(Bac Ha Hill Tribal Villages Trekking Tour in 3 days, 4 nights. Weekly departure on Friday.)
Booking code: OV16
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Night 1: (Friday) Hanoi – Lao Cai
21:00 – Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for boarding to Lao Cai by Tulico Express Train or equivalent trains. Overnight on the A/c soft sleeper cabin. (4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request)
Day 1: (Saturday) Arrival Laocai – Can Cau market – Bac Ha
06:00 – Arrive to Laocai train station. Welcome by your local guide and driver. Picked up at Laocai Train Station to transfer to CanCau market. It takes more than 2 hours to get to CanCau – 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 lifestyle” 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. Sapa H’mong People Say goodbye to the market and 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 at the local restaurant. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Bac Ha.
Day 2: (Sunday) Visit Bac Ha market – Sapa
Breakfast at the hotel. Take a walk to Bac Ha market. 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 etc. 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). Say good bye to Bac Ha and get back to Sapa. On the way back, drop in to see the Vietnamese and Chinese Harbour Mouth in Lao Cai. Reach Sapa late in the afternoon. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Sapa.
Day 3: (Monday) Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi(4 hours trekking, 12 km, 2 villages
Breakfast at the hotel. Get downhill by jeep to the valley then walk for 3 villages of the Black H’mong and the Dzay people. Lunch at a Dzay family. Get up to the road for a jeep back to Sapa. then take jeep back to Lao Cai Station for the night train to Hanoi. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight on the A/c soft sleeper cabin. End of services.