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Sapa 2 Markets 3 Days/ 4 Nights

Sapa Market
Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Can Cau - Bac Ha - Trung Do - Chay River - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Lao Cai - Hanoi
Rate: from $235 - $490

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. Bac Ha 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.

Full Itinerary

Night 1 - Thursday: Hanoi - Lao Cai

Our car will pick you up at your hotel and then transfer to Hanoi Train Station to get the night train to Lao Cai station. Overnight on train.

Day 1: Can Cau - Bac Ha (B, L, D)

Picked up at Lao Cai 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 lifves” 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. Say goodbye to the market and transfer to Bac Ha. On the way, spend time visiting a village of the Flower H’mong and then check in hotel in Bac Ha. Free to explore the town. Lunch in Can Cau or in Bac Ha and dinner in Bac Ha.

Day 2: Bac Ha - Trung Do - Chay River - Sapa (B, L, D)

A walk to Bac Ha market. 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 Bac Ha 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 (Ban Pho village). Say goodbye to Bac Ha and get back to Trung Do village, visit the Tay then get on boat along Chay river. Get off boat for jeep at Bao Nhai then continue to Sapa. On the way back, drop in to see the Vietnamese and Chinese Harbour Mouth in Lao Cai. Reach Sapa late in the afternoon. Check in hotel in Sapa.

Day 3: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Lao Cai (B, L, D)

Breakfast, check out hotel at 10: 00 AM. Get downhill to the valley for 3 villages of the Black H’mong, the Dzay & Red Dzao people. Lunch at a Dzay family. Get up to the road for a car back to Sapa. Then take shuttle bus to Lao Cai Station for the night train to Hanoi. Dinner at Lao Cai Station. Overnight on the train.

Day 4: Hanoi - Arrival

Getting back to Hanoi at early morning. Take a taxi to come your hotel by yourself. End of services.

Tour Rates

Prices quoted in US$ nett per person
Class 2 Pax 3 - 5 Pax 6 - 8 Pax Single Supplement
2 Star 315 275 235 25
3 Star 390 370 350 45
4 Star 490 470 450 80
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  • Private tour
  • Accommodation (double or twin sharing) in places as indicated in program
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
  • All transportation as indicated in program
  • All guided sightseeing fees as per itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide at places as indicated in program
  • Train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi (4 berth cabin, A/C)


  • Visa fee to Vietnam
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
  • Other meals, drinks and personal expenses
  • Late check out & early check in for all accommodation at the places (Normaly check in: at 14: 00 PM and check out at 12: 00 PM)
  • All other services are not made on the written form
  • Tips & gratuities

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