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Sapa Trible Villages and Bac Ha Market 3 Days-4Nights

Bac Ha Market Our unique Tour in North Vietna,Tour Code-SMT-SB:2
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Joining some thousands tribal peoples from different ethnic groups in their colorful traditional costumes who gather at regional markets for their most important event of the week, you will quickly absorbed by festive atmosphere and understand the important role of these markets in spiritual life of local ethnic peoples. This is a can-not-be-missed experience offered by our Sapa Market Excursions which are made for those who are interested in discovering new cultures and especially for photo hunters.

your tours to Taphin villageDay 1 (Friday) Sapa Town's Highlights // Ta Phin Village (B/L/D)
Meet your Sapa guide and driver upon your arrival to Lao Cai Station and transfer uphill the Hoang Lien Son mountains to Sapa with some stop for over viewing of stunning valleys and terraced rice fields along the way.
After Breakfast your guide will show you around for a brief introduction of this charming town. At the market, ethnic minority people of different groups wearing their traditional costumes made by themselves comes every day selling local products includes vegetable, bamboo shoot, mushroom, medicinal herbs and souvenirs...there are chances to get intact and taking photos. Later you will follow the footsteps uphill to the top of Ham Rong Mountain for over viewing beautiful scenery of the town and surrounding area, paying visit to an orchard garden and a mini museum which tells you a lot about ethnic minority people living in Sa Pa and the northwest region.
After Lunch, transfer 14km to the center of Ta Phin valley, then you will enjoy an easy walk following village path, paying visit to some H'mong hamlets scattering from the bottom of the valley to higher mountain slopes. From high elevation, great view of the valley stretching under your foot. Continue your walk to the Red Zao village in which you will meet groups of women making handicrafts includes embroidered clothes, handbags... Transfer back to Sa Pa in late afternoon and the rest hours is at your leisure.

• Accommodation: SUNNY MOUNTAIN HOTEL

Day 2 (Saturday) Tribal Village Exploration in Muong Hoa Valley

Today you will spend the whole day exploring the spectacular Muong Hoa. A Jeep will take us out of the town, following the only road built on the side of a mountain range, looking down the valley, over viewing magnificent landscapes composed of high mountains, deep valleys, and stream of water winding, waterfalls and terraced rice paddies...Many time, leaving the main road, you will visit tribal villages such as Ta Van of the Zay, Su Pan of the Black H'mong, Ban Ho of the Tay...there are chances for meeting and contacting locals at home and at works. We leave Ban Ho in late afternoon for a drive back to Sapa. Evening is at your leisure.
 • Accommodation: SUNNY MOUNTAIN HOTEL

Day 3 (Sunday) Full day joining the famous Bac Ha Market 
Sunday MarketEvery day always begins very early in Vietnam. Especially on Sunday in Bac Ha. You will be waken up, having Breakfast and check out your hotel early before seven.
Leaving Sapa at 07.00 for a transfer 3 hours down hill to Lao Cai and later uphill to Bac Ha. As you get close to The market, you will see lot of Flower H'mong with their horses loading with selling's along the way. Arriving at the most crowded time of the market you will join some thousands local tribal peoples such as Flower H'mong, Tay, Zao and Phu La who are in their colorful traditional dresses shoping, talking, enjoying food...The most colorful part is clothes section while the most interesting ones probably the food stalls and animal market. Be noted that the small animals such as chicken, piggy... are sold in narrow ground at the main market place but buffaloes, horses market lies about 3 hundred meters away near the main motor way.
Some hours getting excited with the market activities and festive atmosphere, Lunch will be served in a local restaurant with set menu and you may try H'mong home made corn wine.
Afternoon will be highlighted with a short walk around Ban Pho Village of the Flower H'mong and Tay peoples which includes some small hamlets set amongst lush plump gardens, terraced paddies and mountain back drops for a local breath.
Accommodation: on the train
Tour organize includes:

- Train tickets King Express/Livitrans train Hanoi- Lao Cai- Hanoi, soft sleeper, wooden cabin with A/C.
- All meals as mentioned in the tour program ( B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Transport as tour program
- English speaking tour guide/ French Guide
- Accommodation, (2night SUNNY MOUNTAIN HOTELentrance fees, security permits.)

 

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