Daily Tour 1 day
Hanoi, Vietnam Sapa, Northern Tours

Bac Ha Sunday Market is often held every Sunday from morning till 2:00 pm, near the mountainous highlands and the Chinese border. The market has come to existence since the foundation of Lao Cai Province. From then on, the market only opens once a week on Sunday.

Bac Ha Market is considered as the largest and most colorful market in the area. On weekends, throngs of villagers from the surrounding hill tribes walk to the market to purchase and exchange food, animals, clothes and household goods.

Each year, Bac Ha sees a lot of delightful festivals. On these occasions, locals often make wishes for prosperity, favorable weather and bumper harvests. Coming to Bac Ha that time, travellers can witness ethnic minorities dress up in their best traditional outfits and join masses of people drinking and dancing.


07.00h – Pick up from your hotel or from Lao Cai train station to Bac Ha

09.00h – Arrival to Bac Ha and greetings visitors at a rendezvous, transfer to BacHa market, a big market crowded with people from many different hill-tribes. This is the most colorful market in North Vietnam. Here, you have chance to enjoy the BacHa people’s simple but unique kinds of food with special wines made from rice, cassavas, corn and different sorts of fruits such as plums, apples and peaches. Talk to the locals using the guide as your interpreter.

Leave the market for the H’mong King’s house (King Hoang A Tuong) built by the French colonists and the Chinese in 1920.

Return to the town for lunch.

In the afternoon, a short trekking visit BanPho village. Drop in to see the Vietnamese and Chinese

Harbour Mouth in LaoCai.

Back to rendezvous.

End of your Bac Ha market one day tour.

Tour Price

Optional 1: Starts in Sapa town and finishes in Lao Cai station or starts in Lao Cai station and finishes in Sapa town

Group size 2 people 3 – 4 people  5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people 9 – 11 people
Cost in US$ per person    75  60   50  42 35

Optional 2: Starts and finishes in Lao Cai station or starts and finishes in Sapa

Group size 2 people 3 – 4 people  5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people 9 – 11 people
Cost in US$ per person  80  69  58  45  38


What is included in the tour price:

Private transport for transfer & sightseeing as per program

English speaking tour guide

All entrance fees

Mineral water on transport (1 bottle/ person/day)


What is excluded in the tour price:

Travel insurance

Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program.


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