Well known as one of the best destinations for Vietnam Photography Tours, the fame of Mu Cang Chai has been recorded in the paper, photo, video, and deep inside the mind of many tourists who have the lucky opportunity to explore the beautiful terraced rice fields. Being a rural district of Yen Bai Province, Mu Cang Chai is peacefully nestled in the northeast of Vietnam. Following the National Road 32 from Hanoi Capital and you will approach the natural spot within the 350km drive.
In fact, there are three most beautiful times to take the great photo of breathtaking terrace rice field in Mu Cang Chai (from June to October): at the beginning of the crop (June) which called “falling water season”, in the middle of the crop (from June to middle of September) with amazing green terrace rice field and around the harvest time (from late September to early October) with beautiful golden terrace rice fields.
The photograph tour to Mu Cang Chai is not only for the terrace rice field there but you also can have the great time to discover Red River Delta before coming to Nghia Lo, have great shots of authentic villages and people of H’Mong and Thai hill tribe in Mu Cang Chai. The other photos shooting in Tu Le, Lim Mong Valley and Than Uyen are also other highlights of the trip.
- Discover the daily life activities in the Red River Delta.
- Immerse yourself in the beauty of the terraced rice fields.
- Have excellent opportunities to take impressive shots of spectacular sceneries, amazing terraced rice fields, hill tribe people and their village.
- Enjoy the local food.
- Learn the interesting cultures of different ethnic groups such as Thai and H’mong.
- Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver.
- Accommodation at hotel.
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
- English speaking guide.
- Entrance fee to indicated sights
- Travel insurance
- Other meals
- International flights & airport tax
- Personal expenses
- Others service not mentioned clearly above.
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- A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
- The rest of the payment should be paid 07 days before arrival.
- If the booking is cancelled up to 10 days prior to the arrival date, there is no cancellation fee.
- If the booking is cancelled less than 10 days prior to the arrival date, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to bring:
- Original passport with valid visa
- Camera and rolls of film
- Warm clothes, especially between November and March
- Wide brim hat
- Comfortable shoes
- Rain gear
- Small amount of cash
- Personal medicines
- Insect repellent
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Tour Detail Itinerary
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Morning we will take one hour drive to Tay Phuong, one of ten most beautiful pagodas in Vietnam. Located on the top of the hill, this pagoda is very famous about the collection of Buddha and Arhat statues from the 17th century and great architecture. Tay Phuong is one of the most scenic Pagodas in Vietnam for taking photograph. Then take 45 minutes bike ride the rural area around Pagoda through green rice field, local villages. It will be the great chances for you to discover the daily life activities in the Red River Delta, interact to local people and feel the real atmosphere of rural area. After that, back to the car for driving to the ancient village of Duong Lam, the place so called “Hoi An of the Red River Delta” as still preserve many hundred-year-old houses. It will be your unique experience as you walk along tiny ancient alleys, visit Communal House in MongPhu hamlet – the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact, dedicated to national heroes. Enjoy the great home-hosted lunch in traditional atmosphere in the most beautiful ancient house in the village of Mr. Huyen then driving up to Nghia Lo. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of mountain area along the way. We can stop to visit the village of Thai and Mong people along the way before arriving to Nghia Lo.
Arrive at Nghia Lo. Check in hotel, enjoy dinner and overnight in Nghia Lo.
Photo opportunities of the day: Tay Phuong pagoda – one of ten most beautiful pagodas in Vietnam, Duong Lam – the ancient village of the Viet people in the Red River Delta. The beautiful drive from Son Tay to Nghia Lo.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast, we will take a long but very scenic drive from Nghia Lo to Muong Khuong. The first stop for photograph today is beautiful rice field in Tu Le and amazing Lim Mong Valley. You can take the great photo of this valley both in the valley and from the high view point on KhauPha Pass with amazing rice field. The drive over Khau Pha – one of four amazing passes in the North of Vietnam. Enjoy the great scenery of terrace rice field at Mu Cang Chai – the most beautiful terrace rice field in Vietnam that had been recognized as National Heritage of the country.
Photo opportunities of the day: Impressive photo shooting in Tu Le, Lim Mong Valley, Khau Pha pass and best terrace rice field in Mu Cang Chai.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
You will have the whole day to take photograph of terrace rice field. In the morning, take a short drive from Mu Cang Chai to Ba Nha, where you can take beautiful hike up to mountain for the most impressive rice field in Mu Cang Chai. Just few steps uphill, you will feel like in the totally different world that you can easily spend the whole morning to take photo of amazing rice field, scenery and hill tribe people in their village. The whole afternoon, we will take photo in another beautiful venue: La Pan Tan terrace rice field and surrounded area. This will be one of the best photos shooting on the whole trip.
Photo opportunities of the day: Photos shooting in the most beautiful terrace rice field in Mu Cang Chai. Taking photograph of hill tribe people and their village.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This morning we will drive for 40 kms from Mu Cang Chai to Than Uyen with beautiful rice field and scenery along the road. Upon arrival to Than Uyen, you can take beautiful shot of spectacular Hoang Lien Son mountain range then take a short hike along rice field to the village of Thai people at the foot of the mountain for candid and daily life photograph.
After that, keep driving in hidden road from Than Uyen to Van Ban. Enjoy the great scenery of mountain area along the way. Then drive back to Hanoi along the new Lao Cai – Hanoi highway. Arrive to Hanoi in late afternoon. Finish unforgettable photography tour.
Photo opportunities of the day: Beautiful mountain scenery on the drive from Nghia Lo to Than Uyen and from Than Uyen to Van Ban. The villages of Mong and Thai people along the way.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
- Customize Tour
- Private Group
- Adventure Activities
- Private Couple
- Group of Friends
- Family with Children
- Old Persons over 50s
- Teenager Activities
- Executive Retreats
- Women Only
- For Everyone
Means of Transportation
- Private Car
Means of Accomodation
- Group Tour Guider