Mu Cang Chai Trek & Cruise Halong Bay

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Duration: 5 Days
Trip Code: ORG_MHO5

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Mu Cang Chai and Halong Bay is the perfect connection to northwest Vietnam with fantasy terrace fields. It will give you the impression for hill with rice terrace all made from human hand as the wonder. Hiking hills, villages and meet local minority people plus the natural wonder of limestone karst in Halong Bay. Cu Da Ancient Village takes you to the traditional handicraft to get close the history.

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Mu Cang Chai Trek & Cruise Halong Bay Travel Map

Mu Cang Chai Trek & Cruise Halong Bay Travel Map

Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Hanoi - Cu Da Vermicelli Village - Mu Cang Chai. Homestay Mu Cang Chai (L/D)

Morning activities:

Travel out Hanoi city with our guide and driver to Cu Da ancient village which about 15km from Hanoi city centre. A really wonderful destination for any peace-seeker who want to escape from the noisy and crowded big city. A trip to Cu Da village will get give you a time-traveling journey to find the childhoods that you lost somewhere in the busy life with many temples, pagodas all national heritage sites. There’s nowhere in this country and also in the world that you can find the same kind of stunning yellow vermicelli where is the traditional craft village in Vietnam with famous dish.

After that you leave Hanoi city for Mu Cang Chai. You are driven to west of Hanoi following the national way – No.32 to Nghia Lo district of Yen Bai province. En route is the chance for you to see and admire beautiful scenery of Vietnam mountains. Have a lunch in local restaurant en route

Afternoon & evening activities:

Go ahead and have chance to stop-over in Tu Le for visiting and admire of the imposing landscape of mountains and valleys and the beautiful rice terrace filed of this area – Tu Le, Van Ban district of Yen Bai province. Mu Cang Chai where brings you amazing of terrace rice field and local life. Have dinner and overnight at stilt house in Mu Cang Chai.

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Day 2: Mu Cang Chai - Tu Le - Nghia Lo. Homestay In Nghia Lo (B/L/D)

Morning activities:

After having breakfast at the stilt house, this morning guide will take you to visit and take photograph Che Cu Nha Rice Terrace Field of Hmong people. And then visit as well as take photograph at Che Xu Phinh, La Phan Tan – it was recognized the national landscape of Vietnam in 2007 where have famous and nicest terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai District. Back Mu Cang Chai for having lunch at local foodstall.

Afternoon & evening activities:

This afternoon you will leave Mu Cang Chai for Nghia Lo, on the way you are free to discover the wild land of Nghia Lo. You have more chance to see beautiful mountain landscapes as well as terrace fields. Pass through Khau Pha Pass which known as one of the most spectacular one in North Vietnam. Check in homestay. Have dinner at the family and interact with local people to learn more of their culture. Overnight at stilt house.

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Day 3: Nghia Lo - Hanoi. O/n In Hanoi (B/L)

Morning activities:

Have breakfast at the family. This morning you have time to enjoy the fresh air and breakfast in Nghia Lo. You will leave Nghia Lo to visit Suoi Giang Eco-Park where is a part of Hoang Lien Son National Park, it is home of ancient green tea, you walk around to know about the special green tea of Vietnam and take photograph in the tea garden.

Next is the visiting Hoc village where is hot-steam, traveler can enjoy and have a bath in natural hot-water of stream. Have lunch at local food stall.

Afternoon activities:

This afternoon guide and driver transfer you to return Hanoi city. Your trip will end at hotel in Hanoi. Say goodbye our guide and driver at your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight at your hotel in Hanoi.

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Day 4: Hanoi - Halong Bay On Alisa Cruise. O/n On Board (B/L/D)

Morning activities:

Your transfer vehicle will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi and convey you to Ha Long (3.5 hour drive). Half way, stop in Hai Duong for refreshment.

Arrive to Tuan Chau harbor at noon time, take break and welcome drink at Alisa Cruise Lounge before transferred to Alisa Cruise.

Afternoon activities:

Welcome to Alisa Cruise, enjoy welcome drink while our cruise manager give a brief introduction, safety guidelines bout Alisa Cruise. Check-in your cabin and Start cruising and explore Ha Long Bay.

You have lunch with Vietnamese and International dishes served, while the cruise sails through the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.

Start to visit Titop Beach- one of very famous Island in Ha Long Bay where you can swimming, climbing up to the Titop moutain and taking photos. Titop Mountain is the highlight and fantastic experience in your Halong Bay trip.

Then cruising the exploration in HALONG BAY passing by Cua Van Floating Village, Tien Ong Cave, Trong Cave, Ho dong Tien, do Kayaking at Pearl Farm.

You return Alisa Cruise around 17:00 pm and have a relax while enjoy the Sun Set party with Juices, Cocktails, Red Vine and fruits on Pararoma Roof Bar.

Evening activities:

Join the cooking class instructed directly by Chef of Alisa Cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.

Have dinner on the cruise at Alisa Restaurant.

The rest of time is evening entertainments: Relax at leisure; Beauty Spa Service; Enjoy night movie; Play game on the cruise such as cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight on the Alisa Cruise at Titop Island or 368 area.

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Day 5: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B/L)

Morning activities:

Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi le session on the sundeck. And then have coffee, tea and pastries for light breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.

Continue your journey by transferring on the tender to Sung Sot Cave. It takes approximately 50 minutes for cave visiting, one of the most beautiful cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.

Make check out around 9:30 am and have brunch at Alisa Restaurant on board while the cruise sails back the harbor.

Afternoon activities:

Get on the shuttle bus and transfer back Hanoi city. Stopover en route to have short relax after 2-hours drive. Say goodbye when arriving back Hanoi hotel and wishing you a lovely time!



  • 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 (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)
  • Halong Bay cruise trip 2days/1night on 5* Alisa Cruise (Accommodation, kayak, entrance fee, cruise, meals on board, etc)
  • 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


  • Domestic Air Fare if any
  • 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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