Half day tour Red Dzao Culture

Lech Dao village is located in the hilly mountains of Thanh Kim Commune, inhabited by Red Dao people. This half-day walk offers you a chance to meet local people, visit their homes and learn about Red Dao culture. Enjoy the magnificent view of rice valley and take some great photos of the landscape.

Reference: SWHB | Approx: 2.5 – 3 hours walking | Grade: Easy –  6.7km


What to expect?

The walk commences from Topas Ecolodge on a quiet road with a great view of the rice terrace below. You then take a slightly ascent to Lech village. You will visit a local house, meet the friendly Red Dao hosts and experience their daily way of life. The Red Dao women got their hair and eyes brows shaved like their ancestors and wear very colorful customs. They are famous for beautiful handmade embroidery and basket weaving.

Later you may visit the village’s school and will learn about education and school system in the Northern Mountains of Vietnam. On the way back to Topas Ecolodge, you will walk on small trails passing rice terraces and cross a suspension bridge. Your guide will explain the interesting cultivating culture of the local farmers.

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Our Recommendation

This tour is suitable for guests who want to meet the local people and a village without spending much time and who are not capable of long walks.


  • English speaking guide
  • Water and fruit
  • Entrance fees


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

*Note: The excursion is based on sharing a group of minimum 2 and maximum 10 travelers

What to wear and bring: It is recommended to wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, trekking shoes, and to bring insect repellent, sunglasses, sun hat, and sunscreen.
  • Please note that during the tour, you may be followed by ethnic women who are eager to sell their handcrafted items. They may follow you throughout your journey. If you are not interested in purchasing, just decline nicely. We are very sorry for this inconvenience.
  • As described on the program, you will visit a local house, and interact with local people. However, during the seasonal days, they all may not be at home but work in the fields, this experience may be lacking.
  • Visiting a local school is also subject to availability of the school calendar.