Cao Son Market – Muong Khuong Town – Lao Cai Province

Cao Son Market – Muong Khuong Town – Lao Cai Province

Route
Sapa or Lao Cai —> Cao Son —> Muong Khung —> Sapa or Lao Cai
Grade
Easy

Description/Itinerary

Cao Son Market is a small/medium sized market held every Wednesday. Set among beautiful rolling mountains this is a colourful market full of local products and handicrafts. Here you will find Flower Hmong (Red H’mong), Phu La, Black Dao and Chinese traders engaged in business.

As with most markets, it starts early. So an early start is again advised. A typical itinerary for Cao Son Market would be:

Drive to Cao Son (120 km / 2h 45m from Sapa, or 85 km / 2 hour from Lao Cai).
Enjoy spending time walking around the market taking in the sights and sounds (not to mention tastes) and perhaps engage in some business with the local people.
After the market, stop in Muong Khung for lunch and then pay a visit to pineapple and tea plantations.
Drive back to Sapa or Lao Cai.

 

Included
Tour guide, private transport, lunch, village entrance fees
Not Included
Drinks, personal travel insurance, tips
Price

All prices are quoted in USD.

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Price $195 per person $105 per person $75 per person $60 per person $52 per person $46 per person