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Sapa trekking & market tour

Lao Cai - Can Cau Market - Sapa - Y Linh Ho Village - Lao Chai Village - Ta Van Village - Cat Cat - Sin Chai
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Overview

Overview

This 3 day Sapa market tour combine Sapa with Can Cau Saturday market. You will visit Sapa Market and take in its breathtaking scenery as well as its myriad intriguing villages, such as Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, and Tavan… There, you will get the opportunity to learn more about the daily life of local minorities and go to the hilly regions. You can shop for ethnic specialties only at local Can Cau market to bring back to your family or friends. In rural Vietnam, you can only anticipate good things. Therefore, do not wait any longer and go with us right now on this trip!

Highlights

  • Enjoy local atmosphere at Can Cau Market – one of best ethic market in Vietnam
  • Trek for 10 miles to see the well-known ethnic communities of Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, and Ta Van in Sapa
  • Discover Sapa, a town renowned for its spectacular mountain vistas and mild environment
  • Spend the night with local people to see their culture

Tour Itinerary

Early departure from Lao Cai train station on Saturday morning. Breakfast at local restaurant. Transfer by road 122km to Can Cau via Lao Cai city and Bac Ha Town. The road is good but having many sharp bend with a long descend and a long ascend which takes about 3 hours including one or two breaks along the way.

Sapa Market Tour
Can Cau Market

Arrive to the market place at about 9 am. Spend two hours joining 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 for shopping and socializing. The right location of the market place also offers photo-hunters ideal opportunity for taking photos, not only of peoples in colorful traditional costumes but also breathtaking landscapes of the perfect surrounding. Leaving the market almost at noon, drirve 20 km back to Bac Ha town for lunch break.

Sapa Market Tour
Can Cau Market

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 drive to hotel in Sapa in the late afternoon.

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Pickup in Sapa Town for few minutes before starting 6km of walking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong.

Sapa Market Tour
Sapa Trekking

A 2 km-trekking down to Lao Chai village, through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people. On the way, we would have chance to learn about the local agriculture producing customs and daily lifestyle.
We have lunch at a local family, offering you a worth chance to learn about the local house architecture, which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. We will then get back to Sapa by jeep or motorbike.

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Pickup at the hotel in the morning. We start a walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam.

Sapa Market Tour
Sapa Town

We enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and trek for 6 km to Sin Chai village, which is located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way back to Sapa. Free time to explore Sapa. Trip ends.

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch

Accommodation: n/a

Important Note*

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

Price & Inclusion

Hotel category Private Tour
(US$/person)
2 – 3 pax 4-6 pax
3* hotels US$175 US$168
4* hotels US$189 US$178
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Booking Policy

Price Includes

  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 1 night at your selected hotel
  • All transport as per itinerary
  • Local English speaking guide
  • All entrance tickets to indicated sites
  • Overnights in selected hotels or similar

Price excludes

  • EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Transfer by bus/train Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and bottled water in Vietnam
  • Transfers from/to Sapa pre/after the tour

Cancellation Policy

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the total package tour
  • Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged

Children Policy

  • 50% discount for child under 4 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying in same room with parents
  • 75% charged for child from 4-10 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying on extra bed
  • The above children rates are applicable for booking made with 2 adults and a maximum of 2 children occupancy in a room.
  • Child age of 11 years up is subject to adult rate

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