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THE IDEAL TIME TO PHOTOGRAPH MU CANG CHAI TERRACED RICE FIELDS

The fame of Mu Cang Chai has been recorded in the paper, photo, video, and deep inside the mind of many tourists who have the lucky opportunity to explore the beautiful terraced rice fields. Know that Mu Cang Chai is one of the best destinations for Vietnam Photography Tours. Being a rural district of Yen Bai Province, Mu Cang Chai is peacefully nestled in the northeast of Vietnam. Following the National Road 32 from Hanoi Capital and you will approach the natural spot within the 290km drive.

The terraced rice fields in La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha, and De Zu Phinh villages are spotlighted during the Mu Cang Chai Tour. The photographing opportunities are boundless and seamless here. So, what is the best time to photograph Mu Cang Chai Terraced Rice Fields ? In fact, there stand the three most significant times to snap the best of the natural highlights during its single crop per year (from June to October).

1. The Start of the Crop – June

June is the milestone of the beginning of the crop in Mu Cang Chai when the hill-tribe people here make the initial preparation for a new rice crop. The first summer witnesses the occasion of what is called “the falling water season”; the water is running from the peak of the field to its bottom. The water supply to the terraced rice field is very essential. Also, this season inspires the photograph hobbyists to record the local activities on the field. The hill-tribe people with the special clothing working in the group together with the water buffalo on the green rice field are the great subject to be taken pictures.

2. The Middle of the Crop – from June to the middle of September

It is when you contemplate the evergreen scenarios of the immense terraced rice field which is overwhelmed by the compatible rice carpet. Promisingly, the green field can even cool you down despite the hot sun. The field is not crowded as there are a few local farmers working on it during this season. But if you tour this time, expect to ease the eyes with the wonderfully giant greenness.

3. The Harvest Time – from late September to early October

Ever wanted to take pictures of the golden field? You make it right in Mu Cang Chai during the harvest time as the fields now look brilliant yellow with its fullest attractiveness. Many Mong ethnic farmers wearing their traditional attire come to the field to harvest the ripe rice, and it’s time for you to photograph the perfect blend of human and nature (mountains, hills, rice fields, bridges, streams, rivers, etc.). Also, you find the ethnic-minority moms that are working while carrying their infants by using their cloth as the cradle on the back. There are many kids available that run, chat, and giggle happily.

What could be more incredible than witnessing the change from green to yellow of the terraced rice fields of Mu Cang Chai? If possible, come in June and then September, you will find out the miracle with the most extraordinary photos ever. Magically, the enormous yellow staircases are said to take you from earth to heaven. Everybody will say “wow” the first time they look at your imposing photos about the green and yellow Mu Cang Chai field. So, trust us! You can freely photograph the natural highlights and the daily activities of the ethnic minority groups here.

Itinerary

This green color will change to yellow at the end of the crop and it will really be beautiful in your photos. So from June to October, you can book a Mu Cang Chai photography tour any time in this period. Beside the amazing rice field, you also can have great shots of authentic villages and people of Mong and Dzao hill tribe in Mu Cang Chai. The photograph tour to My Cang Chai is not only for the terrace rice field there but you also can have the great time to discover Red River Delta before coming to Nghia Lo. The other photos shooting in Tu Le, Lim Mong Valley and Than Uyen are also other highlights of the trip….

  • Duration: 4days 3 nights
  • Departure : Private tour (daily)
  • Brief itinerary
    Day 1: Hanoi – Duong Lam – Nghia Lo 
    Day 2: Nghia Lo – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai
    Day 3:  Mu Cang Chai photo shooting
    Day 3: Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen – Van Ban – Hanoi
                                                                       Quotation: (USD/person)

    Group of travelers 02 pax 03 pax 04 pax 05 pax 06 pax
    Private tour price 483 384 310 290 270

 

1 DAY 01: HANOI – DUONG LAM - NGHIA LO

1 DAY 2: NGHIA LO – MU CANG CHAI

1 DAY 3: MU CANG CHAI PHOTO SHOOTING

1 DAY 4: MU CANG CHAI – THAN UYEN – VAN BAN – HANOI

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Note

* INCLUDED

    1. 1. Hotel accommodation based on twin
    1. 2. Meals as specified in the itinerary
    1. 3. Private transportation
    1. 4. English- speaking guide (other languages are available upon request).
    1. 5. Sightseeing as specified including entrance fees
    1. 6. Travel insurance
    1. 7. Water (2 bottle/day)
    1. 8. Description of service in details

* EXCLUDED

    1. - Tips for tour guide, driver
    1. - Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers & etc
    1. - International airfare to/ from Vietnam & International airport tax in Vietnam
    1. - Others which are not mentioned in the inclusion

* COMMITMENT:

    1. - Experienced driver
    1. - Tour guide is friendly and profestional
    1. - Local people are kind, hospitable
    1. - Good security