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Sapa and Bac Ha by jeep 4 days

Sapa and Bac Ha by jeep 4 days
100 km from Sapa, Bac Ha - a small town built on a desolated highland is well-known for the century-old colorful markets of the real mountainous people including the Dzao and the Flower- H'Mong. They and the mountains seem to fall in a sleep and time stands still until Sunday mornings when the markets occur. All the young boys and girls wear their most beautiful clothes and go to the market.

Day 1: Hanoi to Sapa (L, D)
Early this morning our guide will pick up up from hotel and leave for a 10 hour drive to Sapa. Stop along the way for taking photos of panorama of Vietnamese countryside and meet hilltribes people, have lunch in Yen Bai, arrival in Sapa late in the afternoon.
At an elevation of 1600 meters, Sapa was founded in the early years of the last century as a hill resort for French administrators when the heat on the plain became unbearable. After checking into hotel we can soak up the fresh climate as much as we want by spending our time wandering around this charming town and some legacies of the French period.

Day 2: Sapa short trek (B,L,D)
After breakfast, you set off for a two hour trek to Lao Chai village which takes you along buffalo paths and trails and through several hilltribe villages. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can hope to meet, your guide will assist you communicating with the locals while visiting around the village. Take a ride back to Sapa for around 30 minutes and you might stop some times on the way to take photos of the fabulous valley.
Many photo stops and "Kodak moments" are awaiting for you a long the way back to Sapa. In the afternoon we take a short walk to Cat cat village, the village of H'mong tribe in the valley, which remains very generally uncorrupted outside forces. Excellent views of the valley, the magnificent limestone and paddy fields of H'mong village. Enjoy some visits to local families and reach their customs. After the village down into the valley, the Cat Cat waterfall will be visible. A "White curtain" cascade appears, surrounded by flowery valley and deep-green pines. The rocks near the river and waterfall provide a marvellous place for picturesque photos and sunbathing during good weather.

Day 3: Sapa - Bac Ha - Can Cau market (B,L,D)
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 colourful costumes - different colours of the mountains. They attend the market in the hope of finding "the other halves of their lifves" 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. Say goodbye to the market and transfer to Bac ha for visiting a village of the Flower H'mong .Check in hotel ,dinner and stay overnight in Bac Ha Town.

Day 3: Bac Ha - Hanoi (B,L)
A walk to BacHa 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 colourful market in North Vietnam. At the market, you have chance to enjoy BacHa 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... 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 (BanPho village) Say good bye to BacHa and get on our car for the return trip to Hanoi.


Tour includes
  • Accommodation with daily breakfasts
  • Other meals as the itinerary
  • Airfares Hanoi - Dien Bien - Hanoi
  • Tours and excursions as described in the program
  • Local English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees and permits where applicable during guided time
Tour does not include
  • Pre & post trip arrangements
  • Entrance fees and permits during free time
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Food & drinks not mentioned within the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Other services not clearly described in the program

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