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BAC HA MARKET & HOANG SU PHI TERRACES

5 days  |  Fully Exclusive  |  Hard Trek  |  Private tour  | Customizable  |  All year around operated

​DAY 1: HANOI – SILKWORM VILLAGE

Departure from Hanoi City at 8.30 in the morning. Drive north of the city to Vinh Phuc province which is about 75km away. About 10.00 AM, you will arrive at the home of a farmer family at Bac Binh Commune. After being welcomed by the host with a cup of green tea, we will take a short walk to the neighborhood and learn about the daily life of the local rustics, especially about the local seri-culture: feeding the silkworm for cocoons. Lunch is served at the home-stay. In the afternoon, we will take about 7-km walk through mulberry farms, rice fields, gardens and villages. Walking on country roads, the roads are not small but it offers good chance to view the local life and witness the local agriculture in the region. You will see that there is big variety of cereals and vegetables are planted beside the wet rice. You can join the farmers and try to plan or harvest their farms if you wish (This is up to the seasons, but there is a big opportunity). Visit a silk spinning workshop and learn the local technique of getting the silk out of the cocoons. Dinner and overnight at the home-stay.

Included meals: Lunch, Dinner 

 

DAY 2: SILKWORM VILLAGE – BAC HA

After the breakfast at the home-stay, bid farewell to the host family and set out for the morning drive to Bac Ha town on the HW Noi Bai - Lao Cai. Lunch on the way. In the afternoon, take a motorboat ride on Chay River (If the water level permits, not much opportunities in the dry season!) and then walk to Trung Do village of the Tay ethnic minority people. Check in a local house and spend the remainder of the day trolling around the village. Dinner and overnight in Trung Do, Bac Ha.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

DAY 3: BAC HA HILL TRIBE MARKET – BAN LUOC (HOANG SU PHI)

At 8:30, we set off and drive about 45 minutes uphill to Bac Ha town where we will attend the Sunday tribal market. We will spend most of the morning stroll around Bac Ha Market to hunt some good pictures. This is the biggest hill tribe market in the Northwest of Vietnam. Alive with the bright colors and extravagant costumes of the local people, especially the Flower H'mong. Together with other minorities, they come from different villages at the surroundings to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and livestock. It is more common to see buffalo, cows, goats, horses and other livestock being traded. After the market, we make our way to Xi Man town for lunch at a local food store. In the afternoon, continue on driving to Hoang Su Phi, pick up our local way leader we move toward the terraced field paradise. It takes us about 1-hour trek to Ban Luoc, another Tay ethic village for the home-stay night on a stilt house.

Included meals: Lunch, Dinner 

 

DAY 4: BAN LUOC – PAN HOU ECOLODGE

This morning, after the breakfast at the family. We trek the scenic dirt trail up and down the rice terraces in Ban Luoc area. This is one of the national rice terrace heritage cores in Hoang Su Phi. The beauty of the landscape is at its best at the yellow season (early half of October). Get picked up by our car for transfer to Vinh Quang town for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy the scenic drive to Thong Nguyen commune and check in Pan Hou village Eco-lodge for dinner and overnight.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

DAY 5: DRIVE BACK TO HANOI

Today, you just take it easy with the breakfast at the lodge and check out at 9:00 AM for the whole day drive back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi after 7-hour driving. Check in your hotel in Hanoi again to finish our adventure.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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INCLUSIONS:

  • Private air-conditioned vehicles    

  • English speaking guide/ local way leader    

  • Meals as indicated

  • Home-stays with daily breakfasts    

  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time 

  • Boat ride in Chay River   

  • Bottled water on the vehicles

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Travel insurance (Compulsory)

  • Drinks and other meals

  • Accommodation in Hanoi

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above

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