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Bac Ha Sunday market gathered by diversified minorities: Flower H'Mong, Tay, Fula, Thai, Nung...is one of the biggest market in the Northwest of Vietnam. This trip is a combination of trekking through villages in Sapa, stay overnight with a family of Dzay people in Ta Van, and a market visit to Bac Ha.


- Length of the trip

: 4 days

- Trip Starts from

: Hanoi city

- Trip Ends in

: Hanoi city

- Trip hightlights

: Hill tribal village, trekking, Bac Ha market, Homestay

- Required booking time

: 15 hours for individuals and 5 days for group in advance

- Rates per person

: 295$ - (Vietnamese meals)

- Rates are valid from 1 Janualy 2008


Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi - Train to Sapa (No Meals)

Meet your tour guide and be transferred to Hanoi train station for your overnight train journey from Vietnam's capital city to the border town of Lao Cai. The train departs at 21:15 pm. (no meal included)


Day 2: Sapa - Trekking - Lao Chai - Ta Van Village (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Arrive early in Lao cai at 06 00 am, we get picked up by shuttle bus and start our drive up the spectacular Sapa pass, which is 1300 m high, 33 km long. The ride uphill takes a little over an hour giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces.

At 10 am we start trekking. The first part is on the road but we soon turn to the right and walk on a small path down the valley to the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H’mong village Lao Chai. After this you continue to Ta Van village (1.200 m) to visit Zay people. We stay overnight with a local family in Ta Van and have our dinner here.


Day 3: Ta Van Village - Giang Ta Chai Village - Sapa (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After the breakfast we continue to visit Red Dao people at Giang Ta Chai where we also see a waterfall. The Red Dao women have very colorful red embroideries and coins on their clothing. On their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Zao' Legend.

We continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River and trek up to Su pan where you will meet the jeep transfer back to Sapa. O/N in hotel


Day 4: Sapa - Bac Ha Market - Train to Hanoi (Breakfash, Lunch)
Start early in the morning at 06 00 am, we have our private car drive from Sapa to Bac Ha market. Arrive Bac Ha market. Discover the market with ethnic minorities (1h30). Lunch in Bac Ha town.

In the afternoon, we have a short walk to visit Ban Pho - a village of Flower Hmongs. (3 hours – 7 km) Visit the H'Mong King Palace. (30min)

Transfer by car to Lao Cai.

Arrive Lao Cai train station. Overnight train back to Ha Noi.

Day 5 Monday Arrive Hanoi

Arrive Hanoi around 05 30 am. Met and transferred to your hotel. Tour ends. (No meal)

Price

Group

Private

Standard

N/A

1 pax

2-3pax

4-6pax

over 7pax

493$

290$

223$

190$


The trip includes:

  • Transportation by Air-con vihicles

  • English speaking tour guide

  • Meals specified in tour program

  • All entrance, permission and visiting fees

  • Accommodation at homestay

  • Accommodation at 2-star hotel

  • Permittions

  • Train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi with Aircon-soft sleeper cabin (wooden cabin)


The trip excludes

  • Visa to Vietnam

  • Departure airport tax

  • Meals which are not included in the program

  • Personal travel & medical insurance

  • International flights to and from Vietnam

  • All personal & daily expenses

  • All gratuities and tips to drivers and guides


Note:

  • Surcharges for peak seasons, Christmas and New Year Holidays, lunar New Year Festival, extras for room, air tickets upgrades shall be applied

  • Group tour: To join with other people on available daily tours. These tours are fixed itinerary and deparute time. It is possible to join in even your group of only 1 or 2 people. Customer do not to find other people to form the group. It is our company duty to gather the tourists for each tour. For these tours, you have to share the coach, boat and tour guide with other tourists who come from different nationalities. The number of people of this group is normally less than 16 persons.

  • Private tour: To do the tour privately. The tour is not fixed, it is possible to be customized for your group. All service is reserved for your group only. You do not have to share the bus, boat, tour guide with other tourists. One exception, if you stay at the boat in Halong bay - it is like the hotel in Halong - you still have to share the boat with other people.


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