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Trekking Hoang Su Phi the forgotten paradise in Vietnam

Trekking Hoang Su Phi the forgotten paradise in Vietnam

Code: VRT_009_8d

Hanoi – Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang, Viet Nam

Tour Description

Located in the Noth-West of Ha Giang province, Hoang Su Phi is a forgotten paradise for its wild and mysterious beauty. Coming to Hoang Su Phi, you will be enchanted by endless rice terraces, pristine natures and by the enthusiasm, hospitality of the indigenous people.


  • The majestic natural landscapes 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, etc.

Trip Itinerary

  • Depart from your hotel in Hanoi to Tan Quang town. Lunch will be served at a restaurant in Tan Quang.
  • After lunch, keep heading to to Tan Xa Phin in Hoang Su Phi. Upon arrival, trekking 1,5h through beautiful rice terraces to get to homestay in Nam Son.

Spend your first night at a Tay traditional house in Nam Son. You can freely chat with homestay owner and join them for preparing dinner.

  • Enjoy a breakfast of pancakes and coffee severed by homestay owners, then you will start your second day in Hoang Su Phi by trekking to Ta Ho Pien village, which is inhabited by Red Dzao ethnic group.
  • Lunch will be served at a homestay of Tay people
  • Continue heading to Phin Ho village whose most specific feature is hundreds-year-old Shan Tuyet tea trees, the specialty of Hoang Su Phi. You have a chance to see ancient tea trees and join indigenous people for picking tea leaves.

Have dinner and stay overnight at Red Dzao’s homestay

  • You will set off on foot to the village of Nam Nghi. You will see yourself go through big bamboo forests, Shan Tuyet tea hills and marvelous terraced rice fields.
  • Take a little rest and have your lunch when you arrive in Nam Nghi village.
  • After lunch, keep trekking to Nam Hong.
  • You are welcomed to stay at homestay with Red Dzao people.

Optional cultural performances including Fire dances and Stick Pushing are available at surcharge.

  • You will leave Nam Hong in the early morning, follow trails winding through rice terraces across Nam Khoa village. You will have time to admire the stunning views of the terraces.
  • Lunch will be served on the way.
  • Keep heading to Nam Ai which is also famous for Shan Tuyet tea. You will be invited to enjoy tea here.

Stay overnight at homestay of Long-dressed Dzao family

  • Today you will go down to Nam Son, the small town in the north of Vietnam. Leave the town by passing a suspension bridge leading to Seo Phin, a H’mong village.
  • On the winding trails, you will also witness the daily life of indigenous people.
  • Have lunch with a family of H’mong people before continue trekking to Ho Thau.

Overnight at homestay of Nung ethnic group or Red Dzao ethnic group in Ho Thau.

    • Today will be a hard trekking day with 5 to 6 hours trek until reaching Suoi Thau village. Inhabited by the Long-dressed Dzao  ethnic  group, Suoi Thau  is  located  among the  largest terraced  rice  field  in  Hoang Su Phi.
    • Lunch will be prepared by Red Dzao homestay owners.
    • Spend the rest of day to discover peaceful life of indigenous people living around your homestay.

    Overnight at homestay with a long-dressed Dzao family.

  • Leave terraced rice field of Ban Luoc for Vinh Quang town, the capital of Hoang Su Phi. From Suoi Thau, you need to go downhill, cross Nung ethnic group’s village and Chay river to reach the town.
  • Lunch will be served on the way.
  • Upon arrival at Vinh Quang town, you can walk around to discover the little town.
  • Spend your last day in Hoang Su Phi at hotel in Vinh Quang town.
  • If it’s a Sunday, you should not miss the Sunday market, which is one of the biggest minority people’s market in the North of Vietnam. You will be impressed by liveliness here as well as multi colorful costumes of the local people. The market opens at around 6am and closes at mid-day.
  • Choose some lovely souvenirs at the market and go on bus to get back to Hanoi.
  • You will reach Hanoi in the late afternoon.


Group of 2-3 people911 USD/person
Group of 4-6 people553 USD/person
Group of 7-10 people429 USD/person


  • Accommodation and transportation as mentioned in the itinerary (air conditioned vehicle);
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner);
  • English speaking guide; local guide;
  • Entrance fees for all visits and activities as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 2 water bottles/day/pax. For environmental protection the empty bottle needs to be returned for recycling.

Not Included

  • Beverages and personal expenditures;
  • Local cultural performance/show and activities not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Other transfers not mentioned in the program;
  • Other meals not mentioned in the program;
  • Other services not clearly mentioned in the program;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Banking fees;
  • Tips for guides and driver.

General terms and conditions

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