SAPA SUGGESTED ITINERARIES


Bac Ha Market is held every Sunday and is the biggest minority peoples market in Northwest Vietnam. Alive with the bright colours and extravagant costumes of the local people, here you will meet Flower Hmong (Red Hmong), Black Dao, Tay, Nung, La Chi, Phu La and other minority groups who come from far and wide to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and livestock, to exchange news and to renew friendships. In the past the market was a centre for trading horses but now that motorbikes have replaced them it is more common to see buffalo, cows, goats, fish and other livestock being traded. The market opens at around 7.30am and closes mid-afternoon, so an early start is advisable... read more


Duration: 2 days 1 night
Destinations: Sapa, Cat Cat, Bac Ha market, Pho Village 
Price from: $105/pax

Full Itinerary

Day 1: (Depart on Saturday) Ha Noi – Sapa by bus with short trek to Cat Cat village (L)

6.30 – 7.00: Pick up from your hotel/accommodation, get on big bus and depart for Sapa Town.

9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfort break

11.00: Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa

13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’Mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.

    Welcome drink and itinerary briefing

    Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures


14.30: Bus picks you up to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station, stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.

    Trekking distance is about 2.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours

17.00: Come back to Sapa Town. Have dinner and overnight in hotel with night activities.

Day 2: Sapa – Bac Ha market - Lao Cai - Ha Noi (L)

6.15 – 7.00: Have breakfast at hotel and prepare all your luggage for Bac Ha market

7.00 – 14.00: Take 2.5 hour drive to Bac Ha Town – home of Flower H’Mong ethnic People

    Visit Bac Ha market – the most typical weekly market with inhabitants of   lots of Ethnic People.
  
    Have lunch at local restaurant
   
    A short walk to Hoang A Tuong’s palace which was built in 1914 with


French – Viet architecture and visit “Pho” village of Flower H’Mong People.

    Trekking distance is about 3 kms and it lasts for 2 hours

14.00: Take 1.45 hour drive back to Lao Cai city, have a shower and relax in the border gate city. (Do not come back Sapa town)

16.30: You are welcomed to shuttle bus back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks.

21.15: We say goodbye to you at your hotel/stay. Trip ends

Trip includes

Modern air – conditioning bus with comfortable seats from Hanoi – Sapa and return
Modern air - conditioning bus from Sapa – Bac Ha – Lao Cai and in Sapa with experienced drivers
2 bottles of water, tissues, 2 snacks/2 ways/person on bus Ha Noi - Sapa - Ha Noi
English speaking tour leader escorted during the bus trip Hanoi – Sapa - Hanoi, local guide escorted in Sapa and Bac Ha
Meals as 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner with local dishes
All entrance tickets to indicated sites
Deluxe room in Royal View hotel or similar on twin sharing basis
Insurance during time using the bus

Trip excludes

Beverages, travel insurance, VAT, personal expenses
Others not clearly mentioned above

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