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Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Informative, friendly and professional guide
After morning pickup from your hotel in Lao Cai, travel by vehicle to Bac Ha, located about 43 miles (70 km) southeast of Lao Cai. The drive is relatively flat from Lao Cai through rural areas en route to Bao Nhai.
Bac Ha market is the largest in the area, situated inside its small namesake town. Each Sunday morning, it's a riot of color as several different ethnic minority groups — including the Flower H’mong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay, and Nung — gather to trade goods. After you explore the market, your lunch will be served at a local restaurant (own expense).
Following lunch, it's a 30-minute drive downhill until a short walk takes you to Trung Do village, which belongs to the Tay minority. Depending on water levels of the Chay River, board a motorboat to Bao Nhai, cruising past the picturesque scenes on the riverbanks. Alternatively, you'll cross the river to visit the Flower H'mong village before walking along the riverside, arriving in about 2 hours at Bao Nhai Bridge where your vehicle will await take you back to Sapa.
Notes: The tour normally begin in Lao Cai and finish in Sapa. There is no surcharge in case of beginning in Lao Cai- finishing in Sapa or Beginning in Sapa and finishing in Lao Cai. If your hotel is located in Sapa, the surcharge for one-way car (Lao Cai - Sapa) will be 31 USD. If your hotel is located in Topas Ecolodge, the surcharge for one-way car (Topas Ecolodge - Sapa) will be 24 USD.