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, 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 the 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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Itinerary

Sapa – Lao Cai – Bac Ha – Can Cau Market

Today, you will start the journey from Sapa to ride on 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 the 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 where offers tourists with 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 the 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 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 from organs of pigs, buffaloes, cows,.. and natural herbs like ginger, lemongrass, 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 do the check-in at a booked hotel and get ready for supper. The overnight stay will be extremely relaxing.

Summary:

  • 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, 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 to witness the skillful hands of the 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 is wrapped up with join and fun.

Summary:

  • Distance: 100 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Bac Ha market

Vietnam motorbike tours prices for a guided Vietnam motorcycle tour

*Full package, no hidden cost surprises

GUIDED TOUR

(20% OFF-ROAD)

HONDA XR150L

HONDA CRF250L

SUZUKI DRZ400

One person199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person
Two people179 USD/day/person199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person
Three people159 USD/day/person179 USD/day/person199 USD/day/person
From four people149 USD/day/person169 USD/day/person189 USD/day/person

 

GUIDED TOUR

(25-70% OFF-ROAD)

HONDA XR150L

HONDA CRF250L

SUZUKI DRZ400

One person209 USD/day/person229 USD/day/person249 USD/day/person
Two people189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person229 USD/day/person
Three people169 USD/day/person189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person
From four people159 USD/day/person179 USD/day/person199 USD/day/person

The tour includes

  • Well-experienced tour guides who can speak English fluently and understand customers’ needs.
  • Professional mechanics for emergency cases.
  • A photographer & video recorder for a group of more than 5
  • Recent & Well-Maintained Japanese Bikes
  • Safe & Exceptional Routes
  • Good Accommodation: Eat and sleep in the best locations. Standard hotel or homestay based on double, twins or triple shared room.
  • All meals on tour: Enjoy local Vietnamese food and drink in every region you visit.
  • Gasoline
  • Boat trips on Lakes or Rivers
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas
  • Helmets/Gloves and Bright reflecting Jackets
  • Hotel pick up
  • Dirt on your SHOES and FACE or more
  • Videos of the tour (send 1 week after the tour)

The tour excludes:

  • Riding Long Pants (we recommend a pair of jeans)
  • Personal insurance (this at your own risk)
  • Coverage for any damages to gear or the motorcycle
  • Air ticket
  • Visa fee (approximately 25 USD/person, depending on nationality)
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Tip, drinks, personal expense and other expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy

Notes:

  • We provide vehicle support and driver with an extra price of 150 USD/day/ truck upon your REQUEST!
  • A single stay will cost 20 USD extra/ day
  • If tours do not depart/ end in Hanoi then surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to Hanoi is 120 USD/ bike.
  • VAT Excluded from the price, if you want VAT included, 10% of the total price will be added.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

  • To secure your bookings we require a minimal of 30% deposit. Full payment will be made by cash or credit on the first day of the tour.
  • The rider is responsible for any bank charges (surcharge 3,5% if you pay by credit card )
  • If you cancel the tour before the departure date, you will lose 100% of the deposit.
  • If you cancel the tour after the departure date, you will lose 100% of the total cost/ fee of the tour for any reason.
  • A deposit of US$ 100 – 1,000 or more is required for each motorcycle for use in the guided or self-guided motorcycle tours. In case of a self-caused accident, your own participation is up to US$ 2,000 or more.

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