3 days Mu Cang Chai Adventure

Day 1: Hanoi / Mu Cang Chai / La Pa Tan

We depart from Hanoi at 8:00 AM, heading towards the serene beauty of Tan Son in Nghia Lo province then onto Tu Le and finally to La Pa Tan. The town sits at 1,000 m above sea level at the foot of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range. Its rice terrace fields stretch across 2,200 ha of the mountainside.

Upon arrival we embark on a leisurely hike to explore the magic of the rice terraces up close, an experience that's both humbling and awe-inspiring. The day concludes with a hearty dinner, followed by a tranquil overnight stay in a comfortable lodge, cradled by the serene embrace of the countryside. (Lunch and dinner are included)

Day 2: La Pa Tan trek

Nestled in Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam, La Pan Tan is home to stunning terraced fields, a testament to the creativity and perseverance of local farmers. With its spectacular panoramas and tranquil ambiance, La Pan Tan offers a great place for hiking and trekking amidst these magnificent fields.

After breakfast, we set off on a peaceful morning trek to nearby H'Mong villages, winding through lush landscapes and offering a glimpse into their way of life. Exploring the renowned Mam Xoi Hill is a must when visiting La Pan Tan Village. Climbing the hill offers panoramic views of the expansive terraced rice fields, which are truly breathtaking.

The vibrant greenery and unique shape of the terraces also provide enchanting scenes that delight both photography enthusiasts and nature lovers. As the day comes to an end, we head back to our lodge for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included)

Day 3: Mu Cang Chai / Hanoi

This morning, we continue our hike along verdant hills and sculpted rice terraces, passing through peaceful villages inhabited by Hmong people. Later, we embark on our journey back to Hanoi, with an estimated arrival around 6 pm. (Breakfast and lunch are included)

The facts...

Physical activities: Easy hiking and trekking with:

  • A 2-6 km hike on Day 1
  • A 15-18 km hike and trek on Day 2
  • A 6-8 km hike on Day 3


  • Air-conditioned vehicle (Car or Bus)

Tour Guide(s): Our experienced, friendly and professional tour guide speaks good English. He is knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment. 


  • Family lodge (2 nights)


  • 2 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners

We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes. We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.

The trip cost:

  • $225USD per person for a group of 2 to 6 people.
  • $176USD per person for a group of 7 to 10 people

The cost of the trip includes: 

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Purified drinking water
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees

The cost of the trip does not include: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks (soft drinks, alcohol)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities

What to take: Pack essentials for 3 days away from Hanoi, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable hiking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.

It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: first-aid kit, personal articles, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...

Have a great journey!!!