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Sapa Walk and Bac Ha Market 3 days by bus from Hanoi

Breathtaking mountain scenery and tribal villages amongst perfect nature setting are highlights of Sapa. Getting off the beaten track and walking through villages where ethnic minority peoples live, paying visit to their homes, witnessing their every day activities,.. Although traveling in very basic condition, including 2 nights in standard hotel in Sapa, the trip will bring unforgettable experiences.

Trip includes

  • Modern air – conditioning bus with comfortable seats from Hanoi – Sapa -Hanoi
  • Modern air - conditioning bus from   Sapa – Bac Ha – Lao Cai with experienced drivers
  • Complimentary bottles of water, tissues /2 ways/person on bus Ha Noi – Sapa – Ha Noi
  • English speaking tour guide escorted Hanoi – Sapa - Hanoi, local guide in Sapa, Bac Ha
  • Meals as 2 dinners, 3 lunches, 2 breakfasts
  • All entrance tickets to indicated sites
  • 2 nights with 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

Note

  • When you come back to Lao Cai city, you will have a shower and may wait sometimes to get on bus to Ha Noi. If you want to visit somewhere, transport fee is paid by yourself
  • You can join this tour even you depart for Sapa on Saturday with the same tour price.

Thing to bring

  • Warm clothes, scarf, hat, cap because the weather in Sapa is pretty unpredictable. It is normally cold in September, October, November, December, January, February and March
  • Due to altitude of Sapa, it is sometimes foggy in December, January, February and March.
  • Trekking shoes, sun glasses, sun cream, insect repellent are also necessary. You should take cash with you in Vietnam Dong because banking system in Sapa sometimes doesn’t function well. US Dollar, Euro, Australia Dollar are accepted in Sapa.
  • You should take medicine with you although there are some chemist’s shops in Sapa in case you get sick.

Note: If you want to go by train, please contact us for more information through email traveltosapabybus@gmail.com.

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Day 1: Hanoi - Sapa by bus with a short trek to Cat Cat village (L,D)

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

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, you will enjoy a walk around this charming town, paying visit to Sapa market and the old cathedral where you can meet a lot of local ethnic minority peoples such as Black H’mong and Red Zao wearing their traditional colorful dresses selling their farming and gathering products and handicrafts for souvenir.

  • Welcome drink and itinerary briefing

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

14.30: A short drive to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Spectacular scenery of mountains and terraced rice paddies changes after every corner as you walk downhill. Getting through Cat Cat village of the H’mong, you will pay visiting to some local homes, witnessing their daily life activities and experiencing their hospitability. Continue walking down to the valley bottom, having a break at a stunning waterfall where the French built a hydraulic power station, you will walk uphill and make a loop around the valley and get back to Sapa. The rest of the afternoon and evening is at your leisure. 

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

16.30: Come back to Sapa Town. Have dinner & overnight in hotel with night activities

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Sapa discovery with long trek Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van village (B, L, D)

7.00 – 7.45: Have breakfast at hotel and prepare light pack for the long trek of 9 kms

8.00: Begin your exploration trip to Muong Hoa valley. You will follow the main road heading south for about an hour before turning right to a foot path down hill to Muong Hoa Valley. This part offers spectacular scenery of the highest part of Hoang Lien Son mountain range and in a nice day, Fansipan Peak can be seen. Crossing the river by a suspension bridge you will challenge your feet uphill to Y Linh Ho village. Here you will pay visiting to some H’mong families, watching them doing their daily works. After picnic Lunch, the trail continues up and down hill for about 2 hours as you reach to Lao Chai, a large village of the H’mong and then following the river bank to Ta Van of the Zay people. Paying visiting to local homes, village schools… you will enjoy much your cultural discovery of local ethnic peoples as well as breathtaking scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley.

11.30: Bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa.

12.00 – the Evening: Have lunch and enjoy free time in the afternoon do discover Sapa town by yourself. Have  dinner and overnight in hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Sapa - Bac Ha market - Lao Cai - Ha Noi (B, L)

7.00 – 14.00: Wake up early for Breakfast and check out your hotel at 07.00 for a 3 hour road ride to Bac Ha - home of Flower H’Mong ethnic People via Lao Cai.

The road trip is long and hard but the landscapes along the way is so beautiful and several stops at beautiful spots makes the journey shorter. Arrival in Bac Ha at about 10.00 at the most crowded time of the market which is very active and colorful thanks to the traditional dresses of the tribal peoples, especially of the Flower H’mong. You will join the locals at the market for your own discovery, taking a lot of photos as well as enjoying funs. Lunch break in a local restaurant before enjoying a walk for about 2 hours to Ban Pho village of the Flower H’mong and Tay which sits on the sides of several hills looking down a stunning valley. 

 

Trekking distance is about 4 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 Border gate city.(Do not come back Sapa town)

16.30: You are welcomed to shuttle bus back to Hanoi with one comfort break.

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

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