NORTHERN BUSES / HANOI - MU CANG CHAI

MU CANG CHAI, VIETNAM

Mu Cang Chai is a tourist spot in the North of Vietnam. The distance from Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai - Yen Bai is about 320 km which takes you about 8 hours riding with amazing moutain view on it's way. 

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Nowadays people are too used to Sapa because it is too much crowded, touristy, not as authentic as it was before. But Mu Cang Chai is like a new discoverred place with not only local people but also foreigners more and more. So if you are planing to travel to Mu Cang Chai, you should do it as soon as possible before it is too much popular and commercial as other places in Vietnam. 

HANOI TO MU CANG CHAI, MU CANG CHAI TO HANOI

There are 4 differrent ways to get to Mu Cang Chai from Hanoi. But going with Vietnam Local Bus is the cheapest and easiest option to choose, because:
- Vietnam Local Bus has pick up service from your hotel to bus station with English speaking guide.
- Vietnam Local Bus has contact with many good buses at the bus station, you will not have to worry about your belongings.
- Easy to purchase ticket, you can book online 1 day, 2 days or longer in advance if you travel during Vietnam holiday time.
- Vietnam Local Bus works with a lot of bus companies for years, so we always have available seats. Even you go on our holiday, as long as you let us know before 48 hours (on holiday time).
- Flexible and convenient in payment, you can pay online by Visa, Master, American Express card (3% bank fee will be added), Paypal, Western Union
- You can check all detail, useful information from our website: vietnamlocalbus.com before you decide to take your ticket.
- Vietnam Local Bus will not charge you if you change departure date, as long as we are informed 24 hours in advance by confirmation to you. Here is all information of our bus that you need to know.

BUS FROM HANOI TO MU CANG CHAI 

 TIME TABLE:
 
SCHEDULE PICK UP TIME  ARRIVAL TIME PRICE
HANOI - MU CANG CHAI 10.00 20.00 20 USD
16.00 12.00 am 20 USD
18.00 3.00 am 20 USD

INFORMATION

 
 - Pick up: from hotel in the Old Quarter/ Mu Cang Chai bus station
- Drop off: Bus station in Hanoi/ Mu Cang Chai
- Duration: 8 hours
- Bus type: Sleeping bus/seating bus.
 
 
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FROM HANOI TO MU CANG CHAI BUS SCHEDULE 1

16.00: Our guide and car picks you up at the hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter then takes 30 minutes to My Dinh bus station
17.00: At My Dinh bus station, get on bus to Mu Cang Chai.
1.00: Arrive in Mu Cang Chai Town, in front of Moon hotel (last stop). 
PRICE: 20 USD/ PERSON.
Included: English speaking guide, bus ticket to Mu Cang Chai.
Excluded: Insurance, meals , drinks, tip to guide, personal expenses.

FROM HANOI TO MU CANG CHAI BUS SCHEDULE 2:

18.00: Our guide and car picks you up at the hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter then takes 30 minutes to My Dinh bus station
19.00: At My Dinh bus station, get on bus to Mu Cang Chai.
3.00: Arrive in Mu Cang Chai Town, in front of Moon hotel (last stop).
PRICE: 20 USD/ PERSON.
Included: English speaking guide, bus ticket to Mu Cang Chai.
Excluded: Insurance, meals , drinks, tip to guide, personal expenses.

HANOI TO MU CANG CHAI BUS SCHEDULE 3

10.00: Our guide and car picks you up at the hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter then takes 30 minutes to My Dinh bus station
11.00: At My Dinh bus station, get on bus to Mu Cang Chai.
20.00: Arrive in Mu Cang Chai town, in front of Moon hotel (last stop).
PRICE: 20 USD/ PERSON.
Included: English speaking guide, bus ticket to Mu Cang Chai.
Excluded: Insurance, meals , drinks, tip to guide, personal expenses.

FROM HANOI TO MU CANG CHAI BUS ROUTINE:

Hanoi Oldquarter – My Dinh bus station – Son Tay city – Phu Tho province – Van Chan town(shortbreak) – Nghia Lo city – Mu Cang Chai (last stop).
 
PRICE FOR CHILDREN:

- Children under 4 years old sleep with their parents are free.
- Children from 4 years old and up pay same price as adult, have their own seat.

BUS FROM MU CANG CHAI TO HANOI

TIME TABLE:
 
 SCHEDULE  PICK UP TIME  ARRIVAL TIME  PRICE

 MU CANG CHAI - HANOI

 20.00  6.00 am  20 USD
22.00 5.00 am 20 USD

INFORMATION

 
- Pick up: from hotel in Mu Cang Chai
- Drop off: Bus station in Hanoi
- Duration: 8 hours
- Bus type: Sleeping bus
 

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BUS MU CANG CHAI TO HANOI SCHEDULE 1

20.00: Our guide and car picks you up at the hotel in the Mu Cang Chai then takes about 8 hours to My Dinh bus station
6.00: Arrive My Dinh bus station (last stop).

PRICE: 20 USD/ PERSON

Included: Bus ticket from Mu Cang Chai to Hanoi.
Excluded: Insurance, meals , drinks, tip to guide, personal expenses.

BUS MU CANG CHAI TO HANOI SCHEDULE 2

22.00: Our guide and car picks you up at the hotel in the Mu Cang Chai then takes 8 hours to My Dinh bus station
6.00: Arrive My Dinh bus station(last stop).
PRICE: 20 USD/ PERSON. 
Included: Bus ticket from Mu Cang Chai to Hanoi.
Excluded: Insurance, meals , drinks, tip to guide, personal expenses.

MU CANG CHAI TO HANOI BUS ROUTINE

Hotel or homestay in Mu Cang Chai – Nghia Lo city – Van Chan (shortbreak) – Phu tho province – Son Tay city – My Dinh bus station (last stop).
Note: Taxi from My Dinh bus station to Hanoi old quarter around 120.000 vnd/ taxi. You should choose one of these taxi companies:
Thanh Cong Taxi: 043257575, Mai Linh Taxi: 0438333333, Thanh Nga Taxi: 0438215215.
PRICE FOR CHILDREN:
- Children under 4 years old sleep with their parents are free.
- Children from 4 years old and up pay same price as adult, have their own seat.

TRAVEL MU CANG CHAI TO BY DIFFERENT WAYS

1/ HANOI TO MU CANG CHAI BY MOTORBIKE

You can rent motorbike in any travel agencies in Hanoi to slowly driving to Yen Bai city then Mu Cang Cahi and back . For a good quality for mountain roads motorbike, it costs about 10 USD per day which can be for 2 people sit on. You should drive slowly to enjoy landscapes and stop for photos shooting on the way. Therefore you should have a stop overnight somewhere on your way.
Note: You should give your passport to agency, read the contact carefully and choose good motobike, furthermore you should check careful with their mechanic service conection in case your motobike is broken on the way.
!!! Warning: You should be carefully before renting because roads to Yen Bai are very dangerous with high passes, uphills way, specially in the dense fog. 

2/ HANOI TO MU CANG CHAI BY TOURIST BUS

You can book and join a tourist bus from companies who organise tours to Mu Cang Chai but it really depends. Because tour from Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai only departure on a fixed day in month. Therefore, sometimes you can book - sometimes you can not. And it can be cancelled in a short advance when they cant collect enough customers to make their tour run.

3/ HANOI TO MU CANG CHAI BY PRIVATE CAR

This option seems to be the most convenient one for you if you have a group of at leasts 3 - 4 people join with you. If not, it is kind of very expensive to go alone or too small group.

4/ HANOI TO MU CANG CHAI BY LOCAL BUS

You can take a taxi to My Dinh, Giap Bat, and Nuoc Ngam bus station to book ticket. Bus timetable is very flexible. Purchasing bus ticket by yourself, it means you have to arrange everything you do by yourself: taxis, contact driver, finding the right bus among hundreds buses in station... It is not very easy when you dont speak the language and local people here don’t speak English too.
!!!Warning:
- At bus stations, there are many gangster men who are willing to cheat you to get you on a terrible or wrong bus, you have no idea where you are going to as you can not communicate to local people. Till you realise it, you are far away from the big city.
- There are a lot of buses, neither do you know them, nor do they know you. If there is anything happens to your belongings, you have noone to ask for help.
- During festivals time in Vietnam (Independence holiday, King ceremony holiday, New Year holiday...), local people often plan their holiday in advance. Bus tickets to Cao Bang mostly fully booked very soon. Therefore it is difficult for you to purchase ticket by yourself if you have a narrow plan.

HANOI TO MU CANG CHAI TRAVEL TIPS

It is very important to have a safe trip. Here are our tips:

- You should carry valuable things with you, incase your bags are picked up by other people by chance or by purpose.
- Remembering plate number of the bus is always good incase, you foget something on bus, we can find it quick & easy for you.
- Before leaving the bus, you should check your belongings again and again incase, it is picked up by othe passangers on bus before we find out.
- Our bus stops at Moon hostel in Mu Cang Chai town, you can also easy to find hotels around here.
- At Pac Ngoi you can rent a motobike or bike to discover Babe village , if you carry them with you you pay extra 22$.

Rent motorbike service in Mu Cang Chai

You can easily find motorbike shops in this small town to rent. It costs you the same as in Hanoi, 7 USD per day (150.000 VND). Driving motorbike to visit different villages is the best way to discover Mu Cang Chai. You can also contact this man to have a good offer: Mr Tuyen: 0166 5684574.

Best time to visit Mu Cang Chai

Mu Cang Chai itself is a beautiful place all year long, but the best time to travel to Mu Cang Chai is in Summer and Autumn (From April to October). Because you can see this view very clear from the pass hill, and you also can enjoy the best swimming time on spring. You should avoid weekends because it is time for vietnamese traveller… All services here will be overcharged and the quality of them are not as good as week days.
 
Sourse: Yenbai.gov.vn
 Source: yenbai.gov.vn

Accommodation in Mu Cang Chai

From different local sources, we make a list of homestay/ hotel with contact bellow which might be helpfull for you before travelling to Mu Cang Chai:
 
 
NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
 KHAU PHA HOSTEL  Khau Pha pass, 7km from Tu Le
 0216 3560929
0942 931 845
0947 120 866
 SUOI MO HOSTEL   Mu Cang Chai town  0216 3878643
 SON CA HOSTEL  Mu Cang Chai town
 0216 3878 185
0988 981 675
 MAI HOSTEL  500m from Mu Cang Chai town
 0919 487 496
0984 238 234
 MOON HOSTEL  Mu Cang Chai town
 0165 678 2888
0912 058 899
 HUONG GIANG HOSTEL  Mu Cang Chai town  0216 3878 486
 HONG MINH HOSTEL  Kim intersection, Mu Cang Chai town
 0216 3878 929
0123 255 4895
 QUANG MINH HOSTEL  Mu Cang Chai town  0912  501 627
THANH CHUNG HOMESTAY  Group 3, Mu Cang Chai town  01659675037
LONG HIEN HOMESTAY  Mu Cang Chai town  0948934667
CHINH XUYEN HOMESTAY  Group 1, Mu Cang Chai town  0964988326
BINH DONG HOMESTAY  Mu Cang Chai town  0987661755
 

PLACES TO VISIT IN MU CANG CHAI

Mu Cang Chai

Mu Cang Chai - Yen Bai nowadays is very famous with travellers, photographers, artists cause of rice terraces, high mountains, ocean of cloud, fresh and cool climate, rich traditioanl culture of Thai and Mong Ethnic Minorities people... If you have chance to visit Mu Cang Chai before harvesting about 20-30 days (It should be in the end of May or begining of June and the end of August or the end of September), you will not feel like wanna leave this place for sure. 
 
Mu Cang Chai - VietnamSource: yenbai.gov.vn

Lim Mong village

Lim Mong is a small village you can see it from Khau Pha pass on the way to Mu Cang Chai. This poor Thai village is attacted you by authentic traditional culture as well as the view on the way to get there. It is really a breathtaking view you have ever seen in life time.
 
 Lim Mong village - Mu Cang Chai
 Source: yenbai.gov.vn

 Mo waterfall

This waterfall in between Na Hang A and Na Hang B mountains which is in Mo De commune, Mu Cang Chai district. To get here, you have to walk about 30 minutes from national road 32 to reach the root of moutains, then take a boat/ raft trip to get closer of Mo waterfall. Enjoy sitting ơn small boat, play with fresh water after long walking and Thác Mơ (Vietnamese name) is right in front of you like a silk waterfall. 
 
Mo waterfall in Mu Cang Chai
Source: yenbai.gov.vn 

Pu Nhu waterfall

Pu Nhu waterfall is located in Pu Nhu village, La Pan Tan commune, Mu Cang Chai district which is about 10 km to the West of Mu Cang Chai town. This waterfall is from different rivers flow from Lao Cai, Son La. Pu Nhu waterfall is about 20m height , devided into many steps. 
This waterfall actually is not far from the national road 32 (only about 1.5km), but it is not easy to see from main street. To get here, you only need to have an easy walk through small stream and a corn field. The temperature highest in a year here is 26 degrees, therefore it is great place for a cool adventure.
 
Pu Nhu waterfall in Mu Cang Chai
Source: yenbai.gov.vn
 
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