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Lung Khau Nhin Market and Sapa Minority
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Tour code: SPM-08  
Duration: 3 days/ 4 nights
Departure: Every Wednesday evening from Hanoi
Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi
Grade: Easy
 
  Description    
A very rural tribal market in an touched region near Chinese border where ethnic minority peoples, some coming from very small groups, gather every Thursday, the Lung Khau Nhin Market is a highlight of this trip. Visiting this market as well as tribal villages in the two most beautiful valleys of Sapa the trip help you to focus on Vietnam’s ethnicity and nature’s beauty.    
 
ITINERARY
Night 1 (Wednesday night) Take the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai
Please, be ready at your hotel lobby at 20.00 for a short transfer to Hanoi railways station for taking the overnight train (first class 4 beds cabin with air-condition) which arrive in Lao Cai city, near the Chinese border next morning.
 
Day 1 (Thursday) Lung Khau Nhin Market // Sapa Town
Meeting your Sapa guide and driver upon your arrival to Lao Cai Station early in the morning, freshen up and Breakfast before transferring about 2.5 hours, first through the lush farm land of Lao Cai Plateau and then later uphill along the Chinese border. The market place is a simple ground nested itself amongst mountain and forest which is quiet for all other day of the week waken up today to host peoples from villages nearby. Joining the Flower H’mong, Zao, Tay, Zay, Tu Zi, Pazi peoples you will soon realize that they know one another well and spend most of their time on talking, chatting…
After the market, you will fancy a short walk to a Black Zao village before taking the same road back to Muong Khuong township for Lunch. The jour back to Lao Cai and later uphill to Sapa will be highlighted with photo stops of breathtaking scenery. Checking in your hotel upon arrival to Sapa and the rest of the day is set at your leisure for wandering this charming town.
 
  • Breakfast and Lunch included. Dinner on your own    
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa    
 
  Day 2 (Friday) Sapa Tribal Village Walk to Ma Tra & Ta Phin    
  Starting from hotel with your guide, you will follow a trail running through fruit and orchard gardens, lush pine forests to a Black Hmong ethnic minority village named Matra, isolated away from the civilization. Chickens, water buffalos, pot – belly pigs and piggy everywhere, some locals will be happy to invite us to their home which offers chances to see their dwellings, weavings on belly looms to makes traditional costumes out of hemp fiber…Our path weaves itself up and down hills, through valleys with terraced rice fields which create spectacular landscapes. After picnic Lunch, we get to Ta Phin Commune where the Black H’mong and the Red Zao live together. It is very interesting to realize culture assimilation: Which can be mixed, which can not! At the end of the footpath, our car is waiting for us for the return journey to Sapa.    
 
  • Breakfast and Lunch included. Dinner on your own    
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa    
 
Day 3 (Saturday) Visit Lao Chai & Ta Van village // Overnight Train to Hanoi
Today morning, you will explore the spectacular Muong Hoa. A Jeep will take us out of the town, following the only road built on the side of a mountain range, looking down the valley, over viewing magnificent landscapes composed of high mountains, deep valleys, and stream of water winding, waterfalls and terraced rice paddies…walking trail can be seen clearly from the road winding up and down hills on the other side of Muong Hoa River to connect village to villages…
Our suggested walk starts from Lao Chai village of the H’mong along the river to Ta Van, the Zay village. Our Jeep will pick us up at Ta Van Bridge and drive back to Sa Pa at noon.
Afternoon is at your leisure for wandering Sapa town and market until late afternoon when transfer down hill to Lao Cai station for taking the overnight train back. Trip ends when arrives in Hanoi early next morning on Sunday morning at 6:00 am.
 
• Breakfast included. Lunch & Dinner on your own
• Overnight on the train in first class 4 beds cabin with air-conditioning
 
  Tour Price per person in US Dollars    
 
 
Group size 2 persons 3-6 persons 7-10 persons Single Surcharge
Superior Hotel 238 207 182 25
Deluxe Hotel 263 232 207 45
Upgrade 2 beds cabin 75 75 75  
Chidren Policy Under 6 free, from 7 to 11 charge 75 %, 12 years and above pay for adult price
   
     
  Tour price includes    
  • Transfer with private car as indicated in day by day itinerary.
• Return overnight train deluxe class in 4 berth cabin with air-conditioning.
• Accommodation: 2 nights hotel in Sapa.
• All meals as listed in day by day itinerary.
• Visiting fee, tax and service charge.
• Local English speaking tour guide.
   
 
Tour price excludes
• Meals not indicated in day by day itinerary.
• Drinks and personal expenses.
 
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    Muong Khuong Market and Sapa Hilltrible Visit (SPM-06)    
    Sapa Tribal Villages and Bac Ha Market (SPM-07)    
    Lung Khau Nhin Market and Sapa Minority (SPM-08)    
    Sapa Explorer and Remote Cao Son Market (SPM-09)    
    Pha Long Market and Cao Son Retreat (SPM-10)    
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