Sapa Trekking and Coc Ly Market Tour – 4 Days / 3 Nights

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This is a unique market, which takes place only on Tuesday. Coc Ly is a very small market where you can meet several ethnic minorities such as Flower Hmong, Black Zao, Phu La, Nung and Tay. The trip offers you a one-way boat ride along Chay River and a short walk to Trung Do village of Tay minority.

  • GVST – SP07
  • 4 Days/3 Nights
  • Every Sunday
  • Hanoi/ Hanoi
  • Sapa Market Tour
  • Suitable for travelers.
  • Absolutely good, please tell us your holiday wish list!
  • Private only – 2 persons minimum and above

Brief Itinerary

Day 1-Sunday: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
Day 2-Monday: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van
Day 3-Tuesday: Sapa – Coc Ly market – Lao Cai – Night train to Hanoi
Day 4-Wednesday: Hanoi – Arrival

Tour program:

Day 1-Sunday: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai

08:00PM: Pick up at lobby of the hotel in Hanoi; transfer to Hanoi Railways station for night train to Sapa.
Overnight on train.

Day 2-Monday: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B, L)

Accommodation: Holiday Sapa hotel
Around 06:30, we arrive at Lao Cai Railways station, welcome up on arrival by a local guide then transfer to Sapa where we enjoy our simple breakfast at local restaurant. In this morning, we first sneak through the Sapa market and leave the busy town behind, following a road going downhill to Cat Cat village. We will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station for a while before continuing the trek on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraces. We enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river. We eventually arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, where we can take a rest with picnic lunch.
After lunch, we head toward Muong Hoa valley, passing through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Tavan village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route. In the end of day, we return Sapa from Tavan by car. Overnight in Sapa town.

Approx: 0,5 hour driving / 5 hours walking / 1 hour lunch.

Day 3-Tuesday: Sapa – Coc Ly market – Lao Cai – Night train to Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast at hotel, we check out and travel by car to Coc Ly market. 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, we travel by boat downstream. Along the ride, we can enjoy magnificent sight of the beautiful caves and life on the riverbank. Having lunch later at a village.
The trip will also offers you a visit to Trung Do village of Tay minority, where we can stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea. We will go further downstream until we arrive to Bao Nhai Bridge. Here we get on the car for the journey back to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.

Approx: 5 hours driving/ 1.5 hours boat cruise/ 0.5-hour walking/ 1-hour lunch

Day 4-Wednesday: Hanoi – Arrival

Welcome up on arrival at Hanoi Railways station then transfer to hotel. Trip ends.

Price note:

This is cash price, credit card payment incurs 2.5% bank fee
This is private tour
Trip price valid to 30 September 2012

What’s included?

English speaking guide in Sapa
Private transfer in Hanoi/ Sapa
Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi: 4 soft sleeper berth cabin with A/ C
4 star resort with daily breakfast
Breakfast up on arrival at hotel
Entrance fees and permits
Boat trip on Chay river
Meals indicated in the itinerary

What’s excluded?

Soft drink (beer, coca cola…)
All other services not indicated above
Hotel in Hanoi

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