Sapa Discovery - Can Cau & Bac Ha Market - 3Days/4Nights

Northern West loop with the major highway No 6 links 6 provinces, stretched along the border with Lao and the border withChina. Tens of hill tribe people living here, H'mong, Black Thai, White Thai, Red Dzao, Giay, Lao, Muong and so forth. The wonderful scenery suddenly appear and you are shocked by its beauty.

Night 1: (Friday) Ha Noi - Lao Cai by Train
Pick up at your proposed Hotel at 20:00 then transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for boarding to Lao Cai by Express Train at 21:10. 
Overnight in the A/C soft sleeper wooden Cabin. ( 4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request ). 

Day 1: (Saturday) Arrive in Lao Cai - Can Cau market - Bac Ha (B, L, D) 
6:00 AM - Arrive to Lao Cai train station. Welcome by your local guide and driver then 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. They attend the market in the hope of finding "the other halves of their lifestyle" and this is also the time for them to chat, to exchange everything among different ethnic peoples through cups of wine sold in the market. Say goodbye to the market and transfer 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. Lunch and Dinner at local restaurant.

Night 2: Overnight at hotel in Bac Ha - Sao Mai Hotel.

Day 2: (Sunday) Visit Bac Ha market - Sapa (B, L, D) 

Breakfast at the hotel. Take a walk to Bac Ha market. Visit one village and an old building called The H'mong king's house. The beginning of the day visit a big market filled with many different hill-tribe peoples. 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. On the way back, drop in to see the Vietnamese and Chinese Harbour Mouth in Lao Cai. Reach Sapa late in the afternoon. Dinner at restaurant.

Night 3: Overnight at hotel in Sapa town.


Day 3: (Monday) Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van Village - Lao Cai - Hanoi (4 hours trekking, 14 km, 2 villages -B, L, D)
Breakfast at the hotel and check out hotel room. Take a ride for the first part and go down hill to the valley. Cross Muong Hoa River to get to the other mountainside for 2 villages of the H'mong and the Dzay at Lao Chai and Ta Van village. Picnic lunch on the way.
Get up to the road for transfer back to Sapa. 
Transfer to Lao Cai railway station for overnight train back to Hanoi. Dinner at restaurant.

Night 4: Overnight in the A/C soft sleeper wooden Cabin. ( 4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request ).

Arrive in Hanoi around 5:00 AM next day. Tour ends.

Type of tour: Private tour Only, Medium Trekking 
Departure:    Every Friday 
Meeting Point: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter


--- Number of Persons in Group/Pax ---
Price in US dollars per person - Private tour


2 pax

3 - 4 pax

5 - 6 pax

7 - 8 pax

Single SUPP

Standard (2*)






Mid-range (3*)






Superior (3*+)






Deluxe (4*)







As indicated: (A/C= Air-conditioning, O/N= Overnight, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)


Tariff for this trip: The tariff may differentiate according to number of participants and the high or low seasons in Vietnam. Please contact our travel consultant for the price of this trip.



- Full transportation by private A/C vehicle as tour program indicated.
- A/C 4 berth soft sleeper train (join cabin - wooden cabin)
- Sightseeing fees and permits.
- English or French speaking guide
- All meals as mentioned in program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Accommodation as program, based in twin sharing or double (on request)



- Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
- International flight and international airport tax on departure
- Insurance, Personal expenses, Tips and emergency transfers.



Standard: Fansipan View Hotel/ Sao Mai Hotel
Mid-range: Bamboo Hotel/ Sao Mai Hotel
Superior: Chau Long Hotel/ Sao Mai Hotel
Deluxe: Victoria Sapa Hotel/ Sao Mai Hotel



- Keep your luggage and money by yourself.
- Inform in advance if you are vegetarian.
- Take original passports, good and comfortable trekking shoes, insect repellent, torches, sun scream, towels, rain gear and extra warm clothes.

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