Sapa - Laochai – Giang Ta Chai - Cocly Market

The market gives them the chance to meet and share their joys and sorrows after the harvest - Bid farewell to the market and take an exhilarating boat trip along the Chay River
Sapa - Laochai – Giang Ta Chai - Cocly Market

Duration: 4 nights/ 3 days

Price: 222

Highlights:Sapa - Laochai – Giang Ta Chai - Cocly Market

The market gives them the chance to meet and share their joys and sorrows after the harvest - Bid farewell to the market and take an exhilarating boat trip along the Chay River

SAPA - LAO CHAI - TA VAN - GIANG TA CHAI - COC LY MARKET
( Weekly departure o­n Saturday )

 
Get started: ( Saturday ) Hanoi - Laocai 
20: 00 pm - Pick up at your hotel and transfer to Hanoi railway station to board the express train to Laocai. Overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin (4 pax/ cabin or 2 pax/cabin on request).

 
Day 1: (Sunday) Sapa - Laochai Village - TaVan Village ( B, L , D ) 
6 : 00 am - Arrive at Laocai railway station. Welcome by your local guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel in Sapa for breakfast and a shower. Leave Sapa at 10am by jeep to visit an H'mong village nestling in a beautiful valley and a hydroelectric power station built by the French. Follow a small path to visit 2 other villages of the H'mong and the Dzay people (Lao Chai and TaVan). Picnic lunch en route. Dinner with a Dzay family. Overnight in TaVan village. (5 hours trekking, 14 km, 3 villages). 

 
 
Day 2: (Monday) TaVan Village - Giang Ta Chai Village -Sapa ( B, L , D ) 
Breakfast at the homestay, then take the road to Giang Ta Chai village to see the Red Dzao people via a network of paths through terraces and bamboo forests. Visit a picturesque waterfall and a suspension bridge. Enjoy a picnic lunch and cross the river to visit an H'mong village on the mountainside. Return to Sapa by jeep. Visit an ancient stone circle. Check into hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Sapa. (5 hours trekking, 4 km, 2 villages)
 
Day 3: (Tuesday) Sapa - CocLy Market - Boat Trip o­n Chay River ( B, L , D ) 
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart at 7am for CocLy market which is situated far from Sapa. Experience the peaceful life of the different ethnic tribes (Flower H'mong, Black Dzao,Tay, Dzay). The market gives them the chance to meet and share their joys and sorrows after the harvest. Bid farewell to the market and take an exhilarating boat trip along the Chay River, where you are bound to feel a sense of your own minuteness against the majestic backdrop of the high Rock Mountains and to be stunned by the breathtaking waterfalls. Visit Trung Do village of the Tay Minority. After the boat trip, visit a small town called Bao Nhai, then return by jeep to Laocai station to board the night train to Hanoi. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin. End of services.
 
 

Hotel Grade
Price in US$ per person
1p
2p
3-4p
5-7p
8-10p
Sgl Sup
Standard 2***
344
222
208
188
176
12
First class 3***
348
228
212
192
180
17
Superior 4****
393
273
252
232
220
60
 
Tour price includes :
- Pick ups, transfer & sightseeing as per program by A/c private Russian jeep or minibus
- Full meals as per the tour program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- English/French-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- 2 nights’ home stay arrangements
- Boat trip on Chay river
- Train tickets: Hanoi - Laocai - Hanoi (soft sleeper with air-conditioning)
 
Tour price excludes :
- Travel Insurance
- Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program
- Personal expense
 
Notes: Advised to take good walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen...