Sapa Colourful Market Tour – 2 Days

Bac Ha market is the biggest now, the connecting between the local village in Sapa and the local market will make our trip more interesting, we have a chance to enjoy the huge rice paddy terraces as well as a colorful market. Thousands peoples from different ethnic groups in their colorful traditional costumes who gather at regional markets for their most important event of the week. Everyone will quickly absorbed by festive atmosphere and understand the important role of these markets in spiritual life of local ethnic peoples.

Tour Duration: 2 days / 3 nights
Tour Route: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Bac Ha Sunday market - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa – Lao Cai - Hanoi
Starts: Hanoi (pick up from HaNoi railway station in evening)
Ends: Hanoi (drop off at the HaNoi railway station in the morning)
Tour Level: Several
Group size: from 5 – 7 people

BRIEF ITINERARY
Day 01: Hanoi – Lao Cai (Train)
Day 02: (SUN) Lao Cai - Bac Ha Sunday Market - Sapa (B)
Day 03: (MON) Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa – Lao Cai (B) (Train)
Day 04: Hanoi – Arrival

Day 01: (SAT) Hanoi – Lao Cai - Train
We will catch the overnight train soft sleeper with AC to Lao Cai. The train leaves at 21.00 from Hanoi railway station
Spend your night on the train.

Day 02: (SUN) Lao Cai - Bac Ha Market - Sapa (B)
After meeting a guide at the Lao Cai railway station we have breakfast there and go to the Bac Ha market for two hours by a shuttle bus. This is the largest market in the region, a place where many ethnic groups gather to buy and sell, eat and drink together. There are 10 minority groups in the Bac Ha region. We can buy homemade handicrafts and clothes. And then we drive back to Sapa for 3 hours. Freetime.
Overnight in Sapa.

Day 03: (MON) Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa – Lao Cai (B)
After having breakfast in a hotel we embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black H'mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by someof the friendliest people you can meet. Once on the valley floor you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages. Return to Sapa by car (or Jeep) and then to Lao Cai railway station, freetime and to get night train to Hanoi by yourself.
Spend your night on the train

Day 04: (TUE) Hanoi
Arrive at Hanoi railway station in the morning. End of all the services.

What is included?

- Transfer and transportation vehicle with air conditioning as indicated by van and shuttle bus
- 02 night’s hotel accommodation as noted or similar base on twin share.
- Joining group English speaking tour guide
- Sharing 4 berths Soft sleeper train ticket: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi
- Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast,
- Entrance fees

What is excluded?

- Car and guide on free time
- Hotel in Hanoi
- Other meals and drinks
- Personal expense
- Travel insurance