Can Cau market Bac Ha market Bac Ha market Ban Pho Village Ban Pho Village Hoang A Tuong's Castle Hoang A Tuong's Castle

Day 1: (Friday) Ha Noi – Lao Cai

20: 00 pm – Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Hanoi railway station for boarding the Express Train to Laocai. Overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper wooden cabin. (4 pax/cabin or 2 pax/cabin on request.)

Day 2: (Saturday) Arrival at Lao Cai – Can Cau market – Bac Ha

6 : 00 am – Arrive at Lao Cai train station. Welcome by your local guide and driver. Have breakfast at restaurant before transfering to CanCau market. It takes over 2 hours to get to Can Cau, a small market situated in a valley surrounded by mountains. The market epitomizes the cultural values of the minorities in remote mountainous areas in Vietnam. Enjoy seeing boys and girls dressed in colorful costumes representing the various colors of the mountains. They attend the market in the hope of finding “the other half of their lifestyle”. It is also an opportunity for them to chat and bargain with people from different ethnic groups over a cup of wine. On the way to Bac Ha, visit a village of the Flower H’mong and then check into your hotel in Bac Ha. Free to explore the town. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Bac Ha. ( Sao Mai or Thien Thanh hotel – the best in town)

Day 3: (Sunday) Visit Bac Ha market – Sapa

Breakfast at the hotel. Take a walk to Bac Ha market, a big market crowded with people from many different hill-tribes. This is the most colorful market in North Vietnam. Here, you have chance to enjoy the BacHa people’s simple but unique kinds of food with special wines made from rice, cassavas, corn and different sorts of fruits such as plums, apples and peaches. Talk to the locals using the guide as your interpreter. Leave the market for the H’mong King’s house (King Hoang A Tuong) built by the French colonists. Return to the town for lunch. In the afternoon, visit Ban Pho village. On the way back to Sapa, drop in to see the Vietnamese and Harbour Mouth in LaoCai. Reach Sapa late in the afternoon. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Sapa.

Day 4: ( Monday ) Sapa – Lao cai – Ha Noi

Breakfast at the hotel. Travel downhill by jeep to the valley, then walk through 3 villages of the Black H’mong and the Dzay people. Lunch with a Dzay family. Return to Sapa and have dinner a local restaurant. Then take the jeep to Laocai station for the night train to Hanoi. Overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper wooden cabin. End of services.Finish your Can Cau market and Bac Ha market tour.

Grade tour Price per person in US$ Single
2 pax 3 – 4 pax 5 – 7 pax 8 – 10 pax
First Class*** $405 $354 $315 $307 $41 
Superior**** $424 $372 $334 $326 $55 
Deluxe ***** $480 $428 $390 $382 $98 
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$)

Tour price includes :

  • Pick ups, transfer & sightseeing as per program by A/c private Russian jeep or minibus
  • Full meals as per the tour program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Accommodation at Sao Mai Bac Ha hotel
  • Train tickets: Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi (soft sleeper with air-conditioning)

Tour price excludes :

  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expense

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