Thon Tha – Meo Vac – Ma Pi Leng pass – Dong Van (175 km)
At 7:30 a.m starts your real adventure to the land called “Heaven on Earth” by a motorbike with your private driver who is also your local guide. Drive through small villages and past vast agricultural landscapes and the sweeping mountains of the North. Lunch in Yen Minh town after passing Heaven’s Gate and the symbolic Nui Doi (Twin Mountain) of Quan Ba.
After lunch, we leave Yen Minh for Meo Vac and Dong Van Old Town. This is the highlight of the trip you do not want to miss: this ride to the peak of famous Ma Pi Leng pass will give stunning views of the mountains and sweeping valleys. Ma Pi Leng Pass is considered the most dangerous pass in the northern border mountain area, often referred to as “King” of Vietnam’s passes or Great Wall of Vietnam or the Pyramid of H’Mong people. At the top of Ma Pi Leng mount is the “Happiness road” where there is a stone stele recording the marks in the construction process.
Ma Pi Leng pass is considered the unique regional heritage about landscape and geomorphology. Scenery in Ma Pi Leng pass is unique with majestic and wild beauty. Looking to the north and northeast, thousands of gray mountains concatenate to the horizon. Next to the road is abyss, below is the emerald Nho Que River running on the line of border shared between Vietnam & China.
After dinner, you will have an overnight stay at a traditional Flower H’mong’s homestay in Dong Van.