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Autumn in Mu Cang Chai: Tours & Travel Guide

When autumn comes, the rhythm of life is in harmony with people: they want to remain silent after the month of repentance, and therefore seek a poetic place to rest. Are you one of them? Are you looking for a place to relax after a stressful day of work and study? Try Mu Cang Chai – an area in the wild mountains of North Vietnam. 

In autumn in Mu Cang Chai, the climate becomes much cooler than the previous summer. Changing Mu Cang Chai into a peaceful mountain, though rustic and simple but with a vibrant cultural identity.

Mu Cang Chai is a very wonderful place to travel for everyone, but some of them can manage to go to Mu Cang Chai for some reasons. The first thing is Mu Cang Chai located in a mountainous region of Yen Bai in the northwest part of Vietnam. The road network is not very developed here, making it a quite hard journey to reach Mu Cang Chai. Second thing is that because it is located in a mountainous region, Mu Cang Chai is not very rich. Moreover, Yen Bai is a province below the average level of Vietnam’s economy, so many of us are afraid to travel here because there are not many comfortable hotels in Mu Cang Chai, especially in tourist peak season – summer and autumn. But if people who had traveled here only once, they will want to go back to Mu Cang Chai again. These are some reasons why Mu Cang Chai is a very attractive destination for everyone. 

How is autumn in Mu Cang Chai?

Autumn in Mu Cang Chai

Autumn in Mu Cang Chai

Mu Cang Chai in the autumn, the air becomes fresh, and looks gentle like a beautiful young lady. In July – August, the average temperature is around 25-30°C, but it’s not hot at all. In contrast, it’s quite cool. Nature is covered by a green coat with its youth, its vitality: a new season of rice is beginning. By the end of September, the air began to get cold and sunny, we could feel a gentle cooling steam on our skin. The temperature at night is around 18-20°C, and during the day it is around 24-30°C. Local people in Mu Cang Chai are very friendly, hospitable, some of them can communicate with foreign tourists in English.
Small tips for you: You should wear low heels or shoes to make it convenient to travel in complex terrain! Also, you can rent traditional Mong costumes here, a great thing for those of you who like check-in. Sometimes it may rain suddenly, so be careful with a nice little umbrella and a warm coat to keep the sky cold! 

What’s in Mu Cang Chai in the autumn?

Now, you can experience a sense of peace, lightness and happiness through activities such as: 

Relax and enjoy nature

Nature in Mu Cang Chai

Nature in Mu Cang Chai

Nature in Mu Cang Chai is one of many reasons why this place attracts a large number of tourists from not only Vietnam but all over the world. The list below is some typical destinations that visitors must not miss when visiting Mu Cang Chai in autumn.

Firstly, have a visit to the green fields that stack up high to the horizon and a walk along the path that stretches through the fields of the green stairs of young rice – a magnificent wonder of nature and the unique creativity of man, visitors can visit a number of places with a beautiful view such as Chep Bat terraced fields, Mong Ngua Hill, Mam Xoi Hill – a site that has almost become a symbol for the Northwest Terraced Fields by its unique circular fields located in the middle of the very special hill tops. These are some of the seasonal check-in locations that anyone who comes to Mu Cang Chai shouldn’t miss. 

Secondly, some of the natural bamboo forests, such as Pu Luong bamboo forests – more than 60 years old, Mo De bamboo forests,… This is one of the most beautiful bamboo forests in Yen Bai. This place attracts the attention of many visitors every year to visit, take pictures and enjoy the fresh air. Especially in the cold autumn weather, the wind blowing the leaves, the flocks flying away from the river, all of which create a rustic and wild natural scenery. These images will become unforgettable memories in the minds of visitors after leaving Mu Cang Chai. 

Thirdly, Mu Cang Chai has many sights worth mentioning, including Khau Pha pass – an ideal spot for going backpacking and parachuting lovers. In the autumn on the Pha pass, the sun shines through the clouds, highlighting the colors of the trees and creating shadows on the slopes connecting the terraced fields. The scenery of Khau Pha pass in autumn is a wonderful combination of the wilderness of the forest and the enchanting beauty of autumn. For tourists who love the natural landscape, Khau Pha in autumn is a must-not-miss destination. This is an opportunity to enjoy peaceful spaces, relax and see the wonderful landscapes that nature offers. 

Discover famous destinations, enjoy local specialties

Although Mu Cang Chai is situated in a remote mountainous region, this place still has many quality destinations that make people flutter. Here are some of them, of course there are much more you can explore by yourself if you visit here, but these are some typical destinations of Mu Cang Chai:

Tu Le Valley Cruises

Tu Le Valley Cruises

At the beginning of September, it was the season of indigenous harvesting. Visitors can experience the village life, enjoy some of the local dishes, or some typical Northwest foods, such as Kitchen Buffalo Meat – a tradition that symbolizes the region’s cultural identity; Tu Le sticky rice – the region’s top specialty; Roasted grasshoppers – a dish that challenges the courage of the tourists.

Mo Waterfall

Mo Waterfall

Visiting Mo waterfall – a spiral-shaped waterfall. In autumn, Mo waterfall in Mu Cang Chai blows up with the power of nature and creates an impressive and mysterious scene. As you get closer to the fall, the sound of the watershed, the rolling, and the feeling of coolness from the shooting droplets create a magical and vibrant space. Mo waterfall is a wonderful natural painting, with white water flowing from the top of the waterfall falling down, creating strips of water shining under the sun. In the light shining through water, you can see the spectacle of the rainbow blooming. With the thorns and the green leaves, the feeling of coolness from the rainy winds blowing through makes the air pleasant and fresh. Mo fall attracts many visitors from not only Vietnam but all over the world. People come here not only to admire the beautiful scenery, but also to enjoy peace and relaxation in the fresh waters of the waterfalls. Mo fall in the autumn is a must-see destination when you set foot to Mu Cang Chai.

Hot Spring Tram Tau

Visitors can go to hot mineral springs to immerse themselves in warm waters such as Tram Tau Hot Mineral Springs, the Mineral springs located in Ngoc Chien village – participate in the “fairy bathing” custom of Mu Cang Chai native peoples. Mineral springs with a temperature of about 50-70°C, warm water with a lot of minerals, very good for everyone from young to old. We can mention lots of its benefits such as improving the skin, boosting resistance, soothing the joints, relaxing, recovering health after pressures of life. 

Find and participate in the experience local cultures

Terrace fields in Mu Cang Chai

Terrace fields in Mu Cang Chai

Through activities such as exploring promised lands, visitors will hear about the ancient legends of this place told by the local people in Mu Cang Chai.

 Participate in the local festivals held in September every year, such as the Staircase Field Festival – there are many exciting activities like camping in terraced fields, participating in the Parachute Festival for adventure lovers, the Cultural Festival, the Art Festival of Mu Cang Chai – where the indigenous cultural elite converged and concentrated in the most unique way… 

Go shopping

Mu Cang Chai Market

Mu Cang Chai Market

Visitors can take part in highland markets – where agricultural products such as honey, plum, fruits, etc. or indigenous products with the characteristics of H’Mong people are sold as souvenirs. This is also a must not miss activity when visiting the beautiful land of Mu Cang Chai.

Trying out specialty dishes of northwest mountains region of Vietnam

Wine in Mu Cang Chai

Wine in Mu Cang Chai

Visitors can give some typical dishes of Northwest like Men Men – a kind of steamed cornmeal, Thang Co Ngua – a try, thereby better understanding the culinary culture here.
In the autumn days, the beauty of Mu Cang Chai is more magical and romantic than ever. The warm yellow sunlight melted into the fog, creating a vibrant and mysterious picture of nature. Autumn is the perfect time to step out of life, immerse yourself in the peace of the mountains and relax and enjoy the moments of quietness. These memories will remain in the heart of every visitor, as a spiritual journey, as an expectation of new experiences and as a communication, connected with the beauty of nature and people of the northwestern lands. 


With all things mentioned above, Mu Cang Chai Let Impresstravel help you explore and touch your soul with the picturesque scenes in Mu Cang Chai!

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Tours Itinerary

Day 01

Hanoi – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai (L,D)

  • Impress Travel – Mu Cang Chai Tours department will pick you up at the hotel, then driving to west of Hanoi following the national way – No.32 to Nghia Lo district of Yen Bai province.
  • Have lunch in a local restaurant in Nghia Lo, then keep on driving up to Mu Cang Chai.
  • We stop-over in Tu Le for visiting and admire the imposing landscape of mountains and valleys and the beautiful rice terrace field of this area – Tu Le, Van Ban district of Yen Bai province.
  • Mu Cang Chai, dinner and overnight

Day 02

Mu Cang Chai – Nghia Lo (B,L,D)

  • Visiting & take photograph Che Cu Nha Rice Terrace Field of Hmong people
  • Visiting & take photographs Che Xu Phinh, La Phan Tan – it was recognized as the national landscape of Vietnam in 2007.
  • Return to Mu Cang Chai for lunch
  • Leaving Mu Cang Chai to Nghia Lo, free to discover the wildland of Nghia Lo, then dinner and overnight here.

Day 03

Mu Cang Chai – Nghia Lo (B,L,D)

  • Enjoy the fresh air and breakfast in Nghi Lo, check out the hotel or homestay
  • Leaving Nghia Lo to visit Suoi Giang Eco-Park where is a part of Hong Lien Son national park, it is home to ancient green tea, we walk around to know about the special green tea of Vietnam and take photographs in the tea garden.
  • Visiting Hoc village where is hot-steam, the traveler can enjoy and have a bath in the natural hot-water of the stream.
  • Have lunch, then return to Hanoi. The trip is over and enjoys a great time with Impress Travel

What's included in this trip:

  • A/C accommodation -Stay overnight at homestay ( Homestay is clean, the basis of bedding with the cleanness of pillow, blankets, net-mosquito and western bathroom style) with breakfast
  • A/C transfer from Airports to hotel and other tourist destinations according to the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • English- speaking guides
  • Entrance fees,
  • Mineral water ( 2 bottles/ per day with sightseeing tour )

What's excluded in this trip:

  • All international and domestic flights
  • Specified as Chinese/ Malaysian/ Indonesian/ Thai speaking guide can be available on request to pay for extra-fee.
  • Travel Insurance
  • All meals not mentioned
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, crew members in Halong Bay, other attendants if may have (3USD/pax/day)
  • Other personal expenses not mentioned
  • For tailor-made, customized tour, or private tour please email to customize@impresstravel.com




Room Type


Sapa  3 -star Hotels


Homestay in Nghia Lo & Mu Cang Chai.

Optional to have a preference for a stay in Hotel as your request.


The hotels and cruise are subject to change to similar category in case of fully booked

October 2019

North Vietnam - Sapa, Halong Bay, Hanoi+ Bai Dinh

Mr Tommy, on behalf of our group, we thank you for your efforts in putting together such a memorable vacation and experience of Sapa, overnight train, Halong Bay, Hanoi + Bai Dinh, your tour guides are so knowledgeable, passionate + helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we will certainly recommend your tour agency to our friends and share our experiences in social media.
Thumbs up, best regards, 

April 2019

Amazing tour in Saigon Ho Chi Min

We took the two amazing tours, Cu Chi tunnels and Mekong Delta, the information was perfect, we learned a lot, the landscape was so beautiful and our both guides Mr. Lee and Mr. Law were the best in the world, very friendly and professional. Thanks!

December 2019


I booked with Impress Travel in July. My contact person was Tommy Thang. He is an amazing person. He was very helpful. He changed my program twice for me. Very accommodating!
We started our holiday in the north (Sapa)of Vietnam and travelled down to HCMC.
The tour was fantastic, Tommy's arrangements were to the"T".
I will always use them if I have to visit the area again and recommend them to one and all.
Thank you once again Mr.Tommy and the Impress Team.
Sulaiman Pochee
South Africa

ebrahim S
January 2020

Tour of Vietnam

Impress travel were amazing. Did my bookings with Daniel for our tour of Vietnam and I must say Daniel was very professional and prompt with his services. All the arrangement, plans, pick-up & drop-off services, hotels, vehicles, sightseeing tours and guides were spot on and excellent. Did 4 nights Hanoi, 1 night Hà Long Bay cruise, 3 nights Hoian, 4 nights Saigon and 1 night in Can Tho. It was totally awesome. Every part of the journey was superbly arranged and planned. I will highly recommend Impress Travel for anyone interested in visiting Vietnam. Very organized and reliable!

January 2020

So glad I found Impress Travel

At first, I was just planning a trip to Hanoi, Halong Bay, and Ninh Binh for my small family.
Some close friends heard about our plans and wanted to join the trip. Eventually the group grew to be 7 families, with 25 adults and children of varying interests and expectations.
 While I was excited at the prospect of touring Vietnam with good friends, I felt anxiously responsible to ascertain that everything must be well organized and everyone satisfied. This is why I am so very, very glad to have found Impress Travel. Mr. Mark responded quickly to all my inquiries, customized a wonderful trip according to the group's preferences, tirelessly worked out every detail for our 7-day trip, all at a reasonable price. Our guide, Trung, is knowledgeable, helpful, quick to respond to any need, and well-loved by everyone in the group. All my friends found this a marvelous trip, filled with beautiful memories, very much to my delight and relief!

Dave Chia Hong
November 2019

Vietnam Travel with Mr. Mark

It was amazing place to visit in the north of vietnam , we really enjoy all the trip especially their foods , culture, beautiful view and so on.

November 2019

Hanoi,Sapa,Hanoi,Danang,Hanoi 8D7N Online searching for a reliable travel agent n come across Impress Travel. Contacted

Accommodations were good especially Thang Long Espana Hotel (the Hotel Management automated upgraded us to VIP rooms.Is really unexpected). Overalled tours n places visited very well but only local guides r not good organizing the itineraries. Especially at Sapa Lao Cai and Cat Cat Villages walking tours push to the same day about 8hours for 7km (which is on 1st&2nd days arrival) so tiring. Lunch not good enough 4 so many hours of walking. In Danang Bana Hill the local guide shd arrange 2 visit Bana Hill 1st n not last coz' spend a short time n not nice photos taken due to rain (went in morning time no rain).
Overall tours, hotels, transportation, prices are strongly recommended. Especially Daniel Dang Impress Travel for welcoming and bye-bye wishes.
Daniel Dang tks from 8 of us having a wonderful time n memorable trip for 8D7N Sapa, Hanoi, Danang with Impress Travel. Meet u all again.

November 2019

5days Hanoi-Tam Coc-Ninh Binh-Halong Bay

We are family of 6 from Singapore and Malaysia joining Hanoi Impress Travel on 30 October-04 November 2019. We are really impressed with the company and tour guides with their professionalism and well organised arrangement. Lily is our guide for Hanoi, Tam Coc and Ninh Binh. She is excellent and very informative. She even taking care of us until late night. We walk us from Old Quarters to the hotel and brought us to try the famous road side foods. She even helped us to pay for our order to avoid overcharge by the stall. Another guide, David BK (Swan Cruise) brought us to Halong Bay cruise. He is excellent and humorous. He handles everything throughout the trip. He served meals for guests on the cruise, organised happy hour, guiding us for Kayaking, teaching Taiji and cooking class on cruise. The cruise ship is ok and the hotel in Hanoi-Adamas Hotel is small but new and clean with reasonable ok breakfast. Anyway thank you for the wonderful arrangement.

November 2019

Professional and well organized

We booked a 8 day private tour package for 9 persons for Northern and Central Vietnam . We experienced great and very professional service from the Impress travel team. Tommy was very easy to contact and accommodated our requests.
All the tour guides were very good, spoke good English, friendly and patient. All the vehicles were very clean , spacious enough for our group of 6 adults and 3 children. The drivers were extremely safe and ontime.
Meals were served in clean restaurants.
Overall we had a good holiday .Thank you Tommy and Impress travel for a great experience.

November 2019

Great service from Impress travel during in Hanoi

We booked package for 9 persons in Hanoi and i was experienced great service during my stay! the PIC (Mr. Mark) was very pleasant and so easily to contact, i was communicated so easily for trip preparation..the tour guide for Trang An was good, Mr Hiep was helped us very well, and he was so patient on witing us shopping! Thank you Hiep!!
during in Hanoi we were stayed in great hotel with nice service also, and during in Halong Bay, they also choosen the best cruise for us! Swan cruise and also the Mr Cong was great!! thank you!!
for transporation, the car was good and driver are pleasant, but only a little bit communication since the driver less good in english. but overall great!!
all the choosen food for lunch and dinner was delicious
Thank you so much Impress travel

November 2019

Excellent, Polite and Helpful Team

Impress Travels has been very helpful in making our vietnam travel amazing. We were a bunch of 7 friends wanting to go on a budget trip covering most locations. Hence, this subjected to a lot of changes during our discussion with the tour guide Daniel.
However, he has been patient enough in hearing out our needs - be it itienary , hotel bookings or even the mode of payment.

They really understand your needs. And needless to say our experience was amazing. All of this support and help has really made our vietnam trip the most memorable as far ❤️

November 2019

5D/4N Hanoi-Ninh Binh- Halong Bay

I was searching for a reliable travel agent and come across Impress Travel and the many reviews of them. I booked 5D/4N, Hanoi-Trang An-Halong Bay private trip for a party of 6. I communicated with Mr Daniel Dang throughout the time until the day we arrived. Mr Daniel is very patient, helpful, and accommodating to our requirements despite many changes made to the itinerary. The price is very reasonable unlike other travel agents.
Our tour guide, Lily was very friendly and efficientknowledgeable and speak good English.
Highly recommend “Trang An Boat Tour”. The caves was spectacular and beautifully.
2D/1N Halong Bay – Swan Cruise was awesome with amazing view of the cave. Our guide Mr David was hilarious, helpful, accommodating, and everything was well organized. Beside the normal
activities of kayaking, swimming, Tai Chi, culinary lesson, we are indeed very very fortunate to have
the chance to celebrate the “Mooncake Festival” while cruising and admiring the full moon.
Spread of mooncake, dessert, sweet snack, fruits, cocktail, beer and mini dragon dance complete the celebration. Tourists from all over the world party all night long.

Although we paid for a 3-star package, the hotel (Thang Long Espana Hotel), meals and transport provided were also above average. Our gang have a very enjoyable and memorable trip in Hanoi.
Impress Travel really impressed us with their service and will engage their service in future.
P/S:- Don’t worry, Impress Travel CAN be trusted.

November 2019

16 days Private Tour

Hanoi – Duong Lam - Halong Bay – Hue – Danang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Delta – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho – Phu Quoc Island - Ho Chi Minh city.
It is worth talking about details, say what you want to see, watch the hotels, indicate which rooms you want, the office will organize everything for you. I highly recommend!
The whole trip was arranged with the active help of Mr. Daniel Dang.

November 2019

Our 3 week tour of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos was excellent

Thanks to Mr Tommy and staff for putting together an active and interesting tour in all 3 countries. In every city or town we had we met by very nice, friendly and knowledgeable guides. We went in June which was HOT HOT HOT and were always so happy to have an air conditioned vehicle with cold water waiting for us. We traveled by planes, trains, automobiles and boats and all were fabulously coordinated by Mr Tommy without fail. The selection of sites helped us enjoy so many aspects of all 3 countries!


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