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SAPA – COW HILL – SAPA

Sa Pa – a town in the mist, where heaven and earth meet, where the legendary Fanxipan mountain reflects on the white stream of the beautiful Muong Hoa valley. Let’s explore Cow Hill, which has the most beautiful viewpoint in Sa Pa, and join an exciting camping party in the high mountains.


– 07:30: You have breakfast at the hotel
– 08:00: You prepare personal belongings and receive equipment for the trekking and camping journey.
+ Here, the tour guide will inform you about the route schedule, attractions, and some knowledge and skills when trekking.
+ You will receive basic trekking items such as a bucket hat, trekking poles, a 20-liter backpack, water bottle,…

– 08:30: The car takes you to the trekking point right at O Quy Ho pass, about 9km from Sa Pa town. The tour guide warms up the group and prepares for the trekking & camping trip to Cow Hill.
– 09:00: Arriving at the starting point, the journey to conquer Cow Hill begins.
+ You walk through the Su Su Garden and Peach Garden to reach the only stream on the trip.
+ Next, you will walk under the green canopy of the pine forest to reach the first resting place.
– 11:00: You set foot on the spine of Cow Hill.

+ Continuing the journey, the road is gentle with endless green grasslands, in the distance are herds of cows and horses leisurely grazing.
+ Admire the majestic peak of Fansipan mountain and below, O Quy Ho pass catches your eye. All blend, creating a colorful and interesting natural picture.
11:15: Arrive at the campsite. Here the Organizing Committee has prepared for you to have a wonderful camping trip.

+ Outdoor barbecue party.
+ Everyone will enjoy moments of rest, relaxation, and sightseeing with the fresh air of the mountains and forests.
– 11:30: The group enjoys delicious food and plays games organized by the tour guide.
– 13:00: The group rests in a closed tent with insulated mats.
– 14:30: Continue trekking down the mountain to Ta Phin valley. The car was waiting for the group at the foot of the mountain.
– 17:00: The car takes the group back to Sa Pa, you bathe in Dao leaves and end the journey.

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Y TY

Y Ty with thousands of clouds – A place known as the land of heaven. It has long been the number 1 destination in the hearts of travel lovers. True to the beautiful name that many people have for Y Ty, this is the most beautiful place to hunt for clouds in the northern highlands of Vietnam. During the journey to explore the land of Y Ty – Lung Po, visitors will have extremely wonderful experiences on winding mountain passes, amidst nature, heaven, and earth, as majestic as in paintings. In particular, on the Y Ty 2D1N cloud hunting tour, you will be immersed in the most beautiful sea of ​​clouds in the Northwest sky.

DAY 01: LAO CAI – LUNG PO – Y Ty (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
06:00: Car and tour guide pick up the group at the hotel or Lao Cai Station, have breakfast, and prepare to move to Y Ty
07:15: You start your journey to Y Ty. Going up the Red River, the car will take customers to the first point in the program
10:00: You arrive at the Lung Po flagpole, where the Red River flows into Vietnam. When you come here, don’t forget to check in to Lamppost 92 of the Fatherland. Surely this will be an unforgettable and proud mark for visitors when coming to this place.
10:30: The group moves to Ngai Thau to eat local specialties
14:00: Arriving at Ngai Thau, you will admire the beauty of the golden season. This place is different, because right from the first impression you will immediately see a peaceful space. Gently in the shiny yellow-green color of the rice fields are beautiful small mud-walled houses, a typical peaceful highlight of the “cloudy” land located at an altitude of more than 2,000m.


15:00: You continue to Choan Then Park. Choan Then Park, Y Ty area is the name favored by local people for the vacant land at the end of the road through Choan Then village – a gathering place for children in the village to play, a place for people to rest after work. Here, you can admire the terraced fields in the ripening season and will be lucky if nature favors you with the opportunity to admire the cloudy paradise at sunset in Y Ty at this place.
16:00: Car takes tourists back to Y Ty center, checks in to the motel/homestay, and is free to visit Y Ty. Rustic walled houses lie quietly amid the highlands, creating a beautiful picture of nature and human life in the highlands.
18:30: You have dinner with dishes rich in highland identity and enjoy warm glasses of wine in the cold weather.

DAY 02: Y TY STAIRS WING – DEN SANG VALLEY – MA SAU STAIRS WING – MUONG HUM FAIR – LAO CAI
05:00: The group has breakfast and checks out.
06:00: A car take you to visit Y Ty terraced fields area. Continuing the golden season on Y Ty, you will have new experiences, and don’t forget to save beautiful pictures of the golden season.

07:00: You visit terraced fields in Den Sang valley
08:00: You move to one of the most beautiful terraced fields in Y Ty and the Northwest region – Sang Ma Sao terraced fields. Located about 50km from the town center, Sang Ma Sao in the Mong language means Mao Ga mountain range, is a highland commune in Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province. In the ripe rice season, Sang Ma Sao appears charming with a cascading terraced valley surrounding the houses of the Mong and Dao people scattered in the valley.

09:00: You start the car to go to Muong Hum market. On the way, you can relax and admire the Trinh Tuong houses shaped like persimmon trees to cultivate land in the middle of the old forest of the Ha Nhi people.
09:30: You arrive at Muong Hum market, go shopping at the market, and buy unique cultural products from the people here.
10:30: Get on the bus to return to Lao Cai city
12:30: You rest and have lunch at the restaurant
14:00: The guide takes you to the train station. Thank you and see you again in the following programs!

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CAN CAU – THE LARGEST BUFFALO MARKET IN LAO CAI (Saturday)

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
The market sells the most livestock, especially buffalo. Going to the market is not to buy goods but to exchange culture with people living along the Vietnam-China border.
Check-in at milestone 171 at the confluence of the Chay River, the border marker between Vietnam and China.

TIME:
Every Saturday, from 8 am to 5 pm

DETAILED PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
6:00 am: Car and tour guide pick you up at your hotel or motel. Take guests out to breakfast.
8:00 am: The group moves to Bac Ha town center and then continues to Can Cau market, about 20 km from Bac Ha.

8:30 am: You arrive at Can Cau market. A place to meet and exchange goods of the H’Mong people. The market is divided into 2 areas, above is the people’s market, and below is the largest livestock market in Lao Cai province, mainly buffaloes with hundreds of black buffalos standing throughout the large area.

10:30: You visit milestone 171, Vietnam – China border at the confluence of the Chay River, in Nan San commune, Si Ma Cai, Lao Cai. Then continue moving to Ta Van Chu commune. At Ta Van Chu, you can visit Say’house in Su Man Khang village, a Hmong house as beautiful as a movie set.

12:00: Have lunch and enjoy local specialties
13:30: You return to Bac Ha and continue the program to Sa Pa

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COC LY MARKET (Tuesday)

Located next to the romantic Chay River, Coc Ly market has a vibrant and bustling rhythm, imbued with the atmosphere of a high market. The name Coc Ly still means Goc Man, this place is still quite wild and not much affected by tourism.


MORNING:
07:00: Car and guide pick you up at the hotel or at the train station to depart for Bac Ha to witness firsthand the architecture of the not-too-big but unique market, Coc Ly Market. Coc Ly Market is like a picture of vibrant life and breathtaking poetic beauty: the Mekong River flows slowly, surrounded by Northwest mountains and forests, momentarily covered by a light veil of jade. Each person of the Tay, Nung, Dao, or Mong ethnic groups in traditional costumes with patterns and slave motifs flocked to the market. Although Coc Ly market is an ethnic market, it is divided quite specifically into separate trading areas. Mountain forest products will focus on one area, and household appliances, or jewelry on a separate area. The most prominent is still the poultry and poultry farming area. The atmosphere in this area is quite hot and crowded. The special thing when participating in this market that visitors should not miss is the vibrant food court. Steam rising from the dishes along with whispers of conversation, the sound of bowls and chopsticks colliding… extremely bustling and crowded.

10:00: Arrive at the Market, you automatically shop and learn about the unique local culture. Immerse yourself in the prosperous, joyful atmosphere at the market and try your hand at shopping with the locals here.
12:00: You have lunch at the restaurant. In addition, you can also enjoy the famous Thang Co specialty with Bac Ha corn wine.


AFTERNOON:
13:00: You move to Sapa.
15:30: Arrive in Sapa, check in to the hotel and rest

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GO TO SIN CHENG MARKET (Wednesday)

Sin Cheng Market is located in the center of Sin Cheng commune, Si Ma Cai district, Lao Cai. The market is a gathering place for many ethnic groups: Mong, Nung, Tay, Thu Lao… to interact, exchange and trade.
In many highland districts of Lao Cai, horses are no longer the only means of transportation like before, but at Sin Cheng market people can still easily see horses carrying goods every day.

TIME:
Every Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

DETAILED PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
6:00 am: Car and tour guide pick you up at your hotel or motel. Take guests out to breakfast.
8:00 am: The group moves to Bac Ha town center and then continues to Sin Cheng market, about 40km from Bac Ha, and has great check-in points along the way.


9:30 am: You arrive at Sin Cheng market, where many ethnic groups gather: H’Mong Hoa, Nung, Tay, and Thu Lao. Here you will find green vegetables, tubers, fruits… from cold regions grown by people in the fields to ensure clean quality. Visit the butcher shop, you can buy black pork, dried buffalo meat… In particular, you can buy Sin Cheng duck eggs for 6,000 VND/egg, an extremely famous specialty of Sin Cheng.

10:30: Visit the ancient house in San Chung village of the Chinese H’Mong people with the characteristic features of a walled house and yin-yang tiled roof.
11:00: You move to Bac Ha town center, have lunch, and enjoy local specialties.

AFTERNOON:
13:30: You move to Sapa.
16:00: Arrive in Sapa, check in to the hotel and rest