Sapa & Bac Ha Sunday Hill Tribe Market

Sapa & Bac Ha Sunday Hill Tribe Market

Trip code: VCSPT08

Duration: 3days/4nights

Journey: Ha Noi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Ha Noi

Schedule Details

Departs: Hanoi City

Departure Point: Hanoi City

Departure Time: Depend

Return Details: Hanoi City

Hotel Pickup: Yes

Brief itinerary

A longer version of our popular 2 day market trip, this 3 day trip is designed for those who want to explore deeper into the daily life of the hill tribes in this picturesque area. With adventure tour, you’ll have a chance to meet locals all along the way. In this remote area that sees few tourists, home stays play an important role in bringing some prosperity into villages that otherwise would not benefit, and the experiences, knowledge and friendships you take away can help educate others about the importance of responsible tourism. The Tay people of Trung Do are warm and friendly, and the surrounding hamlet and scenery are truly breathtaking, so the memories you take from here will last a lifetime!

Friday night: NIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI

Day 1: LAO CAI - SAPA - BAC HA (B/L/D)

Day 2: BAC HA COLOURFUL SUNDAY MORNING MARKET - SA PA (B/L/D)

Day 3: SAPA - CAT CAT VILLAGE - LAO CAI - HANOI (B/L)

Day 4: HANOI Arrive

Itinerary Details

(B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner)

Friday Night: 8:30pm Pick up and depart from your hotel in Hanoi by private car/coach to the railway station and catch the 9.30Pm night train to Lao Cai, overnight on train (Basing in First Class Soft Sleeper 4 beds Wooden Cabin with Air-condition). Arrive in Lao Cai Train Station at around 5:00 or 5:30Am.

Day 1: LAO CAI - SAPA - BAC HA (B/L/D)

Upon arrive to Lao Cai, you will be welcomed by our staff then enjoy breakfast in a local restaurant, then drive 100km through the Bac Ha Mountains to Bac Ha Town. Take in this colourful Flower H’mong market perched high on the mountain side with an amazing view of the local valley sculpted with rice terraces and plum trees, then enjoy 12km on a Russian Jeep or trekking through dirt road along a high country plateau to Lung Sui and Seng Sui Flower H’mong villages . The last 12km is an easy down hill on tar road back to Bac Ha town. Check into your hotel and have lunch. After lunch, you’ll do an 8km loop around Bac Ha to visit the locals and stopping in Ban Phovillage. Then, you’ll hit a single trail and dirt road winding through plum gardens and rice fields, past local homes and inhabitants of the villages surrounding Bac Ha. Dinner and overnight in your hotel in Bac Ha (Basing in Deluxe Double/Twin Mountain View Room)

Day 2: BAC HA COLOURFUL SUNDAY MORNING MARKET - SA PA (B/L/D)

This day starts with the famous Bac Ha market, where colorful hill tribes gather to buy and sell their wares or just hang around trading stories and drinking the fiery home made Corn Whiskey. After lunch at the hotel, you’ll check out and start riding 24km down the mountain road winding its way around the steep tiered rice terraces and plum orchards. The Jeep ride back to Sa Pa takes a little over an hour giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Check in hotel in Sapa. Enjoy of your free time in Sapa Town and then return your hotel. It's time for taking a shower and relaxation before heading out for dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel in Sapa (Basing in Deluxe Double/Twin Mountain View Room)

Day 3: SAPA - CAT CAT VILLAGE - LAO CAI - HANOI (B/L)

In the morning, start trekking (5hrs) down the valley along local trails and across rice paddies to visit Black H’Mong, Dzay and Red Dzao minority with picnic lunch along the way. Jeep rides back to Sa Pa. You’ll be able to shower free in the hotel before sitting down to dinner. Bus departs in Sa Pa at 4:30 pm and arrive Lao Cai 6:00 pm. Night train back to Ha Noi. Trip ends at 5:00-5:30Am at Ha Noi station (Basing in First Class Soft Sleeper 4 beds Wooden Cabin with Air-condition)

Day 4: HANOI Arrive

Trip ends 5:00-5:30am at Ha Noi train station.

Note: Want to stay longer in Sa Pa? We highly recommend taking in one of the weekly hill tribe markets! Just ask our sales staff for more details...

CUSTOMIZED TOURS ?

If the above itinerary does not match your expectations, just let our travel experts tailor made a tour for you based on our answers for following questions:

1. When will you travel?
2. Length of your stay?
3. Number of traveler?
4. What is the field of your interest? Please specify: Kayaking / Biking / Trekking / Motorcycling / Multi-sport
5. Any extra interest you want to combine? Please specify: Culture experience / Beach holiday
6. Grade of adventure activities: Introductory / Moderate / Challenging
7. Any extra information that help us to identify your travel need?

Tour and Pricing Options

Note: We can arrange additional customized trips for you if itinerary above does not match your expectations!

  All Inclusive Tour Package Cost:

Hotel Category

Price Per Person (in U.S Dollar)

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Minimum 02 Person

3-4 Person

Rates are Valid Until April 30th, 2013 - All Taxes & Service Charges Included!

Hotel (2*+)

225.00

TBA

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Hotel (3*+)

250.00

TBA

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Hotel  (4*+)

325.00

TBA

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Hotel (5*+)

Please Consult Our Sales Staff for Prices & Details


Children From 4 –10 Years Old

75%

Children Under 4 Years Old

Free Of Charge

Children Over 10 Years Old

Full Charge

Private Tour?

Please Consult Our Sales Staff for Prices & Details


Note: Rates are valid until April 30th, 2013 by Vietnam Culture Travel. All rates are quoted per person in U.S Dollars. Rates are net and inclusive of service charges and 10% VAT.

* The prices above are based on the hotels on the VietnamCultureTravel.com 'Accommodation' page. If you would prefer a different hotel, or hotels, choose your preference on the relevant 'Hotels' page, tell us, and we'll send you a modified price within 24 hrs at the latest.

* At the time of quotation, Vietnam Culture Travel reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.

* Single room occupancy’ refers to the accommodation element of the programme only, and applies to someone who is travelling with others but requires an additional room for him or herself. Single traveller prices are available as listed above.

THE SPECIFIC HOTELS WILL BE USED IN THIS PACKAGE TOUR:

* If, at the time of booking, any HOTELS or HOME STAY are fully booked, we will endeavour to find accommodation of a similar standard elsewhere. If the only available accommodation is of a higher or lower standard, we will revise the price accordingly and consult you immediately:


Hotel Category

Hotel   (2*)

Hotel  (3*)

Hotel  (4*)

Hotel   (5*+)

Train Accommodation

Tulico, Royal or Similar

Livitrans or Similar

Fansipan Express

Victoria Express

Bac Ha Hotels

Ngan Ha or Similar

Trung Anh or Similar

Sao Mai

Sao Mai

Sa Pa Hotels

Mountain View, Royal or Similar

BamBoo Sapa, Royal Viewor Similar

Chau Long Hotel

Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa

Tour Price Includes:

* Accommodation in Hotels as itinerary indicated basing in Double/Twin Private Room with A/C, private Bath.
* Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle with drive in delta.
* English or French speaking guide and local guide for trekking
* Meals as mentioned: B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner.
* Entrance fee to indicated sights seeing
* Permit and porter for trekking.
* Train tickets from: Hanoi -> Lao Cai: (First Class: in 4-soft berth wooden cabine with A.C)
* Train tickets from: Lao Cai -> Hanoi: (First Class: in 4-soft berth wooden cabine with A.C)

Tour Price Excludes:

* Tips, drinkings, other meals and personal expenses...

Recommends Extended Vacation Ideas

This is an example of one of our classic tailor-made holidays in Vietnam - we'll be pleased to design similar Vietnam vacations with dates and itinerary customised to your personal preferences.

Additional information

WHAT TO BRING:

* Sun Block, Wide brim hat, Camera + Film, Comfortable shoes, Rain gear, Warm clothes, Insect, Repellentand Original Passport...

HOW TO START:

* Vietnam Culture Travel is a fully escorted tour and best-available all year round; the only thing you need to prepare in advance is the international air-ticket from/to your country.

* If you don’t have enough time to complete visa before your departure, we will help you to obtain Vietnam Visa on arrival easily (getting visa at the airport, on your arrival)

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