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Sapa villages and Bac Ha Market 3Days, 4Nights Tour

Tour code: MP6
Duration:
 3 days/ 4 nights at Hotelstay & Homestay
Departure: Every evening from Hanoi 
Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi 
Grade: trekking and walking market

Night 1 ( Thursday night ): Hanoi to Lao Cai by the night train

Take overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Pick up from you hotel or be ready at our office at 20.00 for a short transfer to Hanoi Station to take the overnight train to Lao Cai City. Overnight on the train.        

¨ Day01 ( Friday ): Lao Cai - Sapa Town’s Highlights - Ta Phin Village - Sapa
Early arrival in Lao Cai, meet your Sapa guide and driver upon your arrival to Lao Cai Station and transfer uphill the Hoang Lien Son mountains to Sapa with some stop for over viewing of stunning valleys and terraced rice fields along the way.
After Breakfast your guide will show you around for a brief introduction of this charming town. At the market, ethnic minority people of different groups wearing their traditional costumes made by themselves comes every day selling local products includes vegetable, bamboo shoot, mushroom, medicinal herbs and souvenirs…there are chances to get intact and taking photos. Later you will follow the footsteps uphill to the top of Ham Rong Mountain for over viewing beautiful scenery of the town and surrounding area, paying visit to an orchard garden and a mini museum which tells you a lot about ethnic minority people living in Sa Pa and the northwest region.
After Lunch, transfer 14km to the center of Ta Phin valley, then you will enjoy an easy walk following village path, paying visit to some H’mong hamlets scattering from the bottom of the valley to higher mountain slopes. From high elevation, great view of the valley stretching under your foot. Continue your walk to the Red Zao village in which you will meet groups of women making handicrafts includes embroidered clothes, handbags… Transfer back to Sa Pa in late afternoon and the rest hours is at your leisure .

* Meals includes: Breakfast, Lunch & & Dinner on your own
* Accommodation: hotel in Sapa town

¨ Day 02 ( Saturday ): Sapa - Tribal Village Exploration in Muong Hoa Valley
Today you will spend the whole day exploring the spectacular Muong Hoa. A Jeep will take us out of the town, following the only road built on the side of a mountain range, looking down the valley, over viewing magnificent landscapes composed of high mountains, deep valleys, and stream of water winding, waterfalls and terraced rice paddies…Many time, leaving the main road, you will visit tribal villages such as Ta Van of the Zay, Su Pan of the Black H’mong, Ban Ho of the Tay…there are chances for meeting and contacting locals at home and at works. We leave Ban Ho in late afternoon for a drive back to Sapa. Evening is at your leisure.

* Meals includes: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your own
* Accommodation: hotel in Sapa town

¨ Day3 ( Tuesday): Sapa – Full day joining the famous Bac Ha Market – Lao Cai - night train to Hanoi
Every day always begins very early in Vietnam. Especially on Sunday in Bac Ha. You will be waken up, having Breakfast and check out your hotel early before seven. 
Leaving Sapa at 07.00 for a transfer 3 hours down hill to Lao Cai and later uphill to Bac Ha. As you get close to The market, you will see lot of Flower H’mong with their horses loading with selling’s along the way. Arriving at the most crowded time of the market you will join some thousands local tribal peoples such as Flower H’mong, Tay, Zao and Phu La who are in their colorful traditional dresses shoping, talking, enjoying food…The most colorful part is clothes section while the most interesting ones probably the food stalls and animal market. Be noted that the small animals such as chicken, piggy… are sold in narrow ground at the main market place but buffaloes, horses market lies about 3 hundred meters away near the main motor way.
Some hours getting excited with the market activities and festive atmosphere, Lunch will be served in a local restaurant with set menu and you may try H’mong home made corn wine. 
Afternoon will be highlighted with a short walk around Ban Pho Village of the Flower H’mong and Tay peoples which includes some small hamlets set amongst lush plump gardens, terraced paddies and mountain back drops for a local breath.
Leaving Bac Ha at about 16.00 and getting to Lao Cai Station at 18.00, you will have a quick shower and enjoy dinner on your own in local restaurant before boarding the night train for Hanoi which arrives early next morning on Monday at about 6:00 am and the trip ends. Transport back to your hotel is by yourself. 

* Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner includes.
* Accommodation: On the train

Tour Price per person in US Dollars: ( private tour ) 
Join Group tour: N/A
Private Tour:

No of pax
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
2star hotel
490
265
255
245
235
225
215
205
3star hotel
549
294
279
267
256
249
235
229
Chidren Policy
Under 5 free, from 6 to 10 charge 75 %, 12 years and above pay for adult price

Notice: upgrade 2beds cabin( private cabin on train): USD/ 2person/ way

Included:

•  Pick up at the hotel you stay in Hanoi to Hanoi train station, we take you to the train cabin
• Accommodation: 1 night in hotel in Sapa town and 1 night at homestay.
• Return overnight train deluxe class in 4 berth cabin with air-conditioning.
• Transfer with private car as indicated in day by day itinerary.
• All meals as listed in day by day itinerary.
• Visiting fee, tax and service charge.
• Local English speaking tour guide.

Excluded:

  • Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.).
  • Drinks, tips and gratuities.
  • Services not clearly mentioned above.

Packing list: Passport, towels, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes, warm clothes in the winter time (Sapa is a coolest place in Vietnam) and rain coat

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