3-Day Bac Ha Market, Tam Duong, Sapa

The 3-day tour will take to to Bac Ha and Sapa, Lao Cai province in northern Vietnam and includes such highlights as the Bac Ha Sun day market, the colorful highland market is only open on Sunday morning; a day walking in Sapa offering you the opportunity to visit the H’mong and the Red Dzao, two biggest ethnic groups in Sapa. Enjoy also one day bicycle tour to Binh Lu, Tam Duong, Lai Chau (mountain bike trip).



Upon your arrival at Laocai railway station at 6:00, you will be greeted by our local team and transferred to a local restaurant for early breakfast. Then leave Lao Cai for a 2-hour road journey to Bac Ha. The first portion of the road is flat and good. Then it is narrower and turns left and right more frequently from Bac Ngam to the market.

Arrive to the Market place at about 10.00 am. Spend two hours joining the local tribal peoples including Flower H’mong, Black Zao, Phu La and Tay for the festive market activities where peoples in their best traditional costume gather every Saturday for shopping and socializing. The animal and  clothing sections are the most interesting until 11.30 am, and then comes the food section.

Lunch break in a local restaurant.

Leaving Bac Ha after lunch for a half-hour drive downhill to Trung Do. Enjoy a leisure walk to explore this prosperous village of the Tay ethnic people who live in large stilt house. Enjoy an hour boat trip along the Chay River to Bao Nhai where you will be picked up again by our vehicle for the road trip to Sapa.


You will be met up at your hotel in Sapa by our team. Leaving Sapa, you will go uphill to the Silver Waterfall where you will be dropped off to start the tour. From here you will cycle up  to the Heavens Gate,  the highest stretch of road  in Vietnam. You will experience the stunning views  across  the  valley. You will  then  travel  by  bicycle  downhill  to  Binh  Lu, where  the lunch will be provided. From Binh Lu  it  is also possible for you to  take 1 more hour  on  the  bike  and  1  hour  walking  to  a  remote  village  inhabited  by  the  Dao minority. It is now time for the jeep ride back to Sapa.


Transfer 15 km to the Mong Sen Bridge with stops along the way for enjoying spectacular landscapes.

Upon our arrival in Mong Sen village, we start trekking uphill along large dirt road  for nearly an hour, then following a narrow dirt trail winding its way on steep hill-sides along the western bank of the upstream part of Ngoi Dum River for 2 hours to an isolated hamlet of the Black H’mong people, explore these isolated hamlets of the Black H’mong, then lunch break.

After lunch, we continue trekking along the same trail for nearly 1,5 hours up and downhill towards Ta Phin Valley and arrive at the center of Ta Phin Commune in mid afternoon. Take a walk around this stunning valley, paying visit to some Red Zao families, then we will be picked up again by our vehicle for one-hour drive to Laocai.

You will be dropped off at Loacai railway station. Trip ends.

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