Northwestern Vietnam is known for its mesmerising terraced rice fields, striking mountain ranges, fresh and flavourful cuisine, and unique tribal communities. Starting from Hanoi, explore the multicultural northwest of Vietnam with stays in Mai Chau, Hua Tat, Mu Cang Chai and Sapa. This exclusive 10-day escape – with a fixed departure from Hanoi on 21 September 2018 – offers you a chance to experience the life of different ethnic minority group in the remote mountainous areas around Mai Chau and beyond. Throughout the experience you’ll connect with the local people staying at comfortable homestays and ecolodges within the “Community Based Tourism” network, taste regional delicacies, visit mountain markets and have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to capture the best shots of the terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai and Sapa during the golden harvest. Each day you’ll also discover your surroundings with guided in-depth walking and biking tours, village visits, local meals and more.
Best recommended travelling time is between August and September. You will experience a changing colour from green to golden that marks the start of harvesting period. The 10-Day Golden Harvest will also take you to the local market where they are not only for trading but act as a place for socialising as well.