Full day tour at Topas Ecolodge​

Bac Ha is the largest Sunday Market as well as the most colorful one in the area. Here you can meet mostly the Flower H’mong and then the Phu La, Black Dao, Tay, Nung minorities. The market offers a variety of local products, which could not be found in other areas. The animal market will be also very interesting.

Reference: SM1A 


Cho phien - Market in Vietnam
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What to expect?

After having breakfast, you will travel by car to Bac Ha, which is 70 kms Northeast of Lao Cai. Bac Ha is the largest market in the area, situated inside the small town of Bac Ha. On every Sunday mornings, it is literally a riot of color as many different ethnic groups such as the Flower H’mong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay and Nung minorities gather to trade. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, your lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy a drive downhill to Trung Do village for visiting the Tay ethnic who live in the pretty traditional house on stilts. The Tay People are very friendly and open-minded, they are doing very well in agriculture farming, and organize their village nice and clean.

An easy walk will lead around the village to admire the pretty rice field, and traditional houses, meet the villagers and visit their homes. You then continue with car driving back to Topas Ecolodge or combine with Topas Mountain Express to transfer to Hanoi

Approx: 5 hours driving / 2 hours walking

Note:  The tour is available on Sunday only. Departure time from Topas Ecolodge should be no later than 8.00.

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  • English speaking guide
  • All needed transport
  • Water and fruit
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch


  • Personal pocket money
  • Drinks and Beverage
  • Insurance
  • All other services not indicated above.

* Note: The excursion is based on sharing a group of minimum 2 and maximum 10 travelers

What to wear and bring: It is recommended to wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, trekking shoes, and to bring insect repellent, sunglasses, sun hat, and sunscreen.
  • As described on the program, you will visit a local house, and interact with local people. However, during the seasonal days, they all may not be at home but work in the fields, this experience may be lacking.
  • Visiting a local school is also subject to availability of the school calendar.