This 3-day trekking adventure to Hoang Su Phi brings you to the untouch beauty of Thong Nguyen commune which is inhabited by the Dao ethnic minority group. The trek is moderate and the scenery is diversified including mountains, tea plantations, terraced rice fields and forests. Accomodation is at the Dao home overlooking these spectacular landscapes.
Since this is an adventure tour aimed at providing an authentic Vietnamese countryside experience, you might get the impression that the homestay is quite rudimentary in terms of facilities. But it is nonetheless comfortable and this Spartan living condition is a part of experience.
Day 1: Hanoi – Hoang Su Phi (L / D)
Our tour guide will pick you up at 8:00 A.M from your hotel in Hanoi and take you along Route 2 heading northeast towards Ha Giang. On the way, we will pass through many scenic spots such as Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc) and Tuyen Quang. When we reach Tuyen Quang city, we will go along Lo river as the roadside is embellished with grapefruit, tangerine, and orange plantations throughout Viet Quang town.
Here, we will enjoy a local have lunch from a street vendor before navigating into small roads that meander through the hilly terrain, and finally reaching a homestay run by a local Dzao family by mid-afternoon. Here, you’ll have free time to explore the fresh and restful village atmosphere, or simply spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying a local dinner by the gracious Dzao host.
Day 2: Whole day hiking at Hoang Su Phi (B / L / D)
After waking up and enjoying a home-cooked breakfast, we will set out on a 6-7 hours walk to explore villages situated on high altitude in the mountains around Thong Nguyen. It takes us about half an hour before immersing into upland spaces of lush forests, tea plantations, terraced rice fields, and majestic mountain slopes. During our walk, we will encounter lots of ingenious people along the way and stop for lunch with another local family.
We will arrive back at the homestay in the mid- afternoon. Then it will be free time before dinner and overnight stay at the local family.
Day 3: Hoang Su Phi – Hanoi (B / L)
On the last day of the tour, we have the last breakfast with the host family, then we head back to the car and return to Hanoi. There will be a stop for a break and lunchtime on the way. You will be back to your hotel safely in the early evening. It’s time to say goodbye to our tour guide, driver, and your group.