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  • Itineraries

  • 1 Day

Departs: Sapa, 7:00am

Duration: 1 Day

Total tour distance: 70 km

Returns: Sapa, 4:00pm

Difficulty: Easy

Come and visit the charming meeting ground of the White Hmong and Dzay communities nestled in the heart of Lai Chau City. Get a glimpse of their exquisite traditional attire and immerse yourself in the local culture by discovering their delicious cakes, breathtaking arts and crafts and fresh local produce. Make sure to tick off the serene waterfall in your itinerary to complete your journey. Don't miss out on this unique and authentic experience!


San Thang Market: A Traditional Vietnamese Cultural Experience

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and journey to San Thang Market, a weekend tradition that attracts visitors from all over the world. Witness the White Hmong, Black Dao, Tay, Dzay, and other North Vietnamese minorities showcasing their vibrant traditional costumes in a spectacle unlike any other.

Held every Sunday, San Thang Market offers a unique shopping experience organized into different sections, each with its own distinct crafts, animals, food, and jewelry offerings.

But it doesn't stop there. As your trusted guide, we'll take you on a journey to immerse yourself in the culture of the White Hmong. We'll drive you 70 km (2 hours) from Sapa, or 120 km (2.5 hours) from Lao Cai to the market, making pick up at 7:00 am at your hotel in Sapa or at the train station in Lao Cai.

Upon arrival at the market at 9:30 am, take your time to walk around, soak in the ambience, and test your trading skills with the friendly locals. After a morning of shopping and exploring, we'll head to Tam Duong to visit the Tac Tinh Waterfall. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant at 1:30 pm before we return to Sapa or Lao Cai train station at 3:00 pm.

Don't miss this one-of-a-kind cultural experience at San Thang Market. Let us be your guide to discovering the beauty and magic of Vietnam's traditions.

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Tour includes:

  • 1 Lunh

  •  1 Small bottle  of water/per person

  • Village entry fees

  • English speaking guide

  • Transport from Sapa to  San Thang  market  and return provided 

Please bring:

  • Sturdy walking boots or shoes

  • Mosquito repellant

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Rain jacket

  • Seasonally appropriate clothing

  • Cash for additional purchases - You migh need to buy extra drink etc...

The tour will NOT include

  •  Personal travel insurance

  • Extra drinks during hiking (e.g.,

  • bottled water or beer)

Pick Up 

  • From your hotel in Sapa, at Sapa bus station, at Lao Cai train station or in front of Sapa Church 


  • At your hotel in Sapa, at the Sapa center or at the train station in Lao Cai city

Important note:

  • If you have a hotel in Sapa, We highly recommend you to leave your luggage there, if you don't have a hotel in Sapa you can leave your luggage with us once we meet you at Sapa Church at 9 AM.


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