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This Ha Giang Tour 4 Days 3 nights is a perfect combination of hiking with cultural exploring.
Ha Giang is known as “Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark written on the UNESCO World Heritage List and it is home to 17 ethnic groups in mountain North Vietnam.
It is a wonderful destination with majestic landscape mountains, breathtaking natural, and colorful local culture. You will have an unforgettable experience on the hiking path, enjoyable scenery and experience the true rural life. This tour is designed for active travelers and photographers.
Your Hiking Ha Giang trip will have an average hiking time around 5-6hrs per day with a distance ~5-10km/day, change the elevation from 500-1500m on the flat and hilly road, sometimes have the steep rocky road. It’s flexible hiking level from easy to moderate, so if you don’t have trekking experience, don’t worry, you just need to prepare good health and good condition.
Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quater area
Itinerary at a glance
7am, our driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, ride to Ha Giang city ( about 300km in ~6hrs). Lunch at Ham Yen, Tuyen Quang province. The road is good, smoothly and less curve.
Around 14:00, you will arrive at Ha Giang city. Take a rest before starting the trip to Dong Van Geo Park. Our first 50km drive up the Bac Sum pass, you start to enjoy the amazing view on the top of pass with winding road & cloud floating in cloud days.
You will reach Quan Ba in the 15:30-16:00. Before Quan Ba, we will pass the “Heaven’s Gate”, with its mountains stretching to the horizon, marking the entrance to Dong Van Karst Plateau. This marks a magnificent point of view to share when you are back home with stunning landscape photos. You will decense from Heaven gate to the Nam Dam village – the inhabited by Dao ethnic people (long dress Dao group) in around 1,5 hrs. Beautiful hiking trails through the verdant and hill, seasonal farmlands, the vista view of villages and lake.
+ Drive: 350km in around 7hrs
+ Hiking: 1,5hrs ~5km
Note: In the winter, if it’s dark early when you arrive Quan Ba, we will skip the hiking trip and transfer by car directly to homestay and trekking in next morning.
+ Sleep: homestay of Dao people in Nam Dam village
6:30 am, before breakfast, you can walk around the village to explore the life and culture of Dao people. The locals still keep their traditional customs, habits & culture from ancient times. You will have a chance to see the local traditional house made of compacted soil which protects people from the extreme weather in the high mountain.
After breakfast, around 8:00 am, leaving Nam Dam village, our driver will transfer you to Dong Van. Our trip through the stunning winding roads, through the rocky karst mountains, old traditional houses of Hmong – ethnic people. It’s once again a very enjoyable ride today that you will see an amazing and majestic mountain view of the Rock Plateau and take the great photos.
Having lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we start to hike through the narrow high mountain path Sky path, Trekking on the rock Mountain steps of old Ma Pi Leng pass. This rocky path goes through limestone cliffs, goes through Hmong villages in the high mountain, goes through cornfields in the middle of the karst plateau. From above, you can admire the extremely majestic scenery of the limestone mountains and the green Nho Que river which cuts through the valley below. Besides of trekking route, you will cross through 2 remote villages on the mountain, visiting and chatting with locals are our interesting activities beside enjoy natural scenery.
After 3hrs ~8km trekking, you will reach the main road and be transferred to Meo Vac
+Transfer by car: ~120km
+ Trekking type: Medium, around ~8km in 2,5-3hrs.
+ Sleep: at a traditional house ( new ) in Hmong culture village in Pa Vi, Meo Vac. ( Some good accommodation as Meo Vac Clay House, Vivi homestay, O Chau Meo Vac Boutique…)
If you want to experience sleep in the homestay of Hmong people, explore their culture via learning their traditional music dance, wearing their traditional clothes, we will arrange sleep in Hmong Dong Van homestay.
If you want to upgrade to higher class like Abeveger de Meo Vac, let us know.
Morning: If it’s Sunday, you can have a chance to enjoy the unique and special local Market in Meo Vac, it’s held on Sunday and be called SUNDAY MARKET. There are very colorful and various culture of ethnic minorities, it will be a special experience for you.
8:00am, after breakfast, transfer to Nho Que river, it’s located in the bottom of Ma Pi Leng pass with Tu San canyon – it’s a new interesting destination in your Ha Giang tour. Tu San canyon is considered a deepest and most unique canyon in Vietnam. The best way to explore the Tu San abyss alley is by boat, where you will be surrounded by the cool green water and immersed in the quiet and fresh atmosphere of the valley. You will be enchanted by the overwhelming presence of the towering mountains on both sides of the river.
You will trek down from the main road to the bottom of the river, take the boat or Kayak and enjoy the poetic beauty with the green color of Nho Que river. You can jump to swim to relax after a long day.
P/s: You can choose to travel down or up by motorbike, however, the narrow & steep going down the river will need the experience skill drivers.
Leave Nho Que river the car will carry you to see the view point from the Ma Pi Leng pass to Nho Que river. Take a rest and coffee here before come back to Meo Vac & having lunch.
Afternoon: You will have the relaxing time in the car to enjoy the stunning scenery of Karst Mountain from Meo Vac to Ha Giang city in the other side. Arrive Ha Giang in the late afternoon & sleep in homestay of Tay people, enjoy the family dinner.
+Transfer by car: around 10km
+ Trekking type: Medium ~5km in 2hrs
+ Sleep: Private room in a bungalow or single mattress on stilt house in Cay homestay or Faithien homestay
In the morning: Do a short hiking through the Tay Village to see the beautiful rice field, the traditional stilt wood house with palm roof, beaten track or soil path in Palm forest, relax at waterfall to explore the local life & culture of Tay people, their farming work as well as the natural.
Finish hiking trip, come back Hanoi and arrive Hanoi in around 7-8pm.
+Transfer by car: around 300 km in 6hrs
+ Trekking type: Easy hiking
Solo travel is taking off. More and more adventurers are forging their own path and travelling alone as part of a group tour. And it’s no wonder. With the confidence you gain from seeing the world on your terms, solo travel gives you a sense of freedom like nothing else.
If you want to travel to your own tune, you’ll be in good company with Zonitrip. Lots of our travellers arrive alone and leave with lifelong friends. With shared authentic experiences in far-flung destinations, our tours are the perfect chance to create lasting friendships.
We’ll match you with the group having suit your departure time, so you can share the tour cost. About single supplements like accommodation, most of our homestay have a single mattress so it’s very convenient for solo travel. If you want to upgrade a private room, the small surcharge can be accepted.
If at the departure time you want, we haven’t had any other group, you can book in advance or deposit to keep a sit. We will inform you of the update or customized suitable or better options.
You can also find many travel ideas and tours here in the best solo travel destinations. Don’t worry, let contact with us.
After a long day with a lot of activities, we know a comfortable place to rest overnight is a special concern. A relaxed and enjoyable accommodation is not only to state the quality of the tour but also to get the energy back for the possibly hard days after.
We can say Vietnam tourism has been developing so well so please do not worried about the accommodations when on tours in Vietnam. We can easily find and stay in a 3 to 5 star hotels in the big cities or touristic areas.
However, the Trekking and Motorbike tours of Zonitrip are almost at remote regions where accommodations are not like other big towns, so we’ll stay mostly at the standard hotels or home-stay. But don’t’ worry, they’re surely safe and the equipment is comfortable enough for you:
Most of the towns we stay during the tour are pretty small where there may be only one or few little basic hotels; however, they have will have most of the standard equipment for you to have a safe and comfortable stay such as soft mats, blankets, mosquito nets, Air-conditioning, clean toilets… and free wifi. We sometimes tour through some big cities/touristy areas and we can have better choices to stay in a better 3 or 4 star hotels.
Mostly 90% of Zonitrip’s customers are pleased with staying at homestays.
All the families we choose to stay have special permits and are certificated from the local government. Most of the homestays are nice wood and clean houses on stilts, are owned by warmly host, who are local knowing well area. Below is the equipment you can expect to have at the homestay: private mats, blankets, mosquito nets, fans, clean toilets, hot water.
If you have ever done a trekking/camping on the mountain, in the jungle, you may know about the hut/tent. With the trekking mountain tour from 2-4 days, we provide the tent or hut and sleeping bag to sleep. You will share sleeping space with other guests. There isn’t electricity, internet or phone wireless, no hot water, very simple toilet.
We would like to say food on tours is one of the most important reasons to make our clients come back for more.
We serve almost local Vietnamese food on the tour. Generally, Vietnamese food is light but it’s surely not boring and so healthy. We can be sure all food is fresh with a lot of vegetables, especially for vegetarians.
We sometimes choose a basic roadside restaurant for meals or eating at homestay but the food is always fresh, tasty and plenty to choose.
Such as famous PHO (rice noodle soup), BUN CHA (special noodle with grilled pork), NEM (Spring rolls)…The local people have different methods to cook so we can be sure you can have different food for each meal during the long adventure tours in Vietnam.
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Once you have agreed on an itinerary or service we will ask for a 30% deposit and start making reservations for you. Once all reservations have been made we will confirm back to you. The final balance is due on your arrival in our area or before your tour departs.
-Once you have paid 30% non refundable deposit your trip is confirmed.
-Any cancellation of a booking must be in writing and shall only be effective upon its acknowledged receipt by ZONITRIP
-For cancellations made within 7 days and 48 hrs before the day of the service we reserve the right to retain 25% of the due amount.
-For cancellations made within 48 hrs of the tour we reserve the right to retain the full fee.
-No refunds are given in case of force majeure
-No refunds are given if the client leaves the program after it has began for any reasons whatsoever or miss any scheduled sightseeing or visit or no showing up