A trip into the mountains to the bustling local market of Bac Ha. Many ethnic minorities converge here to buy and sell their goods in a real local experience. It’s the best place to experience the unique ethnic vibe of the region. Visit a local palace – a throwback to 20th century feudalism in the area and have lunch with a local Tay minority family before taking a boat trip down the river to finish the tour.
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From Lao Cai, embark on the scenic drive up to Bac Ha, a sleepy village where the region’s various hill drives converge at the colourful Bac Ha Sunday Market. Meander through the market’s vibrant stalls and witness the lively gathering as people from all over the region hawk a variety of homegrown and handcrafted products.
Visit the charming Trung Do Village, home to the Tay ethnic minority group. Settle down for a tasty lunch prepared by a local Tay family and get a glimpse of village life, before embarking on scenic boat ride down the Chay River.