This place has a lot of potential for tourism development, from cultural treasures, climate, natural landscape … Let’s find out the main types of tourism products in Lao Cai that you should experience at least once when coming to this border city:
Type 1: Sightseeing and resort tourism
Tour in Sapa (2 days night: Car, walking, motorbike, tram):
Selected tourist attractions: Sa Pa town, Ham Rong mountain tourist area, Cat Cat, Ta Phin, Lao Chai, Ta Van, O Quy Ho salmon – fruit production area, etc. Overnight. in Sapa town.
Tour in Bac Ha (2 days 1 night : Car, boat, walking):
Selected tourist attractions in Bac Ha: Bac Ha town, Bac Ha market, Hoang A Tuong palace, Bac Ha flower valley, Ban Pho, Ta Van Chu cave, Tien cave, Chay river, Coc Ly. Overnight in Bac Ha town or Lao Cai city.
Peaceful hill, a new destination for tourists
– In Muong Khuong, Si Ma Cai, Bat Xat, Bao Yen: Di Thang village, Ham Rong cave, Ham Rong waterfall, Nung – Vang Leng villages; Ethnic market in Pha Long, Muong Khuong district; center of Si Ma Cai district, Ban Me, Can Cau market, Si Ma Cai district. Milestone 92 – Lung Po where the Red River flows into Vietnam, tourist attractions in Y Ty, Muong Hum market, Muong Vi cave, Bat Xat district.
1-day tour to visit spiritual tourism works.
Tourist attractions: Thuong Temple, Tan Bao Pagoda, Ho Kieu Bridge, Bao Ha Temple, Co Tan An Temple, bronze drum discovery sites, Doi Co Temple and Cam Lo Pagoda, Fansipan spiritual tourist area…
Type 2: Trekking tour/ or community tourism
(2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights, car combined with walking).
In Sa Pa: Lao Chai, Ta Van, Ta Phin, Thanh Kim, Ban Ho, Thanh Phu, Nam Sai, Nam Cang, San Xa Ho, Hang Da, Hau Thao, Ta Giang Phinh, Seo My Ty; In Bac Ha – Si Ma Cai: Ban Pho, Thai Giang Pho, Ta Van Chu, Trung Do, Coc Ly; In Muong Khuong: Nam Lu, Cao Son; Bat Xat: Y Ty…
Type 3: Eco/adventure tourism.
Conquering Ngu Chi Son mountain
(2 days 1 night / 3 days 2 nights, car combined with walking, climbing)
Popular tourist routes: Conquering Fansipan peak (1, 2, 3 days), conquering Ngu Chi Son, Nhiu Co San, Ki Quan San (2 days)
Type 4: Cultural/research tourism.
(From 2 days 1 night or more, car combined with walking)
Selected tourist spots: Lao Chai, Ta Van, Ta Phin, Thanh Kim, Ban Ho, Thanh Phu, Nam Sai, Nam Cang, San Xa Ho – Sa Pa. Lao Chai Village – Bat Xat. Di Thang Village, Van Leng – Muong Khuong.
Type 5: Weekend trip, market tour
(1-2 days, car combines walking, boat)
Tour 1: Lao Cai – Bac Ha – Lao Cai (Sunday).
Tour 2: Lao Cai – Can Cau Market – Lao Cai (Saturday)
Tour 3: Lao Cai – Sin Cheng Market – Lao Cai (4th day)
Tour 4: Lao Cai – Coc Ly Market – Lao Cai (3rd day)
Tour 5: Lao Cai – Muong Hum Market – Lao Cai (Sunday)
Tour 6: Lao Cai – Lung Khau Nhin Market – Lao Cai (day 5)
Tour 7: Lao Cai – Pha Long – Lao Cai (day 7)
Type 6: Tourism combined with sport
Viet Nam mountain marathon in Sa Pa
Combining travel with participating in annual international running tournaments such as: Vietnam Mountain Marathon held in September-October every year; Fansipan Mountain Marathon running or international cycling races.
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