4 Nights 3 Days Private Tour Sapa Trekking And Bac Ha Market - Hanoi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    8:45 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


A trip into the mountains to the bustling local market of Bac Ha. Many ethnic minorities converge here to buy and sell their goods in a real local experience. Its the best place to experience the unique ethnic vibe of the region. Visit a local palace a throwback to 20th century feudalism in the area and have lunch with a local Tay minority family before taking a boat trip down the river to finish the tour.

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Day 1: Hanoi departure (Nil)

20:30:Pick up at our office or your hotel in Old quarter and transfer to Hanoi railway station for boarding to Laocai.Overnight on the A/c soft sleeper Cabin. ( 4pax/cabin) you will share cabin with another tourists.

Day 2: Lao Cai - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van (B,L,D)

Pick up at the train station when you arrive and transfer to Sapa by atourist shared bus.

Early check in is possible when you arrive if the room available otherwise we will provide you a basic room where you can have shower.

Start the trip at 9:30 as below. (Private trekking tour)

First start of 6km of walking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black Hmong. Continue a 2km-trekking down to Lao Chai village, through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people. Lunch at a local family, it gives you a worth chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscapeson the way. Last trek is about 2Km to the bus stop in Tavan then get back to Sapa by jeep or minivan.. Overnight in hotel.

Day 3: Cat Cat - Sin Chai (B,L,D)

After breakfast we will start to trekking walk down to the South-west of Sapa to visit Cat Cat village of the Black Hmong. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then next to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, the roof of Vietnam and Indochina. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way a Car to return to Sapa. Overnight in hotel.
Day 4: Bac Ha market (Sunday)(B,L,D)

Located at 110km from Sapa, Bac Ha mountain town is well-known by travelers with the most colorful market of the hill tribes in the North of Vietnam. This every-Sunday-market attended by at least 8 ethnic groups and last from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. It is also chance for tourists to discover the Hmong Kings palace (old building built by the French & Chinese).

In the afternoon, we go for a light trek to visit Ban Pho, the village is home to flower Hmong minority. We are invited to enter several local houses to have some green tea, corn wine, listen to the host talking about their family, talk to them and then enjoy landscapes on a roundabout way to Bac Ha for get back to Lao Cai to catch the train.

Day 5: Hanoi arrival

The train will arrive Hanoi station around 5am, tour will be finish.


Bus from Laocai - Sapa - Laocai, Hanoi old quarter to the train station, Sapa to Laocai station.

Train from Hanoi - Laocai - Hanoi, soft sleeper wooden 4 berths in 1 cabin.

Meals follow program.

English speaking guide.

Hotels: 3 stars.





Drinks, laundry, telephone and other private services.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

All price is in USD per person.

If you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us via email: info@asiatravelimage.com

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 07-Jan-2018

    This tour was a disappointment from the very beginning. We waited at our hotel for 30 minutes after the scheduled pick up time only to find that the driver was there on time but looking for 2 guests going to the airport and not to the train station. Once he figured out it was us, we did make it to the train station only to be dropped off at the door with no instructions. We waited through 2 lines before we found the correct office. If the driver had told us where to go, this could have been avoided. At the office, a girl handed be an envelope without any instruction. I said, is that it? She said, Do you want a cookie? We had to find the train without any assistance. The train was not on the track specified on the ticket, but after asking several people, we found the train and then our car. I was stuck in the top bunk with no ability to sit up for the duration of the 6 or 7 hour trip. Our tour guide, Hien, and driver picked us up at the station and then dumped us in the freezing cold hotel basement where we offered showers while we waited 2 hours for the tour to start. Our tour guide said he had to go home to warm up. The hotel lobby, basement and restaurant were totally freezing. We are talking in the high 40s at most. Freezing! Our guide came back to the hotel and picked us up a few hours later and commented on the cold. It was recommended we select rubber boots from pile on the floor. I could not find the correct size so ended up with too small boots on what would be one of the more miserable walks of my life. We then proceeded to spend 4 hours climbing down a wet, muddy path that we barely could look up from. I don't remember the views, because all we did was look at the path. We were offered assistance by very friendly villagers who would then end up insisting we buy there products from them. At the destination of our unpleasant walk and after my companion paid a motorcycle to take her on the last leg, we were forced into a miserable tourist trap restaurant to eat mediocre food. We canceled the rest of our trip and insisted Hien take us back to the hotel, which he did via car. It was only a 15 minute ride, which we could have taken down to avoid the miserable hike. The next day, we paid extra to got to a special market that was lest visited by tourists and more traditional. It was a 2.5 hour drive from the hotel and ended up being a huge, huge disappointment. It was full of plastic items and modern goods and did not feel special at all. The small craft market within walking distance of our hotel in Sa Pa was much more satisfying. To add to our troubles, our tour guide who claimed 8 years of experience, had the least effective English skills we found in all of Vietnam. Just one example, redchee was meant to say Green Tea. We stopped asking him questions because it was pointless. At this point, we asked about the third day and when we realized it meant another muddy hike, we canceled the day and organized a trip back to Hanoi. If we had not done so, we would have come back from the hike and had to wait in the freezing cold hotel until another train ride back to Hanoi that evening. This entire trip could have been self-planned and toured and bee much more enjoyable. I will never use Viator again.