Sapa Village trekking and Bac Ha local market tour
SAPA TREKKING TO VISIT CAT CAT VILLAGE & BAC HA LOCAL MARKET (Depart on Saturday only)
Day 1: SAPA OPEN BUS TOUR: Ha Noi - Sapa with short trek to Cat Cat village (L/D)
6.30 – 7.00: Pick up from your hotel/accommodation, get on big bus and depart for Sapa Town. 9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfort break 11.00: Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa
13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’Mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People. Welcome drink and itinerary briefing. Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures
14.30: Bus picks you up to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station, stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.
Trekking distance is about 2.5 kms and it takes 2 hours 17.00: Come back to Sapa Town. Have dinner & overnight in hotel with night activities.
Day 2: SAPA OPEN BUS TOUR: Sapa - Bac Ha market - Lao Cai - Ha Noi (B/L)
6.15 – 7.00: Have breakfast at hotel. Check out the room and bring all your luggage for Bac Ha market. 7.00 – 14.00: Take 2.5 hour drive to Bac Ha Town – home of Flower H’Mong ethnic People
Visit Bac Ha market – the most typical weekly market with inhabitants of lots of Ethnic People. Have lunch at local restaurant
A short walk to Hoang A Tuong’s palace which was built in 1914 with French – Viet architecture and visit “Pho” village of Flower H’Mong People (Trekking distance is about 3 kms and it takes 2 hours)
14.00: Take 1.45 hour drive back to Lao Cai city, have a shower and relax in the border gate city. (Do not come back Sapa town) 16.30: You are welcomed to shuttle bus back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks. 21.15: We say goodbye to you at your hotel/stay. Your sapa tour with Vietnam tonkin travel will be finished.
GROUP TOUR: IN USD PER PERSON
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Viet Nam is a developing country whose infrastructure may differ from what you expect in your homeland. Road conditions are poor and accommodation may be basic in mountain region.
Good weather for trekking time from September until June of the year. We recommend you to bring rain jacket, inner sleeping sheets, walking boots, warm clothes, lamp torch, and toilet papers.
Occasionally, this itinerary may be amended for reasons beyond our control such as weather and roads conditions.
Modern air – conditioning bus with comfortable seats from Hanoi – Sapa and return
Modern air - conditioning bus from Sapa – Bac Ha – Lao Cai and in Sapa with experienced drivers
2 bottles of water, tissues /2 ways/person on bus Ha Noi - Sapa - Ha Noi
English speaking tour leader escorted during the bus trip Hanoi – Sapa - Hanoi, local guide escorted in Sapa and Bac Ha
Meals as 1 dinner, 2 lunches, 1 breakfast with local dishes
All entrance tickets to indicated sites
Deluxe room in Sapa View Hotel or similar on twin sharing basis
Insurance during time using the bus
Beverages, travel insurance, VAT, personal expenses
Others not clearly mentioned above
When you come back to Lao Cai city from Bac Ha Market, we will arrange you to have a shower in a restaurant then you need to wait shuttle bus from Sapa to Lao Cai for sometimes. If you want to visit somewhere, our local guide will take you there; taxi or transport fee is paid by you.
Thing to bring
Warm clothes, scarf, hat, cap because the weather in Sapa is pretty unpredictable. It is normally cold in September, October, November, December, January, February and March
Due to altitude of Sapa, it is sometimes foggy in December, January, February and March.
Trekking shoes, sun glasses, sun cream, insect repellent are also necessary. You should take cash with you in Vietnam Dong because banking system in Sapa sometimes doesn’t function well. US Dollar, Euro, Australia Dollar are accepted in Sapa.
You should take medicine with you although there are some chemist’s shops in Sapa in case you get sick.
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