In this trip we have chance to visit Can Cau market on Saturday only. Can Cau Market is a small, but very colourful market, set in the mountains near the Chinese border. BacHa is the biggest market in Sapa and open on Sunday only. The Sunday market in Bac Ha is where you’ll want to stock up on water buffalo, pigs and horses. You will explore traditional market of the local tribal peoples including Flower H’mong, Black Zao, Phu La and Tay for the festive market activities where peoples in their best traditional costume gather every Saturday and Sunday for shopping and socializing. Explore this prospreous valley of Tay
Day 1: (Saturday): Can Cau – BacHa
Picked up at Laocai Train Station to transfer to Can Cau market. It takes more than 2 hours to get to Can Cau – a small market situated in a valley surrounded by mountains and only 7 km from China. The market deeply shows the typical cultural features of the minorities in remote mountainous areas in Vietnam. Further more, you can enjoy seeing boys and girls in colourful costumes – different colours of the mountains. They attend the market in the hope of finding “the other halves of their life” and this is also the time for them to chat, to exchange everything among different ethnic peoples through cups of wine sold in the market and have lunch there.Say goodbye to the market and transfer to BacHa. On the way, spend time visiting a village of the Flower H’mong and then check in hotel in BacHa. Free to explore the town. and have dinner in BacHa.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bac Ha
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner.
Day 2: (Sunday) Bac Ha Market – Sapa Town or Lao Cai Station.
Visit one village and an old building called The H’mong king’s house. Breakfast and the beginning of the day on which you visit a big market filled with many different hill-tribe peoples. This is the most colourful market in North Vietnam. At the market, you have chance to enjoy BacHa people’s simple but unique kinds of food with special wines made from rice, cassavas, corn and different sorts of fruits such as plumps, apples, peaches… talking to the minorities through the guide’s interpretation. Leave the market for the H’mong King’s house (King Hoang A Tuong) built by the French colonists and the Chinese in 1920. Return the town for lunch. In the afternoon, spend time visiting another village (BanPho village) Say good bye to BacHa and get back to Sapa. On the way back, drop in to see the Vietnamese and Chinese border in LaoCai. Reach Sapa late in the afternoon or back to Station for the train to Ha Noi, Check in hotel in Sapa.
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