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Sapa Can Cau Market tour 3 days

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Sapa Can Cau Market tour 3 days Destination: Hanoi , Sapa

Duration:3 days/ 2 nights

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Highlights tour:

+ Lao Cai provice: Lao Cai, the end of the line so to speak, is right on the Vietnam–China border. The town was razed in the Chinese invasion of 1979, so most of the buildings are new. The border crossing here slammed shut during the 1979 war and only reopened in 1993.

+ Sapa town: Well, Sapa brings in peace in a fine, rugged scenery and cultural diversity… a very sweet time for us!” remarked a young couple after their honeymoon in Sa Pa.

+ Ta Van village: Ta Van is a small village set within a picturesque valley not far from the northern Vietnamese mountain resort of Sa Pa. The area is renowned for its colourful ethnic minorities, and Ta Van is home to two such groups. A stay with one of the farmer families here will give you a close-up experience of the life-style and culture typical of the area.

Can Cau Saturday Market : Can Cau Market is a small, but very colourful market, set in the mountains near the Chinese border. The Flower Hmong minority is the most common here, and their colourful dresses makes is a beautiful sight.

Draft itinerary:

Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai  by night train
Day 1:  Lao Cai – Sapa, trek to Ta Van village (B,L,D)
Day 2: Ta van – Giang Ta chai – Sa pa  ( B)
Day 3: Sapa to Can Cau Saturday market and Lao Cai station ( B, L)

Operation : Daily departure

Duration : 3 days / 2 nights

Tour route : Hanoi - Sapa - Coc Ly Market - Lao Cai - Hanoi

Brief description : Easy trekking, soft adventure, private tour, 2 nights on train, 1 hotel night in Sapa town, 1 night in Ta Van village with Dzay people and Can Cau colorful tribal market.

Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai by night train

Asia Travel Legend’s staff pick you up in the hotel then drive to Hanoi station for a night train to Sapa (overnight on the train, the cabin with 4 berths, soft sleeper and air-conditioning), you can book the whole cabin or you can share with 2 other persons.

There are several train depart from Hanoi station between 7pm to 10pm, the journey is about 8,5 hours, the end in Lao Cai Station.

Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa, trek to Ta Van village (B,L,D)

The train arrives in Lao Cai at 6.30 a.m, Our team will welcome you by your name sign. We drive up to Sapa about 50 minutes on Bus, you will be taken to a small guesthouse for a morning showers then your breakfast at a local restaurant here.

After breakfast & short morning beak and have some last preparation for the trekking to villages

At 10 Am we leave the hotel and start trekking . The fist part is on the road but we soon turn to the right and walk on a small path down the valley to Muong hoa river and visit the Black Hmong in Lao chai . Black Hmong is one of the biggest minority group in Sa pa district . They are proud of their culture and keep their traditions way of living . They have their own language ,wear traditions indigo bluclothing …

After that you continue go to Ta van village to visit the Zay People . Zay is a fairly small minority group of 38.000.people who live in the mountains in the North west Viet nam . The development has meant that some of their old custom have been lost but many woman still wear tradition shits with purple, blue or green colour . The Zay houses are build in wood and bamboo with clay floor . We stay overnight with a local family in Ta van and have dinner there .

Day 2: Ta van – Giang Ta chai – Sa pa ( B)

After the breakfast we continue to visit Red Zao people at Giang Ta chai village . Where we also see a waterfall . The Red Zao woman have very colorful embroideries and coins on their clothing . On their head they wear a red scarf . Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Zao Legend .

We continue go along small path in the rice filds ,cross the Muong hoa river and trek up to Su pan where you meet the car pick you up to Sa pa (Trekking distance : 10 Km)

Day 3: Sapa to Can Cau market on saturday and Lao Cai station ( B, L)

Get up early for breakfast, check out of the hotel, and then drive to Can Cau market (120 km). To get there through the beautiful range of mountain. You will see Can Cau Saturday market: The biggest ethnic market in the Lao Cai province, where you will find buffaloes, horses, blacksmiths, saddlers, but also traditional medicine doctors, with their thousands of mountain herbs and plants, and lots of traditional clothes and local artifacts.

Several groups of deep-coloured Hmong are found there, as well as Dao, Tay, Nung, and Phu La. Make sure to arrive before 9 a.m., the market ends at about 12 :30.You can have lunch at one of the market stalls inside the market for more of a traditional taste.

In the afternoon, walking around villages of Flower H’mong and tasking corn wine. Then we transfer to Lao Cai town. Dinner here and boarding the night train. After 8,5 hours, you arrive in Hanoi station at 5.30 Am.

 Sapa Can Cau Saturday market tour 3 days - Price in USD per person

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Included services: All private transfer ( Van / Car ), Tour guide, Entrance fee, Homestay, Hotel in Sapa, Returned ticket trains and all meals as mentioned in  itinerary.

  Excluded services: International flight to/from Vietnam, Single supplement charge, Vietnamese entry visa fee, Travel insurance, Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program, Personal expenses, Tips for driver & tour guide.

What to bring: Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses & hat, sun-block, insect repel, flashlights, good shoes, cable locks.

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