Travelers surely like this trip since as it goes to explore the beauty of mountains and experiences the adventure in one the most beautiful landscapes of the North. During this tour, you will do sightseeing the beautiful landscapes of Sapa, exciting ethnic minorities’ villages and their daily life as well as join in various interesting activities.
Experiencing ethnic minorities’ villages and their daily life
Having chance to enjoy Bac Ha people’s simple but unique kinds of food with special wines
Pick up at your hotel (20.30) and transfer to Hanoi Railway Station to take the night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Sleep on the train.
Early arrival in Lao Cai, pickup and transfer to Can Cau market (~2 hours) – 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 colorful costumes – different colors of the mountains. They attend the market in the hope of finding “the other halves of their lives” 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 and have lunch there.
After that, transfer to Bac Ha. On the way, spend time visiting a village of the Flower H’mong and then check in hotel in Bac Ha. Free to explore the town, dinner and overnight in Bac Ha.
After breakfast, 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 colorful market in North Vietnam. At the market, you have chance to enjoy Bac Ha 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 (Ban Pho village) and then get back to Sapa. On the way back, Stop over to see the Vietnamese and Chinese border in Lao Cai. Back to train station for the night train to Hanoi. End of tour
Hotel: Sao Mai Bac Ha
Beware of your luggage and money
Pick you up at your hotel at 8:30PM
Inform in advance if you are vegetarian
Train: A/C soft sleeper with 4 berths/cabin
Please take your passport to check in hotel
Train departure from Hanoi at 9:40PM or 10.00PM
Passengers are advised to leave big luggage at hotel for convenience
Bring walking shoes, raincoat, jacket, extra clothes, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen…
English speaking guide
All meals as mentioned in itinerary
Return train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi
1 night at hotel in Bac Ha (twin/double/triple)
Transfer from the hotel to Hanoi Railway station
Transfer Lao Cai – Can Cau – Bac Ha – Lao Cai
What’s Not Included
Drinks & tips
Extra night and tour (bookable)
Drop off at hotel in Hanoi after tour
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