Sapa Trekking – Coc Ly Market 2D2N by Bus – Train
Itinerary: Hanoi – Sapa – Cat Cat Village – Sapa – Coc Ly Market (Tuesday) – Boat Trip on Chay River – Trung Do Village – Lao Cai Station – Hanoi
Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa – Cat Cat Village – Sapa (L, D)
07:00 – 07:30: Pick up at your hotel or at the meeting point and then departure to Sapa, following Noi Bai – Lao Cai High-way.
Along the way, you will have chance to contemplate the beauty of northwest mountains that terraced fields are sparkling in sunlight or dim in thick fog. Have a short break for 30 minutes then continue the trip to Sapa.
13:00: Arrive in Sapa, check in your hotel and have lunch.
14:30: A short trek to the gate of Cat Cat village, the village of Black H’mong hill tribe and located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydroelectric Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon. Trekking distance is about 3.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours
17:00: Come back to Sapa Town. Have dinner and free at your leisure.
Overnight at your hotel in Sapa.
Day 2 (Tuesday): Sapa – Coc Ly Market – Boat Trip on Chay River – Trung Do Village – Lao Cai Station – Hanoi (B, L, D)
06:30: Leave for Coc Ly Market after your breakfast. Coc Ly Market sits by side of Chay River. Every Tuesday morning, tribal residents from nearby area come to the market and trade their products. People go to the market not only for shopping but also for socializing, eating and interacting with others. The market is separated in different sections, such as the sale of cattle, horses for sale, the sale of fruits, and groceries. You are able to meet people from different minor communities, including Flower Hmong, Black Zao, Phu La, Nung and Tay.
08:30: As soon as we arrive at Coc Ly Market, you will have free time for walking around, bargaining and taking in the sights and sounds of the local life.
After lunch, we take a boat trip down stream on Chay River, sail down the gently flowing waters, lined by corn and vegetable fields, passing beautiful villages, impressive waterfalls, gorges and caves. Stop halfway down the river to visit Trung Do Village, a village of the Tay minority people. Take time to explore the farms where they grow exotic chillis and jack fruit.
14:30: Transfer to Lao Cai Station for an overnight train back to Hanoi. On the way back, stop to see the Vietnamese and Chinese Harbor Mouth in Lao Cai.
As soon as you arrive at Hanoi Station, we can arrange a van to pick you up and drop off at the hotel in Old Quarter.
– Pick-up and drop-off at the hotels in Old Quarter
– English speaking guide
– Eco Sapa Bus
– Deluxe sharing cabin or private cabin as request on train
– Accommodation at 3 star hotel in Sapa (4 star hotels are available as request)
– Boat trip on Chay River
– All meals as mentioned
– All entrance fees as mentioned
– Small bottles of water
– Personal expenses
– Pre & post accommodation
– Others not mentioned