Sapa trekking and Coc Ly Tuesday market
3 Days/4 Nights
This is a unique market, which takes places only on Tuesday. Coc Ly is a very small market locates by the Chay river, in Lao Cai province, where you can meet several ethnic minorities such as Flower H'mong, Black Dao , 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.
Night 1 (Saturday Night): 7.00pm Depart from Hanoi by taxi to Hanoi Railway Station and catch the night train to Lao Cai (soft sleeper with air-conditioning, 4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request)
Arrive in Lao Cai at 5:30 or 6:00am.
Day 1 (Sunday): Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat - Sin Chai Village (5 hours trekking, 12 km, 2 villages - B, L, )6 : 00 Am - Arrive to Lao Cai train station. Welcome by your local guide and driver. Take a drive of 40km to your hotel in Sapa town. Have breakfast in restaurant. The guide will help you to put your bags in the Hotel luggage store then take you to explore Sapa town. Back to the Hotel for check in. Have lunch.
After lunch, a walk down to the South-West of Sapa (around 4km), pass through the market to the sealed pathways to Cat Cat village. This twisty beautiful vista road leads you to stairs where we descend to the centre of the Black H'mong’s village then keep going down to the Cat Cat waterfall. This is a chance to see the hydroelectric power station established by the French. You can swim in the small river if weather permits. Walk along by the river about 6km to visit Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up to the road back to Sapa. You have free time to have dinner and to explore Sapa town at night.
Overnight at hotel in Sapa town.
Day 2 (Monday): Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai Villages - Sapa (7 hours trekking, 17 km, 3 villages - B,L, )Breakfast at Hotel. Trekking down the valley where to visit 2 villages of the H'mong and the Dzay. Picnic lunch on the way or in a local family. Go on visiting the Red Dzao in Giang Ta Chai village, visiting a waterfall and a suspension bridge. Walk up to the road for the transfer back to Sapa. Free for your dinner and your own leisure.
Overnight at hotel in Sapa town.
Day 3 (Tuesday): Sapa - Coc Ly Market - Lao Cai - Hanoi (B,L,)After breakfast, you will travel by car to Coc Ly, which is 100km from Sapa. You arrive in Coc Ly by the time where the market is the most crowded. Every Tuesday morning, minorities from surrounding villages 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 in a village. The trip will also offer 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 Lao Cai.
You can have dinner at a restaurant in Lao Cai before catching the night train back to Hanoi.
Overnight in the A/C soft sleeper wooden Cabin. (4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request).
Arrive in Hanoi around 5:00 AM next day. Tour ends.
Includes:- Full transportation by A/C vehicle as tour program indicated.
- A/C 4 berth soft sleeper train (4people/cabin)
- Sightseeing fees and permits.
- English speaking guide
- Boat trip
- All meals as mentioned in program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Accommodation as program, based in twin sharing or double (on request)
Excludes:- Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
- Insurance, Personal expenses, Tips and emergency transfers.
Because Coc Ly market open every Tuesday so the tour departure: every Saturday or Monday
Price: Private tour
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