Bac Ha Market is in Bac Ha District and belongs to Lao Cai Province, 80km from Sapa town and over 1 hour by car. Bac Ha is one of the biggest Market on Sapa and open on Sunday only. It’s not only the trading center but it’s also the place for couples, friends and relatives.
At this market every thing on sales: Pig, dog, cat, houres… so it make this market hotter on Sunday. Can Cau Market is a small, but very colourful market, set in the mountains near the Chinese border. The Flower Hmong minority is the most common here, and their colourful dresses makes is a beautiful sight.
FIRST NIGHT (Thursday): Ha Noi – Lao Cai. At 8:00 pm, Our guide picks you up from hotel and transfers to Tran Quy Cap train station. 9:00 pm. Train departs and sleep the nights on train. Travel time approx 9 hours.
Day 1 (Friday): Lao Cai station – Sapa – Soft Trek to Cat Cat village (B,L,D)
Arrive at Lao Cai train station at about 6.30, 2.5hrs bus trip 40km to Sapa. Free time to visit Sapa town. In the afternoon, 2hrs trekking 5km to visit Cat Cat Village, home of Black Homong hill tribe. Meeting & Talking with locals to learn more about their daily life. Overnight at a hotel in Sapa.
Day 2: Sapa – Can Cau – Bac Ha (B,L,D)
Start early in the morning at 6am, driving to Can Cau market, which passing Bac Ha Town. The road between Bac Ha and Can Cau is hilly but very beautiful. The products at the market are interesting, and many different groups of ethic minority people represent make the market an unforgettable experience. Back to Bac Ha for lunch. Check-in at a hotel in Bac Ha. After a rest, trekking about 5 km of mountain path to Ban Pho Village – home of Flower H’Mong people, get in touch and witness their traditional life style, habit and customs. Overnight in the hotel in Bac Ha.
Day 3: Bac Ha – Lao Cai (B,L,D)
After breakfast, take a car to Si Ma Cai Market – join in Si Ma Cai hill-tribe market and discover the daily life of Flower H’Mong, Red Dzao people. Back to Bac Ha Town, free time to visit Bac Ha Sunday Market before lunch time. Drive back to Lao Cai City. Dinner in Lao Cai and take a night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train back to Hanoi.
LAST NIGHT: Arrival Tran Quy Cap train station in Hanoi around 5.00am, our guide picks you up and transfer to your hotel.
- Meals as mentioned (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Transport as tour program.
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Your private expenses
Note: Good trekking shoes, light raincoats, jackets, insect repellent and suncream
Addon return train ticket – price in USD