HA GIANG A TREASURE OF VIETNAM 5 days 4 nights

Ha giang is the most faraway area in the North, in 2009 it was tittled as Unesco Heritage but the difficuilty of government policy put on the province prevent it from discovering by the people who is fond of adventure, exploring and trekking. So why not join us to Hagiang to see the H’mong people hanging on cliffs, Mang hilltribe people living in clay village and much more…

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Day 1 Hanoi / Ha Giang

In the morning we depart Hanoi by car and our first stop is at the tiny village in Ban Me, home to Tay and Kinh people. This offers us many opportunities to meet the locals going about their way of life, we also explore the palm forest. As the day progresses, we drive to various walking trails surrounded by magical hills and beautiful villages. Around sunset, we arrive at the township of Ha Giang. Here we have some free time to capture the tranquil pace of life before our dinner is prepared in a local restaurant. After dessert, we retire to our comfortable homestay of Tay ethnic in Tuy village for a good night’s rest. (Lunch and dinner are included).

Day 2 Ha Giang / Quan Ba / Meo Vac

Beautiful hiking trails and villagers greet us at Quan Ba. The terrain features verdant and small hillocks, seasonal farmlands and is home to Dao and Tay people. During our hike, we take time to meet the locals going about their day. We head down the mountain and find Meo Vac, a beautiful town surrounded by impressive rock formations. Here we stay overnight in a charming hotel. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included).

Day 3 Meo vac -Dong Van

Ma pi Leng is one of the greatest ten passes in southeast Asia, on the way from Meo vac to Dong Van we will stop here and free time to capture the tranquil photos before driving down to valley of Dong Van. The walk for today is through remote and beautiful countryside of Dong Van where we pass through several villages along tracks used by the local people. We are rewarded with a brilliant backdrop of picturesque valleys covered in rice paddies. The H’mong and Hoa people, who are the local ethnic minorities, exhibit their friendliness through their colorful clothing and warm hospitality. Later we return to the hotel in Dong Van. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included).

Day 4 Dong Van / Quan Ba

We drive the scenic journey up through rugged outcrops to the beautiful town of Quan Ba on the way we stop to see the H’mong king castle which set amongst towering mountains, arriving at Nam Dam village the home to some H’mong and Man farming families. The scenery up here is breathtakingly beautiful. As the sun sets, we descend due south to a friendly family where we stay overnight in their clay house for homestay (Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included).

Day 5 Quan Ba / Hanoi

After a local breakfast we take a relaxing walk into a nearby village with a very lively market. Here the Dao, Tay and H’mong people exchange their locally made arts and crafts. Those who relish an energetic walk have one more chance to take a short trek into the mountains while others can stroll peacefully around the village. This is followed by our return journey to Hanoi, arriving around 6pm. (Breakfast and lunch are included).

The facts….

Physical activities: your itinerary includes walks and hikes with:

+ A 7-9 km walk on Day 1.
+ A 10 km hike on Day 2.
+ A 8-12 km walks on Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5.

You need to be reasonably fit as the walks and the hikes can be challenging sometimes, depending on the weather conditions. From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot. From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.

Transport: car.

Tour Guides: our experienced and friendly Tour Guides speak excellent English or French. They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.Accommodation: hotels (2 nights) home stay (2 nights)Meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners.We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, from local restaurants, markets or homes. We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.

Trip cost: US$ 425 per person for a group of 2 to 3 people

                .US$ 397 per person for a group of 4 to 7 people.

The cost of the trip includes: all accommodation, transportation, meals listed on the itinerary, Tour Guides and all entrance fees and permits during guided excursions.

The cost of the trip does not include: travel insurance, expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, gratuity etc.

What to take: pack essentials for 5 days, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable hiking shoes. Take a small daypack for walking, hiking and trekking.

It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: towel, personal articles, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat…

Have a great journey!

 

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