Can Cau market is considered as one of the most fascinating open –air, isolated market in the region. The Saturday market, which still retains the local quaint and authentic being of the main tourist route, take places near China border and is attended by a wide range of hill tribes including some coming for the either side of the border. This will be of the most amazing market you’ve ever seen.
tinerary in Details
The night before (Thursday): Picked up at the hotel in Hanoi. Transfer to the Station to catch the night train to Lao Cai Station. Overnight on train ( 4 berth soft sleeper cabin with A/C).
Day: Lao Cai – Sa Pa – Cat Cat (B, D)
Day 2: Sapa – Can Cau – Bac Ha (B, L, D)Arrive at Lao Cai train station at about 6.30. Transfer by bus to Sapa. Check in at the hotel then free to wander around Sapa town. In the afternoon, trek 5km for 2hrs to visit Cat Cat Village, home of Black H’mong ethnic minority group. Join the local H’mong community to learn more about their daily life, their customs and their rich, unique culture. Back to Sapa for dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Get up then have breakfast early in the morning then start the drive to Can Cau Market crossing Bac Ha Town. The products at the market are interesting, and brought there by many different groups of ethic minority people. People in colorful clothes from many different ethnic group come to the Saturday market to trade their home products and also date. These people make up an expensive scene for the market. This would be an unforgettable experience. Bac Ha for lunch at noon. Check in at a hotel in Bac Ha and leave the hotel trekking about 5 km to the village nearby of Ban Pho – home of Flower H’Mong people. Back to the hotel for Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Bac Ha.
Day 3 – Sunday: Bac Ha – Lao Cai – Hanoi (B, L, D)
Day 4: Hanoi (B)After breakfast, take a walk to Bac Ha Market. Join the market to further discover the Flower H’Mong, Red Dzao people, and go shopping here. Back to the hotel for lunch, free to wander around the small town of Bac Ha until transferred to Lao Cai City. Have lunch in Lao Cai then catch the overnight train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train (4 berth soft sleeper cabin with A/C.
Arrive in Hanoi early in the morning. Check-in at your hotel for breakfast and bathing (check-out time at noon). Finish tour.
Price in US$ per person
Hotels to be used:
Standard: Green Bamboo, Chau Long (old wing) or similar
Superior: Bamboo Hotel, Sapa Hotel, Ham Rong Hotel or similar
Deluxe: Victoria Sapa Resort, Chau Long Hotel (new wing) or similar
Note: There only 2 star hotels available in Bac Ha
• Private car, AC 4 berth soft sleeper train (joint cabin)
• Entrance fees, Guide, Meals as indicated, Accommodation
• Drinks, Insurance, Personal expenses, Tips
• Things not mentioned clearly in the program