4D5N SAPA - CAN CAU - BAC HA - COC LY MARKET (STR07)
Explore the most three special markets in Northwest Vietnam. Experience the typical cultural features of the minorities in remote mountainous areas in Vietnam. With us discover Sapa area - one of the most wonderful places in Asia and a magical combination of landscapes, ethnic cultures and bracing mountain air.
Bac Ha is where
you'll want to stock up on water buffalo, pigs and horses.
Night 1 - Friday: Ha Noi - Lao Cai
Car will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Hanoi train station to catch the overnight train soft sleeper with AC to Lao Cai station. Overnight on the train.
Car will pick you
up at Laocai Train Station then transfer to
Can Cau market.
It takes more than 2 hours to get to CanCau - 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
colourful costumes - different colours of the mountains. They attend the
market in the hope of finding "the other halves of their lives" 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 BacHa. On the way, spend time visiting a village of
the Flower H'mong and then check in hotel in BacHa. Free to explore the
town. Lunch in CanCau or in BacHa and dinner in BacHa. Overnight at hotel in
Bac Ha (2* hotel only).
Day 2 Sunday : Bac Ha Sapa (B,L,D)
A walk to BacHa market. Visit one village and an old building called The H'mong king's house. Breakfast and the beginning of the day on which you visit a big market filled with many different hill-tribe peoples. This is the most colourful 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 (BanPho village) Say good bye to BacHa and get back to Sapa. On the way back, drop in to see the Vietnamese and Chinese Harbor Mouth in LaoCai. Reach Sapa late in the afternoon. Check in hotel in Sapa.
Day 3 - Monday: Sapa - Muong Hoa valley (B,L,D)
Check out hotel and start a trekking trip towards Muong Hoa valley to visit 3 villages of the H, mong, the Dzay people with around 14 km of trekking. Enjoy beautiful landscapes, terraced paddy fields. Discover the live of the people with different cultures. Have dinner and spend the night at the family.
Day 4 - Tuesday: Coc Ly market (B,L,D)
Leave from the village early at 6: 30 AM for Coc Ly market, which is situated far from Sapa. Enjoy the peaceful life of 6 different minority peoples (Flower H'mong, Black Dzao, Tay, Dzay, HaNhi and Nung). The market is the chance for the minorities to meet and share joy and sorrows after the crops, to exchange one another's experience. Visit a small town - Bao Nhai and then car will pick you back to Lao cai Station for the night train to Hanoi. Have dinner before getting on the train.
Day 5 Wednesday: Hanoi arrival.
Arrive in Hanoi early morning, take a Taxi at Hanoi train station to your hotel. Tour ends.
Private tour: To do the tour privately. The tour is not fixed; it is possible to be customized for your group. All service is reserved for your group only. You do not have to share the car, tour guide with other tourists.
Note: Advised to take Sun Block, Wide brim hat, Camera + Film, Comfortable shoes, Rain gear, Warm clothes, Insect Repellent, Original Passport
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