CAN CAU MARKET, NORTH WEST VIET NAM – 01 DAY – CODE : CLM02 (SATURDAYS ONLY)

This is a unique market, which takes place only on Saturday. Can Cau is a small, but very colorful market. Here you can meet several ethnic minorities such as Flower Hmong, Black Zao, Phu La as well as Chinese people. The trip offers you a boat ride along Chay River and a short walk to Trung Do village of Tay minority.

can cau bac ha market

Can Cau Market on saturday

Detailed Itinerary:

Code : CLM – 02 

After having breakfast, you will travel by car from Lao Cai Railway Station. The ride is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai, where you will be taken through rural area. Situated in the mountains in border area, 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. Chinese people also come for trading. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, you will leave the market for Bac Ha town, where you will have lunch in a local restaurant.

can cau market, can cau bac ha market2

Buffalo Market area at Can Cau – Bac Ha

After lunch, you drive downhill for about half an hour. You will then start a short walk to Trung Do village, which belongs to the Tay minority. Here you can stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea before you get on a boat. You will have a cruise upstream the Chay River to experience the picturesque scenes and the magnificent sight of a beautiful cave. The boat ride ends at Coc Ly Market, where you get on the car for the journey back to Lao Cai. 

Approx: 6 hours driving/ 1.5 hours boat cruise/ 0.5-hour walking/ 1-hour lunch

Note:   The trip could be started and finished at Sapa or Lao Cai Railways Station, according to your wishes. The market is very well known. Departure time should be no later than 6.0o

Tour Inclusive: 

  • All needed equipments, transports
  • English, French speaking guide, entrance fee, permits
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Boat trip on chay river

Tour Exclusion :

  • Hotel
  • Train ticket
  • Personal expense
  • VAT

What to bring:

  • Sun Block
  • Wide brim hat
  • Camera + Film
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Warm clothes
  • Insect Repellent
  • Original Passport

 Please feel free to contact us at anytime if further information is needed as below : 

TOURS OFFICE
024 Dong Loi – Sapa – Lao Cai
S. R VIETNAM
Tel : (+84) 20 3871 245
Fax : (+84) 20 3871 844
Emails : tours@chaulonghotel.com.vn

 

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