Mu Cang Chai – Land of Terraced Rice Paddies
Mu Cang Chai, a rural district lying at the root of the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, a district of Yen Bai province, about some 300 km north of Ha Noi. The place is home to the H'Mong and Thai community. Mu Cang Chai is 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. The terraced paddy fields in three rural communes namely La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha and Ze Xu Phinh are recognized by Government as a National Monument. Best season to visit is April to middle of May - the water pouring season; September to early October, this is the harvesting season.

Tour Information

Location
Duration
3 Days
Departure
02:00
Price per Participant
14,133.33 TIIM
Languages
Group size
1 - 10 people
Transportation
Car
Walking
Includes
Vehicle and driver is familiar with mountain trails. Meal as mentioned: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner. Accommodation: Twin/Double sharing room at hotel (3* hotel in Nghia Lo, 2* hotel in Tu Le). English speaking guide during trip. Entrance fees and permission to indicated sights Water 500ml/person/day. No extra charge after confirmation 24/7 hotline support guaranteed.
Excludes
Cancellation

About the creator

Mu Cang Chai, a rural district lying at the root of the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, a district of Yen Bai province, about some 300 km north of Ha Noi. The place is home to the H'Mong and Thai community. Mu Cang Chai is 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. The terraced paddy fields in three rural communes namely La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha and Ze Xu Phinh are recognized by Government as a National Monument. Best season to visit is April to middle of May - the water pouring season; September to early October, this is the harvesting season.

Day 1: Hanoi - Duong Lam ancient village - Nghia Lo (L, D) (180 km)

700: You will be met up with team at gathering point in Hanoi (The Opera House) and depart tour.

Drive to Duong Lam village (about 80 km), the purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River delta where still preserve many hundred-year-old houses. Then drive to visit Mia pagoda (another hamlet in Duong Lam village) built in 15th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes, among with are famous sculpture such as the statue of Buddha in the Himalayas and the statues of the Eight Vajra Deities.

Lunch in the village. After lunch continue to drive to Nghia Lo, a town in Yen Bai province.

18h00: Arrive in Nghia Lo in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Nghia Lo town.

Day 2: Nghia Lo - Mu Cang Chai – Tu Le (B, L, D) (110km)

Leave Nghia Lo after early breakfast. Go on the 30km dangerous and foggy pass of Khau Pha you will reach Mu Cang Chai, the amazingly beautiful land with magnificent terraced fields such as Che Cu Nha, La Pan Tan and De Xu Phinh.

After lunch in restaurant at Mu Cang Chai town, you will go trekking deep into La Pan Tan village to enjoy wonderful terraced rice paddies masterpiece made by local people there since over 1000 years.

16h00: Get on van and go back to Tu Le town where you can live with local culture by having bath outside within hot stream.

19h00: Have dinner at restaurant. Overnight in Tu Le hotel.

Day 3: Tu Le – Hanoi (B, L) (230km)

After breakfast, we check out hotel and depart back to Hanoi.

When we arrive in Suoi Giang town, we will take a look at Suoi Giang tourist attraction where you can behold the Ancient Tea Trees (hundreds year old).

Lunch at a restaurant in Suoi Giang town. After lunch we continue our trip back to Hanoi.

19h00: We arrive back to Hanoi. End of tour.

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