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. On the trip you can have chance to have an one-way boat trip along Chay River and a trek to Trung Do village of Tay minority.
After the breakfast, your tour will start from Sa Pa or Lao Cai ( if your arrival in Lao Cai on Tuesday). The stunning road trip to drive pass the rural area with rice paddies, green tea and manioc hills.
The Market is 60 Km from Lao Cai and located near Chay river. The way from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai, then you will take a left turn to a rough and rocky road to Coc Ly Market where the market is the most crowded. Every Tuesday morning, minorities from surrounding villages such as Flower Hmong, Black Zao and Tay gather to trade their products.
You will then get on boat after visiting the market for a boat trip along Chay river where you can enjoy magnificent sight of the beautiful caves and life on the riverbank. You will have picnic lunch on boat or at the river bank near the village. After the lunch, continue trekking up to Trung Do village of Tay minority to have a cup of tea while our guide explaining about their culture and customs. The trip will be continue to Bao Nhai Bridge where the car will be waiting for you return back to Lao Cai or Sa Pa.
* Private trip: 90 usd / person. Apply for group at least 2 person.
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fee
- Private car
- Picnic lunch
- Boat trip.