One day to explore Coc Ly market from Sapa

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Private Tour
8 Hours
Hotel pick-up

What To Expect

Spend one day to visit Coc Ly market and nearby area, you will have an interesting opportunity to learn more about the local life of mountainous area in Vietnam!



  • Spend one day to explore Coc Ly, the local market in Sapa 
  • Meet the local and find out more about their culture and habits 
  • Stroll to local village and find out more about the local life 
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off service at Sapa city center 

Brief Itinerary:  

7.30 - 8.00: Pickup time at the hotel in Sapa city center area and then transfer to the market. 

Arrive at Coc Ly market. Spend your time to explore the market with many handmade stuffs.  

Move to Bao Nhai village and Trung Do village of Tay people. 

Have lunch at the local restaurant and take a short rest. 

16.00 - 16.30: Come back to Sapa city center. Tour ends.  


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. Like other markets in Lao Cai, Coc Ly market also has different sections for foods, daily stuffs and livestock. You can stroll around the market and observe the  

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. Sometimes, the local don’t use money to buy or sell a stuff, they exchange their goods to each other. 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 back Sapa city center area around 16.00 - 16.30. 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 Sapa city center area around 16.00 - 16.30. 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 in Sapa city center;
  • English speaking guide;
  • Lunch;
  • Entrance fees;
  • Transportation in tour.


  • Water;
  • Tips and personal expenses.

Please Note

  • Pickup and drop-off service at Lao Cai station (5USD/pax/way);
  • Timeline of activities can be changed depending on weather or other factors; 
  • You should bring good walking shoes, hat, water and cash;   
  • The market opens on Tuesday every week only;
  • The price is not applied in holidays.

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