Can Cau - Bac Ha - Sapa
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Can Cau - Bac Ha - Sapa

Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
Prices: $168
Start: Friday from Hanoi, Vietnam
End: Hanoi, Vietnam
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Can Cau - Bac Ha - Sapa Tour could be tailored to fit your travel preferences

Can Cau - Bac Ha - Sapa Tour offers lots of opportunities to take pictures and a great flexibility to travelers when you love to see the breath-taking landscapes, meet local people on the way, indulge into colorful markets in Can Cau (Saturday morning) and in Bac Ha (Sunday morning).


  • Meeting minority ethnic groups at weekly markets Can Cau and Bac Ha
  • Wonder the scenic terraced rice fields in Sapa and Bac Ha districts
  • Immerse into ethnic culture and tradition whilst talking to them at their home

Day 1: Hanoi - Sapa
Day 2: Lao Cai - Can Cau Market - Bac Ha
Day 3: Bac Ha Market - Sapa
Day 4: Sapa - Trekking - Meeting ethnic minorities - Lao Cai - Hanoi

Immerge yourselves into local daily life of ethnic minorities in Can Cau, Bac Ha, Sapa. Come to meet and explore the charm of Sapa Tour

Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa (-/-/-)
08:30 PM Meet our local tour guide at the lobby of your hotel in Hanoi.
Transfer to Hanoi Railway Station to catch the night train toward Lao Cai. Overnight on train. (departure: 22h00 approximately)

Day 2: Lao Cai - Can Cau market - Bac Ha (B/L/-)
Early morning, arrival in Lao Cai Railway Station.Bac Ha market, Lao Cai
You will be welcome by our local guide and have a slight breakfast in Lao Cai.
Depart for Can Cau market, 90 km from Lao Cai. The journey by car takes you to Bac Ha first, then Can Cau (20 km from Bac Ha). 
Can Cau market opens every Saturday morning. The market is really stunning from 09:00 to 11:00AM, gathering minorities groups living in the surrounding villages. They come to Can Cau market to buy food and products for their daily needs. Can Cau market still remains less touristy than Bac Ha market. Can Cau market is located in the magnificient nature decor with mountains. You can find here the special trading activity: ethnic men buy and sell buffaloes. 
You have many opportunities to take wonderful pictures at Can Cau market.
Then, return to Bac Ha town. Check in at the hotel. Lunch will be served at local restaurant.

Afternoon: visit Hmong’s King palace in ancient house built with French architecture. Trekking around the villages here. Overnight in Bac Ha.

Day 3: Bac Ha - Lao Cai - Sapa (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel,Bac Ha market, Lao Cai
Today it'ss time to discover Bac Ha market, the biggest colorful market in Lao Cai province, held every Sunday morning. You can see the ethnic minorities go to the market on the back-horse or on foot. Bac Ha market is bustling from 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM. 

Afterwards, we leave Bac Ha market for Sapa via Lao Cai.
Lunch on the way.
Drive to the new city of Lao Cai to have a look at the border gate with China. Lao Cai was destroyed during the border conflicts between the two communist brothers in February 1979 which were brutal and atrocious to both sides. It was the most difficult period for Vietnam. Lao Cai was rebuilt since 2000 as a new city in the far north of the country.

Then climb up to Sapa tribe hill on the serpentiform road between terraced rice fields, corn and mountains. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Leisure time. Overnight in Sapa.

Day 4: Sapa - Lao Chai & Ta Van - Ta Phin – Hanoi (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel,Rice fields on terrace in Sapa
We start the day with a short trek to Lao Chai & Ta Van villages where we meet H’mong, Dzao, Dzay people. Drive back to Sapa for lunch.
Afternoon: Explore Ta Phin village with Black H’mong people.  
Then return to Lao Cai to take the night train for Hanoi. Overnight on train (departure time: 21h00)

Day 5: Hanoi - Departure (B/-/-)
Early arrive in Hanoi.
Meet our local guide at Hanoi Railway Station. Then visit Nhat Tan flowers' market. This is a wholesale market where you can have all kinds of flowers.
Back to Hanoi centre - Hoan Kiem Lake to withness the beginning of a busy day by local people: opening their stalls such as noodle soups, cakes, bread etc...You will meet elders practice Tai Chi lesson in Ly Thai To park or on the bank of Hoan Kiem Lake.
You have "Pho" for breakfast. Then drink a coffee as locals.
Leisure time until transfer to Hanoi Airport for your departure flight. Tour ends.

Note: It's interesting to see the guards take over at Hochiminh's Mausoleum in the early morning.


  • Accommodation in DOUBLE or TWIN room at selected hotels with daily breakfast
  • Return train tickets Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi on local train (cabin - 4 berth with AC)
  • Entrance fees and permits
  • Private transferby AC vehicle
  • Local ENGLISH Speaking Guides
  • Meals (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch; D: Dinner) as mentioned in program


  • Vietnam visa service and arrangement
  • International airfares & airport’s taxes to/from Vietnam
  • Tips, drinks, gratuities
  • Travel insurances of all kinds
  • Hotel in Hanoi
  • Other personal expenses...

Prices: from US$ 168/ person.
Please contact our Tour Managers to book Can Cau - Bac Ha - Sapa Tour today.


  1. Sao Mai Hotel DELUXE (**) in Bac Ha
  2. Sapa Highland Hotel DELUXE (****) in Sapa

Wonderful journey !
Get inside the daily life of minorities groups in Can Cau market, Bac Ha market, Sapa while wondering the magnificient scenery of terraced rice fields, houses on stilt.
Can Cau - Bac Ha - Sapa Tour features a great discovery to travelers who love the nature, see the scenic landscapes, immerge into local atmosphere.

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