Sapa & Bac Ha Sunday Market – Vietnam – November 2014

Miles away from home

Sapa came highly recommended by nearly everyone we spoke with.  I don’t think they have ever been there in the winter time.  However, before I get into our experience, lets back track to getting to Sapa. 

After doing some research online, we learned that the train is very expensive.  We found that the local bus from Hanoi goes up to Lau Cai for 200,000vnd each. From there you can catch a bus for 55,000vnd each to Sapa putting our total at 510,000.  However, we would also have to pay about 140,000vnd for a taxi to the bus station from our hotel bringing our total up to 650,000vnd.  Our hotel offered a tour bus that would take us up for 315,000vnd each and they pick us up from the hotel.  Funny how a local can seemingly get you a better price.  This also wasn’t the best price because we met a…

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