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Sapa – Bac Ha Market on Sunday

(2 days – Departs every Thursday Friday and Saturday)

Night 1 : Ha Noi - Lao Cai 

20:15: Pick up at your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter (Hoan Kiem District only, if you are out of this area, we will pick you up at 17 Hang Thung street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi). Transfer to the railway station for a night train to Sapa (scheduled 21:15 – 06:15). Sleep on the train (4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request).

Day 1: Cat Cat Villages – Sapa Market ( B/L/D)

Today we begin by walking around 5 km to discover Cat Cat village, the home of the Black H’mong. En route we’ll stop at majestic waterfall and see the hydroelectric power station established by the French. Once back in Sapa you are free to explore the bustling market, after which we’ll have dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Bac Ha Market - Sapa (B/L)

07:00: Check out of the hotel, before departing to Bac Ha Market. Arrive there after 2.5 hours of interesting driving of seeing the country. You have free time to visit one of the most colorful and unique markets in the world. This big market in North West Vietnam is filled with many different hill-tribe peoples such as the Flower Hmong, Dzay, and Tay.

At the market, you’ll have good chance to enjoy the Bac Ha people’s simple but delicious food with special wines made from rice, cassavas, corn and different sorts of fresh fruits such as plumbs, apples, and peaches… You can chat to the tribe’s people through the guide as an interpreter to find out about their traditions and customs!

After lunch, we leave the market to visit the H’mong King’s house (King Hoang A Tuong) built by the French colonists and the Chinese in 1920. Then take a short walk to see Ban Pho village – the homeland of the flower Hmong people.

Say good bye to Bac Ha for return to Lao Cai Station. On the way back, we’ll drop in to see the Vietnamese and Chinese Harbor Mouth in Lao Cai.

Transfer to the station for an overnight train back Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at 0500 where this great trip ends.


Tour rate

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Train tickets (Comfortable sleeper-friendly train – Cabin of 4 people)     
Hotel accommodation as specified or similar (2 people share one double/ twin room)    
A/C Transport  
English speaking guide
All meals as per program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)     
Entrance and Sightseeing Fees

Airport car pick up and drop off if required       
Insurance, Personal expenses, Tips
Single supplement for hotel     
Drinks & other costs not mentioned in inclusive services
Vietnam Airlines Tickets, airport tax on departure and arrival      
Vietnam Visa to enter the country if required

Children’s rate
1 – 4 years old: Free of charge (sharing bed with parents)
4 – 11 years old: 75% of above rate (sharing bed with parents)
Over 11 years old: 100% of above rate

The itinerary can be changed due to weather and operating conditions
Special food requests (diet or vegetarian) should be inquired about before your departure date

Cancellation policy
If cancellation made after completed booking of tour: 10% of total amount
If cancellation made less than 5 days prior to departure date: 50% of total amount
If cancellation made less than 1 day prior to departure date: 75% of total amount
Bank fee & refund fee applied if any
You will be charged 30% of the total train ticket price/person

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