The 3-day tour will take to to Bac Ha and Sapa, Lao Cai province in northern Vietnam. You experience such travel highlights as the Bac Ha Sun day market, one of the most colorful highland market is only open on Sunday morning; a day walking tour in Sapa offering you the opportunity to visit the H’mong and the Red Dzao, two biggest ethnic groups in Sapa. Enjoy also one day bicycle tour to Binh Lu, Tam Duong, Lai Chau. This is a mountain bike trip offers lots of uphill and downhill ride.
Day 1: Arrive Laocai. Travel to Bac Ha. Visit Bac Ha Sunday market. Travel to Sapa.
Upon your arrival at Laocai railway station at 6:00 (please advise), you will be greeted by Lotussia Travel local team and transferred to a local restaurant for early breakfast.
Then leave Lao Cai for a 2-hour road journey to Bac Ha. The first portion of the road is flat and good. Then it is narrower and turns left and right more frequently from Bac Ngam to the market.
Arrive to the Market place at about 10.00 am. Spend two hours joining the local tribal peoples including Flower H’mong, Black Zao, Phu La and Tay for the festive market activities where peoples in their best traditional costume gather every Saturday for shopping and socializing. The animal and clothing sections are the most interesting until 11.30 am, and then comes the food section.
Lunch break in a local restaurant.
Leaving Bac Ha after lunch for a half-hour drive downhill to Trung Do. Enjoy a leisure walk to explore this prosperous village of the Tay ethnic people who live in large stilt house.
Enjoy an hour boat trip along the Chay River to Bao Nhai where you will be picked up again by our vehicle for the road trip to Sapa.
Day 2: Sapa mountain biking tour one day.
8:30: You will be met up at your hotel in Sapa by Lotussia Travel team. Leaving Sapa, you will go uphill to the Silver Waterfall where you will be dropped off to start the mountain bike tour. From here you will cycle up to the Heavens Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam. You will experience the stunning views across the valley.
You will then travel by bicycle downhill to Binh Lu, where the lunch will be provided.
From Binh Lu it is also possible for you to take 1 more hour on the bike and 1 hour walking to a remote village inhabited by the Dao minority.
It is now time for the jeep ride back to Sapa.
Day 3: Sapa trekking tour. Travel to Laocai. Overnight train back to Hanoi.
8:30: You will be met up at your hotel in Sapa by Lotussia Travel team. Transfer 15 km to the Mong Sen Bridge with stops along the way for enjoying spectacular landscapes.
Upon our arrival in Mong Sen village, we start trekking uphill along large dirt road for nearly an hour, then following a narrow dirt trail winding its way on steep hill-sides along the western bank of the upstream part of Ngoi Dum River for 2 hours to an isolated hamlet of the Black H’mong people, explore these isolated hamlets of the Black H’mong, then lunch break.
After lunch, we continue trekking along the same trail for nearly 1,5 hours up and downhill towards Ta Phin Valley and arrive at the center of Ta Phin Commune in mid afternoon. Take a walk around this stunning valley, paying visit to some Red Zao families, then we will be picked up again by our vehicle for one-hour drive to Laocai.
You will be dropped off at Loacai railway station. End of our service.
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