[Option 1] For clients to depart from Lao Cai
Lao Cai – Bac Ha – Sapa
Arrive at Lao Cai station early morning, you’ll have time for refreshment and breakfast before taking a private drive to Bac Ha market. Although it’s quite a long drive, the landscape is attractive and the ethnic markets are a fascinating experience. Unlike those in the tourist areas, this weekly market is not only for buying and selling but are also meeting places for ethnic minority people to meet and exchange news. There will be plenty of color and authentic costumes, but very little to buy as souvenirs unless you want to barter for a water buffalo or a sack of fertilizer!
After lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll have time for an easy trek around Ban Pho village before returning to Lao Cai and continue your journey into the mountains to Sapa. You’ll arrive with time to relax and stroll around the town.
[Option 2] For clients to depart from Sapa
Sapa – Bac Ha – Lao Cai
After an early breakfast, your transport and guide will arrive to take you to visit Bac Ha market. The first part of your journey will take you through Lao Cai, which is a border crossing point, and alongside the river marking the boundary with China.
Unlike those in the tourist areas, this weekly market is not only buying and selling but also meeting places for ethnic minority people to meet and exchange news. There will be plenty of colors and authentic costumes, but very little to buy as souvenirs unless you want to barter for a water buffalo or a sack of fertilizer.
After lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll have time for an easy trek around Ban Pho village before setting off for Lao Cai. Time for your freshen-up before boarding the sleeper train to Hanoi.
Bac Ha sunday market Visiting Site/Activity
In the rugged mountains of northwestern Vietnam, the town of Bac Ha holds a big, bright and busy market every Sunday. Attracting hundreds of colorfully dressed ethnic minorities from the surrounding countryside.
Ban Pho village Visiting Site/Activity
Visite Ban Pho local village, , tourist enjoy the wonderful sightseeing of Bac Ha highland and a unique local life.
- Meals as specified in the program
- Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned car with an experienced driver
- The services of a local English-speaking guide
- All entrance fees
- VAT and other taxes
- Hotel in Sapa
- Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.
- Camera fees (if any)
- Surcharge in peak season (Christmas & New Year)
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