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Rice Terraced Paddies & Halong Bay

Duration: 10 Days

From: US$ pp

Brief Description

This adventure trip is designed for those who love trekking in scenic landscapes and willing to experience the local life of the hill tribes in Northern Vietnam.

Travel Route:


Arrival in Hanoi → Bac Ha Market → Hoang Su Phi (Ha Giang) → Hanoi → Halong Bay → Departure from Hanoi


Brief Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Hanoi - Bac Ha
Day 4: Bac Ha Market - Hoang Su Phi
Day 5: Hoang Su Phi (Ban Luoc Trek)
Day 6: Hoang Su Phi (Nam Khoa Trek)
Day 7: Hoang Su Phi - Hanoi
Day 8: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 9: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Day 10: Departure from Hanoi

Detailed Itinerary

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Meals: Not available

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi


Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam!
Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, you are welcomed and greeted by the Custom Asia Travel tour guide and taken to your hotel by private transfer. The remainder of the day is relaxing or be on your own discovery.
- Located on the banks of the Red River, Hanoi capital is one of the most ancient cities in the world. Here, visitors are able to find well-preserved colonial buildings, old Buddhist pagodas, and unique museums within the city. The best way to explore its Old Quarter is on foot. This French-colonial city is also known for its delicious cuisines, vibrant nightlife, and souvenir shopping…

Hanoi Capital
Cyclo ride in Hanoi


Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

This day tour to learn about the capital city of Vietnam occupies your whole day with featured sites, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house-on-stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university for the morning.
Your lunch today is served at a restaurant in town with local tastes.
In the afternoon, the tour continues with a visit to one of the following museums (you can pick the one you like): the Ethnology Museum, Army Museum, National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi Hilton prison or Vietnam Women Museum).
Followed by a short walk or a cyclo ride in the Old Quarter.
End the day tour with a traditional Water Puppet show.

Front of HCMC Mausoleum
One Pillar Pagoda


Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay at a local house

Depart from Hanoi at 8:00 a.m. you will travel to Bac Ha District, Lao Cai Province on the HW Noi Bai – Lao Cai. This is the longest highway in Vietnam. The scenic drive from the Red River Delta, through the midland to Lao Cai province, will be a good start for your trip.
Lunch at a local restaurant in Bao Nhai.
The afternoon drive takes you about 20 km uphill to Bac Ha town. On arrival, check-in a local house for the home-stay tonight. After refreshment, set off with your private tour guide to embark on a 1,5-hour trek to a Flower H' mong village nearby (Ban Pho Village).
Dinner tonight at the home-stay.

way to Bac Ha
At Ban Pho


Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay at a local house

This morning, if it is on Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday. There are interesting hill tribe markets that you are able to attend. The hill tribe markets in Bac Ha region are very colorful. Spend about 1.5 hours or 2 hours to stroll around and hunt some good photographs. The markets are alive with the bright colors and extravagant costumes of the highlanders, especially the Flower H'mong. Together with other minorities, they come from different villages at the surroundings to the markets to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and livestock. It is more common to see buffalo, cows, horses and other livestock being traded. After the market, make your way to Coc Pai town for lunch. Thence keep driving to Hoang Su Phi for the late afternoon scenic terraced field trek to Ban Luoc stilt-house village of the Tay ethnic people - Another home-stay for tonight.

Vender in Bac Ha Market
Hoang Su Phi Terraces


Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay at a local house/ eco-lodge

This morning, after breakfast at the family, you will trek the scenic dirt trail up and down the terraced fields in Ban Luoc area. This area is one of the highlighted landscapes in Hoang Su Phi. The fields look best at the yellow season (in the early half of October). After 2.5 hours, you will get back to the bigger road where you will get the car transfer to the nearby town for lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, drive down to Thong Nguyen Commune for another up-hill trek to Nam Hong village. The trek takes almost 2 hours.
Check-in your accommodation, dinner and stay overnight.

Hoang Su Phi
Trek in Hoang Su Phi


Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay at a local house/ Bungalow

The breakfast is served at the home-stay. Bid farewell to the family and get ready for the whole day trek to admire the amazing rice terraces in Nam Khoa commune. The trek is moderate but there are some small challenges at times. It is about 6 - 7 hours. Picnic lunch is prepared at a local house on the way. Late in the afternoon, arrive at your last home-stay of the trip to Nam Hong village. This village is of the Red Yao ethnic minority people. Check-in and rest.

The Red Yao
Trekking in Hoang Su Phi


Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Take your time to enjoy breakfast and chill out a bit this morning.
At 9:00 a.m. pack up and bid farewell to the host family for a long drive back to Hanoi
Lunch is on the way.
Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi after 7 hours on the road. The remainder of the day is on your own discovery in Hanoi or just relax at the hotel.

Driving trip
Rice terraces


Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on boat

Halong Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands. Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, the bay is a "must-see" place for any visitor to Vietnam, especially an overnight trip on a deluxe boat.
Take the morning transfer to Halong Bay pier.
Around noon - Board your boat and start the cruising itinerary with lunch and dinner aboard.
Some interesting activities are available include kayaking, swimming, sunbathing on the sun deck.
Overnight at an en-suite cabin on the boat.

Halong Bay
Halong at dawn


Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

This morning get up early this morning for some fresh air on the open deck and join the Tai-chi class for some gentle moves if you wish. Otherwise, you are able to remain in your cabin until breakfast time. After breakfast, the crew will pull up the anchor, start the engine again for more cruising to other parts of the bay. After visiting a big limestone cave, the boat is gently heading back to the pier. The early lunch (Brunch) will be served aboard. Around noon, you are ferried in and take the afternoon drive back to Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel in the afternoon. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or doing your last shopping in Hanoi's Old Quarter.

Kayaking in Halong
indochine cruise deck


Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Not available

Today is your last day. It depends on your departure flight time, you may have to rush in the morning or just free at leisure or do some last shopping until get transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Goodbye Vietnam!
End of your Vietnam adventures.

Hanoi Old Quarter
vietnam airlines



  • Private air-conditioned vehicle transfers during the tour

  • Accommodation based on twin-shared/ double basis with daily breakfast

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary each day

  • Private English Speaking tour guides

  • Local way leader (on trekking day when needed)

  • Cruise package in Halong Bay

  • Entrance tickets at indicated sites

  • Bottled water on the vehicle


  • Surcharge in peak season (Tet holiday, Christmas, national holiday)

  • Any international flights

  • Travel insurance 

  • Drinks and other meals

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Banking fee(if any)

  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly in the inclusion part

  • Visa arrangement

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