Exploring Hoang Su Phi Vietnam Tour 5 Days
Exploring Hoang Su Phi Vietnam Tour 5 Days Hoang Su Phi or vice versa will surely please the travelers who hunger for nature beauty and authentic ethnic cultures. Our local guide will lead you passing through numerous rice terraced fields with lots of up and down and through fresh mountain forests to visit local villages. There will be several ethnic minorities such as Tay, Nung, H’Mong, Dzao… that you have chance to stay with and learn about their daily life as well as the features of each culture and ethnicity. Guests can also learn some handicrafts such as traditional weaving, dyeing, paper made with straw. The best time to visit Hoang Su Phi is between September and October when the paddy fields turn yellow, ready to be harvested. The whole area looks like a wonderful vivid picture that would inspire you to produce a lot of beautiful snapshots. Another good time to take the trip is during June when rainy season comes and peasants start their crop; the terraced fields are filled with water. Under the sunlight, the fields look like thousands of giant pieces of mirror creating a fantastic view that surely satisfy your eyes.
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Activity Level Moderate to Difficult
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Exploring Hoang Su Phi Vietnam Tour 5 Days
Hoang Su Phi or vice versa will surely please the travelers who hunger for nature beauty and authentic ethnic cultures. Our local guide will lead you passing through numerous rice terraced fields with lots of up and down and through fresh mountain forests to visit local villages. There will be several ethnic minorities such as Tay, Nung, H’Mong, Dzao… that you have chance to stay with and learn about their daily life as well as the features of each culture and ethnicity. Guests can also learn some handicrafts such as traditional weaving, dyeing, paper made with straw. The best time to visit Hoang Su Phi is between September and October when the paddy fields turn yellow, ready to be harvested. The whole area looks like a wonderful vivid picture that would inspire you to produce a lot of beautiful snapshots. Another good time to take the trip is during June when rainy season comes and peasants start their crop; the terraced fields are filled with water. Under the sunlight, the fields look like thousands of giant pieces of mirror creating a fantastic view that surely satisfy your eyes.
A trek day begins at 9am and ends in the afternoon, depending on walking pace and the itinerary chosen, by between 15 and 16h. Lunch for participants are provided as part of our services.They are leaded by a local guide, member of a minority of the Song Chay Mountains (our local guides only speak Vietnamese).The duration of the Walk and the topography details noted in our documents are only approximations: we can possibly adapt your itinerary according to your expectations and the level of your group
All transportation in air-conditioned vehicles from Hanoi to Hoang Su Phi
Full board meals as per the tour program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
English-speaking guide escort from Hanoi
Local Guide and Porter
Accommodation at the hotel & homestay basic on double or twin sharing
Fees and permits where applicable
Service charges and government taxes
Pre- and post-trip accommodation in Hanoi
Pre- and post-trip entry fees and permits (where required)
Tips and gratuities
Peak season surcharge if any
Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
Other services not mentioned above.
Hanoi o Pan Hou Village
The JET Travel tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel to begin the 8-hour drive following a route through ever-changing scenery, from the delta to the foothills before entering the mountainous northern region. Arriving in the town of Tuyen Quang,stop for a short break andlunch in a local restaurant set in a lush Bonsai garden. After that continue to You are arriving at Pan Hou Village in the afternoon. Our eco-lodge is located in the heart of the Song chay mountains adjoining the Yunnan. This natural fortress has long been a refuge for many ethnic groups who have escaped from the Middle Kingdom, his persecution and its famines. You will have time to rest today before your trek that will start tomorrow morning.
Accommodation: Pan Hou Village
Panhou - Yen Son -Ho Pien
You are invited to have breakfast from Pan Hou Village restaurant before the start of your Trekking scheduled at 9am. The Eco lodge is really so quiet in the early morning that nothing else than the bird songs could wake you up. On your way from your room to the restaurant where you will have breakfast, you are probably apreciating the fresh air of the mountains, the fragrance of the flowers in the gardens. Your trekking is starting at 9 am. In this morning, you are going through a village of Dao long tunics that have installed their house on the mountainside near the terraces rice fields, a bamboo forest to get to a village red Yao forests. A family is welcoming you for your lunch break . They are inviting you to drink the local tea and to relax while waiting for lunch. But you could also decide to join your local guide to witness or to participate to the preparation of the meal. Well fed and rested, you are climbing the mountain up to Ho Pien through the tea plantations. You will arrive in the late afternoon in a Hmong’ house where you will have diner and will spend the night.
Accommodation: H’mong homestay
Duration of the walk : 5 hours
B – Pan Hou, L – Red Dao, D- Hmong
Topography : +400m/-100m
Ho Pien - Nam Nghi- Giang Ha
After breakfast, you descend towards the Lang Biang valley to Nam Nghi, a Red Yao village famous for its Shan Tuyet tea. From the village, located halfway up the mountain, the rice terraces extend out of sight. The daily life of Red Yao is also punctuated by their farming activities in the highlands that include harvesting rice. Red Dao women wear bright red outfits with some indigo keys. After lunch, you are resuming your trekking through the cassava fields, the forests, the
tea plantations towards Giang Ha, another red dao village.
Accommodation: Red Dao
Duration of the walk: 5 hours
B-Hmong, L D – Red Dao
Giàng Hạ - Khòa Hạ - Panhou - Hoang Su Phi Town
Your trek is ending today with a walk to the valley and the village of Khoa Ha where you are having lunch before surrounding the mountain through the bamboo forests and the terraced rice fields to join the Thuong Nguyen valley. You are reaching Pan Hou Village in the mid-afternoon before driver to take you to Hoang Su Phi Town.
Accommodation : Song Chay Hotel
BL – Yao rouge
Duration of the walk: 4H30/5 hours
Hoang Su Phi - Hanoi
Breakfast in the lodge before the return drive to Hanoi. Enroute back to the capital enjoy a typical Vietnamese lunch in a local restaurant. Arrive back in Hanoi late afternoon.
B- Tay, L- Local Resturant
When Trekking we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.
Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.
Our trekking tours can be classified into three levels
There are about 8 – 10K to walk on flat roads. No previous experience is necessary. Anyone in good health and fit enough to perform an occasional hike can take an easy level trek. Vietnam easy walks are provided in Hanoi, Bac Giang, Mai Chau, Ngoc Son Ngo Luong…
There are about 10 – 15K to hike on flat and hilly roads. At this point too, no special background is required. Hikers accustomed to trekking in hilly areas of Mai Chau, Pu Luong or Lai Chau, Yen Bai successfully accomplish our treks “moderate”, provided they are in good health and to have a correct fit. These treks are moderate or easy hikes with an average duration or shorter but more difficult steps.
There are about 16 – 23K to trek on uphill/downhill dirty, rocky trails. Physical fitness is very important for these treks and you may have to lead you home before the trek. Most treks in this level are comparable with long rides in the Fansipan mountain or the the mountainous region of Ha Giang, Cao Bang, sometimes higher altitudes. The climate and isolation can also participate in difficulty. Prior trek experience is preferable but not vital if you have confidence in your fitness.
Our tour guides speak English or French. Etc… They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.
Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.
During all trekking tours we may use local porters to carry your luggage as well as our trekking equipment, where required. To generate local income we employ local villagers for this task. Participants will have their own porter, carrying trekking equipment and luggage to a maximum of 15 kg per client. Travelers only have to carry their day packs. Read more how to pack
Depending on the nature of the tour, journeys will be accompanied by an air-conditioned car/minibus cover the larger overland sections.
During all treks meals will be arranged on the spot, in local restaurants and at home in local villages along the way. The meals are prepared by our cooks, the local guide or by the local host. Our cooks are well trained to prepare and serve food hygienically and they cook a variety of local delicacies. Sometimes this may include the slaughter of a chicken, duck or pig. We sometimes have the chance to bring western food, and snacks from Hanoi.Etc… for breakfast and picnics along the way, and coffee and tea are available in abundance. Our cooks make a special effort to provide as much variety as possible. The porters give necessary assistance on the spot.
There are many shops and villages that have bottled water for sale. On remote trekking tours, we buy a sufficient supply of water for the next couple of days. We recommend bringing some water purifying tablets.
Comfortable lightweight clothing in natural fabrics such as cotton is most suitable for travelling in Vietnam. Etc… The dress code is fairly casual as in most parts of the tropics but it is advisable to cover arms and legs in the evenings against biting insects. A lightweight raincoat is a good idea in the rainy season. During the winter months warm clothing is needed for visiting the north of Vietnam. Visitors should not wear shorts, short skirts or other skimpy clothing when visiting religious buildings such as pagoda, temple, communal house and shoes should be removed before entering a private home.
What you take will naturally depend upon where you are travelling and the style of journey you are undertaking, and it can often be difficult to decide what to pack. Nevertheless, the following should act as a useful checklist of essential items worth thinking about taking.
1 medium-sized backpack.
Comfortable walking shoes with good grip
1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (easy to dry).
1 pair of flip flop (sandals).
1 pair of shorts and T-shirt to wear at camp site (2 if you do 4-day trek).
1 medium-sized towel.
1 medium-sized dry bag.
Hiking poles/walking sticks
We strongly believe that Responsible Tourism can support to local communities: proving incomes,positive cultural exchanges and an incentive to protect natural environment. We recognize that there is always space for improvement. We continually strive to narrow the gap between principle and practice.
We have been turning environmentally responsible tourism into practices to minimize tourist impact upon the local habitat. From biodegradable soaps to re – usable water containers, we provide clients with the best information and mean to help them identify and implement effective ways to positive protect local nature and communities. It is a vital criteria that can be passed on and abided by all, long after the trip ended.
Prior to our tours, we contact and work with local community leaders to make sure we are welcome and in a manner that minimizes negative social and cultural impacts. We visit local development and community projects specific to the region, encouraging customers to donate and assist such a projects in appropriate and sustainable manner.
Where make sure that where and whenever possible our tours positively benefit the local community. We stayed at locally owned accommodation and visit cottage industries for local handicraft souvenir, generating income for local business. We often employ, hire support team such as local guide, motor-taxi drivers, cook assistants on all trips to ensure that the local community benefit not only short term but with increased employment opportunities for the future.