Vietnam Photo Tour with Mr.Goran Skogsmo

  • Travel Date: 09/09/2017
  • Travel Style: Vietnam Photo Tour

Vietnam Photo Tour – Blazing The Rice Fields

Dear Lam,

Sorry about the late answer but my hard disc crashed and I have just replaced it. About the tours you offer, I will certainly consider your company if we choose to go to the area again. We are very happy with the tour we did. It may take a couple of years until we go back to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia because we have some other travel plans for the next few years.

Keep in touch and best regards from me and my wife.


Tour Name: Blazing the rice fields
Travel date: 09/09/17 – 18/09/17
Travel style: Vietnam photo tour

Here are some photo of the trip taken by our driver Khuc Son


Day 1: 09/09/17. Hanoi – Mai Chau – Mai Hich ( B/-/D)
Early departure to Mai Chau, a little mountain village nestled in a superb valley of rice paddies, belonging to the White Thai Community.

Stroll to discover the surrounding White Thai villages. The traditional dance (included for group from 10 persons) show is the perfect occasion to taste the “Can”, a rice wine made of fermented sticky rice.

Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation: house on Stilt of White Thai Peoples.

Day 2: 10/09/17. Mai Hich – Mai Chau – Tu Le (B/-/-)
Breakfast with a view of the surrounding rice paddies. We head to Moc Chau and visit the Muong tribe’s local market. Then we take a scenic road and cross the river on a boat to reach Nghia Lo then Tu Le.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Local hotel.

Day 3: 11/09/17. A day in Charming Tu Le. Special edition for the Photo Tours (B/-/-)
Wake up in the early morning to have breakfast then heading to Khau Pha Pass to welcome the first sun rays in the the Valley. After spending 1h30 overhear we will go down to Lim Mong Village where we will have a chance to meet local White Thai and H’Mong who have been settled for centuries.

Heading back to hotel for lunch and relax and reload all of your pictures, free the memory card.

Back to Khau Pha hill at 3h30 pm to witness the spectacular down in the mountain and awaiting for the chance to take pictures of H’Mong farmer on their way back home or mingle with the H’Mong children.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Local hotel

Day 4: 12/09/17. Tu Le – La Pan Tan – Che Cu Nha – Mu Cang Chai (B/-/D)
Breakfast at hotel then heading back Khau Pha pass before reaching the mountain road to La Pan Tan, a beautiful H’Mong village where you take thousands of pictures of rice terraces. After lunch break, keep driving along the road and stop where you wish to take pictures of Rice terraces. Stop at Che Cu Nha to wait for the Down to record the last space of your memory before heading to Mu Cang Chai.

Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation: Simple house on stilt.

Day 5: 13/09/17. Mu Cang Chai – Sapa (B/-/-)
Departure at 8h30 in the morning, today you will pass beautiful country road of rice paddies and tea plantation. If you wish, we could make a stop to visit a tea factory and upon your request lunch would be picnic lunch or in the local restaurant.

In the afternoon we will arrive at Tram Ton Pass, the highest one in Vietnam where you sometimes could view the rainbow and the afternoon sun on this pass.

Arrive at Sapa, check-in at hotel and relax for the next interesting day.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sunny Moutain Sapa, 01 DBL Garden View

Day 6: 14/09/17. Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B/-/-)
This is a big day for you, get ready with free memory card, waking up early then heading down to Muong Hoa Valley. Along the road stop to take pictures at Y Linh Ho village then keep moving to Lao Chai where you will start your trek. We have a special photograph road researched for you where you could meet H’Mong people and Zay peoples in Ta Van village.

Back to the town for lunch and relax. Get ready at 15h00 for the beautiful pictures along the main road of Muong Hoa Valley.

Tour ends only when the sun gets down. Overnight in hotel in homestay in Tavan Village as your choice.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sunny Moutain Sapa, 01 DBL Garden View

Day 7: 15/09/17. Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Ma Tra – Ta Phin – Drive to Y Ty (B/-/D)
This morning we will discover the valley of Cat Cat and Sin Chai. Back to the town, relax and get ready for the tour to Ma Tra – Ta Phin in the afternoon.

Drive to Y Ty Market via Ban Khoang village to Muong Hum then keep driving from Den Thang to Y Ty for overnight and wait for the morning Saturday Y Ty Market.

You could also stop on the road for photo to finish your battery and make your 500th photos of the day!

Meals: breakfast & dinner
Accommodation: homestay in Muong Hum or Y Ty – Basic Condition with commont room and sharing bathroom

Day 8: 16/09/17 | Saturday. Y Ty Market – Drive to Bac Ha (B/-/-)
08:00AM. Y Ty Saturday Market is well-known by travelers as one of the colorful market of the hill tribes in the North of Vietnam. As travelers are amazed at colours of Ha Nhi girls and women wearing big wigs round their heads, Hmong people with their traditional skirts or the colorful peacock scarf on the head of Dzao women.

Produce brought to market are agricultural products made at home and handmade brocades, more specifically discover the beauty of earth houses considered the best in Lao Chai communes.

As a peaceful valley, Y Ty is beautiful with clouds, mountains, jungle, terraced rice fields or the dirt walled houses belonging to Ha Nhi ethnic group. You could also make a visit to Ha Nhi Village on the footage of the Market to the wonderful view of the rice paddies.

Y Ty lands deep in the mountains, surrounded by sheer mountains, all year round covered by dense white clouds, located at the altitude of 2000 metres above the sea level, leaning agains the Nhiu Co San peak of 2700 m high rarely see the sun shine all day, the town is nestled by the mountain, on the winding dirt road. So on we are sure that on the way back to Lao Cai you would make dozen stops for breathtaking scenery.

Back to Lao Cai and join the road to Bac Ha. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel and free time at easy

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Hotel Cong Phu in Bac Ha

Day 9: 17/09/17 | Sunday.  Bac Ha Market – Trekking – Boat Trip on Chay River – Hanoi
Breakfast at hotel and time to visit the colorful market of hill tribe people such as Flower Hmong, Phu La and Dao Tuyen gathering here to exchange goods.

10:00Am, we drive to Trung Do or Coc Ly (deppends on water level on the river) to take the boat trip downstream Chay river and take an easy walk to Trung Do Village – inhabited by Tay minority.

From the village we go by boat up the Chay River for 1.5 hours, where we experience the magnificent sight of the beautiful caves, the Raining waterfall. The boat ends at Bao Nhai and time for lunch.

Drive back to Lao Cai to visit Tran Hung Dao temple, the century banian tree, the 12 zodiac-signs park, and the Chinese Vietnamese borderline and drive back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi at 18:00PM

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Lucky 2 hotel (own arrangement)

Day 10: 18/09/17. Hanoi – Departure
08:30AM. Pick-up and transfer to airport.
Flight: VN931. Hanoi – Luang Prabang: 11.40-13:00

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