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Bac Ha Market & Sapa Trek



  • DAY 1: Hanoi - Bac Ha 
  • DAY 2: Bac Ha Market - Sapa 
  • DAY 3: Sapa Trekking Highlights 
  • DAY 4: Morning Free & Afternoon drive back to Hanoi



Depart from Hanoi at 8:00 a.m. you will travel to Bac Ha District, Lao Cai Province on the HW Noi Bai – Lao Cai. This is the longest highway in Vietnam. The scenic drive from the Red River Delta, through the midland to Lao Cai province will be a good start for your trip. Lunch at a local restaurant in Bao Nhai. The afternoon drive takes you about 20 km uphill to Bac Ha town. On arrival, check in a local house for the home-stay tonight. After refreshment, set off with your private tour guide to embark on a 1,5 hour trek to a Flower H'mong village nearby (Ban Pho Village). Dinner tonight at the home-stay. ​ 

  • Included meals: Lunch, Dinner 
  • Accommodation: Home-stay in Bac Ha


After your breakfast at the home-stay, check out and bid farewell to the host then make your way to the market. Here you will see some ethnic minority groups such as Flower Hmong, Phu La, Yao, Tay, Nung…etc. They are from different valleys, gather around for the trading. It is an awesome experience of seeing colors, understanding traditions and feeling the atmosphere. The market offers a variety of local products includes colorful embroidery, handicrafts and all types of daily necessary stuffs. Here also available animal market where people sell and buy or barter animal such as dogs, pot-bellied pigs, cows, buffaloes and so on. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. 

The afternoon is spent for the drive to Sapa. The drive takes about 3 hours. Check in and rest for the remainder of the day. Evening is on your own discovery. ​ 

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch 
  • Accommodation: At a hotel in Sapa Town


After your breakfast at the hotel, at 8:30, you get picked and transferred by the car to a trekking point to Y Ling Ho Village, Muong Hoa Valley. Muong Hoa is the biggest valley in Sapa region and bottomed by a rocky river. This is one of the most scenic trekking path in Sapa. Begin with a slope to the valley, the scenery of the rice terraces along your way is very beautiful and could be the highlight of the day. Cross the river on a small suspension bridge and continue on the trek uphill. This is rather challenging when it is wet but definitely offers you spectacular view over the valley. Finish your trek at Lao Chai Village where your private vehicle awaits you. Lunch is at a local restaurant. 

In the afternoon, get transfer to Ho Thau where your afternoon trek starts. The second trek of the day lasts about 2 hours and on a back road. The scenery of the terraces is not as amazing as the ones in the morning but the very is peaceful and less traveled. Get picked up at the end and transferred back to Sapa for you to spend another night. ​ 

  • Approx: 11 km (both paths) 
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch 
  • Accommodation: At a hotel in Sapa Town


This morning is easy and free for you to relax and do some shopping at Sapa town (If you would like to keep busy with more trekking our tour guide and driver is always ready at your service). An optional activity you may be interested in is taking a cable-car ride to Fansipan Peak, the Top of Indochina. At 1:00 PM, we leave Sapa for Hanoi on teh same HW. Arrive in Hanoi around 6:00 PM. 

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

  • Private air-conditioned vehicle 
  • Accommodation with breakfast 
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary 
  • English speaking tour guide 
  • Sightseeing tickets and permits during guided time 
  • Two bottles of mineral water/person/day

Tour Exclusions

  • Travel insurance (Compulsory)  
  • International flight tickets 
  • Hotel in Hanoi (On request) 
  • Drinks and other meals 
  • Cable car tickets 
  • Tips and gratuities 
  • Others are not mentioned clearly in the INCLUSION list

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This is a sample itinerary that has been enjoyed by many of our past travelers to the region. It can be custom-made to meet your expectation. The prices very much depend on your group size and type of accommodation. Please send us a quote request and we will get back to you with the detail.