Code: MCC-02

THE ENTIRE MU CANG CHAI

Length: 4 DAYS

Highlights

  • Enjoy Scenic driving journey
  • Admire the beauty of the rice terraced paddy fields 
  •  Enjoy the local food 
  •  Experience a homestay night on a traditional stilt house of ethnic minority 
  •  Learn the interesting cultures of different ethnic groups such as Thai and H'mong 
  •  Trek along back roads up and down the mountains to enjoy the breath-taking landscape.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI - NGHIA LO

You will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8.00 AM by your private tour guide and driver. After getting out of bustle and hustle Hanoi, you will enjoy the countryside view through the windows while driving northwestward to Yen Bai province. Arrive at Nghia Lo town early in the afternoon, check in our homestay at a peaceful village nearby Nghia Lo. Lunch and rest on a traditional stilt house. In the afternoon, we embark on a bicycling tour to discover the daily life of the ethnic community in the area and enjoy the beautiful scenery of villages, rice fields an mountains. Dinner and overnight at the homestay. 

Included meals: Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2: NGHIA LO - TU LE - MU CANG CHAI
After breakfast, we bid farewell to the host family and head for Tu Le town. Tu Le is a little town located at beautiful valley at the foot of Khau Pha Pass. Upon arrival, we get ready for a soft trek to the rice valley and visit some villages. Taking photographs and meeting local people. Back to the town and having lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we start our drive up the famous Khau Pha Pass. This mountain pass is known for terraced rice paddies. The scenery over the valley from the pass is so stunning at the rice reason, especially during the harvesting time. We will have some stops for photo opportunities on the way to Mu Cang Chai. Arrive in Mu Cang Chai town late in the afternoon. Check in another homestay by the town. After getting our baggage stored, we will end the day with a gentle walk to visit a village of the Thai ethnic minority at the foot of a mountain nearby. Dinner and overnight at the homestay. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: MU CANG CHAI TREK 

This morning, we will get a transfer to a trekking point for the whole day trek to enjoy Vietnam’s national rice terrace heritage. Our trek will start from Che Cu Nha commune to La Pan Tan Commune. It is around 13 km. This trek will definitely offer us a good opportunity to see the main spots and admire the beauty of amazing rice terraces that Mu Cang Chai has to offer. We will also be able to visit a few villages of the H’mong hill tribe scattered in the area. Get picked up by our private vehicle around 4.00 PM. Transfer to Mu Cang Chai Ecolodge. Check in a private bungalow, dinner and stay overnight. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch box, Dinner 

 DAY 4: MU CANG CHAI - HANOI 

After breakfast, we will check out of the room and make our way back to Hanoi. Lunch on the way. Arrive Hanoi late in the afternoon. Finish the tour at your hotel in Hanoi. 

included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour Inclusions

  • Private A/c transportation 
  •  English speaking tour guide 
  •  1 night at a home-stay & 1 night at a bungalow lodge 
  •  Meals as indicated in the itinerary  
  • Bottled water in the vehicle 
  •  Government taxes and service charge



Tour Exclusions

  • Travel insurance (Compulsory) 
  • Drinks and other meals 
  • Accommodation in Hanoi 
  • Tips and gratuities 
  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above



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