Bac Ha, Sapa and Mu Cang Chai Tour

This tour is a scenic loop trip, provides you the best chance to learn about some of Vietnam's typical ethnic minorities as well as enjoy the stunning terraced rice paddies in Sapa and Mu Cang Chai. The Sunday hill tribe market in Bac Ha is also a highlight of this 5-day journey. This is also a good trip for those who love trekking in peaceful countrysides.

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Accommodation based on twin-shared basis at mentioned hotels or similar ones upon availability
    • Private English speaking tour guide (other language is on request)
    • Private air conditioned vehicle transfers during tour with driver
    • Bottled water on the vehicle
    • Sightseeing tickets and entrence fees
    • Entry/Admission - Muong Hoa Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Mu Cang Chai
    What's excluded :
    • Travel insurance
    • Accommodation in Hanoi
    • Drinks and other meals
    • Tips for tour guide and driver
    • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly in the inclusion part

  • Day 1: Hanoi - Bac Ha

    Stop At: Bac Ha, Bac Ha, Lao Cai Province
    Depart from Hanoi at 8:00 AM, spend about 6 hours driving to Bac Ha District, Lao Cai Province. There are couple of stops on the way for you to have a break and lunch.
    Arrive at Bac Ha town in the afternoon.
    Embark on a 1,5-hour trek to visit Ban Pho Village of the Flower H'mong.
    Check-in a homestay for the night.
    Duration: 16 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Vietnamese meal
    • Dinner: Vietnamese meal
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a homestay, in a local house

    Day 2: Bac Ha Market - Sapa

    Stop At: Bac Ha Market, Bac Ha 330000 Vietnam
    You may be woken up by domestic animals such as roosters or pigs early in the morning. After breakfast, your guide will walk you to visit this hill tribe market. The majority who live in Bac Ha is the Flower H’ mong people. The colors at the market will tell why they have such a name. This is a great opportunity to learn the local trading, witness the local products for sales. The sounds, the smells, and the colors will absolutely make you go Wow while busy taking photographs. After a Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant, we will drive back down to Lao Cai City and onward up to Sapa town. Check-in Eden Boutique Sapa.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: provided by the host family
    • Lunch: Vietnamese meal
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Eden Sapa Boutique Hotel

    Day 3: Sapa - Mu Cang Chai

    Stop At: Muong Hoa Valley, Sapa 333108 Vietnam
    This morning, you will be transferred to a trekking point in Muong Hoa Valley where you will do a beautiful trek to visit a few villages of the Black H’mong and enjoy the terraced paddy fields in the area. Get picked up and drive back to town for lunch. The afternoon is spent on a scenic drive to Mu Cang Chai, another rice terrace paradise. You may have time to get some stops on the way for taking pictures. Check-in a stilt-house homestay of the Thai people nearby Mu Cang Chai town.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Served in the hotel
    • Lunch: Vietnamese meal
    • Dinner: Prepared by the host family
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a homestay, in a local house

    Day 4: Mu Cang Chai Trekking

    Stop At: Mu Cang Chai, National Road 32, Yen Bai 320000 Vietnam
    Today, we spend most of the day for a long scenic trek on small paths and back roads from Che Cu Nha to La Pan Tan as this is the best part of the region for you to admire the amazing rice terraced paddy. A simple picnic lunch is provided on the trek. Late in the afternoon, get picked up at the end of the trek, transferred to Mu Cang Chai Eco-lodge for the night.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Provided by the host family
    • Lunch: Picnic Lunch
    • Dinner: Vietnamese meal
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mu Cang Chai Ecolodge

    Day 5: Mu Cang Chai - Hanoi

    Stop At: Khau Pha Pass, Mu Cang Chai Vietnam
    The Khau Phạ Pass is a mountain pass in the district, on the way back to Hanoi. It is well known for beautiful terraced rice paddies.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Tu Le Valley, Tu Le Commune, Van Chan District Vietnam
    Embark on a 2-hour trek around the valley to visit a village of the Thai ethnic people. After the trek, have lunch at a local restaurant before the afternoon drive back to Hanoi. End of service.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: provided by the lodge
    • Lunch: Vietnamese meal
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant meals not included
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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Organised by Custom Vietnam Travel

Activity ID: V-15430P11

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