2 days at Y Linh Ho village and Coc Ly market from Lao Cai station

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2 Days - 1 Night
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What To Expect

Sapa likes a hidden gem which possesses many beautiful features from the landscapes of nature, culture of ethnic minorities to landscapes from the local’s hard-working results like rice fields. Join this tour, you will be picked up from the station when you come to Lao Cai, then get a trek through tribal villages to admire stunning views on the road. You also have the opportunity to take a closer view to the local’s life by visit Coc Ly market, an ethnic market opening on every Tuesday of the week. Let’s ready for your new discovery! 



  • Have stunning views of the mountains, valleys and terraced fields 
  • Visit villages of Hmong and Red Dzao people 
  • Interact to the local people and find out more about their life 
  • Explore Coc Ly, an ethnic market of ethnic minorities on Tuesday 
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off service at Lao Cai station 

Brief itinerary: 

Day 1: Lao Cai station - Sapa – Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa (B/L/D) 

5.30 - 6.15: Pick you up at Lao Cai station to Sapa city center. Check in your hotel in Sapa city center. 

Have breakfast at the hotel. 

9.00 - 9.30: Meet tour guide and start the trekking tour Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van. 

12.00 - 12.30: Have lunch at the local restaurant. 

In the afternoon, continue to trek in the route. 

14.00 - 14.30: Come back to Sapa city center. 

Free time at the hotel. 

Have dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 2: Sapa – Coc Ly Market (Tuesday) – Sapa city center or Lao Cai station (B/L/D) 

7.30- 8.00: Meet tour guide and transfer to Coc Ly market.  

9.30 - 10.00: Arrive at the market. Spend time to explore the market.  

Visit Bao Nhai and Trung Do village.  

12.30: Have lunch at the local restaurant. Get a short break time. 

In the afternoon, you get the car to return to Lao Cai station around 16.00 - 16.30. On the way, you will stop near Lao Cai international border gate. Tour ends. 


Day 1: Lao Cai station - Sapa - Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa (B/L/D) 

You will be picked up at Lao Cai station to Sapa city center. Check-in the hotel and have time to be relaxed. 

You will meet tour guide around 9.00 AM and then start trekking day tour at Y Linh Ho – Ta Van route with the distance about 12 km.  

Trek to Y Linh Ho, a village is located at flank of mountain. The local live dispersed and not concentrate to just one area. The name of village is similar to the man came this land to live, tilled and sowed the land. The village is surrounded by Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The main job of the local is rice growing. Therefore, hitting on your eyes is a picture of many rice terraces. If you come here in harvest season, you can be overwhelmed by its grandeur and beauty with perfect yellow color.   

Then, you will move along Muong Hoa Stream to Lao Chai village. You will go to Lao Chai and Ta Van village. Lao Chai is about 7km from Sapa city center. Two villages are home of Tay and Hmong people. They are located between Hoang Lien Son mountain range and Ham Rong mountain which makes good condition for people can live. Come here, you will see many terraced fields and the local are working on their fields. If you visit Sapa in harvest period, you can be amazed by the golden view of ripe rice. This is a proud of the local people which is evidence for their efforts. 

12.00 - 12.30: Have picnic lunch at Lao Chai Village to get the energy back.   

Go to Ta Van village - home of Dzay, Hmong and Red Dzao ethnic people. Stroll on small paths of the village while observing landscapes of rice fields and small cottage houses near there. Its atmosphere is quite peaceful with wild nature, it is an ideal place for you to run away from busy life. Although their living standard is low, you can see that the ethnic minority own slow paced life.  

Come to Ta Van Bridge to Sapa. Return to hotel in Sapa city center. 

Free time at the hotel.  

Have dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 2: Sapa – Coc Ly Market (Tuesday) – Sapa city center or Lao Cai station. (B/L/D) 

You will meet tour guide and start Coc Ly market tour around 7.30 - 8.00 AM. It will take between 2 to 2.5 hours to reach the market. 

Coc Ly is one of important markets of the mountainous area which is opened every Tuesday. Although its scale isn’t big, it plays a significant role in their daily life. Almost of goods here are the good result after long hard-working days of the local, others are delivered from other cities. 

Coc Ly market is about 12km from Bac Ha town. Coc Ly market has different sections for foods, daily stuffs and livestock. The market is not only for buying and selling simply, but also becomes a place connecting people, from different ethnic minorities, from the ethnic minority to the tourism, etc. Visit the market, you will see a bustle and busy atmosphere with many people in different age groups. Then, you can find many kinds of stuffs in Coc Ly market, from the foods, clothes and specialities. The market is divided into some different parts depending on goods. You will see many girls in colorful brocade clothes – their traditional clothes. If you find interesting, you can look for a scarf or skirt. Exploring the visit will bring to you unforgettable memories in Sapa, the fanciful town of fogs.  

Then, you will walk to Bao Nhai village with 3km distance. You will continue to Trung Do village – the village of Tay people. Observe the landscapes along the roads as well as the daily life of the ethnic minority. Have lunch at small restaurant of the local and take short rest time before getting car to come backr. During transfer time, you will stop near Lao Cai international border gate between Vietnam and China. From there, you can see Red River coming from Yunnan, China.  

Come back to Lao Cai station or stay at Sapa city. Tour ends. 

Optional: After visiting Coc Ly market, if the water level of Chay river is stable, you can choose a boat trip. Water level will depend on the hydroelectric power plant dispose or not on that day. The boat trip lasts about 50 minutes to arrive at Trung Do village. Each boat can carry 4 people and 1 guide. You will pay this extra service directly to tour guide (20 USD/boat). 


  • Pickup and drop-off service at Lao Cai station; 
  • English speaking guide; 
  • Entrance fees; 
  • Accommodation: 1 night at 3-star hotel (standard room) 
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) 


  • Single supplement for travelers: 350,00 VND/night (15 USD);  
  •  Tips and personal expenses;   
  • Other services are not mentioned in the itinerary. 

Please Note

  • Pickup and drop-off service at Lao Cai station; 
  • English speaking guide; 
  • Entrance fees; 
  • Accommodation: 1 night at 3-star hotel (standard room) 
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) 

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