Ha Giang, the province’s landscape is spectacular, with its many high rocky summits, its striking limestone formations and its numerous springs. It is a relatively unpopulated area of Vietnam due to its challenging topography, which makes it an ideal base for trekking tours.
Counting about a thousand species of herbal plants, bamboos and many species of trees, the primary forest is as pretty as a postcard with its cascading streams, waterfalls and pools. It also shelters abundant wildlife, and patient observers may be rewarded by an encounter with a pangolin or a specimen of the 16 species of reptiles or 36 species of amphibians known to live in the area, to name but a few inhabitants.
Day 1 Hanoi – Ha Giang (L, D)
Today morning you will be picked up by our guide and driver, and then we will depart from Hanoi to Ha Giang. The drive to Ha Giang takes around 7 hours but is some of the most breathtaking in Vietnam. On the way we will stopover at some places to visit small villages and take photos. After the long drive, we will take a short walk around Ha Giang to visit a Tay and Nung village, set in a picturesque valley near town. Tonight we will overnight in Ha Giang.
Accommodation: Truong Xuan Resort
Day 2. Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Dong Van (B, L, D)
Site visited: Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Former H’mong King’s palace, Dong Van.
In the morning we will drive to Quan Ba district, on the way we will stop in Quan Ba to visit the Bo Y minority village, this area is wonderful weather around year. We will have lunch in Yen Minh town and take rest for an hour then we will continue the trip to Sa Phin village to visit the Former H’Mong King’s Palace. We will arrive Dong Van district in the late afternoon, take rest and walking around the ancient town of Dong Van, having dinner in the town. Tonight we will overnight in Dong Van town.
Accommodation: Hotel in Dong Van town
Day 3 Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Meo Vac – Ba Be Lake (B, L, D)
Site visited: Ma Pi Leng pass, Meo Vac, Pac Ngoi village
If today falls on Sunday we will have chance to visit Dong Van ethnic market, where all kinds of goods and multi-colored clothes can be purchased. The people here still remain their traditional life of remote minority tribes. After hang around the Sunday market we will drive from Dong Van along the Nho Que River and go through Ma Pi Leng pass which is considered as the most beautiful pass in Vietnam. We will arrive in Meo Vac after two hours later. Have a short rest before drives to Ba Be Lake. Tonight we will have dinner and enjoy beer time in home stay, enjoy the nice river view and overnight at homestay in Pac Ngoi village.
Accommodation: Home stay in Pac Ngoi Village
Day 4 Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (B, L)
This morning after breakfast and take rest for 30 minutes then we will take a boat trip on Ba Be Lake, the largest lake in Vietnam which has a water area around 500ha, spreading over 8km. We will visit Puong Cave – one of the most beautiful caves in Ba Be national park, and then take boat to Dau Dang waterfall and we will take a short walk to visit Dau Dang waterfall. We get transfer by boat back to homestay. Then we have lunch in local restaurant and take rest for few minutes then we will drive back to Hanoi (240 km), Arrive in Hanoi at around 5 pm. Tour ends.
– Transfer and tour by private A/C Car or Van
– Accommodation on twin share basis
– Meal as indicated in itinerary (03 Breakfasts, 04 Lunches, 3 Dinners)
– English speaking guide (Other languages upon requests)
– Private boat trip in Babe lake
– Entrance fees and permits during guided time
– Water on day trek (01 bottle of water/day)
– International flight ticket
– Airport tax
– Visa and visa fee
– Own expenses
– Others not mentioned
Ha Giang rocky plateau 4 days offers you the highlights of the region driving along the main road, visiting typical places that can not be missed when visiting the province. The tour is type of driving one, most of your time is spent in the car for driving from A to B but we will do our best to give you good paces so that you won’t feel tiring of doing the tour activities.
Average driving speed on the mountian roads is 35km per hour.
Accommodation is expected to be basic but the top of the areas will be used for your best confort possible.
Food is very local, too. There is no western food to expect except bread, fried eggs for breakfast at some places. Meals are at local food stores but we always choose the most acceptable one.