The rice growing season
Vietnam has long been an agricultural society, and rice fields present throughout the country, from top to toe. Among these, the most breathtaking are the rice terraces, which lie to the northern part of the country.
For many hundreds of years, the local tribal people have carved into the hills and mountains a jaw-dropping scene: The rice terraces, stretching from one hillside to the next. Some people reckon this as the 8th wonder of the world.
And so, Momentlives intend to share with you this unique beauty on “The rice growing season” – a photo tour aiming to reveal this wonder to your camera lens.
We arrive at the beginning of a rice reason, when water fills up the hillsides. Bunches of local are uprooting the seedlings, carrying them to the fields, where some others are walking behind their buffaloes to plough. Although the rice terraces are privately owned, people tend to help each other out by working in a large group to accomplish one field before moving to the next. So many activities displayed before your camera, promising some great photos to depict this unique beauty of northern Vietnam.
Join us, as we bring you to photograph the wonder of this agriculture tradition!
Day 1 (May 20)
This morning meet your photography tour escort and your group. Travel to Nghia Lo (Yen Bai province). Nghia Lo is the gate opening up to the rice bowl of Yen Bai (L/D).
Day 2, 3.
Travel from Nghia Lo to Mu Cang Chai. Our drive is surrounded by rice fields and the further we go up hill, the more rice terraces are seen. We will have some stops today and venture into hidden corners where we spend ample amount of time to capture the beauty of landscape and the activities of the local as they begin the rice crop.
Our photo tour will get the whole region from Nghia Lo to Mu Cang Chai explored well. Among the highlights, we will spend time with a local family and stay in their traditional home, enjoy the traditional food (B/L/D).
Our journey goes further up north, as more amazing scenes opens up in front of our eyes. Today’s photography collection, apart from more jaw-dropping scenes of the mountains and the rice terraces, are photos of large tea plantations lying along the mountain ranges. Capture the local ladies, in their conical hats, picking up tea leaves (B/L/D)
Day 5 (May 24)
Drive on Hoang Lien, one of the 4 highest passes of northern Vietnam. Pass by famous Sapa for lunch before making our way to the highway connecting Lao Cai and Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi in late afternoon. Services end (B/L/D).
• English photography guide
• Air-con private car/driver
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
• Water, soft drinks & biscuit during transfers
• All entry fees/permission
• Tip for driver
• Personal expenses (laundry, phones, tips)
• Items not listed in the Inclusions