Start your day with hotel pickup in Sapa and travelto Muong Hum located in a mountainous area reached via a rough, dirt road37 miles (60 km) northwest of Lao Cai and about 21 miles (35 km) from theY Ty border.
On Sunday, the marketis packed with members of various ethnic minorities such as the Ha Nhi, Phu La, Tu Di, Black Dao, Giay, Red Hmong, and Black Hmong. They come to buy and sell local products, such as foods and materials for agriculture and clothing. After spending the morning exploring the market, you will have lunch in a local restaurant (own expense).
Followinglunch, visit a nearby Ha Nhi minority village, whichis knownfor its homes built with clay. Then continue on to Muong Vi Caves, which stretch thousands of feet long and feature gorgeous stalagmite and stalactite formations. (Depending on weather, the caves maybe submerged.)
Afterward, return to your vehicle forthe journey back to your Sapa hotel.
Approx: 5 hours driving/ 0.5 hour walking
-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 8.00.
-The tour normally begin in Lao Cai and finish in Sapa.
-There is no surcharge in case of beginning in Lao Cai- finishing in Sapa or Beginning in Sapa and finishing in Lao Cai.
-If your hotel is located in Sapa, the surcharge for one-way car (Lao Cai - Sapa) will be 31 USD.
-If your hotel is located in Topas Ecolodge, the surcharge for one-way car (Topas Ecolodge - Sapa) will be 24 USD.