Exploring Rice Terraces and Karsts in Ha Giang 9 Days

Exploring Rice Terraces and Karsts in Ha Giang 9 Days

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Hanoi – Thong Nguyen (Hoang Su Phi) (~275 km/ ~6,5 hrs by car/van)

08:00 am: The English speaking guide pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Ha Giang (300km).  On the way, you will enjoy the beautiful countryside and the car will stop over for taking the photos. Having lunch on the way. Arrive in Hoang Su Phi, check in a local house of a Tay ethnic village. Free time for relaxing and walking around. Experience dinner with local people.

Hoang Su Phi - Trekking

Enjoy local food of Tay ethinic people as your breakfast and then trekking to visit village. You will have the whole day for trek to explore the mountains of Hoang Su Phi. This region is well- known as a dramatic rice terraces. It has been recognized as the national heritage. You will trek for visiting the local hill tribes as the Tay peole, the Back Yao people or Yao with long tunic, the Red Yao people. Your lunch at local people.  At the end of day, get back to local people for the night. Having lunch with local people.

Hoang Su Phi – Quan Ba (~135 km/ ~4 hrs by car/van)

After breakfast, say good bye Tay family and heading to the Karst Geo – Park. Driving up to the highland region of Ha Giang. On the way, you will have opportunities to enjoy the amazing view and you can take the photos. Having lunch at local restaurant in Ha Giang. Continue drive up to the highland region of Ha Giang, the scenery is getting more stunning with high passes and august mountains. You will have opportunities to enjoy wonderful vie and take photos of Quan Ba pass and Quan Ba Heaven Gate with some steps to a view point a top of hill. Arrive in Quan Ba town, walk to Nam Dam Village for stay overnight at Yao family. After check in, free time for chating with local people or walk around for admire the view.

Quan Ba – Dong Van (~85 km/ ~3 hrs by car/van)

After having breakfast with local people, farewell to the host family and heading to Dong Van town. Driving in the limestones mountians on the rock plateau will amazed you. On the way, the car will stop for taking photographs as often as possible. And stop for visiting Pho Bang ancient town,  You will exploring local life and the culture of the hill tribes such as the H’mong village in Lung Cam and  the residence of the Vuong family,  called “Palace of Hmong King”. Arrive in Dong Van, check in hotel and free time.

Dong Van – Thien Huong Village – Meo Vac (~50 km/ ~1,5 hrs by car/van)

This morning, you will trek to visit Thien Huong Village for visiting minority people, experience their daily life, admire grey rocks, green farms, gardens and villages of the hill tribe. After lunch at local restaurant, transfer to Meo Vac town. You make some stops en route for admiring the scenery and taking some photos of Ma Pi Leng Pass. Arriving in Meo Vac, check into a local hotel and take a rest. Then if time permit, we will have the opportunity to visit a village of Hmong near the town. Dinner and overnight in Meo Vac

Meo Vac – Bao Lac – Visit Lo Lo Village (~60 km/ ~2,5 hrs by car/van)

After breakfast, we start our road trip to Bao Lac, a scenic route will take you to the Ma Li Leng Pass from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Nho Que River.  On the way, you will enjoy see one of the northeast’s stunning view. Arrive in Bao Lac, start hiking to visit Khuoi Khon village-mostly inhabited by Black Lo Lo ethnic group who well known with their bronze drum and their attire. Lo Lo women weave fabrics with which they make skirts. Usually the consumers are not for sale. If a visitor is willing to buy, the local women will meet their demand. Some visitors have placed orders to have a Lo Lo ethnic costume. The fabrics are often hot colours that go well with silver or aluminum jewels, hence highlighting the wearer’s beauty and charm. Lo Lo men, when searching for their future wives, often evaluate carefully their girlfriends through their ability to make clothing. Lo Lo people depend mainly on maize and rice as forms of income generation.

Bao Lac – Local market - Ba Be lake (~160 km/ ~5 hrs by car/van)

After breakfast, visiting local market in Bao Lac for exploring ethnic people from mountain village go to market. They bring to the fair anything from chickens to pigs, from skirts to scarves and sharpening knives or the vegetables that is just freshly picked from the garden. After exploring local market, you will transfer to Ba Ba Lake (145km), nested in the middle of Ba Be National Park. Upon arrive check in homestay and free time.

Ba Be Lake Tours

Breakfast with local people and start a day for exploring Ba Be Lake. The day starts with a walk to a small prier where you get on your motorboat and have a cruise on Ba Be Lake. The lush forest clinging to the surrounding mountains is your backdrop as you explore the lake. During the boat trip you will visit the Puong Grotto and the Dau Dang waterfall. The scenery surrounding the lake is simply breathtaking, with the huge, old forest domina -ting in this landscape. During the walk in the afternoon, you will be able to observe the local communities going about their daily life, which includes buffalos and their owners tending the fields. By late afternoon you will return to your local Tay ethnic minority house, where you enjoy dinner and stay overnight tonight.

Ba Be – Hanoi (~210 km/ ~5 hrs by car/van)

Breakfast with local people and then say goodbye Ba Be for transfer back to Hanoi (250km).  On the way back, stop over in Thai Nguyen for visiting the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam Ethnic Groups. Continue enjoy the views of the sparawling farm lands of the Red River Delta. Arrive in Hanoi. Drop off at your hotel. Finish our services.

Finish unforgettable Ha giang Tour with AsiaTourAdvisor. Good bye & see you in the next time! AsiaTourAdvisor can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.

Ha Giang is located on an altinude of 1,000 m – 1,600m. Ha Giang Province has 4 districts: Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Meo Vac and Dong Van. Dong Van Karst Plateau is one of Vietnam’s special limestone areas, housing prominent imprints that depict the development of the earth’s crust.

Visitor to the plateau are not only impressed by its stunning view but also have a chance to enrich their knowledge about traditional customs and culture of 17 different ethnic groups in this area.

With this tour, you will have opportunities to experience: trekking in beautiful landscape, meeting intrestesting hill tribes, stay at homestay of ethnic people, boat trip on a green and peaceful lake.

The distances between the destinations are viewed as below: Hanoi – 275km – Thong Nguyen (Hoang Su Phi) – 150km – Quan Ba Town – 110km – Dong Van Town – 25 km – Meo Vac – 150km – Ha Giang City – 300km – Hanoi


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Reviewed On: Jan 05, 2023ColmenaresVenezuela

We saw breathtaking landscapes and we had a great time at homestay with friendly people. All food we ate during the trip including dinner at homestay was delicious. Recommending 100%

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Reviewed On: Dec 05, 2019MarquezVenezuela

I love the breathtaking view. The tour guide has shown me the different kind of fauna and flora along the trekking. I have met different tribe along the way and have tried their local food. Highly recommend this tour.

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