This tour will take you to the most attractive destinations in Ha Giang, Cao Bang and Bac Kan – three provinces in northeastern Vietnam, bordering China. Those destinations includes Dong Van Karst Plateau, Ban Gioc Water Fall and Ba Be Lake which are the most beautiful landscapes of Vietnam. You will have a chance to enjoy your life in nature, to eat ethnic food , to stay at traditional houses of ethnic people and have many nice pictures of people and scenery.
Hanoi [day of Mouse] & Hanoi [day of Dog]
Over eleven days, you will discover colourful local markets of the ethnic minority communities, trek through the majestic mountains and experience the winding mountain passes of 3 northern provinces as well as a lot of famous attractions:
You will start your trip in Hanoi Old Quarter at 6AM by Taking a City Bus to My Dinh Bus Station for day seated bus that leaves at 7AM to Ha Giang City. It takes about 7 hours so you will arrive in Ha Giang City at 2PM.
From here you will be picked up by your tour guide to set out for our ride up to the northern plateau of Ha Giang. Along the way, you admire the wonderful scenery of Minh Tan Village and Pac Sum Pass. The pass is winding like a silk strip connecting Ha Giang and Quan Ba. You will see local people in Quyet Tien commune in their traditional clothes, bringing many types of vegetable that they grow by themselves to the market. The “Happiness Road” then leads us to Quan Ba Heaven’s Gate which is located about 50 km north of Ha Giang city, This is also the gateway to Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark. You will be impressed by the beauty as well as the heart-rending legend of Twin Mountains. We head to Nam Dam Village to have dinner and an overnight stay at Muddy House with Dzao People in Nam Dam.
Attraction, villages & Town: Hanoi – Ha Giang City – Minh Tan Village – Pac Sum Pass – Quyet Tien Village – Heaven’s Gate – Twin Mountain (Fairy Bosom) – Nam Dam Village. Dinner & Overnight at Muddy House with Dzao People in Nam Dam.
After breakfast at Nam Dam village, say goodbye to the host of the house to visit Lung Khuy Cave which is considered as the most beautiful cave in Ha Giang. We start our motorbike ride to Yen Minh town , you can admire the scenery and take photographs on the way passing Lung Tam, Thai An, Duong Thuong and Lung Ho Village. The scenery is amazing and the local life and the culture of the hill tribes such as the Tay and Hmong in Mau Due and Yen Minh Town is something that will be very memorable for your trip. Overnight at Thao Nguyen Hotel or similar in Yen Minh.
Attraction, villages & Town: Nam Dam Village – Lung Khuy Cave – Lung Tam Village – Thai An Village – Duong Thuong Village – Lung Ho Village – Mau Due Town – Yen Minh Town. Overnight at Thao Nguyen Hotel or similar in Yen Minh.
It’s market day today! We leave Yen Minh Town to visit Lung Phin market- one of the most typical hill tribe markets is Vietnam where lots of people from Hmong, Dzao and Lo Lo flock to every week. Our trip takes you to to Sinh Lung village to take a trekking about 10 km to Sa Phin village. We visit Hmong King’s palace then head to Lang Nghien village to stay overnight at a home stay there.
Attraction, villages & Town: Yen Minh Town – Lung Phin market – Sinh Lung village – Trekking through villages (2 hours) – Sa Phin village to visit Hmong King’s Palace – Lang Nghien village. Overnight at home stay in Lang Nghien village (Dong Van town)
After leaving Lang Nghien Village, we have 2 hours trekking through villages. Then we passover Lung Cam Village in Sung la Commune and vist Pho Bang old town and Pho La village, a village near the border between Vietnam & China. We take 3 km of Nine Circle Pass on the way to Pho Cao Village where we overnight at a guest house.
Attraction, villages & Town: Lang Nghien village – Trekking through villages (2 hours) – Lung Cam village (Sung La commune) – Pho Bang old town – Pho La village – Nine circle pass – Pho Cao village. Overnight at a guest house in Pho Cao village.
You have chance to visit another local market – Pho Cao Market. On the way towards Meo Vac, we will make a stop is at Ma Pi Leng Pass. Scenery in Ma Pi Leng pass is unique with majestic and wild beauty . The afternoon ride is amazing when we pass Ta lung Village then have a short trek through villages. Wind Pass is also a good photo opportunity along the way to Dong Van Town. we go back to stay overnight in a home stay with local people in Lang Nghien.
Attraction, villages & Town: Visit Pho Cao market – Ma Pi Leng pass – Afternoon Drive to Ta Lung – Trekking through Villages – Wind Pass – Dong Van Town.
Today is for discovering Dong Van with many different villages. In Thien Huong Village, you can see the local people do linen weaving. Afterwards, we go to Ma Le Village, 1,600 meters above sea level.The 18km route from Thien Huong to Ma Le has been known as “the valley of rocks” due to its spectacular natural appearance.. Keeping couple of hours trekking through villages , There will be a lot of things to discover about the life and culture of local people in Lung Tao Villages. We then go back to Ma Le to stay overnight at Dung Rau Home Stay.
Attraction, villages & Town: Dong Van Town – Thien Huong Village – Ma Le Village – Trekking through Villages – Lung Tao Village – Ma Le Village. Overnight at Dung Rau Home Stay. in Ma Le Village.
Ma Le Village – Trekking through Villages – Dong Van Town. OVERNIGHT AT HOMESTAY WITH LOCAL PEOPLE in Dong Van Town.
After breakfast, You will travel from Dong Van Town along the spectacular Ma Pi Leng Pass at a height of 2000 meters, offers some of the best views over the valleys, rice paddies and hemp fields. You will then follow the road down into the valley of Meo Vac, passing Niem Sown Village and Niem Tong Village before travelling to Bao Lac for lunch. After lunch, you will ride to Cao Bang where you will spend the night at Thanh Loan hotel or similar.
Attraction, villages & Town: Dong Van Town – Niem Son Village – Niem Tong Village – Bao Lac Town – Cao Bang Town. Overnight at Thanh Loan hotel or similar in Cao Bang
After breakfast, Drive from Cao Bang you’ll visit Ban Gioc Waterfall which sits on the China-Vietnam border, 85km from Cao Bang, passing through attractive scenery en-route. Ban Gioc is one of the largest and possibly the most impressive waterfalls of Vietnam. After a picnic lunch, you’ll visit Nguom Ngao, one of the largest caves in the area. It has many fascinating rock formations. We then drive to Pac Ngoi village locate in Ba Be district. Arrive in Pac Ngoi village about 6 pm. Relax, dinner with family, overnight at stilt homestay at Pac Ngoi village.
Attraction, villages & Town: Cao Bang Town – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Nguom Ngao Cave – Ba Be Lake located in Pac Ngoi Village. overnight at stilt homestay at in Pac Ngoi Village.
Ba Be Lake boat trip & Trekking – Overnight in Ba Be Lake AT STILT HOUSE WITH LOCAL PEOPLE in Pac Ngoi Village.
Our highlighted destination today is the national park of Ba Be centred around the vast waters of Ba Be Lake. This is just one continuous water body, although its name means three lakes, and it is technically made up of three smaller lakes. Today, you will take a boat trip around the lake, the best way to uncover the beauty of the park..
Ba Be Lake – Thai Nguyen city – Hanoi. Tour ends in Hanoi