Golden rice terraces of Hoang Su Phi

Rice Terraces of Hoang Su Phi – 3 Days

Let's follow Paradissa's photography guide on an adventure to capture the best moments of the awe-inspiring rice terraces in Hoang Su Phi – Ha Giang for 3 days, 2 nights.

Daily departures:
Rice transplanting season: 15May2017-4June2017
Rice ripening season: 25September2017-10October2017Flooded terraces at Hoang Su Phi

Hoang Su Phi is still not frequently visited by foreign travelers to Vietnam. The area was quite hidden from the outside world due to bad roads. Nowadays, the roads are fairly good and the stunning rice terraces here started being rumored about among the adventure travelers. Still, if you want to get the full beauty of Hoang Su Phi, you have to be at the right place at the right time. And, Hoang Su Phi remains off the tourist track...

Hoang Su Phi is home to jaw-dropping mountains, valleys, and a profusion of ethnic minorities. Of the over 3,000 hectares of rice terraces in Hoang Su Phi, 760 hectares have been listed as Vietnam's National Heritage. The rice terraces are said to have had a history of some 300 years old. They have been created and maintained by local ethnic groups such as Nung, La Chi, Dao...

On the tour, we'll have our accommodation at a hotel of good comfort. The meals are included. While an adventure as it is, the level of difficulty is moderate; we only have to take some short walk and hike to get the great angles for shooting.

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1    Hanoi – Thong Nguyen of Hoang Su Phi (L/D)
Day2    Full day photography at the rice terraces of Thong Nguyen (B/L/D)
Day3    Thong Nguyen – Hanoi (B/L)

Included services
English-speaking tour guide/photography guide;
Twin/double-sharing accommodations;
Private transfer by car;
Meals at local restaurants;
Admission fees and permits for the visits on itinerary;

Excluded services
Insurance of any types;
Others not mentioned as included above.

Detailed itinerary

Day1    Hanoi – Thong Nguyen of Hoang Su Phi (L/D)
0800 A.M Depart from Hanoi for Hoang Su Phi. We'll follow a scenic route which offers stretches of rice fields with farmers at work that we'll have some chance to take photos of. Lunch en route.Golden rice terraces at Hoang Su Phi

Later in the afternoon, we'll leave National Route 2 for a smaller road to Thong Nguyen. You'll notice the road goes up abruptly and the river, mountains, valleys start getting lower. Views of the landscape start getting more and more amazing. We'll have chances to shoot mountains and rice terraces in late afternoon when the sun is setting behind the mountains which casts up rays that make the nice scenery more dramatic.
Overnight at Thong Nguyen.

Day2    Full day photography at the rice terraces of Thong Nguyen (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning is for photography in Ban Peo, Ban Nhung & Ban Luoc.
Picnic lunch.
Afternoon is for amazing photos in the areas of Nam Ty & Thong Nguyen.
Overnight at Thong Nguyen.

Day3    Thong Nguyen – Hanoi (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Road trip back to Hanoi. We trust you had stunning photos of rice terraces of Hoang Su Phi and great cultural encounters with local ethnic people.

 

Green rice terraces
Green rice terraces

 

 

Rice terraces on a hillside
Rice terraces on a hillside

 

 

Amazing rice terraces
Amazing rice terraces with ethnic houses

 

 

Rice terraces
Rice terraces on mountain slopes

 

 

Amazing rice terraces on a high mountains at Hoang Su Phi
Amazing rice terraces on a high mountains at Hoang Su Phi

 

 

A hidden rice valley at Hoang Su Phi
A hidden rice valley at Hoang Su Phi