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Can Cau market on Saturday
Can Cau - a small market situated in a valley surrounded by mountains and only 7 km from China. The market deeply shows the typical cultural features of the minorities in remote mountainous areas in Vietnam. Further more, you can enjoy seeing boys and girls in colorful costumes - different colors of the mountains. They attend the market in the hope of finding "the other halves of their lives" and this is also the time for them to chat, to exchange everything among different ethnic peoples through cups of wine sold in the market.
Coc Ly market on Tuesday
Leaving Sa Pa early in morning or picked up in Lao Cai arriving with the train from Hanoi. The ride from Sa Pa will take us approx. 2 1/2 hours. We visit the market on Tuesday with all its colorful ethnic people such as Flower H’mong, Phu La and Dao Tuyen who gathers to buy and sell. We explore the market in full swing before boarding a sampan on wild river though breathtaking scenery. We visit Tay village and have picnic lunch by the river bank. From Coc-Ly you will experience the magnificent sight of the beautiful landscape and daily life in the mountain. We return to Sapa or to Lao Cai train station for your overnight train back to Hanoi. From Sapa the ride tour takes between 8 & 10 hours
Muong Khuong Sunday market
Leaving Sa Pa early Sunday morning. We ride on the craziest dirt road around Sapa to Muong Hum market.
The ride takes approx. 2 -3 hours 40Kilometers to reach Muong Hum.
The scenery is amazing and no tourists are going by that way because the road is stuck for a year by a landslide and only motorbike can pass by that way. The entire long the way you will see different minorities Black H’Mong, Red Dao.
Arrive in Muong Hum we visit this very interesting local market frequented by Tu Di, Dao Tuyen, Ha Nhi, Flower Hmong and Giay minorities. We enjoy in a small local restaurant and after lunch we visit Ha Nhi village.In the afternoon the ride trough the incredible landscape will bring us to Sa Pa or to Lao Cai train station depending of your wishes.
Rising to the sounds of morning coming to life for another lovely day, we have breakfast and head out for a stunning spectacular of bobbling bazaar. Bac ha"s considered one of the most wonderful and colorful markets in extreme north Vietnam where thousands of local people in their traditional attires busily buy and sell the local produces. Dog, cat, pig, horse... are all on sales. This is golden opportunity to take best shots! Afternoon we have a pleasant walk to Flower H’Mong village of Ban Pho we then transfer back to Sa Pa.