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Trekking rice terraces while living in multicultural Hoang Su Phi
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Trekking rice terraces while living in multicultural Hoang Su Phi

Tour Description

Let’s go to the West of Ha Giang to explore the beauty of rice terraces in Hoang Su Phi and the distinctive life of twelve different ethnic groups. The charms start from fantastic view over rice terraces which are recognized as a national heritage. Join the adventures and experience local lifestyles through farming activities, overnight in traditional houses, meeting friendly and hospital local people. You would never forget this amazing trip!.


  • The majestic natural landscape and unique terraced fields in Vietnam.
  • Trekking routes across rice terraces, villages, bamboo forests and tea forests
  • Lively experience with indigenous people from 12 different minority groups in Hoang Su Phi.
  • Experience seasonal local activities: catching fish in the fields, picking tea leaves, harvesting rice,…

Day 1 : Hanoi – Nam Hong (Ha Giang) (L/D)

Morning: You will be picked up from Hanoi and drive directly to Thong Nguyen commune, Hoang Su Phi district, Ha Giang province. Lunch is on the way.

Afternoon: Start your rice terrace trekking from Thong Nguyen centre to Red Dzao people’s Nam Hong village.

– Before settle down in a homestay, you can either visit a local museum to enrich your knowledge about lives and cultures of different ethnic groups. Or walk around your homestay to discover daily life of indigenous people.

– Join hands and experience selected local activities which are seasonal designed:

+  Prepare the rice field for transplanting: May – June

+ Harvesting paddy rice: September – mid October

+ Carp fishing in the terrace fields: August to mid of September

+ Tea harvesting and processing: March – April; June-July; October-November

Night: Stay at Red Dzao people’s homestay while enjoying the traditional lifestyle and local cuisines.

Optional cultural performances including Fire dance and Pushing sticks (Day gay) are available at surcharge.

Day 2 : Nam Hong – Khoa Trung – Nam Ai

– Trekking to Khoa Trung village. You will walk through magnificent bamboo forests, tea hills, Red Dzao people’s villages and rice terraces.

– Having lunch at Khoa Trung village then you will continue the adventure by trekking to Nam Ai village through Nam Khoa skygate.

– Stay at homestay in Nam Ai village

Note: Trekking: 16km

Day 3 : Nam Ai – Nam Son - Hanoi

– Trekking from Nam Ai village to Nam Son town center.

– If it’s Thursday, you have a chance to visit Nam Son period market held every Thursday.

– Take a rest then get into the car to come back to Hanoi from Nam Son. The drive crosses Nam Ty village which owns wonderful rice terraces. You are free to get off the car to take pictures of the beautiful scenery.