Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
The Sapa Market Tour starts from your hotel in Sapa, takes you to Lung Khau Nhin market is only open on Thursday. Visit colorful hill tribe market on Thursday and meet up with Flower Hmong, Black Zao, Tay, Nung…
Early departure from Sapa at 07.00 am. Transfer by road 102 km for about 2.5 hours, first downhill to Lao Cai City, then uphill through Muong Khuong District onto Lung Khau Nhin Commune. The road condition is good but having many sharp bends which offers stunning scenery of the beautiful mountainous region along the border to China, especially the terraced rice paddies, tea farms and pine plantations…
Arrive in Lung Khau Nhin at about 09.30 am, right at the crowded time of the market. Join locals to enjoy the excitement of this weekly market to which local tribal peoples come to attend not only for shopping but also for socializing.
Walk from section to sections, corner to corners, seeing and smelling of different local products such as spices; vegetable; farming tools; handicraft; and even medicinal herb…, meeting smiling peoples every where. The market is often over at about 11.30 am, leaving the market place for 16 km road transfer to Cao Son, take a short walk to visit a village of the Flower Hmong before lunch break in Cao Son.
Leave Cao Son after lunch for 25 km road trip on a narrow tarmac which winds its way along the Chay River up and down mountains and valleys through the wild and fabulous land; enjoy several photo stops and short walk to visit tribal hamlets.
Transfer 46 km back to Lao Cai City.