Located about 76 km from the train station, Bac Ha is a remote district of Lao Cai province. Bac Ha market which takes place every Sunday is famous for the originality and authenticity that the traders still preserve. One can reach Bac Ha market by booking a van or tour from Sapa, which is about 3 hours away.
3 Days - Ylinh Ho - Lao Chai -Ta Van - Hotel - Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Hotel - Bac Ha Market
Day 1: Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa
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. 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 Car. (L,D) - overnight at the hotel in Sapa
Day 2: Cat Cat & Sin Chai
A walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then next 6km to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way a Car to return to Sapa. (B, L,D) - overnight at the hotel in Sapa.
Day 3: Bac Ha market (on Sunday only)
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 12:00 PM. It is also chance for tourists to discover the H’mong King’s palace (old building built by the French & Chinese).
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 Sapa to catch the bus back to Hanoi (B, L)
OPTION 1: TRANSER TO SAPA BY SLEEPING BUS @ 165USD per person
OPTION 2: TRANSFER TO SAPA BY LIMOUSINE EXPRESS @ 175USD per person
+ Transfer with A/C 2 ways to Sapa
+ All meals as mentioned in the tour program.
+ Transport as tour itinerary.
+ English speaking guide.
+ All accommodation : Sapa Vista Hotel.
+ Entrance fees,security permits.
+ Drinks,phone calls and personal expenses.
Please bring along a good pair of walking shoes,raincoats,jackets,insect repellent and sunscreen.