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Hanoi – Mu Cang Chai

Duration: 3 days
Availability : Daily
Departure: Hanoi
Thanh Son, Suoi Giang, Nghia Lo, Khau Pha Pass, Mu Cang Chai.


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You start your trip at 7:00 am in Hanoi. The journey from Hanoi to Nghia Lo you follow the national road No 32, through Phu Tho province. The first day, you discover the daily life of the people who live along red river. Thanh Son district in Phu Tho province is also a beautiful place with it’s tea plantations. You can visit tea plantation near by the road or going up hill to have a panorama of the tea plantation around the surrounding area. You have lunch at a local restaurant.
Afternoon time, our tour guide and driver take you to Suoi Giang – a commune of flower H’mong people. Suoi Giang is located on a high mountain, about 1,400 meters above sea level. This place is famous for Shan Tuyet green tea – a special kind of tea plant on high mountain, surrounded with cloud and fog all year round. Here we have found 300 hectares of the tea plant over 300 years old. You visit tea hills and the villages of the flower H’mong people. You stay over night at the homestay of Thai people in Nghia Lo (~ 25 kilometers from Suoi Giang).
Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Hotel: Homestay in Mu Cang Chai.


Day 2, the journey just 100 kilometers from Nghia Lo to Mu Cang Chai. In the morning, you visit a village of red Dao people. In Vietnam, Dao people have a high population with some different groups. They often reside along the frontier area between Vietnam and China. To reach Mu Cang Chai, you have to go up to a high pass we call Khau Pha, means “Heavenly Horns”. This is one of four greatest passes in northern mountainous region of Vietnam. On the pass, you have a panorama of Cao Pha valley. This is a large area with terrace ricefields, villages of H’mong people and Thai people. You take photographs and then going to Mu Cang Chai.
Mu Chang Chai is well-known because this area H’mong people have created a lots of terrace ricefields around their home. The terrace ricefields here cover an area of 2,200 hectares, of wich 500 hectares in La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha and De Xu Phinh have been recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism as the national landscape in 2007. You stay overnight at the homestay of Thai people in Mu Cang Chai.
Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Hotel: Homestay in Mu Cang Chai.


After breakfast, you say good bye to Mu Cang Chai to go back to Hanoi. A long the way, you visit some beauty spots, experience a market in Nghia Lo and have lunch on the way back to Hanoi.
Meals: breakfast.
Hotel: N/A.


Term & Conditions
Other Info


  • Private car transfer
  • Meals as mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Professional English speaking tour guide (Other language is available upon request)
  • Wet tissues and Mineral water
  • Accommodation
  • Admissions and environment fees


  • Visa arrangements
  • Other transportations not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Insurance
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Special Notes

  • This tour includes private car transfer.
  • We offered to stay overnight at local stilt houses. Comfortable guest houses in Nghia Lo and Mu Cang Chai are available.
  • Tour program is subject to change due to weather and operating conditions.



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