Imagine a spectacular destination in the extremely North of Vietnam where the mountains run one after another horizontally coupled with the picturesque terraced rice fields. Contrary to normal trips to hustle and bustle cites, yours 5 days 4 nights Ha Giang tour will capture the most primary beauty of a fascinating scenic vista featured by fresh air and the quintessence of long-lasting traditional customs of H’Mong, Tay, Giao and Nung ethnic communities. Notably, the fair market is also an amazing place to approach the tribes’ lively life and a chance for purchasing the local goods and staples is waiting for you!
Tour Route: Hanoi – Ha Giang – Thon Tha – Quan Ba – Đong Van – Yen Minh – Lung Cu – Hanoi
Duration: 5 days/ 4 nights
Date: No fixed, up to your time
Tour Customizable: Definitely, (tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Guides: Local Guide (English Speaking Guide, Other Language Speaking Request)
Transportation: Private first-class air-conditioned vehicles
Start/End: Hanoi/ Hanoi
Tour Type: Landscape and Nature, Northern Mountain Tribe Exploration
Active level: Adventure, Moderate Walking & Trekking
Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang
Day 2: Ha Giang – Trekking to Thon Tha village – Ha Giang or homestay in Thon Tha village
Day 3: Ha Giang – Dong Van via Quan Ba & Yen Minh – Lung Cu flagpole & the Former H’Mong King’s Palace – Dong Van
Day 4: Dong Van Ethnic Sunday Market – visit the local ethnic village – overnight in Dong Van
Day 5: Dong Van – Hanoi
Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang (L, D)
Meet your private guide and depart from Hanoi in the morning, 7-hour-drive to Ha Giang is some of the most breathtaking times in your Vietnam vacation. There will be stops at peaceful and quiet villages along the road to visit and take some photos then have lunch. Upon Ha Giang, a short wander after a long drive in the afternoon around Tay and Nung villages set in a picturesque valley near the town will completely grasp your attention. After that, return to Truong Xuan Hotel in Ha Giang city to check in and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Truong Xuan Hotel.
Day 2: Ha Giang – Trekking to Thon Tha Village (B, L, D)
After breakfast, head for trekking to Thon Tha Village which is just 6km from downtown Ha Giang city to see the true Vietnam and greet local ethnic people. It is a small village with more than 50 families. The people here are still remaining traditional life in that women weave traditional costumes, houses constructed on pillars. Likewise, people make their roofs with leaves of Palms to keep the house clean and cool inside. Next, enjoy a cozy lunch at a local house. Then spend your rest afternoon continue going sightseeing at Thon Tha village and admiring the beautiful rice field terraces as well as primary forests and having a chance to swim at a stream which is 2km from the village.
A suggestion for this night: Overnight at Mr. Cay’s local house in Thon Tha village or go back to Truong Xuan hotel.
Day 3: Ha Giang – Dong Van via Quan Ba & Yen Minh – Lung Cu flagpole & the former H’Mong King’s Palace – Dong Van (B, L, D)
A day of memorable highlights with stops in Lung Cu flagpole – which is marked for the extremely North of Vietnam and Former H’Mong King’s Palace – the sacred national relic recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism in 1993 during the journey to Dong Van via Quan Ba and Yen Minh. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant on the way.
Arrive in Dong Van in the late afternoon, you will be attracted by the stunning ancient of the town, two option places to check in this night are a guest house or the Hoa Cuong hotel at the heart center location of the town. Dinner rounds off these options in the evening.
Day 4: Dong Van Ethnic Sunday Market – Visit Local Ethnic Villages – Overnight in Dong Van (B, L, D)
A full day to explore Dong Van culture and landscape. Fortunately, Dong Van ethnic market takes place on Sunday so it is a chance for visiting and purchasing all kinds of traditional goods and multi-colored clothes made wholeheartedly by the local people. After wandering around the market, have lunch at a local restaurant and continue traveling deeply to the fascinating Dong Van town to discover the traditional life of people of remote minority tribes in local ethnic villages. Next, head for an overnight in Dong Van.
Day 5: Dong Van – Hanoi (B, L)
Your holiday ends with breakfast in the morning. After checking out at the hotel, travel back to Hanoi for an 8-hour-driving. If you wish, stop hunting for the best moment of the wild mountainous landscapes that are always available. Arrive at Hanoi in the late afternoon, where your holiday ends. Thank you for joining the Vietnam trip with Go Vietnam Tours!