ethnic people located in the beautiful valley and learn about their unique customs and practices. Stop at the Cat Cat waterfall for some photo shots before returning to hotel.
Lao Chai & Tavan villages
Start your day in Sapa with a soft trek along buffalo paths to the Ta van and Lao Chai, villages of the H’Mong and the Day ethnic peoples, through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. More time to learn about other ethnic community in Sapa. Enjoy lunch with Vietnamese rural cuisine at local restaurant located in the village. Meet your driver for transfer back to Sapa town. At leisure.
Bac Ha market - Train back to Hanoi
Meet your guide and depart for Bac Ha town. Join in the market. Wander around, enjoy the atmosphere and have fun talking with the friendly local people. Walk to visit the Hoang A Tuong mansion, built by Hoang A Tuong in 1914. Hoang A Tuong and his father, Hoang Yen Chao, were Tay ethnic people who ruled a region with 70 percent of the population are H’mong people and were called "King." Continue walking to Ban Pho village.The village still retains primary of highland village. From a distance, Ban Pho Village looks like a nice and lively picture. Mingling in the thick and interminable forest and mountain is glimpse of Hmong ethnic homes, like bird nests clinging to the cliffs. Enjoy sightseeing highland jungle and taste the Ban Pho famous corn-wine. Transfer to Lao Cai city for train back to Hanoi. End of services.