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Can Cau and Bac Ha Market Tour (Best Selling)

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Tour Code: SPM001

Price from: $US178

Duration: 2 Days/3 Nights

Tour route: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Can Cau Market – Bac Ha– Lao Cai – Hanoi

Tour overview:

Both Can Cau and Bac Ha markets are very well known in the area for its color painted to local hill tribe people. There are Flower Hmong, Phu La, Black Dzao, Tay and Nung…They all gather to these markets to sell their homemade products such as corn wine, handicraft… as well as an interesting animal. In this trip, you have time to see beautiful, animated and colorful market of the hill tribal peoples with festive atmosphere. You can explore magnificent and stunning landscapes of Bac Ha highland through two markets: Can Cau Market on Saturday and Bac Ha Market on Sunday. Speacially, spend time for boat trip along Chay River.

Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai (Night train)
Our tour will be started at 20:45 at the lobby of the hotel. Our guide will pick you up and transfer to the Hanoi Railway station for the overnight to Sapa.

Day 2 Saturday: Lao Cai – Can Cau - Bac Ha (B L D)market-sapa tours
Pick up at Lao Cai Station transfer to Sapa town for breakfast and relax. Then, transfer by road 122km to Can Cau via Lao Cai city and Bac Ha Town let. The road is good but having many sharp bend with a long descend and a long ascend which takes about 3 hours including one or two breaks along the way.
Arrive to the market place at about 10.00 am. Spend two hours joining the local tribal peoples including Flower H’mong, Black Zao, Phu La and Tay for the festive market activities where peoples in their best traditional costume gather every Saturday for shopping and socializing. The right location of the market place also offers photo-hunters ideal opportunity for taking photos, not only of peoples in colorful traditional costumes but also breathtaking landscapes of the perfect surrounding. Leaving the market almost at noon, drive 20 km back to Bac Ha town let for lunch break.
In the afternoon, you will take a walk to Ban Pho, a small village of Nung and Flower Hmong. The villagers grow vegetables and fruit trees. One of the most famous fruit of the area is plum. Visit a local house and taste a cup of corn wine, another famous product of the village. Then go back to hotel late in the afternoon.
Tour summary: Road transfer approx.5 to 6 hours/ Market visit & walk 3 hours/ Lunch included.

Day 3 (every Sunday): Bac Ha Maket – Lao Cai railway station (B L D)Bac Ha market - sapa tours
Breakfast at hotel. Early departure from Bac Ha Town at about 08.00am Sunday morning to arrive to the market place. Spend three hours joining the local tribal peoples including Flower H’mong, Black Zao, Phu La and Tay for the market activities and festive atmosphere. All peoples in their best traditional costume gather every Sunday for shopping, but socializing is of great importance. The cattle and clothing sections are the most interesting until 11.00 and then come the food section where peoples meet, talk, enjoy food and especially drink a kind of locally made corn-wine.
Lunch break in a local restaurant. Then leave Bac Ha for half an hour road ride downhill to Trung Do village which is beautifully set in a valley on the eastern bank of the mighty Chay River. Take an hour leisure walk to explore this prosperous village of the Tay ethnic people who live in large stilt houses andl have maintained well their traditional way of life. Walk to the boat pier in mid afternoon, boarding a boat for cruising downstream the Chay River for an hour to Bao Nhai. Boat cruise end at Bao Tan Village, near the motorway.
Picked up and transfer 45 km to Lao Cai city, spend half an hour to see trading activities at the border gate and coffee break before transfer to Lao Cai station.
Tour summary: Road transfer 4 to 5 hours/ Market, village visit & Walk about 4 hours/ Boat trip 1 hour/ Lunch included.

Day 4: Hanoi arrival
Up on arrival in Hanoi very early in the morning. Then, you will be transferred to your hotel. End of service.
Tour summary: Road transfer approx. 0, 5 hour/ Hiking and village visiting 5 to 6 hours. Approx.16km

Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.


TOUR CLASS PRIVATE TOUR(Price / person in US Dollars)
1 Pax 2 -4 Pax 5 - 6 Pax 7 -8 Pax SingleSupplement
Superior (2*)Ngan Nga Hotel 298 229 188 178 25
Deluxe (3*)Sao Mai Hotel 333 258 218 205 45
Child under 4 years old Free of charge, 01 child share the room and meals with 02 adults
Child from 5 - 9 years old 75% - 01 child share the room and meals with 02 adults

Price Period
From 01st, Jan, 2018 To 31st, Dec, 2018

Tour Price Included:

English speaking guide
Transfer and transfortation in Hanoi and Sapa
Return train from/to Hanoi
Meals indicated in itinerary
Entrance fees & permits
Water on day trek (01 water of water/day)

Tour Price Excluded:
Personal travel insurrance (compulsory)
Peronal expenses: Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills
Tips and gratuities



Nationality: Munich, Germany

Dear Ms Starla,

We booked with this company a 2 days tour Sapa and Bac Ha Market. The tour guide was helpful and comforted us because the traveling by train in Vietnam may be a little bit rough. When we got to Sapa, Bac Ha market was the place we were impressed the most, maybe that’s why they used it to name the tour. Local people trading with each other, it could be money or anything they had to trade with the others. We just walked pass them and seeing those beautiful handicrafts and goods.

Lovely tour guide, lots of sweet memories, good food, fresh and cold weather, friendly local people. We just can’t get enough of this tour! Will be back here next year!



Nationality: Everton, United Kingdom

Dear Ms Nguyen,

Sapa is one of the best places for trekking that I have been to. The hills, the chill weather and the local people are amazing. I was speechless in front of the beautiful rice fields in early morning. The must-see place is the market where you can find great cheap foods, mostly grilled meat, corn, baked rice in bamboo and others.

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