Off-road Sapa Motorbike Tour via Bac Ha and Can Cau Markets – 2 days

Duration : 02/Days
Destination : Sapa → Lao Cai → Bac Ha → Can Cau Market

From: $338/person

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Motorbike trip has been a popular form of travel for the young generation, particularly the professional bikers, as it evokes the initiative in moving and the curiosity to explore marvelous landscapes. And one of the most well-known spots for motorcycle backpackers is Sapa, a wondrous tourist attraction in the north of Vietnam with the most ubiquitous Northwest markets, Bac Ha and Can Cau markets.

During the motorbike trip, travelers will be immersed in the unique atmosphere of mountainous areas, experiencing cultural traditions such as savoring the typically indigenous dishes and exploring the bustling mountainous kermis views. The vibrant, colorful, and lively market atmosphere is bound to appeal and leave you the memorable experiences. 

Let’s join the Off-road Sapa Motorbike Tour via Bac Ha and Can Cau Markets – 2 days to explore such above distinguished characteristics of mountainous kermises. 

  • Departure: From 01 person
  • ThemeNature/Soft Adventure, Traditional culture
  • SuitableTravel with friends, Active traveler, Solo traveler
ITINERARY

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

+ Experiencing the atmosphere of two of the unique highland markets in the Northwest

+ Experiencing the unique culture with its own identity of the ethnic minorities here.

+ Visiting the historical site of Bac Ha temple, which is ranked as a national historical relic in 2003.

+ Experiencing the spectacular and mysterious routes

 

Day 1Off-road Sapa Motorbike Tour to Lao Cai, Bac Ha Market, Can Cau Market

 

After having a full breakfast in Sapa with the highest calories, we kick off our tour to Lao Cai. To catch up on the peak conditions of the tour, Honda Motorbikes ranging from 125cc – 150cc engines are preferential and ensure your bike is properly serviced for a long journey. From Lao Cai, passing Highway 4D, visitors will reach Phong Nien commune, Bao Thang District. Along the provincial road 153, through Bac Ha Town, is our first destination – Can Cau Market, located in Can Cau commune, nearly 100km from the northeast of Lao Cai. 

Set in the mountains, 9km south of the Chinese border, Can Cau market is renowned as one of the fascinating open-air markets in Sapa, specializing in livestock and local cuisine. From a far distance, you will feast on the breathtaking view of Can Cau Market, surrounded by terraced fields successively clinging to the mountainside. And there are outlines of majestic mountains over the horizon that paints a picturesque. 

Entering the market, visitors will be overwhelmed by the variegated costumes of the local Hmong and the diversity of goods from the indigenous and Chinese traders.

The market is divided into separate zones for items such as veggies, utensils, brocade products, cattle, and poultry. Furthermore, you find a sense of coziness when gathering in tents with smoke rising, noisy sounds of chopsticks hitting, and the great smell of food. Your mouth will be watering with the sample local dishes and beverages. Thang Co is the most popular dish you absolutely have to try here. It encompasses various organs of some species (pig, cow, buffalo) and herbs (lemongrass, ginger, bouquet garni). After visiting the Can Cau market, we will return to Bac Ha to check in at the hotel and enjoy supper.

Summary:

Distance: 135 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Sapa motorbike tours to discovering the unique markets Can Cau - Bac Ha Market DAY 1

Day 2Off-road Sapa Motorbike Tour from Bac Ha to Lao Cai and back to Sapa

 

We start the 2nd day of the Sapa motorbike tour by visiting Bac Ha market early in the morning. Bac Ha is a northeastern district of Lao Cai province, home to ethnic groups such as H’Mong, Kinh, Dao, Tay, Nung, Phu La, Hoa, etc., with unique cultural diversity. The weather here is sprinkling and a bit cold which is great for a barbecue. Before arriving at the market, let’s stop by a small cozy restaurant to try some. 

In the past, the Bac Ha market was on the ground near the foothill, but nowadays, it has been upgraded. The internal market is divided into separate stalls for specific products. You can buy anything from household supplies like pots and shovels to clothes, herbs, precious medicines, cows and buffaloes, etc. The most interesting area is probably the one where hand-embroidered brocade stalls are. The handiness and crafting skills of ethnic females are fully displayed on brocade products which are carefully worked on and take months to complete meticulously by their hands. 

After exploring the marketing and enjoying local foods and drinks, we will head to the next place – Bac Ha Temple. The temple is located in the district center with a magnificent, sacred, and ancient appearance blended with charming mountain sceneries. On October 29, 2003, the State ranked Bac Ha Temple as a National Cultural and Historical Relic. The annual festival of Bac Ha Temple is on July 7 (lunar month) to commemorate the death of the hero Gia Quoc Cong Van Mat Vu. During the festival, there are many interesting activities such as arts, tug, Chinese chess, folk games, cockfighting, dancing, and so on.

We are leaving Bac Ha, where the traditional culture and values ​​of the Northwest highland ethnic groups stay. We head to Lao Cai station to return to Hanoi at a time to wrap up our Sapa motorbike tours. 

Summary:

Distance: 100 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Sapa motorbike tours 2 day- day 2

END OF TOUR

LUXURY PRICE

Vietnam motorbike tours prices for a guided Vietnam motorcycle tour

*Full package, no hidden cost surprises

Guided Tour

(On-road)

Hymalaya / Versy 300

Honda CB 500x

BMW GS1200

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Two peopleContact UsContact UsContact Us
Three people310 USD/day/person315 USD/day/person495 USD/day/person
From four people290 USD/day/person299 USD/day/person475 USD/day/person

Guided Tour

(Under 20% Off-road)

Honda XR150L

Honda CRF300L

Suzuki DRZ 400

One person219 USD/day/person249 USD/day/person259 USD/day/person
Two people199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person
Three people179 USD/day/person199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person
From four people169 USD/day/person189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person

Guided Tour

(From 50% Off-road)

Honda XR150L

Honda CRF300L

Suzuki DRZ400

One person239 USD/day/person269 USD/day/person279 USD/day/person
Two people219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person259 USD/day/person
Three people199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person
From four people189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person229 USD/day/person

Luxury Price Includes :

  • Well-experienced English Speaking Tour Guide (also good at Mechanical Skills – Photographer)
  • Recent & Well-Maintained CRF 300L – Gasoline
  • 25% Riding Time Offroad per day ( Enduro Routes upon your request )
  • Good Accommodation: 4-star hotels – resort based on twin rooms and high standard homestay to know more about the cultures.
  • All meals on tour: Enjoy local food in every region you visit.
  • Water – Solf Drinks
  • Boat trips on Lakes or Rivers – Ferry
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas
  • International Airport Pickup – Drop Off
  • 1 Night of Ethnic Entertainment at Homestay for a group from 2 riders
  • Helmets – Gloves – Protection Guard for Elbows & Knees – Pants (If we have your size )
  • Riding Shirt for souvenirs
  • Hotel Before the Tour
  • 4G simcard
  • Overnight Train Ticket (soft bed) and bike shipping fee from Lao Cai – Sapa

Luxury Price Excludes :

  • Personal insurance – Travel insurance (this is at your own risk)
  • Motorbike insurance to Cover any damages to the motorcycle (Click here to know more)
  • Air ticket – Visa fee (approximately 25 USD/person, depending on nationality)
  • Tip, personal expenses, and other expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy
  • The Hotel After riding

Luxury Price Notes :

  • For a group of from
    • 5 riders, The professional Mechanic comes for free
    • 10 riders, a Pickup Truck is free for escorting ( Under 10 riders, it will be USD 150 / 1 day)
  • A single stay will cost USD 40 / 1 night / 1 single room.
  • The cameraman costs USD 200 / 1 day (Flycam – professional photos and clips)
  • If tours do not depart/ end at the departure spot, the surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to the departure spot is USD 90 / 1 dirtbike – USD 200 / 1 above 500cc bike
  • VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUEST.
Bikes with stadard price

1. Suzuki DR-Z400

Price only from 209 USD/day/rider

2. Honda CB500X

Price only from 299 USD/day/rider

3. BMW GSA 1250

Price only from 399 USD/day/rider

5. YAMAHA WR 155CC

Price only from 170 USD/day/rider

4. HONDA XR150L

Price only from 150 USD/day/rider

6. HONDA CRF 300L/250L

Price only from 189 USD/day/rider

STANDARD PRICE INCLUDES :
  • English Speaking Tour Guide (Good at mechanical skills – Photographer)
  • Recent & Well-Maintained CRF 250L – Gasoline
  • At least 25% riding offroad per day (Please let us know if you only like riding on-road)
  • Good Accommodation: 3 hotels based on twin rooms or homestay.
  • All meals on tour: Enjoy local food in every region you visit.
  •  Water – Solf Drinks
  • Boat trips on Lakes or Rivers – Ferry
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas
  • International Airport Pickup – Drop Off
  • 1 Night of Ethnic Entertainment at Homestay for a group from 2 riders
  • Helmets – Gloves – Protection Guard for Elbows & Knees – Pants (If we have your size)
STANDARD PRICE EXCLUDES:
  • Personal insurance – Travel insurance (this is at your own risk)
  • Motorbike insurance to Cover any damages to the motorcycle (Click here to know more)
  • Air ticket – Visa fee (approximately 25 USD/person, depending on nationality)
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses, and other expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy
  • The Hotel at night Before / After riding
STANDARD PRICE NOTES:
  • Pickup Truck for escorting cost USD 150 / 1 day
  • A single stay will cost USD 30 / 1 night / 1 single room.
  • The cameraman costs USD 200 / 1 day (Flycam – professional photos and clips)
  • If tours do not depart/ end at the departure spot, the surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to the departure spot is USD 90 / 1 dirtbikeUSD 200 / 1 above 500cc bike
    VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUES

BOOKING CONDITIONS

1. Deposits and Payment Policy

  • We require a deposit of 30% of the total upon confirmation of booking tour. The remaining balance will be paid 45 days before departure. Your booking may be considered canceled if the full balance is not received by Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club by that time.
  • You can choose the payment method by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by you.
  • After receiving your payment, we will issue you the final confirmation of the detailed itinerary and services via e-mail.

2. Cancellation and Refunds

  • Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club takes no responsibility for any flight delays or scheduled changes at any stage throughout the trip.
  • We have the discretion to change the itinerary or delay the tour due to weather, local conditions, politics, or various other reasons with our notification in advance.
  • During the tour, should you be found to break any of the rules without the prior exception from the tour leader, we have the discretion to cancel the tour with no refunds applied.
  • During the tour, should your bike have minor technical problems, our guide/mechanic will attempt to fix it as quickly as possible. In the event that the bike can not be fixed within the day, we will endeavor to substitute a bike of a similar type to ensure your trip is not interrupted.
  • Should you have to cancel the tour due to special reasons, you may transfer your booking to another person. However, you will be liable for your nominee paying their monies in full.

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