Sapa – Coc Ly Market 4 – Day Tour

Sapa - Cat Cat - Coc Ly market


Sapa is not only known for its beautiful landscape, but it is also a cultural destination. These characteristics can be found in regular markets of Coc Ly, which take place once a week on Tuesday mornings, where hill tribe people sell and purchase daily life material, exchange farming experience, and meet friends. Coc Ly is a tiny market where you may encounter Flower Hmong, Black Zao, Phu La, Nung, and Tay ethnic communities. The excursion includes a one-way boat ride down the Chay River and a short walk to Trung Do, a Tay minority settlement. Travelers will take a boat trip down the Chay River from Coc Ly markets, enjoy viewing man and natural environment along the river’s bank, and take a brief stop to see Tay ethnic communities. Our Sapa – Coc Ly Market Tour lets you experience Sapa’s most famous market while also taking in the stunning mountain views.


Tour Highlights

  • Walk through the lush terraced rice fields and idyllic villages
  • Enjoy the tranquil and breath-taking of Sapa Valley
  • Go deeply into the colorful culture of ethnic minorities in Sapa
  • Savor the delicious meals
  • Experience the unique Coc Ly market and get some lovely souvenirs
  • Cruise along the River and tour all the spots on the route


Detailed Itinerary

08:30 PM: Pick up from the hotel lobby in Hanoi; travel to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train to Sapa. Overnight on train.

Sapa's beauty

Sapa’s beauty


Breakfast & Lunch

06:00 Transfer to Sapa by automobile upon arriving in Lao Cai.

After breakfast, we’ll take a short hike to Catcat Settlement, an H’mong tribal village in the valley that has been mostly unaffected by outside pressures. Excellent views of the valley, the gorgeous limestone, and the H’mong village’s paddy fields.

Cat Cat Waterfall

Cat Cat Waterfall

Visit local households and learn about their culture. The Cat Cat waterfall will be visible after passing through the village and down into the valley. A “White veil” cascade emerges, surrounded by floral valleys and deep-green trees. During good weather, the rocks surrounding the river and waterfall make an excellent location for scenic photography and sunbathing…

Overnight stay at a hotel.




Breakfast & Lunch

We check out of the hotel after breakfast and go to Coc Ly market. The market is located near the Chay River, which originates in China. Every Tuesday morning, minorities from neighboring villages such as Flower Hmong, Black Zao, and Tay congregate to sell and buy their wares.

People go to Coc Ly Market

People go to Coc Ly Market

We head downstream by boat after viewing the market. We may enjoy spectacular views of the lovely caverns and life on the riverbed while riding. Later, we have lunch in a village.

The journey will also include a visit to Trung Do village of the Tay minority, where we may pause for a cup of tea in a typical Tay home.

Wonderful scenery in Sapa

Wonderful scenery in Sapa

We’ll continue downstream till we reach the Bao Nhai Bridge.  At this point, we board the vehicle for the trip back to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.

When the train arrives in Hanoi the next morning, you will be picked up and sent to your hotel.

End of trip.



Prices are in USD, per person.

Hotel / Group 2 guests 3~4 guests 5~6 guests Joined Tour Single surcharge
3 Stars 185 169 153 N/A 25
4 Stars 203 189 178 N/A 48

What's included

  • English speaking guide in Sapa
  • Private transfer in Hanoi/ Sapa
  • Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi: 4 soft sleeper berth cabin with A/ C
  • 4 star resort with daily breakfast
  • Breakfast up on arrival at hotel
  • Entrance fees and permits
  • Boat trip on Chay river
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary


What's excluded:

  • Drinks.
  • Insurance
  • All other services not indicated above
  • Hotel in Hanoi


Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the total package rate
  • Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged


Children Policy

  • 50% discount for child under 6 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying in same room with parents
  • 75% charged for child from 6-11 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying on extra bed
  • The above children rates are applicable for booking made with 2 adults and a maximum of 2 children occupancy in a room.
  • Child age of 12 years up is subject to adult rate



USD 153

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