7-Day Pan Hou Rice Terraces, Dong Van Geopark & Ba Be Lake

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: 7 Days

English, French, German, Spanish, Russian

tour highlights

  • Travel over high mountain passes and spectacular valleys
  • Take in the breathtaking scenery of the beautiful valley and stunning terraced fields
  • Be immersed in the hill-tribe culture and stay in homestay hosted by the local minority

tour details

Visit Vietnam’s northernmost province of Ha Giang which offers some of the most striking sceneries and be stunned by the rock formations and bizarre landscape at Dong Van rock plateau, a UNESCO World Geopark. Other highlights of the tour include the home-stay in Ba Be National Park and kayaking on Ba Be Lake. The best time to visit is during rice harvest season in late September and early October or in May when farmers water the fields for new crop or October to December when Tam Giac Mach (Fagopyrum esculentum) fields are in full blossom.

Why choose this tour?

Escape to Vietnam’s northernmost province of Ha Giang and be amazed by the cascading views of rice fields, surrounded by hidden villages, vegetation, mountains and open land. Hike hidden paths of the picturesque valley with ever-changing scenery for a nature retreat like no other. 

customise the tour

You can combine this with tours to Mai Chau Valley and Pu Luong Nature Reserve for more experience of the tribal life and picturesque scenery. We also have modules in central and southern Vietnam for longer active holidays and diversified landscapes. Most of the tours can be customized to suit individual interests and schedules.


  • Accommodation in shared twin room with air conditioning (AC) and private bathroom at hotels as mentioned
  • Homestay at villages with simple accommodation as mentioned
  • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
  • Transfers and tours with local English-speaking guides in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Permits to the border areas in Ha Giang and Cao Bang Provinces
  • All entrance fees and boat fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Drinking water and cold towels available on the vehicles


  • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
  • International airfare to/from Vietnam (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Surcharges for night-time services, especially applied for transfers with arrivals after 23:00 hours and arrivals or departures before 06:00 hours.
  • Surcharges for Lunar New Year (TET) holiday
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • Visa application and visa stamp fees at Vietnamese embassies overseas and/ or upon arrival (Please note that a visa is compulsory for most nationalities.)
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme
Tour code: HANDHFT7

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