Cao Son Market Tours

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Cao Son Market is a small, local market situated in the Muong Khuong district of Lao Cai province in Northern Vietnam. For visitors, it’s a chance to interact with the hill tribe villagers of the area, including the H’Mong, Nung, Black Dao, and Han tribes. Visiting the market gives international guests the opportunity to learn about the culture of these tribes via the food, crafts, and customs adopted in the villagers’ daily lives.

Open each Wednesday, this colorful ethnic market is set against the backdrop of a magnificent mountainous landscape, surrounded by lush farmland, rice fields, and pine plantations, as well as the mighty Chay River. Along with handmade crafts and clothing, the market sells all manner of food, and the local cuisine can even be washed down with the region’s very own wine.

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Cao Son Market is open each Wednesday, with the early morning being the best time to visit. Visitors can arrive via road or opt for the scenic route by booking a boat tour along the Chay River.
Address: Muong Khuong District, Lao Cai, Vietnam
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Cao Son Market and Local Hilltribe Village Day Trip from Sapa

(Every Wednesday) On this trip you will visit one of the smallest local markets in Lao Cai province. It is a beautiful market located in the heart of the mountains. The trip takes you through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery that Vietnam has to offer. The market takes place on every Wednesday, and still sustains its original features. Here you will meet the Flower H’mong, the Nung and the Black Dao minorities, and in the afternoon you will have a chance to take a short walk in White Dao village or enjoy a motor boat cruise on Chay River before heading back to Lao Cai.
  • Duration: 8 hours
$135.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
$135.00 USD

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