Can Cau, Bac Ha and their surrounding villages combine with home stay is special design for particular traveler who would like to avoid touristy activities. Witnessing the amazing and colorful markets, trekking through beautiful rice terraced fields, enjoying green beauty landscape and so fresh environment of natural reserve, then meeting smiling and warm-hearted minority people will be great experience.
Tour code: VSP09
Day1; Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
08:00 Pick up at the lobby of the hotel in Hanoi transfer to Hanoi Railways Station for the night train to Lao Cai
Day 2: Hanoi – Lao cai – Can Cau market- Ta Van Chu home stay village (7 km trekking, 2 hours trekking, 3 hour driving)
Arriving at Lao Cai train station in the early morning, you will be picked up by guide and driver. After having breakfast at the local restaurant, we transfer you to Can Cau market which is about 90km from Lao Cai by van. After 2.5 hours driving, you will arrive at colorful Can Cau Market which takes place only one time per week on Saturday, here is the great time for you to meet many different mountain tribes such as: Flower Hmong, Blue Hmong, Tay, Nung, La Hu as well as witness the mountain life of minorities people in the North of Vietnam through exchanging product activities. Lunch will be served before being transferred by Van to Lung Phinh then we will walk to Ta Van Chu village off the beaten track for about 7km. Along the way we will go to visit some native houses of Flower Hmong tribe to study their own culture, custom as well as tradition. Arriving at home stay in the late afternoon, you will have shower before having dinner and stay overnight here.
Day 3: Ta Van Chu – Bac Ha (Sunday market) (13 km trekking, 4 hour trekking)
Having breakfast at the home stay before heading out for 4 hours trek (13km) to Bac Ha market which is the most colorful market in Vietnam. After spending 2 hours looking through market, you will have lunch at the local restaurant. After that we will walk about 3 hours to Ban Pho village which is inhabited by Flower Hmong. In this village you can see how local people make clothe and corn wine. Keep walking another hour to Na hoi village to meet Nung people, overnight at the home stay in this village.
Day 4: Bac Ha – Thai Giang Pho – Trung Do – Lao Cai or Sapa (14 km trekking, 2 hour trekking)
Our tour starts at 9.am, walking around two hours to Thai Giang Pho village which is also a village of Flower Hmong tribe however you do not feel bored because of amazing landscape of rice terraced field along the way. Meeting driver at the end of village, we are transferred to Trung Do village by van, where you will enjoy a magical water buffalo cart ride while traveling through amazing countryside inhabited by the happy, friendly and hospitable Tay minority people. Walking to at the end of village, we will travel by boat along the Chay River to see Fairy cave and experience the picturesque and magnificent sights along the river. Meeting driver at the last boat station, we will be transferred both Sapa or Lao Cai train station at your request but will stop to see International Chinese border before going to Sapa or Lao Cai
Tour price in USD per person
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Tour price include:
• Picks up, transfer & sighseeing as per program by A/C private car or minibus
• English speaking guide
• Entranced fees and permission
• Home stay
• Train tickets from Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (soft sleeper with air-condition)
Tour price excludes:
• Travel insurance
• Other personal expenses
What to take:
Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, hiking shoes and small day pack.
It is essential to bring your passort on this trip. We also recommend packing: personal articles, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat, sun hat…