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Bac Ha Market (Cho Bac Ha) Tours

Bac Ha Market (Cho Bac Ha)
Bac Ha Market (Chợ Bắc Hà), a sprawling market in the sleepy northern highland town of Bac Ha, is the reason many visit in the first place, but you’ll have to time it right. The market only occurs on Sundays, when, like clockwork, villagers from the surrounding hillside flood the town to set up shop, bargain for goods or come to see and be seen, catching up on the latest gossip. The open-air market here is among the largest in the region attracting members of the Black Dao, Tay, Nung, Phu La and other area minority ethnic groups, but it’s the brightly-colored Flower Hmong women that make up the bulk of Bac Ha Market’s vendors; they blanket and enliven the dusty streets with their neon costumes. Under blue plastic roofs, or atop tarps draped over the hard ground, market vendors proffer clothing, building materials, yarn, herbs and medicine, dried chilies, ruou (corn wine) and even livestock such as goats, chickens and buffalo. A growing segment of the market also caters to foreign visitors with bags, bracelets, scarves, bowls, dolls and other locally-made handicrafts. Bring your bargaining skills and arrive early for the best selection.

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The market opens at sunrise and breaks down around 2 p.m. If you’ve already made it to Bac Ha (usually via the train or bus stations in Lao Cai some 47 miles away), then its an easy enough amble to market by foot. Day trips also depart Sapa early for the nearly three-hour trip to Bac Ha on market days returning later in the afternoon. For the true market lover, weekend-long organized shopping sprees, often including village treks or stays, visit the smaller Saturday Can Cau Market 12 miles north of Bac Ha first before visiting Bac Ha Market on Sunday. 
Address: Lao Cai, Vietnam
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Amazing Bac Ha Market Sunday tour

Amazing Bac Ha Market Sunday tour

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Bac Ha market is one of the most attractive markets and must-see in Northern Part of Vietnam. You’ll never have a chance to catch this moment if your trip is not planned on Sunday because it is specially taken place every Sunday. Here you will have an opportunity to witness a living museum of cultural and community activities, where still remains plenty of ethnic culture with unique customs and regional traditions of Flower H’mong, Black Dzao, Nung, Phu La and Tay, ect.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.00
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US$25.00

Hanoi - Sapa - Bac Ha Market 2days/1night by Bus( Depart on Sat)

Hanoi - Sapa - Bac Ha Market 2days/1night by Bus( Depart on Sat)

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- New and Modern Bus using highway express from hanoi to Sapa - Enthusiastic Local tour guide - Full package with meals and transportation, convenient tour - We do what we say - Commit quality of the tour, refundable if you not satisfied with our service - Diversity of ethnic group people
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$105.60
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US$105.60

Sapa 2 Days 1 Night Bac Ha Market Tour (overnight In Hotel)

Sapa 2 Days 1 Night Bac Ha Market Tour (overnight In Hotel)

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This tour is designed for travelers who want to visit both the most popular travel sites in Sapa and Bac Ha market on Sunday but just within 2 days, stay overnight in a good hotel and save lots of money in comparison with going by night train, especially you can enjoy the friendly services.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110.00
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US$110.00

Sapa, Bac Ha Market Tour - 1 Day Tour

Sapa, Bac Ha Market Tour - 1 Day Tour

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We pick up you from your hotel in Sapa at 7am to go to the largest Flower Hmong market in Northern Vietnam at Bac Ha which is held on Sundays. The market is a 110km drive so the early start is essential. Your private tour guide will be with you every step of the way to make sure you have a memorable day. The market is alive with the bright colours and extravagant costumes of the local people, here you will meet Flower Hmong (Red Hmong), Black Dao, Tay, Nung, La Chi, Phu La and other tribal groups who come from far and wide to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and livestock, to exchange news and to renew friendships. In the past the market was a centre for trading horses but now that motorbikes have replaced them it is more common to see buffalo, cows, goats, fish and other livestock being traded. The market opens at around 7.30am and closes mid-afternoon.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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US$114.27
Price varies by group size
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US$114.27
Price varies by group size

SAPA Market tour: Bac Ha Market from Sapa ( Sunday only)

SAPA Market tour: Bac Ha Market from Sapa ( Sunday only)

The largest Sunday market in the area, Bac Ha is frequented mostly by the Flower H’mong ethnic minority, as well as members of the Tay, Black Dao, Phu La and Nung. Browse local products not found elsewhere. You’ll also have the chance for a boat ride on the Chay River.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$126.50
Price varies by group size
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US$126.50
Price varies by group size

Sapa 3Days 2Nights with Bac Ha Market (Sunday only)

Sapa 3Days 2Nights with Bac Ha Market (Sunday only)

HOW BAC HA SUNDAY MARKET IS UNIQUE: Bac Ha Market located at 700m above the sea level. It's far from Sapa round 95 km and 55 km from Lao Cai city. It's called as a "little Sapa" while it’s a lot much less developed for tourism. Bac Ha market is perfect destination for whom like off-the-beaten-track treks to go to vibrant weekly markets. The Bac Ha market in particular function local scenes which were occurring each week for generations. It's the place cattle, horses, goats and canines are purchased and offered, in addition to many traditional items like saddles plus elaborate textiles, handbags and different trinkets made by the local tribes people, the Flower Hmong. Their intricately woven day by day costume is one of the major drawing factors in itself. That is an extremely stunning a part of Vietnam.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$174.36
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US$174.36

Sapa Bac Ha Market 3 Days By Limousine

Sapa Bac Ha Market 3 Days By Limousine

• Shortest way to Sapa on highway by luxury limousine • Bac Ha market – the most colorful + traditional market in Vietnam • Stay in local people house + and one night in hotel in Sapa town • Visit all best places in Sapa
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$307.70
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US$307.70

Sapa Easy Trek with Bac Ha Market 2 Days

Sapa Easy Trek with Bac Ha Market 2 Days

Special tour to visit local market on Sunday (Bac Ha). With this Sapa Easy Trek with Bac Ha Market 2D3N, you will have chance to attend and visit 1 Market (Bac Ha), 4 villages (Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Ban Pho) and 7 different minority peoples (Black H’Mong, Flower H’mong, Black Dao, Tay, Day, Ha Nhi and Nung)
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$197.44
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US$197.44

3-Night Can Cau and Bac Ha Market Tour

3-Night Can Cau and Bac Ha Market Tour

See both north Vietnam’s most colorful markets in a single weekend on this 3-night small-group adventure by comfortable sleeper train from Hanoi. On Saturday, explore the Can Cau Market, not far from the Chinese border, where Flower Hmong people come to meet their future other halves. On Sunday, meet local minorities at Bac Ha Market, tour Hoang A Tuong’s Castle, and visit Ban Pho, Sapa, and Lao Cai.
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  • 3 days
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US$215.39
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US$215.39

Sapa Tour :3Days/2Nights BAC HA MARKET (2 NIGHTS IN HOTEL)

Sapa Tour :3Days/2Nights BAC HA MARKET (2 NIGHTS IN HOTEL)

Sapa Tour : 3 Days / 2 Nights BAC HA MARKET (2 NIGHTS IN HOTEL) Hightlight : This sapa tour is designed for travelers who both want to spend more times in Sapa with the most popular travel sites and visit colorful Bac Ha market with friendly services offered by us .Much lower cost than going by night train. Let us take care of you
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$168.00
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US$168.00

Bac Ha Market on wheels 2 days

Bac Ha Market on wheels 2 days

This tour provides you with an opportunity to visit and explore some destinations in Sapa by bike, which will make this tour more interesting and challenging. You will visit and discover the famous colorful Bac Ha market where you will be able to meet many ethnic minority people, such as Flower Hmong, Black Dao, Phu La, Nung and Tay people. You will stop by some hill tribe villages, namely Trung Do and Ban Pho. The tour will also offer you a cruise along the beautiful Chay River. Let join us for exciting and memorable experience.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$310.00
Price varies by group size
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US$310.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Bac Ha Market & Sapa Trek

Bac Ha Market & Sapa Trek

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During this Sapa tour 4 days 3 nights, you will have a morning tour to visit the museum of Ethnology and get the overview about Vietnamese Montag nards. Then in Bac Ha market, you will see various ethnic minority groups such as Flower Hmong, Phu La, Yao, Tay, Nung…etc. trekking downhill the valley.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$303.85
Price varies by group size
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US$303.85
Price varies by group size

 3 Days - 2 Nights Bac Ha Market (2 Nights In Hotel - Depart On Friday,saturday)

3 Days - 2 Nights Bac Ha Market (2 Nights In Hotel - Depart On Friday,saturday)

This sapa tour is designed for travelers who both want to spend more times in Sapa with the most popular travel sites and visit colorful Bac Ha market with friendly services. Much lower cost than going by night train.
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  • 3 days
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US$155.00
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US$155.00

Sapa Easy Trek with Bac Ha Market 2D3N

Sapa Easy Trek with Bac Ha Market 2D3N

Discover the ethnic minority villages of Northern Vietnam on this 2-day tour from Hanoi. Maximize your time by riding the night train from Hanoi to Sapa, where you will visit Bac Ha Market and enjoy two easy treks through the highlands. Along the way, stop at the villages of Ban Pho, Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, and Tan Ha, and learn more about the culture and traditions of the flower H’mong, Black H’mong, and Dzay people.
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  • 3 days
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US$211.54
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US$211.54

3-Day Bac Ha Market, Sapa, and Hill Tribe Villages Tour from Hanoi

3-Day Bac Ha Market, Sapa, and Hill Tribe Villages Tour from Hanoi

Explore the highlands and hill tribes of northern Vietnam on this 3-day small-group tour from Hanoi. Soak up the atmosphere at the Bac Ha Market; experience local life in Sapa and Ban Pho villages; and trek to the Black H'mong and Giay villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van. Tour includes accommodation, meals, and round-trip train transport.
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  • 3 days
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US$271.00
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US$271.00

2 Days - 1 Night Bac Ha Market (overnight In Hotel - Depart On Only Saturday)

2 Days - 1 Night Bac Ha Market (overnight In Hotel - Depart On Only Saturday)

This sapa tour is designed for travelers who want to visit both the most popular travel sites in Sapa and Bac Ha market on Sunday but just within 2 days, stay overnight in a good hotel and save lots of money in comparison with going by night train, especially you can enjoy the friendly services provided Modern air – conditioning bus with comfortable seats from Hanoi – Sapa and return Modern air - conditioning bus from Sapa – Bac Ha – Lao Cai and in Sapa with experienced drivers 2 bottles of water 2 ways/person on bus Ha Noi - Sapa - Ha Noi English speaking tour leader escorted during the bus trip Hanoi – Sapa - Hanoi, local guide escorted in Sapa and Bac Ha Meals as 1 dinner, 2 lunches, 1 breakfast with local dishes All entrance tickets to indicated sites Hotel room in Sapa View Hotel or similar on twin sharing basis Insurance during time using the bus
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  • 2 days
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US$125.00
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US$125.00

PRIVATE BAC HA MARKET SAPA TOUR 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT BY BUS (Departure Saturday only)

PRIVATE BAC HA MARKET SAPA TOUR 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT BY BUS (Departure Saturday only)

This sapa tour is designed for travelers who want to visit both the most popular travel sites in Sapa and Bac Ha market on Sunday but just within 2 days, stay overnight in a good hotel and save lots of money in comparison with going by night train, especially you can enjoy the friendly services provided Trip includes • Modern air – conditioning bus with comfortable seats from Hanoi – Sapa and return • Modern air - conditioning bus from Sapa – Bac Ha – Lao Cai and in Sapa with experienced drivers • 2 bottles of water 2 ways/person on bus Ha Noi - Sapa - Ha Noi • English speaking tour leader escorted during the bus trip Hanoi – Sapa - Hanoi, local guide escorted in Sapa and Bac Ha • Meals as 1 dinner, 2 lunches,  1 breakfast with local dishes • All entrance tickets to indicated sites • Hotel room in Sapa View Hotel or similar on twin sharing basis • Insurance during time using the bus
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  • 2 days
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US$185.90
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US$185.90

Ha Giang Loop - Bac Ha market Tour 4 Days

Ha Giang Loop - Bac Ha market Tour 4 Days

Private 4 Days 3Nights Bac Ha Market - Hoang Su Phi adventure: Just “wow” when seeing breath-taking scenes of the terrace fields spanning vertically across the mountains. Scaling up into the heavens like steps of the giants, these beautiful pastures mark the uniqueness all over Ha Giang, generally, and give Hoang Su Phi Village a special appeal as a quick capture of how people live and get harmonized with the sky. During the harvest season, the fields cover all over the valley with a brilliant yellow circle. sunset seemed to be dyed a warm yellow, whereas at sunshine, visitors can easily catch the clouds floating high at eye level, layering over Hoang Su Phi Village a fanciful view of peacefulness and tranquility. - Highlights and activities: Bac Ha market - Trekking - real local experiences - Colorful mountain hill tribe and landscape off the track without tourists - Best to present Northern Vietnam Adventures - Closeup to nature, off the path beautiful villages in middle of nowhere
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  • 4 days
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US$471.80
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US$471.80

Sapa 3 Days 2 Nights Bac Ha Market From Ha Noi

Sapa 3 Days 2 Nights Bac Ha Market From Ha Noi

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This tour is designed for travelers who both want to spend more times in Sapa with the most popular travel sites and visit colorful Bac Ha market with friendly services. Let Vietnam Travel Top take care of you. Depart on Friday, Saturday.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$173.43
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US$173.43

Sapa By Bus 2d1n Night Bac Ha Market (overnight In Hotel, Only Saturday)

Sapa By Bus 2d1n Night Bac Ha Market (overnight In Hotel, Only Saturday)

Trip includes • Modern air–conditioning bus with comfortable sleeper from Hanoi – Sapa and return • Modern air–conditioning bus from Sapa – Bac Ha – Lao Cai and in Sapa with experienced drivers • 2 bottles of water 2 ways/person on bus Ha Noi – Sapa – Ha Noi • English speaking tour leader escorted during the bus trip Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi, local guide escorted in Sapa and Bac Ha • Meals as 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner with local dishes • All entrance tickets to indicated sites • Hotel room in Sapa View Hotel or Sapa lodge hotel or similar on twin sharing basis • Insurance during time using the bus Trip excludes • Beverages, travel insurance, VAT, personal expenses • Others not clearly mentioned above
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$125.33
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US$125.33

Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Supan - Bac Ha Market

Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Supan - Bac Ha Market

✔️ ✔️ ✔️ HIGHLIGHT ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️Gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. ✔️Study how the local people make their clothes and other handicraft from Hemp and Indigo as well as their culture, custom and habit. ✔️Study how the local tribe make handicraft from natural materials such as: hemp, indigo…ect. ✔️Visit small ethnic groups: Black Hmong, the Day and Red Dzao tribes ✔️Have chance to visit most of the most attractively places in Sapa ✔️ Find out the features of local market in Sapa
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$113.08
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US$113.08

Amazing 2 days tour in Sapa with Bac Ha market

Amazing 2 days tour in Sapa with Bac Ha market

✔️ ✔️ ✔️ HIGHLIGHT ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️Gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. ✔️Study how the local people make their clothes and other handicraft from Hemp and Indigo as well as their culture, custom and habit. ✔️Study how the local tribe make handicraft from natural materials such as: hemp, indigo…ect. ✔️Visit small ethnic groups: Black Hmong, the Day and Red Dzao tribes ✔️Have chance to visit most of the most attractively places in Sapa ✔️ Visit the most famous market in Sapa
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$117.95
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US$117.95

Discover Sapa isolated small ethnic group village & Bac Ha market

Discover Sapa isolated small ethnic group village & Bac Ha market

✔️ ✔️ ✔️ HIGHLIGHT ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️Gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. ✔️Study how the local people make their clothes and other handicraft from Hemp and Indigo as well as their culture, custom and habit. ✔️Study how the local tribe make handicraft from natural materials such as: hemp, indigo…ect. ✔️Visit small ethnic groups: Black Hmong, the Day and Red Dzao tribes ✔️Have chance to visit most of the most attractively places in Sapa ✔️ Visit the most famous market in Sapa
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$128.16
Price varies by group size
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US$128.16
Price varies by group size

Y Linh Ho -Lao Chai - Ta Van - Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Bac Ha market

Y Linh Ho -Lao Chai - Ta Van - Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Bac Ha market

✔️ ✔️ ✔️ HIGHLIGHT ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️Gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. ✔️Study how the local people make their clothes and other handicraft from Hemp and Indigo as well as their culture, custom and habit. ✔️Study how the local tribe make handicraft from natural materials such as: hemp, indigo…ect. ✔️Visit small ethnic groups: Black Hmong, the Day and Red Dzao tribes ✔️Have chance to visit most of the most attractively places in Sapa
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$122.06
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US$122.06

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