3 days trekking at ethnic minorities and Bac Ha market from Lao Cai station – Private tour

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Private Tour
3 Days - 2 Nights
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What To Expect

With 3 days with this private tour, you will be received many interesting experiences from observing stunning views of mountainous area (mountains, valleys and terraced fields), finding out about the real life of ethnic minorities with rich culture and getting closer to the nature. Let’s book this tour to experience those things! 



  • Get long trekking routes through villages 
  • Admire the stunning views of valley, mountain and terraced fields 
  • Discover Bac Ha market, a famous ethnic market of Sapa 
  • Spend one night at homestay to experience  
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off service at Lao Cai station 

Brief Itinerary: 

Day 1: Lao Cai station - Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B/L/D) 

5.30 - 6.15: Pick you up at Lao Cai station to Sapa city center. Check in your hotel in Sapa city center. 

9.00 - 9.30: Meet tour guide and start the trekking tour Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van. 

12.00 - 12.30: Have lunch at the local restaurant. 

In the afternoon, continue to trek in the route to Ta Van village. 

Check in at the homestay at Ta Van village around 14.00. Free time at leisure.  

Have dinner at the homestay. Overnight at the homestay. 

Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa (B/L/D) 

Have breakfast at the homestay.  

9.00 - 9.30: Start the tour. Spend time to explore Giang Ta Chai and Su Pan village. 

12.00 - 12.30: Have picnic lunch at the village. 

Walk to the main road to return to Sapa city center around 14.00 - 14.30.  

Check in at the hotel.  

Have dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 3: Sapa - Bac Ha market (on Sunday only) - Lao Cai station (B/L/D) 

Have breakfast at the hotel. 

7.30 - 8.00: Meet tour guide to transfer to Bac Ha market. 

10.00 - 10.30: Arrive at the market. Spend time to explore the market. 

Visit Hoang A Tuong Palace. 

Return to Bac Ha town. Have lunch at the local restaurant around 12.00 - 12.30. 

In the afternoon, you will visit Pho village. 

Come back to Lao Cai station or Sapa city center around 16.00 - 16.30. On the way, you will stop at Lao Cai International Border Gate for being relaxed and observing the landscapes. Tour ends. 


Day 1: Lao Cai station - Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B/L/D) 

You will be picked up at Lao Cai station to Sapa city center. Check-in the hotel and have time to be relaxed. You will meet tour guide around 9.00 AM and then start trekking day tour at Y Linh Ho – Ta Van route with the distance about 12 km.  

Trek to Y Linh Ho, a village is located at flank of mountain. The local live dispersed and not concentrate to just one area. The name of village is similar to the man came this land to live, tilled and sowed the land. The village is surrounded by Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The main job of the local is rice growing. Therefore, hitting on your eyes is a picture of many rice terraces. If you come here in harvest season, you can be overwhelmed by its grandeur and beauty with perfect yellow color.   

Then, you will move along Muong Hoa Stream to Lao Chai village. You will go to Lao Chai and Ta Van village. Lao Chai is about 7km from Sapa city center. Two villages are home of Tay and Hmong people. They are located between Hoang Lien Son mountain range and Ham Rong mountain which makes good condition for people can live. Come here, you will see many terraced fields and the local are working on their fields. If you visit Sapa in harvest period, you can be amazed by the golden view of ripe rice. This is a proud of the local people which is evidence for their efforts. 

Have picnic lunch at Lao Chai Village to get the energy back.   

Go to Ta Van village - home of Dzay, Hmong and Red Dzao ethnic people. Stroll on small paths of the village while observing landscapes of rice fields and small cottage houses near there. Its atmosphere is quite peaceful with wild nature, it is an ideal place for you to run away from busy life. Although their living standard is low, you can see that the ethnic minority own slow paced life. 

Check in the homestay. Free time at the homestay. 

Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa (B/L/D) 

You can wake up early to enjoy the fresh air of the morning in mountainous area. It will be a good way to start the day! You will meet tour guide and other customers to begin the second trekking day in Sapa with route: Ta Van – GIang Ta Chai – Su Pan.  

Along Muong Hoa valley, you will visit go through is Giang Ta Chai. From Ta Van to Giang Ta Chai, you will across the short path filled up of bamboo tree, a symbol of strength, and renewal. The village is famous for herbal bath service which helps people can be relaxed and good support for your heath. Using herbal bath has been a habit in the local’s life and when they see its potential, they products it wider.  

Then, you will continue to explore Su Pan village of Black Hmong and Red Dao people. Su Pan village is about 17km towards east of Sapa town center, this village owns a tranquil and attractive vibe. This is a poor village because of lacking soil for growing. However, recently, the local people know how to take advantage of their beautiful landscapes for boosting travelling services. More people know about this small village and felt in love with it. Su Pan village is an ideal place for From there, you can see Muong Hoa valley, one of the four most beautiful valleys in the north of Vietnam. The 15km long valley attracts people with full of terraced fields. This is a hot check-in place that you could not miss when you come to Sapa. 

Check in the hotel. Free time at the hotel. You can take advantage of this free time to discover Sapa town by yourself. 

Have dinner at the hotel and overnight at the hotel. 

Day 3: Sapa - Bac Ha market (on Sunday only) - Lao Cai station (B/L/D) 

Bac Ha Market only opens one day of week, on Sunday. The market is located in center of Bac Ha town. This is one of the biggest and the most popular market of mountain area near borders. Maybe you don’t know, there are at least 8 ethnic groups such as Black Dzao, Nung, Tay, etc. attend to this market.  

You will see many stuffs from foods, souvenirs to clothes, even animals which are shown on small stalls. One of attractive points of the market is looking at ethnic minority’s traditional clothes. You can find many brocade clothes with different colors and details. Walk around the market, you can immerse to crowded and bustle atmosphere and learn more about their culture as well as their lifestyle. The local people come here not only for selling stuffs but also for communication among ethnic groups. Don’t forget to look around and try some local foods here. When you come to corn wine counters, you can ask the local people to try the corn wine – the traditional wine of the local.  

Have lunch with local dishes at Bac Ha town. After lunch, you will visit Hoang A Tuong’s palace and Pho village.  

Hoang A Tuong Palace is a big building with 4000m2 area and took 7 years before completing in 1921. This palace was a nightmare of many people in the war time as it and Hoang A Tuong (the owner) stood by French side and always find methods to exploit the people. This palace has a great feng shui: a large hill behind the palace, the two sides having mountains and a stream in the front. Its architecture is a combination between French style and Tay people. 

Then, you will move to Pho village which is located near the foot of Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The village is home of Hmong people. Main jobs off the local here still growing rice, making corn wine. Pho village’s corn wine is quite famous and has its reputation. You will listen to interesting stories from tour guide about the it as well as the local’s life. 

Come back to Lao Cai station or Sapa city center around 16.00 - 16.30. On the way, you will stop at Lao Cai International Border Gate for being relaxed and observing the landscapes. Tour ends.  


  • Pickup and drop-off service at Lao Cai station; 
  • English speaking guide; 
  • Entrance fees; 
  • Accommodation: 1 night at homestay and 1 night at 3-star hotel (standard room); 
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)


  • Tips and personal expenses;   
  • Single supplement fee for travelers: 15 USD/pax/night; 
  • Other services are not mentioned in the itinerary. 

Please Note

  • Pick up time at Lao Cai station will be varied from 5.30 – 6.15 depending on your train schedules; 
  • Bac Ha market opens only on every Sunday of the week; 
  • If you want to upgrade to superior room with garden view, you will pay extra fee: 230,000 VND/room/night (10 USD);     
  • If you want to upgrade to deluxe room with city or garden view, you will pay extra fee: 350,000 VND/room/night (15 USD);     
  • If you want to upgrade to deluxe room with mountain view, you will pay extra fee: 460,000 VND/room/night (20 USD); 
  • You should bring good walking shoes, hat, sunglasses and cash;  
  • You should bring small backpack with essentials; 
  • Timeline of activities can be changed depending on weather or other factors;   
  • No recommended for the elderly and children; 
  • The price is not applied in holidays. 

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