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Minority Market Trips >> Can Cau Market and Bac Ha market

Can Cau Market and Bac Ha market

Itinerary:

Day1 (Saturday): Lao Cai - Bac Ha - Can Cau- Bac Ha (L, D)
After having breakfast, you will travel by car to Bac Ha, which is 70km Northeast of Lao Cai. The ride is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai, where you will be taken through rural are. Situated in the mountains in border area, 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, Nung, Phu La ethnic costumes. Chinese people also come for trading. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, you will leave market for Bac Ha town for lunch. In the afternoon, you will take a walk to Ban Pho village of Nung and Flower Hmong, which locates in a  small valley. The villagers grow vegetable and fruit tree. One of the most famous fruit of the area is plum. You will be able to visit a local house, where you might have chance to taste a cup of corn wine, other famous products of the village. You will go back to hotel late in the afternoon, and then have diner in a local restaurant.

Approx: 3 hours driving / 2 hours walking.

Day2: (Sunday): Bac Ha - Trung Do - - Boat trip to Chay river- Lao Cai( (L)
After having a morning coffee, you take a short walk to visit the old castle of the fomer Hmong King. From there you can have a over the town. You will then visit the huge market of Bac Ha with its colorful array of ethnic minority people such as Flower Hmong, Phu La , Black Dao, Tay, Nung who gather to buy and sell. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, your lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
After lunch, you drive downhill for about half an hour. You will then start a short walk to Trung Do village. This belongs to the Tay minority. Here you you can visit a traditional Tay house, before getting on a boat. You will have a cruise upstream to the Bao Nhai Bridge, where you get on the car for the journey back.

Approx: 3 hours driving/ 1hour walking/ 1.5 hours boat cruise.

Note: The trip is is based on the day of arrival/ departure of the night train to/ from Hanoi. Departure time from Sapa should be no later than 8:00

Inclusive:
- English or French speaking guide
- Transportation
- All indicated meals (B as Breakfast,; L as Lunch; D as Diner)
- All entrance fees

Exclusive:
- Personal Pocket Money
- Soft drink (Beer, Coca, Cola)
- Insurance
- Hotel/ Guest house
- All other services not indicated above


* Duration: 2 days

* Rates (quoted in $USD):

1 - 3 pax 4 - 6 pax 7 - 9 pax > 10 pax
00 00 00 00

Note: The trip is is based on the day of arrival/ departure of the night train to/ from Hanoi. Departure time from Sapa should be no later than 8:00












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