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Sapa Trek – Bac Ha Market


SaPa, Lao Chai, Black H’mong village, Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai, SuPan, Bac Ha market

Discover the rich and vibrant North with our Sapa Essential tour. You will be a part of the lively and colorful hill tribe way of life

Price: from $405

Day 1 (Thursday) Ha noi – Lao cai (TRAIN)

In the evening, get picked up and transferred to Ha Noi Railway station for your overnight train journey from Vietnam’s capital city to the border town of Lao Cai. Overnight on train.


Arrive early in Lao Cai at 06.00, get picked up by shuttle bus and start our drive up the spectacular Sapa pass, which is 1,300m high, 33km long.  The ride uphill takes a little over an hour giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces.

At 10.00 we start trekking. The first part is on the road but we soon turn to the right and walk on a small path down the valley to the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H’mong village Lao Chai. After this you continue to Ta Van village (1.200m) to visit Zay people. We stay overnight with a local family in Ta Van and have our dinner here. (B, L, D)

Day 3 (Saturday) giang ta chai – supan – Sapa

After the breakfast we continue to visit Red Dao people at Giang Ta Chai where we also see a waterfall. The Red Dao women have very colorful red embroideries and coins on their clothing. On their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Dao’s Legend. We continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River and trek up to Su Pan where you will meet & transfer back to Sapa. After lunch, free at your leisure. Overnight in SaPa (B, L)

Day 4 (Sunday) Sapa – bac ha market – lao cai – Ha Noi (train)

Start early in the morning at 06.00, we have our private car drive from Sapa to Bac Ha market. Arrive Bac Ha market. Discover the market with ethnic minorities (1h30). Lunch in Bac Ha town. In the afternoon, we have a short walk to visit Ban Pho – a village of Flower Hmongs. (3 hours – 7 km) Visit the H’Mong King Palace. (30min)


Transfer by car to Lao Cai. Arrive Lao Cai train station. Overnight train back to Ha Noi. (B, L)

Day 5 (Monday) Ha noi arrival

Arrive Ha Noi around early in the morning, get picked up and transfer to your hotel. Tour ends.



  • Accommodation on a twin shared basis
  • Air-conditioned Private Car
  • Air-conditioned soft sleeper train
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees to sites stated in the itinerary
  • Meals: As indicated in above itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Government and service charges


  • Visas and Immigration fees on arrival
  • International air tickets to/from Viet Nam
  • Travel and/or Medical Insurance
  • Lunch or dinner unless stated in the itinerary
  • Single suppl. room accommodation (quoted separately)
  • Child or adult in triple share accommodation
  • Foreign language guides other than English
  • Peak Season or Special Events Surcharges
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses

Cancellation policy

  • No Show  = 100 % charge
  • 1-7days  = 50 % of the tour price
  • 8-14days  = 30 % of the tour price
  • 15-30 days             = 10 % of the tour price
  • 31 days up             = no charge


Additional Remarks

  • Itinerary is subject to change depending on flight availability, road and/or weather conditions and room availability.
  • Hotels listed above may not meet international star rating standards, especially in the remote areas where accommodation options are limited.
  • Prices are subject to change at any time as a result of VAT, Fuel Excise or other tax increases and USD currency fluctuations.

In the event of any cause beyond reasonable control, including but not limited to: Acts of God, Natural Disasters, Acts of War or Terrorism, Strike, Orders or Regulations of the Government etc., Asiana Link will bear no responsibility for not providing travel services, accommodation, meals, laundry, transportation or any other services as agreed between Asiana Link and clients. Party A will, in any case, undertake to do all within its power to assist the clients