Bac Ha Market Day Tour

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Day trip to Bac Ha Sunday market from Sapa, see the different and colorful ethnic minority coming to sell their homemade products or buy something for their family. You can meet and interact with Hmong, Phu La, Back Dzao, Tay or Nung minority people, some of these ethnic minorities can’t be met in any other areas.

Tour Itinerary

What to expect: this trip bring you to live yourself in Bac Ha colorful market that happens only on Sunday and also to take a wonderful boat trip upstream Chay River, to have some pleasant walks through Tay village.

Approx: 5 hours driving/ 30 mins boat ride/ 0.5-hour walking

ITINERARY

Morning pickup at your hotel in Sapa or meet the tour guide and driver upon your arrival at Lao Cai station then transferred to a local restaurant for breakfast (optional).

Then start our drive to Bac Ha town. The road is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai bridge. After crossing the bridge, we begin our journey up to Bac Ha market, located in the heart of Bac Ha small town, the largest market in the area. Every Sunday, the different and colorful ethnic minority coming to sell their homemade products or buy something for their family. You can meet and interact with Hmong, Phu La, Back Dzao, Tay or Nung minority people, some of these ethnic minorities can’t be met in any other areas. Have lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon, we drive downhill towards Lao Cai for about half an hour. Stop on the way to take a short walk to Trung Do village inhabited by Tay people. Tay villages are always set up at the foot of a mountain or along a stream and are named after a mountain, a field, or a river. Each village contains about 15-20 households. A large village is divided into many small hamlets. The houses are built on stilts or level with the ground. Stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea before taking a boat cruise upstream the Chay River. The scenery is very beautiful on both sides of the river. The boat trip will end at Bao Nhai bridge where your car will be waiting to transfer you back to Lao Cai or hotel in Sapa.

Note: In case the level of water is not suitable for the boat trip, alternatively you can take a  buffalo cart in Trung Do village instead.

Tour price

Private tour full day Sapa to Sunday Bac Ha market
Price in USD/person

No of travelers 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax up
From Lao Cai station $76 $58 $49 $45 $43
From Sapa town $86 $64 $52 $50 $47

Not fit your requirement? Feel free to contact us to plan this trip and get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Tour inclusive

  • Transportation by private a/c vehicle,
  • English speaking tour guide,
  • Private boat trip as mentioned,
  • Set lunch local Vietnamese food,
  • Entrance & sightseeing fees,
  • Mineral water

Tour exclusive

  • Other food and drinks
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Travel insurance

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Bac Ha Market Day Tour

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