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Discover minority village & Sunday Market tour in Sapa

Sapa is a beautiful former French hill-station, at an altitude of 1,650m this town boasts warm days and cool evenings. Nowadays it is still a popular destination due to its beautiful scenery of the mountain and the valleys surrounding. Moreover, Sa Pa is the home to several Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority groups, each with their own distinctive dress, customs and dialects. Sa Pa is also renowned for its trekking. Some of the villages now have local home stays where you can overnight with a family in their traditional home. Here is the option of 3 days for Sunday market tour with 2 days trek and home stay.

Duration: 3 days / 4 nights

Itinerary in brief:

Day 1: Arrive Lao Cai – Sapa – Trek to Lao Chai & Ta Van Village & Homestay (BLD)

Day 2: Transfer to Sapa & Visit Cat Cat village (BL)

Day 3: Sapa – Sunday market – Lao Cai & night train back Ha Noi (BL)

The night before: At 21:00 pm, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Ha Noi train station for getting night train to Lao Cai on train –SP3 depart at 22:00 pm - AC soft sleeper (tourist cabins). Overnight on train.

InclusionTransport, English Speaking guide, Train Ticket & Mineral water.

Day 1: Arrive Lao Cai - Sa Pa – Trek to Lao Chai & Ta Van village & homestay (BLD)

Am: Thetrain arrives to Lao Cai Train Station about 06:20 am. Our guide will pick you up at train station (outside) with welcome sign “Eco Nature Travel” and take you to mini hotel for shower and then have breakfast. Then, you will be transferred to explore Lao Chai Village, following the road down the hill. Views of the Muong Hoa Valley and magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields seen from this road. Along the road, people from many ethnic groups (H’mong, Zay, and Red Dao) likely to be met, and there are stalls along the way that serve tea, fruits, and sweets. Soon after turning off the main road and taking a local path, you will arrive in the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the villagers. Have lunch at the restaurant.

Pm: After that, we walk from Lao Chai to Ta Van village where the Zay hill tribes live. Here, you trek around the village to get more exploration and to see daily activities of local people. Check in homestay and enjoy dinner with local people. Overnight in homestay.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking guide, Entrance fee, Homestay, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Hotel for shower & Mineral water.

Day 2: Visit Tram Ton Pass – Heaven Gate - Love Waterfall- Cat Cat village. O/n in SaPa (BL)

Am: In the morning, you will see and hear the sounds of morning village life. You can join your host family in some of their activities like feeding the animals, cleaning the houses, gardening or preparing breakfast. After breakfast, we could take a short morning wander around the village or resulting in more time spent with the host family. Our guide and driver will bring you to  visit Tram Ton Pass - Vietnam highest mountain pass and known as Heaven’s Gate. From here you can see great views of surounding mountains. You will trek through forest and along the stream to arrive Love Waterfall to relax and listing a legendary love story. Have lunch at the restaurant.

Pm: In the afternoon, you will visit Cat Cat Village with beautiful landscapes and more experiences of tribe people here with black H’mong people family and discover their real life. At Cat Cat Village you can also have traditional music show of minority people for more understanding of their cultures. Back Sa Pa Town, check in your hotel. Free to have your own dinner and visit Sa Pa night-market to see the specific activity feature of this highland. Overnight in hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking guide, Entrance fee, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel & Mineral water

Day 3: Sa Pa – Sunday market – Lao Cai – Night train back Ha Noi. O/n on train (BL)

Am: After your breakfast at your hotel, you will travel to Bac Ha which is 100 kms Northeast of Sa Pa. The ride is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai where you will be taken through rural area. Bac Ha is the largest market in the area, 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, etc who gather to buy and sell useful goods for daily life and handicraft products. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, you will have your lunch in a restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon, you will enjoy a walking tour to surrounding villages of H’Mong and Tay Minorities (Ban Pho Village) for more discoveries of ethnic people here and their cultures as well. The life on mountainous area will give you more experiences of the living way on highland area in the Northern Vietnam. Then our guide and driver take you toLao Cai Train Station for getting night train return Ha Noi City. Check in mini hotel for shower and relax. Free to have your own dinner. Get on train- SP4 depart at 21:05 pm- A/C soft sleeper (Tourist cabins). Spending night on train.

InclusionTransport, English Speaking guide, Entrance fee, Breakfast, Lunch, Train ticket, Hotel for shower & Mineral water.

Next morning: Am: The train arrives Ha Noi train station at about 05:22 am,our guide and driver will pick you up at station (outside)and take you to check in hotel in Ha Noi. End of tour. Good bye and see you again.

InclusionTransport, English Speaking guide & Mineral water.

Price: USD/Person

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Included: All mentioned in itinerary details. Meals: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) & Dinner (D). 

Excluded: Tip for tour guide and driver, Insurance, personal expenses & other services not mention above in detail itinerary.

What to bringPassport, change of clothes, sun-glasses, hat, towels, toiletries, sun cream, insect repellent, sleeping bag, walking shoes, camera, raincoat or umbrella.


- Price for 01 pax includes single supplement already.

- Home stay condition: Very basic but clean.

- Single Supplement means the single using his/her own room.

- Hotel:  Twin/Double shared room. Check in time: 14:00; Check out time: 12:00 noon. 

- All services are for private tour.

- You should prepare the thick sweater, thick jacket and walking boots from December to February next year because it’s so cold and wet on Sa Pa in the winter.

Best time to do: All year round, best from May to September

Other tour options: Sapa easy trek 2 days, Sapa moderate trek 4 days, please contact us for more information.