Bac Ha Market - Sunday

Sunday: Bac Ha Market (72 Km from Lao Cai)
Bac Ha Market is held every Sunday and is the biggest minority peoples market in Northwest Vietnam. Alive with the bright colours and extravagant costumes of the local people, here you will meet Flower H'mong (Red H'mong), Black Dao, Tay, Nung, La Chi, Phu La and other minority 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 w
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BAC HA MARKET – Bac Ha Town – Lao Cai Province

Bac Ha Market is held every Sunday and is the biggest minority peoples market in Northwest Vietnam. Alive with the bright colours and extravagant costumes of the local people, here you will meet Flower H'mong (Red H'mong), Black Dao, Tay, Nung, La Chi, Phu La and other minority 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, so an early start is advisable.

Route
: Sapa -  Lao Cai – Bac Ha – Ban Pho - Lao Cai - Sapa

Duration: 1 Day Trip
Grade: Easy
Activities: 2 hours walking to Ban Pho Village (~ 5km)
Start/ Finish: Lao Cai, Sapa

Highlight
Enjoy all-inclusive tour with service attention to details
Spectacular scenery of  mountain high
Visit market fair with unique culture
Boat trip along river to explore hidden Villages

Itinerary at a glance
AM: DISCOVER BAC HA MARKET
         From Sapa: 2,5 hour-road trip to Bac Ha (~ 110km)
         From Lao Cai: 2 hour-road trip to Bac Ha(~ 72km)
PM: EXPLORE EXOTIC LIFE OF BAN PHO VILLAGE
         Inclusion:  Full-day meals, transfer, guide, entrance fees.
DETAILED ITINERARY

This trip is designed to add-on trekking tours from Sapa, it can be start in both Lao Cai or Sapa, and the prices will be reduced when you combined between Sapa Tours and Market tours. For More information we invite you to  contact with our travel experts at: info@finneganshotel.com

AM
Pick you up at Lao Cai train station transfer  to Bac Ha Town let via Lao Cai city.  Arrive to the market place at about 09.30am, right at the most crowded hours. Spend two hours joining the local tribal peoples including Flower H’mong, Black Zao, Phu La and Tay for the market activities and festive atmosphere. All peoples in their best traditional costume gather every Sunday for shopping, but socializing is of great importance. The cattle and clothing sections are the most interesting until 11.00 and then comes the food section where peoples meet, talk, enjoy food and especially drink a kind of locally made corn-wine.

PM
Lunch in a local restaurant where a variety of foods are available for your delectation and delight. You can even try the traditional local lunch of Thang Co (horse stew) and strong corn wine!  After lunch you will be driven to Ban Pho village where you can take a short walk around the village where Flower Hmong, Tay and Nung minorities live. Drive back to Lao Cai or Sapa, dinner in a restaurant. Tour end.

Inclusion:  Full-day meals, transfer, guide, entrance fees.
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