Coc Ly Market Tour (Tuesday)

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This is a unique market, which takes place only on every Tuesday. Coc Ly is a very small market where you can meet several ethnic minorities such as Flower Hmong, Black Dzao, Phu La, Nung and Tay. The trip offers you a boat ride along Chay River and a short walk to Trung Do village of Tay minority.

Tour Itinerary

What to expect

This trip bring you to lively colorful market Coc Ly that happens only on Tuesday and also to take a wonderful boat trip upstream Chay River, to have some pleasant walks through Tay village.

Approx: 5 hours driving/ 1 hours boat cruise/ 0.5-hour walking/ 1-hour lunch

In Details

Morning pickup at your hotel in Sapa or meet the tour guide and driver upon your arrival at Lao Cai station then transferred to a local restaurant for breakfast (optional).

Then start our drive to Coc Ly market. The road is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai bridge. It will take you through rural area. The road is rougher for the last 30km. You arrive in Coc Ly market 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 Dzao and Tay, gather to sell and
buy/exchange 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. 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 short visit. You will go further downstream until you arrive to Bao Nhai Bridge. Here you get on the car for the journey back to Sapa.

Note: In case the level of water is not suitable for the boat trip, alternatively you can take a  buffalo cart in Trung Do village instead.

Tour price

Private tour full day Sapa to Coc Ly market.
Price in USD/person

No of travelers 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax up
Price in USD/person $86 $64 $54 $50 $48

Not fit your requirement? Feel free to contact us to plan this trip and get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Tour inclusive

  • Transportation by private a/c vehicle,
  • English speaking tour guide,
  • Private boat trip as mentioned,
  • Set lunch local Vietnamese food,
  • Entrance & sightseeing fees,
  • Mineral water

Tour exclusive

  • Other food and drinks
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Travel insurance

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Coc Ly Market Tour (Tuesday)

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