Northwest Vietnam Photo Tour

9 days / 8 nights



Northwest Vietnam Photo Tour

Trip code: ADV0008VN9D

Destination: Vietnam


9h00: You will be meet by your guide and transfer to Yen Bai to start the journey explore the beauty of northwestern Vietnam.
In late afternoon, enjoy sunset at Tu Le Valley - Lim Mong (Mu Cang Chai-Yen Bai) and take the first pictures.
After you through Khau Pha Mountain pass, transfer to Kim town.
Dinner and overnight in Kim town (Mu Cang Chai-Yen Bai)
Have a breakfast in homestay at early morning.
5h00: You will transfer to visit and take pictures in Mu Cang Chai. Mu Cang Chai is one of the most amazing landscapes of rice-terraced fields in Vietnam.
Located about 1000 meters above sea level, Mu Cang Chai has a special topography with steep hills and deep valleys where the local residences such as Hmong, Thai, Dao have created the master-piece, Terraced Fields. They has cultivated about 500 hectares of rice terraces for centuries in La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha and De Xu Phinh communes. In 2007, the fields was recognized as national heritage sites for its amazing landscape. The fields look stunning during the rice season. The best times are the planting season (June) and the harvesting season (The end of September to the beginning of October). During harvesting season, ready crop is turning to yellow, while new crop is dotted with white of water and young green of seedling rice.  The scenery is a big attraction to photographers and trekkers.
Lunch, Dinner and overnight in Mu Cang Chai (Yen Bai)
Have a breakfast in homestay at early morning.
6h00: You will transfer to Lao Chai
Visit Tan Uyen and have lunch and enjoy amazing landscapes Tan Uyen with Lu village.
Arrive Lao Chai, coming to this village, your first impression will come from the terraced rice fields spreading across the vast hillside. If you visit Sapa from April to September, you will have chance to enjoy the beauty of golden rice fields. They look like a beautiful landscape painting. In the harvest season, the local people is happiest. It’s the terrace rice combining with the wind, spreading in space which invites tourists come and experience the life of the local people here.
Late afternoon, You will go to Sapa.
Dinner and overnight in Sapa.
Have a breakfast in homestay at early morning.
Transfer to Sapa and the walk starts from Sapa and go through the beautiful gardens and lush pine forests uphill. You will then pass through the Black Hmong tribal village of Matra, a minuscule village hiding way from the town. The walk continues passing rice terraced fields and magnificent landscapes of the Sapa, before lunch is served on the route to Ta Phin Village. At this village, you might be mesmerized about the unmixed cultural life of Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities, 2 largest ethnic groups in the area, which are expressed via great stories told by local elderly. You are also given chances to visit some of traditional houses here before returning to Sapa.
Dinner and overnight Sapa
Have a breakfast in homestay at early morning.
06:30: Pick up you go to Muong Hum - one of the famous tourist destinations in the Northwest that many visitors look forward to come to discover and admire. On the road to Muong Hum you will go through the jungle Y Ty (Amber) with a variety of rare wood and cardamom.
08h00: To Muong Hum, you visit and photographed the Nam Ho hydroelectric dam (Muong Hum). Next, you will be watching and photographing the Light Love Stream (Muong Hum Stream) originated from the ancient Golden Forest.
Have a lunch.
Then, transfer to Thien Sinh, Ngai Thau. At an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level, this is a place where you can easily see the sea of clouds without much effort such as climbing. It's a great chance to take amazing pictures.
Dinner and overnight in homestay

Morning alarm and transfer by private car from Sa Pa to Bac Ha. Arrival after three hours, visit of a local ethnic market in Bac Ha on every Sunday where you can meet the Flower H'mong ethnic people, enjoy the local life. Then visit the Hoang A Tuong Palace. Walk to the local villages of the H'mong flower or Tay ethnic groups.
Overnight in Bac Ha

Have a breakfast in homestay at early morning. Then departure from Bac Ha to visit Can Cau Market on Saturday- where the ethnic selling all animal mostly the buffalo....and the goods, where the mood of the young, is the place of the long-term friends of the meeting.  

Overnight in Bac Ha

Have breakfast in the early morning. 6h00 you will visit Bac Ha market on Sunday and see local people's life. After that, at 9h00 transfer to Xin Man - Hoang Su Phi (Ha Giang), along the journey through the National Heritage rice fields terraces. Hoàng Su Phi is a rural district of Ha Giang province in the northeastern region of Vietnam. Hoang Su Phi is famous for its rice field’s terraces, especially on the road between Hoang Su Phi and Xin Man, where those terraces are classified as a National Heritage by the Vietnamese Government.
Overnight in Hoang Su Phi.

Have breakfast in the homestay in the early morning. 5h30 you will transfer to Phung village in Hoang Su Phi, upland district of Ha Giang, where many ethnic villages live. Among them, Phung village is a place most mentioned for the romantic and peaceful beauty of each season. You will have a chance to hunt the most beautiful pictures of dawn. After that, transfer back to Hoang Su Phi. Lunch in Tan Quang town. Then, you will transfer back to Ha Noi.



  • Accommodation in Homestay (We haven't blocked any room yet) based on double/twin sharing with daily breakfast.
  • All local boat rentals and cycling as mentioned in the program. Cruise on Seat in coach (SIC) junk in Ha Long bay.
  • Transfer from and to the airports by private vehicle with A/C. Transportation by private vehicle with A/C.
  • Local English/French speaking guide(s) in Vietnam.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program. B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program. Mineral Water (01 bottle/pax/day)
  • Insurance during tour in Vietnam


  • Late check out or Early check in
  • Visa fee upon arrival in Vietnam (25 USD for one 1 month or 3 month single entry visa).  
  • Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program.
  • International flight/ Domestic flight tickets and airport taxes.
    All internal/ regional flight tickets in economy class with/without departure tax.
  • Tips & personal expenses. Personal insurance. Any service not clearly mentioned in the program.


3* First Class : 3-Star Hotel

Important Info

PRICE IN USD PER PAX (in a private tour for a group of 2-6 adults)


Cancellation Policy

1. Cancellations must be advised by email / fax

2. The cancellation fees will apply:
  • Cancelation 30 days prior to arrival date: USD 50 per person will be charged.
  • Cancelation from 20 days to 30 days prior to arrival date: 30% of total invoice amount will be charged
  • Cancelation from 10 days to 20 days prior to arrival date: 50% of total invoice amount will be charged
  • Cancelation less than 10 days prior to arrival date or no-show: 100% of total invoice invoice amount will be charged

Refund Policy

If tour participants buy additional services which are not included in their program, the service fee will be charged on spot.
If tours participants cancel some services and / or portion of the tour program at their will during the trip, reimbursements shall not be made for these unused services and /or portions.
If in the course of the trip, an illness or mishap befalls a tour participant that entails extra services and /or medical attention arranged by company, all the related additional costs shall be defrayed by the participant himself or herself on the spot.



Applied for group 11-15 persons