Bac Ha and Can Cau Markets 2Days Tour
The markets is filled with cheerful faces and you will be absorbed into the market by festive atmosphere, colorful traditional dresses, exotic smell of corn wine and herb…and local minorities people
Night 1 ( Friday night ): Hanoi to Lao Cai by the night train
Take overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Pick up from you hotel or be ready at our office at 20.00 for a short transfer to Hanoi Station to take the overnight train to Lao Cai City. Overnight on the train.
Day01 ( Saturday ): Lao Cai - Can Cau Market
Meet your local guide and driver at Lao Cai Station upon your arrival at about 06.00, freshen up and enjoy Breakfast in a local restaurant before taking a drive up hill to Can Cau Market Place. The journey takes about 2.5 hours through the lush farmland of Lao Cai plateau and later spectacular mountain scenery of Bac Ha District. Arriving right at its most crowded time, the market is filled with cheerful faces and you will be absorbed into the market by festive atmosphere, colorful traditional dresses, exotic smell of corn wine and herb… until noon when it gets over to realize the beautiful surrounding. Driving back to Bac Ha town, you will check in hotel and enjoy lunch.
After along break for your recovery, the afternoon excursion will take you to visit Ban Pho Commune of the Flower H’mong and Tay people which is included some small hamlets scattering on hilly land in a perfect nature setting. Walking around the village you will encounter the hospitable ethnic people, living in wooden houses with earthen wall surrounding by lush plump garden… There is a chance to see how corn wine made and if lucky you will enjoy a H’mong dance with the Khen .
* Meals includes: Breakfast, Lunch / Dinner on your own
* Accommodation: hotel in Bac Ha town
Day2 ( Sunday): Bac Ha minority market – Lao Cai train station - night train to Hanoi
Every day always begins very early in Vietnam. Especially on Sunday in Bac Ha. You will be waken up early by the sound of the peoples on the way to Bac Ha market. While having Breakfast you will see lot of Flower H’mong with their horses loading with selling’s passing by the hotel. So today morning is for joining in Bac Ha Market for the most important week end activities of the local ethnic peoples. You’d better with your camera walk an hour away from the market place for the active scenery while all the paths towards the market are full of peoples, children and horses…
Back to the market at about 09.30 you will enjoy the market at its best. Lunch will be served in the hotel restaurant with set menu before checking out hotel and leaving Bac Ha. The journey down hill is very different from the way up and you will enjoy some photo stops before paying visit to Trung Do, a Tay Village impressively nested by the side of the Chay River with hundred of spacious wooden houses which are well organized in the harmony with surrounding nature. Also from here you will enjoy a boat trip along the Chay River for magnificent landscapes of this untouched region.
Getting to Lao Cai Station in late afternoon, you will enjoy dinner on your own in local restaurant before boarding the night train for Hanoi which arrives early next morning at about 6:00 am on Monday and the trip ends . You then board on the train you will arrive next morning at around 6 Am in Hanoi Train Station. Transport back to your hotel is by yourself.
* Meals : Breakfast, Lunch includes & Dinner by your own.
* Accommodation: On the train
Tour Price per person in US Dollars: ( private tour )
Join Group tour: Not Available
Notice: upgrade 2beds cabin( private cabin on train): USD/ 2person/ way
• Pick up at the hotel you stay in Hanoi to Hanoi train station, we take you to the train cabin
• Accommodation: 2 nights in Sao Mai hotel or other standard class in Bac Ha.
• Return overnight train deluxe class in 4 berth cabin with air-conditioning.
• Transfer with private car as indicated in day by day itinerary.
• All meals as listed in day by day itinerary.
• Visiting fee.
• Local English speaking tour guide.
- Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.).
- Drinks, tips and gratuities.
- Services not clearly mentioned above.
Packing list: Passport, towels, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes, warm clothes in the winter time (Sapa is a coolest place in Vietnam) and rain coat