Day 1: Hanoi – Tuyen Quang – Quan Ba (L, D) (360km)
07h30: You will be met up with team at gathering point in Hanoi (The Opera House) and depart to Ha Giang via Tuyen Quang province.
11h: We arrive in Tuyen Quang city to have lunch in restaurant. After lunch, we continue our drive towards Dong Van stone plateau that was recognized to be the World Heritage – the Geography Park.
In the afternoon, we will come to Tam Son town and take a walk up to the observatory to enjoy Twin Mountain (Fairy Bosom) sightseeing – the unique special formation made by nature.
Late afternoon, we arrive in Nam Dam village which offers a very much valuable setting for tourism, including traditional rural villages, a relaxing atmosphere, traditionally dressed ethnic minority people, the typical karst landscape of the Dong Van Geopark, mountains, and paddy fields.
After checking in home-stay, you can join or behold the way local host make your meal. Then we have dinner together.
In the evening, there is an option for you to enjoy Dao musical-cultural performance in home-stay (fee on your own). Overnight in home-stay.
Day 2: Village Tour – Palace of Hmong King – Dong Van (B, L, D) (90km)
07h00: After breakfast, we have 2 options of trekking village tour:
Option 1: Nam Dam – Truc Son village – Hoang Lan village – Quyet Tien
Trekking from Nam Dam village to Quyet Tien village, visiting the traditional village Truc Son and Hoang Lan village on the way.
Option 2: Water fall, view point, karst landscape, paddy fields and community house
Walk around Nam Dam village with a local guide. Visit the Dear Water Fall in forested area, walk through a landscape by paddy fields, hills, and the famous Dong Van Geopark karst Stones to a view point overlooking vast Lung Tam/Can Ty valley. In Nam Dam, decide between two options to continue to Tam Son: a beautiful panoramic hill route (1,5h) or the straight route (40min) along Nam Dam lake and the Fairy Bosom Mountain.
After trekking tour, we come back village to have lunch and take a rest for a while.
13h30: We continue our road trip to Dong Van plateau of Stone. A stop will be made en route for visiting the residence of the Vuong family, still called “Palace of Hmong King” – the unique architecture’s still remained over 100 years within Plateau of Stone.
17h30: We will arrive in Dong Van old town, then we check into a homestay (a lovely H’Mong traditional house with tourist services) and have dinner.
After dinner, you will enjoy the night life there by walking peacefully on hung-lantern old street.
Day 3: Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Lung Cu – Lung Cam – Yen Minh (B, L, D) (140km)
07h00: After breakfast, spend time seeing how ethnic minority in Ha Giang communicate and exchange in Dong Van market. Some unique ethnic cultures are exposed there.
10h00: Start into the most beautiful distance of the trip. It is Ma Pi Leng pass connecting Dong Van and Meo Vac. Dong Van and Meo Vac - the highest frontier points of Vietnam Nation bordering with China, restricted area in the past but lately opening to welcome adventure visitors. Terrain of rugger Stone mountains high and sharp, the local people had spent 6 years to construct 20km of road and especially the workers had to hang themselves to work on the rugger Stone cliffs during 11 months and finally the road was completed and those workers named this thread road is The Road of Happiness. Ma Pi Leng means kneed-horse pass - this means the pass is so high that all horses passing have to bend their knees to rest by being exhausted.
We come back to Dong Van to have lunch.
13h00: We depart to visit Lung Cu – the North Pole of Vietnam where you can see the beautiful paranomic village landscape down there. You will have time to take a walk to Lo Lo Chai village to see local life and houses.
15h30: Get on van to come to the authentic Lung Cam village where H’mong, Lo Lo Chai, Han ethnic people living. The wild and beautiful life there inspired Vietnamese filmmakers to do famous movie “The Pao’s story”.
18h00: Arrive to Yen Minh town, check in hotel and have dinner.
Day 4: Yen Minh – Bac Quang – Hanoi (B, L) (390km)
08h00: Have breakfast, check out and depart back to Hanoi.
We will drop by Thanh Van village, Quan Ba to see the local honey production and maize wine distillery. You can buy them for souvenirs.
Having lunch at Bac Quang town, then take a rest for a while. Then, we continue our trip back to Hanoi.
19h00: We arrive back to Hanoi. End of tour.
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