Two Day Bac Ha Market (Saturday and Sunday only)

Bac Ha Market has long been known in Northwest as a meeting place for the pristine and imbued with national identity. Tourists will be able to experience the atmosphere of a bustling upland fair as well as learn about the uniqueness of nature and the locals.

Full itinerary

Day 1 Sapa - Bac Ha

Travel from Sapa to Bac Ha district, stopping for lunch and taking a river boat ride on the Chay River. We will have the opportunity to visit Fairy Cave, which is 6 kilometers upstream and is associated with a legend about three fairies who hid there. When the God of Thunder trod on and destroyed a section of the mountain where the three fairies were hiding, they were unable to flee and died. Their spirits drifted down the Chay river to the village of Bao Nhai, where locals built a sacred temple known as Ba Co. (Three Girls).

In the afternoon, we will travel to Bac Ha town and have the opportunity to visit the Hmong King Palace.

Accommodation is provided by a local homestay.

Day 2 Bac Ha market - Sapa

One of the best ethnic markets in Southeast Asia can be found in the northern hills of Vietnam. Every Sunday, ethnic minorities from the surrounding villages and hills come by foot, motorbike, horse, or water buffalo to socialize, eat, drink, smoke, get a haircut, and buy produce and meat for the coming week. It's a jumble of bright plaids and stripes. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and refreshments before we enter the bustling market. We will be able to sample a variety of local delicacies as well as meet local traders. The livestock area is one of the highlights, with many animals traded each weekend, including horses, pigs, and buffalo. We'll also choose local, seasonal food for lunch before heading up into the mountains to meet the La Chi people.

The La Chi are one of Vietnam's 54 ethnic minority groups, and they are one of the less well-known. They have a population of about 12,000 people and live a sedentary lifestyle centered on village settlements. The La Chi are the provinces of Ha Giang and Lao Cai's longest-living people. It is impossible to say which ethnic group created the magnificent terraced rice fields first, but the La Chi have ancient folk stories about terraces. They are now experts in land cultivation and wet rice cultivation. Other fields are set aside for cash crops such as indigo, cotton, and, more recently, cinnamon.

Price and Condition

We strongly advise all customers to take a two-day tour to Bac Ha market from Sapa rather than a one-day tour.

Please contact us for more information on pricing.

Price and Condition

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