Tour route & transport: Sapa – Coc Ly Market – Sapa by Private Vehicle
Tour code & style: VP 19 – Private Market Tour
This is a unique market taken place only on Tuesday. Coc Ly is a very small market where you can meet several ethnic minority groups such as the Flower H’mong, Black Dao, Phu La, Nung and Tay. The trip offers you a one-way motor boat ride along Chay River and a short walk to Trung Do village of Tay minority.
After having breakfast, you will travel with Viet Bridge Legend’s experienced guide by car to Bac Ha, 70 kms Northeast of Lao Cai city and 110 kms from Sapa. The ride, which is relatively flat from Lao Cai, will take you through rural areas. The road is rather rougher for the last 30kms. You arrive in Coc Ly by the time when the market is most crowded.
Coc Ly market is located by the Chay River, which flows into Vietnam from China. Every Tuesday morning, minorities from surrounding villages such as the Flower H’mong, Black Dao and Tay gather to sell and buy their products.
In case the Chay river’s water level is high enough and the motor-boat is allowed to run, you will take a cruise downstream the river, experiencing the picturesque scenes on the river banks. The trip will also offers you a visit to Trung Do village of Tay minority, where you can stop at a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea. You then continue cruising further downstream to Bao Nhai bridge;
If it is not possible for the cruise, you will take a short transfer then walk along a path which leads you to the Trung Do village. After visitng the village, you cross the river to visit a Flower Hmong village before walking along the river in around 2 hours to Bao Nhai bridge where your vehicle is waiting for your journey back to Sapa.
Finish Tuesday Coc Ly Market at around 4PM.
Approx: 5 hours driving/ 1 hour boat cruise or 2 hours walking, 1 hour for market.
Private air-conditioned vehicle, tour guide, lunch, entrance fees, boat trip, drinking water, wet tissue.
Tips and beverage, personal expense, insurance, other services not mentioned above
No of travelers: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Price: $94 $60 $51 $46 $44 $41 $39 $38
What to bring:
Camera, hat, sun cream, sun glasses, raincoat, comfortable clothing and footwear for walking, happy smile along with you