Tour route & transport: Sapa – Can Cau Market – Sapa by Private Vehicle
Tour code & style: VD 06 – Private Market Tour
This is a unique market taken place only on Saturdays. Can Cau is a small but very colorful market. Here you can meet several ethnic minorities such as the Flower H’mong, Nung, Phu La as well as the Chinese people. The trip offers you a boat ride along Chay River and a short walk to Trung Do village of Tay minority.
After having breakfast, you will travel by car to Bac Ha, which is 70 kms Southeast of Lao Cai. The ride is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai, where you will be taken through rural areas.
Situated in the mountains in border area 20 kms 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 H’mong, Nung, Phu La ethnic costumes. The Chinese people also come for trading.
After spending the whole morning exploring the market, you will leave the market for Bac Ha town where you will have lunch 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 which belongs to the Tay minority. Here you can visit a traditional Tay house before getting on a motor-boat. You will have a cruise upstream Chay River to experience the picturesque scenes on the river banks. You will then cruise downstream to the Bao Nhai Bridge, where you get on the car for the journey back to Sapa.(B,-,-)
Approx: 6 hours driving/ 1 hours boat cruise/ 2 hour walking & sighseeing.
Private air-conditioned vehicle, tour guide, lunch, seasonal fruit, drinking water & wet tissue.
Tips & beverage, personal expense, insurance, other services not mentioned above.
No of travelers: 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-8 pax 9 pax up
Price / per person: $72 $54 $41 $35