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Full-Day Bac Ha Cultural and Market Tour from Sapa

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US$ 77.00
(Price varies by group size)
2 travellers
Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
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No Booking Fees
    What to Expect
    Head from Sapa to the sleepy town of Bac Ha to soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the Bac Ha Sunday Markets - the largest in the region. Observe the mix of Flower H’mong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay and Nung ethnic minority traders that journey to the market from the surrounding mountainous areas. Browse the colourful stalls stocking a variety of local products, including brightly coloured handicrafts and fresh tea.

    Next, head to the northern edge of the town to Hoang A Tuong’s palace, otherwise known as the outlandish Vua Meo. Constructed by the French in 1921 in an unusual ‘oriental baroque’ style, it resembles a hybrid between an exotic church and a French chateau, and was used to entertain the Flower H’mong chief Hoang A Tuong.

    Afterwards, head to Trung Do Village, home to the Tay ethnic minority group, and wander around this rustic yet charming hamlet. Settle down for a tasty lunch prepared by a local Tay family and get a glimpse of village life. Then, enjoy breath-taking views as you take a boat trip down the Chay River before heading back to Sapa Town.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotel in Sapa
    Meeting point: near Lao Cai train station (Peter Chef restaurant - 327 Khanh Yen Street, Lao Cai City)
    Departure Time
    7am pickup from Sapa hotels, or pickup from meeting point in Lao Cai between 8:00am-8:45am.
    Return Details
    Hotel in Sapa/ Meeting point near Lao Cai train station
    • Lunch
    • Driver/guide
    • Bottled water
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Personal expenses and gratuities (optional)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please bring hat/ umbrella and be prepared for rainy season or high temperatures during summer season.
    • Drinking water is highly encouraged during summer months.
    • Black-out date: 6-20 Feb 2016
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days 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 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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