Bac Ha and Coc Ly Market 3Days Tour
Bac Ha is a small Saturday market near the Chinese border. It is very beautiful with colorful ethnic minorities’ costumes. Here you can meet several minorities such as Flower H’Mong and Black Dao, and Nung minorities. The market offers a variety of local products that cannot be found in other areas. Monday you would visit the Coc Ly market..
Night 1 ( saturday night ): Hanoi to Lao Cai by the night train
Take overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Pick up from you hotel or be ready at our office at 20.00 for a short transfer to Hanoi Station to take the overnight train to Lao Cai City. Overnight on the train.
¨ Day01 ( Sunday ): Lao Cai - Bac Ha and visit the Bac Ha Market
Our waiting guide welcomes you at the Gate of Lao Cai train station by sign of your name. Early arrival in Lao Cai, on the Chinese border, you will meet your local guide and driver as soon as you check out the station, freshen up and Breakfast before taking 2 hour drive through scenic countryside and then uphill to Bac Ha town at the elevation about 800m above sea level. Check in your hotel, take a quick shower and heading to the market place which is at its best time, crowded with tribal people includes H’mong, Zao, Tay and Phu La. At the market, the Flower H’mong is majority in number and the most eyed catching due to their colorful embroidered costumes. After hours wandering around the market, being excited with the festive atmosphere, taking hundreds of pictures, you may wish to slow down and drop in one the finest restaurant to sample local dishes, taste some corn wine.
The market ends in the afternoon and you will follow locals along the way back to Pho Village of the Tay and Flower H’mong, located in a fantastic valley for a discovery of the village.
* Meals includes: Breakfast, Lunch / Dinner on your own
* Accommodation: hotel in Bac Ha town
Day 02 ( Monday): Trekking to some villages arround Bac Ha
Bac Ha is not only well-known for its Sunday Market but also famous for stunning scenery of the surrounding area and the diversity in culture of the ethnic minority inhabitants. We had designed some walking trips, different in length and grade for exploring tribal villages and depending on your fitness and liking you may choose the right one for you with your guide’s help.
Depart from hotel on foot, you will follow walking path which forms a loop, uphill and down valleys, passing through terraced rice paddies, corn fields, pine forest and many plump gardens…to pay visiting to Tay, Flower H’mong and Phu La ethnic villages. Arriving back to the hotel in the afternoon and the rest of the day is set at your leisure .
* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch / Dinner on your own
* Accommodation: hotel in Bac Ha town
Day3 ( Tuesday): Coc Ly minority market – Lao Cai train station - night train to Hanoi
Coc Ly market is a rural market on every Tuesday. About 55 km away from Bac Ha town, the market place lies on the bank of the Chay River, surrounded by steep mountains which are covered with fabulous forest. Attending the market, minority peoples such as H’mong, Zao, Tay, Nung… from remote villages have to wake up very early, walking up and down hills for hours.
Leaving Bac Ha for an hour drive along the main road for an hour, and then turn right to a tough road for 18 km, passing some narrow canyons, mountain passes…stunning scenery! Arriving at the market at its most crowded time, you will join the locals for your one experience until noon. After a simple Lunch, you will board a sampan following the Chay River downstream to explore this off the beaten track region for a discovery of wild nature and minority way of life.
Meet our car again near Trung Do village of the Tay in late afternoon and transfer to Lao Cai station for the overnight train back. You then board on the train you will arrive next morning at around 6 Am in Hanoi Train Station. Transport back to your hotel is by yourself.
* Meals : Breakfast, Lunch includes & Dinner by your own.
* Accommodation: On the train
Tour Price per person in US Dollars: ( private tour )
Join Group tour: Not Available
No of pax
Under 5 free, from 6 to 10 charge 75 %, 12 years and above pay for adult price
Notice: upgrade 2beds cabin( private cabin on train): USD/ 2person/ way
• Pick up at the hotel you stay in Hanoi to Hanoi train station, we take you to the train cabin
• Accommodation: 2 nights in Sao Mai hotel or other standard class in Bac Ha.
• Return overnight train deluxe class in 4 berth cabin with air-conditioning.
• Transfer with private car as indicated in day by day itinerary.
• All meals as listed in day by day itinerary.
• Visiting fee.
• Local English speaking tour guide.
- Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.).
- Drinks, tips and gratuities.
- Services not clearly mentioned above.
Packing list: Passport, towels, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes, warm clothes in the winter time (Sapa is a coolest place in Vietnam) and rain coat
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