Weekend trip to Sapa and Bac Ha Market 3  days 4 nights

Tour code: DCY105 | Tour Style: Vietnam Discovery


Escape from hustle and bustle Hanoi, you’ll join a weekend trip to get to the Sapa mountainous area and join an authentic market of colorful H’Mong people called Bac Ha Market which is held every Sunday morning. Bac Ha is known as the largest and most colourful market in the area and attracts throngs of villagers from the surrounding hill tribes. The journey is then continued by taking you to Sapa town which is famous for both its fine, rugged scenery and also its rich cultural diversity. Sapa is an incredibly picturesque town that attracts you indeed.



Activities: Walking, Sightseeing, Hiking
  • Highlights:
    • Experiencing the culture atmosphere of colorful Bac Ha Market. Meeting friendly people, beholding beautiful handmade products, and buying some as souvenirs.
    • Visiting the H’Mong and Dzao tribes to learn about their daily life as well as soak into peaceful atmosphere of their villages.
    • Being closed to nature when arrive at Muong Hoa Valley. Taking some nice shots and enjoying relaxing time.
    • Trekking to Cat Cat Village and Sin Chai Villages of Black H'Mong tribe to behold the beautiful waterfall and mountainous landscape there.
    • Enjoying traditional meals full of local specialties.
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Night 1 – Saturday night: Hanoi - night train to Lao Cai 

In the evening, you’ll take a taxi to the station and will be on a night train with soft sleeper (deluxe cabin), share the cabin with 2 other people and you'll get one top bed and one bottom bed. You’ll have to be at the station 1 hour before departure time. Our tour guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you by taxi to Tran Quy Cap Station where the trains go to Lao Cai (for Sapa trip). Overnight on the train.
Day 1: Lao Cai – Bac Ha - Sapa (B/L)

You'll be arriving in Lao Cai station very early in the morning (around 4:30 or 5am). Our local tour guide will be waiting for you at the entrance and on tour with you. After breakfast and freshening up at one of the local restaurants, you’ll take a transfer to Bac Ha Market (about 60km from Lao Cai Station) – a market full of H’Mong colours. After visiting around, watching purchasing activities and looking for hand-made fabrics, the black smithing area, as well as the buffalo zone you’ll have lunch at a local restaurant in Bac Ha town before getting back to Sapa. Check in the hotel in Sapa and free for dinner. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 2: Lao Chai Village – Ta Van Village - Sapa Town (B/L)

After breakfast, you’ll trek down to Lao Chai village and Ta Van Village to visit the H’Mong and Day tribes. Have a picnic lunch on the way then keep going along the bottom of the Muong Hoa valley to get to Ta Van village, which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. You’ll then be transferred by a jeep or car back to Sapa. Free to rest in Sapa and have dinner. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 3: Cat Cat Village - express bus to Hanoi (B/L)

The day starts early with a fairly easy 4 hour hike to Cat Cat Village and Sin Chai villages of Black H'Mong tribe. Enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat and beautiful scenery along the way. Back to Sapa town for check out hotel and free afternoon for shopping  before taking the express Bus back to Hanoi. Sapa tour ends at your hotel in Hanoi around 09:00 PM. See you next time.
Local guide to station, taxi to station
One way train ticket – deluxe soft sleepers
Express Boat from Sapa to Ha Noi
Meals: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
3 star hotel in Sapa Town, 2 people share a room. Single supplement: + $50/person.
Local English speaking guide in Sapa,
Private vehicle for pick up, Bac Ha market and drop off station,
Shower before getting on the train
All entrance fees
Mineral water
Visa arrangements
Other transportations not mentioned
Personal expenses
Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
This is a private trip with sharing deluxe cabin on train.
Guide speaking other languages is subject to availability.
Tour program is subject to be changed due to weather and operating conditions.
Tour Price: Exchange rate: 1 USD = 23,345 VND (16, Dec 2018)
Price/ Adult
  • The number of pax includes adults, children (5-10 years old) and infants (under 5 years old).
  • Tour prices for children are applied based on the number of pax.
  • Total number of children and infants must be lesser than the number of adults.
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Related Venues
  • 1 Bac Ha Market
    Bac Ha Town, Lao Cai, Vietnam

    Nested in the northern hills of Vietnam, Bac Ha is one of the best ethnic markets. Visiting the market, tourists will be attracted by not only is bustling environment, its wide array of local products but also by the locals who bring their attractive colors to the market.

  • 2 Lao Chai Village
    Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam

    Lying right at the beginning of Muong Hoa Valley, Lao Chai Village with its attraction has been an appeal to trekkers. The village offer visitors a chance to enjoy the fresh air, see terrace fields, stream, visit and discover some of the H’mong families.

  • 3 Ta Van Village
    Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam

    Nested within the picturesque valley of Muong Hoa, Ta Van Village is home to Giay ethnic people. The place is now a favorite destination in Sapa for visitors to have a close-up experience of the life-style and culture typical of the area.

  • 4 Cat Cat Village
    Sapa Town, Lao Cai, Vietnam

    Just a few minutes walking from Sapa Town, Cat Cat Village is a popular destination among travelers to Sapa for a soft and short trekking distance. Set in beautiful scenery and being home to H’mong ethnic group remaining unique customs and practices, the village offer visitors an opportunity to admire a lively and colorful picture.

  • 5 Sin Chai Village
    Lao Cai, Vietnam

    About 4 km trekking downhill from Sapa town at the foot of Fansipan Mountain is Sin Chai Village which is home to Red Dao Ethnic people. Coming to the village, visitors have chance not only to experience its natural beauty and fresh air but also to observe the daily life and learn about the unique cultural identities of the locals.