Early morning, meet your guide at hotel in Sapa or Lao Cai station for departure to Bac ha traveling through the Viet Nam – China border area to visit Xin Cheng market, one of the truly authentic markets in the northwest of Viet Nam. You will be offered a special and unique experience today. You will enjoy amazing mountain vistas and a charming river. The activities of minority people are evident with corn plantations and terraced rice fields seen throughout the landscape. This panoramic route leads you to Xin Cheng, a colorful and special market for Flower H’Mong, Tay and Giay people who come to purchase and exchange local products like tobacco, clothes, fruits, horses and buffaloes. The market itself is also a place for the young to meet and find partners, for the old to get away from life’s struggles, and for men to enjoy the traditional corn wine. Like a colorful festival of life, it is a happy time for all involved before heading back to their daily routine. Picnic lunch will be served at local restaurant in the market and return to Bac Ha at the afternoon, we pass by the H’Mong King Palace to learn about the history and culture of the area and drive back at around 4pm.