Can Cau Market Tour

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Duration: 3 Days
Trip Code: ORG_SPCCO3

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This Can Cau market tour will show you how is a community cultural space. Because that is always expected of ethnic minorities. Immerse yourself in the busy people, you will have the opportunity to admire the extremely gorgeous brocade dresses like giant flower butterflies. Or buy your loved ones friends bags woven with the skillful hands of the local people here. Visiting Can Cau market, You will have chance to learn more about the fair of highland people in Lao Cai.


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Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Saturday: Lao Cai - Can Cau Market - Sa Pa. O/N In Sapa (BLD)

Night 1 Friday night: Escorted by Origin Vietnam’s driver to train station to take night train to Lao Cai

Morning activities

You will be welcome from Lao Cai station by our local tour guide with your welcome sign. Then we take a short walk to restaurant for breakfast. After breakfast at Lao Cai you will take a 2:30 hours drive to Can Cau market. Your journey will take you through the mountainous border between Vietnam and China. It’s situated 20km from Bac Ha, Can Cau market is a small but very colorful market. Opening only on Saturdays, it always delivers a very photogenic display of Flower Hmong , Nung and Phu La ethnic costumes. After spending the morning exploring the market, you will leave for Bac Ha town where you will have lunch.

Afternoon activities

After enjoy lunch from Bac Ha you drive downhill (1/2 hour) to start a short walk to Trung Do Village which belongs to the Tay minority. You have the opportunity to visit a traditional Tay house.We then travel by boat through amazing countryside to Bao Nhai Village. Transfer to Sa Pa. Overnight in Sapa

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Day 2: Sunday: Sa Pa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai. O/n At Homestay In Giang Ta Chai (BLD)

Morning activities

After breakfast at the hotel we depart from Sa Pa town by car to Lao Chai village, following the road down the hill. Views of the Muong Hoa valley and magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields can be seen from this road. Along the road, people from many ethnic groups (H’mong, Zay, and Red Dao) are likely to be met. Also there are stalls along the way that serve tea, fruits…. Soon after turning off the main road and taking a local path. We will arrive in the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the villagers. After that, we walk from Lao Chai to Ta Van village, where the Zay hill tribes live. Here you take a rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your local guide in a local house.

Afternoon activities

After lunch you trek up and downhill. Specially you will trek through bamboo forest then relax beside the waterfall. It’s the best way to explore the Red Dao village of Giang Ta Chai, where you will also have the chance to see their daily life activities. In the afternoon the car will pick you up for the return to Sa Pa. Spend other night in Sa Pa.

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Day 3: Monday: Sa Pa - Suoi Ho- Ma Tra - Ta Phin - Night Train Back Hanoi (BLD)

Morning activities

After enjoy breakfast at the hotel we will check out hotel and leave Sa Pa, trekking to Suoi Ho village to see tea plantations and cardamom gardens. Follow the buffalo trails to visit the hospitable villages of the Black Hmong minority people in Ma Tra. After passing a school and scenic views enroute, a picnic lunch will be served.

Afternoon activities

After lunch we continue our trek to Ta Phin village to visit Red Dao people and handicraft shops. In the afternoon we will reach the road where your driver is waiting to transport you back to Lao Cai station to catch the night train back to Ha Noi.

Our trip will be arrive Hanoi around 5:30 AM on Friday. Your Can Cau Market tour 3 days end at Hanoi train station Hope you enjoy the trip very much. Wishing serve you again in the future. Happy Travel!



  • PRIVATE door to door transport (new vehicle) with air-conditioned
  • Return night train ticket (4 berth soft sleeper – shared)
  • Experience English speaking guide
  • Meals as mentioned above (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Hotels – well selection accommodation at 3* hotel with daily breakfast
  • Homestay (Note: Stilt house for homestay is standard, it is a share with has the curtain to separate each mattress, share bathroom together. However, it is clean and safe for stay)
  • Entrance fees
  • Mineral water daily 2 bottle 500ml/per day
  • Permission
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
  • Bank fees if payment by credit card
  • Gov tax and service charge
  • No extra charge after final confirmation


  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle
  • Other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, soft & hard drinks
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Tips are welcomed!
  • Travel Insurance
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