SAPA TREKKING & COC LY MARKET TOUR
2 Days / 3 Nights
Route: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Coc Ly Tuesday market – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi
Group tour: US$145/p.p
At a glance:
- Tour code: MT0095
- Tour style: Private tour
- Tour type: Hill tribes & market explorer
- Vehicle: Train & private car
- Accommodation: hotel
This market is only available on Tuesday, the market of Flower Hmong, Black Zao, Phu La, Nung and Tay minority. After the market trip, you will take a boat ride along Chay River and a short walk to Trung Do village of Tay minority.
Day 01: ( MON) Hanoi – Lao Cai (Train)
Day 02: (TUE) Lao Cai – Coc Ly Tuesday market – Sapa (B, L)
Day 03: (WED) Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa – Lao Cai (B, L)
Day 04: Hanoi
DAY 01: (MON) Hanoi – Lao Cai (Train)
We will catch the overnight train soft sleeper with AC to Lao Cai. The train leaves at 20:25′ from Hanoi railway station
DAY 02: (TUE) Lao Cai – Coc Ly Tuesday market – Sapa (B, L)
After meeting a guide at the Lao Cai railway station we have breakfast there and go to the Coc Ly Market for two hours by a van. The ride is relatively flat from Lao Cai. It will take you through rural area. The road is rougher for the last 30km. You arrive in Coc Ly by the time where the market is the most crowded.
Coc Ly market locates by the Chay River, which flows from China. Every Tuesday morning, minorities from surrounding villages such as Flower Hmong, Black Zao and Tay, gather to sell and buy their products. After visiting the market, you travel by boat downstream. Along the ride, you can enjoy magnificent sight of the beautiful caves and life on the riverbank. You will have lunch on a beach or later in a village.
The trip will also offers you a visit to Trung Do village of Tay minority, where you can stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea. You will go further downstream until you arrive to Bao Nhai Bridge. Here you get on the car for the journey back to Sapa. vernight in Sapa.
DAY 03: (WED) Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa – Lao Cai (B, L)
After having breakfast in a hotel we embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black H’mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by someof the friendliest people you can meet. Once on the valley floor you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages. Return to Sapa and then to Lao Cai railway station to get night train to Hanoi. The guide sees you off at Lao Cai train station and takes you on the train.
DAY 04: Hanoi arrival
Arrival Hanoi in the early morning, back to your hotel by yourself. End of all the services.
- All transfer and transportation vehicle with air conditionning
- Hotel in Sapa base on twin sharing room
- English speaking tour guide (Other on request)
- Train ticket : Hanoi – Lao cai – Hanoi (share cabin 4 berths-soft sleeper)
- Meals as listed in the itinerary: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner
- Boat trip in Chay river
- Entrance fees, water and others services
- Car and guide on free time
- Hotel in Hanoi
- Other meals and drinks
- Personal expense
- Travel insurance
Accommodation on this tour
Note: This trip can be optional for 1 more day in Sapa to conquer Fansipan summit by cable car system before going to visit Bac Ha market next day. Extra charge US$60/p.p
Conquer Fansipan summit by cable car system
After breakfast at your hotel, we depart for the Silver Waterfall . The Silver Waterfall is located about a half hour from Sapa town which offers stunning views over surrounding mountains and lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park. You are advised to stop by a farm for a cup of tea and talk with people to understand their local life. After that, we are driven to Tram Ton Pass where we will trek 30 minutes through the forest. Along the way, you have chances to see wild flowers. Trekking along the Golden Stream, you will arrive at Love Waterfall. It is the best place for relax in Sapa, returning to Tram Ton Pass. Then we continue our drive uphill to the Heavens Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam as well as the provincial border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. Enjoy fantastic view over the valley!
After that we will be transferred to cable car station where we will have 25 minutes travelling to Fanispan Mountain where is considered to be the most beautiful landscape of Vietnam now. Back to Sapa Town to have lunch then transfer to Lao Cai station to catch the night train back Hanoi
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