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Bac Ha & Coc Ly – special markets & boat trip – 4 days

  • Duration: 4 days -3 nights
  • Trip Code: SP9
  • Price: Price From: $200 - $587

Tour highlights : Experience the colorful Bac Ha & Coc Ly market, Visit to the villages of different hill-tribe peoples, Learn the past at  the H'mong King's house (King Hoang A Tuong), Taste the wines different sorts of fruits,  Enjoy the boat ride along the Chay river, Admire the stunning landscape of Sapa, Take a breath-taking view over the seasonal  terraced rice fields.

Day 1 : Hanoi - Laocai
Day 2: (Sunday): Lao Cai – Bac Ha market – Sapa ( B, L, D)
Day 3: (Monday): Sapa – Ban Ho – Sapa ( B, L, D)
Day 4: (Tuesday): Sapa – Coc Ly market – Lao Cai ( B, L, D )

  • meals included:: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
  • transport: Train, boat

Day 1 : Hanoi - Laocai
20 : 00 pm - Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Hanoi railway station for boarding the Express Train to Laocai. Overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper wooden cabin (4pax/cabin or 2pax/cabin on request).

Day 2: (Sunday): Lao Cai – Bac Ha market – Sapa ( B, L, D )

Picked up at Laocai Railway Station then drive to BacHa market. The beginning of the day on which you visit a big market filled with many different hill-tribe peoples. This is the most colorful market in North Vietnam. At the market, you have chance to enjoy BacHa people's simple but unique kinds of food with special wines made from rice, cassavas, corn and different sorts of fruits such as plumps, apples, peaches... talking to the minorities through the guide's interpretation. Leave the market for the H'mong King's house (King Hoang A Tuong) built by the French colonists and the Chinese in 1920. Return the town for lunch. In the afternoon, spend time visiting BanPho village. Say good bye to BacHa and get back to Sapa. On the way back, drop in to see the Vietnamese and Chinese Harbour Mouth in LaoCai. Reach Sapa late in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel in Sapa town

Day 3: (Monday): Sapa – Ban Ho – Sapa ( B, L, D )

Breakfast at the hotel. Start your trip buy take a jeep to Supan village and trek down to Ban Ho village. Have luch at the village then a short walk to visit the village of the Tay ethnic people who have houses on stilts. Back to Sapa. Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Sapa town

Day 4: (Tuesday): Sapa – Coc Ly market – Lao Cai ( B, L, D )

Breakfast at the hotel then leave from Sapa early at 7:00 AM for CocLy market, which is situated far from Sapa. Enjoy the peaceful life of 6 different minority peoples (Flower H'mong, Black Dzao, Tay, Dzay, HaNhi and Nung). The market is the chance for the minorities to meet and share joy and sorrows after the crops, to exchange one another's experience. Say goodbye to the market and get down onto a boat along Chay river. You are bound to feel great and find yourselves smaller among high rock mountains and to be surprised at white and breathtakingly waterfalls. The Fairy Cave is located deeply in the rocks. Get off the boat to visit a village of the Tay Minority (TrungDo village) by the river. After the boat trip, visit a small town – Bao Nhai and then take jeep back to Laocai Station for the night train to Hanoi. Overnigh on the A/c soft sleeper cabin. Arrive in Hanoi roughly 4:30 AM. The end of tour.

Hotel Class Price in party of Single
1 person 2 pax 3 - 4 pax 5 - 7 pax 8 - 10 pax
Standard** (Papillon hotel) $ 477 $ 297 $ 239 $ 212 $ 200 $ 40 Booking
First Class*** (Bamboo Sapa Hotel) $ 508 $ 316 $ 258 $ 232 $ 220 $ 50 Booking
Superior**** (Chau Long Hotel) $ 587 $ 359 $ 301 $ 275 $ 263 $ 80 Booking

(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$/person)

Tour price includes :

- Pick ups, transfer & sightseeing as per program by A/c private Russian jeep or minibus
- Full meals as per the tour program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- English/French-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Train tickets: Hanoi - Laocai - Hanoi (soft sleeper with air-conditioning)
- Accommodation at the hotel basic on double or twin sharing

Tour price excludes :

- Travel Insurance
- Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program
- Personal expense

Notes: Advised to take good walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen...

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