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Ha Giang deep exploration 5 days

Ha Giang deep exploration 5 days
A fantastic journey into this mountainous region. Encounter fascinating hilltribes, be captivated by the pristine landscapes and gain an understand of the intense relationship between these people and this land. If you are ready to discover an incredible corner of Asia, bring your camera and your sense of adventure and join us on this tour.
It is here in Dong Van area, amid the towering hills, that you will discover one of the most diverse stretches of the north. In one day you'll rub shoulders with vendors from several area hilltribes as they trade their wares at the market, step back in time at the palace of a former H'mong king and see traces of Chinese influence in Pho Bang where the local houses reflect old Chinese style. A truly memorable part of your tour.
Scenic beauty coupled with diverse cultures, our tour is a sensational journey into one of the country's most remote regions.

Day 1: Hanoi – Tuyen Quang – Quan Ba (L, D)
You will be met up with team at gathering point in Hanoi (The Opera House) and depart to Ha Giang via Tuyen Quang province.

11h: We arrive in Tuyen Quang city to have lunch in restaurant. After lunch, we continue our drive towards Dong Van stone plateau that was recognized to be the World Heritage – the Geography Park.

In the afternoon, we will come to Tam Son town and take a walk up to the observatory to enjoy Twin Mountain (Fairy Bosom) sightseeing – the unique special formation made by nature.

Late afternoon, we arrive in Nam Dam village which offers a very much valuable setting for tourism, including traditional rural villages, a relaxing atmosphere, traditionally dressed ethnic minority people, the typical karst landscape of the Dong Van Geopark, mountains, and paddy fields.

After checking in home-stay, you can join or behold the way local host make your meal. Then we have dinner together.

In the evening, there is an option for you to enjoy Dao musical-cultural performance in home-stay (fee on your own). Overnight in home-stay.

Day 2: Palace of Hmong King – Dong Van (B,L,D)
Walk around Nam Dam village with a local guide. Visit the Dear Water Fall in forested area, walk through a landscape by paddy fields, hills, and the famous Dong Van Geopark karst Stones to a view point overlooking vast Lung Tam/Can Ty valley. In Nam Dam, decide between two options to continue to Tam Son: a beautiful panoramic hill route (1,5h) or the straight route (40min) along Nam Dam lake and the Fairy Bosom Mountain.

After trekking tour, we come back village to have lunch and take a rest for a while.

Early afternoon we continue our road trip to Dong Van plateau of Stone. A stop will be made en route for visiting the residence of the Vuong family, still called “Palace of Hmong King” – the unique architecture’s still remained over 100 years within Plateau of Stone.

17h30: We will arrive in Dong Van old town, then we check into a homestay (a lovely H’Mong traditional house with tourist services) and have dinner.

After dinner, you will enjoy the night life there by walking peacefully on hung-lantern old street.

Day 3: Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Lung Cu – Lung Cam – Yen Minh (B,L,D)
After breakfast, spend time seeing how ethnic minority in Ha Giang communicate and exchange in Dong Van market. Some unique ethnic cultures are exposed there.

10h00: Start into the most beautiful distance of the trip. It is Ma Pi Leng pass connecting Dong Van and Meo Vac. Dong Van and Meo Vac - the highest frontier points of Vietnam Nation bordering with China, restricted area in the past but lately opening to welcome adventure visitors. Terrain of rugger Stone mountains high and sharp, the local people had spent 6 years to construct 20km of road and especially the workers had to hang themselves to work on the rugger Stone cliffs during 11 months and finally the road was completed and those workers named this thread road is The Road of Happiness. Ma Pi Leng means kneed-horse pass - this means the pass is so high that all horses passing have to bend their knees to rest by being exhausted.

We come back to Dong Van to have lunch.

13h00: We depart to visit Lung Cu – the North Pole of Vietnam where you can see the beautiful paranomic village landscape down there. You will have time to take a walk to Lo Lo Chai village to see local life and houses.

15h30: Get on van to come to the authentic Lung Cam village where H’mong, Lo Lo Chai, Han ethnic people living. The wild and beautiful life there inspired Vietnamese filmmakers to do famous movie “The Pao’s story”.

18h00: Arrive to Yen Minh town, check in hotel and have dinner.

Day 4: Yen Minh - Quan Ba - Hoang Su Phi (B,L,D)
After breakfast depart for Lung Tam while enjoying the breathtaking landscapes of Yen Minh Pass. Arrive at Lung Tam commune which is set amongst perfect surrounding nature before visiting the workshop of Ms. Mai who gathered over 100 Hmong and Zao women in difficulties and helped them to learn traditional weaving and embroidery for better living.

Continue the drive over stunning Quan Ba Pass which offers the fascinating scenery en route visit another village of the Hmong people. Arrive in Ha Giang at noon and stop for lunch break.

Enjoy an hour walk to explore the Me village which situated around a large valley near Ha Giang before transferring 105km to Quang Vinh town let of Hoang Su Phi district. Contrasting to the rocky land of Meo Vac, Dong Van and Yen Minh, Hoang Su Phi district and its neighboring Xin Man district have very different scenery. Lying on the top of the Chay River Massif, these two districts are covered by lush and green forest, tea farms and possess the most impressive terraced rice fields in Vietnam. The road winds its way on high mountain sides and offers beautiful landscapes.
Arrive at your hotel in late afternoon, check in hotel and enjoy dinner.
Overnight at Pan Hou Lodge in Hoang Su Phi.

Day 5: Hoang Su Phi - Hanoi (B,L)
Breakfast in the lodge before the return drive to Hanoi. Enroute back to the capital enjoy a typical Vietnamese lunch in a local restaurant. Arrive back in Hanoi late afternoon.


Tour includes
  • Accommodation with daily breakfasts
  • Other meals as the itinerary
  • Airfares Hanoi - Dien Bien - Hanoi
  • Tours and excursions as described in the program
  • Local English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees and permits where applicable during guided time
Tour does not include
  • Pre & post trip arrangements
  • Entrance fees and permits during free time
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Food & drinks not mentioned within the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Other services not clearly described in the program

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