Trin Shan

Trin Shan

Our team is made up of locals in order to provide to our participants with the best travel through our shared experience. We live in Ha Giang highland, and we work here, and we have a passion for community development program which we share with all participants from parts of the world, bringing you the opportunities to discover and make a difference by helping local ethnic minority people as well as enviromental issue. We know our region and we speak the language, we also good at English to talk with you about the interesting legends of our motherland !

With Local youth in Ha Giang Highland
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We recommend our backseat motorbike tour: Backseat Motorbike Tour is a great way to relax and to safely enjoy Ha Giang authentic landscape. All our local tour guides are fully licensed and have terrific driving records. As your chosen time, our tour guide welcome you in your homestay, then start your new experience Ha Giang and you will sit behind of your own tour guide. Booking tour with Ha Giang Tay Village, you contributed a lot in our community’s strategy of redection poverty. 

Tour route: Vi Xuyen town– Ha Giang city - Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng – Meo Vac – Hagiang

Ha Giang is the Vietnam’s northeast province. The mysterious landscape along the Chinese border – a mythical combination of conical limestone peaks and deep, majestic valleys – is probably the most striking in the country. Considered by many as the last frontier for adventurous travel in Vietnam, Ha Giang already has an almost legendary status among independent Vietnamese and foreign travellers alike. In the last few years road conditions between Ha Giang, Dong Van and Meo Vac have improved, making access to this remoted part of the country relatively easy. With mountain passes hanging onto cliff-faces high above roaring rivers, and back-roads threading through forests of limestone pinnacles, it’s ideal territory for a motorbike road trip. This is the perfect time to drive the Northeast Vietnam tour; before traveller numbers rise.

Day 1: Baiyue Teahouse, Vi Xuyen town – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – H’Mong’s King - Dong Van

After breakfast and coffee in the Eco-CaoBo Teahouse in Vi Xuyen town, then we start our motorbike adventure to the land called “ Heaven on Earth” at 8’30am.  We will drive through small villages and past vast agricultural landscapes and the sweeping mountains of the North.  Lunch in Quan Ba town (after passing Heaven Gate).    Drive pass Phố Cáo, Sủng Là.  We will stop by these villages to visit H’mong families and interact with the locals.  It’s once again a very enjoyable ride today that you will see amazing mountain view of the Rock Plateau. Also, stop to visit the palace of the H’mong king, which was a royal family of high rank during French colonial rule – this palace attracts keen interest from architecturally minded visitors due to its mixed style of European and Chinese architecture.

Overnight at H’Mong’s homestay in Dong Van

Day 2: Dong Van – Lung Cu – Meo Vac – 100km

Meals: Local Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

If we are lucky to be in Dong Van on Sunday which means we get the opportunity to visit the vibrant Dong Van market where regional wares are brought and sold by various minority groups. After the market, we travel to Lung Cu flagpole where is about 24km from the central of Dong Van district. Lung Cu mount is liken as “a high forehead of the motherland” where marks the extreme North of our country. From its top, visitors can see the whole of beautiful and spectacular landscape both in Vietnam and China.  When we are in Lung Cu, we also will visit a small village around the area.  Turn around back to Dong Van, then, drive to the peak of Ma Pi Leng pass which gives stunning views of the mountains and sweeping valleys. We arrive Meo Vac in late afternoon.

Overnight at a local guesthouse in Meo Vac

Day 3: Meo Vac – Yen Minh – Quan Ba – Ha Giang -150km

Meals: Local Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we start our road trip back to Thon Tha. Upon our arrival in Quan Ba, Yen Minh, we will make a stop in Lung Tam village, a Hmong village where you will learn how local villagers weave brocades. After lunch at Quan Ba, we continue our trip back to  Ha Giang city.

End of tour

Tour Information

Location
Duration
72 Hours
Departure
Price per Participant
344,55 SGD
Languages
Group size
1 - 10 people
Transportation
Motorbike
Bicycle
Walking
Boat
Includes
– Transfer and tour by a motorbike and picking transportation– Accommodation: homestay– Meal as indicated in itinerary– English speaking local guide– Entrance fees and permits during guided time– Water on day trek (01 bottle of water/day)
Excludes
Insurance
Cancellation
Refun 100%

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Trin Shan

Trin Shan

We recommend our backseat motorbike tour: Backseat Motorbike Tour is a great way to relax and to safely enjoy Ha Giang authentic landscape. All our local tour guides are fully licensed and have terrific driving records. As your chosen time, our tour guide welcome you in your homestay, then start your new experience Ha Giang and you will sit behind of your own tour guide. Booking tour with Ha Giang Tay Village, you contributed a lot in our community’s strategy of redection poverty. 

Tour route: Vi Xuyen town– Ha Giang city - Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng – Meo Vac – Hagiang

Ha Giang is the Vietnam’s northeast province. The mysterious landscape along the Chinese border – a mythical combination of conical limestone peaks and deep, majestic valleys – is probably the most striking in the country. Considered by many as the last frontier for adventurous travel in Vietnam, Ha Giang already has an almost legendary status among independent Vietnamese and foreign travellers alike. In the last few years road conditions between Ha Giang, Dong Van and Meo Vac have improved, making access to this remoted part of the country relatively easy. With mountain passes hanging onto cliff-faces high above roaring rivers, and back-roads threading through forests of limestone pinnacles, it’s ideal territory for a motorbike road trip. This is the perfect time to drive the Northeast Vietnam tour; before traveller numbers rise.

Day 1: Baiyue Teahouse, Vi Xuyen town – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – H’Mong’s King - Dong Van

After breakfast and coffee in the Eco-CaoBo Teahouse in Vi Xuyen town, then we start our motorbike adventure to the land called “ Heaven on Earth” at 8’30am.  We will drive through small villages and past vast agricultural landscapes and the sweeping mountains of the North.  Lunch in Quan Ba town (after passing Heaven Gate).    Drive pass Phố Cáo, Sủng Là.  We will stop by these villages to visit H’mong families and interact with the locals.  It’s once again a very enjoyable ride today that you will see amazing mountain view of the Rock Plateau. Also, stop to visit the palace of the H’mong king, which was a royal family of high rank during French colonial rule – this palace attracts keen interest from architecturally minded visitors due to its mixed style of European and Chinese architecture.

Overnight at H’Mong’s homestay in Dong Van

Day 2: Dong Van – Lung Cu – Meo Vac – 100km

Meals: Local Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

If we are lucky to be in Dong Van on Sunday which means we get the opportunity to visit the vibrant Dong Van market where regional wares are brought and sold by various minority groups. After the market, we travel to Lung Cu flagpole where is about 24km from the central of Dong Van district. Lung Cu mount is liken as “a high forehead of the motherland” where marks the extreme North of our country. From its top, visitors can see the whole of beautiful and spectacular landscape both in Vietnam and China.  When we are in Lung Cu, we also will visit a small village around the area.  Turn around back to Dong Van, then, drive to the peak of Ma Pi Leng pass which gives stunning views of the mountains and sweeping valleys. We arrive Meo Vac in late afternoon.

Overnight at a local guesthouse in Meo Vac

Day 3: Meo Vac – Yen Minh – Quan Ba – Ha Giang -150km

Meals: Local Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we start our road trip back to Thon Tha. Upon our arrival in Quan Ba, Yen Minh, we will make a stop in Lung Tam village, a Hmong village where you will learn how local villagers weave brocades. After lunch at Quan Ba, we continue our trip back to  Ha Giang city.

End of tour

Ancient sculptures in Ha Giang province recognized as national archaeological site

The local people in Nam Dan Commune call this ancient rock area “Na Lai”, which means “fields of writing characters”. It is a unique vestige with a century-old history which has been ranked as a national vestige. It is also a destination of tourists in Vietnam travel to contemplate the cultural quintessence of the ancient people.

Ancient Shan Tuyet Tea trees recognised as heritage tree

The ancient Shan Tuyet Tea trees hold a strong sentiment with local people growing up in the area, so each villager always has an awareness to preserve them and considers them an indispensable part of their culture. Preserved, cared for and grown on mountains covered by cloud all year, the quality of Shan Tuyet Tea leaves are always pure and when used to make tea deliver a delicious fragrance, thanks to these features Shan Tuyet tea has been considered as characteristic of Cao Bo tea region.

Being recognised as a Vietnamese natural heritage contributes to protecting the genetic resources of the well-known tea variety. Meanwhile, the event offers a chance to honour and promote Ha Giang tea products to domestic and international visitors.

Cao Bo commune has a total of nearly 1,000 ha of ancient Shan Tuyet Tea tree. Since 2011, Cao Bo tea products have been recognised as organic products by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).

MARKET DAYS IN HA GIANG

You cannot truly experience life in Ha Giang without experiencing one of the region's remarkable market days. Market days have been an important and integral part of the Ha Giang way-of-life for many decades. The different ethnic groups all around the wide expanse of Ha Giang remain remote from each other, and market days gives them the opportunity to gather together to exchange goods and services, to share in each other's cultures or perhaps just to chat and see old friends. It's an opportunity to both share and show off a little.When the ethnic people attend one of the Ha Giang market days, they do not necessarily go to trade. They may just wish to meet and treat each other to local delicacies such as thang co (a traditional dish made from the untreated internal organs of a cow) or maize wine.In the Ha Giang villages, market days are organised on specific days (usually Sunday) or on a principle known as "chợ lùi" or "short week". This means that if the market is opened on a Sunday, it will be opened on a Saturday the following week, and the Friday the week after, and so on.Traditional Ha Giang local markets are places to trade and to buy. Many locals will bring their specialities with them, such as maize, medicinal herbs, fruits, corn liquor, soybeans, clothing and jewellery. For the traveller to the Ha Giang region, it's a magical experience full of colours, tastes and odours where you can pick up a wonderful souvenir that'll remind you of your trip once you've returned home. There are currently around 40 such markets on the Dong Van rock plateau alone.

Reviews

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  • Oanh HuynhOanh Huynh
    (13/11/2015)

    I was hungry for a truly local tour, which satisfied my desire to experience "different and unique " things in Ha Giang culture - a northernmost province of Vietnam. For me, the purposes of travelling are not only to go sightseeing, take some pictures and try a couple of special dishes but also interact directly with the local culture. Ms Quynh and her friends didn't let me down. Through 3 days of journey, I had a chance to spend one day in a family of Dao ethnic group. I was taught how to make bacon and lemon leaf skewers with cardamom seeds, was dressed as a Dao people and was shown how to pluck fresh leaves of Ancient Shan Tuyet tea trees... Two following days being on a bike with Quynh, conquering the majestic hills and mountains, watching the spectacular terraced rice paddies, discovering the antique houses of h'mong ethnic people gave me wonderful and unforgettable moments which i could find nowhere but there. This tour is really worth of money ! Ms Quynh, in my eyes, is such a friendly humorous guide with insightful understanding about her motherland. She treated me like a closed friend, that sometimes made me forget the fact that I used to be a tourist !!

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