Cultural encounters

Day-hike through rice terraces to different ethnic minority communities

Meet friendly faces from our nearby Red Dzao and Blue H’mong communities as you hike through picturesque landscapes of fertile farmland, traditional villages and rice paddies.

From 2 people: 47$ / person

Trip Type: Active | Activity Level: Moderate | Service Level: Standard

Product code:  SRV4


  • Hiking through the iconic terraced rice fields of northern Vietnam

  • Meeting members of the Red Dzao and Blue H’mong tribes

  • Supporting sustainable tourism initiatives

This tour is perfect for

  • Dusting off those old hiking shoes and getting back into nature

  • Cultural encounters

  • Families with children of all ages, couples, and groups of friends


Topas Riverside Lodge - Nam Cang Village - Nam Than 1 - Nam Nhiu Village - Topas Riverside Lodge

The hike takes you through some of the most picturesque rice terraces in all of Vietnam and down dirt trails dotted with bamboo huts used by local farmers as a temporary lodge during the planting and harvest seasons.

Leave Topas Riverside Lodge and walk down Nam Cang’s streets, where you’re likely to see Red Dao women sitting sewing outdoors and children leaving for school. The H’mong people are known for building their villages at the top of mountains, and you will notice the road start its incline. As the climb gets steeper, scenes of rolling farmland bursting with rice, corn, and wheat will start to emerge. Stop at a Blue H’mong home and learn about how farming, hunting, dying hemp, and batik design are intertwined with people’s daily lives.

Continue on to Nam Nhiu village, where you will quickly recognize the attributes of the Red Dao people you met in Nam Cang – the beautifully embroidered outfits, red handkerchiefs, and shaved eyebrows. You’ll notice how the houses have changed from mountain huts to large wooden dwellings as you sit down for lunch with a local family.

End the trek passing cornfields and more rice terraces as you return to Nam Cang Village and back home to Topas Riverside Lodge to relax.

Included Meals: Lunch

Distance and Activities:  12 – 14 km rice terrace hike

Tour Inclusions

  • All entrance tickets and tour fees to local villages and Hoang Lien National Park
  • 1 x bilingual (ENG and VN) speaking local tour guide 
  • Lunch at Nam Nhiu Village
  • Government Value Added Tax

Tour Exclusions

  • Drinks other than water 
  • Personal travel items (Please visit our Vietnam weather page for more information)

Important Notes

  • Price based on minimum group size of 2 people, supplement applied for solo traveler
  • Prices calculated with Value Added Tax

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