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Mu Cang Chai tour (6 days 5 nights)

This Vietnnam Tour aims to show you the most beautiful route in-North Vietnam: a journey from Yen Bai to Lao Cai. It covers the least-visited, but most stunning destinations of the region, including Thac Ba, Nghia Lo, Tu Le and Mu Cang Chai.

You will enjoy a relaxing boat trip on Thac Ba Lake and a scenic hike to admire the picturesque settings of terraced rice fields in Nghia Lo, Tu Le and Sa pa. These imposing fields draw a number of Vietnamese youth who love to take pictures and travel with a sense of adventure. Amidst this magnificent landscape, you will meet ethnic minority people in their colorful costumes.

* Highlights of this tour:

Admire the beautiful landscape of the Northwest and its authentic ethnic culture

Overnight at a homestay, share your meals with the locals

Relax in a mountainous atmosphere

A night on the night train from Ha Noi to Lao Cai

* Program:

Day 01: Ha Noi – Yen Bai - Thac Ba (L, D)

Day 02: Thac Ba - Muong Lo (Nghia Lo) (B, L, D)

Day 03: Muong Lo - Tu Le (B,L,D)

Day 04: Tu Le - Mu Cang Chai (B, L, D)

Day 05: Mu Cang Chai - Sapa - Ta Van (B, L, D)

Day 06: Sapa - Lao Cai – Ha Noi (B, L)


Morning depart to Yen Bai. Its surrounding region is home to a variety of ethnic minorities like the White Dao, Red Dao,Tay, Nung and Hmong. The White Dao with their white pants, are the most beautifully dressed. Upon arrival, check into the homestay where you will stay the night. Start a light trek around the village to enjoy the fresh air and experience local, untouched nature. Back to the homestay for dinner. Yo can help your hosts prepare your dinner. Time to share your meal and chat. Overnight at the homestay.

DAY 2: THAC BA – MUONG LO (Nghia Lo) (B, L, D)

ThacBaLakecovers an area of 23,400 hectare, comprising 1,331 islands and hills with a diverse eco-system. Morning boat trip to discover the lake. Jump into the clear water to wake yourself up. Say good-bye to your host, then drive to Muong Lo, and the town ofNghia Lo, the second largest rice field inNorthwest Vietnamand the homeland of the Thai ethnic people. Thai people first came here to grow rice and build their traditional wooden houses of iron and bamboo around 700 years ago. Take a short 2-hour walk around the village to discover Thai ethnic culture and the daily life. Overnight at a guesthouse in Muong Lo.

DAY 03: MUONG LO – TU LE (B, L, D)

Depart by bus. The road follows the mountains of Hoang Lien Son and winds through the rice terraces. Stop to start your hike and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Don't forget to take photos on the way before reaching the village of the Thai and H'mong ethnic minorities. People here are dressed in traditional costumes and will welcome you with open arms. The locals here still retain their traditional lifestyle, customs and habits so this is a good chance to learn more about the culture. Night at a local house.

Note: 1-hour drive & 5-hour light trek.


Continue to drive along the mountainous road with spectacular scenery along the way. Stop at Nga Ba Kim for a short break after hours on the bus. Start trekking until you reach villages of Thai and H'mong ethnic minorities. Stunning landscapes full of terraced rice fields, mountains, clouds and wooden stilt houses, make up a heaven of peace and simple happiness. Be warmly welcomed by locals in their traditional costumes, see the H'mong women working their looms and say hello to the passing children and you will find yourself drawn in by the land and the people here. Night and dinner at Mu Cang Chai home stay.

Note: 1- hour drive & 5-6 hour light trek


After 2 hours driving, the road begins to climb upTramTonPass, the highest pass inVietnamat 2047 meters above sea level. Stop for photos opportunities and enjoy the fresh air. From here, you can seeFanxipanMountain, "the Roof of Indochina" with ist 3143m peak soaked in clouds. Arrive in Sapa at noon and visit colorful ethnic markets and Sapa old town with its remnants of the French colonial era. After lunch, you will go on a light trek, long but easy, out of town, to visit Ta Van villagewhere the H'mong, Dao and Dzay ethnic people live peacefully together. Overnight at Giay ethnic homestay.

Note: 3 hours driving, 3- 4 hours of easy trekking


In the morning, start trekking downhill to Giang Ta Chai village inhabited by the Red Dzao ethnic group. Have a lunch in local restaurant. Then, get back to Ha Noi on the highway Lao Cai -Ha Noi. Vietmountain Travel's services end here










* Services included:

- Meals as mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast ; L = Lunch ; D = Dinner)

- Air-conditioned private vehicles for all transportations

- Hotels based on 2 persons/room as mentioned in the program

- English speaking local guide

- Entrance fees.

* Services excluded:

International flights and airport taxes

Visas toVietnam

Tips and personal expenses such as: laundry, telephone, drinks...

Meals not mentioned in the program (5 - 7 euro/ person/ meal)

Bank charges relating to the payment

Other services that are not clearly mentioned in the "price includes" list.

TOUR OPERATES: Year Round / On Demand

TOUR PRICE: Available upon Request

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.







     (for child under 12 only)





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