The North Vietnam Terraced Rice Fields Tour 5 Days is the ideal discovery trip from Hanoi to the mountains area, through Duong Lam ancient village to 2 most wonderful Vietnam terraced rice fields: Mu Cang Chai and Y Ty. The best time to visit terraced rice fields in the North of Vietnam is from June to early October, when you can see all agricultural activities during the crop and interact with local people.
Upon arrival, we will meet you at airport and then we will take the walk to visit Ngoc Ha – very interesting village located right in the central of the city of Hanoi, just like the Oasis. This is great chance to visit the hidden and non-touristy local place, that you can take lots of photos of daily life activities of local people. Then you also can be surprise by the relics of the wreckage of B52 in the middle of the village that was shot down from the well-known Christmas Bombing in 1972.
Check in the hotel, then we will take a walk to Hanoi Old Quarter – the perfect place for candid and daily life photograph. We also can combine with Foodie tour in 2 hours on the walk for lunch as Hanoi Old Quarter also is the best place for local food in Hanoi then take a walk around HoanKiem Lake – the very scenic area of the city. Visit Temple of Literature – the central of culture of Hanoi where you can take the great photos of old architecture as well as great sculpture and scenery of the temple. The tour will be concluded by the sunset time on Long Bien Bridge – the old bridge was designed and constructed by Eiffel and his company in 1903.
Overnight at Hong Ngoc Dynasty Hotel.
Morning, driving to the ancient village of Duong Lam, the place so called “Hoi An of the Red River Delta” as still preserve many hundred-year-old houses. It will be your unique experience as you walk along tiny ancient alleys, visit Communal House in Mong Phu hamlet – the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact, dedicated to national heroes. Enjoy the great home hosted lunch in traditional atmosphere in the most beautiful ancient house in the village of Mr. Huyen then driving up to Nghia Lo. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of mountain area along the way. We can stop to visit the village of Thai and Mong people along the way before arriving to Nghia Lo.
Overnight in Nghia Lo Hotel.
Today we take a long but very scenic drive from Nghia Lo to Mu Cang Chai. The first stop for photograph today is beautiful rice field in Tu Le and amazing Lim Mong Valley. You can take the great photo of this valley both in the valley and from the high view point on KhauPha Pass with amazing rice field. The drive over KhauPha – one of four amazing passes in the North of Vietnam. Enjoy the great scenery of terrace rice field at Mu Cang Chai – the most beautiful terrace rice field in Vietnam that had been recognized as National Heritage of the country. In the afternoon, take a short drive from Mu Cang Chai to Ba Nha, where you can take beautiful hike up to mountain for the most impressive rice field in Mu Cang Chai. Just few steps uphill, you will feel like in the totally different world that you can easily spend the whole morning to take photo of amazing rice field, scenery and hill tribe people in their village. The whole afternoon, we will take photo in another beautiful venue: La Pan Tan terrace rice field and surrounded area. This will be one of the best photos shooting on the whole trip.
Overnight in Suoi Mo Hotel in Mu Cang Chai.
This morning we will drive for 40 kms from Mu Cang Chai to Than Uyen with beautiful rice field and scenery along the road. Upon arrival to Than Uyen, you can take beautiful shot of spectacular Hoang Lien Son mountain range then take a short hike along rice field to the village of Thai people at the food of the mountain for candid and daily life photograph.
After that, keep driving from Than Uyen to Tram Ton Pass – the highest point of spectacular Hoang Lien Son Mountain. Enjoy the great scenery of mountain area along the way then take the great photos from top of the mountain. Then drive to Y Ty – the isolated near the Chinese Border with the amazing terrace rice field. The drive today is the most scenic day on the whole trip. Upon arrival, visit the impressive village of Ha Nhi people near the town.
Overnight in Minh Thuong Guest House
This morning we will take photo of all the best venues in Y Ty such as the rice field near the town, A Lu Rice field, scenery near A Mu Sung then drive to Lao Cai. Drive back to Hanoi on new highway. Arrive to Hanoi in late afternoon. End of North Vietnam Terraced Rice Fields Tour 5 Days.
Valid till 31 December 2019 (subject to change on 24 Dec and 31 Dec)