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Trekking Bac Ha – Lung Phinh 3 days 2 nights

To be famous as a cultural and colorful market, Bac Ha is one of the most beautiful in the north of Vietnam. Especially, Bac Ha is also call “white tray” since everywhere here turn into white color when the plum trees are bloom during spring or around Tet holiday. Within 3 days trip in Bac Ha, you can discovery the village of some small ethnic groups and stay 2 nights in local family. It is really a great experience to see the landscapes of mountain and terraced rice field as well as integrate yourself into the local culture.

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Laocai – Bac Ha – Ta Van Chu
Day 2: Ta Van Chu – Lung Phinh
Day 3: Lung Phinh – Bac Ha – Laocai

Detail Itinerary
Night 1: Hanoi – Night train to Laocai
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We pick you up at hotel and transfer to Station at 20:30PM. The train departs at 21:50 PM. Overnight on deluxe train, sharing of 4 people (2 people in 1 cabin  upon request).

Day 1: Laocai – Bac Ha – Ta Van Chu
Bac Ha market
We pick you up from Laocai Station at 6:30AM. Have breakfast there before the car take you to Bac Ha – around 2 hours traveling.
On arrival at Bac Ha, we start trekking to Ban Pho village to explore the life of Flower H’mong people. Have lunch in local restaurant.
In the afternoon, heading to Ta Van Chu and enjoy traditional life. Have dinner with local family. Overnight homestay.

Trekking distance: 10kms
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay in Ta Van Chu village

Day 2: Ta Van Chu – Lung Phinh
Hmong kids
Have breakfast with local family then say goodbye to the Flower H’mong family to trek down to Can Cau – 16kms. Picnic lunch in Can Cau.
In the afternoon, along the beautiful valley we reach to Lung Phinh village where Phu La minority has. You can see the different in their life, customs with Flower H’mong or other ethnic groups in SaPa. Have dinner with local family. Overnight homestay.

Trekking distance: 15kms
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay in Lung Phinh village

Day 3: Lung Phinh – Boat trip in Chay River – Night train to Hanoi
boat trip in Chay river
Let say goodbye to Phu La family after breakfast then we transfer back Bac Ha for a boat trip in Chay River around 2 hours. Have lunch in Bac Ha. In the afternoon, car takes you back to Laocai Station. On the way make stop along China Border and Thuong Temple for taking memorable photos.
The train departs at 20:45PM and arrives at Hanoi at 5:30AM in the morning. Tour finishes.

Boat trip: 2 hours
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Night train with soft berth 4 people in 1 cabin (2 people in 1 cabin is on request at surcharge).

Accommodation on tour:
+ 02 nights on wooden soft sleeper train with 4 people in 1 cabin
+ 02 nights in home-stay

Inclusions:
- Train ticket Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi
- Private car pick up in Hanoi and drop off services in Bacha
- Full A/C transportation as per tour program
- All meal as mentioned in program (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- English speaking tour guide
- All entrance fees
- Boat trip in Chay River

Exclusions:
- Beverage
- Tips/ Visa
- Personal expenses

Bac Ha – Cao Son trekking 5 nights 4 days

Start your day with a scenic ride to Bac Ha, enjoy the largest tribal market in northern Vietnam. Corners of trading including animals, birds, foods, clothes, wine… feature this market as one of the best chances for local ethnic minorities to come and cheer. The market is followed by a refreshing boat ride upstream Chay river.

Brief itinerary
Day 1: Laocai – Bac Ha Market – Cao Son (Sunday only)
Day 2: Cao Son – Buddha Mountain – Xa Lung Cheng
Day 3: Cao Son – Ban Sen homestay
Day 4: Ban Sen – Laocai – Night train to Hanoi

Detail itinerary
Night 01: Hanoi – Night train to Laocai
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Get picked you up at your hotel and transfered to Railway Station at 20:30PM. The train departs at 21:50PM.
Overnight on soft berth train with 4 people in 1 cabin (2 people in 1 cabin is available upon request).

Day 01: Bac Ha market – Cao Son (B,L) (Sunday only)
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6.00 am: Our guide welcomes you at the train station. Have breakfast in local restaurant and take a rest before start the trip to Bac Ha Market which is supposed to be the most coloful in the North of Vietnam within 2 hours. The market is a place for many ethnic groups such as: Flower H’mong, Nung, Tay… to exchange local products as well as to share their daily information. Have lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, we spend 2 hours for visiting Ban Pho village, a village of Flower H’mong ethnic. Then we transfer to Cao Son. Free time in the evening in Cao Son.

Trekking distance: 3 hours
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Cao Son Ecolodge (superior bungalow)

Day 02: Cao Son – Budda mountain – Xa Lung Cheng (B,L)
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Experience the full day trekking inside the primitive forest of Tin Thang, find how local people plant “Thao Qua” (herbal medicine), cultivating the corn and pumpkin and the legendary story of Buddha mountain. Picnic lunch in the village of Flower Hmong tribe. Keep on your track to Lu Sui Tung after making some touch to the life and local culture.
Enjoy a musical dance at Cao Son Ecolodge.

Trekking distance: 9km
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Cao Son Ecolodge (superior bungalow)

Day 03: Cao Son – Ban Sen homestay (B,L,D)
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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, we will leave Cao Son to Ban Sen village. The landscape from Cao Son to Ban Sen varies beautifully that make you forget about how hard it is. The trek is really easy and relaxing.
You will spend 1 night in home-stay in Ban Sen village to understand more about their culture as well as get special feeling with Flower H’mong ethnic.

Trekking distance: 9km
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home stay in Ban Sen village

Day 04: Ban Sen – Laocai – Night train to Hanoi (B,L)
Hmong kids
This morning you will say goodbye to the hospitable hosts in Ban Sen to transfer back to Bac Ha. Have lunch in Bac Ha. After lunch we start to transfer back to Laocai City, on the way stop over at Chinese border and Thuong Temple for taking memorial photos. Free time in Laocai city for waiting night train to Hanoi.
The train departs at 21:00 and arrives at Hanoi around 5:30 AM on the next day. Tour finishes.

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Night train with soft berth 4 people in 1 cabin ( 2 people in 1 cabin is upon request at surcharge).

Accommodation on tour:
+ 02 nights on wooden soft sleeper train with 4 people in 1 cabin
+ 02 nights in Cao Son Ecolodge (superior bungalow)
+ 01 night home stay in Ban Sen village

Inclusions:
+ Train tickets Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi
+ Private car pick up in Hanoi and drop off service in Laocai
+ Full A/C transportation as per tour program
+ Double/Twin sharing accommodation
+ English speaking tour guide
+ All meal as mentioned on tour (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner)
+ Entrance fees

Exclusions:
+ Drink
+ Meals not mentioned on tour
+ Single supplement
+ Personal expenses
+ Tips for guide/driver

Bac Ha market tour 3 days 2 nights

Sapa is one of the most wonderful places in Asia and is a magical combination of landscapes, ethnic cultures and bracing mountain air. There are excellent areas for hiking through lush mountain valleys to the remote villages of different minorities, including the Black H’mong and the Red Dzao … Bac Ha market is the largest ethnic market in this area and you will get to see various tribes here.

Brief itinerary:
Day 1: Lao cai – Bac Ha Sunday market – Sapa (B,L)
Day 2: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B,L,D)
Day 3: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Night train to Hanoi (B,L)

Detailed itinerary:
Day 1: Lao Cai – Bac Ha Sunday market – Sapa (B,L)
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The train arrives in the early morning. Our local tour guide will be waiting you at the Railway Station and then depart for Bac Ha with 2 hours driving. Bac Ha is the largest and most colourful market in the area. Every Sunday morning, many different ethnic groups such as Flower Hmong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay and Nung minorities gather to buy and sell local products that cannot be found elsewhere. After lunch, we spend 2 hours to trek along Ban Pho village to visit Flower H’mong. Back to the private vehicle for the journey to Sapa and spend the night there.

Day 2: Sapa – Lao Chai – Tavan (B,L,D)       
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Breakfast at the hotel.
After that, driving from Sapa town down to Lao Chai village. You can enjoy magnificent view of terraced rice field along Muong Hoa River as well as meet ethnic group (H’mong, Zao ) on the road. We turn off the main road to take local path to Lao Chai village – a village of H’mong ethnic. Then continue walking further to Tavan village, where you can meet Day ethnic. Have lunch in local family. Free time to explore the life of ethnic in Tavan village.
Overnight in homestay.

Day 3: Tavan – Giang Ta Chai – Night train to Hanoi (B,L)     
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We start the trip after breakfast, heading up to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Zao tribe where you will have lunch. Amazing scenery and beautiful waterfall are to be seen in the afternoon before going up to the main road where you will be picked up by car. From here you drive to Lao Cai station for night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on your A/C cabin (4 berth cabin).

Inclusions:
-    Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi
-    Double/Twin sharing accommodation with daily breakfast
-    Accommodation in home-stay in Tavan village
-    Tour guide speaking English
-    Private pick up in Hanoi and drop off services in Sapa
-    Full A/C transportation as per tour program
-    Meals as mentioned on tour (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
-    Entrance fees

Exclusions:
-    Drinks
-    Single room supplement
-    Tip for tour guide/driver
-    Personal expenses