Explore the highlights of Ha Giang on this 3 day adventure
Head to the northern-most reaches of Vietnam and discover wild mountain ranges, endless green rice paddies and farmland, and tiny traditional villages, home to friendly locals. Admire breathtaking views from Heaven’s Gate and the Ma Pi Leng Pass, learn about local life at your homestay and ancient Vietnam in the historic town of Dong Van.
Limousine bus transport to & from Hanoi
1 Night in a Traditional Ha Giang Homestay
1 Night in a Hotel in Dong Van
Meals & activities as stated in the below itinerary
Nam Dam Village
Quan Ba – Heaven’s Gate
Ma Pi Leng & the Nho Que River
HANOI – HA GIANG – HEAVEN’S GATE – NAM DAM VILLAGE
Start the day early with a 6.30am pickup from your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and make the journey by limousine bus to Ha Giang City. Arrive in time for lunch before driving to your final destination of Nam Dam Village.
Your drive will take you to over the Quan Ba Heaven Gate, which provides an incredible view over the Dong Van Geological Park.
The tranquil Nam Dam village is located in the midst of a romantic landscape with old earth-wall houses, located next to Sa Moc forest and a lovely natural freshwater lake.
Take a short trek in the afternoon to meet the Dao people who live in the area and learn a little about their culture and customs. You’ll also have the chance the swim in a waterfall near the village or bath with Dao herbal medicines (for an extra fee of $5).
Spend the night at your homestay and enjoy a homecooked meal with your hosts and travel companions.
NAM DAM VILLAGE – DONG VAN
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your homestay before a day of exploring Dong Van.
Your drive today will take you through the magnificent karst plateau of Dong Van and then into the old town itself. Enjoy lunch before a walking tour of the old town. Your first stop is the Palace of H’mong King – one of the most important cultural and historical monuments in Dong Van.
Moving deeper into the centuries-old village – where the Tay ethnic minority people live, relying on farming and making corn wine – and admire the ancient roofs over 100 years old.
We’ll check into your hotel in Dong Van town in the afternoon and then you’ll have the evening free to have dinner and further explore the old town.
DONG VAN – MEO VAC – HA GIANG – HANOI
If you feel like an early wake-up, you can visit the Dong Van market before breakfast and get a feel for the local rhythm of the town. We’ll depart for Meo Vac at 8am.
Today, we’ll cross the Ma Pi Leng Pass – called the Happy Road – where you can admire the majestic landscape of the Ma Pi Leng canyon 800m deep and the Nho Que River below.
Have lunch at local restaurant, located right next to a stream, where you can enjoy the fresh air of the mountains and forests.
In the early afternoon, it’s time to head back to Ha Giang city, freshen up and then get on the limousine bus to Hanoi. You’ll arrive in Hanoi around 9pm.
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