SAPA TREKKING & CAO SON MARKET TOUR
2 Days / 3 Nights
Route: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Cao Son Wednesday market – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi
Group tour: US$165/p.p
At a glance:
- Tour code: MT0094
- Tour style: Private tour
- Tour type: Hill tribes & market explorer
- Vehicle: Train & private car
- Accommodation: hotel
This market is only available on Wednesday; it’s one of the smallest local markets in the area, which locates in a beautiful landscape. The market still keeps its original aspect as it is. Here you will meet Flower Hmong , Black Dao, Tay, Nung minorities.
Day 01: (TUE) Hanoi – Lao Cai (Train)
Day 02: (WED) Lao Cai – Cao Son Wednesday market – Sapa (B, L)
Day 03: (THUR) Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa – Lao Cai (B, L)
Day 04: Hanoi
DAY 01: (TUE) Hanoi – Lao Cai (Train)
We will catch the overnight train soft sleeper with AC to Lao Cai. The train leaves at 20:25′ from Hanoi railway station
DAY 02: (WED) Lao Cai – Cao Son Wednesday market – Sapa (B, L)
After meeting a guide at the Lao Cai railway station we have breakfast there and go to the Cao Son Market for two hours by a van. You will enjoy beautiful scenery along the ride until you arrive in Muong Khuong. From there, you turn in a dirt road, which goes up in mountains. Pine trees forests and villages surround the tinny market. Flower H’mong, Black Dao, Tay, Nung ethnic minorities come to buy and sell local products such as food and material for agriculture and fabric. People coming to the market not only for selling or buying something but also importantly to meet friends, relative and to sip some cups of wine until the dawn comes. No where else but here, Flower H’mong people greet you with a temptation of corn wine and endless hospitality. After exploring the market, you will be able to visit a village of Flower H’mong or a village of Tay people. You will then head back to Muong Khuong and have lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, you get on the car for journey back to Sapa. Overnight in Sapa.
DAY 03: (THUR) Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa – Lao Cai (B, L)
After having breakfast in a hotel we embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black H’mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by someof the friendliest people you can meet. Once on the valley floor you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages. Return to Sapa and then to Lao Cai railway station to get night train to Hanoi. The guide sees you off at Lao Cai train station and takes you on the train.
DAY 04: Hanoi
Arrival Hanoi in the early morning, back to your hotel by yourself. End of all the services.
- All transfer and transportation vehicle with air conditionning
- Hotel in Sapa base on twin sharing room
- English speaking tour guide (Other on request)
- Train ticket : Hanoi – Lao cai – Hanoi (share cabin 4 berths-soft sleeper)
- Meals as listed in the itinerary: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner
- Entrance fees, water and others services
- Car and guide on free time
- Hotel in Hanoi
- Other meals and drinks
- Personal expense
- Travel insurance
Accommodation on this tour
Note: This trip can be optional for 1 more day in Sapa to conquer Fansipan summit by cable car system before going to visit Bac Ha market next day. Extra charge US$60/p.p
Conquer Fansipan summit by cable car system
After breakfast at your hotel, we depart for the Silver Waterfall . The Silver Waterfall is located about a half hour from Sapa town which offers stunning views over surrounding mountains and lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park. You are advised to stop by a farm for a cup of tea and talk with people to understand their local life. After that, we are driven to Tram Ton Pass where we will trek 30 minutes through the forest. Along the way, you have chances to see wild flowers. Trekking along the Golden Stream, you will arrive at Love Waterfall. It is the best place for relax in Sapa, returning to Tram Ton Pass. Then we continue our drive uphill to the Heavens Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam as well as the provincial border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. Enjoy fantastic view over the valley!
After that we will be transferred to cable car station where we will have 25 minutes travelling to Fanispan Mountain where is considered to be the most beautiful landscape of Vietnam now. Back to Sapa Town to have lunch then transfer to Lao Cai station to catch the night train back Hanoi
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