Can Cau & Bac Ha market tour 2 days

Tour routes: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Can Cau – Bac Ha – Lao Cai
Duration: 2 days 3 nights
Tour class: private tour only
Price: $185


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.
BacHa 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.


can cau marketNight 1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai

Pick up at the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter transfer to Hanoi railway station for night train to Lao Cai.
Overnight on the train with soft-sleeper & air-conditioned cabin of 4 berths.

Day 1: (Saturday): CanCau – BacHa (B, L, D)

Picked up at Laocai Train Station to transfer to CanCau market. You have a breakfast on half way. 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 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 and have lunch there.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. And have dinner and overnight in BacHa town.

Bac Ha marketDay 2: (Sunday) Visit BacHa market – Lao Cai station (B, L, D)

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 BacHa 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 border in LaoCai. Reach Sapa late in the afternoon or back to Station for the train to Ha Noi.

 Day 3: Hanoi arrival

Arrive in Hanoi around 05.00 am. Tour finishes.




TOUR CLASS PRIVATE TOUR (Price/pax in US Dollars)
1 Pax 2 Pax 3 – 4 Pax 5 – 6 Pax Single
Superior (2*) 299  232 205   185 25
Deluxe (3*) 334 262 228  200 40
Child under 4 years old Free of charge
Child from 5 – 9 years old 75% – 01 child share the room and meals with 02 adults



Tour included:

Return train tickets Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi
Food (All meals on the tour)
English or French speaking guide (Surchage for French speaking guide $.10/day)
Entrance fees
Accommodation hotel or local house
Bus return tickets Lao Cai – Sapa
Car as the program

Tour excluded:

Phone calls
Other private expenses