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Yellow Rice Terraces in Vietnam


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09 Days
Availability :
03 Sep 2024 - 13 Sep 2024
Los Angeles


Ha Noi – Tuyen Quang – Ha Giang

H’Mong King Palace – Dong Van – Meo Vac

Hoang Su Phi – Sapa – Mu Cang Chai

Tour: Sep 03 – Sep 13, 2024

Only once a year

Land Tour: $1,395 (Not inclusive of international airfares and visa fee)

Airfares are subject to change depending on available flights.

Please contact AV Travel for the latest tour prices.

Book early to get the lowest possible quotes.

Special Hightlights

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.


Day 01: Hanoi

Greetings & transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Tuyen Quang - Ha Giang

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)

Day 03: Ha Giang - Dong Van

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)

Day 04: Dong Van - The Happiness Road - Meo Vac - Hoang Su Phi

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)

Day 05: Hoang Su Phi - Xin Man - Sapa

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)

Day 06: Lao Chai - Ta Van - Ham Rong - Fansipan

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)

Day 07: Mu Cang Chai - Than Uyen - La Pan Tan

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)

Day 08: Khau Pha pass - Kim Noi Hill - Hanoi

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)

Day 09: Hanoi – Tam Chuc Pagoda – Ninh Binh

Depart to visit Tam Chuc pagoda, situated in the North of Ha Nam province, is being built on the foundation of the former pagoda and surrounded by newly built structures, a parking lot, an immense lake system, and lush forests. Tam Chuc pagoda enchants the eyes of visitors by its great combination of impressive architecture and spectacular landscapes. Continue to Ninh Binh, the south ancient capital of Vietnam.

Day 10: Trang An - Bai Dinh Pagoda - Ha Noi

Enjoy your good time with visit Trang An caves. Take a sampan boat trip along the canal between majestic mountain ranges and endless yellow rice fields. Your boat will be steered by local people, so you can relax and enjoy stunning scenery including rising limestone cliffs, water caves. Visit Bai Dinh temple to see hundreds of Buddhist statues.

Day 11: Airport

Transfer to the airport.

  • * The itinerary is subject to change due to the weather and/or whether attractions are open or still closed
  • Tour prices can only be guaranteed after travelers deposit

Departure & Return

  • The tour price does not include flight tickets. Please contact us for special airfares

Tour Includes

  • Hotel as the itinerary with dual occupancy rooms. A $590 surcharge is added to single rooms
  • Entrance tickets to attractions.
  • Deluxe coach with a limited capacity between cities
  • All deluxe meals with special dishes as described in the initerary.
  • Hotels: Hanoi Melia hotel, Ha Giang Truong Xuan Resort, Dong Van Hoa Cuong Hotel, Sapa De La Coupole M’Gallery, Hoang Su Phi Panhou Village Resort, Mu Cang Chai Le Charm Resort, Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel.
  • Daily sightseeing tours with professional English-Vietnamese speaking local guides


  • One-way ticket from Hanoi – Saigon: $100
  • Please check with us for any other sightseeing options after the tour. Examples:
    • Phu Quoc Vin Pearl Package 4 days 3 nights including  half-day city tour, shuttle bus transfer,  UNLIMITED ENTRIES tickets to Vin Wonders amusement park, the city never sleep Grand World Phu Quoc & Safari zoo with 3 meals a day: + $499/person (Not including airfares).  
    • Nhatrang Vin Pearl Package 3 days 2 nights including half-day city tour, 3 meals a day & UNLIMITED ENTRIES sightseeing ticket to Vin Pearl land + $349/person (Not including airfares)

Terms & Agreements

  • A deposit of $300 per person must be paid upon reservation 
  • The balance amount must be paid at least 60 days prior to the departure date. 
  • If a reservation is made within 60 days prior to the departure date, a full payment is required.
  • The tour price does not include: Personal expenses, Porterage at hotels, Gratuity to the driver & tour guide
  • Tour members are required to have a passport valid for at least 6 months before the return date. It is the responsibility of the tour members to submit valid and proper travel documentation. Non-U.S. citizens should check for visa requirements
  • Passengers must be fully vaccinated at least two weeks before departure.
  • Travel insurance is recommended. Please request a copy of our Travel Insurance brochure for more information and rates