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Discover Thac Ba, Muong Lo, Mu Cang Chai 4 days

Discover Thac Ba, Muong Lo, Mu Cang Chai 4 days
An impression tour to explore Mu Cang Chai impressive landscape of rice terrace fields in the north-west of Vietnam – attracts many tourists from around the world every year during the golden rice season. Visiting yellow terrace fields in Mu Cang Chai will give you a feeling of climbing yellow steps that lead to Heaven’s Gate. Gorgeous fields run as far as the eye can reach, and appear under the sunlight as a magically glittering landscape which can be found nowhere else.

Day 1: HA NOI – YEN BAI – THAC BA (L, D)
Morning depart to Yen Bai. Its surrounding region is home to a variety of ethnic minorities like the White Dao, Red Dao,Tay, Nung and Hmong. The White Dao with their white pants, are the most beautifully dressed. Upon arrival, check into the homestay where you will stay the night. Start a light trek around the village to enjoy the fresh air and experience local, untouched nature. Back to the homestay for dinner. Yo can help your hosts prepare your dinner. Time to share your meal and chat. Overnight at the homestay.

Thac Ba Lake covers an area of 23,400 hectare, comprising 1,331 islands and hills with a diverse eco-system. Morning boat trip to discover the lake. Jump into the clear water to wake yourself up. Say good-bye to your host, then drive to Muong Lo, and the town of Nghia Lo, the second largest rice field inNorthwest Vietnamand the homeland of the Thai ethnic people. Thai people first came here to grow rice and build their traditional wooden houses of iron and bamboo around 700 years ago. Take a short 2-hour walk around the village to discover Thai ethnic culture and the daily life. Overnight at a guesthouse in Muong Lo.

Depart for Tu Le, the road follows the mountains of Hoang Lien Son and winds through the rice terraces. Stop to start your hike and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Don’t forget to take photos on the way before reaching the village of the Thai and H'mong ethnic minorities. People here are dressed in traditional costumes and will welcome you with open arms. The locals here still retain their traditional lifestyle, customs and habits so this is a good chance to learn more about the culture. We have lunch in Muong Lo and then continue to drive along the mountainous road with spectacular scenery along the way. Stop at Nga Ba Kim for a short break after hours on the bus. Start trekking until you reach villages of Thai and H’mong ethnic minorities. Stunning landscapes full of terraced rice fields, mountains, clouds and wooden stilt houses, make up a heaven of peace and simple happiness. Be warmly welcomed by locals in their traditional costumes, see the H’mong women working their looms and say hello to the passing children and you will find yourself drawn in by the land and the people here. Night and dinner at Mu Cang Chai home stay.

After breakfast, a short trek takes you to the Che Cu Nha and La Pa Tan and Che Cu Nha village, as these two have the most beautiful terraces in the region, you get a chance to meet and talk to local people and learn about their culture and daily life. Lunch is provided in Pho Rang in Yen Bai before you drive back to Hanoi.


Tour includes
  • Accommodation with daily breakfasts
  • Other meals as the itinerary
  • Private transfer round trip by 7 seater
  • Tours and excursions as described in the program
  • Local English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees and permits where applicable during guided time
Tour does not include
  • Pre & post trip arrangements
  • Entrance fees and permits during free time
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Food & drinks not mentioned within the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Other services not clearly described in the program

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