Sapa Villages & Coc Ly Market - 3Days/4Nights

Leaving Sa Pa early Tuesday morning or picked up in Lao Cai arriving with the train from Hanoi, we drive with land cruiser to Coc Ly Market. The drive from SaPa will take us approx. 2 1/2 hour. We visit the market with all it's colourful ethnic people such as Flower Hmong, Phu La and Dao Tuyen who gathers to buy and sell.

Before lunch we go on a short trek to the nearby village of Sa Koun Ho which is inhabited by the Flower Hmong and Black Dao minority.

We enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before we leave Coc Ly and drive to Trung Do village - inhabited by Tay minority. From the village we go by boat down the river, where we experience the magnificent sight of the beautiful caves and bustling life on the riverbank. The boat trip takes us about 2-2 1/2 hours before we are picked up by our jeep. The jeep takes us back to Sa Pa or to Lao Cai train station depending of your wishes.


Pick up at your proposed Hotel at 20:00 then transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for boarding to Lao Cai by Express Train at 21:10. 
Overnight in the A/C soft sleeper wooden Cabin. ( 4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request ). 

Day 1: (Sunday) Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Chai Village - TaVan Village (6 hours trekking, 16 km, 3 villages - B, L, D) 
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 to leave some luggages if you don't want to carry it all during the trek. Have breakfast and relax. Start from Sapa at 10:00 AM by jeep/car and then get down to a valley, visit an H'mong village and the hydroelectric power station built by the French. Take a small path to go and visit other 2 villages of the H'mong and the Dzay people (Lao Chai and Ta Van village). Stay in Ta Van Village at a Dzay family. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner at the family. 
Night 2: Overnight at homestay.

Day 2: (Monday) TaVan Village - Giang Ta Chai Village - Sapa (5 hours trekking, 14 km, 2 villages - B, L, D) 

Breakfast at the home-stay, take the road to Giang Ta Chai village to see the Red Dzao people via the paths through terraces and bamboo forests. Visit a waterfall, a suspension bridge. Picnic lunch and cross the river. Visit an H'mong village up to the mountain. Transfer back to Sapa. Visit the ancient stone circle on the way back. Check in hotel, dinner in Sapa. 
Night 3: Overnight at hotel in Sapa town.

Day 3: (Tuesday) Sapa - Coc Ly Market - Boat Trip on Chay River - Lao Cai - Hanoi (B, L, D) 

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave from Sapa early at 7:00 AM for Coc Ly market by car, which is situated 90km far from Sapa. Enjoy the peaceful life of different minority peoples ( Flower H'mong, Black Dzao, Tay, Dzay). 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. Get off the boat to visit a village of the Tay Minority ( Trung Do village) by the river. After the boat trip, visit a small town - Bao Nhai and then take transfer back to Lao Cai Station for the night train to Hanoi. Have dinner before getting on the night train.
Overnight in the A/C soft sleeper wooden Cabin. ( 4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request ).

Night 4: Arrive in Hanoi around 5:00 AM next day. Tour ends. Type of tour:   Private tour, Medium Trekking
Departure:       Every Saturday, Sunday or Monday
Meeting Point: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter


--- Number of Persons in Group/Pax ---
Price in US dollars per person - Private tour


2 pax

3 - 4 pax

5 - 6 pax

7 - 8 pax

Single SUPP

Standard (2*)






Mid-range (3*)






Superior (3*+)






Deluxe (4*)







As indicated: (A/C= Air-conditioning, O/N= Overnight, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)


Tariff for this trip: The tariff may differentiate according to number of participants and the high or low seasons in Vietnam. Please contact our travel consultant for the price of this trip.



- Full transportation by private A/C vehicle as tour program indicated.
- A/C 4 berth soft sleeper train (join cabin - wooden cabin)
- Sightseeing fees and permits.
- English or French speaking guide
- All meals as mentioned in program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Accommodation as program, based in twin sharing or double (on request)



- Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
- International flight and international airport tax on departure
- Insurance, Personal expenses, Tips and emergency transfers.



Standard: Fansipan View Hotel/ Sao Mai Hotel
Mid-range: Bamboo Hotel/ Sao Mai Hotel
Superior: Chau Long Hotel/ Sao Mai Hotel
Deluxe: Victoria Sapa Hotel/ Sao Mai Hotel



- Keep your luggage and money by yourself.
- Inform in advance if you are vegetarian.
- Take original passports, good and comfortable trekking shoes, insect repellent, torches, sun scream, towels, rain gear and extra warm clothes.