Weekly Markets Package

  

Weekly Market List

           

Bac Ha Market (Sunday – Distance 65 km from Lao Cai Railway Station) is held every Sunday and is the biggest minority peoples market in Northwest Vietnam. Alive with the bright colours and extravagant costumes of the local people, here you will meet Flower Hmong (Red Hmong), Black Dao, Tay, Nung, La Chi, Phu La and other minority groups who come from far and wide to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and livestock, to exchange news and to renew friendships. In the past the market was a centre for trading horses but now that motorbikes have replaced them it is more common to see buffalo, cows, goats, fish and other livestock being traded. The market opens at around 7.30am and closes mid-afternoon, so an early start is advisable.

 

MuongKhuong (Sunday – Distance 50 Km from Lao Cai Railway Station) is a distric of Lao Cai province, located 50 km from Lao Cai and 90 km from Sapa. MuongKhuong market is one of the largest and most important market of the local ethnic groups. The minorities gather here to sell, buy and trade goods such as: vegetable, cattle, brocade, farm tools, traditional incense made from the bark and resin of scented trees…in their traditional cloths. There is a food area where you can taste the most popular specialties. In MuongKhuong, be sure to try the local rice variety called "San Kou", its light nutty slightly sweet surely charm you.

 

Muong Hum Market (Sunday - Distance 50 Km from Lao Cai Railway Station) is a colorful market, situated in a small village in the mountain that you can see several different minority groups but Flower H’mong is the most popular here. The local people come here not only to buy and sell clothes, vegetable, meat, cattle but also they usually eat and drink special food and wine after a hard week working.

 

Can Cau (Saturday – Distance 80 km from Lao Cai Railway Station) is a busy market which is held every Saturday. Located just below the Chinese border, it is a colourful, vibrant market where you will encounter minority peoples such as the Flower Hmong (Red Hmong), Nung, Phu La and even Chinese people from across the border.  All kinds of goods are traded here, from fabrics to various types of livestock to the powerful local corn wine.

 

Lung Khau Nhin Market (Thursday – Distance 60 km from Lao Cai Railway Station)
Taking place every Thursday, Lung KhauNhin Market is a small market hiding itself amongst the mountains and forests of the far north Vietnam about 10 km from the border with China. Although not being so big or famous among visitors as Coc Ly and Can Cau, Lung KhauNhin market, be side a normal shopping place, play an important role to spiritual life of local ethnic peoples Flower H’mong, Black Dzao, Dzay, and especially to those who come from very small ethnic groups such as Pa Zi, TouZi, Tou Lao who live in small and isolated villages around this corner of the country, come for meeting, socializing...

 

Cao Son Market (Wednesday- Distance 70 km from Lao Cai Railway Station) is a small/medium sized 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.

 

Coc Ly (Tuesday - Distance 55 km from Lao Cai Railway Station) is a medium sized market where the local people every Tuesday from the surrounding villages come to buy and sell goods and meet friends. You will find Flower Hmong (Red Hmong), Black Dao, Nung, Giay and Tay peoples in attendance and the goods on offer range from local fruit and vegetables to livestock, handicrafts and clothes.

 

Itinerary & Describe - Tour's Minimum for two Persons

 

Hanoi – Lao Cai (Overnight on train)

You will going by yourself  to Ha Noi railway station at least 30 minutes before, collect your train tickets in there for the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on Chapa Express Train – Wooden deluxe soft sleeper, Share cabin with 4 berths. Train Departure at 22:00

 

Day 1: Weekly Market’s Explore

Lao Cai – Weekly Market – Overnight at Eco Palms House (B)

The train arrives at Lao Cai Station, local guide picks up and transfer to have breakfast at local restaurant in Lao Cai. Departure for a visit to local market of ethnic minorities (depending on the day).

There are the markets of Coc Ly (Tuesdays), Cao Son (Wednesdays), Lung Khau Nhin (Thursdays), Can Cau (Saturdays) and Bac Ha (or Muong Khuong or Muong Hum on Sundays), all located in the surrounding mountainous area, about 45 - 80 km from Lao Cai. All of the markets are colorful with many different hill tribes living around the market, gathers in a morning of the week. They come to the market not only for purchasing or barter their local products, but also for their special social event.

In the afternoon, transfer direct to Eco Palms House, check in to your Room and enjoy the view of Muong Hoa valley and mountain surroundings.  Overnight at Eco Palms House.

 

Day 2: Eco Palms HouseLocal Experience (B,L,D)

The morning is at your leisure at Eco Palms House.

Time: 09.30 – to mid-afternoon - Trekking: sealed road; local paths; rice terraces Ethnic Minorities: Black H'mong, Red Dao and Dzay

Our Hmong ethnic guide will meet you to start your trek with a walk from Eco Palms House and going up hill about 40 minutes to get to Hau Chu Ngai village of Black Hmong tribe. While hiking along the village trail, you will enjoy a panoramic view of Muong Hoa valley underneath with a large terrace field carpets alternating the villages of Sapa ethnic people. Unleash to explore stunning landscapes, daily life and traditional customs of local people, lunch will be serve in local family or on the way. After Lunch continue your walk through paddle fields and overview of village of Giang Ta Chai, trek through lush bamboo forest  and  nice terrace rice field and along to Muong hoa Valley on the way going to Ta Van Dzay Hamlets where you have time to see how this people doing with Hospitality before get the transport back to Eco Palms House then you have 30 minutes of Foots Massage each before your dinner – Overnight at Eco Palms House

 

Day 3: Sightseeing Tour (B)

After Breakfast, our driver is your accopany for sightseeing tour (Heaven Gate, Love water fall and Silver water fall), having Lunch at Sapa Town before get back to Ha Noi by our Luxury Limousine. (Limousine depart from Sapa at 15:00 and drop you direct at your Hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter – Except Weeken)

 

Inclusion:
02 overnight Train Tickets from Ha Noi to Lao Cai with soft sleeper in 4-berth AC cabin – Share Cabin (Chapa Express Train)
Private transfer Lao Cai – Bac Ha market – Eco Palms House (Day 1)
Pick up from Ta Van village to Eco Palms House (Day 2)

Private car for sightseeing Tour (Day 3)

02 Limousine tickets from Sapa to Ha Noi (Day 3)
English speaking guide during the tours,
02 nights stay in a Private Bungalow at Eco Palms House.
All indicated meals (B as breakfast, L as lunch, D as dinner)
All entrance fees to the indicated places.

 

Exclusion:
Insurance
Pre and post trip accommodation
Private expenses & TIP
Drinks and Beverage
Bank charge (for payment by credit card via Paypal, Bank transfer)

Notes:
Bring walking shoes, raincoat, jacket, extra clothes, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen…
Please take your passport to check in hotel.
Beware of your luggage and money
Inform in advance if you are vegetarian.
All customers must obey the order of your tour guide for your safety.

 

Please feel free to contact us at any time for further information is needed as Email address below:

                                                              reserve@ecopalmshouse.com


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