6h00: Upon arrive Lao Cai train station. Our guide and van will pick you up and take you to the restaurant nearby for breakfast and some break time, Leave for Lung Khau Nhin Market after your breakfast. You will enjoy beautiful scenery along the ride until you arrive in Muong Khuong, a small town near Chinese border, 50 kms Northeast of Lao Cai. From there, you turn onto a dirt road which goes up in mountains for another 11 kms to reach the tiny market. Lung Khau Nhin market, which is almost untouched by the modern life, will offer you a great opportunity to meet the Nung, Flower H’mong, Black Dao, Tu Di and Giay minorities gathering to purchase local products such as foods and materials for agriculture and fabric. It is also possible to take a visit to the Black Dao village of Sin Lung Chai, where you can experience the daily live of the local people. At the market, you also have a chance to talk with minorities through the guide’s interpretation. Lunch served at the Muong Khung town.
Say good bye to market and get back to Lao Cai City. On the way back, drop into see the Vietnamese and Chinese Harbor Mouth in LaoCai. Transfer up to the romatic mountain town of Sapa or back to Laocai train station for night train. Ending of tour.
– English speaking guide
– Reasonable supply of bottled drinking water
– Entrance fees and permits