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This Trekking Sapa – Mu Cang Chai Tour gives you a best chance to discover the mountainous beauty, the amazing Rice Terraces as well as local life of different ethnic groups in rural tribe : Sapa – Mu Cang Chai – where the charming essence of these lands remains unchanged. Exploring these lands by hiking around unparalleled routes, meeting locals and rural villages will be the unforgettable memories in your Vietnam trips.
8am: Our guide will pick-up you at hotel. On the way, we can take a break to enjoy the Green Tea hill in Phu Tho province. We also pass Nghia Lo town – the home of Thai people – one of the main ethnic people in Yen Bai
Arrive at Tu Le town, check in our hotel, you can spend around 2hrs to walk around field and village, to enjoy the rice field, explore the life, the house, the culture…of Thai people. After trekking, we can enjoy the Hot Spring – where villagers often gather together and take a bath everyday.
8am: After breakfast, we will move to Mu Cang Chai. Run over the Khau Pha pass (one of the four greatest passes in Northern Vietnam with 40km, connect Tu Le and Mu Cang Chai). Most scenic roads which offer a lot of stops for picturing as the view point to see the Lim Mong, Lim Thai village or paragliding-point on the top of this pass.
When arrive Mu Cang Chai, we will spend 1-2 hrs trek to Rasberry Hill – one of the most famous destination, where have the round shape of rice terrace, all of them was built by human hand of H’mong people since hundreds years ago. Leave Mam Xoi, we will have 3-4hrs to trek from Che Cu Nha village to Kim Noi village – where we will sleep in the stilt house of Thai people.
On the trekking way, we will go up to the high mountain, pass to the Hmong village and waterfall in remote area. Beside seeing the beauty of Rice field, you’ll guided how to plant rice, harvest rice or discover the farm working of locals.Enjoy stunning landscapes along the way
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Morning: Have breakfast and continue trekking a half day to trek from Che Cu Nha village to Kim Noi village, where we will have lunch here.Enjoy stunning landscapes along the way, the stunning views of countryside and nature, visit local villages, experience daily life of hill tribe people
Afternoon: The car will drive you to Sapa, pass over O Quy Ho pass, one of the four greatest passes in Vietnam where you can enjoy fresh and cool air and nice landscapes. Arrive Sapa and stay at Hotel 3* in Sapa town.
You will have free time to explore the Sapa food.
Approx: 3 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch/4 hours driving.
Trekking level: Moderate (3/5)
Met up at your hotel in Sapa by local guide and driver for a short road transfer heading to Cat Cat village. After a couple of minutes, you will follow a road going downhill to Cat Cat village. You will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station for a while before you trek on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraces. You will also enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river. You eventually arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, where you can take a rest while you are served lunch nearby the river.
After lunch, you head Muong Hoa valley. You will pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Tavan village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route. You will spend the night in local house of Giay minority. You will be able to take a walk to enjoy the valley view as well as swim in the river nearby.
Approx: 5 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.
Once you get energy for your last day trek by having a delicious breakfast, you leave for Giang Ta Chai village of Red Dao minority. You will trek through bamboo forest, which belongs to Hoang Lien National Park. On the way you will pass by a waterfall where you will have time to take a rest and enjoy the surroundings. You will find a nice place to enjoy lunch.
After lunch, you continue toward Su Pan, a small village located by the road. Here you start your journey back to Hanoi. Tour the end.
Approx: 6-hour driving/ 3 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.
P/s: The itinerary can change according your requirement
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Robyn cathy L
Mexico City, Mexico
Travelling and staying in one of the villages around Sapa adds to the experience of this area of Vietnam. We booked private Trekking Sapa – Mu Cang Chai tour and homestay tours in Hanoi and had great time & valued. A little bit hard when trekking from Sapa town to Taphin Village & homestay but it’s really amazing, passing many landscapes, terraced rice fields, valley. Visit local houses, chat with local people will be great experiences. All of them are very friendly & hospitality.
“Totally mesmerised by views of the rice terraces~”
Enjoy Mu Cang Chai
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