About some 300 km Northwest of Hanoi, Mu Cang Chai is one of the most amazing landscapes of rice-terraced fields in Vietnam.
Located about 1000 meters above sea level, Mu Cang Chai has a special topography with steep hills and deep valleys where the local residences such as Hmong, Thai, Dao have created the master-piece, Terraced Fields. They has cultivated about 500 hectares of rice terraces for centuries in La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha and De Xu Phinh communes. In 2007, the fields was recognized as national heritage sites for its amazing landscape. The fields look stunning during the rice season. The best times are the planting season (June) and the harvesting season (The end of September to the beginning of October). During harvesting season, ready crop is turning to yellow, while new crop is dotted with white of water and young green of seedling rice. The scenery is a big attraction to photographers and trekkers.
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 a back roads up and down the mountains to enjoy the breath-taking landscape.
DAY 1: HANOI – MU CANG CHAI
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. Lunch is served at a local restaurant on the way. Arrive at Mu Cang Chai late in the afternoon, check in our stilt-house homestay. After having the baggage stored, we will then end the day with a walk to visit a peaceful village of the Thai ethnic minority at the foot of a mountain nearby. Dinner and spend the night in Mu Cang Chai
Included meals: Lunch, Dinner
DAY 2: MU CANG CHAI TREK – TU LE
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 and takes most of our day. 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 back the way to Tu Le Town. Check into a boutique hotel. Dinner and stay for the night.
Included meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3: TU LE – HANOI
After the breakfast, we will 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. Get back on the vehicle and take our return journey to Hanoi. Lunch at Nghia Lo town. Arrive in Hanoi late in the afternoon and finish the tour at the door of your hotel
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch