Discovering local market and Northwest Vietnam – 9 days
Destination: Bac Ha, Can Cau Market, Sapa, Phong Tho/Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Son La, Moc Chau – Mai Chau/Hoa Binh
Departure from Hanoi every Friday
In Vietnamese culture, the market place is an important meeting place, not simply a place for trading, and it remains the same today. There is not one child who does not want their mother to take them to the market. Why? Because many people live in remote areas and work hard in the fields or elsewhere to make a living and have few opportunities to meet friends, relatives or neighbors. A market is a great place to fulfill those needs. Without a marketplace, life could be quite boring. Communities therefore established markets for reasons beyond shopping: young people wanting to meet each other to find their life partners; the need to belong to a community and share handicrafts and fashion ideas; and for women to show off their beauty and talent. People often go to a great deal of effort to travel long distances over hills, through valleys and even across borders to reach the market. There is always a lot of excitement and joy associated with the market place environment.
This trip will introduce the most colorful markets of the tribes living in northern Vietnam. You will encounter many interesting people and visit their villages located at the foot of Vietnam’s highest mountain, Mount Fansipan.
GROUP SIZE AND PRICE PER PERSON
Valid from 1 Nov 2016 – 30 Sep 2017
Price in US dollar per person for the private party of