If you are travelling to Ha Ging between late August and September, you must see Hoang Su Phi in the golden season which is well-known for the breathtaking scenery of its marvelous terraced fields, a masterpiece created by generation upon generation of the Ha Giang people. Every harvest season, a glorious yellow shade covers the whole region.
DAY 1: HANOI – THONG NGUYEN – HOANG SU PHI
Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel to Ha Giang. In the afternoon, arrive in Thong Nguyen a commune of Hoang Su Phi district at the mid-afternoon. You will make a short rest before having a light trek. Then continue your trek to Nam Hong village in the late afternoon. This is a small hamlet in the mountainside by Man Ta Pan. You meet local Red Dao ethnic minority group. Check in your bungalow here.
DAY 2: THONG NGUYEN – BAN PHUNG – THON THA
After breakfast, please get get ready a for a short trek from Nam Hong to Lang Giang. You will be taken through beautiful rice terraced fields which is getting harvested. After the trek, get on the car and transfer to Ban Phung village where you will be lured into its stunning terraced paddy landscape. Lunch will be served here after a long hike around this lovely countryside.
Then move to Thon Tha village by your private car. Check-in your accommodation here, a private bungalow or a shared homestay that depends on your booking confirmation time. We only have 2 private bungalows at this moment. Overnight at a Tay traditional house. The Tay traditional bungalow is the stilt thatched-roof house, with the Western-style toilet and hot shower. Today is your great experience with the Tay traditional cultures.
DAY 3: THON THA – MA PI LENG – DONG VAN
After having breakfast, saying goodbye to your host and start your new adventure. For the whole day, you will be driven in ‘Happiness road’. Your tour guide will tell you a legend of Quan Ba twin mountain and Heaven’s Gate. Also, stop at Lung Tam village to visit its embroidery cooperative where local women work together to create hemp clothes and various prods from this fabulous material. Now, it is time to head to Meo Vac town and honor yourself with magnificent view of Ma Pi Leng pass. If it is not getting dark yet, your guide will take you on a small trek over ‘Sky path’ to see overview of this amazing area.
Overnight in a hotel in Dong Van town
DAY 4: DONG VAN – LUNG CU – H’MONG KING PALACE – NAM DAM
Checkout before your breakfast, then get on your van to visit Lung Cu National Flag. Located in Lung Cu Commune – the north pole of Viet Nam, belonging to Dong Van District, Ha Giang Province, about 160km to the north-east of Ha Giang City, Lung Cu Flag Tower is built in the peak of Rong (Dragon) Mountain at an altitude of nearly 1,700m. This is the landmark with important historical significance, marking Viet Nam’s territorial sovereignty.
En route, stop to visit the palace of the H’mong king, which was a royal family of high rank during French colonial rule and Sung La, a Flower H’mong village where it is famous for Pao’s story film. Overnight at a Dao homestay in Nam Dam village.
If today is Sunday, you will have a chance to visit Dong Van Sunday market where more than 5 ethnic groups (Flower H’mong, Dao, Tay, Kinh, Nung) come to sell and buy local products or just sip several cups of rice wine with their buddies. All make up themselves in traditional costumes and accessories. Don’t miss it by making your plan from now on.
DAY 5: NAM DAM – HANOI
After breakfast, visit Lung Khuy Cave that is one of the newest cave, has just explored since 2015 in Ha Giang. In January 2016, they opened this cave to visit in which there is an amazing view with thousands of twinkle stalagmites and stalactites inside. After having a short walk with 2km, visitors can get there. You will lured into miracle landscapes along way to get the cave.
En route back to the capital, enjoy a typical Vietnamese lunch in a local restaurant. Arrive back in Hanoi late afternoon. End of services.
Itinerary subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions.
Included: Ground transport, English-speaking guide, accommodation, activities & meals mentioned above.
Not included: Airfares, visa fees, travel insurance, gratuities, personal expenses & all other services not clearly mentioned above.