Located 38km from Lao Cai City, Sapa is a mountainous district of Lao Cai Province. Sapa District is very well-known with Sapa Townlet, a beautiful and romantic resort.
At the height of 1, 600m above sea level, the average temperature of the area is 15-18°C. It is cool in summer and cold in winter.
Bac Ha Sunday Market - Some 100km (62 miles) from Sapa, this is probably the most famous market in the region and more along the lines of what Sapa was once like. Here, various hill tribes converge every Sunday morning to conduct commerce. As a visitor, you're certainly part of the trade here because folks are keen to sell you their wares
As some trip to Sapa, we often visit Cat Cat village.
In this trip we have chance to visit Can Cau market on Saturday only. Can Cau Market is a small, but very colourful market, set in the mountains near the Chinese border.
BacHa is the biggest market in Sapa and open on Sunday only. The Sunday market in Bac Ha is where you'll want to stock up on water buffalo, pigs and horses.
Night 1 Friday: Hanoi - Lao Cai
Car will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Hanoi train station to catch the night train soft sleeper with AC to Lao Cai station.Overnight on the train.
Day 1 (Saturday): CanCau – Bac Ha
Picked up at Laocai Train Station to transfer to CanCau market. It takes more than 2 hours to get to CanCau – a small market situated in a valley surrounded by mountains and only 7 km from China. The market deeply shows the typical cultural features of the minorities in remote mountainous areas in Vietnam. Further more, you can enjoy seeing boys and girls in colourful costumes – different colours of the mountains. They attend the market in the hope of finding “the other halves of their lifves” and this is also the time for them to chat, to exchange everything among different ethnic peoples through cups of wine sold in the market. Say goodbye to the market and transfer to BacHa. On the way, spend time visiting a village of the Flower H’mong and then check in hotel in BacHa. Free to explore the town. Lunch in CanCau or in BacHa and dinner in BacHa.
Day 2: (Sunday): Bac Ha - Trung Do - Chay River –Sapa
A walk to BacHa market. Visit one village and an old building called The H’mong king’s house. Breakfast and the beginning of the day on which you visit a big market filled with many different hill-tribe peoples. This is the most colourful market in North Vietnam. At the market, you have chance to enjoy BacHa people’s simple but unique kinds of food with special wines made from rice, cassavas, corn and different sorts of fruits such as plumps, apples, peaches... talking to the minorities through the guide’s interpretation. Leave the market for the H’mong King’s house (King Hoang A Tuong) built by the French colonists and the Chinese in 1920. Return the town for lunch. In the afternoon, spend time visiting another village (BanPho village) Say good bye to BacHa and get back to Trung Do village, visit the Tay then get on boat along Chay river. Get off boat for jeep at Bao Nhai then continue to Sapa. On the way back, drop in to see the Vietnamese and Chinese Harbour Mouth in LaoCai. Reach Sapa late in the afternoon. Check in hotel in Sapa.
Day 3: (Monday): Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Lao Cai
Breakfast, check out hotel at 10: 00 AM. Get downhill to the valley for 3 villages of the Black H’mong, the Dzay & Red Dzao people. Lunch at a Dzay family. Get up to the road for a car back to Sapa. Then take shuttle bus to LaoCai Station for the night train to Hanoi. Dinner at Lao Cai Station.Overnight on the train
Day 4: Hanoi arrive
Arrive in Hanoi station early morning, taxi to hotel on your own.
End of services. Our staff will give you the warmest goodbye and hope to see you again.
Tour cost per person in US$
3 - 4
5 - 8
Private car pick up from your hotel to Hanoi train station and back.
Soft berth train cabin with air condition 2 ways
Local English speaking guide
Twin /Double sharing Room at hotel in Sapa
Meal as mentioned in program ( B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner )