Sapa - Bacha - Cocly Markets And Boat Trip
|Price: 250 USD 320 USD|
|Route: Sapa - Bac Ha - Ban Ho village - Coc Ly market|
|Duration: 3 days, 2 nights|
|Highlight: Visiting Bac Ha and Coc Ly market to experience the culture of Mountainous, Trekking to visit Ban ho village to witness the rural life|
- Detailed Program
Sapa - BacHa - Cocly Markets & Boat Trip
(Minimum: group of 2 people)
I took an organized tour to Coc Ly, a village 70 km from Sapa, that has an interesting market (according to Lonely Planet). I wanted to see it because there are other ethnic minorities who trade goods. The only ethnic majority you really notice here are the H'monh people. Whether they are the Black H'mong, the Flower H'mon, the White H'mong, the I-don't-know-what-else H'mong, they are everywhere. Usually selling stuff on the street. In Sapa you also se the Red Dao people, who are really friendly, not pushy like the H'monh and have the ability of learning foreign languages fast. Well, in Coc Ly you can also see the Tay and the Nung people. The market is small but interesting. You can buy meat and traditional clothes, radios and dishes, vegetables and knives - in short, everything. From the market we took a nice ride on a boat to the Black H'Mong village, where we had lunch. Our guide was funny and always singing Vietnamese songs...
Night 1 (Saturday): SAPA TREKKING TOUR: Hanoi - Laocai ( Overnight on the train )
7h30pm: taxi take you from your hotel in Hanoi to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train at at 8h35PM to get to Laocai Station. Sleep on the train.(4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request).
Day 1 (Sunday): SAPA TREKKING TOUR: Sapa - Bacha market - Sapa (B/L/D)
Picked up at Laocai Railway Station by jeep for 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 colourful 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 another village (BanPho village) Say good bye to BacHa market 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. Check in hotel.
Day 2 (Monday) SAPA TREKKING TOUR: Sapa - Banho village - Sapa (B/L/D)
Jeep to Supan village and a short walk to BanHo village to visit the Tay ethnic people who have houses on stilts. Lunch at a local family in Ban Ho Village. Back to Sapa
Day 3 (Tuesday): SAPA TREKKING TOUR: Sapa - Cocly market (B/L/D)
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 - BaoNhai and then take jeep back to Laocai Station for the night train to Hanoi. Have dinner before getting on the train. The tour finish.
Rate in USD per person - Valid until 31 Dec
Except Christmas & New Year period
|Class||Number Of Person (US Dollar)|
|2-3 pax||4-5 pax||6-7 pax||Single Sup|
Accommodation offering in this trip
|Hotel in Sapa||Standard||Superior||Deluxe|
|Sapa Goldensea||Bamboo, Holiday view||Victoria|
- All meals on the tour ( 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 breakfast )
- 1 local beer or soft drink at every lunch and dinner,
- English-speaking guide, Entrance fees, Security permits.
- Accommodation (Hotel and home-stay),
- Night Train tickets 2 ways Hanoi - Laocai - Hanoi (soft sleeper with air-conditioning, cabin of 04 berth - Tulico Train/Ratraco Train)
- Transport by private Jeep as tour program.
- Jeep go and back as the program (motorbike for group of 1 person)
- Phone calls, other private expenses.
Notes: Advised to take good walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent and Sunscreen...
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