Mu Cang Chai photo tour – Curves of the terraces

A small house dots on a hillside with the foreground being the rice terraces of Mu Cang ChaiExperience the breathtaking beauty of Northern Vietnam with our Mu Cang Chai photography  tour. Discover a truly photogenic place filled with blue mountains, raging rivers, and poetic minority communities dotting the hillsides. Mu Cang Chai’s towering rice terraces, featured on both CNN and CNBC, are a feast for the eyes and a work of art created by generations of the minority people. Our Vietnam photo tour takes you to the heart of Mu Cang Chai, where you’ll capture the incredible vertical rice fields that have been in use for centuries. These terraces encircle the mountains, valleys, and communities of the tribal H’mong people, providing a unique landscape photography experience in Vietnam. 

When is the best time for a photography tour to Mu Cang Chai?

May and September are the two optimal times to capture the beauty of Mu Cang Chai rice terraces.

May is the ‘water season,’ with abundant rainfall setting the stage for the new rice crop. Local farmers flock to the fields for various farm works, while at sunrise and sunset, the water reflects the sky, creating a stunning mirror effect. September is the rice harvest time when the rice terraces of Mu Cang Chai turn into gigantic golden lines along hillsides, valleys, and river banks. This is the perfect time for landscape and people photography, with farmers harvesting their crops in the fields.

This time, Our Vietnam photography tour takes you to Mu Cang Chai during the harvest time, in September, providing an unparalleled opportunity for photography enthusiasts. Join us, as the photos you gather will surely be breathtaking! 

Mu Cang Chai photo tour summary
Tour duration
Sep 20 - 23 (4 days)
Local home stay or hotel
Level of difficulty
Tour cost
As detailed beneath
Group size
06 (max)
Private van (with driver & all fuel included)

Mu Cang Chai photography tour highlights

Mu Cang Chai photography tour itinerary

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