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Elegant Travel Located at 216 De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, VN.Reviewed by 2048 Khách hàng. Rated: 9.5/ 10 (Excellent)



There are no dancing or singing, but Coc Ly Market in Lao Cai Province always turns colorful and festive on Tuesdays, when ethnic people gather there to buy and sell goods, dine and drink, or just wander to enjoy the ambience of the montagnard market.

    • Night 1 - Sunday: Ha Noi - Lao Cai 
      Depart at 20.00 from your hotel. Overnight on AC Soft Sleeper Hanoi - Lao Cai train

      Day 1: Lao Cai -  Sapa  (B, L) 

      Arrive at Lao Cai Train station at about 5.30. Take a transfer to Sapa . Having breakfast and relax before explore Sapa Town . In the afternoon, take a 2km short trekking to Cat Cat Village, the home of H'mong Ethic. Meeting & talking with locals to learn more about their daily life. 
      Night 2 - Monday: Overnight at your hotel in Sapa

      Day 2: Sapa -  Coc Ly - Lao Cai (B, L)
      Leave Sapa for Lao Cai then Coc Ly Tribal market  , which offer the chances to see H'mong and Dzao minority people in their most colorful costumes. Take a boat trip down stream on Chay river with picnic lunch. Enjoy scenic view from river and trek to Dzao, Tay monority villages. On the way visit Vietnam - China International Border Gade.  Return back to Lao Cai.
      Night 3: Overnight at an AC 4 berth soft sleeper train to Hanoi

      Day 3: Hanoi (B)

      Arrive in Ha Noi  early morning. Get your own taxi to the hotel. Check-in hotel for breakfast and bathing (check-out time at is 12h00). Finish tour.

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      (02.May-31.August )













      Note*: rates are not applied on New Year, National Holidays, festivals..

      Type of tour: Private tour
      Departure :   Sunday night


      ·         Twin sharing at 3 star hotels.

      ·         Train ticket( 4 berths cabin ) (return ticket). Orient Express train, Fansipan Express train or similar train.

      ·         Meals as mentioned in the program.B-Breakfast,L-Lunch,D-Dinner

      ·         Transfer by private A/C vehicle for whole trip.

      ·         English speaking guide. Other languages are available upon request.

      ·         Admission fees for all sightseeing places.



      ·         Visa arrangement.

      ·         Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.).

      ·         Drinks.

      ·         Tips and gratuities.

      ·         Insurances and services not mentioned above.



    This Tuesday market is about 35km from Bac Ha can get here via a fairly good road, or by road and river; 

    CocLy is a small village on the Chay River inhabited by the Flower H’mong Monority people.The Flower H’mong traditionally wear a distinctive and bright coloured costume.They are a gently, softly spoken people who live in the steep mountainous country close to the Chinese border.Because Coc Ly is more remote than Sapa, the dress and way of life is more traditional than the in the large centers.

    The market deals in fruit, vegetable, pork and chickens, in addition to colourful fabrics and items of traditional dress. There is a buffalo sale in progress and many of these placid animals are tethered close to the market. Buffalo are still widely used in the growing process, especially in the mountainous regions. Horse are an important form of transport in the North West and a quite a few, sturdy ponies were tied to tree around the market. The horse carry a light timber frame on their back to carry produce to and from the market.

    There are no dancing or singing, but Coc Ly Market in Lao Cai Province always turns colorful and festive on Tuesdays, when ethnic people gather there to buy and sell goods, dine and drink, or just wander to enjoy the ambience of the montagnard market.

    Many ethnic traders from Bac Ha and other parts of Lao Cai Province dress up in colorful costumes and bring horses, chickens, buffaloes, vegetables or whatever they can sell to the festive market in the wee hours, and will not return home until 1pm.

    Certainly, what catches the eyes of visitors most are the different colors of the costumes worn by ethnic people and the handicrafts they sell at the market, about 50 kilometers from Lao Cai City in the northern province.

    You can see young and old Hmong women, wearing skirts and hats with different types of embroidered flowers, crowding the market during the opening hours of Coc Ly. Scarves, clothes, decorations and other items made of tho cam (ethnic fabric) on sale also add color to the bazaar by the Chay River.

    The colorful items are put on sale not just for locals but also tourists, particularly foreigners. However, you should remember to bargain when you want to buy your favorites, and the items at the booths located at the start of the path you walk on always have higher prices. Keep walking toward the end of the traditionally ethnic market until you find a real bargain.

    A good idea is to stroll every corner of the once-a-week bazaar as you listen to unexpected conversations, see nice surprises and learn how ethnic people sell and buy farm produce, life necessities and other things.

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