Mu Cang Chai is a district of Yen Bai province, about some 300 km north of Ha Noi, in the northeastern region of Vietnam. The place is home to the H’Mong and Thai community. For the place being about 1000 meters above sea level, the steep hills make it almost impossible to grow rice fields like those in the delta. Thus local residences grow their own rice on the terraced fields, for the purpose of preventing water from flowing downhill. These terraced fields lying among rugged green moutain valleys, under clear blue sky or a mysterious and crips fog, bring to eyes an imposing scenery. During harvesting season, ready crops transitioned to yellow, while new crops still remain in their green color. The scenery is a big attraction to photographer and trekkers. Mu Cang Chai’s the most beautiful seasons are waterfall season on May to Jun and the harvesting season on September to early Octerber every year.
Day 01: Ha Noi – Nghia Lo ( Lunch, dinner)
You get picked at the hotel at 8h00 a.m by a private tour guide and driver. Getting out of Hanoi capital, we follow the national road 32 to Yen Bai city, then Nghia Lo town.The journey offers you scenic sceneries of rural villages, valleys & mountains through the car windows. Arrive at Nghia Lo around 12h30, check in hotel and have a lunch in local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we do a treking tour to visit surrounding local villages to discover the daily life of local ethnics living the region.
Dinner and overnight in Nghia Lo hotel or similar.
Day 02: Nghia Lo – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
After breakfast, we will embark a very scenic transfer passing Tu Le town, imposing Khau Pha pass to approach Mu Cang Chai – the paradise of the most beautiful rice terraces in the world.
Lunch in a local restaurant, then start a wonderful trek to view the majestic landscapes of rice terraces, local villages of Black H’Mong and mountains in La Pan Tan commune.This 8km trek is up & down along the community’s paths to view daily life of local tribes and to interact with friendly people; then along buffalo trails to captivate the most impressive terraced rice fields in La Pan Tan commune. Our driver picks us up at Ba Nha bridge – the ending point of this trekking route, and transfer to Thai village in Kim Noi commune for having dinner and homestaying with a local family.
Day 03: Mu Cang Chai – Ha Noi (Breakfast, lunch)
After the breakfast, we say goodbye to the local family and continue with a wonderful trek of 10km along mountain slopes on dirt trails where we can captivate rice stepped fields, Mu Cang Chai town and the daily life of villagers in Che Cu Nha communes. You get picked up en route & drive to Tu Le town for lunch. After the lunch, transfer back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi in the late afternoon. Say good bye to you, see you again in another jouneys.
Tour price includes:
Hotel and homestay.
Meals as listed.
Private transfers 7 seats car 16 seats car.
English speaking guide
2 bottle of 500 ml water/ day/ person
– Visa to Viet Nam, Flight tickets.
– Drinks, tips for tour guide & driver, personal expenses
– Others not mention above
Notes: Advised to take good walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent …