Mu Cang Chai: 4-Day Trek Through Stunning Villages and Rice Terraces

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Duration: 04 Days
Trip Code: ORG_MCC04

Best places to visit:

Hanoi → Nghia LoMuong LoTu LeMu Cang Chai → Hanoi


By Mu Cang Chai Trekking 4 days/3 nights you can touch most amazing villages in Nghia Lo, Tu Le, especially Mu Cang Chai. The trip leads you to different villages in Mu Cang Chai and make walking to enjoy stunning rice terrace fields in different hills. By seasons, you can enjoy the water draining time from Mid May till June or green color of rice fields from July to August. Especially you would like to get the most amazing golden color of rice from early September to early October is the best time to enjoy.

What is the most loving season and attract you ? Let make plan and discover Mu Cang Chai with the time you love most!


  • Discover the beautiful Long Coc Tea Hill in Phu Tho Province and enjoy the fresh air of this tea hill with its amazing scenery.
  • Trek through different villages of Mu Cang Chai and enjoys diversity beauties at rice terrace fields in La Pan Tan with Mam Xoi Hill, De Xu Phinh village with Mui Giay (Shoes Shape), Che Cu Nha village (Horseshoes) and unique stone rice fields, Kim Noi village with authentic scenery
  • Lost yourself into Bamboo Forest which as a paradise for the bamboo tree and amazing landscapes.


  • This itinerary is a private tour. It shows you what is possible to travel and visiting with our guide and driver
  • We CAN also tailor made this trip as your requirement and budget such as accommodation, its inclusions…

Mu Cang Chai Trekking 4 Days

Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Hanoi - Phu Tho - Long Coc Tea Hill - Nghia Lo - Tu Le. Homestay in Tu Le (L/D)

Morning Activities:

Start the journey with our guide and driver, pick up at your hotel in Hanoi City and travel to Phu Tho Province and visit Long Coc Tea Hill where you can shoot beautiful photo of tea in Long Coc.

And then you continue to Yen Bai Province and travel to Nghia Lo with distance 220km and take 4 hours to reach Nghia Lo – Yen Bai Province.

Arrive in Nghia Lo you make a shooting photo in Van Chan to view the panorama of Muong Lo Valley far from where you can catch the panorama of the spreading famous rice fields valley in Nghia Lo.

Have lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon & Evening Activities:

You continue your journey from Nghia Lo to Tu Le and make a visit the Thai ethnic village to discover more of Lim Mong and Lim Thai village.

This is the best place to shoot your beautiful photo and you will surprise for its beauties spreading under the sunlight to the foot of faraway of mountain.

This our guide can flexile for you to have a place to get the photo shooting on the rice field.

Check in to the homestay and then you have time to enjoy stunning views of countryside and nature, visit local villages, experience daily life.

Have the special dinner with traditional dishes cooked by Thai professional chef. Overnight at homestay.

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Day 2: Tu Le - Khau Pha Pass - Mu Cang Chai. Homestay in Mu Cang Chai (B/L/D)

Morning Activities:

Start trip at 5.00 to shoot sunrise photo on Lim Mong valley at Kong Hill camping site or return Nậm Búng commune on National Highway 32 to get the beautiful sunrise photo.

After that you travel continue to Khau Pha Pass and discover its beauties. This is one of beautiful view for the valley as well as parasailing site on yellow rice season on September yearly.

Tu Le terrace field offers you more chance to take beautiful of rice photo, especially golden time of rice; it covers a large area for golden terrace fields.

Have lunch at restaurant.

Afternoon & Evening Activities:

Spending this afternoon to visit and shoot photo at Mam Xoi Hill in La Pan Tan village where is one of the beautiful sightseeing of terrace fields.

Infact there are Mam Xoi Lon and Mam Xoi Nho hill in La Pan Tan village so it depends on your time you can visit both or just Mam Xoi Lon only.

The rest is you get more photo shooting and sunset at Mong Ngua view point (Horseshoes) in De Xu Phinh village. Having as much as possible beautiful photo here and enjoy the sunset over the hill.

Special note: You must walk 5km from main road to hill or can have a support of motorbike to reach the village and then can have a short walking distance.

Have dinner with the family. Evening just simple interact with local family and enjoy the mountain atmosphere. Overnight at homestay.

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Day 3: Sunrise Mu Cang Chai & discover terrace fields. Homestay in Mu Cang Chai at another village (B/L/D)

Amazing Mu Cang Chai Tours

Morning Activities:

At 5.00, you wake up and take photo of sunrise if the weather is fine and sunny at your homestay or around rice terrace fields here (Or can back Mui Giay in De Xu Phinh village – or reach Mam Xoi Be Hill in La Pan Tan village to get sunrise photo here again).

Then you travel to Nha Ngo Mang Mu (Corn House) where you can see local minority people is keeping their corn as their way and here is also a nice spot to see local culture and the way the save their foods.

Continue your trip to reach Bamboo Forest (Rừng Trúc Mồ Đề) where can see the amazing scenery of bamboo forest here. This is one of nice place to shoot photo as well as harmony yourself.

Next you will visit Shan Nhu village – 2 km from Mu Cang Chai town where you can catch beautiful scenery of terrace fields looks like as Mong Ngua “Horseshoe”.

Have lunch at restaurant.

Afternoon & Evening Activities:

More time to discover its amazing scenery on terrace fields in Mu Cang Chai with famous villages and nice view for shooting photos.

Next you visit and take photograph Che Cu Nha Rice Terrace Field of Hmong people with the famous rice terrace hill. Reach Háng Tàu Dê of Che Cu Nha village where has the special way when Mr Giang Dua Cha create by stone to make his rice terrace field more special than.

Back Mu Cang Chai town centre and check in homestay (You can check in after lunch time). Have dinner with the family. Overnight at homestay.

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Day 4: Sunrise Mu Cang Chai - Kim Noi village - Hanoi (B/L)

Kids plays in Mu Cang Chai

Morning Activities:

At 5.00, you wake up and take photo of sunrise if the weather is fine and sunny at your homestay or around rice terrace fields here.

Say goodbye the family and Continue your trip to Kim Noi village where has the nice terrace fields for shooting photo and enjoy its beauties.

And then leave Mu Cang Chai for return Hanoi city. You will pass through again Tu Le – Khau Pha Pass.

Have lunch at restaurant in Khau Pha.

Afternoon Activities:

Continue on your trip and pass through again Nghia Lo and can stopover at Suoi Giang to refresh yourself before ahead back Hanoi city. You spend again 4 hours on car to reach back Hanoi city. Wishing you a great time with us !

Special note: Depending on the location homestay you will overnight,  the itinerary can be flexible to change, however, still guarantee you will visit famous villages and sites we list in tour. Or depend on that date as well as climate our guide can be flexible to change the position of each village how to have the most reasonable itinerary but not cut your trip.

Also apart from rice terrace fields seasons, Mu Cang Chai is very nice in each season which you can visit all year round.



  • PRIVATE door to door transport (new vehicle) with air-conditioned
  • Experience English speaking guide
  • Meals as mentioned above (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Homestay/Hotel
  • Motorbike support
  • Entrance fees
  • Mineral water daily 2 bottle 500ml/per day
  • Permission
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
  • Bank fees if payment by credit card
  • Gov tax and service charge
  • No extra charge after final confirmation


  • International flight in & out Vietnam
  • Meals not mentioned in program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Drinks (coca cola, soft drinks, wine…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porter
  • Travel Insurance
  • Other expenses not mentioned in program
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