Indo 20: CanCau Saturday Market and BacHa Sunday Market (3 Days – 4 Nights)

Day 1: Hanoi – LaoCai
Transfer from hotel 8:00 PM to train station for the night train to LaoCai at 9:00 PM.

Day 2: CanCau market (Saturday)
Arrive in LaoCai at 6:00 AM pick up and transfer to SaPa. Check in hotel. Breakfast, Transfer to CanCau market – 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. Enjoy seeing boys and girls in colourful costumes – different colors of the mountains. They attend the market in the hope of finding “the other halves of their lives” and exchange everything among different ethnic peoples thru cups of wine sold in the market. Say goodbye to the market and transfer to BacHa. Visit a village of the Flower H’mong on the way and Check in hotel in BacHa. Free time to explore the town on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 3: BacHa Market – SaPa (Sunday)
Breakfast, short walk to BacHa market. Enjoy BacHa 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. Talk to the minorities thru 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 (BanPho village). Then drive back to SaPa. On the way back, stop to see the Vietnamese and Chinese Harbor Mouth in LaoCai. Overnight in SaPa. (B,L,D)
Day 4: SaPa – Hanoi
After breakfast, check out and then get downhill by jeep to the valley then walk for 2 villages of the Black H’mong and the Dzay people. Lunch at a Dzay family. Drive back to SaPa. Time at leisure until pick you up to LaoCai Station for the night train back to Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi. Free time until transfer to hotel or to airport for departure.

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