Vietnam Hill Tribe Trek

11 day(s) 10 nights

Vietnam Hill Tribe Trek

Tour Overview

The unique Vietnam Hill Tribe Trek offers a very impressive way to see the remote parts of the country where friendly hill tribe live. This customizable adventure takes you to the most rugged areas of Sapa and Ha Giang, traversing the most remarkable natural wonders of north Vietnam where tourism radar does not cover yet. 

Tour Highlights

  • Walk along Muong Bo River and its valley
    Soaking up the life of Hmong, Tay, Red Dao peoples
  • Trek along the most picturesque mountain trails of Sapa
    Learn about local traditional customs at less touristic areas
  • Enjoy photographic chances at a weekly market
    Taking time to observe odd farm produces only in Vietnam
  • Trek in the unknown mountains of Ha Giang 
    Get amazed by the cascading rice terraces

Travel Itinerary

11 day(s) 10 nights
Welcome to the vibrant capital of Hanoi !
Upon your arrival, you will be met and transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is left free for your leisure. 

Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi / Meal: welcome dinner
Depart early from Hanoi this morning. After 3 hours on the highway, you will be in the mountain of Lao Cai province. 
As we stops by Ban Ho valley, your guide will arrange the lunch before we take a walk along this valley in the afternoon:
The highlight of this day is the visit to 4 different ethnic groups including Black Hmong, Tay, Red Dao and Xa Pho. The trek is at pleasant pace so you can enjoy the landscapes as well get further introduction to the unique tradition of each village. 
Settle your evening in Nam Cang riverside lodge. 

Accommodation: Nam Cang Lodge/ Meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner
After breakfast, spend the time to explore Nam Cam village. This is home to Red Dao people who are very famous for their black smith, embroidery workshops which are handled from generation to generation. 
You will then be transferred by car to Topas Ecolodge. 
The afternoon trek offers great panorama of Ban Ho valley as you cross Lech village, a hill side village of Red Dao people. Another advantage that you will love is the scene of rice terraces which stretches from one hill to another. 
Return to Topas Ecolodge for leisure.

Accommodation: Topas Ecolodge / Meals: breakfast, lunch
Today, we leave Sapa for a scenic road trip across Lao Cai city to reach Bac Ha, one of the most fascinating hill station in north Vietnam. Depends on the day of the week, you will visit the colorful market which happens only once a week in separate communes of Bac Ha.
The market features stunning photogenic chances as you will see Flower Hmong, Tay, Nung, Phu La and Chinese ( if the market is located by the border area ). 
To select the market you like the best, please discuss with your guide or our tour operator.

Accommodation: Bac Ha Hotel / Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
This morning, we drive toward the remote region of Ha Giang province, passing hidden waterfalls, beautiful rice terraces. En route, drop by Phu La and Hmong village to learn more about their quaint customs. 
Your destination of the day is Nam Hong commune, a secluded site surrounded by the pictureque rice paddies. Upon arrival, free at leisure. 

Accommodation : Hoang Su Phi Lodge / Meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner
Recognized as National Heritage, Hoang Su Phi amazes its visitors with cascading rice paddies which are really photogenic.  Depends on the season you arrive, you may have chance to participate with the locals for the following work : plowing, planting or harvesting rice. 
This day of trekking is full of mountain ascents and descents. You will follow the small path from Nam Hong to Ho Phien, meeting two friendly tribal groups Red Dao and Hmong. There are stops for waterfalls, tea plantation visit before you settle your homestay with a Hmong family

Accommodation : homestay / Meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner
Another day in Hoang Su Phi district commences after your breakfast with the local host. You will trek through bamboo forest, local plantation and rice terraces until you arrive in the village of Tay people.
Spend the night with the local family.

Accommodation: homestay in Lung Thang / Meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner
Kick off the day with a walk through a picturesque valley in Lung Thang. After crossing the suspension, you'll travel further into the territory of Dao Ao Dai people. Lunch will be served at Doan Ket village.
The afternoon trek brings you to Nam Ai village where you will spend the night.

Accommodation: Homestay in Nam Ai / Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Rise up with the sound of nature. We will learn more about local agriculture before trekking from Nam Ai to Hong An village. The stop in Nung Moi village enables us to explore more about the peaceful life of Nung hill tribe.
The remainder of the day is to see the less known mountains of Khoa Thuong, the place of Red Dao people. Spend another homestay on the stilt house.

Accommodation: homestay in Khoa Thuong / meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner
Prepare your camera to get the most of Khoa Thuong before you travel to Hong An village passing by Hong Son. Hong An boasts diverse mountain scene where you start seeing the palm, corn plantation and flat rice fields. 
Enjoy your last homestay in the village. 

Accommodation: homestay in Hong An / Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Get ready for the last half day trek from Hong Quang to Thong Nguyen. Once you arrive in Thong Nguyen, our car awaits to transfer you back to Hanoi. 
Lunch will be served on the way.
The service finishes at your hotel or Noi Bai international airport.

Accommodation : not included / Meals : breakfast, lunch

Service Inclusion

Service includes

  • English speaking tour guide 
  • Porter where needed
  • Nam Cang Riverside lodge room
  • Topas Ecolodge Bungalow
  • Hoang Su Phi Lodge bungalow
  • Homestays as mentioned
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private car with air conditioning
  • Visiting and entrance fees

Service excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips

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