Tour With Tea & Tribes

For a chance to learn firsthand about the fascinating culture of the Red Dao tribe come and join us on our guided cultural tea tour. Explore the breathtaking beauty of northern Vietnam and discover the ancient secrets of the Che Shan Tuyet tea trees. Whether you are a long time tea enthusiast or just a curious traveler looking to learn about the tribal way of life this is the perfect adventure for you.

The tour starts from just outside Ha Giang city and a full description can be found below.



Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Leave from Tea House of the BaiYou Tribe (Google maps link below) travelling on the back of a motorbike driven by your local guides. You will be taken to the Lung Tao village situated high up on the Tay Con Linh Mountain.

Here you will leave the motorbikes and take a short trek through the village to the family home that will be your home stay. You will have a home cooked lunch with the family and enjoy some fresh tea.

After lunch you will trek up into the mountain to see the ancient Shan tea trees and the wild cinnamon. From here you can enjoy the magnificent views of the valley below and learn from your guides about the fascinating history of the tea trees.

Following this you will come back down to the village and relax in the family home as dinner is prepared. The evening will be spent with the locals and you will sleep in the home stay house.

Day 2

You will start the second day by having breakfast at the home stay. From there you will make your way through the village to meet and observe local artisans. This will include the traditional process of making the various kinds of tea. Also you will be able to see the locals handcrafting a variety of different things such as jewelry, clothing and even paper.

Towards afternoon you will be taken to see some of the surrounding area including stunning waterfalls and elegant rice terraces. A picnic lunch will be provided so you can have your meal while enjoying the spectacular landscape.

After this you will return to the village and make your way back to the motorbikes. You will then return to the tea house and should arrive around 5pm.


Price: $130USD per person

Duration: 2 days

Max. tour group size: 5 people

To make a booking please contact us via email:
herbaltea.vietnam@gmail.com

Tea House of BaiYou Tribe: Click

15 comments:

  1. This experience was once in a lifetime! The village is was incredibly authentic and I got to drink the best tea I have ever had. The village was deep in Ha Giang and we got to stay with the Red Yao tribe. On the way there you are surrounded by towering rice terraces and immaculate waterfalls. The meal they prepared was absolutely divine, and the hospitality we experienced was unforgettable. We got to go to the ancient tea trees and pick Shan (mountain) tea then drink it. The taste was amazing as it was so natural and organic tasting. All in all, if you want to escape tourist crowds and experience a different culture this is the place to come.

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  2. This experience was once in a lifetime! The village is was incredibly authentic and I got to drink the best tea I have ever had. The village was deep in Ha Giang and we got to stay with the Red Yao tribe. On the way there you are surrounded by towering rice terraces and immaculate waterfalls. The meal they prepared was absolutely divine, and the hospitality we experienced was unforgettable. We got to go to the ancient tea trees and pick Shan (mountain) tea then drink it. The taste was amazing as it was so natural and organic tasting. All in all, if you want to escape tourist crowds and experience a different culture this is the place to come.

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  3. A truly authentic experience, one of the most unique experiences I have had since being in Vietnam. I was able to see the spectacular local scenery, drink tea with the locals, learn about the history of tea in the area and pick tea from ancient trees in the mountains. A great experience I will never forget.

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  4. We were warmly welcomed by the villagers into their home and had a fantastic time with them, drinking tea and learning about their lives. They even dressed us up in their traditional costumes. We felt very privileged to have such a special insight into their way of life.

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  5. During a trip up the mountain you will find yourself in the beautiful countryside of Ha Giangs hills. The breathtaking landscape and the friendly locals will welcome you cordially. They are pleased to spread theire knowledge about tea from the last hundred's of years. This is a place to dive into the culture and learn about life and tea in traditional way.

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  6. This place is perfect to discover the different sort of tea and the way it is producted.

    Shan has a lot of knowledge to share, and it was a so great experience to spend time with the local people and the tribe.

    The countryside around is awesome, and of course the tea has an exceptionel tasting.

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  7. Located 17km south of Ha Giang City, Lung Tao is a village of Red Yao people whose lives revolve around picking tea. Their wooden stilt homes are surrounded by tea trees, which some lucky visitors are able to help pick! The tea is the freshest I’ve ever tasted...I’m told it’s a form of green tea and contains many medicinal benefits. The taste was clean, smooth and fresh- a subtle deliciousness!

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  8. During the time that we spent in Ha Giang, we were lucky enough to be brought up the mountain through Cao Bo village by the proprietor of the Baiyue Tea House. Once up in the village, we hiked through fields and streams and arrived at a beautiful, private waterfall. After taking a swim, we continued our hike until we emerged among the middle of the terraced rice paddies along the edge of the mountain. Gazing down into the valley below was breathtaking, and the exact type of experience we were looking for in Northern Vietnam!

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  9. Nestled against the Chinese border the northern province of Ha Giang is a spectacular mountainous landscape. I was fortunate enough to be invited to one of the Red Dao (a local ethnic minority tribe) villages to learn about the history of the wild tea trees in the area. I was stunned to discover that some of the trees that are still harvested today are as old as 1000 years. The people were so lovely and inviting and even took me for a swim at the local waterfall. From the fascinating tea culture to the magnificent views, the whole experience was simply incredible.

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  10. This was a great trip, I really enjoyed the bike ride into the mountains, no other travelers in sight. The village was beautiful with a great view of the valley. They have a fish pond as a front yard! Then we took a hike up through the woods to the old tea trees higher up the mountain, such a good hike! We learned to pick tea, and mane it into tea when we got back to the house. The dinner was excellent, and there is a great waterfall where we could swim. I really enjoyed it all.

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  11. The ride up the mountain to Lúng Táo may be the most breath taking motorbike ride I've ever been on, worldwide. Stopping along the way for one kind interactions with local villagers did not disappoint. Rolling through the terraced rice fields learning first hand the process of making rice paper and refining harvested cinnamon to a couple. Upon arrival we were escorted through a "maze of green" and found ourselves on top of the world nestled in a Shan tea tree. After learning how to pick the leaves and eating a couple (hehe) we got we able to sip some of the freshest tea in the world. All in all, this whole experience was unique and incredible. A must do in the Ha Giang district.

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  12. This was an amazing experience. The scenery is second to none and the people are very friendly. The culture is extremely rich and you will be hard pressed to experience something like this anywhere else.

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  13. Mr. Shan Trieu and his team are the most welcoming and amazing hosts I've had on my travels. If you stay here there is lots of downtime, but that can be put to good use by renting a motorbike and exploring some of the local villages, or taking a day trip to one of the waterfalls the region is famous for. The tea picking is very cool. We had a great time meeting Hmong villagers, one of whom invited us into his home for an impromptu tea ceremony.

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  14. Thăm làng trà là một trải nghiệm khó quên trong đời

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