Bac Ha is biggest and most colourful market on Sunday. There you can meet mostly Flower Hmong; Phu La, Black Dao, Tay, Nung people. The market offers a variety of local products, which could not be found in others areas. The animal market will be also very interesting. On this trip, you will have opportunity to enjoy a boat cruise in Chay River...
After having breakfast, you will travel by car to Bac Ha, which is 64 km Northeastern Lao Cai. The ride is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai, where you will be taken through rural area. The market is situated inside the small town of Bac Ha. On every Sunday mornings, it is literally a riot of color as many different ethnic groups such as Flower Hmong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay, Nung minorities...gather to trade and exchange their goods.
After spending the whole morning exploring the market, your lunch will be served in a local restaurant. After that, we drive downhill for about half an hour. You will then start a short walk to Trung Do village, which belongs to the Tay minority. Here you can visit a traditional Tay house, before getting on a boat. You will have a cruise upstream the Chay River to experience the picturesque scenes on the river banks. You will then cruise down stream to the Bao Nhai Bridge, where you get on the car for the journey back to Lao Cai or Sa Pa.
Note : The trip is based on the day of arrival/ departure of the night train to/ from Hanoi. Departure time from Sapa should be no later than 7.00.
* Private trip: 90 usd / person. Apply for group at least 2 person.
* Joined group Tour: 25 usd / pax.
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fee
- Private car
- Picnic lunch
- Boat trip