From USD 215 p/p
Go to one of the famous ethnic markets in Sapa and then walk through terraced rice paddies and spectacular scenery to visit local villages, meet the people and learn about the diverse cultures in the region.
At 08.00 pm our tour guide will pick you up at hotel lobby to the Hanoi railway station for night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.
Train arrives at Lao Cai Railway Station at 06.00 AM; you are picked up for breakfast.
Today you will have chance to visit one of markets that hold on:
– On Tuesday (Coc Ly market): Coc Ly is a very small market where you can meet several ethnic minorities such as Flower Hmong, Black Zao, Phu La, Nung and Tay. The trip offers you a one-way boat ride along Chay River and a short walk to Trung Do village of Tay minority.
– On Saturday (Can Cau market): You will meet there several ethnic minorities such as Flower Hmong, Black Zao, Phu La as well as Chinese people.
– On Sunday (Bac Ha market): Every Sunday, the different and colorful ethnic minority come all here to sell their homemade products or buy something for the family. They are Hmong, Phu La, and Black Dzao, Tay or Nung minorities. Some of these ethnic minorities cant be met in any other areas.
This is optional due to your traveling date, overnight in Sapa
Met up at your hotel by local guide at your hotel. The walk commences from Sapa on a trail running through the beautiful gardens and lush pine forests. You will then pass through the Black Hmong ethnic minority village of Matra, a very small village hiding way from the civilization. The walk continues through rice paddy fields and spectacular scenery.
During the day you will also be able to visit a local school. You will enjoy your lunch before arriving at the Taphin village. Here you can hear about the unmixed cultural life of Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities, 2 largest ethnic groups in the area. You can already recognize them by dressing while they are both very famous of handicraft.
You will enjoy walking among local people. The trip also offers you the opportunity to visit the local houses as well as visit the local caves. You will return Sapa by car. In the late afternoon, take the car back Lao Cai train station. You have dinner in restaurant near train station. Get on train back Ha Noi. Spend night on train.
Train arrival around 04.30am; tour finish at railway station.
Turn back to your hotel on your own.
Prices are in USD, per person.
|Hotel / Group||2 guests||3~4 guests||5~6 guests||7~8 guests||9~12 guests||Single surcharge|
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