Sapa Motorbike Tour to Can Cau and Bac Ha Markets – 2 Days

2/DaysSapa- Lao Cai- Bac Ha- Can Cau Market

If you are joining a tour to Sapa, the land of romance among fresh cool atmosphere, don’t miss the chance to visit Can Cau and Bac Ha, the two most unique markets showing the special cultural life of ethnic people in Northwest Vietnam. Passing multiple steep slopes on the mountain pass of the mountainous areas, visitors will come across markets imbued with folklore covered by vibrant brocade colors brightening up a mountain ridge. Among the immense green of the vast forests, these special markets create a highlight in the vivid and lively picture of mountains, clouds, and blue sky.

Spending two days taking a visit from Sapa to Can Cau and Bac Ha market on a motorbike, visitors can explore the best Northwest markets. Here’s the detailed itinerary:

  • Tour Grade : Easydium
  • Total Distance : 320
  • Hours of Riding per day : 6 Hours
  • Support : Disponible
  • Options Off-road and Onroad
Only From : 298
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Sapa – Lao Cai – Bac Ha – Can Cau Market

Today, you will start the journey from Sapa to ride 135 km to Bac Ha and Can Cau market. Make sure you’ve finished breakfast so that you can have enough energy to enjoy the trip best. Check if your motorbike is fully attached to the best equipment for the long journey. Leaving Lao Cai, you will follow Highway 4D to Phong Nien commune in Bao Thang District. Then, you will ride along road 153, to reach Bac Ha Town. Here, you will take a visit to Can Cau Market located about 100 km from Northeast Lao Cai.

Lying on the top of the mountains, the market has long been renowned as the most interesting open-air market that offers tourists endless local cuisines and livestock. Sightseeing from above, Can Cau Market is such a dreamy valley surrounded by tons of glorious terraced fields at the foot of majestic mountains. All create a picturesque water painting like being made by the skillful hands of a talented craftsman.

Walking around the market, you will be surprised and overwhelmed by countless colorful costumes made by the H’mong people and diverse goods for sale from the small stalls of Chinese traders and indigenous people. Here, you can find separate zones selling particular items including utensils, veggies, cattle & poultry, and unique brocade products. Moreover, the cozy atmosphere here when you all gather in small tents enjoying the smells of local food can be found nowhere else.

One certain thing is that local beverages and dishes here will make your jaw drop right away. Don’t miss the chance to try the most well-known dish here called Thang Co. This mix of organs of pigs, buffaloes, cows,.. and natural herbs like ginger, lemongrass, and bouquet garni will make you fall in love with it instantly. After discovering the whole Can Cau market, the crew will backtrack to the Bac Ha market to check in at a booked hotel and get ready for supper. The overnight stay will be extremely relaxing.


  • Distance: 135 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Bac Ha market

Bac Ha - Lao Cai - Sapa

Another long day on the journey for us to start with is right here, so you need to be best prepared for it. We will enjoy breakfast first, and then, we will head up to the Bac Ha market for exploration. Since it is home to several ethnic groups including the H’Mong, Dao, Kinh, Tay, Phu La, Nung, and Hoa,…, the market brings a fresh sense of cultural diversity. Here, the sprinkling and cold weather are completely great for families and groups to enjoy a delicious barbecue. Come visit some food stalls here to try some local dishes before leaving for the next destination.

Bac Ha market nowadays is upgraded a lot from the structure to the service thanks to the development of travel to this area. Entering the inner market, you can get anything here in separate stalls from daily household supplies such as shovels and pots to clothes, precious medicines, herbs, or even buffaloes and cows. Visiting the embroidered brocade stalls, you will have an interesting experience witnessing the skillful hands of ethnic females making unique products. All of the brocade products take several months to be meticulously completed.

Enjoy local drinks and foods in the market before we head straight to Bac Ha Temple at the center of Bac Ha. You will be surprised by the magnificent, charming mountainous sceneries and the sacred, ancient atmosphere. With all the best of spiritual and cultural values, Bac Ha Temple was honorably recognized as a National Cultural and Historical Relic by the State in 2003. Coming here on the 7th of July, you will have the chance to join multiple exciting activities of the temple’s annual festival to commemorate the legendary hero, Gia Quoc Cong Van Mat Vu. You will see a lot of people playing games and activities in the festival such as tug, arts, Chinese chess, cockfighting, folk games, traditional dancing, and many more bearing the cultures and traditions of ethnic groups in the Northwest.

Next, we will move all the way to Lao Cai station so that we can return to Hanoi before rush hour. The Sapa motorbike tours to unique markets of the special Northwest highland are wrapped up with join and fun.


  • Distance: 100 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Bac Ha market

Prices for guided off-road Vietnam Motorbike Tour




One person 190 USD/day/person 220 USD/day/person
Two people 140 USD/day/person 160 USD/day/person
Three people 130 USD/day/person 150 USD/day/person
Four people 120 USD/day/person 140 USD/day/person
Five people 120 USD/day/person 140 USD/day/person
Six people 115 USD/day/person 135 USD/day/person
Seven people 110 USD/day/person 130 USD/day/person
From Eight people 105 USD/day/person 125 USD/day/person


  • English Speaking Tour Guide 
  • Well-Maintained Bikes – Gasoline
  • Safe & Exceptional Routes – No Highway – 20% offroad per day
  • Good Accommodation: 2 – 3 star hotels or homestays based on twins – triple
  • All meals on tour.
  • 1 bottle of water per day.
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas – ferry ticket



  • Riding Gears
  • Personal insurance – Travel insurance (this is at your own risk)
  • Motorbike insurance to Cover any damages to the gear or the motorcycle
  • Air ticket – Visa fee 
  • Tip, Drinks, Beers, Wine 
  • Personal Expenses, and Other Expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy
  • International Airport Pickup – Drop Off
  • Transportation from your hotel to the departure spot 
  • The Hotel at night Before / After riding


  • For a group of from 
    • 5 riders, The professional Mechanic comes for free
    • 8 riders, Free 1 Night Ethnic Entertainment in Homestay (Under 8 riders USD 70 / 1 Ethnic Dance)
    • 12 riders and a Truck is free for escorting ( Under 12 riders, it will be USD 150 / 1 day )
  • A single stay will cost USD 30 / 1 night / 1 single room.
  • The cameraman costs  USD 180 / 1 day.  
  • If tours do not depart/ end at the departure spot, the surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to the departure spot is USD 120 / bike.
  • VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUEST.


  1. Deposits and Payment Policy
  • We require a deposit of 30% of the total upon confirmation of booking the tour. The remaining balance will be paid 45 days before departure. Your booking may be considered canceled if the full balance is not received by Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club by that time.
  • You can choose the payment method by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by you. 
  • After receiving your payment, we will issue you the final confirmation of the detailed itinerary and services via e-mail.
  1. Cancellation and Refunds
  • Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club takes no responsibility for any flight delays or scheduled changes at any stage throughout the trip. 
  • We have the discretion to change the itinerary or delay the tour due to weather, local conditions, politics, or various other reasons with our notification in advance.
  • During the tour, should you be found to break any of the rules without the prior exception from the tour leader, we have the discretion to cancel the tour with no refunds applied. 
  • During the tour, should your bike have minor technical problems, our guide/mechanic will attempt to fix it as quickly as possible. In the event that the bike can not be fixed within the day, we will endeavor to substitute a bike of a similar type to ensure your trip is not interrupted.
  • Should you have to cancel the tour due to special reasons, you may transfer your booking to another person. However, you will be liable for your nominee paying their monies in full.

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