Discover Ha Giang’s Mysteries: Comfort style (4D3N)
Ha Giang,Ha Giang,Vietnam
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This thrilling Ha Giang private car tour takes you exploring the Ha Giang landscape and its people. You will see a lot of fantastic scenery across the entire area with hills, valleys and villages filled with various ethnic minorities (Hmong, Tay, Dao, Nung, Lo Lo, Giay, Pu Peo, etc.). The farthest and most beautiful place of Ha Giang province is Dong Van Karst Global Geopark, designated by UNESCO as one of 77 sites with the important geological and cultural heritage. This geopark is home to 17 ethnic minority groups, which create a unique and rich cultural heritage of the area.
You’ll cover a significant distance, taking in all the magical landscapes Ha Giang has to offer. In the last few years, road conditions in Ha Giang have improved, making this loop more accessible and safe for tourists. With mountain passes hanging onto cliff-faces high above roaring rivers, and back-roads threading through forests of limestone pinnacles, it’s ideal territory for a road trip.
Stay with Host Family
Private car and driver
English-speaking tour guide
Meals indicated in the itinerary
Visiting and interacting with the different people from different ethnic groups
A rich overview of the agricultural landscapes and hint of the history in the North of Vietnam
Stay with local family to understand about their culture and daily life
Visit a newly discovered cave
Day route: Hanoi – Nam Dam - Lung Khuy cave visiting - Red Dao homestay
You will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi at 9 a.m. You will be enjoying the long yet beautiful ride through cities, mountains and valleys all the way to Ha Giang city. The ride is 7-8 hour long.
You will reach a peaceful petite homestay in Thon Tha village at around 4.00 p.m.
After a short rest, continue your way to Heaven’s Gate and the Quan Ba’s Twin Mountain (Nui Doi). Then visit Lung Khuy Cave, one of the newest caves in Ha Giang discovered in 2015. In January 2016, they opened this cave for tourist visits where they can marvel in the amazing view of twinkling stalagmites and stalactites inside. A 2-km walk is required to get to the cave filled with amazing view of the surrounding.
Walk back to your car to go to Nam Dam village.
Check-in your homestay. Today, you will be staying with local people from Red Dzao tribe.
Day route: Nam Dam - Lung Tam Embroidery village - Yen Minh - Meo Vac - Dong Van - Hoa Cuong hotel
At 8:00 a.m after breakfast, start your real adventure by visiting Nam Dam village. Enjoy another short hike around Nam Dam, a Red Dao ethnic village. You will also visit Lung Tam, a Flower H’mong’s village, where you can learn how local villagers make brocade and make embroidery.
After lunch, the adventure will continue to the peak of Ma Pi Leng pass which gives stunning views of the mountains and sweeping valleys. Ma Pi Leng Pass is not long but it is the most dangerous pass in the northern border mountain area. The pass peak area is considered as one of the most beautiful viewpoint to enjoy a panoramic view in Vietnam. Looking to the north and northeast, thousands of gray mountains fills the horizon.
Next to the road is a mountain drop where you will see below the Nho Que River with cool water.
Overnight at Hoa Cuong hotel in Dong Van district.
Day route: Dong Van – Sung La – H’Mong Lord’s palace – Thon Tha – Bungalow in Thon Tha
Drive through Phố Cáo and Sung La. We will stop by these villages to visit H’mong families and interact with the locals. It’s once again a very enjoyable ride today and you will see amazing mountain view of the Rock Plateau. Sung La, which is on the road leading to the northernmost point at the border of Vietnam and China, is located down a valley, on the national road 4C connecting two of the most famous tourist spots of the province: Dong Van town and the house of Vuong Chinh Duc, the deceased Lord of H’Mong people in Ha Giang.
Like other villages of minority people, villagers plant corn and other staples. But what is different here is that there are rose fields that cover almost all of the nearby area. These flowers are harvested to be sold to big city dwellers. Another interesting view is when the stone houses in the village is covered by white fog in the morning and in the late afternoon.
The next stop is a visit to the palace of the H’mong Lord, which was a royal family of high rank during French colonial rule – this palace attracts keen interest from architecturally minded visitors due to its mixed style of European and Chinese architecture. Legend has it that the Lord who built the palace first consulted a Chinese feng shui master to decide on a location for the structure. The site in the Sa Phin Valley was supposedly chosen as the terrain resembled a turtle shell, the turtle representing a long life and wealth in local lore.
Overnight in the homestay you reached the first day in Ha Giang, just 5km from the capital city of this province.
Day route: Half day trekking Thon Tha village - Hanoi
Open your eyes in a peaceful village which is 5 km far from Ha Giang city though gives you a perfect sense of rural village in Vietnam. You will be surrounded by continuous mountains and rice fields. This half day trek takes you through the wonderful landscapes of Ha Giang by foot. You’ll discover all the secrets of this amazing region with the help of your local guide as you trek through rice fields, forests and mountains. This trekking tour is a perfect combination of nature and culture, giving you the opportunity to visit the hill tribe villages of Ha Giang, far away from the tourist crowds.
Have your lunch in the homestay and say goodbye to your friendly host to head back to Hanoi.
Improvement of Local Livelihood
A significant amount 78% of what you pay goes back to the communities involved in providing tourism services like food and accommodation. Moreover, the community members who gets direct benefits from tourism commits 10% of what they earn to their own communities as contribution to the community fund.