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At a Glance

  • 3 days
    • Lao Cai – Can Cau Saturday market – Bac Ha Sunday market – Sapa – Lao Chai village – Ta Van village – Giang Ta Chai village

Visting Countries

Can Cau Market - Bac Ha Market - Sapa

This full 3-day tours offer travelers deep interaction with local hill tribes in northern Vietnam. The tour starts at visiting Can Cau Market where Red Dzao, Flower H'Mong, Tay and other ethnic minority people converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their silverware and handicrafts, and to buy provisions. Then continue visit Bac Ha Market, the Northwest’s largest hill tribe market. The tour ends with soft trekking to ethnic villages in Sapa.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1Lao Cai – Can Cau market
  • Day 2Bac Ha market – Sapa
  • Day 3Sapa – Lao Chai, Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai village – Lao Cai

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1

    (Saturday): Lao Cai – Can Cau Market (B/L)

    Arrive at Lao Cai railways station at about 6.30AM. Welcomed by a local guide and have breakfast in local restaurant. Then process to Can Cau Market via Bac Ha town. The road is good but having many sharp bend with a long descends and a long ascend which takes about 2 hours.

    Arrive to the market place at about 10.00 am. Time to join 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.

    Have lunch box and then drive to Ta Van Chu Village of Flower H’mong people. Then take 12km trek to Bac Ha.

    Overnight in Bac Ha.
  • Day 2

    (Sunday): Bac Ha market – Sapa (B/L)

    After breakfast, visit the famous Bac Ha Sunday Market – the Northwest’s largest hill tribe market which attracts a large number of ethnic minorities from the mountains around. Dip yourself into the happy atmosphere of the market, which is very simple but really meaningful to the local people.

    Lunch at a local restaurant in Bac Ha, then drive to Sapa. Check in at your hotel.

    Overnight in Sapa
  • Day 3

    Sapa – Lao Chai, Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai village – Lao Cai (B/L)

    Breakfast at hotel and check out at around 9.00-10.00AM.

    Drive to Lao Chai Village of Black H’mong people. Take a light trek through Muong Hoa Valley with beautiful scenery to Ta Van Village of Dzay ethnic people. Continue another medium trek to Giang Ta Chai Village of Red Dzao people. Stop at Cau May for a picnic lunch.

    Car pick-up and transfer you to Sapa for a short rest before moving to Lao Cai. Take the overnight train back to Hanoi.

    Overnight on a 4-berth A/C cabin, soft sleeper train.
The price of tours base on accommodation category, travel period, and number of tourists. Please contact us for more information about prices.
Type of tourPrivate tour, Medium style
Departure  Friday
NoteThere are only 2 stars hotels in Bac Ha
Inclusive   -Private car/mini van in Sapa & taxi from hotel in Hanoi to railway station & from railway station to hotel in Hanoi
-Soft sleeper in joined cabin 4  berths with A/C
-All entrance fees 
-Local English speaking guide in Sapa
-All meals as per program
-Accommodation as programed, based on twin sharing
Hotel in SapaStandard:    Boutique Sa Pa (upgrade to Sunny Mountain with surcharge)
Superior:    Chau Long Hotel - New Wing
Deluxe:      Victoria Sapa Resort
Exclusive    Drinks, Insurance, Personal expenses, Gratuities
Packing list   Passport, insect repellent, proper shoes
The cancellation charges below refer to the non-transferable fee that is charged to the group member who has cancelled their tour:
  • More than 45 days before departure: No cancellation charge
  • Between 45 and 30 days before departure: 10% of total tour cost 
  • Between 30 days and 15 days before departure: 25% of total tour cost
  • Between 15 days and 7 days before departure: 50% of total tour cost
  • Less than 7 days before departure: 90% of total tour cost
  • No-show at the airport on the day of arrival/departure: 100% of total tour cost

B. CHILDREN POLICY (land service only)
  • Child from 1- 4 yrs:  Free of charge if sharing bed with parents 
  • Child from 5 – 6 yrs: charge 30% of adult price if sharing existing bed(s) with parents
  • Child from 5 – 6 yrs: charge 50% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
  • Child from 7 – 11 yrs: charge 75% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
  • Child from 12 yrs up: pay as adult rate

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