In this 4-day tour, you will have a chance to discover the majestic northernmost region of Vietnam with outstanding destinations of Ha Giang Province like Dong Van, Meo Vac and Ma Pi Leng Pass and one highlight of Bac Kan Province which is Ba Be Lake. Head to the North and take about 7 hours to drive from Hanoi, Ha Giang is a place still remaining its authentic natural beauty and quintessence in cultural values of ethnic communities including Dao, Tay, Nung and H’mong. Shift round the Northeastern, Bac Kan is the following site in our journey with Ba Be Lake – the largest natural lake in Vietnam. Notably, Dong Van Ethnic Market only takes place on Saturday or Sunday. If you would like to visit this market, the tour should be run in the weekend.

Tour Code:
Tour route: Hanoi – Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Dong Van – Meo Vac – Ma Pi Leng pass – Ha Giang – Ba Be Lake – Hanoi
Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
Date: No fixed, up to your time
Highlights: Ethnic Village Discovery, Former H’Mong King’s Palace, Flag tower, Ancient town of Dong Van
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Guides: Local Guide (English Speaking Guide, Other Languages upon Request)
Transportation: Private first-class air-conditioned vehicles
Start/End: Hanoi/Hanoi
Tour Type: Landscape and Nature, Northern Mountain Tribe Exploration
Tour Categories: Ha Giang tours
Active level: Adventure, Moderate Walking & Trekking

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang
Day 2: Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Lung Cu – Dong Van
Day 3: Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Meo Vac – Ba Be Lake
Day 4: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi

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Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang (L,D)

In this morning, we take a scenic drive from Hanoi to Ha Giang known for magnificent landscapes and unique cultural characters of ethnic minorities. During the drive, we stop for visit and take photos at some small villages along the road. On your arrival on Ha Giang, let’s spend a short time to walk around and sightseeing Tay and Nung village, then stay in a nearby breathtaking valley. Sleep in Ha Giang tonight.

Flower gardens in an ethnic village of Ha Giang

Flower gardens in an ethnic village of Ha Giang

Day 2: Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Lung Cu – Dong Van (B, L, D)

Move to a new site of Quan Ba District to visit Bo Y ethnic village. We have lunch in Yen Minh town and take a short rest within an hour before visiting the Former H’Mong King Palace in Sa Phin Village. Head to Flag Tower on the top of Lung Cu Mount between the border of Vietnam and China, which is higher about 1.470 km than the sea level. In the late afternoon, continue the trip to Dong Van District, then we go on a sightseeing of the ancient town after taking a rest. Overnight in Dong Van Town.

Lung Cu Flag tower, Vietnam adventure vacationsDay 3: Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Meo Vac – Ba Be Lake (B, L, D)

Depart from the early morning, we today will visit other famous attractions of Ha Giang before shifting the journey to the Northeast – Bac Kan Province. If our trip falls on the weekend, we will have the opportunity to visit Dong Van Ethnic Market where we can buy a variety of goods and hand-made products like brocade or handicrafts made by ethnic people. After experiencing the eventful atmosphere in the local market, we drive along Nho Que River and marvel at one of the most spectacular passes of Vietnam – Ma Pi Leng Pass. You will get amazed when seeing the whole breathtaking scenery from the top. 2 hours later, we move to Meo Vac to have a rest before the drive to Bac Kan. In Ba Be Lake, let’s enjoy the peace in your soul after a long day with the nice river view from Pac Ngoi Village. Tonight, we will have dinner, beer time and sleep in a beautiful homestay.

Scenic road perched on the side of Ma Pi Leng Pass

Scenic road perched on the side of Ma Pi Leng Pass

Day 4: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (B, L)

In this morning, we will take a boat trip on Ba Be Lake – the largest natural lake in Vietnam with over 650 hectares of the area and nearly 8 km of the length. Along the river, we will next marvel at majestic Puong Cave in Ba Be National Park before visit Dau Dang Waterfall. We take a walk around it while waiting for our lunch in a minority restaurant. Have a short rest in Pac Ngoi Village, then we prepare to go back to Hanoi which is far from here about 240 km. Return to Hanoi in the late afternoon where your holiday ends.

Cruise along the majestic Ba Be Lake

Cruise along the majestic Ba Be Lake

What’s included?

  • Transfer and tour by private A/C Car or Van
  • Accommodation on twin share basis
  • Meal as indicated in itinerary (03 Breakfasts, 04 Lunches, 3 Dinners)
  • English speaking guide (Other languages upon requests)
  • Private boat trip in Babe lake
  • Entrance fees and permits during guided time
  • Water on day trek (01 bottle of water/day)

What’s excluded?

  • International flight ticket
  • Airport tax
  • Visa and visa fee
  • Own expenses
  • Others not mentioned

Recommended Accommodation List:

Location3* Standard 4* Standard 5* Standard
HanoiAuthentic hotelLan Vien hotelApricot hotel
Ha GiangTruong Xuan hotelTruong Xuan hotel
Ba BePac Ngoi Homestay
Dong VanHoa Cuong hotel