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SAPA & MU CANG CHAI RICE TERRACES

Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy Colorful Sunday hill tribe market in Bac Ha.

  • Admire the beauty of the rice terraced paddy fields in Sapa & Mu Cang Chai.

  • Enjoy the local food

  • Experience 2 homestay nights on traditional stilt houses of ethnic minority people.

  • Learn the interesting cultures of different ethnic groups such as Thai and H'mong, Yao...

  • Trek along back roads up and down the mountains to enjoy the breath-taking landscape.

 

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: HANOI - BAC HA

You will be met and greeted by your private tour guide and driver at the hotel in Hanoi. Departure at 8:00 AM, the morning drive on the HW (Noi Bai – Lao Cai) offer s you a beautiful countryside scenery of the Red River Delta and on to the midland of the Northwestern region. You will have lunch at Lao Cai City around noon. In the afternoon, after 1,5 hour drive, you will arrive Bac Ha district, take a short boat ride on Chay River (if the water level permits), then stretch out with a easy walk to visit Trung Do village of the Tay ethnic minority people.  Arrive at Bac Ha and check in a local homestay for the night.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 2: BAC HA - SAPA

You may be woken up by the domestic animals such as roosters or pigs early in the morning. After the breakfast, you will get a short transfer to the town for strolling around the colorful Sunday market. The majority who live in Bac Ha is the Flower H’mong people. The colors at the market will tell why they have such a name. This is a great opportunity to learn the local trading, witness the local products for sales. The sounds, the smells and the colors will absolutely make you go Wow while busy taking photographs. After a Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant, we will drive back down to Lao Cai City and onward up to Sapa town.  Arrive in Sapa, check into your hotel and rest for the remainder of the day. Overnight in Sapa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

DAY 3: SAPA - MU CANG CHAI

This morning, you will be transferred to a trekking point in Muong Hoa Valley where you will do a beautiful trek to visit a few villages of the Black H’mong and enjoy the terraced paddy fields in the area. Get picked up and drive back to town for lunch. The afternoon is spent for a scenic drive to Mu Cang Chai, another rice terrace paradise. You may have time to get some stops on the way for taking pictures. Check in a stilt-house homestay of the Thai people nearby Mu Cang Chai town. Dinner and overnight there.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 4: MU CANG CHAI TREK

Today, we spend most of the day for a long scenic trek on small paths and back roads from Che Cu Nha to La Pan Tan as this is the best part of the region for you to admire the amazing rice terraced paddy. Late in the afternoon, we drive to Tu Le town for a night at a local hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 5: MU CANG CHAI - HANOI

This morning, we will take more walk to visit Tu Le valley before check out of your hotel for the drive back to Hanoi. Lunch is at a local restaurant on the way. Arrive in Hanoi and finish the tour at the door of your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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ITINERARY IN BRIEF

DAY 1: Hanoi - Bac Ha

Day 2: Bac Ha - Sapa

Day 3: Sapa - Mu Cang Chai

Day 4: Mu Cang Chai Trek

Day 5: Mu Cang Chai - Hanoi

TRAVEL MAP

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INCLUSIONS:

  • Private A/c transportation

  • English speaking tour guide

  • Accommodation during the trip with daily breakfasts.

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

  • Sightseeing tickets and permits

  • Bottled water in the vehicle

  • Government taxes and service charge

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Travel insurance (Compulsory)

  • Drinks and other meals

  • Accommodation in Hanoi

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above

Flower-H'mong at Bac Ha
Sapa town
Bac Ha Market
Rice fields in Sapa
Dry season
Homestay in Mu Cang Chai
Mu Cang Chai Terraced Fields
Mu Cang Chai
Khau Pha Pass
Young Rice in Mu Cang Chai
Road to Mu Cang Chai
Bedding at Mu Cang Chai Homestay

MU CANG CHAI TREK

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Flower-H'mong at Bac Ha