Sapa Hill Tribe Villages & Markets

Join us on a 4-day overland journey from Hanoi to discover
the unique traditions of Vietnam’s hill-tribe communities in Sapa.

Sapa & Far North

Located in the remote northwestern corner of Vietnam, the former hill station of Sapa is renowned for its impressive natural scenery consisting of mountain ranges, deep green valleys, cascading waterfalls, and amazing terraced rice fields. However, what makes this destination truly remarkable is the array of ethnic minority villages and their bustling local markets just waiting to be explored! 

Customer Reviews

Bac Ha’s Sunday market absolutely exceeded our expectations. It was a riot of colour and activity. We arrived relatively early (around 6:30am) and explored for hours, observing the spectacle, taking some beautiful photos and buying some hand-made cloth. I have never seen so many tribespeople in traditional garb in one place. We identified seven different ethnic minorities from their clothing throughout the course of the morning. While the beautiful outfits get most of the attention, be sure to explore the outskirts of the market, where we found all manner of livestock being sold, from water buffalo to (squealing) pigs to dogs. James - TripAdvisor.

This little church was and beautiful and interesting centrepiece in the middle of Sapa town. It was interesting to watch all the minority people walking around and interacting with tourists and at the same time trying to get them to buy some of their traditional clothing and jewelry. Church itself inside is simple in design but worth a quick look. Gee, Stone Church - TripAdvisor.

The cable car ride is literally the longest I have sat on. It is going so high up the mountains that as the cable car moves towards the sky, you get nearer towards the clouds. On the way down you are literally above the clouds. Please do not be fooled by the mild temperature before going onto this cable car ride. It literally reminds me of the cool London temperature + strong breezes of wet winds. It is COLD! What's at the end of this trip is temples and a big statue of two gods. The scenery is pretty amazing as you see clouds below. You feel so high above the sky that you might think you can just do sky diving from here on up. Love it. Nicos, Fansipan Mountain - TripAdvisor.


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Day 1: Hanoi - Train to Lao Cai
Day 2: Lao Cai - Bac Ha Market - Sapa (B,L)
Day 3: Sapa - Ban Khoang - Ta Giang Phinh (B,L)
Day 4: Sapa - Hanoi (B)
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Customer Reviews

Bac Ha’s Sunday market absolutely exceeded our expectations. It was a riot of colour and activity. We arrived relatively early (around 6:30am) and explored for hours, observing the spectacle, taking some beautiful photos and buying some hand-made cloth. I have never seen so many tribespeople in traditional garb in one place. We identified seven different ethnic minorities from their clothing throughout the course of the morning. While the beautiful outfits get most of the attention, be sure to explore the outskirts of the market, where we found all manner of livestock being sold, from water buffalo to (squealing) pigs to dogs. James - TripAdvisor.

This little church was and beautiful and interesting centrepiece in the middle of Sapa town. It was interesting to watch all the minority people walking around and interacting with tourists and at the same time trying to get them to buy some of their traditional clothing and jewelry. Church itself inside is simple in design but worth a quick look. Gee, Stone Church - TripAdvisor.

The cable car ride is literally the longest I have sat on. It is going so high up the mountains that as the cable car moves towards the sky, you get nearer towards the clouds. On the way down you are literally above the clouds. Please do not be fooled by the mild temperature before going onto this cable car ride. It literally reminds me of the cool London temperature + strong breezes of wet winds. It is COLD! What's at the end of this trip is temples and a big statue of two gods. The scenery is pretty amazing as you see clouds below. You feel so high above the sky that you might think you can just do sky diving from here on up. Love it. Nicos, Fansipan Mountain - TripAdvisor.


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