The Coc Ly Market tour brings you to a very authentic medium sized market of local minority. This Tuesday market brings tribes from all over the area and surrounding villages to buy and sell goods and socialize. You will see Flower Hmong (Red Hmong), Black Dao, Nung, Giay and Tay peoples together for trading local fruit, vegetables, livestock, handicrafts and clothes. Coc Ly Market starts around 7 AM and closes in the early afternoon.
- Visit the authentic minority market of Coc Ly
- Enjoy a boat ride over the Chay River
- Visit local minority villages
Drive from Sapa (95 km / 1h 45m) or Lao Cai (60 km / 1 hour) to Coc Ly market.
You have enough time tie walk around the market, make photos, trying your bargaining skills and to talk with local minorities.
After exploring the market you take a short drive to the Chay river. Enjoy a boat ride down over the gently flowing river, with beautiful surroundings on both sides with corn and vegetable fields, local villages, impressive waterfalls, gorges and caves.
Halfway down the river you stop for a visit to Trung Do, a Tay minority village. Walk around and explore the village with surrounding farms where they grow chillis and jack fruit.
Your boat rice continues for another 15 minutes down stream to Bao Nhai village were you will have a late lunch in a local restaurant.
Your Coc Ly Market tour ends with a drive back to Sapa or Lao Cai.