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Mucangchai trekking tour

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Departure Point: Hanoi - Vietnam

Trip code: MCT-002

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

At the end of autumn, all over Mu Cang Chai valley fragrant new rice aroma, radiant faces, the excitement filled the faces of people participating in the harvest festival. This is really beautiful season on the young Mu Cang Chai.

Trip Inclusions

    • Private bed (House on stilt) or Private room  (for Bungalow)
    • All activities are mentioned in specific itineraries
    • Local guide (cannot speak English)
    • Entrance and Sightseeing fees          
    • Full board: 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
    • 1 bottle water/person
    • Free Wi-Fi at Mucangchai Ecolodge 
    • Welcome drink
    • Land transfer Hanoi - Mucangchai – Hanoi | transfer around Ecolodge during tour
    • English/French speaking guide

Trip Exclusions

    •         Travel insurance.

    •         Vietnam Visa fee.

    •         Flight ticket.

    •         Gratuities for tour guides/ drivers.

    •         Beverages & other personal expenses.

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    Tour itinerary

    Day - Hanoi - From Hang Co Vua village to Hua Khat Village | 5 km easy walk – 3 hours | (L/D)

    AM: We start walking from the small village of H’mong which is named Hang Co Vua, then we walk on small trail, follow the terraces fields and conquer the pine forest. You will enjoy the fresh air cool in the middle of nature and mountains. When you go on a small road in the forest, you will have the opportunity to look at the forest orchid flowers, hear the birds singing and the occasional squirrel in a tree. After 2 hours walk you will encounter villages where people Hua Khat ethnic minority Hmong live, where you'll discover extremely simple lives and many wild character. Yet indigenous people could not communicate with us because of the language barrier, but they are very friendly and open welcome when we visit home. Leaving the village of the Hmong people you will be completely surprised to see the valley of terraced fields, which is the mark of human impact on nature in a harmonious way. We can imagine as the space carved by the hands of the artists.

    PM: After lunch, you continue to go and enjoy the picturesque scenery of Mucangchai. The beautiful scene and simple life of the Hmong people is the highlight of your first day. When you arrive at the Ecolodge, you check in and rest for dinner with regional specialties.

    Day - Exploring the hill tribe | 7 km easy walking – almost 3,5 hours (B/L/D)

    AM: 8h30: We depart for a visit to the Thai village. From the Ecolodge you will drive to Sang Village where the Hmong live. Then you walk for 2 hours on the trail, it is also the border between two provinces of Yen Bai and Son La. Standing on the trail, you watch the spectacular terraced fields in Ngoc Chien valley. Beautiful scene here is considered an ideal destination for photographers and painters. Standing down from above, you will be startled and ask yourself is this work of man or god. Continue in the pine forest and down the valley, you will discover the life of the Thai minority. The stilts located along the stream as the symbol of the Thai people from ancient times. You will have lunch here. Then you have time to go through the small streets in the village to interact with the locals peoples.


    Option 1: Ride back to Ecolodge and prepare for the fishing trip. With simple bamboo rods, you have to dig your own worms to make baits.


    Option 2: continue to ride to the place where you can relax in the bath with hot water completely natural. 

    Then you return to Ecolodge and rest while waiting for dinner

    Day - trekking and contemplate the most beautiful terraces (B/L)

    8h30: You depart after breakfast to visit terraced fields are recorded as national heritage.

    We will go about 12km to reach the point of walking. All the beautiful things of mucangchai are waiting for you at the top, after a 1 hour climb we go through the Hmong people where you will meet innocent children, met hardworking women , All will welcome you with a friendly smile, in this village you can visit the traditional home of the indigenous people and learn the customs. You continue on the trail until you see the whole terraced fields that have been recorded as national heritage. This beautiful place has been CNtraveler magazine rated as the theater of golden rice.

    Before leaving the car, you will have lunch and take photos as evidence that you are here

     Check out and back to Hanoi. Tour finished.

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