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Rice fields of Mu Cang Chai – 3 days tour

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Here is an excursion you shouldn’t miss!

In three days, you will discover the daily life of two significant ethnic groups in Northern Vietnam and the stunning environment in which they live.

Your immersion journey begins in Nghia Lo, where the Thai ethnic group (White and Black) resides. The very hospitable locals will be delighted to show you their specificities, including traditional clothing and music. You will stay with a local family to have a better experience. You will also explore the Nghia Lo valley and the beautiful tea fields (known to only a few!).

Next, you will continue your journey into the mountainous district of Mu Cang Chai, where you might find the most beautiful terraced rice fields in Northern Vietnam (yes, we dare to say it!). There, you will encounter the Hmong population, who typically live on the mountainside. They are the ones who sculpt the terraced rice fields!

In just three days, you will gain a great insight into local life in Northern Vietnam.

3 days and 2 nights
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    Comfortable and rainproof clothing, hiking shoes, first aid kit.
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    Rice fields of Mu Cang Chai – 3 days tour
Hanoi - Duong Lam - Nghia Lo (L, D)
After breakfast, your driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel. You'll hit the road and make your first stop in the village of Duong Lam (Mong Phu), a very typical village representing the culture of Red River Delta inhabitants. It's considered the cradle of Vietnamese (Kinh) civilization and is famous for having several houses owned by the same family for over 300 years. You'll visit some of these houses and have lunch in one of them. You'll also explore the communal house and Mia Pagoda. In the afternoon, you'll continue your journey north, entering a landscape of increasingly higher hills covered in tea plantations. You'll pass through the Khé Pass and arrive in the Thai town of Muong Lo by the end of the day, situated in a vast plain surrounded by tall mountains. It's the second-largest plain in the North after Dien Bien Phu. Dinner and overnight stay at a local's home in Muong Lo.
  • Included in the day: Lunch, dinner, transportation, English-speaking tour guide, entrance tickets, accommodation.
Nghia Lo - Mu Cang Chai (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will travel to Mu Cang Chai via Tu Le. You will then start walking through the rice terraces along Tu Le stream (a 1.5-hour walk). Continuing on the mountain road, you will be surrounded by peaks over 2000 meters high, overlooking stunning terraced rice fields. You will pass through the Hmong villages of Nga Ba Kim and La Pan Tan, well-known for their impressive terraced fields. Arrival in Mu Cang Chai will be in the late afternoon, where you will spend the night.
  • Included in the day: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, transportation, guide, entrance tickets, accommodation.
Mu Cang Chai - Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast at your host's home, visit the villages of Che Cu Nha or Phinh Ho (2 hours of walking). Then, return to Hanoi, have lunch at a restaurant along the way. There will be stops for taking photos or short walks. Arrival in Hanoi is expected around 6:00 PM.
  • Included in the day: Breakfast, lunch, transportation, English-speaking tour guide, entrance tickets.
  • Here are the prices per person in dollars based on the number of people booking the tour. This private tour includes the rental of a car (or a minibus if there are more than 5 people) and the services of an English-speaking tour guide. The first night is spent with a local family, and the second night is in an eco-lodge.
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