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Can Cau and Bac Ha Markets on wheels – 03 days 04 nights

Normally, Cycling tour is an interesting activities on a package tour but it will be more and more interesting to do a cycling on the mountain area as it’s takes you through beautiful countryside and intriguing villages, small path and slope road make you up and down in each minutes. Moreover, You will have the opportunity to observe the local minority communities at work, tending their fields in the shadow of the Chay river massif.

Tour Duration: 03 days 04 nights
Tour Route: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Bac Ha Market - Can Cau Market - Lao Cai - Hanoi
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi / Hanoi
Tour Type: Trekking, cycling, classic & adventure home stay
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 01 (Friday): Lao Cai  - Bac Ha (B, L, D)
Day 02 (Saturday): Bac Ha – Can Cau market (B, L, D)
Day 03 (Sunday): Bac Ha – Lao Cai (B, L, -)
Day 04 (Monday): Arrive Hanoi

Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
Pick up at hotel in the city central, transfer to the station for night train to Lao Cai Sapa.

Day 01 (Friday): Lao Cai - Bac Ha (B, L, D)
Pick up and transfer for breakfast, you will start out from Lao Cai by cycling on good flat road leading towards Bac Ngam. You pass by peaceful countryside of the Red River valley. Villages and rice fields are all along the way. You arrive in Bac Ngam by noon, where you stop for a picnic lunch.
In the afternoon, you will have a long and sometimes steep ascent to the final destination of today, Bac Ha. Should you feel tired from riding the bike, your jeep will pick you up and give you a lift to Bac Ha. You will check in a homestay of Tay people, where you will stay for the next two nights. A cold drink, a shower and a tasteful dinner will complete this day, and make it one to remember. Overnight at homestay in Bac Ha.

Approx: 5 hours cycling/ 1-hour lunch

Day 02 (Saturday): Bac Ha – Can Cau market (B, L, D)
Today is time for a special market experience: the Can Cau market. The road between Bac Ha and Can Cau is hilly but extremely beautiful. The ride will take you around 1 and half hours. The products on the market are interesting, as well as the groups of ethnic minority people represented make the market an unforgettable experience. You will spend all the morning to walk around the market exploring its magnificent chaos. You will have picnic lunch on the way.
In the afternoon, you head back to Bac Ha. You will be able to take a nice ride to Ban Pho village of Flower Hmong and Nung minorities, which is nearby Bac Ha. The villagers grow vegetables and fruit trees. One of the most famous fruit of the area is plum. You will be able to visit a local house, where you might have chance to taste a cup of corn wine, another famous product of the village. You will spend another night in a homestay

Approx: 4 hours cycling/ 1-hour lunch

Can Cau Market
Cao-Son-Market-1

Day 03 (Sunday): Bac Ha – Lao Cai (B, L, -)
After having a morning coffee, you take a short walk to visit the old castle of the former Hmong King. From there you can have a view over the town. You will then visit this huge market with its colorful array of ethnic minority people such as Flower Hmong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay, and Nung who gather to buy and sell. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, your lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
You will then start out from Bac Ha by cycling downhill to Bao Nhai, where we get on a boat to have a cruise on the Chay river. It is a perfect way to finish your trip by sitting in the boat exploring the life at the riverbank. Your jeep will wait for you in Coc Ly and take to Lao Cai Railways Station to reach the train back to Hanoi. Another possibility is to return to Sapa for more adventures holiday experiences in the mountains of Vietnam.

Approx: 1.5 hours cycling/ 1-hour boat cruising/ 1-hour walking/ 1-hour lunch

Day 04 (Monday): Arrive Hanoi
Arrival Hanoi in the early morning, Back to your hotel by yourself. End of all the services.

Way to Sapa
Visit Sapa by Bicycle

What is included?

  • All transfer and transportation vehicle with air conditioning
  • Homestay in the village
  • Hotel accommodation base on twin sharing room
  • Train ticket: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi ( Share cabin 4 berth- soft sleeper)
  • English speaking tour guide (other language upon request)
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
  • Entrance fees, water and permit
 

What is excluded?

  • Single room
  • Transfer and guide are not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Others meals and drinks
  • Personal expense
  • Travel Insurance
  • All other services not indicated above

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Customer Reviews

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