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Colourful Ethnic Market 4 days 3 nights

This four-day tour takes you to two of the liveliest local markets in the Sapa area. Visiting the markets, your senses will be overwhelmed by sights, sounds and smells coming from the maze of stalls. You will meet people from many of the different ethnic groups in the area and learn about their cultures and traditional crafts. This amazing cultural discovery will all be set against the stunning back of Sapa's rice terraced mountains and sweeping valleys.
Colourful Ethnic Market 4 days 3 nights
Tour code: GPT16E
Departure date: Friday
Destination: Bac Ha market, Can Cau market, Sapa, Northern, Vietnam.
Duration:  4 days
Price USD: $ 352/ person
Size of group:
2 - 12 people

  • Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Bac Ha (L, D)
    • An English-speaking guide will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi at 7:30 AM, you will towards Lao Cai for lunch. You will visit the H’mong King’s house (King Hoang A Tuong), which was built, by the French and the Chinese in 1920. This unique combination of European and Oriental styles is reflected in the grand architecture of the building. Then start a trek to meet the Flower Hong community in Ban Pho Village. The Flower Hmong have the most colourful and extravagantly decorated traditional outfits in the area, most of which are made by hand. You can learn more about their culture as you have lunch in a local house. You will continue along the trails to Na Hoi Village where you will spend the night with a local family.
      - A 3- 5 km trek.
  • Day 2: Can Cau market – Trek Bac Ha (B/L/D)
    • Following the mountain road via Bac Ha Town to Can Cau Market (20 km from Bac Ha). Although Can Cau is smaller than some of the other markets, it is special as it has retained its local, authentic appeal. Few tourists come here, so you will be able to get a real feel for the local cultures. After exploring the many fascinating stalls, you will take a big trek from Ta Giang Pho to Lau Thuy Ngai, this route is taking in more incredible views along the way, surrounded by wild and beautiful natural landscapes and terraced rice fields, you will be able to meet the local people who belong to the Red Dao and Black Hmong ethnic groups. The last parts of trekking take in the breathtaking views of the mountain ranges and rice paddies before travel car pick us up back to homestay.
      - A 12- 15 km trek.
  • Day 3: Bac Ha market – Sapa (B/L/D)
    • Today you will walk to Bac Ha Market, along with the local people also going to peruse the many enticing stalls. This is one of the most colourful markets in the area and looks more like a festival or celebration than a weekly market. The whole area is alive with activity, added to by the scuffle of pigs, cats, buffaloes, horses all being take for sale.
      After Bac Ha market, you can rest your legs as you enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Chay River. As you float along the calm river, you will be able to sit back and take in the incredible views. When you disembark the cruise, your vehicle will be waiting to take you to Sapa for lunch.
      In the afternoon , we will trek from Sapa towards the Muong Hoa Valley which showcases magnificent views of rice paddies which ripple across the mountains. Dinner and overnight at a homestay in Tavan.
      - A 3- 5 km trek.
  • Day 4: Sapa – Hanoi (B/L/D)
    • After breakfast at the homestay, you will trek through the verdant valley to visit two different villages belonging to the Black H’mong and the Dzay people. You will stop for lunch with a local Dzay family before joining the jeep back on the road for the drive to Lao Cai. you will continue your journey back to Hanoi, arriving there at around 18.30.
      - A 3- 5 km trek.
ACCOMMODATION LIST

Please note that the hotels mentioned in this list are for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed. If we are unable to book any hotel, it will be replaced by another hotel at least of equivalent standard and value.

Destination Accommodation Star Night
Bac Ha
Homestay

2
Sapa
Homestay

1

Tour price includes:
+ A/C transfer
+ Homestays
+ Experienced English speaking guide.
+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets.
+ No extra charge after confirmation
+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed


Tour price excludes:
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Beverage
+ Other services not mentioned above.
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