Can Cau Market – Sapa Tour 3 Nights 2 Days
Can Cau is 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.
Night 1: Hanoi Departure (Night train)
Our tour will be started at 21:00 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 1: Lao Cai – Can Cau Market – Sa Pa (every Saturday) (B, L)
Early departure from Lao Cai train station on Saturday morning. 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, drirve 20 km back to Bac Ha town letfor 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.
Day 2: Sa Pa – Lao Chai – Ta Van village- Lao Cai (B, L)
The day is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sa Pa valley. Start by road that descends in the wake of the street Cau May (6 km) En route, admire the rice terraces hidden behind mist of the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight.
Follow a small track and cross Muong Hoa River and pass well tended rice terraces on your way to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. Continuing through the colorful rice terraces you will reach the village of Ta Van Giay. As you continue your trek along the Muong Hoa River you will cross a small suspension bridge, roughly 2km from the settlement. Here you can discover a fascinating collection of rock carvings. These engravings depict some beautiful images of man, stilt houses and some beautiful decorative patterns. We lunch in a home in the village. After lunch the walk continues through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to Lao Cai for overnight on train.
Day 3: Hanoi Arrival
Up on arrival in Hanoi very early in the morning at around 5:30am. Our guide will pick you up and transfer to your hotel.
End of service.
Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
|TOUR CLASS||Tour Price (US$)|
|Private Tour||Group Tour||Single Suppliment|
|1 Pax||2 - 4Pax||5 -8 Pax|
Sapa Panorama Hotel or Similar
Sapa Unique Hotel or Similar
Sapa Amazing Hotel or Similar
|Child under 5 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|
|Child from 9 years old||Full charge 100% as adult|
From 01st, Jan, 2017 To 31st, Dec, 2017
Meals as itinerary: Breakfast, Lunch
Pick-up/ Drop off at Lao Cai Train station by private car
Pick up at Hanoi Hotel to Hanoi Train Station.
Return train tickets: Hanoi - Lao Cai – Hanoi (4 soft sleeper A/C wooden cabin - Sharing cabin)
Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle and/or a Jeep with an experienced safe driver.
Experienced English-speaking guides.
International flight tickets and airport tax.
Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
The hotel will change due to the availabilities. In that case we will choose the equivalent hotels
This tour starts on Saturday only from Hanoi
More than 15 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rate
From 14 to 2 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates.
Less than 48 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates.
No-Show: 100% of total rates.
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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