• Bac Ha, heading east from Lao Cai, from one mountain range to another
• Spectacular landscapes, even more amazing people• Colorful hill tribe markets• Great mountain biking experience
[Day 1] Hanoi – Lao CaiMeals: N/A | Accommodation: cozy cabin on train
8.00 pm: Depart Handspan's sales office at 78 Ma May Street by private coach to Ha Noi Railway Station to catch the night train (soft sleeper with air conditioning) to Lao Cai.
[Day 2] Lao Cai – Can Cau - Bac HaMeals: breakfast and lunch | Accommodation: hotel
Arrive early in Lao Cai. After breakfast in a local restaurant, we drive 100km (3.5 hours) through the steep and scenic Bac Ha Mountains to Can Cau. This colourful Flower H'Mong market is perched high on the mountainside with an amazing view of the local valley sculpted with rice terraces and plum trees. Glide (mostly downhill) 12km on the road back to Bac Ha town to check in to your hotel. Lunch is followed by an 8km loop around Bac Ha and Ban Pho villages on a dirt trail winding through plum orchards and rice fields where you will discover more about the agriculture and local ways of life. Overnight in Bac Ha hotel.
[Day 3] Bac Ha - Lao Cai - HanoiMeals: breakfast and lunch | Accommodation: cozy cabin on train
Get your camera ready for the famous Bac Ha market - a photographer's dream. The sights, sounds and smells in this amazing hill tribe market are a barrage for the senses. Make sure to taste the famous local corn wine! We make a short cycle through town to visit the impressive house of the former H'Mong King. After lunch, check out of the hotel and start riding out of town down the stunning mountain road along the Chay River valley back to Lao Cai. You can choose to ride 24km down the mountain and then drive to Lao Cai, or ride the full 82km to Lao Cai. Freshen up with a shower in Lao Cai before enjoying dinner. 8.20pm - Night train back to Hanoi. Tour ends around 5am the next morning at the Hanoi railway station
PRICE PER PERSON (Valid from 01/01/2013 to 31/12/2013)
Solo: $431From 2 participants: $285Single Supplement: $17
Group discount is available, please contact our sales staff at
• Hotel in Bac Ha• Meals as specified in the program• Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver• Return train tickets Hanoi - Lao Cai in 4-berth, soft sleeper cabin.• Mountain bikes and safety gear (currently using Trek 4500 bikes)• The services of an experienced, English-speaking, first aid-certified guide• All entrance fees• VAT and other taxes
• Hotel in Hanoi• Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.• Camera fees (if any)• Insurance• Surcharge in peak season (Christmas & New Year)
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