Sapa Ethnic Market- Bac Ha or Muong Hum Sunday Market Full Day

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Spend a day in Vietnam’s countryside where a remarkable experience awaits. Discover local life in Sapa by visiting their markets, which are not only a feast for the eyes but also a live museum that gives you a glimpse into the fascinating ethnic mosaic of the region. Explore one of the colourful markets and enjoy the lively atmosphere. You can also buy the finest home-made handicrafts and clothes at affordable prices. 


  • Explore market of ethnic minority people and mingle in their bustling daily life.
  • Shop and taste delicious specialties of mountainous region. 


  • 6:00 pickup at Lao Cai Station to begin your tour.
  • Bac Ha Market
  • o Get to Bac Ha town and arrive at Bac Ha market, located in the heart of Ba Ha town, is the largest market in the area.
    o Every Sunday, ethnic minority people in colourful costume from different tribal villages come to sell their homemade products or buy something for the family. 
    o Have lunch at a local restaurant. 
    o In the afternoon, stop by Trung Do village inhabited by Tay people for a short walk during our drive downhill toward Lao Cai. 
    o Stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea before taking a boat cruise upstream the Chay River.
    o The boat trip will end at Bao Nhai Bridge where the vehicle will be waiting to transfer you back to Lao Cai.
    o Tour ends at around 16:00. 
  • Muong Hum Market
  • o Get to Muong Hum Market. 
    o After spending the whole morning exploring the market and the trading activities of local ethnic people, have lunch at a local restaurant.
    o In the afternoon, visit Muong Vi Cave (if the weather is fine), a recognised national cultural and historic vestige for its beautiful stalagmite and stalactite.
    o Returns to the vehicle to go back to Lao Cai.
    o Tour ends at around 16:00


  • Transportation 
  • Experienced English-speaking local guide
  • Lunch
  • All entrance fees and permits
  • Boat on Chay River (if any)


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Return train ticket. 
  • Personal expenses
  • All other things not mentioned above

Additional information:

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour requires good weather, if cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered another date or a full refund. 
  • We recommend you wear appropriate casual clothing.
  • This tour will have a maximum of 10 travellers
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