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  • Itineraries

​Departs: Sapa, 7:30 am (Tuesdays only)

Duration: 7 hours

Total tour distance: 95km

Returns: Sapa, 2:30pm

Difficulty: Easy

Welcome to this vibrant and captivating market, where adventure and culture converge! Prepare to immerse yourself in a tapestry of enchanting zones that cater to your every desire. This extraordinary marketplace boasts distinct sections brimming with treasures to discover: the exquisite handicraft zone, tantalizing food haven, the fashion hub showcasing traditional garments, and an adrenaline-inducing livestock bazaar. But hold on, there's even more! Beyond its commercial allure, this remarkable destination doubles as a picturesque haven, beckoning visitors to capture its breathtaking beauty through the lens. Join us on a journey where commerce meets grandeur, providing an unforgettable experience for all who step foot in this wondrous realm.

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  • We will pick you up at the Lao Cai train station or from your hotel. Drive to Coc Ly (95 km / 1h 45m from Sapa, or 60 km / 1 hour from Lao Cai).


  • Immerse yourself in the bustling charm of the local market as you embark on an unforgettable adventure. The market springs to life at the crack of dawn, opening its vibrant doors at 7 am and bidding adieu to traders in the early afternoon around 1:30 pm. During your visit, you'll have ample opportunities to relish in the market's vibrant ambiance. Take leisurely strolls, embracing the sights and sounds that epitomize the essence of local life.

  • Your day of exploration begins with a convenient pick-up, either from your hotel in Sapa or at the train station in Lao Cai, at 7:00 am. As you embark on a scenic drive, get ready to amplify your anticipation levels for the forthcoming market experience.

  • At 9:30 am, you'll arrive at the market, enveloped by an electric atmosphere that permeates the air. Take your time to wander through the colorful stalls, immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of sights, sounds, and aromas that surround you. Don't be afraid to test your trading skills and bargain with the amiable local vendors - a perfect opportunity to embrace the joys of haggling and perhaps discover hidden treasures along the way. After an invigorating day of market exploration, gorge on a delectable lunch at a charming local restaurant in Lao Cai City. With an assortment of tantalizing dishes available, this culinary delight guarantees to satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more.


  • The tour concludes at 1:30 pm, as you embark on a comfortable drive back to Sapa, arriving around 3 pm. The memories you've accumulated throughout the day will undoubtedly linger, leaving you with a deep appreciation for the cultural tapestry that thrives in this enchanting region.

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Tour includes:

  • 1 Lunh

  •  1 Small bottle  of water/per person

  • Village entry fees

  • English speaking guide

  • Transport from Sapa to  Bac Ha market  and return provided 

Please bring:

  • Sturdy walking boots or shoes

  • Mosquito repellant

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Rain jacket

  • Seasonally appropriate clothing

  • Cash for additional purchases - You migh need to buy extra drink etc...

  •  Personal travel insurance

  • Extra drinks during hiking (e.g.,

  • bottled water or beer)

The tour will NOT include

Pick Up 

  • From your hotel in Sapa, at Sapa bus station, at Lao Cai train station or in front of Sapa Church 


  • At your hotel in Sapa, at the Sapa center or at the train station in Lao Cai city

Important note:

  • If you have a hotel in Sapa, We highly recommend you to leave your luggage there, if you don't have a hotel in Sapa you can leave your luggage with us once we meet you at Sapa Church at 9 AM.


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