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Cao Son Market (Wednesday) – Sapa Tour – 2 Days

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.

Tour Duration: 2 day/3 nights
Tour Route: Hanoi arrival - Lao Cai - Cao Son Wednesday market - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi
Starts / Ends: Hanoi
Tour Level: Moderate
Group size: Private tour only
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
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)
In the evening our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the train station. You will catch the overnight train soft sleeper with AC to Lao Cai. The train leaves at 22:00 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.

What's included ?

  • All transfer and transportation vehicle with air conditioning
  • 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

What's Excluded ?

  • Car and guide on free time
  • Hotel in Hanoi
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Personal expense
  • Travel insurance

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Customer Reviews

Dear Giang, We came back in Hoi An today from Sa Pa. We had a wonderful time and we would like to thank you for organizing everything perfectly. The tours were exactly how we wanted them to be, it was even above expectation. Our tour guide Dudu was fantastic and so was our driver.
Again thank your very much,
Kind regards,

Nelly and Keith Brooker Monday, March 2, 2020

Dear Giang, I wanted to thank you very much for arranging our holiday so well - we had a wonderful time and everything seemed to go very smoothly. In the group tour at the start we were impressed by how various different staff always knew where...
The private tour was particularly good and Khanh was an exceptional guide - great fun to spend time with, knowledgeable and good at keeping everyone happy throughout the trip. He adapted the itinerary to suit the weather and our preferences ...
Thank you again.
Best wishes,

Fiona Cloke, Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Good afternoon Diu, The trip was wonderful and our guide May Nihn is very helpful and experienced. Thank God that the weather turns out well on the 2nd day in Sapa so it's makes our journey easier to Fansipan and other places of interests. Our driver is also very accommodating...
We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to you for coordinating this itinerary and reacting promptly to change the hotel for us. In fact my dad had a fall in Hanoi hotel and ...
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Having said that, it's still a pleasant and enjoyable trip for us.
Thank you

Veron Tan, Saturday, March 16, 2019