Can Cau Bac Ha Market 2 Day Tour

This this 2 day tour to explore Can Cau market, Bac Ha market and Bac Ha hill tribe villages, and meet up with the Tay, Nung ethnic groups in Bac Ha. 

DAY 1: LAO CAI – CAN CAU – BAC HA

Upon your arrival at Lao Cai Train Station you will be greeted by our local team and transferred to a  local  restaurant  for breakfast. 

Then  start our drive  to Can Cau market. The road is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai bridge. After crossing the bridge, we begin our journey uphill offering beautiful views over  the valleys. Situated 20 km  from Bac Ha, Can Cau  is a small,  but  very  colorful market. Opening  only  on  Saturdays,  it  always  delivers  a  very  photogenic display  of  Flower Hmong, Black Zao,  Phu  La  ethnic  costumes. After  spending  the whole morning exploring the market, you will leave the market for Bac Ha town for lunch. 

In the afternoon, you will take a walk  to Ban Pho, a small village of Nung and Flower Hmong. The villagers grow vegetables and fruit trees. One of the most famous fruit of the area is plum. Visit a local house and taste a cup of corn wine, another famous product of the village. 

Then go back to hotel late in the afternoon.

DAY 2: BAC HA – TRUNG DO – LAO CAI

After breakfast, we take a short walk to visit the old castle of the former Hmong King. Then continue to  visit  Bac Ha market,  the  biggest  Sunday market  in  the  area.  Every  Sunday,  the  different  and colorful  ethnic minority  come  all  here  to  sell  their  homemade  products  or  buy  something  for  the family.  They  are  Hmong,  Phu  La,  Back  Dzao,  Tay  or Nung  minorities.  Some  of  these  ethnic minorities can’t be met in any other areas. Your lunch will be provided in a local restaurant.

In  the afternoon, we drive downhill  towards Lao Cai  for about half an hour. We  stop on  the way (before  reaching  Lao Cai)  to  take  a  short walk  to Trung Do  village  inhabited by Tay  people. Tay villages  are  always  set  up  at  the  foot  of  a mountain  or  along  a  stream  and  are  named  after  a mountain, a field, or a river. Each village contains about 15-20 households. A large village is divided into many small hamlets. The houses are built on stilts or level with the ground. Stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea before taking a boat cruise upstream the Chay River. The scenery is very beautiful  on  both  sides  of  the  river. The boat  trip will  end  at  Coc  Ly where  your  vehicle will  be waiting for you for the journey back to Lao Cai. End of tour.

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