Can Cau is a small Saturday market near the Chinese border. It is very beautiful with colorful ethnic minorities’ costumes. Here you can meet several minorities such as Flower H’Mong and Black Dao, and Nung minorities. The market offers a variety of local products that cannot be found in other areas, as well as Chinese goods.

Full Itinerary
Night 01: Hanoi – Lao Cai (Train)
We will catch the overnight train soft sleeper with AC to Lao Cai. The train leaves at 22.00 from Hanoi railway station.

Day 01: Lao Cai – Can Cau – Sapa (L)
The train arrives at the Lao Cai train station at approximately 06:00, having breakfast then 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 Sapa town, you will check in hotel.
Overnight in Sapa.

Day 02: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa – Lao Cai – Night train to Hanoi (B, L)
Breakfast in the hotel we then, embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hills tribe villages Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black H’mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Once on the valley floor you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages. Return to Sapa and then to Lao Cai railway station by car. The guide sees you off there and takes you on the train.

Day 03: Lao Cai – Hanoi
Arrival Hanoi in the early morning, Back to your hotel by yourself. End of all the services.

Class Prices quoted in US$ nett per person
2 Pax 3 – 4 Pax 5 – 6 Pax 7 – 8 Pax 9 – 10 Pax Single Sup.
Cost/Pax Please contact us for details

Trip includes

  • English speaking guide
  • Transfer and transportation in Hanoi and Sapa
  • Return train from/to Hanoi
  • Meals indicated in itinerary (2 Breakfast, 2 Lunches)
  • Entrance fees & permits
  • Water on day trek (01 water of water/day)

Trip excludes

  • Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Personal expenses: Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills
  • Tips and gratuities

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