Enjoy the peaceful life of six different minority people (Flower Hmong, Black Dzao, Tay, Dzay, Phu La, Nung) – The market is the chance for the minorities to meet and share joy and sorrows after the crops, to exchange one another,s experience…
Tour code: VSP08
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: Lao Cai – Can Cau market (Saturday) – Bac Ha town ( 3 hours driving)
Arriving at Lao Cai train station around 5 am in the morning, you are welcomed by guide and driver, having breakfast at the local restaurant before being driven to Can Cau Market which is about 90km from Lao Cai. Your journey will take you through mountainous border area between Vietnam and China. Can Cau is a small but very colorful market where you can meet Flower Hmong, Nung, Tay, Phu La mountain tribes. Taking place only on Saturday, it always delivers a very photogenic display of ethnic costume. After spending about 2 hours to explore the market, you are driven back Bac Ha town to check in your hotel, have lunch and relax before having a short walk about 5km to visit Ban Pho village which is the home to Flower Hmong, here you can see how the tribe people make rice and corn wine as well as clothes. Coming back hotel by car, you have dinner at the local restaurant before watching local performance for 1 hour. Overnight at hotel in Bac Ha.
Day 3: Bac Ha market (Sunday) – Trung Do village – Lao Cai (4km trekking, 2 hour driving)
Having buffet breakfast at the hotel before you spend 2 hour walking around the most colorful market in Vietnam where you can see how the tribe people exchange the local products. Having lunch at the local restaurant and then we walk about 1km to visit the Hmong King Palace which was built more than 100 year ago. Our driver will pick us up here and transfer to Trung Do village to meet the Tay tribe who is considered the most intelligent tribe in Vietnam. Walking about 3 km along the village and coming into some native houses to study their own culture and custom, we will get the boat at the end of village to travel along Chay River to experience the picturesque landscape and magnificent sights along the river. After the boat trip, we will go to see international Vietnam – China border by car before being transferred to Lao Cai for your night train to Hanoi.
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
• Train tickets from Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (soft sleeper with air-condition)
• Boat trip on Chay River
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….