CAN CAU AND BAC HA MARKET 2D TOUR

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CAN CAU MARKET – Simacai Town – Lao Cai Province
Can Cau is a busy market which is held every Saturday. Located just below the Chinese border, it is a colourful, vibrant market where you will encounter minority peoples such as the Flower H'mong (Red H'mong), Nung, Phu La and even Chinese people from across the border.  All kinds of goods are traded here, from fabrics to various types of livestock to the powerful local corn wine. As you would expect, the market starts early (around 7.30am) and closes in the early afternoon so you will want to make an early start to get the most out of the experience.

BAC HA MARKET – Bac Ha Town – Lao Cai Province
Bac Ha Market is held every Sunday and is the biggest minority peoples market in Northwest Vietnam. Alive with the bright colours and extravagant costumes of the local people, here you will meet Flower H'mong (Red H'mong), Black Dao, Tay, Nung, La Chi, Phu La and other minority groups who come from far and wide to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and livestock, to exchange news and to renew friendships.In the past the market was a centre for trading horses but now that motorbikes have replaced them it is more common to see buffalo, cows, goats, fish and other livestock being traded. The market opens at around 7.30am and closes mid-afternoon, so an early start is advisable.
DETAIL ITINERARY:

Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai Overnight Train
8pm you will be met by our travel expert to fulfill the pack list and escorted to Hanoi railway station by our staff. Boarding the train, Finnegans prefer to take you to your cabin before saying good bye.

 Inclusion: Train ticket (4 Soft sleeper A/C wooden cabin - sharing cabin), transfer

Day 1: (Saturday): CanCau - BacHa:
Picked up at Laocai Train Station to transfer to CanCau market. It takes more than 2 hours to get to CanCau - 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 
other halves of their life 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 and have lunch there.Say goodbye to the market and transfer to BacHa.
On the way, spend time visiting a village of the Flower H’mong  and then check in hotel in BacHa. Free to explore the town and have dinner in BacHa.

Night 2: hotel
Inclusion: Transfer, private guide, full-day meals (B, L, D),  hotel, entrance fee

Day 2: (Sunday) Visit BacHa market - Lao Cai station,
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 BacHa people 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 interpretation. Leave the market for the Hmong King 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 (BanPho village) Say good bye to BacHa and get back to Lao Cai. On the way back, drop in to see the Vietnamese and Chinese border in LaoCai. Then go straight to train station
( You can return to Sapa and have more trek there. Please contact us if you would like to have longer trip).
Night 3: train
Inclusion: Train ticket (4 Soft sleeper A/C wooden cabin - sharing cabin), transfer, all meals
DAY 3: HANOI ARRIVAL
8pm boarding the train, after 8 hours we arrive at Tran Quy Cap railway station in Hanoi. End service.

Inclusion: Transfer, breakfast, shower.

Important Notes:
PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

This tour is a private tour for group have 2 people. If your group has more or less people.  Please contact us for more information for the price

Warning: There is some cheating at Lao Cai train station that some guys try to see your travel voucher, then they say, they are looking for you, invite you to the bus, then force you to pay at $30 for a seat on the bus to Sapa. So please do not pay for any body here, and be aware of this problem.

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