Mu Cang Chai Photography Tour

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Duration: 3 Days
Trip Code: ORG_MCCPTO3

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What are you expected for Mu Cang Chai photography trip? It is the truly photogenic destination where offers the stunning landscapes. You can touch and shoot photos of blue Mountain, windy rivers and road as well as passes, meet local hill tribe people. Have more chance to shoot beautiful photos of masterpiece of human on terrace field hills. It’s an artwork from generations to generations of local minority people here. Let have a scanning every photogenic corner of Mu Cang Chai in a photography hunt.

What’s The Best Time To Take Pictures?

  • Travel on May and June is the “water season” when the rainfall brings to the land the abundant amount of water to the hills and also a time for new season. One of the best time to see local people to prepare land, grow rice and it looks like to giant mirror.
  • Green time is from July to August which makes you to get different feeling at terrace fields and corner of rice hills.
  • The best time to see golden terrace field is on September to mid-October when the ripening rice fields turn into gigantic golden lines along hillsides, river banks and valleys.


  • 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…

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Mu Cang Chai Photography Tour | ORIGIN VIETNAM

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:

At 8.00, 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 (If you choose Le Champ Tu Le resort you can get up early and enjoy 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 – car back Hanoi (B/L)

Morning Activities:

At 5.00you 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 (Or can skip this to spend more time at rice terrace fields than at Kim Noi village and discover more its beautiful scenery).

Next you will visit Sang Nhu village (Móng Ngựa Sáng Nhù) – 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 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. Wish you a great journey to terrace field Mu Cang Chai and get the unforgettable time as well as wonderful photos!

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.

Tips: How to take good picture in Mu Cang Chai here



  • PRIVATE door to door transport (new vehicle) with air-conditioned
  • Experience English speaking guide with well inform shooting time
  • Meals as mentioned above (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Homestay (Note: Stilt house for homestay is standard, it is a share with has the curtain to separate each mattress, share bathroom together. However, it is clean and safe for stay)
  • Entrance fees, Permission
  • Mineral water daily 2 bottle 500ml/per day
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
  • Bank fees if payment by credit card
  • Gov tax and service charge
  • No extra charge after final confirmation


  • International Air Fare in & out Vietnam
  • Domestic Air Fare if any
  • Hotel in Hanoi
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle
  • Other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, soft & hard drinks
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Tips are welcomed!
  • Travel Insurance
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