Can Cau + Bac Ha market (Saturday, Sunday)

Waken up by the footsteps of people walking to the market, and you will be more surprised to enter the market. The whole market looks colorful like flowers. It is getting bigger and bigger, more and more colorful and special when seeing people taking along pigs, cats, buffaloes, horses for sales. After lunch we drive you to Chay River to do the boat trip for 2 hours up stream to see wonderful landscape by riversides and explore ethnic villages

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Night 1: Hanoi – Laocai by the night train – 4 berth soft sleeper deluxe cabin

At 7h30pm Sapa Pathfinder Travel’s taxi takes you from your hotel in Hanoi to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train at 8:35 PM to get to Laocai Station. Sleep on the train.(4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request)

Day 1 : Lao Cai Station – BacHa – Can Cau Market (B/L/D)

Picked up at Laocai Train Station to transfer to CanCau market. It takes more than 2 hours to get to CanCau – a small market situated in a valley surrounded by mountains and only 7 km from China. The market deeply shows the typical cultural features of the minorities in remote mountainous areas in Vietnam. Further more, you can enjoy seeing boys and girls in colourful costumes – different colours of the mountains. They attend the market in the hope of finding “the other halves of their lives” and this is also the time for them to chat, to exchange everything among different ethnic people through cups of wine sold in the market. Say goodbye to the market and transfer to BacHa. On the way, spend time visiting a village of the Flower H’mong and then check in hotel in BacHa. Free to explore the town.

Lunch in CanCau or in BacHa and dinner in BacHa, Overnight in Sao Mai 3* hotel.

Day 2: Bac Ha Sunday Market – Boat Trip – Lao Cai Station – Ha Noi (B/L/D)

A walk to BacHa market. Visit one village and an old building called The H’mong king’s house. Breakfast and the beginning of the day on which you visit a big market filled with many different hill-tribe peoples. This is the most colourful market in North Vietnam. At the market, you have chance to enjoy BacHa people’s simple but unique kinds of food with special wines made from rice, cassavas, corn and different sorts of fruits such as plumps, apples, peaches… talking to the minorities through the guide’s interpretation. Leave the market for the H’mong King’s house (King Hoang A Tuong) built by the French colonists and the Chinese in 1920. Return the town for lunch.

In the afternoon, say good bye to BacHa and drive to Trung Do village where the Tay ethnic minority people live, You will have chance to do another hour walk to enjoy the landscape and get to know the local lives here, After this village is about 1 hour on boat along beautiful Chay river. On the way back Lao Cai, drop in to see the Vietnamese and Chinese Harbor Mouth in LaoCai . Overnight Train back Ha Noi (Or go up to Sapa for your next trip). Arrive Ha Noi at 5 h00 . End of great trip.

Tour Price in USD basing on a joining group tour or a private trip

  1. Group tour: USD130/ 1person
  2. Private Tour:
Pakage 01 pax 02 pax 03 pax 04 pax 05 pax 06 pax 07 pax 08 pax
Basic hotel 298 $ 202 $ 170 $ 154 $ 144 $ 138 $ 134 $ 130 $

Tour price include:

  • All meals on the tour,
  • English speaking guide,
  • Entrance fees,
  • Accommodation at Sao Mai 3* hotel,
  • Return train tickets Hanoi-Laocai (deluxe soft sleeper with air-conditioning),
  • Private car transfer on the mentioned route,
  • Boat trip as mentioned

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Insurance,
  • Drinks,
  • Phone calls and other private expenses,

Notes: Advised to take good walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen..

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