Mu Cang Chai & Long Coc (3 days/2 nights)

  • icon-date3 DAYS
  • icon-date5 Meals

When the rice harvest season comes, usually from August to October, the northern hills and valleys are covered in their fullest golden colors blending harmoniously with the lush green from the magnificent mountains in the background. In order to offer our customers the best of that life experience, we have created a unique excursion that not only includes one destination- one of the most beautiful yellow rice terrace fields in the world- Mu Cang Chai, but also covers many other off-beaten path places where we find ourselves delving into nature and hill tribal culture.

Highlights:

  • Duong Lam ancient village
  • Vietnamese traditional architecture
  • Long Coc- Endless green tea hills
  • Home-cooked cuisine of Muong tribe
  • La Pan Tan & Che Cu Nha rice terraces 
  • De Xu Phinh rice terraces
  • Hill tribal villages
  • Mu Cang Chai, Tu Le destination
  • One of the most beautiful rice terrace fields in the world
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Endless tea hills in Long Coc, Phu Tho Province

Day 1:

Hanoi – Duong Lam – Long Coc (L, D)

Your shared or private tour will begin as you are picked up from your hotel or meet us at a suggested place in the Old Town at around 7:30-8:00 and head to Duong Lam village, the “land of two kings”, where the two Vietnam’s king Phung Hung and Ngo Quyen was born. This village was the first ancient village to be recognized by Vietnam’s government as a national historical monument. After that, we will make our way to Long Coc which is considered one of the most beautiful tea hills in Vietnam. Spend sufficient time at the tea hill to capture the best moment of the endless green and the romantic sea of clouds resembling fairytale scenery. Walk around the village to meet the locals and feel their warm hospitality before heading to our homestay where we will have a delicious home cooked meal for dinner.

Day 2:

The spectacular rice terrace fields in Tu Le & Mu Cang Chai (B, D)

Wake up early at around 4:30 to capture the stunning sunrise over the endless tea hill if you wish. After breakfast, we will leave Long Coc for Tu Le. Like La Pan Tan, De Xu Phinh & Che Cu Nha during the golden season of terraced fields, in September and October, Tu Le shines a bright yellow color on ripe rice fields. The rice terrace here is not lying on the hills or deeply hiding in the valley but it brings a feeling of closeness and reach out of your hand. After lunch, we will make our way to Mu Cang Chai to see the most beautiful rice terrace in the world and explore tribal authenticity. The unique and stunning yellow rice terrace was cultivated by tribal people including Red Dzao (Dao), Nung, Tay, and H’Mong thousand years ago. The place with a long agricultural tradition and authentic tribal ethnics make Mu Cang Chai become one of the “cannot miss” destinations in Northern Vietnam. Join our guide on an easy trek through breathtaking yellow rice terrace fields and ethnic hill tribe villages. If you dare, there is an opportunity to do Paragliding on one of the most beautiful rice terraces in the world.

Hmong tribe harvest rice on terraces
Yellow rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai

Day 3:

Farewell Mu Cang Chai – Hanoi (B)

The morning starts with a beautiful walk from our homestay to Ba Nha and La Pan Tan rice terrace to capture the most stunning sunrise moment. (If you wish to wake up early for sunrise, please inform our guide beforehand). Feel free to wander around the area to find your best photography or view position. Return to our homestay, and say farewell to Mu Cang Chai for Hanoi where your journey ends with wonderful memories. Learn more: Ha Giang Loop Tour