Colourful Sapa Market Tours

In mountainous area like Sapa,local ethnics live in remote villages which are quite far from each other.Weekly markets are meeting points for them to exchange goods, cultures; to have fun meeting new friends;and to find their lovers as well.The impression you could get is the lively markets reflected by different colourful dresses of many local tribes coming here.Sapa Market Tours offers us beautiful views over the valleys, small villages of the local ethnic minorities and colourful markets that take place only one time in a week such as: Can Cau, Cao Son and Bac Ha market. Take the chance and enjoy it
From: Call 3 days/4 nights
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The general view of Colorful Sapa Market Tours 3days/4 night by train

Famous for its cool & pleasant climate,its magnificent landscapes and rich cultural values of ethnic groups, Sapa has become a must-see attraction in the north of Vietnam for both local and international visitors.Your trip to Sapa will a journey of great value & memory if you connect your Sapa trekking tours,homestay activities with special visit to certain colourful markets of ethnic minorities in Lao Cai, typically Bac Ha market (the biggest and the most colorful one in the region), Muong Khuong market,Muong Hum market on Sunday, Coc Ly market on Tuesday, Cao Son market on Wednesday, Can Cau market on Saturday. On this colorful Sapa market tour 3days, we try to offer you that valueable experience with a visit to two markets : Can Cau market on Sarturday & Bac Ha Market on Sunday ; various trekking routes in Lao Cai to Ban Pho village of Flower H'mong & to Trung Do village of Tay ethnic, in Sapa to Lao Chai village of Black H'mong & Ta Van vilage of Zay group, thus you will have great sense of different cultures & customs between ethnic groups, magnificent landscapes of Sapa and Lao Cai.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Lao Cai - Can Cau – Bac Ha Market – Bac Ha – Trung Do - Sapa – Lao Chai Ta Van - Lao Cai – Hanoi
Starts: Hanoi (pick up from the hotel in evening)
Ends: Hanoi
Tour Level: Easy adventure
Group Size: Private only - 2 persons minimum and above
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Hanoi – Night train to Sapa
Day 02: Lao cai – Can Cau – Bac Ha Market
Day 03: Bac Ha – Trung Do - Sapa
Day 04: Sapa – Lao Chai Ta Van – Night train to Hanoi
Day 05: Hanoi

The detailed itinerary of Sapa Colourful Market Tours 3 days/4 nights

Day 01: Hanoi – Lao Cai (Night train)

Our tour will be started at 20:25 at the lobby of the hotel. Our guide will pick you up and transfer to the Hanoi Railway station for the overnight to Sapa.

Day 02: (Saturday): Arrive Lao Cai – Can Cau – Bac Ha ( L, D)

You will be met by local guide and driver upon your arrival at Lao Cai station then transferred to a local restaurant for breakfast (optional). Then start our drive to Can Cau market. The road is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai Bridge. After crossing the bridge, we begin our journey uphill offering beautiful views over the valleys. Situated 20 km from Bac Ha, Can Cau is a small, but very colorful market. Opening only on Saturdays, it always delivers a very photogenic display of Flower Hmong, Black Zao, Phu La ethnic costumes. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, you will leave the market for Bac Ha town for lunch. In the afternoon, you will take a walk to Ban Pho, a small village of Nung and Flower Hmong. The villagers grow vegetables and fruit trees. One of the most famous fruit of the area is plum. Visit a local house and taste a cup of corn wine, another famous product of the village. Then go back to hotel in Bac Ha.

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Day 03: (Sunday): Bac Ha market – Trung Do – boat trip on Chay river - Sapa (B, L)

After breakfast, we take a short walk to visit the old castle of the former Hmong King. Then continue to visit Bac Ha market, the biggest sunday market in the area. Every Sunday, the different and colorful ethnic minority come all here to sell their homemade products or buy something for the family. They are Hmong, Phu La, Back Dzao, Tay or Nung minorities. Some of these ethnic minorities can’t be met in any other areas. Your lunch will be provided in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we drive downhill towards Lao Cai for about half an hour. We stop on the way (before reaching Lao Cai) to take a short walk to Trung Do village inhabited by Tay people. Tay villages are always set up at the foot of a mountain or along a stream and are named after a mountain, a field, or a river. Each village contains about 15-20 households. A large village is divided into many small hamlets. The houses are built on stilts or level with the ground. Stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea before taking a boat cruise upstream the Chay River. The scenery is very beautiful on both sides of the river. The boat trip will end at Bao Nhai Bridge where your vehicle will be waiting for you for the journey back to Sapa. Overnight in Sapa.

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Day 04: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – 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. Overnight on train.

Day 05: Arrive Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi very early in the morning, free time. End of all the services here.

Market Optional: ( you can choose one of the below market as below)
Coc Ly Market
 (Available on Tuesday only)
Cao Son Market 
(Available on Wednesday only)
Lung Khau Nhin Market ( Available on Thursday only)
Can Cau Market
 (Available on Saturday only)
Muong Hum Market
 (Available on Sunday only)
Muong Khuong Market
 (Available on Sunday only)

Price: Call.
Single supplement: usd.

What is included?

  • English speaking guide in Sapa only
  • Transfer and transportation in Hanoi and Sapa
  • All entrance fees and permits
  • Hotel accommodation base on twin sharing room
  • Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (Soft sleeper)
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D – Dinner
  • Water (01water of water/day)Boat on Chay River

What is excluded?

  • Tour guide in Hanoi.
  • Personal Pocket Money
  • Soft drink (beer, coca cola…)
  • Travel Insurance
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