Golden rice terraces at Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai
Golden rice terraces at Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai

Yen Bai

Yen Bai is a mountainous province in the North West of Vietnam. The capital of the province is Yen Bai City, 182km from Hanoi. Yen Bai has a number of tourist attractions that are ideal for the adventure travellers including: Thac Ba Lake, Muong Lo Valley, Tu Le rice terraces, Mu Cang Chai rice terraces.

 Staggering rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai, Vietnam
Staggering rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai, Vietnam

 AdventureGreen organizes boat trips and eco tours around Thac Ba Lake and the accommodation is at a lovely guesthouse by the lake side. At Muong Lo Valley, you can enjoy a cycling tours with our local team to Tram Tau and the accommodation is homestay at a Thai family. If you love trekking, then join AdventureGreen on hiking tours and trekking tours around Tu Le and Mu Cang Chai. The accommodations are either at local guest houses or homestay with ethnic families (Thai, Hmong). All these tours start and conclude in Hanoi of which the tour duration ranges from 2 to 4 days. You can also join us on an adventure tour of the North West of Vietnam which travels through the different provinces in the region.

The Khau Pha Pass, Yen Bai, Vietnam
The Khau Pha Pass, Yen Bai, Vietnam

If you love traveling by motorbike, then AdventureGreen arranges a motorcycle adventure to Mu Cang Chai from Hanoi. The tour is for 3 days which could be extended to visit Sapa, Lao Cai and Ha Giang if you request.

Tu Le Cao Pha Valley, Yen Bai, Vietnam
Tu Le Cao Pha Valley, Yen Bai, Vietnam

For fans of mountain climbing, then you may like to know that Yen Bai is home to those of the highest mountain peaks in Vietnam: Pu Luong (also called Cot Co Peak, 2,985m), Pu Song Sung (or Ta Chi Nhu, or Chung Chua Nha, 2,979m), Lung Cung (2,913m), Ta Xua (2,865m). AdventureGreen hosts a number of trekking tours to these mountains which take 3-4 days each. The accommodations are at mountain huts or camps. Do not hesitate to contact AdventureGreen for advice on any daunting adventure tours through Yen Bai.

Muong Lo Valley, Nghia Lo, Yen Bai, Vietnam
Muong Lo Valley, Nghia Lo, Yen Bai, Vietnam

Photos of major tourist attractions in Yen Bai

 

Mu Cang Chai
Mu Cang Chai

 

Kids after school at Mu Cang Chai
Kids after school at Mu Cang Chai

 

Mu Cang Chai - Yen Bai - Vietnam
Rice terraces at Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai

 

Tu Le - Yen Bai - Vietnam
Tu Le rice valley of Yen Bai from Khau Pha Pass

 

Khau Pha Pass - Yen Bai - Vietnam
Khau Pha Pass

 

Amazing rice terraces at Tu Le - Cao Pha Valley
Amazing rice terraces at Tu Le - Cao Pha Valley

 

A young Thai girl at a festival at Tu Le
A young Thai girl at a festival at Tu Le

 

Muong Lo Valley, Nghia Lo
Muong Lo Valley, Nghia Lo

 

Muong Lo Valley, Yen Bai, Vietnam
Muong Lo Valley, Yen Bai, Vietnam

 

Thac Ba Lake - Yen Bai - Vietnam
Thac Ba Lake