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Hanoi - Nghia Lo - Mu Cang Chai - Hanoi
Hanoi, Vietnam Hanoi, Vietnam


Mu Cang Chai in Yen Bai province, Vietnam, hosts H'Mong and Thai communities. Its steep hills at 1000 meters above sea level make traditional rice farming impossible. Instead, locals ingeniously cultivate rice on terraced fields, creating a stunning sight amidst green mountain valleys. The harvest season, from September to early October, showcases a captivating transition of golden and green crops, drawing photographers and trekkers.

Here's a concise overview of the points of interest in Mu Cang Chai Tour from Hanoi 3 days:

  • Mu Cang Chai: Famous for its breathtaking terraced rice fields, Mu Cang Chai offers stunning landscapes and opportunities for trekking and photography.
  • Nghia Lo: Known for its scenic beauty and ethnic minority culture, Nghia Lo features lush valleys, terraced fields, and opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking and homestays.
  • Tu Le: Renowned for its picturesque landscapes and rice terraces, Tu Le offers a tranquil setting for relaxation and exploration, with hot springs and traditional villages to visit.

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Day 1: Hanoi - Nghia Lo (Lunch, Dinner)
Car Walking
Depart around 8:30 AM after breakfast for Nghia Lo, passing through picturesque regions of moderate altitudes like Thanh Son and Thu Cuc. Along the way, we'll make a brief stop at a green tea plantation for a short visit.
Lunch will be served at a small local restaurant in Thu Cuc before ascending through a lush mountain pass.
In the afternoon, we'll arrive at Nghia Lo and settle in with a host from the Thai ethnic group. Afterward, bicycles will be prepared for your choice. Enjoy a leisurely bike ride around Nghia Lo, passing through several villages inhabited by the Black Thai and White Thai ethnic communities. We'll cycle along small trails that connect one village to another, surrounded by corn and rice fields. We'll have a few stops along the way to gain insights into the daily life of the Thai people, observe their rice cultivation practices, and learn about their traditional weaving techniques.
After a two-hour bike ride, we'll return to the homestay.
Rest and have dinner with the host family, experiencing the warm hospitality of the Thai community.
Day 2: Nghia Lo - Mu Cang Chai (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Car Walking
We begin this day with a visit to the bustling Muong Lo Market, where various ethnic groups gather to sell a wide array of local products, including vegetables, spices, meat, poultry, fruits, as well as fabrics and other handmade goods.
Next, we set off to explore the renowned "Photographer's Route", offering breathtaking landscapes of terraced rice fields and encounters with local ethnic minorities such as the Dao, H'mong, and Thai communities.
Descending into the Tu Le valley, we'll take a pleasant one-hour walk amidst the rice fields and villages of the Thai people.
Lunch will be served in the charming town of Tu Le.
In the early afternoon, we'll make a stop at Khau Pha Pass, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the stunning terraced rice fields. These cascading landscapes are recognized as a national heritage.
Several more stops are planned throughout the afternoon, suggested by our guide to capture the best viewpoints and marvel at the mesmerizing rice field scenery, notably in the La Pan Tan valley.
By late afternoon, we'll arrive in Mu Cang Chai, a quaint village situated at an altitude of 1000m. Here, we will be warmly welcomed by a local family as we spend the night in their traditional stilt house.
Embark on a delightful on-foot exploration of the hidden Thai Black village of Om Khom, nestled at the foot of a hill.
We'll conclude the day with a flavorful dinner and a cozy overnight stay at the homestay, cherishing the unique experiences and warm hospitality of the Thai community.
Day 3: Mu Cang Chai - Hanoi (Breakfast)
Rise early to relish the pristine air of the Northeast mountainous scenery. Following breakfast and check-out, our return journey to Hanoi begins.
En route, pause at Kim Noi Hill for panoramic photos of Mu Cang Chai Town. Then, a short trek to "Mam Xoi" during the grain season or Sky Mirror by the cascading water for captivating landscape shots. Proceed to Nghia Lo Town for relaxation and lunch.
Upon reaching Hanoi, our guide bids you farewell, anticipating our paths will cross again on future journeys.
End of our services.
  • What’s Inclusion

    • Accommodation in a double or twin room with daily breakfast.
    • Private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers.
    • English-speaking guide during all tours.
    • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
    • Water & cool towels
    • Government taxes & service charge.
  • What’s Excluded

    • International airfare and departure taxes.
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks, tips… etc.
    • Personal travel insurance.
    • Vietnam Visa (If you are not exempt from the visa).
    • All other services not specified in the itinerary.
  • Notes

    • Surcharged for Public holidays (30/4-1/5, Lunar New Year)
    • The timing of check-in and check-out at the hotels: Check-in at 14:00, check-out at 12:00. (Early check-in/late check-out is upon your request).
    • A single supplement is required if you are traveling alone.
    • The triple room is possible upon your request.

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    Mar 19, 2024
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