A house amid Dong Van Karst Plateau

The Unreal Ha Giang - 4 Days

The Unreal Ha Giang is one of our favorite adventure holidays Vietnam expediting into the fabled world of Ha Giang Province for 4 days, 3 nights.

The tour is a complete adventure experience of Ha Giang with the splendid Ma Ping Leng Pass, with the fabled rock world of Dong Van Karst Plateau (listed as a member of the Global Geoparks Network), with a colorful ethnic market of Dong Van, with the unreal beauty of Quan Ba.

The trip follows the off-the-tourist path and the pace of travel is moderate and the travelers without walking difficulties can surely take part on this adventure journey. Accommodation for the trip is with basic facilities and included meals are served at local restaurants. Unreal Ha Giang Tour is an adventure that makes our travelers come back different!

 

Ethnic people on a scenic road near Quan Ba, Ha Giang
Ethnic people on a scenic road near Quan Ba, Ha Giang

Day-to-Day Itinerary
Day 1    (Friday    )    Ha Noi – Ha Giang (B/L)
Day 2    (Saturday)    Ha Giang – Meo Vac – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Dong Van (B/L)
Day 3    (Sunday)    Dong Van Market/Dong Van – Lung Cu – Vuong Family's Residence – Ha Giang (B/L)
Day 4 (Monday) Ha Giang – Bac Quang – Tuyen Quang – Ha Noi (B/L)

A road market near Quan Ba
A road market near Quan Ba

Hotels

  • Ha Giang: Standard adventure hotel
  • Dong Van: Standard adventure hotel

Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide as per itinerary: no guide for free-at-leisure days;
  • Twin/Double-shared accommodation as indicated in the program;
  • Private car for all airport transfers and tours as indicated in the program;
  • Meals as indicated in the program ( B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
  • All admission fees and permits during guided times in the program;

Exclusions 

  • Insurance of any types;
  • Visa arrangements;
  • Early check-ins and late check-outs: check-in time: 14:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 A.M unless otherwise indicated by each hotel;
  • All airfares and airport taxes other than those mentioned as included above;
  • Drinks, laundry, bar or other personal expenses;
  • Others not clearly specified clearly in the inclusions;

Day 1    (    Friday    )    Ha Noi – Ha Giang (B/L)
08:00 A.M Departing Hanoi, we'll travel our way north-ward to Ha Giang. The road is in good conditions and the journey offers spectacular scenes of Vietnam's northern mountains. We arrive at Tuyen Quang in time for lunch and a brief break.

In the afternoon, continue our adventure through more hilly areas of Tuyen Quang and Ha Giang. We'll have stops along the way for taking photos and for taking in the fresh air of the mountains. Arriving at Ha Giang Town in late afternoon, check into the hotel and have time for refreshment.
Overnight in Ha Giang.

An incredible landscape at Quan Ba
An incredible landscape at Quan Ba

Day 2    (    Saturday)    Ha Giang – Meo Vac – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Dong Van (B/L)
08:30 A.M After breakfast at a local restaurant, we'll leave Ha Giang Town. From Ha Giang to Dong Van, the road gets smaller and steeper, the air gets fresher and the scene is just unreal! We'll stop at Quan Ba Gateway to Heaven and other places ensure you have the full photo collection of this fabled world.
Lunch at Yen Minh.
From Yen Minh to Meo Vac, road gets steeper and the mountains show a single color of black rocks. At Meo Vac, we'll have some time walking around the town and get to know the daily life of the communities here by visiting a H'mong Village. Then continue our adventure over the challenging Ma Pi Leng Pass into the fabled world of Dong Van. We'll need a couple of hours at Ma Pi Leng to get your camera stuffed with the sublime and unrivaled beauty of the pass before rolling our way down hill to Dong Van Town. Arriving at Dong Van in late afternoon, have free time for the remainder of the day.
Overnight at Dong Van Town, in the heart of the Rock Plateau.

Unbbelievable nature at the Ma Pi Leng Pass
Unbbelievable nature at the Ma Pi Leng Pass

 

A road tiny like a thread at the Ma Pi Leng Pass
A road tiny like a thread at the Ma Pi Leng Pass

Day 3    (    Sunday)    Dong Van Market/Dong Van – Lung Cu – Vuong Family's Residence – Ha Giang (B/L)
Get up early in the morning to try the hot local coffee and breakfast and tune in the colorful weekend market of Dong Van. The market gathering is only once a week and the ethnic groups from the surrounding mountains have to get up from early in the morning and travel to town by horse or on foot. Today, boys and girls are well dressed and they go to the market not only for bartering, but also for finding friends, meeting with buddies and for drinking! The goods at Dong Van market include a variety of produce that the local get from their farms, from the mountains and from the forests.

09:30 A.M local people are about to leave the market and travel back home, we'll get back to our hotel to check out and leave Dong Van for Lung Cu. The road from Dong Van Town to Lung Cu offers unreal world of the rocks and we'll have to stop many times to take in the landscape with our camera. Leaving Lung Cu, we'll travel further to Sa Phin where the grandeur of the former residence of the Vuong Family is located. The Vuong Family was considered the “King of the H'mong People” in Dong Van and the building once home to their family was built with slabs of rock only. We'll have late lunch at Yen Minh and descend our way back to Ha Giang. Arrive at Ha Giang in late afternoon and have free time at leisure.
Overnight in Ha Giang.

A corner of the Dong Van Market, a fabulous ethnic gathering every Sunday morning
A corner of the Dong Van Market, a fabulous ethnic gathering every Sunday morning

 

Hmong ladies selling rice wine at Dong Van Market
Hmong ladies selling rice wine at Dong Van Market

 

A rocky corn farm at Dong Van Karst Plateau, Ha Giang
A rocky corn farm at Dong Van Karst Plateau, Ha Giang

 

A trail formed by carving into the rock at Dong Van
A trail formed by carving into the rock at Dong Van

 

Pointed rocky peaks at Sa Phin Valley, Dong Van Rock Plateau
Pointed rocky peaks at Sa Phin Valley, Dong Van Rock Plateau

Day 4 (Monday) Ha Giang – Bac Quang – Tuyen Quang – Ha Noi (B/L)
08:30 A.M Have breakfast and have some time enjoying the tranquility of the mountain town, then have a full day trip back to Hanoi. We trust you have had an unforgettable adventure to Ha Giang with Paradissa Travel.