Can Cau Market Tour (Saturday)

  • Destination: Sapa

The trip in brief

Physical level: *****
Cultural interaction: ***
Meals included: Lunch
Vehicles: Private Car, Boat, Walking
Hotels: N/A
Trip cost: From $ 118/ person

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OVERVIEW

The 1 day trip to Can Cau market fair will leave a lasting impression on any visitor. The private car transportation taking you directly to the fair will leave you plenty of energy to walk around the happening market at the border. You will get many opportunities to interact with the locals, to see the daily practice and to feel authentic products made by them. From a distance, the scenery of Can Cau fair is beautiful and lively. The market is located on the roadside of road 153 – the only red dirt road connecting the town of Bac Ha town borderland with Si Ma Cai Market. It is surrounded with the terraced fields, layers of successive mountain ridges. Can Cau Market is the Market version of the Hmong and Giay ethnic group but follow business practices of the Dao. The market meets on Saturdays and on holidays during the year. In the fair, since early morning, Flower H’mong and Giay people from the villages flock to the market. They are pedestrians, horse riders carrying textile products, agricultural products and livestock. After looking around and probably shopping, you will board a boat to go down the Chay River with lovely scenery on the sides. This will lead to one of villages of the Tay people in this highland. This will mark the end of the 1 day trip to Can Cau market.

 

ITINERARY

Day 1

The local guide and our vehicles pick you up in Lao Cai station, then take you to a local restaurants for breakfast before heading to Can Cau Market. The road is comfort and our drive will be smooth to the market, where colorful atmosphere is waiting for you. You will have time exploring the greatest features of the market, from its products, traders and culture, before having lunch here with special local dishes.

After lunch, we get on way to Lao Cai, and stop somewhere near Trung Do Village of Tay People to have a short walk to there. Enjoy a cup of tea here while listening to stories of elders about their tradition and history, then get on a boat going upstream Chay River. The boat cease at Coc Ly, where our car is waiting to take you back to Lao Cai.

 

TRIP MAP

Can Cau Market Tour

 

TOUR & PRICES

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Trip Cost(Per person) $118 $74 $67

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