Full day experience the Red Dao culture & lifestyle

The tour offers you a chance to experience Red Dao culture, enjoy their foods as well as meet a shaman who can tell you more about your horoscope.

Join-in Tour Price: From $54/person
(Minimum of 2 people needed to reserve)

Meal: Lunch | Approx: Grade: Easy/ 4-5 hours tour

Product code: PRV5/SRV5

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From Topas Riverside Lodge you will dress up in Red Dao traditional costume that is very colorful and well made by Red Dao women. You will then walk together with Mrs. Pu to visit her home, where you will be welcomed by having a cup of herbal tea and learning about how she makes embroidery clothes.

You will then go to the garden to collect vegetables for preparing lunch. You can find many different herbs, vegetables, bamboo sprouts, or banana flowers…depending on the season.

You will experience how to make some special Red Dao dishes such as: Banana flower salad; fried bamboo sprouts with garlic; smoked pork cooked with vegetable and cardamom; or homegrown chicken cooked with ginger; sour meat with herbs.

You will enjoy lunch with Ms. Pu’s family and drink some homemade rice wine.

After lunch, you will visit a nearby family where you will meet Mr. Van – a famous shaman of the village. Here you will listen about how he has become a shaman and how he has learned Mandarin which makes him able to read and write the old shaman book. He will be able to tell you more about your destiny, and future.

You will then go back to Topas Riverside Lodge after an interesting day of the experience.



  • English speaking guide
  • All needed transport
  • Entrance fees
  • (Lunch on full day tour)


  • Personal pocket money
  • Drinks and Beverage
  • Insurance
  • All other services not indicated above

Note: Group tour is available for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 people

The following experiences come with a knowledgeable and bilingual local guide to help you safely go deeper into the wild terrain and communicate more effectively with the ethnic minority communities surrounding Topas Riverside Lodge. To reserve any of these tours, please enquire with our receptionist on the ground floor. It’s recommended to book in advance as last-minute arrangements are subject to availability.