Experience the breathtaking and rugged scenery of the remote province of Ha Giang on an all-inclusive five day guided tour. Stay in local home stays and interact with ethnic minorities from this area. Hike on terraced rice terrain and marvel at the most spectacular panoramic mountain views in Asia.
- Guided trekking tour deep into Ha Giang
- Accommodation in local home-stays
- Private transportation between villages
- Experience the most spectacular panoramic views in Asia
- 5 days
- All year long
- Ha Giang
- Hà Giang
Day 1: Hanoi-Ha Giang
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi around 08:00 am. You will be driven to Ha Giang in a comfortable spacious private vehicle. The drive will take you through stunning rice terraced landscapes and several ethnic minority villages. Keep your eye on the window as you ascend towards Ha Giang. A stop will be made on the beautiful mountain vistas to have lunch. You will arrive in Ha Giang in the late afternoon. Then you are free to roam around town at your pleasure. You will have dinner and stay overnight in a local homestay after a memorable day.
Day 2: Trekking in Ha Giang
You will set off from the homestay and trek to the village Lung Vai (6-8 hours). Along the trek, the beauty of the rice terraces, mountains, and palm forests will reveal themselves to you. As you venture through the wild, rugged landscape, you will meet people from the many different ethnic minority communities, such as Man and Dao. You will stop for a picnic lunch before continuing the journey to the remote village of Khuoi My. You will travel on to Ban Tha village before being picked up and taken to Nam Dam. Your host will serve dinner, and you will stay overnight in a Dzao house.
Day 3: Quan Ba - Dong Van
Today you will take the spectacular road, which leads to Dong Van, a dramatic series of long passes and deep valleys. You will then cross a landscape of pine forests and find yourself at the King of the H’mong’s Palace, a grand fortress built by the local chief, Vuong Chin Duc, who was allied with the French against the Viet Minh. You will stop for lunch in the mountain town of Dong Van. Then you will embark on a 3,5 hours trek to the highest peak of Dong Van for breathtaking panoramic views. You will also have the chance to visit H’Mong, Lo Lo and Giay ethnic villages in this incredible, untouched frontier region. You will drive to Dong Van for dinner and a night in a hotel.
Day 4: Dong Va - Meo Vac - Ha Giang
You will start the day with a delicious, locally prepared breakfast at your hotel. Then you will explore the Dong Van Old Quarter, trekking to Pu Lo fortress, which was built in 1890 and evacuated in 1945 by the French. From here you can enjoy spectacular panormaic views of the entire region. You will climb up 15 km to the top of the Ma Pi Leng Pass, through a gigantic maze of limestone peaks, stone forests, and canyons before descending into the valley of Meo Vac. You will travel back to Ha Giang for dinner and stay overnight in a hotel.
Day 5: Ha Giang- Hanoi
Today you will drive back to Hanoi from Ha Giang, taking a road less traveled. Drive along a windy road aligning a river cutting through the steep valleys. Here you may find the locals are a bit more curious than usual as they will not be used to seeing tourists passing through this route. You will then pay a visit to Duong Lam Ancient Village where you can see hundreds of ancient houses constructed by ethnic minorities . After a short stop for lunch in a local restaurant, you will return to your hotel in Hanoi.
Good to know
- Accommodation at homestays/hotels
- All sightseeing tickets and travel permits
- Breakfast lunch and dinner
- English speaking guide
- Pick up/Drop off
- Private transportation
- other personal expenses
- Personal expenses
- tips and gratuites
- travel insurance