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Weekend Market At Bac Ha

Weekend Market At Bac Ha

  • Type of trip: Private
  • Trip Duration: 4 Days
  • Starting: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Finishing: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Destinations: Bac Ha – Sapa

Description: This mini adventure tour is customized for passengers that looks for a soft adventure tour to Sapa trekking highlights and tour to Bac Ha colorful Sunday market. Bac Ha Market is in Bac Ha District and belong to Lao Cai Province, 80km from Sapa town and over 1 hour by car. Bac Ha is one of the biggest Market on Sapa and open on Sunday only. It’s not only the trading center but it’s also the place for couples, friends and relatives. At this market every thing on sales: Pig, dog, cat, houses… so it make this market hotter on Sunday.


  • Day 1: Friday: Hanoi – Laocai train station
  • Day 2: Saturday: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa
  • Day 3 – Sunday: Sapa – Bac Ha – Lao Cai – Hanoi
  • Day 4 – Monday: Hanoi


Day 1: Friday: Hanoi – Laocai train station

Vietnam Explorient Travel ’s guide and transportation will pick up you at your hotel, transfer you to Hanoi  rail way station for boarding  the overnight train departing to Sapa. Air-conditioned 4 berth cabin with western toilet facility. Private cabin is applicable in advance.

Overnight on the train.
Weekend Market At Bac Ha 1

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Day 2: Saturday: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa

Upon arrival at Lao Cai Railway station in the early morning, our awaiting guide and driver will meet you right at the exit of the station. Transfer you for an hour drive up hill to Sapa town. Check in hotel, freshen up and enjoy breakfast at the nearby local restaurant, (Check in time is 1.00 Pm, free early check in is subjected to availability). Then stroll around Sapa town, visit Sapa market and chatting with H’Mong, Dao people who come to market for trading. Colorful tribal dress, purses, aluminum bracelet, silver necklaces.

After lunch, depart hotel for the afternoon 2,5 hour trekking through Muong Hoa valley of Lao Chai village of H’mong people, and Ta Van village of Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. The valley is covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages. Return to Sapa in the afternoon. You enjoy wandering around Sapa town. Dinner tonight is on your own arrangement.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Day 3 – Sunday: Sapa – Bac Ha – Lao Cai – Hanoi (B,L,-)

After having breakfast in a hotel we check out and departure to the Bac Ha market for two hour trip by private mini van.

Weekend Market At Bac Ha 1

Bac Ha is the largest market in the region, many ethnic groups gather to buy and sell, eat and drink together. There are 10 minority groups in the Bac Ha region. In the afternoon we will have a 2 hour soft adventure trek to Ban Pho village of Flower H’Mong people we drive back to Lao Cai by late afternoon. Have dinner and board the night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Overnight on train

Day 4 – Monday: Hanoi

Arrival at Ha Noi rail way station in the early morning around 5.AM.

Tour ends.


This is a sample itinerary so the cost really depends on your hotel choice, number of people in your group and time of travel.

Price Inclusions:

  • All land transportation by private air conditioned vehicles
  • Hotel accommodation on a double or twin-share basic
  • Soft sleeper in cabin 4 berths with A/C
  • Meals as mention in the program
  • Local English speaking guides
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa approval fee
  • Mineral water

Price Exclusions:

  • International airfare and airport tax in & out Vietnam
  • Drinks and other meals do not indicate in the program
  • Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • Additional expenses in case of force majeure

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