Market Explorer and Trek

Tour code: ET020

Duration: 3 days

Place of departure: ET020

$460 / 1 Pax (Group tour)

3 market visiting & trek
Depart every Monday.
Monday. Depart from Et - Pumpkin Adventure Travel office to Ha Noi Station for the night train to Lao Cai ( soft sleeper with air-conditioning / deluxe cabin. Dep at 9.15pm / Arr at 5.30 am ).
Tuesday.  (B,L,D) : Lao Cai arrival - driving ahead to Coc Li market.

Arrive in Lao Cai. Our Guide will receive you there then arrange the breakfast in a local restaurant in Lao Cai. After that we drive up to Coc Li market ( on Tuesday ), the stunning snake road, rice paddy fields, villages, local people... along the way will be very impressional. ( this road trip take about 2.5 hours). Coc Ly is a small Flower H'mong Village located on the bank of the Chay River, its remote 
location in this mountain  area gives you an appreciation of the harsh geography in which these people carve out their agricultural existence. The Flower H'mong people are the most colorful ethnic group with elaborately embroidered spirals and geometric figures on their clothes and colorful bands for leg wrappings. After exploring this vibrant and fascinating market, you'll board a local boat for a 2.5hr trip down the Chay River, stopping along the way to explore the "Fairy Cave" and enjoy a picnic lunch. You'll be picked up in Bao Nhai then continue driving to Cao Son, where has many legend about Hmong people, where you will be able to see the very animated market of local Flower Hmong people on folowing day. Have dinner and over night in Cao Son eco lodge.  
Wednesday: (B - L - D ) Visit the market and trek .
It is a very woderful chance for riser people that can see how the local people wake up early and going to their market as a festival. After breakfast in our Cao Son eco lodge. We will go to Cao Son traditional market where you can take part in the animated time. This vibrant market attracts H'mong dressed in colorful skirts and plaid head dress. The other local group as Dzao, Nung and Tay people also come down from their mountain home for exchanging amny things. After lunch, we trek along local roads and trails, through beautiful the rice terraces to the villages of Flower Hmong people in La Pa Tan, where the local Hmong people still keep living very traditional as their original generation. The quickly visiting a small school here will be very interesting when you can talk and touch to the school children and their teachers. After that, we return the Cao Son eco lodge for dinner and overnight here.
Thursday: (B, L, D ) Cao Son - Lung Khau Nhin - Lao Cai - Hanoi
Enjoy the early morning fresh air then have breakfast with a cup of honey tea or coffee then driving to the other exciting market of Black Dzao and Hmong people, named Lung Khau Nhin. The Lung Khau Nhin is small market but still keeps its originals. The Flower H'mong and Black Dao people and othe ones will come to this market o every Thursday and bring a lot of things to exchange and selling.
The market is surrounded by pine trees forests and villages. Flower Hmong, Tu Di, Tay and Giay ethnic minorities come there for trading and meeting people. After that, we reach to Muong Khuong for lunch then visit a beautiful cave then driving to to Lao Cai for dinner then check in to our Et - Pumpkin Express train to Ha Noi. ( Dep 8.15 pm / Arr 4.45 am ).

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1 pax

2 pax

 of 3 - 5 pax

6 pax and upward





All inclusive except for drinks.

What’s included:

What to bring:

- Private car.
- English speaking Guide.
- Entrance fees and permits .
- Round trip train tickets.         
- Eco lodge  ( shared room ).
- Meals as mentioned.
- Water: 2 bottle 500ml/ day
- Sun Block.
- Wide brim hat .
- Camera + Film .
- Comfortable shoes.
- Rain gear + Warm clothes in Winter.
- Insect Repellent.
- Original Passport.