Sapa 2 Markets and Chay River 3 Days/4 Nights
In this trip we have chance to visit Can Cau market on Saturday only. Can Cau Market is a small, but very colourful market, set in the mountains near the Chinese border. Bac Ha is the biggest market in Sapa and open on Sunday only. The Sunday market in Bac Ha is where you'll want to stock up on water buffalo, pigs and horses.
Night 1 - Friday: Hanoi - Lao Cai
Viet Bamboo Travel's car will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Hanoi train station to catch the night train soft sleeper with AC to Lao Cai station. Overnight on the train.
Day 1 - Saturday: Lao Cai - Can Cau - Bac Ha (B, L)
Picked up at Lao Cai Train Station to 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 colourful costumes - different colours of the mountains. They attend the market in the hope of finding “the other halves of their lifves” 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. Overnight in hotel in Bac Ha.
Day 2 - Sunday: Bac Ha - Trung Do - Chay River - Sapa (B, L)
A walk to Bac Ha 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 Bac Ha and get back to Trung Do village, visit the Tay then get on boat along Chay river. Get off boat for jeep at Bao Nhai then continue 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. Check in hotel in Sapa.
Day 3 - Monday: Sapa trek - Lao Cai (B, L, D)
Breakfast, check out hotel at 09: 00 AM. Get downhill to the valley for 3 villages of the Black H’mong, the Dzay & Red Dzao people. Lunch at a Dzay family. Get up to the road for a car back to Sapa. Then drive to Lao Cai Station for the night train to Hanoi. Dinner at Lao Cai Station. Overnight on the train.
Day 4: Hanoi - Arrival
Arrive in Hanoi station early morning, taxi to hotel on your own.
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Inclusions of the trip
- Private tour
- Accommodation (double or twin sharing) in places as indicated in program
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
- All transportation as indicated in program
- All guided sightseeing fees as per itinerary
- English speaking tour guide at places as indicated in program
- Train tickets Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi (4 berth cabin, A/C)
Exclusions of the trip
- Visa fee to Vietnam
- Personal expenses such as shopping, telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
- Other meals, drinks and personal expenses
- Late check out & early check in for all accommodation at the places (Normally check in: at 14: 00 PM and check out at 12: 00 PM)
- All other services are not made on the written form
- Tips & gratuities
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