Impressive Ha Giang Adventure : gorgeous landscapes of mountains & rice terraces

Planning a getaway to Vietnam and eager to stay away from touristic places? If you’re drawn to breathtaking natural landscapes and have a passion for trekking or hiking, we’ve got the perfect adventure for you.Consider escaping to the remote Ha Giang province with our Impressive Ha Giang Adventure—a 6-day/5-night journey starting from Hanoi city. Let's dive into the details...
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Impressive Ha Giang Adventure: Discover Dong Van Geopark & Hoang Su Phi Rice Terraces

Ha Giang remains a hidden gem in Vietnam, increasingly beloved by nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. The region is renowned for its dramatic landscapes, featuring the majestic karst mountains and deep canyons of the Dong Van Karst Plateau, alongside the vast, untouched rice terraces cascading down the mountains of Hoang Su Phi. Ha Giang is also home to diverse ethnic minorities who have preserved their rich cultures, providing an excellent opportunity for interestingly authentic experiences through homestays and enjoying local home-cooked meals.

The Impressive Ha Giang Adventure offers a complete exploration of Ha Giang’s top attractions. Designed for adventure lovers, this tour includes challenging treks through rugged hills, climbs across mountains, and long drives along steep, winding passes, making it ideal for hikers and photographers looking for the journey of a lifetime in Vietnam.Along the way, you’ll pass through remote hamlets and stay with local families, gaining a deeper understanding of the local ethnic cultures.

Ma Pi Leng Pass - Ha Giang

This tour is operated following our responsible travel policy, so joining us in this journey, you will contribute your small part to improving local incomes, preserving the cultural identity of Vietnam's ethnic minorities, and fostering community development.

Brief Itinerary of the 6-Day Impressive Ha Giang Exploration from Hanoi

  • Day 1.Hanoi - Hoang Su Phi.Homestay in Ban Luoc village (L,D)
  • Day 2.Hoang Su Phi trek to Ban Luoc & Nam Hong villages.Homestay in Nam Hong village (B,L,D)
  • Day 3.Trek Nam Hong to Nam Khoa villages - Quan Ba town.Homestay in Quan Ba (B,L,D)
  • Day 4.Ha Giang admiration of Dong Van Geopark along Yen Minh - Lung Cu - Dong Van.Homestay in Dong Van (B,L,D)
  • Day 5.Dong Van visit to Don Cao Fortress & Ma Pi Leng Pass.Overnight in Quan Ba (B,L)
  • Day 6.Quan Ba - Hanoi city (B,L)

Dong Van Geopark -Ha Giang

Travel Route Map Hanoi- Hoang Su Phi - Ha Giang - Quan Ba - Yen Minh - Dong Van - Meo Vac - Hanoi.

What to Expect from This 6-Day Ha Giang Adventure Tour:

  • Enjoy a tranquil escape from the crowds, admiring untouched natural landscapes including the rocky stretches of Dong Van Karst Plateau and the stunning rice terraces in Hoang Su Phi.
  • Engage in off-the-beaten-path trekking along buffalo trails for wonderful hikes and fresh air in Ha Giang's remote districts.
  • Visit Lung Cu flag pole, the northernmost point of Vietnam.
  • Gain deep insights into the culture of local hill tribes by trekking to their villages and staying in their traditional stilt houses.
  • Savor authentic local dishes throughout your journey.
  • Travel responsibly and contribute to the local economy by using services provided by locals (homestays, meals, handicraft purchases)

Travel Itinerary : 6 Day Ha Giang Adventure to Hoang Su Phi Rice Terraces & Dong Van Geopark.

Day 1: Hanoi to Hoang Su Phi Adventure (300 km drive) - Homestay Overnight in Ban Luoc Village (L, D)

Today, we will have a scenic journey along NR2 through the North-Eastern Mountain Region of Vietnam, passing Phu Tho, Tuyen Quang, and finally reaching Ha Giang province—the northernmost and remote corner of Vietnam.

Your day begins with a hotel pick-up at 8:00 a.m. From there, venture towards Hoang Su Phi district, renowned for its breathtaking rice terraces in Vietnam. Enjoy lunch en route at a local restaurant, soaking in the flavors of the region.

By approximately 4:00 p.m., arrive at Ban Luoc village, where you'll check into a local homestay within the Black Dzao ethnic community. Take some leisure time to admire the stunning mountainscapes and rice terraces as the sun sets.

Savor a dinner of home-cooked dishes with a welcoming local family before settling in for an overnight stay in Ban Luoc village.

ban Luoc village - Hoang Su Phi

The view from Ban Luoc village

Day 2: Trekking in Ban Luoc & Nam Hong Villages - Homestay in Nam Hong Village (B, L, D)

Today offers an immersive trekking experience as we explore the picturesque Ban Luoc and Nam Hong villages, covering a distance of 10-12 kilometers. Delve into the daily lives of the local ethnic communities and admire the stunning rice terraces cascading down the valleys.

Start your day early to witness the captivating sight of clouds drifting around towering mountains as the sun rises, enveloping the villages in a serene ambiance filled with the sounds of nature and village life.

After indulging in a breakfast of pancakes with honey and banana, accompanied by a steaming cup of coffee or tea, commence on a scenic trek through the valley. Hike along the local hamlets in Ban Luoc commune, inhabited by the Black Dzao and Nung ethnic groups. Engage with the locals, explore their tranquil villages, and marvel at the vast rice terraces dotting the landscape.

The trek entails approximately 3.5 hours of hiking up and down the hills, so ensure you're equipped with sturdy hiking shoes and drinking water for this adventure.

Following lunch at the homestay, bid farewell to the gracious local family and continue on a car transfer to Thong Nguyen commune, home to the Red Dzao ethnic group. Enjoy another trek and homestay experience here, offering insights into the daily lives and cultural values of the Red Dzao community.

Conclude the day with a hearty dinner and homestay accommodation in Nam Hong village, reflecting on the authentic experiences and cultural encounters of the day.

Rice terrace in Hoang Su Phi - Ban Luoc

Rice terraces down Ban Luoc village

Day 3: Trek from Nam Hong to Nam Khoa Village - Drive to Quan Ba Town (140 km) - Homestay in Quan Ba (B, L, D)

Start your day with breakfast at the homestay, preparing for a scenic hike from Nam Hong to Nam Khoa villages. This morning trek offers breathtaking views of pristine rice terraces, valleys, and mountains.

After enjoying lunch with a local family, gather your belongings and proceed on a picturesque drive to Dong Van Geopark. This UNESCO Geopark Network member boasts striking scenery of towering rocky mountains and deep canyons.

Upon arrival in Quan Ba district, do some climbs to the summits, where you can admire the stunning landscapes at Quan Ba Heaven Gate and the famous Twin Mountains of Ha Giang province.

As the late afternoon sets in, check into your homestay and enjoy dinner with a friendly local Red Dzao family.

Mountainscapes in Dong Van geopark

Dong Van karst plateau

Day 4: Exploring Ha Giang - Yen Minh, Lung Cu, Dong Van Ancient Town (150 km) - Overnight in Dong Van (B, L, D)

Today unfolds another remarkable day to marvel at the splendid beauty of the Dong Van Karst Plateau. A day journey through the magnificient Dong Van Geopark, venturing towards Yen Minh, Lung Cu flag tower, and Dong Van town.

During the drive, stop for a hike through Yen Minh Pine Forest, taking leisurely strolls to explore the picturesque Lung Cam village of the Black H'Mong community. Delve into the history at Vuong's Palace, the residence of a famous H'Mong king in the region. Finally, experience the beautiful ascent to the summit of the Lung Cu flag tower, the northernmost point of Vietnam.

Lung Cam village - Ha Giang

H'Mong House in Lung Cam village

Day 5: Exploring Don Cao Fortress and Ma Pi Leng Pass - Overnight in Quan Ba Town (B, L)

Start your morning with a chance to wander around Dong Van ancient town and visit Dong Van market (only on Sunday), especially lively if it's a Sunday, offering an authentic glimpse into the hilltribes' daily life.

Next, take part in a scenic hike to conquer Don Cao Fortress, a historical site built by the French during the French-Vietnam War. Though the hike demands time and effort, it rewards you with breathtaking vistas of Dong Van town, the valley of rice fields, and magnificent karst mountains.

Continuing your journey, drive past Ma Pi Leng Pass, known as the most imposing pass in Vietnam. Along the way, make several stops to capture picturesque photos of Meo Vac peak, Tu San canyon, and the serene Nho Que river.

Lunch awaits in Meo Vac town before proceeding along mountainous routes and winding passes to Yen Minh. En route to Quan Ba town, make a detour to visit Lung Tam weaving village of the Black Hmong ethnic group, renowned for their exceptional handicrafts.

Upon arrival in Quan Ba, check into your hotel. Dinner is on your own account, allowing you to explore the local dining options.

Ma Pi Leng Pass- Ha Giang

Gorgeous mountain in Ma Pi Leng Pass

Day 6: Quan Ba Town to Hanoi City (B, L)

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast featuring Pho, a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup with chicken or beef. After breakfast, take an 8-hour driving journey back to Hanoi.

En route, enjoy a delicious lunch served in Tuyen Quang or Phu Tho, savoring the flavors of the region.

Anticipate arriving in Hanoi around 4:00 p.m., marking the conclusion of your Impressive Ha Giang Adventure. Your journey concludes as you reach the doorsteps of your hotel. See you again for another memorable trip to Vietnam

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The package includes:

  • Private car transfer with a dedicated driver as per the itinerary.
  • English-speaking tour guide to accompany you throughout the trekking journey.
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sightseeing destinations in the itinerary.
  • Travel permits to visit Ha Giang's bordering districts
  • Meals as outlined in the program, served at local restaurants and homestays (B for breakfast, L for lunch, D for dinner).
  • Comfortable sleeper berths with mosquito nets, pillows, and blankets during stays at local homestays in Ban Luoc village (1 night), Nam Hong village (1 night), and Nam Dam village (1 night).
  • One night in a twin/double-shared room at a hotel in Quan Ba town.

The package does not include:

  • Tips for the guide and driver ( suggested 8-10usd/day to driver, 12-15 usd/day to touguide)
  • Online payment fees.
  • Beverage expenses.
  • Accommodation in Hanoi.
  • Flight tickets and visa fees.
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