Sapa markets exploring - Can Cau & Bac Ha market
Tour code : VN12 |
Duration : 3days 4nights |
Destinations : Ha Noi - Sapa - Can Cau - Bac Ha
The valleys surrounding Sapa are home to several of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority groups, each with their own distinctive dress, customs and dialects which can all be seen at the weekend markets ..

Day 1 (Saturday): Can Cau - Bac Ha
Day 2 (Sunday): Bac Ha - Sapa
Day 3: Lao Chai - Tavan - Giang Ta Chai - Night train to Hanoi

Tour detail

Night 1: Ha Noi - Night train to Lao Cai
20:30 pick up at the hotel. Transfer to railway station for a night train SP3 at 21:50PM.
App. Accommodation: Overnight train with 4 people in 1 cabin (2 people in 1 cabin upon request at surcharge).

Day 1 (Saturday): Lao Cai - Can Cau Market - Bac Ha (B,L)
Upon arrival (approx.6:30AM), our guide will pick you up at Lao Cai Train Station and transfer to Can Cau market. It takes more than 2 hours to get to Can Cau - 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 colorful costumes - different colors of the mountains.
Have lunch in local restaurant. After lunch we drive to Bac Ha. On the way, spend time visiting a village of the Flower H'mong and then check in hotel in Bac Ha. Free to explore the town.
Accommodation: Sao Mai Hotel in Bac Ha (Deluxe room)
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 2 (Sunday): Bac Ha - Sapa

After breakfast in hotel, you can walk to Bac Ha Market. This is the most colorful market in North Vietnam. At the market, you have chance to enjoy Bac Ha 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, spend time visiting another village (Ban Pho village). Say good bye to Bac Ha and get back to Sapa. Reach Sapa late in the afternoon. Check in hotel in Sapa.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Lao Chai - Tavan - Giang Ta Chai - Night train to Hanoi

After breakfast in hotel, our driver takes you to Lao Chai Village. From there you trek along Muong Hoa River on the side of Hoang Lien Moutain range to visit some village of H’mong minority (Lao Chai) and Dzay minority (Tavan).
Have picnic lunch there. After lunch we continue trek through rice field to Giang Ta Chai village where Red Dzao people living, you can see the different in customes between Lao Chai – Tavan and Giang Ta Chai villages.
After that, trek to the main road where our car will take you back to Sapa to transfer back Lao Cai Station for night train to Hanoi.
The train departs at 20:45PM and arrives Hanoi at 5:30AM in the morning. Tour finishes.

Accomodation: Night train on wooden soft berth 4 people in 1 cabin (2 people/cabin is upon request at surcharge).
Trekking distance: 12kms
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch


Price in USD per person, valid until 30 April 2018
Tour packageStandard Package TourSuperior Package Tour
2 Pax$ 268.00$ 287.00
3-4 Paxs$ 235.00$ 253.00
5-6 Paxs$ 212.00$ 228.00
Over 7 Paxs$ 210.00$ 225.00

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Adults (13 yrs upwards)
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Children (3-12 yrs)

Hotel list recommended on tour

Hotel in Bac Ha : 01 night in Sao Mai Hotel (2*hotel) - superior room

Hotel in SaPa

+Standard Package Tour (2* category)
01 night in Sapa Elegance Hotel (deluxe room)

+ Superior Package Tour (3* category)

01 night in Chapa Garden Hotel (superior room)


Train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi 
Accommodation based on Double/Twin sharing room on tour
Private car pick up in Hanoi and drop off services in Sapa
Full A/C transportation as per tour profram
Tour guide speaking English
All meal as mentioned in program (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch)
Entrance fees


Single room supplement
Insurance, Drinks,
Phone calls and other private expenses.

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- Driving can be challenged as road can be bumpy or under contruction and it depends on weather or road conditions.
- Price can be adjusted periodically in case of fuel price increase by suppliers

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