Experience of traveling to Moc Chau within 2 days with only 300,000 VND

This post will be an useful travel handbook for those who are interested in planning an adventure tour for yourself or your team.  It only costs 300,000 VND to have an extremely funny adventure from Ha Noi to Moc Chau plateau of a beautiful girl. Let’s come with us to know more about this route before traveling to Moc Chau Vietnam. Moc Chau is the largest and most beautiful plateau…

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The charming road to Moc Chau

This post will be an useful travel handbook for those who are interested in planning an adventure tour for yourself or your team.  It only costs 300,000 VND to have an extremely funny adventure from Ha Noi to Moc Chau plateau of a beautiful girl. Let’s come with us to know more about this route before traveling to Moc Chau Vietnam.

Enjoy and wallow in the sunset on the Moc Chau steppe
Enjoy and wallow in the sunset on the Moc Chau steppe

Moc Chau is the largest and most beautiful plateau in Son La province where is far away from Hanoi about nearly 200km of the West.  When it comes to here at this time, you will be overwhelmed by the appealing beauty of Moc Chau under the cover of the mist, the charming white radish flowers and the vibrant green tea hill. It must be great if you have a journey with your friends extremely interestingly that but meet the criteria of fun, useful, cheap, and reasonable for students.

Haley Nguyen (Date of birth in 1992, Ha Noi) has made a meaningful trip within 2 days 1 night with many interesting experiences but only…took 300,000 VND for the whole adventure. Let’s see Haley’s trip with her friends at the end of last November for reference to make plan to visit this land with stunning views without spending too much money.

She and her friends were posing on the green tea farm
She and her friends were posing on the green tea farm – Moc Chau specialty

Haley’s schedule is shared:

1. Vehicle:

The whole group with 8 people moved by 4 motorbikes. It is quite easy to go to Moc Chau due to signposts along the road. You should follow straight the new Highway No.6 from Ha Noi center to Moc Chau center about 187 km.

2. Accommodation:

You could choose to stay in home stay (mostly stilt house) around the area near the pine forest in Ang village in order to save costs. And there are a wide range of motels and hotels along the farm town – Moc Chau town. A dorm room there was 500,000 VND/day but you are able to stay till the afternoon of the next day as well. Rooms are quite large, high, and cool with nice views, possible home to 20 people.

3. Eating and drinking:

Before leaving, we prepared breads, milks and fruits in Ha Noi with total amount of 200,000 VND. When it comes to Moc Chau, you should try some Northwestern-featured cuisines such as fried veal, stream fishes, the “Man” pork, “Thang co” (made from viscera of the horse), Lam rice (rice cooked in bamboo), Thai dishes which can be eaten at families in the pine forest in Ang village.

For saving costs, we made a decision to have meals in a popular restaurant but they cook very well and clean, each meal costs only 200,000 VND/ 8 people with a variety of dishes. For example we could ate braised fish with bamboo shoots, Vietnamese fried tofu with tomato sauce, braised pork leg, bone broth and chayote tops sautéed with garlic. Then we could go outside to have barbecue, porridge at night. There are total 5 meals (lunch + dinner in the first day, breakfast + lunch, dinner and night in the second day to eat porridge).

4. Our schedule within 2 days:

The first day:
Given the fact that it had been heavily raining, we started departing at 7 am. After going through Thung Khe pass, we stopped and had a short rest at Cun slope, Thung Nhuoi at 9 am for taking some pictures. We arrived at the town at about 12am, and then we rend motels to send baggage, had lunch and took a rest. We started moving outside at 1 pm, the destinations as below: Dai Yem waterfall, pine forest in Ang village, then visited Bat Cave around the town. After that, we moved down to the farm town, and visited the tea hill in the afternoon. If we had time, then we went to cow farm and the meadow (the way to Tan Lap).

Dai Yem waterfall is a historical landscape in Moc Chau
Dai Yem waterfall is a historical landscape in Moc Chau

The second day:
We woke up in the early morning then went to the farm where we  had been in the previous day to buy some milk and moved to Tan Lap (far from the farm market about nearly 20km). Then we stopped by Moc Suong tea area, the heart-shaped green tea hill to take some pictures and came to “Ngu Dong Ban On” (Five caves in On village). There are a lot of broccoli flowers, wild sunflowers, peach blossom, and plum blossom on the way to Tan Lap. We came back the town at 12am for lunch and rest, and back to Ha Noi at 1 pm.

Detail expenses for 2 days staying in Moc Chau as below:

– Gasoline: 150,000 VND x 4 motorbikes = 600,000 VND
– Accommodation: 500,000 VND
– Food bought from Ha Noi (fruits, breads, milk): 200,000 VND
– Eating in Moc Chau: 200,000 VND x 4 meals + 100k night meal = 900,000 VND
– Tickets for sightseeing and parking at some locations: about 200,000 VND.
–  Total expense is about 2,400,000 VND/8 people, divided into 300,000 VND/person ~ too cheap for a memorable trip.

we had a meaningful adventure
Haley and her friends had a meaningful adventure when traveling to Moc Chau

How to travel funny – meaningful – cheap?

As a well-traveled girl, Haley Nguyen started traveling around in the last 2 years. Whenever she has free time and wants to experiences new adventures, Haley and her close friends will prepare their baggage to together explore out new journeys.

With the right criteria for students, it is very important to be cheap but able to experience a great number of new lands, so before any trip, Haley and her friends must carefully calculate to spend reasonably. Typically, as the trip to Moc Chau plateau recently, Haley and her friends got the target of having fun and enjoying a lot of local cuisines, contemplating stunning views with not too expensive expenses.

According to Haley, you ought to refer to experiences of the previous one, as well as well-prepared on personal items, even some snacks so that it would be a saving trip with reasonable expenses. Then from there, you possibly calculate the daily cost for the whole group.

“There are some mornings when you wake up without being awareness of where you are and will be. Somehow you feel upset in some moments, just take your backpack and go because there are always companions beside you.” Haley said. Hopefully, Haley’s share will help you make plan your trip to Moc Chau with your friends or your lover interestingly and inexpensive!

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