Sapa Ethnic Market Full day

Sapa Ethnic Market Full day

Sapa - Bac Ha Market - Coc Ly Market - Muong Khuong Market

Overview

Spend a day in Vietnam's countryside where a remarkable experience awaits you. You will have a chance to absorb a different culture and make new friends. What's more fun than that? Do not hesitate to go to Sapa and discover local life by joining markets in Sapa which are not only a feast for the eyes but also a live museum that gives you a glimpse into the fascinating ethnic mosaic of the region. Visit one of these colourful markets and enjoy the lively atmosphere. You can also buy the finest home-made handicrafts and clothes at affordable prices. It's a journey that will increase your positive vibes and enlighten you. So if you want to take a break from the typical city life, then join this Sapa ethnic market tour now!

1 day
Private tour
Departure: Daily from Sapa
Daily from Sapa

Highlights

  • Explore market of ethnic minority people and mingle with lively atmosphere.
  • Shop and taste delicious specialties of mountainous region.

Itinerary

Sunday: Bac Ha Market
Arrive in Lao Cai Train Station at around 6:00. Local guide will be waiting for you at Lao Cai Station then our bus transfer to a local restaurant for breakfast. (optional). Then start our drive to Bac Ha Town.

Bac Ha Market, located in the heart of Bac Ha Town, is the largest market in the area. Every Sunday, ethnic minority people in colorful costume from different tribal villages come to sell their homemade products or buy something for the family.

Have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we drive downhill toward Lao Cai for about half an hour. We stop on the way to take a short walk to Trung Do Village inhabited by Tay people. Stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea before taking a boat cruise upstream the Chay River.

The boat trip will end at Bao Nhai Bridge where our vehicle will be waiting for you for the journey back to Lao Cai. Tour ends at around 16:00.

If you start trip from Sapa the tour will be ended at around 16.00 or 16:30

If you start and end trip at Lao Cai Station, the tour will be ended at around 14.45 or 15.15

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: NA
Activities: Pickup when arrive at Lao Cai Train Station. Then drive to Bac Ha Town to attend the weekly fair. Take time to wander around the market, enjoy the atmosphere and have fun trying out your trading skills with the friendly local people.

Have lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, drive to Trung Do Village and take a boat cruise upstream the Chay River. The boat trip will end at Bao Nhai Bridge, disembark and transfer by car to Sapa or Lao Cai.

  • Bac Ha Market
Sunday: Muong Hum Market
Upon arrival at Lao Cai Train Station, you will be pick up by our bus and local guide then transferred to Muong Hum Market.

After spending the whole morning exploring the market, have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit Muong Vi Cave (if weather is fine).

Then we get on our bus back to Lao Cai.

End of tour.

If you start trip from Sapa the tour will be ended at around 16.00 or 16:30

If you start and end trip at Lao Cai Station, the tour will be ended at around 14.45 or 15.15

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: NA
Activities: Pick up then transfer to Muong Hum. We visit this very interesting local market frequented by Tu Di, Dao Tuyen, H’Nhi, Flower Hmong and Giay minorities. Have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we will visit Muong Vi caves if weather permits. End of tour, get on bus back to Lao Cai or Sapa.

  • Muong Khum market
Tuesday: Coc Ly Market
Upon arrival at Lao Cai Train Station, you will be picked up by our bus and local guide then transferred to Coc Ly Market located by the Chay River. You will arrive in the market by the time when it is the most crowded.

After visiting the market, take a boat trip downstream. Stop halfway to visit Trung Do, a village of the Tay minority people. Take time to explore the village and farms. Continue boat down stream to Bao Nhai village and have a late lunch in a local restaurant.

After lunch drive back to Sapa or Lao Cai.

Tour ends.

If you start trip from Sapa the tour will be ended at around 16.00 or 16:30

If you start and end trip at Lao Cai Station, the tour will be ended at around 14.45 or 15.15

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: NA
Activities: Pick up at the Lao Cai Train Station and transfer to Coc Ly Market. Enjoy your time at the market, walk around, bargain and take in the sights and sounds of local life.

After exploring the market take a short drive to the Chay river. Embark on a boat trip down the gently flowing waters. Stop halfway to visit Trung Do, a village of the Tay minority people. Take time to explore the village and farms. Continue boat down stream to Bao Nhai village and have a late lunch in a local restaurant.

After lunch drive back to Sapa or Lao Cai.

  • Coc Ly market
Wednesday: Cao Son Market
Arrive in Lao Cai Train Station at around 6:00. Local guide will be waiting for you at Lao Cai Station then our bus transfer to a local restaurant for breakfast. (optional).

After having breakfast, you will travel by car from Sapa at 8:00 to Cao Son Market.

After exploring the market, have lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, get on car back to Lao Cai.

Tour ends.

If you start trip from Sapa the tour will be ended at around 16.00 or 16:30

If you start and end trip at Lao Cai Station, the tour will be ended at around 14.45 or 15.15

Meals: Picnic Lunch
Accommodation: N/A
Activities: Pick up at Lao Cai Train Station and drive to Cao Son. Enjoy time walking around the market taking in the sights, sounds and tastes and perhaps engage in some business with the local people.

After the market, have lunch at local restaurant.

Drive back to Sapa or Lao Cai.

Thursday: Lung Khau Nhin Market
Arrive in Lao Cai Train Station at around 6:00. Local guide will be waiting for you at Lao Cai Station then our bus transfer to a local restaurant for breakfast. (optional). Then start our drive to Lung Khau Nhin Market.

After exploring the market, have lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, get on our bus back to Lao Cai.

End of tour.

If you start trip from Sapa the tour will be ended at around 16.00 or 16:30

If you start and end trip at Lao Cai Station, the tour will be ended at around 14.45 or 15.15

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: NA
Activities: Pick up at Lao Cai Train Station, drive to Lung Khau Nhin Market. Spend time walking around the market taking in the sights and sounds and perhaps trading with the local people. After lunch, get on our bus back to Lao Cai or Sapa.
  • Sapa Market
Saturday: Can Cau Market
Arrive in Lao Cai Train Station at around 6:00. Local guide will be waiting for you at Lao Cai Station then our bus transfer to a local restaurant for breakfast. (optional). Then start our journey to Can Cau Market.

After spending the whole morning exploring the market, leave the market for Bac Ha Town for lunch.

In the afternoon, we drive downhill toward Lao Cai for about half an hour. We stop on the way to take a short walk to Trung Do Village inhabited by Tay people. Stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea before taking a boat cruise upstream the Chay River.

The boat trip will end at Bao Nhai Bridge where our vehicle will be waiting for you for the journey back to Lao Cai. Tour ends at around 16:00 or 16:30.

Meals: Picnic Lunch
Accommodation: N/A
Activities: Pick up at Lao Cai Train Station, drive to Can Cau Market. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, leave the market for Bac Ha Town for lunch. Embark on a boat trip upstream Chay River. The boat trip will end at Bao Nhai Bridge, disembark and drive back to Lao Cai and Sapa.
  • Sapa Market
Sunday: Muong Khuong Market
Arrive in Lao Cai Train Station at around 6:00.

Local guide will be waiting for you at Lao Cai Station then our bus transfer to a local restaurant for breakfast (optional). Then start our journey to Muong Khuong Market.

After spending the whole morning exploring the market, we will have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we will have a short walk a village of Tay people. Stop by a house to talk with local people to understand more about their daily life, and traditional culture. Then get on our vehicle back to Lao Cai.

End of tour.

If you start trip from Sapa the tour will be ended at around 16.00 or 16:30

If you start and end trip at Lao Cai Station, the tour will be ended at around 14.45 or 15.15

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: NA
Activities: Pick up at Lao Cai Train Station, transfer to Muong Khuong Market. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, we will have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will have a short walk a village of Tay people. Stop by a house to talk with local people to understand more about their daily life, and traditional culture. Then get on our vehicle back to Lao Cai or Sapa.
  • Sapa Ethnic Market Full day

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

Price & Inclusion

Select your departure

Sapa Market

Cao Son Market
Can Cau Market

Meals

3 Lunch, 2 Picnic Lunch

Transportation

Car

Accommodation

NA (3 nights), N/A (2 nights)

Price Includes

  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • All entrance fees and permits
  • Boat on Chay River (if any)

Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the total package tour
  • Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged

Children Policy

  • 50% discount for child under 4 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying in same room with parents
  • 75% charged for child from 4-10 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying on extra bed
  • The above children rates are applicable for booking made with 2 adults and a maximum of 2 children occupancy in a room.
  • Child age of 11 years up is subject to adult rate
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