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The Mu Cang Chai Tour offer chances to explore Mu Cang Chai's impressive landscape of rice terrace fields in the north-west of Vietnam. The best time to to visit Mu Cang Chai is at the beginning of the October when the rice crop coming comes, and travelers are delighted with photography opportunities. Mu Cang Chai district of Yen Bai province is located 350 km from Hanoi.
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DAY 01: HANOI – MU CANG CHAI
Set off your Tour to Mu Cang Chai in this morning for the scenic drive (approximately 6.5 hours), following the national way – No.32 to Nghia Lo District of YEN BAI, located in the mountainous area northwest of Hanoi. Shortly after leaving the city behind, the scenery starts to take on an altogether different look with endless stretches of farmland and hills and mountains looming in the distance.
NOTE: Depending on the day of the week, en route stop to visit Mai Chau Market and Van Village. If itinerary to Mai Chau town coincides on a Sunday, then a visit to the weekly market in the village of Xa Linh is recommended.
Afterwards, arrive in Nghia Lo Town for lunch at a local restaurant, before continuing the drive uphill. After 2-hour drive, descend along a steep mountain road into the beautifully picturesque Mu Cang Chai inhabited by Thai ethnic minority. Check in our stilt-house homestay, then end the day with a leisurely walk to visit a peaceful village surrounded by spectacular karst rock formations and rice paddies nearby. Dinner and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Mu Cang Chai.
Homestay in Mu Cang Chai
DAY 02: MU CANG CHAI – TU LE
Mu Cang Chai's terraces were recognized the national landscapes of Vietnam in 2007. After simple breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the day’s trekking point. Spend the whole day to trek and enjoy the stunning beauty of the wonderland. Today's 13km trek will pass through the famous terraces (including Che Cu Nha,La Pan Tan and De Xu Phinh Rice Terrace Fields) of Hmong ethnic people. This trek will definitely offer you a photography opportunity to capture the beautiful pictures of the main spots. Enjoy picnic lunch on the way.
Around 4.00 PM, get picked up by your driver then conquer a 40 km transfer to Tu Le Town. The visit to this place offers admirable and imposing landscapes of mountains and valleys, and the beautiful rice terrace fields. Check into hotel then have dinner.
Overnight in Tu Le.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Homestay in Tu Le
DAY 03: TU LE – HANOI
After the breakfast, embark on a short walk to Tu Le Valley where we can enjoy the morning breeze, view the rice paddy fields and the daily life of villagers. Spend time to explore with your guide the local life around the town. Then head back to Nghia Lo town where the lunch is served.
NOTE: If the time permits, pay a visit to Suoi Giang Ecopark, a part of Hong Lien Son national park, home of ancient green tea where you can walk around to explore the special green tea of Vietnam. Next place is the Hoc village with the hot-stream where travellers can stop to enjoy a bath in natural hot-water of stream.
Arrive in HANOI late in the afternoon where your trekking Mu Cang Chai Tour wraps up. From the beautiful rice terrace fields to colourful hill tribe exploration of H’Mong ethnic group, you have seen the best of Mu Cang Chai. Laid back until your private transfer will ferry you to the airport where you will catch your return flight home.
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Private Tour (for 02 pax, cheaper if more)
Tour Price Includes
02 night accommodation
Local English speaking guide
Visa approval letter
Meals as mentioned
All sightseeing as specified and entrance fees included
Bottled drinking water per touring days
Tour Price Excludes
Visa stamping fee upon arrival
Other meals not mentioned in the program
Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, souvenirs, etc...
Tips for your guide and driver
Any camera or video fees at any sites
When to Go
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