Welcome to Bac Ha


Despite being surrounded by countryside just as lush and interesting as Sapa, Bac Ha has somehow flown under the radar as a trekking base so far. In town, woodsmoke fills the morning air, the main street is completely bereft of hawkers, and chickens and pigs snuffle for scraps in the back lanes where a small clutch of traditional adobe houses valiantly clings on in the age of concrete.


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Vietnam Northwest Tour ( Private 7 Day 6 Night Tour)

ItineraryDay 1: DAY 1: HANOI - MAI CHAUStop At: Mai Chau EcolodgeDepart from Hanoi at 8:00 a.m., the morning drive takes you toward Hoa Binh province. After the bustling city, your drive becomes more scenic as you are making the way through the countryside with views of villages, small towns and farms along the way. You're able to make short stops for photo opportunities. Arrive at a village of White Thai people in Mai Chau Valley around noon. Have a Vietnamese lunch at the village.In the afternoon, take a gentle trek to explore the surroundings with villages of stilt house, fruit and vegetable gardens and rice fields. This is a great chance for you to learn the daily life of the locals and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Back to the family for dinner and enjoy the traditional music and dance (The show is optional), performed by the local boys and girls in the traditional dress. Overnight on a stilt house.Meals: Lunch, Dinner4 activity includedHoa Bìnhprovince, Mai Chau ValleyDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight on a stilt houseDay 2: DAY 2: MAI CHAU - MOC CHAUStop At: Moc Chau Plateau, Moc Chau, Son La ProvinceAfter your breakfast, get transferred to a trekking point at Mai Hich valley to embark on a morning trek through the long valley of more stilt-house villages, farms and gardens. It is a bit more uneven than Mai Chau Valley so you are able to see some terraced fields some times on the trek. The scenery is also very peacful and rural. Get picked up by your private vehicle at the end of the trek, return to Mai Chau for the lunch.The afternoon drive takes you about 2 hours to Moc Chau Plateau. Upon arrival at Moc Chau town, drive onward to the tea plantation for around 1,5 hours trekking up and down the low hills of green-tea. After that, drive back to town and check into your private container bungalow at Moc Chau Arena Village for the night.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner4 activity includedMai Hich valley, Mai Chau Valley, Moc Chau Plateau, Moc Chau Arena VillageDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Check into your private container bungalow at Moc Chau Arena Village for the nightDay 3: DAY 3: MOC CHAU - MU CANG CHAIStop At: Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai, Yen Bai ProvinceThis is a longer driving day. The distance is 200km roughly. You will have some interesting breaks on the way. First stop is Hang Doi or Bat Cave. This is a big limestone in Moc Chau. Lunch is served on the way. The afternoon drive is winding up to Mu Cang Chai via Son La and Nam Chien hydro-power plans. Have short stops by the dames for taking some photos. Late in the afternoon, have an other stop at Ngoc Chien Commune to visit an interesting Hot Spring. This is the perfect time of the day when you have a chance to witness the ethnic Thai villagers's naked bathing custom. You're able to check in a nearby family for a dip to enjoy the warm bath if you wish. Thence, head to your accommodation in Mu Cang Chai for the night.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner4 activity includedHang Doi or Bat Cave, Son La, Nam Chien, Ngoc Chien Commune, Mu Cang ChaiDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Accommodation in Mu Cang Chai for the night.Day 4: DAY 4: MU CANG CHAIStop At: Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai, Yen Bai ProvinceBreakfast at the lodge. At 8:45 a.m. start the day by a transfer to a trekking point at Che Cu Nha Commune. The trek is about 12km on dirt paths to La Pan Tan Commue. This part of the nation's unique landscape will definitely offer you a great experience for your Vietnam trip. Beside the amazing terraced fields, you also have chance to visit some ethnic villages of the H'mong people. You have a lunch box for today. At the end of the trek, get picked up and get back to the lodge for the second night.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner4 activity includedChe Cu Nha Commune, La Pan Tan CommuneDuration: 24 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Accommodation in Mu Cang Chai for the night.Day 5: DAY 5: MU CANG CHAI - SAPAStop At: Sapa Market, Sapa, Lao Cai ProvinceDepart from Mu Cang Chai at 8:00 a.m. Drive further up to Sapa. It takes half-a-day via the highest pass of Vietnam - O Quy Ho. The photo opportunities include O Quy Ho Pass' Top, Silver Waterfall.In the afternoon, you will take time to ride the longest non-stop three-rope cable car to admire the august landscapes of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range and Muong Hoa Valley. Check into your accommodation for tonight in Sapa.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner4 activity includedO Quy Ho Pass' Top, Silver Waterfall, Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range, Muong Hoa ValleyDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: accommodation for tonight in Sapa.Day 6: DAY 6: SAPA - BAC HAStop At: Bac Ha Market, Bac Ha, Lao Cai ProvinceThis morning, start your trekking day by a short transfer to Y Linh Ho trekking point. Moving downhill to the terraced fields and follow small paths, crossing a river on a interesting suspension bridge. Continue on the trek uphill. This is rather challenging when it is wet but definitely offers you spetacular view over the valley. Finish your morning scenic trek at Lao Chai Village where your private vehicle awaits you. Back to the town for Lunch before your afternoon drive to Bac Ha District. Dinner and stay overnight in Bac Ha.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner4 activity includedY Linh Ho, Lao Chai Village, Bac Ha DistrictDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: stay overnight in Bac Ha.Day 7: DAY 7: BAC HA - HANOIStop At: Bac Ha Market, Bac Ha, Lao Cai ProvinceBac Ha is known as the capital of the region of the Flower H'mong in Vietnam. The district has several interesting hill tribe markets that many visitors would like to visit once. They are Bac Ha Sunday Market, Coc Ly Tuesday Market and Can Cau Saturday Market. Depend on your schedule, the trip will include one of these markets as it is an awesome experience of seeing colors, understanding traditions and feeling the atmosphere. Besides, you may have chance to take a sightseeing boat ride downstream the Chay River before lunch.(The boat ride's availability is up to the water level). The afternoon drive takes you back to Hanoi to finish the scenic mountain loop trip.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch4 activity includedBac Ha Sunday Market, Coc Ly Tuesday Market, Can Cau Saturday Market, Chay River Duration: 10 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

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11 Days North East To North West Motorbike Tour

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau: 180 km Homestay8:00AM our team will come and pick you up to our garage station to take the motorbike we chose the day before and head to the northwest of Hanoi to take in fresh air through the rice field and rural villages of northern Vietnam countryside.Day 2: Mai Chau – Son La 200KmWe leave Mai Chau on a rout which offers a lot of stops for pictures of amazing mountain view.Day 3: Son La – Than Uyen: 180KmAfter breakfast we ride along the national road No.6 to Tuan Giao and we begin a challenging ride on a steep winding road, but definitely rewarding as the rice terraces and lush forests scenery. Continuing our ride on the empty winding road until we get Than Uyen Town.Day 4: Than Uyen – Sapa 130kmWe take an exciting motorbike ride  to Sapa town on smooth road through green tea fields then over O Quy Ho mountain pass the most beautiful and longest pass of Vietnam- a bridge of two provinces Lao Cai and Lai Chau. Day 5: Sapa – District of Bac Ha – Xi Man 160 kmAfter breakfast, we ride down to Lao Cai located next to the borders with China, have a short break at border before heading to Bac Ha colorful market where the ethnic groups meet every Sunday morning to trade their products.Day 6: Xi Man – Ha Giang 150 kmAlong the ride we will visit a local market in the morning, where we have the chance to meet minorities groups such as the Dzao, Nung, Flower H’mong…We stay overnight at hotel in Ha GiangDay 7: Ha Giang – Dong Van 150 kmOn our ride we have chance to ride through the most breathtaking landscape in Vietnam as someone said that, this is a place where stone must bloom. It sounds exaggerated but totally true.It’s known for its forested limestone and granite mountains. Day 8: Dong Van – Province of Meo Vac town – Bao Lac 120 kmRide over Ma Pi Leng Pass with the magnificent landscape and views of the Nho Que River.Bao Lac town is home to the Black Lolo hilltribe who live in stilt houses in the surrounding hills.We will be staying for the night in a hotel.Day 9: Bao Lac – Ba Be 120 kmWe will have great off-road motorbike tour with interesting ride on meandering countryside roads, picturesque riding through lush greenery, local villages to Ba Be National park. Stay overnight in traditional stilt house with Tay minorityDay 10: Ba Be (Visit and relaxed day)Take a boat ride to enjoy the amazing scenery on Ba be lake to The Dau Dang waterfall and An Ma Temple. Overnight in homestayDay 11: Ba Be – Hanoi 220 kmWe’ll have an early start today as we head south back to Hanoi. We take back roads to avoid the busy traffic and to get away from the highway. Arrive Hanoi at 5:30 PM.Enjoy the ride and see the amazing Vietnam!

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4 DAY HANOI-NGHIA LO-MU CANG CHAI-SAPA-BAC HA-HANOI PRIVAT TOUR

DAY 1: HANOI – DUONG LAM – NGHIA LO (-/L/D)Morning, pick up at your hotel and we will take one hour drive to the ancient village of Duong Lam, the place so called “Hoi An of the Red River Delta” as still preserve many hundred-year-old houses. It will be your unique experience as you walk along tiny ancient alleys, visit Communal House in Mong Phu hamlet - the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact, dedicated to national heroes. Enjoy the great home hosted lunch in traditional atmosphere in the most beautiful ancient house in the village of Mr. Huyen then driving up to Nghia Lo. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of mountain area along the way. We can stop to visit the village of Thai and Mong people along the way before arriving to Nghia Lo.Overnight in homestay in Nghia Lo. Day 2: NGHIA LO – MU CANG CHAI –THAN UYEN – SAPA (B/L/D)Today we take a long but very scenic drive from Nghia Lo to Sa Pa. Enjoy the peaceful green rice field of Tu Le, great scenery of terrace rice field at Mu Cang Chai, spectacular view of Hoang Lien Son Mountain range in the beautiful drive from Than Uyen over Tram Ton Pass to Sapa. Upon arrival, check in your hotel in Sa Pa. The rest of the day is free at leisure.Overnight in homestay in Ta Van village. Day 3: TA VAN- GIANG TA CHAI – BAC HA (B/L/D)The day is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery. Walk through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to Sapa. Transfer to Bac Ha and check in homestay.Overnight in homestay in Bac Ha. Day 4: BAC HA – LOCAL MARKET (SUNDAY MORNING) - HANOI (B/L/-)Morning, you enjoy one of the most colorful market in the northwest of Viet Nam. The Bac Ha market is held on every Sunday morning. From 7AM to 11 AM. After spending the morning exploring the market, we can walk to visit the Hmong King’s former residence and Ban Pho, where villagers make a potent maize alcohol. After Lunch the local restaurant, transfer back to Hanoi. Tour concluded. Notes: The ethnic minority market is one of the interesting things to see in the northern mountains. We have several options for you to choose from on different days of the week. • TUESDAY: Coc Ly Market • WEDNESDAY: Cao Son Market • THURSDAY: Lung Khau Nhin Market

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Exploring Charming Sapa Town - Bac Ha Market - Local activities in 2 Days 3 nights

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: LVP Travel - Day Tours, Hanoisleeping on train and wake up at Sapa, start new day tour in Sapa, trekking in the village,

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Amazing Bac Ha Market Sunday tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hmong Sapa Hotel7:00 - 7:30 am, pick up customers around Sapa Town. Homestay/hotels located outside the town, in the village, are out of pickup range. Customers have to go to Hmong Sapa Hotel at 7:00 am to join the tour.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Bac Ha Market, Bac Ha, Lao Cai ProvinceVisit an the famous Bac Ha Market of the local that happens only every Sunday. The market is where the local meet up to trade their handcrafted products, cattle, food, and to meet up new people. Many minority couples have met up with each other from the market.Have lunch at a local restaurant.After that, you will visit Ban Pho Village, a peaceful & small village nearby.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Hmong Sapa Hotel5:00 - 5:30 pm, arrive at Sapa Town. Drop off customers at their pickup location.Duration: 30 minutes

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Sapa Bac Ha Markets tour 3D4N

NIGHT 1:HANOI – LAO CAIAn English speaking guide will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi at 21:00 and take you to Hanoi Train Station for the overnight train to Lao Cai.DAY 1: LAO CAI – CAN CAU MARKET – BAC HA(B/L/D)You will be collected from Lao Cai Train Station for the 2-hour drive along the border with China. You will pass through wonderful landscapes, following the mountain road via Bac Ha Town to Can Cau Market. Although Can Cau is smaller than some of the other markets, it is special as it has retained its local, authentic appeal. Few tourists come here, so you will be able to get a real feel for the local cultures. After exploring the many fascinating stalls, you will head Bac Ha at around midday to have lunch and check into your hotel. In the afternoon, you take a walk around Thai Giang Pho Village (4 km) to learn about the life of the Flower H’mong and the Nung. One of the qualities of these close-knit mountain communities is their warmth and hospitality. You may even be invited into a local family home for a cup of tea or the infamous corn wine.You will have the rest of the day free to enjoy your beautiful surroundings, or you may wish to visit the palace of a H’mong King. You will stay overnight at your hotel in Bac Ha.DAY 2: BAC HA MARKET – SAPA (B/L/D)Today you will walk to Bac Ha Markets, along with the local people also going to peruse the many enticing stalls. This is one of the most colourful markets in the area and looks more like a festival or celebration than a weekly market. The whole area is alive with activity, added to by the scuffle of pigs, cats, buffaloes, horses all being take for sale.You will leave the market to visit the H’mong King’s house (King Hoàng A Tưởng) which was built by the French and the Chinese in 1920. This unique combination of European and Oriental styles is reflected in the grand architecture of the building. You will then return to Bắc Hà Town for lunch. In the afternoon, you will spend some time visiting Bản Phố Village for heading Sapa. On the way to Sapa, you can stop to see the Vietnameseand Chinese Harbour Mouth in Lào Cai. You will reach Sapa in the late afternoon and enjoy dinner at local restaurant. You will spend the night in a homestay in Sapa.DAY 3: SAPA – LAO CAI – NIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI (B/L/D)After breakfast at the hotel, you will take a jeep ride down into the valley. After being ped off, you will trek through the verdant valley to visit three different villages belonging.to the Black H’mong and the Dzay people. You will stop for lunch with a local Dzay family before joining the jeep back on the road for the drive to Lao Cai Train Station. You will have dinner at a local restaurant before taking the night train back to Hanoi.Night 3: Over night on the train (soft sleeper). The Sapa Tour from Hanoi finish here. See you in the next trip!