Pick you up at the lobby of Aira hotel. Arrive at the marketplace 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.
Lunch break in a local restaurant. Then leave Bac Ha for half an hour road ride downhill to Trung Do village which is beautifully set in a valley on the eastern bank of the mighty Chay River. Take an hour leisure walk to explore this prosperous village of the Tay ethnic people who live in large stilt houses and have maintained well their traditional way of life. Walk to the boat pier in mid-afternoon, boarding a boat for cruising downstream the Chay River for an hour to Bao Nhai. Boat cruise end at Bao Tan Village, near the motorway.
Be transferred back to Sapa in the late afternoon. Tour ends.
Prices: Per person in US$ in group of
Surcharge from 10% to 30% during Tet Holiday (from 4 to 7 February 2019)
• Lunch in a local restaurant
• English speaking guide
• A bottle of mineral water
• All private car transfer along the trip as mentioned in tour program
• Boat trip in Chay river OR Riding Buffalo Cart
• All entranced fees