This is a unique market, which takes place only on Tuesday. Coc Ly is a very small market where you can meet several ethnic minorities such as Flower Hmong, Black Zao, 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.
Enjoyed time at Coc Ly Market
Code : CLM – 03
After having breakfast, you will travel by car from Lao Cai Railway Station. The ride is relatively flat from Lao Cai. It will take you through rural area. The road is rougher for the last 30km. You arrive in Coc Ly by the time where the market is the most crowded.
Coc Ly market locates by the Chay River, which flows from China. Every Tuesday morning, minorities from surrounding villages such as Flower Hmong, Black Zao and Tay, 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 a beach or later in a village.
The trip will also offers 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.
Boat trip on Chay river
Approx: 5 hours driving/ 1.5 hours boat cruise/ 0.5-hour walking/ 1-hour lunch
Note: The trip could be started and finished at Sapa or Lao Cai Railways Station, according to your wishes. Departure time should be no later than 6.00.
- All needed equipments, transports
- English, French speaking guide, entrance fee, permits
- Boat trip on chay river
Tour Exclusion :
- Train ticket
- Personal expense
What to bring:
- Sun Block
- Wide brim hat
- Camera + Film
- Comfortable shoes
- Rain gear
- Warm clothes
- Insect Repellent
- Original Passport
Please feel free to contact us at anytime if further information is needed as below :
024 Dong Loi – Sapa – Lao Cai
S. R VIETNAM
Tel : (+84) 20 3871 245
Fax : (+84) 20 3871 844
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