Sapa – Cao Son Wednesday market one day tour

Destinations:   Sapa

Travel Styles:   Food & Culture

Duration:   Day Trip


[Option 1] For clients to depart from Lao Cai

Lao Cai – Cao Son – Sapa

Arrive at Lao Cai station early morning, you’ll have time for refreshment and breakfast before taking a private drive to Cao Son market. Although it’s quite a long drive, the landscape is attractive and the ethnic markets are a fascinating experience. Unlike those in the tourist areas, this weekly market is not only for buying and selling but are also meeting places for ethnic minority people to meet and exchange news. There will be plenty of colors and authentic costumes, but very little to buy as souvenirs unless you want to barter for a water buffalo or a sack of fertilizer!

After lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll set off for Sapa. There’s time for a short trek to visit a local village en route. You’ll arrive at Sapa with time to relax and stroll around the town.

[Option 2] For clients to depart from Sapa

Sapa – Cao Son – Lao Cai

After an early breakfast, your transport and guide will arrive to take you to visit Cao Son market. The first part of your journey will take you through Lao Cai, which is a border crossing point, and alongside the river marking the boundary with China.

Unlike those in the tourist areas, this weekly market is not only buying and selling but also meeting places for ethnic minority people to meet and exchange news. There will be plenty of colors and authentic costumes, but very little to buy as souvenirs unless you want to barter for a water buffalo or a sack of fertilizer.

After lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll set off for Lao Cai. There’s time for a short trek to visit a local village en route. You’ll then return to Lao Cai for freshen-up before boarding the sleeper train to Hanoi.

Cao Son market Visiting Site/Activity

Cao Son Market is a local market held every Wednesday. Set among beautiful rolling mountains this is a colorful market full of local products and handicrafts. Here you will find Flower Hmong (Red Hmong), Phu La, Black Dao and Chinese traders engaged in business.


Inclusive

  • Meals as specified in the program
  • Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned car with an experienced driver
  • The services of a local English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • VAT and other taxes

Exclusive

  • Hotel in Sapa
  • Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Insurance
  • Surcharge in peak season (Christmas & New Year)

Price

Superior Plan
Adults
Price (USD)
(from) 6
42/person
5
47/person
4
53/person
3
61/person
2
81/person
1
141/person
Children (4-12): 50% Adult.
Children (under 4): Free.

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