Mu Cang Chai and Sapa Tour - 05 Days

Mu Cang Chai and Sapa Tour
  • Start/End: Hanoi/Hanoi
  • Visit: Nghia Lo - Mu Cang Chai - Lai Chau - Sapa
  • Duration: 05 Days
  • Travel style: Authentic, Mountain & Minority, Nature & Discover
  • Category: Private tour
  • Tour guide in: English, Français, Español, Deutsch, Italiano, Português

A mesmerizing journey through Northwest Vietnam, where awe-inspiring mountainous landscapes and vibrant hillside tribes in Mu Cang Chai and Sapa await your exploration. This thoughtfully crafted itinerary guides you through enchanting valleys and towering mountains, offering a glimpse into remote villages and the beauty of cascading waterfalls along the way. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of culture and nature as you traverse this captivating region.

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  • Day 1,Hanoi - Nghia LoFri, Jul 19, 2024
    Hanoi - Thanh Son tea plantation - Nghia Lo valley

    Meet tour guide and driver at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Muong Lo via Thanh Son. Muong Lo is known as one of the four most important fertile valleys of the Northwest (Muong Thanh in Dien Bien Phu, Muong Tac in Phu Yen and Muong Than in Than Uyen) in which the Thai ethnic group predominates. The village consists of hundreds of houses on wooden stilts and Thai people cultivate the water rice. Drive to the national road number 32 along the black river (Da River) one of the most important rivers in the Northwest.

    In Thanh Son, we will make a stop to visit the green tea plantation hill then walk through the stilt-house villages. It belongs to the Muong ethnic group, considered as Authentic Viet. The Muong ethnic group is one of few northern communities that is immune to Chinese influence.

    Arrive in Nghia Lo, walk or bike around the Thai village to discover the beautiful rice field valleys and hamlets that still preserve the authentic houses on stilts and meet the friendly locals.

    English speaking guide
    Meal: L, D
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Bike: Nghia Lo
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
  • Day 2,Nghia Lo - Mu Cang ChaiSat, Jul 20, 2024
    Nghia Lo - Tu Le Valley - La Pan Tan - Mu Cang Chai

    Enjoy breakfast then visit a local market in Nghia Lo then transfer to Mu Cang Chai via Tu Le. Mu Cang Chai is well known for its marvelous rice terrace widely considered as the most beautiful in the world. In 2007, Che Cu Nha, De Su Phinh and La Pan Tan were recognized as outdoor masterpieces on the list of national heritage.

    At the exit of Nghia Lo, you will cross the hilly region populated by the Dao ethnic group on the hills. Stop for a chance to take photos and meet the local people on the way.

    Arrive in Tu Le. It is possible to trek to the valley where Thai people live in houses on stilts and have some unusual encounters that allow you to immerse yourself into the authentic local life. In the afternoon, continue to Khau Pha pass which offers you a splendid panoramic view of the valley of rice terraces.

    Then the car will take you to La Pan Tan which is a legendary route for photographers. You will admire the gorgeous rice terrace masterpieces created by the Hmong peasant artists from generation to generation. Enjoy the majestic landscape and follow the route from La Pan Tan to Mam Xoi. End of the day, check in your accommodation. 

    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L, D
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
  • Day 3,Mu Cang Chai - Lai Chau - SapaSun, Jul 21, 2024
    Mu Cang Chai - Na Tam village - Sapa

    After breakfast, transfer to Than Uyen, one of the Thai rice valleys. The splendid landscape of rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai will follow you along the way to Than Uyen. Before turning right to Sapa, we will make a stop to visit Na Tam Village where the Laotian and Lu people live. This is a beautiful, tranquil landscape. Traditionally, the local women are distinguished by black teeth and indigo colored clothing encrusted with silver pieces. Take a 2 hour hike through the river, villages, rice fields, and hills and meet the locals.

    Meet our driver for a transfer to Sapa, crossing Hoang Lien Son pass (O Quy Ho pass). This is the longest and highest pass in Vietnam, 54km in length and 2047m in height. Stop to relax at the top of the pass and soak up the grandiose landscape. This is also a great place for photos. Arrive in Sapa, a town discovered by the French in 1903, in the afternoon. With a temperate climate, Sapa became an attraction for holidaymakers because of its beautiful rice valley, splendid mountain range and the diversity of minority tribes such as Black Hmong, Red Dao and the Dzay ethnics.  

    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L, D
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    KK Sapa Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    Muong Hoa street, Sapa, Lao Cai , Vietnam
  • Day 4,SapaMon, Jul 22, 2024
    Sapa - village trekking

    In the morning, we will start our full day of authentic trekking on a route from the Ta Phin village. This peaceful land was chosen by the Red Dao people when they immigrated to Vietnam from China since the 17th century. Follow a small hill path you can see many orchid gardens that supply even the biggest demands of cities for New Year's decorations. Towards the Ban Khoang village, trek through the corn–farm to the rainforest with amazing views of rice terraces. On season, you may see local people and buffalos working on the field.

    Have a picnic lunch on the way (or at a local restaurant in village). Being on an isolated up-hill, the primitive culture of the Red Dao people in Ban Khoang has been preserved. They are not only well-known for the most beautiful attire in Sapa, but also the “No eyebrow” tradition of married woman. Visit some houses and stroll around the village. 

    Meal: B, L
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    KK Sapa Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    Muong Hoa street, Sapa, Lao Cai , Vietnam
  • Day 5,Sapa - HanoiTue, Jul 23, 2024
    Visit Lao Chai - Ta Van - Transfer to Hanoi

    In the morning, trek to visit Lao Chai village. Turn on a small path crossing the rice field to a small hamlet. Have a special visit to grandma who is the only craftsman left in the community, traditionally using beeswax for decoration to make the unique Hmong’s indigo clothing. It is also great chance to learn about their daily life and culture.

    The next is Ta Van village, the charming land of the Dzay people, well located on the hill with amazing views of river, rice terraces and Hoang Lien Son Mountain range. As you leisurely walk, meet villagers who will kindly invite you to visit their homes.

    Return to Sapa for lunch before returning to Hanoi

    Get a pick up by tour guide and driver for a journey from Hanoi to Sapa. The drive on new highway offers beautiful views of rural countryside, mountain and Red River.

    Arrive in Hanoi in the evening, check in your hotel and relax

    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
  • English speaking tour guide following itinerary
  • All entrance fees and tickets mention on itinerary
  • Selected Accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Private car following itinerary
  • Meal: B: 04, L: 05, D: 03
  • Bike: Nghia Lo
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  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
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