Tour code: BH 02E
Departure dates: Every Thursday
Destination: Bac Ha trek, Ta Van Chu village, Can Cau market, Sapa, Northern, Vietnam.
Duration: 3 days
Tour type: Private tour
Tour price: USD $/person
An English speaking guide will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi and take you to Hanoi Train Station for the 21:55 overnight train to Lao Cai.
Day 1 (Friday)
Bac Ha – Ta Van Chu (B/L/D)
You will arrive in Lao Cai at around 06:00 where your tour guide will be waiting for you. After having some breakfast, you will towards Bac Ha. You will start the day with a trek to meet the Flower Hong community in Bab Pho Village. The Flower Hmong have the most colourful and extravagantly decorated traditional outfits in the area, most of which are made by hand. You can learn more about their culture as you have lunch in a local house. In the afternoon, you will continue along the trails to Ta Van Village where you will spend the night with a local family.
Trekking: 17km .
Day 2 (Saturday)
Ta Van Chu – Can Cau market (B/L/D)
After breakfast at the homestay, you will follow the local people along the trails to visit the lively weekly market in Can Cau. Each Saturday, people from the Flower Hmong, Phu La, La Chi and Tay gather to socialise and trade goods and livestock for the week ahead. You will have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you can rest your legs as you enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Chay River. As you float along the calm river, you will be able to sit back and take in the incredible views. When you disembark the cruise, your vehicle will be waiting to take you back to Sapa. You will have dinner and spend the night in Sapa.
Trekking: 8Km, 1,5 hours boat cruise
Day 3 (Monday)
Sapa – Lao Cai – Night train to Hanoi (B/L/D)
After breakfast in a hotel, you will take a short walk around Sapa Town to visit the ancient church and market full of fascinating goods. After lunch in a lovely restaurant in Sapa, you will take a short hike downhill to the Black Hmong Village of Cat Cat. After exploring the village, you can visit the scenic waterfall which was used by the French to create hydroelectric power. You will then return to Sapa to make the journey back to Lao Cai. You will have dinner at a local restaurant before boarding the night train back to Hanoi.
Tour price includes:
+ English speaking guide
+ All transportation and transfers
+ Train tickets
+ Meals as indication
+ Entrance fees and permits where applicable
+ Bottle of water on coach/trek
Tour price excludes :
+ Pre & Post trip accommodation
+ Personal expenses
+ Tips and expenses
+ Travel insurance
What to take:
+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
+ It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat, towels, toiletries, flash lights, sunglasses & hat with shade...