SAPA & BAC HA MARKET

A small tour organized to discover the unmissable and authentic places in northern Vietnam

Sapa with the splendid rice terraces, Bac Ha with its authentic and colorful weekly market as well as the unusual encounters with local minority ethnic groups, constitute a great charm for this small circuit.

Without forgetting the first destination of the country, Halong Bay, Zenvoyage Vietnam creates a cruise of distinction on our charming junks to navigate with an itinerary far from the big tourist boats.

 

 

Highlights :

* Safe and interesting organized tour, for the complicated part for those who would like to travel on their own.

* Discovery of beautiful landscapes and minority ethnic groups of Sapa.

* Cruise away from mass tourism in Halong Bay.


Itinerary:

Day 1: Ha Noi - Departure by night train

Day 2: Bac Ha Market - Nano Village

Day 3: Bac Ha - Ma Tra Ta Phin Villages - Sapa

Day 4: Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Night train

Day 5: Ha Noi - Cat Ba - Cruise

Day 6: Cat Ba - Ha Noi

 

Notes:

- Depending on the departure, Zenvoyage Vietnam will calculate a suitable weekly market, either the Bac Ha market on Sunday, or another market on another day.


- The price of this trip varies depending on the number of participants, the services chosen (accommodation category, activities and board during the trip, ...) as well as the tourist period of the year.

 

- Do not hesitate to contact us for more information. We are always ready to listen to you.

Day 1: Hanoi - Sightseeing - Night train
(Night Train)


Departure to the station for the night train at 8:30 p.m. Overnight on the train to Lao Cai.

 

Day 2: Lao Cai - Bac Ha Market - Nano Village
(guide, car, lunch, dinner, accommodation, visits)

 

Arrive at Lao Cai station early in the morning. Welcome by the guide and the driver. Time for a little shower and breakfast before leaving.
Today is Sunday, the day of the biggest weekly market among the Hmong Fleur, Bac Ha market.

Due to the limitations of the means of circulation and the very mountainous relief of the region, the locals are unable to meet every day to exchange their agricultural products, their animals, or to buy things. So the weekly markets are created.

The locals come to the market not only for the goods but also to meet, have a drink together after a week. Indeed, the market is not only an opportunity for shopping but also an opportunity to meet local people, a small local festival for young people, to meet each other. An opportunity to find the husband or wife of their life.

Lunch at the local restaurant.

In the afternoon, stroll through the villages around Ban Pho, visit the former palace of King H’mong of the region.

Arrival at the village of the Tay ethnic group, Nano village. Walk in the village.

Night with the locals, a great opportunity to discover local life, a little friendly moment awaits you.

 

Day 3: Bac Ha - Ta Phin - Sapa
(guide, car, lunch, dinner, accommodation, visits)

 

At 8:30 am, departure to Sapa, the old summer resort founded by the French during the colonial era. Visit of the Sino-Vietnamese border.

At the entrance of Sapa, you will take a 3 hour walk contemplating the beautiful landscapes in the villages of Matra and Ta Phin, the two villages inhabited by the Black H'mong and the Red Dao, the other two minority ethnic groups. from north Vietnam.

Lunch in the village.

In the afternoon, visit the center of Sapa, its church, its local market.

Dinner at the restaurant.

Night at the hotel.

 

Day 4: Sapa - Lao Chai Ta Van - Night train
(guide, car, lunch, dinner, accommodation, visits)

 

Breakfast at the hotel.

At 9:00 am, departure to the villages of Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van for a 3h30 walk around the most beautiful rice terraces of Sapa, a wonder made by human hands. Nice encounters with minorities.

Arrival at the end of the hike, lunch with the locals in the village of Ta Van.

Return to Sapa. Free time for your shopping and departure for the station around 5:00 p.m. for the night train at 8:00 p.m.

Time for the shower and dinner at the station restaurant.

Night on the train.

 

Day 5: Ha Noi - Cat Ba - Cruise

(guide on board, bus, lunch, dinner, private or shared junk, visits)

 

Arrive at Ha Noi station around 5 a.m. You will go to a hotel 50m away, just next door for breakfast.

At 7:30 am, departure for Hai Phong 150 km away to board a shuttle bus that takes you to Cat Ba Island. 30 minutes more bus and you arrive at the Ben Beo pier where you will board our beautiful private junk (or collective boat) and start the 24 hours on board for the discovery of one of the natural wonders of the world, the Halong Bay.

From our ¨zen¨ criteria for trips, we have chosen the part of the south of the bay where the large mass tourism boats do not pass yet, just a few small traditional junks in this area. A part of the bay that is still very authentic with thousands of rocks, wild beaches and huge floating villages that you cannot find in the other part of Ha Long Bay.

Lunch on board with seafood. Time for swimming or simply resting on the deck to admire this miracle that nature offers us. After 3 hours of navigation, we arrive at Hang Ca, beautiful place for the kayak trip, another way to see the bay up close.

Around 5:30 p.m., we anchor in a magnificent circus in the middle of the bay where you will be alone. A hell of a time to watch the sunset over the bay.

Dinner on board and a test of squid fishing in the evening will be great memories.

Overnight on board.

Note: The order of visits during the cruise may be changed depending on local weather conditions.

 

Day 6: Cat Ba - Ha Noi

(guide on board, bus, lunch, accommodation, visits)

 

An early morning awakening in a magical setting around 5 am to admire the sunrise over the bay, why not?

After a good breakfast, the junk continues to sail in the bay and takes you to Viet Hai village for a nice bike ride, or visit the fish farm, or just enjoy the tranquility on a beach. You choose !

Lunch on board and disembarkation around 11:30 am.

Transfer to Ha Noi

 

 

End of our services!

 

  HOTELS LIST

 
                                                     
 
 
Destinations
 
 
3 Stars
 
 
4 Stars
 
 
5 Stars
 
Ha Long
Jonques Traditionnelles
Jonques Traditionnelles
Jonques Traditionnelles
 
Sapa
Nomad Trails Boutique Hotel
 
Sapa Wings Hotel
La Fressia Hotel
 
Paris Boutique Sapa Hotel
Pao's Hotel
 
Victoria Hotel
 
Bac Ha
Sao Mai Hotel
 
Kungfu Hotel
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Note: These are simply hotels that ZENVOYAGE often works with but depending on your desire, budget or the availability of these hotels, we can find other equivalent hotels for you.
 
 

 

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