Overview

MU CANG CHAI - THE GOLDEN SEA OF RICE

Rice terrace in Mu Cang Chai is famous as " the top of the beauty from culture and labour of Vietnamese people". The most beautiful time in the area is from September to October which is golden rice season.

Mu Cang Chai is a highland district of Yen Bai province locating under the foot of Hoang Lien Son mountain. From Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai, you need to go about 280km when passing by Khau Pha pass, one of the most adventurous and beautiful passes in West North of Vietnam.

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Amazing rice terrace in Mu Cang Chai 

Mu Cang Chai is famous for rice terrace on splendid hills and known as national landscapes with Hoang Su Phi and Sapa.

The foundation history of rice terrace was connected as history and culture of ethnic minorities. Ethnic minorities believes that universe has life and soul, so rice terrace, labor tools, rice, etc. are deified like rice god, the god of thunder, etc.

The beauty of new day on rice terrace from Lim Mong
The beauty of new day on rice terrace from Lim Mong 

The most famous rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai are ones on La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha and Ze Xu Phinh commnues. Until now, the people still preseves custom and ceremonies as well as beliefs in farming rice terrace.

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The beauty of Mu Cang Chai with golden rice terrace  
La Pan tan and Ze Xu Phinh are far 15km and 20km from Mu Cang Chai town. And Che Cu Nha commune is far 7km from the town.

 

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Rice terraces of Mu Cang Chai with green colour 

In reality, Mu Cang Chai has two seasons a year: spring season ( April and May ) and main season ( September and October). In spring season, the people will focus on lower fields because high hills don't have enough water for farming.

At the beginning of September, Mu Cang Chai is covered by splendid yellow color.
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The beauty of West North mountain always attracts interest of tourists.A corner of golden season in La Pan Tan

The beauty of Mu Cang Chai with golden rice terrace  

Itinerary

Mu Cang Chai’s beauty is not only shown by the miraculous scenery, but also the human presence here. The vision of the ethnic people harvesting the ripe, full-yellow rice seedling is like a mixture of colors, brightening up the corner of the Northwest sky. The pattern on the colorful costumes of the ethnic people here is drawn by beeswax mixed with color. Therefore, the costumes of the ethnic people in Mu Cang Chai always have special colors that no other dyes can create. Normally, people here harvest in the afternoon, since it’s the time when the sunshine is most bright.

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi – Nghia Lo – Mu Cang Chai
Day 2: Mu Cang Chai trekking
Day 3: Mu Cang Chai – Sapa – Cat Cat village
Day 4: Fansipan – Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Tuan Chau
Day 6: Bai Chay beach – Ninh Binh
Day 7: Bai Dinh pagoda – Trang An
Day 8: Tam Coc – Bich Dong – Hanoi

1 DAY 1: HANOI – NGHIA LO – MU CANG CHAI

1 DAY 2: MU CANG CHAI TREKKING

1 DAY 3: MU CANG CHAI – SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE

1 DAY 4: FANSIPAN – HANOI

1 DAY 5: HANOI – HALONG BAY

1 DAY 6: BAI CHAY BEACH – NINH BINH

1 DAY 7: BAI DINH PAGODA – TRANG AN

1 DAY 8: TAM COC – BICH DONG – HANOI

Rate

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

 

    - Good security