Special Markets, Boat Trip and Home Stay (Can Cau, Bac Ha, Coc Ly)

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Get started: Sapa Travel’s taxi take you to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train to get to Laocai Station. Sleep on the train.


Special Markets, Boat Trip and Home Stay (Can Cau, Bac Ha, Coc Ly)

1st day (Saturday): Lao Cai – Can Cau – Bac Ha (B,L)

2nd day (Sunday): Bac Ha – Ban Pho – Lao Cai – Sapa (B,L)

3rd day: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Lao Cai (B,L,D)

4th day (Tuesday): Sapa – Coc Ly – Lao Cai (B,L).


Special Markets, Boat Trip and Home Stay (Can Cau, Bac Ha, Coc Ly)


Duration: 4 nights 5 nights                                           Code: Market 04

Visit 3 Market (Can Cau, Bac Ha, Coc Ly), 6 villages (Cat Cat, Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Ban Pho, Trung Do) and 8 different minority peoples (Dzay, Black H’Mong, Flower H’mong, Red Dao, Black Dzao, Dzay, Ha Nhi and Nung)


Get started: Sapa Travel’s taxi take you to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train to get to Laocai Station. Sleep on the train.


1st day (Saturday): Lao Cai – Can Cau – Bac Ha (B,L)

06h00:  Picked up at Lao Cai Train Station and have a breakfast.

07h00: Transfer to Can Cau market. It takes more than 2 hours to get to 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 colourful costumes – different colours of the mountains. They attend the market in the hope of finding “the other halves of their lifves” 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. Say goodbye to the market and transfer to Bac Ha. On the way, spend time visiting a village of the Flower H’mong and then check in hotel in Bac Ha. Free to explore the town.


Lunch in Can Cau or in Bac Ha. Overnight and dinner in Bac Ha.


2nd day (Sunday): Bac Ha – Ban Pho – Lao Cai – Sapa (B,L)

A walk to Bac Ha market. Visit one village and an old building called The H’mong King’s house. Breakfast and the beginning of the day on which you visit a big market filled with many different hill-tribe peoples. This is the most colourful market in North Vietnam. At the market, you have chance to enjoy Bac Ha people’s simple but unique kinds of food with special wines made from rice, cassavas, corn and different sorts of fruits such as plumps, apples, peaches… talking to the minorities through the guide’s interpretation. Leave the market for the H’mong King’s house (King Hoang A Tuong) built by the French colonists and the Chinese in 1920. Return the town for lunch. In the afternoon, spend time visiting another village (Ban Pho village) Say good bye to Bac Ha and get back to Sapa. On the way back, drop in to see the Vietnamese and Chinese Harbour Mouth in Lao Cai. Reach Sapa late in the afternoon. Check in hotel in Sapa.


3rd day: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Lao Cai (B,L,D)


Breakfast at hotel in Sapa. Depart Sapa for the trekking at 10:00 AM. Take the main road (3 km) and go down hill to the valley. Cross Muong Hoa River to get to the other mountainside for 3 villages with rice terraces of Black H’Mong and Day minority: Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, and Ta Van. Stay the night at a local family in Ta Van village.

Lunch on the way and dinner at the home-stay.


4th day (Tuesday): Sapa – Coc Ly – Lao Cai (B,L)

Leave from the village early at 6:30 AM for Coc Ly market, which is situated far from Sapa. Enjoy the peaceful life of 6 different minority peoples (Flower H’mong, Black Dzao, Tay, Dzay, Ha Nhi and Nung). The market is the chance for the minorities to meet and share joy and sorrows after the crops, to exchange one another’s experience. Say goodbye to the market and get down onto a boat along Chay river. You are bound to feel great and find yourselves smaller among high rock mountains and to be surprised at white and breathtakingly waterfalls. The Fairy Cave is located deeply in the rocks. Get off the boat to visit a village of the Tay Minority (Trung Do village) by the river. After the boat trip, visit a small town – BaoNhai and then take car back to Laocai Station for the night train to Hanoi. Have dinner before getting on the train. Arrive in Hanoi roughly 5:00 AM. The end of tour.



Tour price includes:

–       Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food basic

–       English speaking guide (Other languages on request)

–       Entrance fees

–       Security permits

–       Accommodation (Hotel and Homestay)

–       Train return tickets Hanoi-Laocai (soft sleeper with air-conditioning, cabin of 04 berth – Tulico Train/King Express Train)

–       Private car (or van) as mentioned in tour program

–       Boat trip in Chay river

–       All taxes & services charge.


Tour price excludes: 

–       Insurance

–       Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program

–       Early check-in and late check-out at hotel

–       Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)

–       Tipping/ Gratuities

–       Single supplement

Notes: Advised to take good walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent and Sunscreen…


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Sapa Travel offers private tours and group tours for free individuals travelers travel to Sapa and surroundings places in the North of Vietnam. By entering the site you accept our terms and conditions. The policies are subject to change at any time, and it is your responsibility to check them regularly in case there is any change.

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1.    Rate quoted in the programs:

The tour prices on our website are valid as stated in the price section in each tour and are net prices and quoted in American dollar per person, inclusive of 5% service charge and exclusive of 10% VAT tax. The promotion price (if any) is applied at the period indicated in the price list.


2.    Included in quoted programs:

– All kind of transport as mentioned in the “inclusion” of each tour
– Train return tickets Hanoi-Laocai (soft sleeper with air-conditioning, cabin of 04 berth – Tulico Train/King Express Train)
– All accommodations as noted in the itinerary.
– Homestay in local house
– Hotel accommodation based on twin/double sharing
– Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food basic (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
– Entrance fees and Security permits
– English speaking guide (Other languages on request)
– Activities as stated in the itinerary;
– All taxes & services charge.


3.    Not included in quoted program prices:

– Early and/or late check in at hotels unless otherwise stated;
– Single supplement
– Insurance
– International airfares unless otherwise stated;
– Visa fee and visa arrangement fee;
– Meals other than specified in the itinerary;
– Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
– Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)
– Tipping/ Gratuities


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We require full payment for all online bookings with us on sapatravel.vn . The prices quoted on the website are net price and exclusive of any kind of bank fee/ transaction fee when making the payment.

There are 2 payment methods available, details can be found at: https://sapatravel.vn/how-to-book-and-pay

– Credit card via OnePay (3% fee)

– Paypal or Credit card via PayPal (4% fee)

Sapa Travel  strongly suggests the payment via OnePay and PayPal as they are fast, secure and easy to refund in case the tour is canceled or modified.


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5.1 Amendment

– All modifications and extensions must be made at the time of booking.

– Any subsequent changes are subject to an additional fee, plus any other applicable cancellation fees as imposed by Sapa Travel, and such fees are due immediately when the amendment request is made.

– No amendment will be accepted within 3 days prior to departure, and no change may be made after travel has commenced. 


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– More than 22 days before arrival: No charge (Full refund will be made but transaction fee will be paid by you).

– 15-21 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.

– 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.

– 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.

– Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.



– The above fees are subject to an added transfer fee

– There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.

– For no show cases, there will be no refund.

– All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by Sapa Travel

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In the event we cancel a trip, for any reason, we will contact you immediately and offer you the alternatives or all money for services described in the reserved itinerary will be refunded in full. Such alternatives require a close cooperation and harmony between both you and Sapa Travel. Please send an email to us at  to discuss, we are happy to listen and do all our best to give you the fairest things possible.

In the event of such a cancellation, any client with pre-paid reservations or guaranteed confirmations shall be notified as soon as possible and a full refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

Sapa Travel is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the client or for non-refundable air tickets, equipment, medical costs, etc.

Sapa Travel reserves the right to cancel any trip package, itinerary or any part of a client’s itinerary due to insufficient sign-ups, overbooking, or anything else resulting directly or indirectly by the acts of God, detention, annoyance, machinery breakdown, quarantine, bad weather, or causes beyond its control. 


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In case immediate confirmation is not possible, we will inform you of the booking status at the time of reservation.


7. Pick up and transfer

7.1  Pick up service:

– With day trips or half day trip: Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Sapa

– With private trips from Hanoi: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi

– With group tours from Hanoi: Pick up at hotels located in Hanoi Old quarters only (the old streets of Hoan Kiem Distric). If your hotel is located outside this region (exclusion of mentioned area), you have 2 options to follow:

+ Pay an extra charge at 10$/pax/way.

+ Take a taxi (or any kinds of transport you prefer) to our representative offices at Hanoi at a certain time which will be informed in advance then pick up guide will escort you to the train station. No drop off provided with group tour (available upon request at 15$/guide/way, drop off at hotels located at Hanoi Old quaters).



7.2   Pick up time:

The pick up time for all of our group tours are mentioned clearly in the Pick up time of each tour. It is advised that customers should be present at the hotel lobby during pick up time:

– Pick up time at hotel in Sapa: 09.30AM (full day and half day trips) and 14.30PM (afternoon tours)
– Pick up time in Hanoi: 19.00PM or 20.00PM depending on boarding time of the train.
– Sometimes, we get troubles when picking up customers due to the hotel reservation and tour booking are made with difference names/wrong hotel address given or customers go out for a walk during pick up time. In such cases, we will try to contact you as soon as possible in every possible way. But if customers are late the train boarding time, the tour will be cancelled as “no show”. Thus, to avoid failed pick up, below info is required to be confirmed in advance (at least one day before tour departure):

+ Recheck the voucher we sent to you about the tour/departure time/ pick up address/ special request… and get back to us as soon as possible at   if there is something wrong. We will resolve it to make your trip through as planned.

+ Confirm exactly hotel address: where we will pick up you. Some hotel chains have more than 2 hotels and customers may get mistake in sending us the hotel address.

+ The name of customer: can be found when the tour guide ask for help from hotel receptionist (we pick up with your name, nationality and room number if provided before hand).

+ The room number at the hotel: to pick up easily

+ Make sure that you are at the hotel in our pick up time mentioned in the voucher.


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Sapa Travel is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by passengers incurred due to delay, accidents, natural disaster, political actions and unrest must be borne by passengers.

Passengers are required to have full travel insurance. Local conditions may be affect accommodation and itineraries. Should this occur, we will endeavor to substitute suitable arrangement of similar value. Participation on any tour implies full agreement to above conditions by all parties involved.


9. Children discount:

– Under 4 years: Free of Charge.

– From 4 to under 8 years old: 50% of adult’s price (tour only) and sharing bed with parents.

– From 4 to under 8 years old: 75% of adult’s price (tour only) and using his own bed (on request)

– Over 8 years old: 100% of adult’s price (tour + train ticket) and using his own bed.

– From 5 to 8 years old: Train ticket is charged at 45 USD/ticket/way and using his hown berth in the cabin.


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Tour name: Special Markets, Boat Trip and Home Stay (Can Cau, Bac Ha, Coc Ly)

Tour length: 4 nights 5 nights

Tour routes: Can Cau – Bac Ha – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Coc Ly


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