Mu Cang Chai tour - 4 day trekking & homestay experience

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In this 4 day Mu Cang Chai tour you discover the most beautiful terraced rice fields of Vietnam. Drive over the exciting Khau Pha Pass to arrive in a stunning fairy tail landscape of local minorities and rice fields.


  • Explore the most stunning rice fields of Vietnam in this Mu Cang Chai tour
  • Learn more about the local hill tribe minorities and stay overnight in homestays
  • Driver over the exciting Khau Pha Pass


Day 1: Hanoi – Nghia Lo (L/D)

Your Mu Cang Chai tour starts from Hanoi, with a pick up around 8:30 AM at your hotel. You get driven out of the hustle and bustle of Hanoi, to arrive in the countryside of northwest Vietnam, heading to the province of Yen Bai.

In the early afternoon you arrive at your homestay in Nghia Lo village. Check in to your room and have lunch at the traditional stilt house.

Nghia Lo rice fields

Later in the afternoon you start a bike tour to explore the scenic area. Bike through small local minority villages and enjoy the scenery of rice fields and mountains.

Arrive back at the homestay for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Nghia Lo – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai (B/L/D)

After breakfast you leave the homestay and head to Tu Le village, situated in a beautiful valley just at the foot of the infamous Khau Pha Pass.

Arriving in the village you get ready for a short trekking through the valley with rice fields and visiting local villages on the way. A great opportunity to take pictures and meet the local minorities.

minorities in Mu Cang Chai

Your trekking ends back in the village for lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch you drive over the Khau Pha Pass, one of the 4 greatest mountain passes in Northern Vietnam. Enjoy epic views from the pass over the valley with stunning terraced rice fields, especially during harvest season. On the way there are plenty of photo opportunities.

Khau Pha Pass

You arrive in Mu Cang Chai in the late afternoon, were you will check in to your homestay.

Make a easy short trekking to a village of the Thai ethnic minority at the foot of a mountain close by.

Have dinner and sty overnight in the homestay.

Day 3: Mu Cang Chai Full Day Trekking (B/L/D)

Your Mu Cang Chai trekking tour starts after breakfast with a transfer to the beginning of a trail. Your trekking goes from Kim Noi to Che Cu Nha around 16 km.

Mu Cang Chai trekking

This is an amazing trekking through some of the best terraced rice fields in Mu Cang Chai. Make plenty of photos and visit some local hill tribe minority villages of the Hmong people, hidden between the mountains.

terraced rice fields Mu Cang Chai

Your Mu Cang Chai trekking tour ends arounf 4:00 PM with a pick up that brings you back to your homestay for dinner and to spend the last night.

Day 4: Mu Cang Chai – Hanoi (B/L)

After breakfast you check out of the homestay and get transferred back to Hanoi. On the way there is a stop for lunch in the afternoon.

Before going back to Hanoi, there is a last stop at Duong Lam Acient Village. Discover the old traditional buildings, that are build hundred of years ago, including houses, temples and bridges.

Your 4 day Mu Cang Chai tour ends back in Hanoi with a drop off at your hotel.

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