How to get to Mu Cang Chai

How to get to Mu Cang Chai

Our travel guide & tips on routes & ways to reach Mu Cang Chai : by motorbike, by public buses, by private car transfer or by private travel packages to Mu Cang Chai

How to get to Mu Cang Chai?

Mu Cang Chai is a remote & hilly district of Yen Bai province, in the northwest of Vietnam. Famous for its breathtaking landscapes of rice terraces, Mu Cang Chai has become a chosen destination among adventure travellers & photograph lovers for great pictures of Mu Cang Chai rice terraces, especially on the time of rice season (from May to October) - the best time to visit Mu Cang Chai. That is why the popular search on google is how to get to Mu Cang Chai and we would like share you useful information about ways to reach Mu Cang Chai?In fact, there are two routes to approach Mu Cang Chai : the first one is Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai directly on national road 32, the second choice is connecting your sapa excursion with a visit to Mu Cang Chai from Sapa.

How to get to Mu Cang Chai area from Hanoi?

Mu Cang Chai district is 300km far from Hanoi following the main hilly & winding national road 32 so it will take you at least 7 hours to reach from Hanoi.

The best way is to join in our private tour to Mu Cang Chai with customized itinerary to meet your travel demands.Our package is designed with interesting trekking routes to highlighted attractions in Mu Cang Chai, with hand-picked homestays, hotels and with private transfer & experienced tourguide.You just have pleasant journeys enjoying the landscapes,the guide's interesting stories and off-beaten-track trekking routes for your authentic insight of local lifestyles in Mu Cang Chai area.

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Some of travellers would like to arrange the trip themselves by renting motorbikes, using public bus service or  booking a private car with a driver from Hanoi capital

The cheapest way is renting a motorbike from Hanoi and adventurously drive to Mu Cang Chai with stops en route to visit Mu Cang Chai’s highlights.This option is suitable for the one who is very good at driving motorbikes and get familiar with winding mountain roads because it is a long journey of 7-8 hours on steep & curving roads.For safety, you should not drive at the high speed and at the night time due to the visibility on winding roads with a lot of up-down passes or your motorbike may get broken in the middle of nowhere.

Another cheap way is catching such local buses as Hai Van, Ngan Ha with their routes Hanoi - Than Uyen (Lai Chau) on NR32, which pass by Mu Cang Chai.The cost is quite cheap at around 15usd/ one way but you may take a whole day transfer Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai due to many stops along their journey to pick up new customers as well as drop their customers.

However, the most convenient & relaxed way when you plan the trip yourselves is having a private car with driver taken your group from Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai, visit Mu Cang Chai’s attractions in your time schedules & back to Hanoi.On your departure date, driver will hold your signed name, pick your group up at your chosen time, then pleasantly transfer to Mu Cang Chai area with stops on the way for pictures of beautiful landscapes.You don't have to wait for the others in private car rental with experienced driver, so it can be faster to reach Mu Cang Chai from Hanoi ( around 7 hours)

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Some of travellers arrange the trip themselves from Hanoi to Yen Bai city by local buses or by trains.In Yen Bai city, they can rent a motorbike or catch a local bus at Yen Bai bus station to Mu Cang Chai.This option may take you longer time to reach to Mu Cang Chai, but you can make use of your time sleeping on night trains Hanoi - Yen Bai ( buying train tickets Hanoi- Yen Bai at the same trains of Hanoi -Sapa departing at  20h30 p.m-0h33 (SP7), 21h40 p.m - 1h25 a.m (SP1), 22h00 p.m - 2h16 am (SP3) at Tran Quy Cap station)

How to get to Mu Cang Chai from Sapa?

The most relaxed way is to book package tours to Sapa & Mu Cang Chai with private car transfer from Hanoi.This trip is up to your time available, you can do 3 - 5 day tours to explore Sapa & Mu Cang Chai landscapes. 

When you choose to do the trip in your ways, you can get a private car rental with driver Hanoi - Sapa in 5 hour transfer on Hanoi- Lao Cai high-way, Sapa visit, then drive to Mu Cang Chai, some trekking to visit off-beaten-track Mu Cang Chai, then back to Hanoi.

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Explore Mu Cang Chai with Golden Holiday Travel

We have just shared you how to get to Mu Cang Chai from Hanoi or connecting your Sapa trip with Mu Cang Chai (by private tour packages or private car hire with driver Hanoi to Sapa & Mu Cang Chai). You can have a reference and plan you the most suitable ways to visit Mu Cang Chai.

Golden Holiday Travel is a local travel company supplying travel services of Mu Cang Chai Tour Package, tourguide & private car rental Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai.If you are in need of travel support or travel services to Mu Cang Chai, don’t hesitate to contact us at or phone us at +84.988 451530 (viber, whatsapp, zalo), our travel team are pleased to consult you with useful information for your enjoyable holiday in Mu Cang Chai.

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