Mu Cang Chai – Sapa – 5 Days tour


Hanoi - Tu Le - Mu Cang Chai - Sapa


ThemeCulture, adventure, Mountain, Nature, village
StylePrivate Tour
Suitablecouple, Family, friends, Seniors


  • Visit two incredibles sites, Mu Cang Chai and Sapa
  • Discover the most beautiful rice terraces in Vietnam
  • Learn about the daily life of the Thai and H’Mong minorities
  • Sleep in local guesthouses, homestays
  • Enjoy a bath in the natural hot springs at Tu Le


Mu Cang Chai – Sapa 5 days tour will provide both immersion in the local culture of the ethnic minorities and astonishing landscapes. Mu Cang Chai is the second biggest rice agriculture land. Endless rice terraces appear as a painting in this mountainous area. Starting from Hanoi, you will discover the valley of Tu Le before reaching the fantastic Mu Cang Chai district. Stop over at the Khau Pha pass, one of the 5 most beautiful road in Vietnam. After the exploration of this wonderful area in Northwest Vietnam, you will take the direction of the extreme North and the famous Sapa. On the way, contemplate the scenic views of the rural life and the tea fields. Explore off beaten paths one of the most iconic place in Vietnam and get closer to the local life with our Mu Cang Chai - Sapa tour.


Day 1: Hanoi – Tu Le (-/L/D)

In the early morning, the car picks you up at your hotel in Hanoi to start the road towards Tu Le village in Yen Bai province. After lunch on site, a short two-hour hike will allow you to contemplate the landscapes and learn about the daily life of the Thai people living there. A break in the hot springs will be offered to relax. Diner and night at the place.

Bed in dormitory in traditional stilt house

Day 2: Tu Le – Photographers Route – Mu Cang Chai (B/L/D)

After breakfast, the road resumes towards Mu Cang Chai via the famous photographers pass, Khau Pha pass. Mythical place for its rice terraces which attract photographers from all over the world but also a paragliding festival. Arrived at Mu Cang Chai, a hike will take you to Rasberry Hill , known for its rice fields and especially with its circular summit. The hike will end at the village of Kim Noi. On the way, you will see the H’mong minorities in everyday life and sublime landscapes. Dinner and night on the spot at the inhabitant.

Bed in dormitory in traditional stilt house

Day 3: Mu Cang Chai - Sapa (B/L/-)

The morning will be devoted to the walk around the village to continue to enjoy the beauty of the place and to deepen your knowledge of the local minorities until lunch. In the afternoon, you will take the road towards Sapa by a magnificent road and the O Quy Ho pass, one of the 4 most beautiful in Vietnam. Free time in Sapa to discover the city and rest. Night on site.

Private room at La Dao Sapa hotel

Day 4: Sapa - Cat Cat - Y Linh Ho - Tavan (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cat Cat village where the trek will begin. You will pass by a waterfall and a hydropower plant before arriving at the village of Y Lynh Ho, inhabited by the Black H’mong , where you will have lunch. In the afternoon, you will walk towards the village of Lao Chai and finally the village of Tavan . You will spend the night in the latter inhabited by the Giay minority .

Bed in dormitory in traditional stilt house

Day 5: Tavan - Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan (B/L/-)

For the last day, the hike continues towards the village of Giang Ta Chai. On the way, pass through the bamboo forest of Hoang Lien National Park and come to a waterfall. Lunch in the surroundings before resuming the walk to the village of Su Pan to begin the transfer back to Hanoi. End of the tour.

End of the journey!



– All transports mentioned in the itinerary

– All mentioned meals

– English speaking local guides

– Accommodation mentioned

– Entrance tickets

– Activities mentioned

– 1 bottle of water/day/pax


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  • Tips
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