Ha Giang 5 days

 

Destinations : Ha GiangHa Giang 5 days
Start from: Ha Noi
Finish in: Ha Noi

Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang (320 km) (L)
You are picked up at hotel by our guide and driver, depart Hanoi to Ha Giang ( 7 hour drive). Arrive Tuyen Quang around noon and have lunch in local restaurant. In the afternoon, continue to Ha Giang – the furthest province up to the North of Vietnam – where you can eye-witness the beauty of scenery and local markets. On arrivel, check in hotel to freshen up and take an afternoon walk to a Tay hilltribe village close to town. Evening free for your own leisure. Overnight in Ha Giang.

Day 2: Ha Giang – Meo Vac (B, L)
Today we will driver 6 hours to reach to Meo Vac – the small town near the Chinese Border. On the way, you will pass many local H’Mong villages –who migrated from Southern China to Vietnam about 300 years ago. Lunch in local restaurant. In the afternoon, enjoy a light trek along Nho Que River,visit a few Tay and Nung hill tribe groups here. The rest of the day is free for your own leisure. Overnight in Meo Vac.

Day 3: Meo Vac – Dong Van (B, L)
This morning, we visit Meo Vac Market (Sunday is the main day for Meo Vac Market). Then we continue to Dong Van. The trip passes through Ma Pi Leng, which is also known as ‘Heaven’s Gate Pass’ as it gives the feeling of touching the sky. The drive skirts the Chinese border through a deep valley. As you wind along the narrow roads you’ll be surrounded by spectacular valleys and towering perpendicular walls of rock. Stop for taking photos as much as you want and enjoy the views. Arrive in Dong Van at lunchtime and check-in to your hotel. Then spend the remainder of this afternoon walking around the town to visit local villages and discover more on the local way of life in this rugged, rocky highland country. Overnight in Dong Van.

Day 4: Dong Van – Lung Cu – Pho Bang – Quan Ba -Tam Son (B, L)
After breakfast, we leave Dong Van for a spectacular drive to Lung Cu, the northernmost point of Vietnam. Visit a village of Lo Lo hill tribe and discover their culture and customs (local market is on Fridays).
From Lung Cu continue to the Palace of the last H’Mong King located in Sa Phin Village. Visit the palace and the surrounding villages (local market is on every fourth and fifth day of the lunar calendar). From here drive onwards to Pho Bang Town where old style Chinese influenced houses can be seen. These traditional houses are made from clay houses and feature distinctive ‘yin and yang’ tile roofs. Spend an hour walking along the narrow streets of this charming town (there is a weekly market here every forth or fifth day depending on the lunar calendar). Have lunch in Pho Bang before continuing to Tam Son over a spectacular pass. In the afternoon visit some local villages surrounding the town. Overnight in Tam Son (Yen Minh).

Day 5: Tam Son – Ha Giang – Hanoi (B, L)
Today drive back to Hanoi, a journey of approximately 9 hours. The first stretch of this drive is particularly scenic as you leave Tam Son and complete the loop back to Ha Giang Town.
You’ll again the drive through the spectacular mountains is spectacular and pass over the Tam Son Valley with views over ‘Twin Hills’. If you want to, we can stop here for a short trek to a small hamlet of the H’Mong people. Continue to Ha Giang Town and onwards to Hanoi, stop in Bac Quang for lunch. Arrive in Hanoi late, about 6-7pm.

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  • Accommodation in selected hotel in a shared twin or shared double room (supplement for single travelers apply)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Water & snack on the whole trip
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • English/French speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
  • Bank fees (if paying by credit cards)

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  • Vietnam visa arrangements (a visa to Vietnam is compulsory for most nationalities).
  • International and domestic flights (quoted separately).
  • Meals other than mentioned above.
  • Camera/video entrance fees.
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  • Travel insurance (please see below).
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.

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