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Untouched Region and Coc Ly Market 2 days

Tour code:VNT018

Duration:2 days 3 nights

Tour route:Hanoi - Lao Cai - Muong Khuong - Cao Son - Coc Ly - Lao Cai - Hanoi

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Departure: Every Sunday evening from Hanoi     
Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi     

Getting off the beaten track, moving along quiet roads, be amidst wild and fabulous nature, exploring remote villages, meeting locals from some very small ethnic groups and joining them at their weekly market. This 2 days trips is for those who love wild nature, new culture discovery and wish to be away from crowds.     


Night 1 (Sunday Night) Take the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai

Please, be ready at your hotel lobby at 20.00 for a short transfer to Hanoi railways station for taking the overnight train (first class 4 beds cabin with air-condition) which arrive in Lao Cai city, near the Chinese border next morning.     

Day 1 (Monday) Lao Cai // Muong Khuong // Cao Son     

Upon arrival to Lao Cai station early morning, you will meet your local tour guide and driver and enjoy breakfast in a restaurant nearby. Freshen up and heading along the road to Muong Khuong district which weaves its way up and down hills of the tea plantation and pine trees. It gets wilder and greener with thick forest and small tribal villages scattering isolated on slopes of the mountains as you get close to Cao Son Commune. You will enjoy much of the scenery which is marvelous and changes very fast after every bend. Arriving in Cao Son almost at noon, checking in the Lodge where you will stay overnight, take a rest or wandering around breathing fresh air.

Afternoon is for walking to explore tribal villages nearby for a discovery of tribal culture, custom and self subsidiary way of life of different ethnic minorities.     

• Breakfast and Lunch included, Dinner on your own     
• Accommodation: Cao Son Ecolodge     

Day 2 (Tuesday) Cao Son // Coc Ly Market // Overnight train to Hanoi     

Coc Ly market is a tribal market on every Tuesday. About 50 km away from Bac Ha town, the market place lies on the bank of the Chay River, surrounded by steep mountains covered with lush forest. Going to the market, minority people such as H;mong, Zao, Tay, Nung… from remote villages have to wake up very early and walk up and down hills for hours.
Leaving Cao Son after Breakfast and drive along local road for nearly 2 hours, enjoying fabulous scenery, you will arrive at the Coc Ly market right at the most crowded time of the market. Spending few hours joining the locals, fancying cheerful atmosphere and studying the differences between people from many ethnic groups through colorful traditional costumes. It is an unique experience for sure!

The market over at noon when you board a wooden sampan for spectacular landscapes and exploring villages of the Zao and Tay on the two banks of the river. The boat trip ends in the afternoon at a Tay village in Bao Nhai, where our car waiting to pick you up for an hour drive to Lao Cai Station. Here you have few hours for taking a shower and Dinner before boarding the night train to Hanoi. Trip ends when arrives in Hanoi early next morning on Wednesday at about 6:00 am.     

• Breakfast and Lunch included, Dinner on your own     
• Overnight on the train in first class 4 beds cabin with air-conditioning     

Tour price includes     

• Transfer with private car as indicated in day by day itinerary.
• Return overnight train deluxe class in 4 berth cabin with air-conditioning.
• Accommodation: 1 night in Cao Son Ecolodge.
• All meals as listed in day by day itinerary.
• Visiting fee and English speaking guide.     

Tour price excludes     

• Meals not indicated in day by day itinerary.
• Drinks personal expenses.

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