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    3 Days - Exploring Sa Pa & Bac Ha Market by Train

    Route: Hanoi - Sapa - Y linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan - Bac Ha market - Hanoi
    Duration: 3 days
    Trasportation: Train
    Departure: Every Thursday

    Bac Ha Market is in Bac Ha District and belong to Lao Cai Province, 80km from Sapa town and over 1 hour by car. Bac Ha is one of the biggest Market on Sapa and open on Sunday only. It’s not only the trading center but it’s also the place for couples, friends and relatives.

    First night (Thursday) : Ha Noi – Lao Cai
     

    20.00: Our tour assistant picks you up from your hotel to go to Tran Quy Cap station. He will lead you to your cabin on the train.
    21.00: Sapa train departs. Overnight on train. Travel time approx 9 hrs.


    Day 01 (Friday) : Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van ( B, L,D)

    5.00am: We will pick you up at Lao Cai railway station by bus, to take you to the township of Sapa which takes approx one hour arriving at.

    12 km of trekking, visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority. after lunch at a local family in Lao Chai or in a drinking shop nearby the river bank, we keep on hiking to Ta Van village of the Dzay where we stay overnight in a local family. Here you have opportunity to experience their daily life, work and original custom.
     

    Day 02 (Saturday) : Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa( B, L,D)

    14 km walking to visit 2 villages of the red Dzao, the H’mong (Giang Ta Chai & Su Pan). Visit a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge. Enjoy landscapes… through bamboo forest on the way to the main road to get the jeep to return to Sapa.

    Day 3 (Sunday only) : Bac Ha market (B, L,D)

    Located at 110km from Sapa, Bac Ha mountain town is well-known by travelers with the most colorful market of the hill tribes in the North of Vietnam. This every-Sunday-market attended by at least 8 ethnic groups and last from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. It is also chance for tourists to discover the H’mong King’s palace (old building built by the French & Chinese).

    In the afternoon, we go for a light trek to visit Ban Pho, the village is home to flower H’mong minority. We are invited to enter several local houses to have some green tea, corn wine, listen to the host talking about their family, talk to them… and then enjoy landscapes on a roundabout way to Bac Ha for get back to Lao Cai to catch the train or continue up to Sapa (two solutions for travelers). Take a fresh shower in the hotel before heading to Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Ha Noi.

    Getting on a night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
    Later morning, 05:30 am: Arrive at Tran Quy Cap station (Ha Noi). Our guide take you back to your hotel in Hanoi.

    Tour price includes:

    Meals mentioned (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
    Transport as tour program.
    English speaking guide.
    All accommodation.
    Entrance fees.

    Tour excludes:

    Drinks.
    Your private expenses.
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