This 3 day road trip to Mu cang Chai from Hanoi is absolutely inspired you traveling to Northern Vietnam. The masterpiece of mother nature created the most stunning rice terraced fields in Southeast Asia.
Today, not many travellers get their ideas about this magical lands off the beaten path. As it will be an amazing remote area for holiday to avoid the hassle of city life.
Mu Cang Chai is undiscovered place in northern Vietnam that idea place for trekking and photography enthusiasts from around the world
Getting Mu Cang Chai from Hanoi
Located in Northern Vietnam from Hanoi about 300 km, it takes around 8 hours ride. On our 3 day road trip by a private car, you will stop in different beautiful spots to experience the local sightseeing and get a break in the roadside for a night.
3 Day Road Trip Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai itinerary
- Day 1: Hanoi to Nghia Lo. Stop at Nghia Lo for overnight stay
- Day 2: Nghia Lo to Mu Cang Chai. Stop at Mu Cang Chai for overnight stay
- Day 3: Back to Hanoi
Day 1: Hanoi to Nghia Lo
On the first day of tour starting, you will leave Hanoi at 8:00 AM, journey to Nghia Lo adding on the roadside with stop at Tea plantation where you will get a break and take a time for photography of green tea farms.
Arrival in Nghia Lo/ Tu Le
Nghia Lo townlet is in the centre of Muong Lo valley, the terrain of Nghia Lo is pretty flat with an altitude 250m above the sea level, surrounded by high mountains. Nghia Lo is consider as a base for visitors on their way to travel to next La Pan Tan and Mu Cang Chai. Wandering around the village to enjoy the beautiful setting of this area in the afternoon after long ride.
Place to visit is the Muong Lo Market in the centre of the town and considering the biggest market in the whole region and is now the commercial hub of Yen Bai’s western region
Products included local herbs,farming items, household goods, ready-made clothes and luxury kitchenware and market is a place that hill tribe come to trade and see friends.
Next Nghia Lo is Tu Le that famous for hot spring and your sticky rice ingredients
Next journey is crossing the “horn of heaven” (Khau Pha Pass). One of the most stunning views for stopping on top. Most travellers will have a rest stop for photography and coffee.
- Distance 200km – duration about 4 hours with stops
Day 2: Nghia Lo to Mu Cang Chai
- Stops at: Tu Le – Khau Pa Pass
- Trekking in La Pan Tan and Dze Xu Phing village
This second day of road trip Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai will be the most highlighted journey that you would love to see. At first, you the highest pass among the region North of Vietnam ( Khau Pa Pass)
Arrival in La Pan Tan (most beautiful rice terraced fields village) in Mu Cang Chai
Trekking Tour will be a nice exploration of these communes, you will pass by numerous villages of Black Hmong getting to know their primitive lifestyles and have chances to expose yourselves to the most impressive terraced fields – famous places for what to see in Mu Cang Chai journey.
- Distance 90 km with stops
- Full day tour activities: trekking, visiting village, photography. Duration 4 hours
- Recommended mu Cang Chai Tour from Hanoi
Day 3: Mu Cang Chai traveling back to Hanoi
Today you will be free and easy in the morning. Your perfect 3 – day road trip back to Hanoi end of the day. Your ride will be at hotel upon agreed time.