The market sells the most livestock, especially buffalo. Going to the market is not to buy goods but to exchange culture with people living along the Vietnam-China border.
Check-in at milestone 171 at the confluence of the Chay River, the border marker between Vietnam and China.

Every Saturday, from 8 am to 5 pm

6:00 am: Car and tour guide pick you up at your hotel or motel. Take guests out to breakfast.
8:00 am: The group moves to Bac Ha town center and then continues to Can Cau market, about 20 km from Bac Ha.

8:30 am: You arrive at Can Cau market. A place to meet and exchange goods of the H’Mong people. The market is divided into 2 areas, above is the people’s market, and below is the largest livestock market in Lao Cai province, mainly buffaloes with hundreds of black buffalos standing throughout the large area.

10:30: You visit milestone 171, Vietnam – China border at the confluence of the Chay River, in Nan San commune, Si Ma Cai, Lao Cai. Then continue moving to Ta Van Chu commune. At Ta Van Chu, you can visit Say’house in Su Man Khang village, a Hmong house as beautiful as a movie set.

12:00: Have lunch and enjoy local specialties
13:30: You return to Bac Ha and continue the program to Sa Pa



Located next to the romantic Chay River, Coc Ly market has a vibrant and bustling rhythm, imbued with the atmosphere of a high market. The name Coc Ly still means Goc Man, this place is still quite wild and not much affected by tourism.

07:00: Car and guide pick you up at the hotel or at the train station to depart for Bac Ha to witness firsthand the architecture of the not-too-big but unique market, Coc Ly Market. Coc Ly Market is like a picture of vibrant life and breathtaking poetic beauty: the Mekong River flows slowly, surrounded by Northwest mountains and forests, momentarily covered by a light veil of jade. Each person of the Tay, Nung, Dao, or Mong ethnic groups in traditional costumes with patterns and slave motifs flocked to the market. Although Coc Ly market is an ethnic market, it is divided quite specifically into separate trading areas. Mountain forest products will focus on one area, and household appliances, or jewelry on a separate area. The most prominent is still the poultry and poultry farming area. The atmosphere in this area is quite hot and crowded. The special thing when participating in this market that visitors should not miss is the vibrant food court. Steam rising from the dishes along with whispers of conversation, the sound of bowls and chopsticks colliding… extremely bustling and crowded.

10:00: Arrive at the Market, you automatically shop and learn about the unique local culture. Immerse yourself in the prosperous, joyful atmosphere at the market and try your hand at shopping with the locals here.
12:00: You have lunch at the restaurant. In addition, you can also enjoy the famous Thang Co specialty with Bac Ha corn wine.

13:00: You move to Sapa.
15:30: Arrive in Sapa, check in to the hotel and rest



Sin Cheng Market is located in the center of Sin Cheng commune, Si Ma Cai district, Lao Cai. The market is a gathering place for many ethnic groups: Mong, Nung, Tay, Thu Lao… to interact, exchange and trade.
In many highland districts of Lao Cai, horses are no longer the only means of transportation like before, but at Sin Cheng market people can still easily see horses carrying goods every day.

Every Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

6:00 am: Car and tour guide pick you up at your hotel or motel. Take guests out to breakfast.
8:00 am: The group moves to Bac Ha town center and then continues to Sin Cheng market, about 40km from Bac Ha, and has great check-in points along the way.

9:30 am: You arrive at Sin Cheng market, where many ethnic groups gather: H’Mong Hoa, Nung, Tay, and Thu Lao. Here you will find green vegetables, tubers, fruits… from cold regions grown by people in the fields to ensure clean quality. Visit the butcher shop, you can buy black pork, dried buffalo meat… In particular, you can buy Sin Cheng duck eggs for 6,000 VND/egg, an extremely famous specialty of Sin Cheng.

10:30: Visit the ancient house in San Chung village of the Chinese H’Mong people with the characteristic features of a walled house and yin-yang tiled roof.
11:00: You move to Bac Ha town center, have lunch, and enjoy local specialties.

13:30: You move to Sapa.
16:00: Arrive in Sapa, check in to the hotel and rest



Bac Ha market is the largest market in the Bac Ha district and one of the largest markets in the northern mountainous provinces. The market is located right in the center of town. Here, visitors can enjoy specialties only found in the highlands such as red pho, thang co, and corn wine; Shop for local agricultural products such as mustard greens, dong quai, turmeric, and other precious medicinal herbs or experience some production and daily activities of the Tay, Mong Hoa, Phu La ethnic groups. After Going to the market, visitors can visit Hoang A Tuong not far away, and learn about the history of the formation and development of Bac Ha district.

Visit Bac Ha market – a famous market in Lao Cai
Visit local people’s stalls
Visit the unique and bustling horse market, buffalo market, and pig market
Enjoy ethnic dishes and specialty wines
Buy handmade souvenirs made of brocade

06:00: Car and guide pick you up at the hotel or the train station. Then take you to breakfast in Lao Cai City.
07:00: The group will visit Bac Ha market, about 110 km from Sapa – a famous market in Lao Cai that only opens once a week on Sunday.
09:30: Arriving at the market, you will walk to visit the stalls of local people and witness firsthand the scene of traders from other localities coming to exchange goods with ethnic minorities, then you will visit the unique and bustling horse market and buffalo market. market, pig market. Coming to Bac Ha market, you will have the opportunity to enjoy ethnic dishes, specialty wines made from sticky rice, cassava, and corn as well as fresh fruits such as plums, apples, pears… Especially, you can chat with people. Come here through a tour guide and buy unique souvenirs woven from brocade.

12:00: The tour guide will take you to lunch and enjoy local specialties.

13:00: You move to Sapa.

15:30: Arrive in Sapa, check in to the hotel and rest