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Unique Experiences: ● See the mountainous North from a different perspective – from the comfort of your bicycle saddle
● Bike through beautiful scenery and get to know about the daily life of the locals on the way.
● Experience ethnic minority villages as you go and visit the colourful minority markets that the North is so famous for
Participants: Small Group Exploration – normally no more than 2-5 travellers. Being few brings you closer to local life and flexibility to go to places less travelled. To go beyond the ordinary. You can be min. 1 and max. 8 travellers. You can book 1 person on this tour, but we cannot guarantee more participants.

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Trip Length: 6 Day(s) 5 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Thursdays (allowing visit to the Sunday Bac Ha Market)
Travel Season: All year, however heavy rain may be expected during the rainy season (May-October).
Wintertime in Sapa (December-March) is usually cold.

This product may be affected by Vietnamese TET (New Year) – normally in Jan/Feb. Specific dates are blocked in the booking calendar if and when not bookable.
What can you expect during TET? The lunar New Year is very important to the Vietnamese. The days are spent together with family and relatives in private homes to celebrate. Expect the streets to be fairly empty and life at street level to be very limited.
Type of Transportation: Train, car and bike
Type of Accommodation: Budget hotels with a private bathroom
Physical Rate: 3
/5
Child Policy: This tour is not recommended for: children below 16 years old
Included in Price: Meals: 4 x breakfast
Accommodation:
2 nights on train in deluxe 4-berth cabin, 3 nights in budget hotels with private bathroom
Entrance fees: All entrances fees are included in the trip according to itinerary
Transport: Train, car/mini bus and bicycle according to itinerary
English speaking tour guide: included on part of the tour, please refer to itinerary
Excluded from Price: ● Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
● Tips to guide and driver
● Drinks and personal expenses
All other expenses not stated as included in the above

Itinerary

Day 1: Night train Hanoi - Lao Cai
Pick-up at the hotel 19:30 - 20:00 and transfer to the train station. From here, you take a night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train (soft sleeper with A/C).

Day 2: Lao Cai - Bac Ha (B)
Arrival in Lao Cai train station early morning, pick-up by our tour guide. After breakfast, organized bike ride along culture village toward Bac Ha. Arrive in Bac Ha, check-in hotel. In the afternoon, ride to visit Ban Pho, Ta Chai.
Overnight stay at Sao Mai Hotel (or similar).
- Riding distance on bike: 35km
- Car transfer: 55km

Day 3: Bac Ha - Can Cau - Nam Mom - Bac Ha (B)
Breakfast in hotel. Leave Bac Ha for Can Cau (possible Saturday visit to a local minority market in the area). Return to Bac Ha at noon. In the afternoon, continue bike ride to visit Nam Mom.
Overnight stay at Sao Mai Hotel (or similar).
- Riding distance on bike: 30km
- Car transfer: 47km

Day 4: Bac Ha - Trung Do - Bac Ha - Sapa (B)
After breakfast, bike ride to Trung Do (16km) – possible Sunday ride to Bac Ha market. After that, pick-up and transfer to Sapa town by car. Check-in and overnight stay at Cat Cat Hotel (or similar).
Riding distance on bike: 16km
Car transfer: 92km

Day 5: Sapa - Cat Cat village - Lao Cai. Night train to Hanoi
After breakfast, guided walk to the local market in Sapa town and surrounding areas. In the afternoon, walk to visit Cat Cat minority village. Return to Sapa town, some minutes to relax before the shared bus pick-up to Lao Cai train station for a night train back to Hanoi. (B)
Arrive in Hanoi next morning.
The tour ends at Hanoi train station.

Key:
B= Breakfast

Map

Locations Visited:
Bac Ha, Sapa, Minority villages
Start City:
Hanoi
End City:
Hanoi

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