YELLOW RICE TERRACES IN VIETNAM
Bali – Ubud – Kuta – Ha Noi – Tuyen Quang
Ha Giang – H’Mong King Palace – Dong Van
Meo Vac – Hoang Su Phi – Sapa – Mu Cang Chai
Tour: Sep 2 – Sep 15, 2020 Giá Tour: $2,695 + Tax
Inclusive of international airfares
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When talking about the beautiful landscapes of Vietnam, one cannot bypass stunning rice terraces lying on superb mountains which make spectacular places for hiking and photography. Aside from notable rice terraces, the mountainous region is also a good place to experience ethnic cultures & customs.
Depart in the evening from Los Angeles airport for Bali. AV Travel tour leader will fly with the group.
Across the Pacific Ocean
Arrive in Bali. the famed Island of the Gods, with its varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, and barren volcanic hillsides all providing a picturesque backdrop to its colorful, deeply spiritual and unique culture, stakes a serious claim to be paradise on earth. O/N Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort. (D)
Start our sightseeing with the visit Black temple or Bajra Sandhi Monument in Denpasar, Bajra Sandhi Monument is the monument of Balinese People. This monument is built in the year 1987 and it is opened by president of Megawati Sukarno Putri on 14 June 2003. The purpose of this monument is to immortalize the soul and spirit of Balinese People struggle, at one blow dig, looking after, developing and also preserve the culture of Bali to be bequeathed to a router generation as advancing capital stroke tread a world of loaded progressively with the challenge and resistance and other sightseeing nearby.
Visit Ubud, a town in central Bali & is regarded as the cultural center of Bali. It is famous as an arts and crafts hub, and much of the town and nearby villages seems to consist of artists’ workshops and galleries. After lunch, take a easy walk along rice paddies. Visit Tanah Lot is one of the important directional temples in Bali, is located on a rock just offshore. It is said to be the work of revered 15th century Hindu priest Nirartha and forms an important element of Balinese spiritualism and mythology. Enjoy the sunset seafood dinner at Seminyak beach. (B/L/D)
Day of leisure: explore yourself with the local visit and enjoy the beaches on the island. Crystal clear water and stretches makes Nusa Dua beach a perfect place for relaxation & enjoyment. (B/D)
Visit & enjoy shopping at Kuta beach. Fly to Hanoi. O/N Hanoi Melia hotel. (B/L)
We start our journey by exploring Ha Giang, the furthermost province in the North of Vietnam. On the way, we stop at Tuyen Quang owns 300 historical cultural vestiges. Visit Den Cam (Forbidden Temple) and Den Mau Thuong- these are 2 most sacred temples in Tuyen Quang, with its magnificent nature and mountain landscape around, the tourists are dragged to come and visit it. After that, on our way to Ha Giang, visit Thac Cai temple – lied nearby the Lo River, this place is one of the most famous and sacred temples to the belief of locals. (B/L/D)
Begin our day to explore the highlights in deep of Ha Giang, start with driving to Yen Minh then continue our journey east into Mien River valley. Observe the river banks flanked by bamboo forests and wooden houses. From Yen Minh to the town of Pho Bang, where the beautiful pass with a green valley is the highest point and most beautiful to see the panorama of Sung La. Visit H’mong King’s Palace – considered a gem of the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang & a popular tourist destination besides the Dong Van Stone Plateau. (B/L/D)
Start driving through the famous Happiness Road. This road was built between 1959 and 1965 by 16 ethnic groups from 8 provinces of Northern Vietnam. The most scenic part of the Happiness Road is the stretch from Dong Van to Meo Vac. Here, the pass is carved on the edge of the limestone mountain, hundreds of meters above the Nho Que river gorge, one of the most unique tectonic formations in Vietnam. From MeoVac, we continue our journey to enjoy one of the most beautiful rice terraces in Hoang Su Phi, located in the west side of the province. Recognized as national heritage, the rice terraces of Hoang Su Phi attract lots of travelers and photographers during harvest season. (B/L/D)
Start our adventure into the splendid world of Hoang Su Phi and Xin Man. The area is home to the imposing mountain range of Tay Con Linh, to the huge stretch of evergreen forests, to the mesmerizing rice terraces and to the ethnic communities whose life has been as traditional as ever… Along the way, we encounter the hill tribe groups, namely Nung, Tay, Red Dao, Dao Ao Dai. Proceed to visit the town of Sapa (Lao Cai province) and visit colorful markets where ethnic people gather to sell their eye-catching handicrafts. (B/L/D)
We will trek on the trails that lead us to the amazing rice terraces and the tribal village of Lao Chai and Ta Van. Here you can meet and talk with locals to learn more about their daily life and habits. Visit Ham Rong (Dragon Jaw) Mountain and explore the orchid gardens, the Heaven Gate, and the Could Yard.
In the afternoon, we’ll get on the world’s longest three-rope cable car system, extending from Sapa Town to Mount Fansipan – the so-called “Roof of Indochina”. (B/L/D)
Next, we journey to Mu Cang Chai, where the rice terraces in La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha and Ze Xu Phinh are recognized as a national heritage. We stop by Than Uyen after enjoying the scenic drive, especially when the sun goes down. Experience the daily life of ethnic minority people. The image of smoke, afternoon, hanging bridges, bathing streams … will give you the impression. Proceed to visit La Pa Tan, is known as the most stunning terraces in Mu Cang Chai. (B/L/D)
Khau Pha pass. We stop at Kim Noi Hill to photograph & enjoy panoramic views of Mu Cang Chai Town. We will explore the mountainous life of the ethnic people. Meeting different tribal people such as White Thai, Black Zao, Red H’mong… Back to Hanoi. (B/L/D)
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Los Angeles.