Ha Giang Tour from Hanoi

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What You'll Do
  • allow you to meet the local people of these exotic lands
  • lots of fun on a quality holiday that you will never forget
  • Visit Remote Hilltribe Villages in North-Vietnam
  • have a chance to see the Meo Vac cattle market, held every Sunday in Ha Giang province, is unique in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam
Overview
This 4-day North Vietnam Tours includes such highlights as the spectacular landscapes of the northern mountainous region, especially the limestone highland, the unique discovery of interesting culture, custom and way of life of different tribal people.
What to Expect
Day 1 Ha Noi - Ha Giang (B,L,D)

Breakfast at your hotel. Vietnam Home Travel's bus and guide pick you up and then transfer to Ha Giang though Son Nam District of Tuyen Quang province. Enjoy natural landscape and green fields, palm hill and villages. Passing Tuyen quang town, you can visit village of black Tay minority. Arrive Ha Giang town in the late afternoon; prepare everything for the next day. Overnight in hotel.

Private transfer: Hanoi to Ha Giang
Guide: English speaking
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation:Huy Hoan Hotel

Day 2 Ha Giang - Meo Vac - Dong Van (B,L,D)

After breakfast, depart to Dong Van via Quan Ba. Stop in Quan Ba pass "the Paradise door" where the view is superb, with green valleys and rows of identical hills and mountains. (The Quan Ba Sunday morning markets are one of the most important and interesting meeting places). In this region you find the White H'mong, the Red Dzao and Tay ... who live only in the villages around Quan Ba District. Lunch in Yen Minh . After bidding farewell, we take time to conquer the Ma Pi Leng Pass from which we can see and enjoy a beautiful sunset over the Nho Que river. Overnight at Dong Van town .

Private transfer: Ha Giang to Dong Van
Guide: English speaking
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation:Hoang Ngoc Hotel

Day 3: Dong Van – Yen Minh – Quan Ba – Ha Giang (B,L,D)

Get up early morning walk to Dong Van market (if it is on Sunday it is really festival with colorful costume of ethnic minority buy and sell local products that cannot be found elsewhere). Breakfast with sticky rice, one of specialty we will continue our trip. Scenery will wake you up. You will be surprised when visiting these remote areas, we will witness how hard the local people struggle with their environment for their survival and development. Living conditions are extremely harsh, there is barely any arable land within the rocky mountains and the people survive on a diet of corn, which is about the only crop able to grow in the rocky soil. Even through this hardship, the local people are very friendly, simple yet develop a strong attachment to other people. They are the soul of this remote area. We will stop to visit the H'Mong King Palace, built in 1900, Vuong Chi Duc was recognized King of H'mong tribes by French colonialists and then Lo Lo minority village. Lunch en route in Yen Minh town and then transfer back to Ha Giang for overnight.

Private transfer: on the way
Guide: English speaking
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation:Huy Hoan Hotel

Day 4: Ha Giang – Hanoi (B,L)

After breakfast we depart for Bac Ha. After arriving in Bac Ha (approx 3 hours) you can visit the Bac Ha local markets, the largest and most colorful market in the area. Where you will know more about the traditional colourful market of the Flower HMong hill tribe. Every Sunday morning, many different ethnic groups such as Flower H'mong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay and Nung minorities gather to buy and sell local products that cannot be found elsewhere. This is interesting as you also get to meet all the different Minority people also doing their shopping. Later in the afternoon, we depart to Lao Cai for freshen up. After dinner get overnight train back to Hanoi ..

Private transfer: Ha Giang to Lao Cai
Guide: English speaking
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Accommodation:Oriental Express 4 soft sleeper A/C cabin

Day 5: Hanoi Arrival (B)

Our train will arrive in Hanoi at about 5h30. Our driver will wait and take you to hotel for early freshen up. After breakfast be relax until our driver will come to transfer to airport for another destination.

Private transfer: Train station to hotel and hotel to airport
Guide: English speaking
Meal:Breakfast
What's Included
  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room
  • Pick up and transfer by private air conditioned vehicles as specified in the itinerary above
  • Train tickets: Lao Cai - Hanoi ( soft sleeper cabin with air conditioning ).
  • Travel in an appropriate private air conditioned vehicle and/or a Jeep with an experienced safe driver.
  • The services of experienced English speaking tour guides as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the program
  • Lunches and dinners ( as specified in the itinerary ) in the best local restaurants or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available
  • Permits
What's Not Included
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
  • International flight ticket, visa.
  • Insurance
Know Before You Go
Trip notes
Food
All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. While in big towns we will enjoy Vietnamese cuisine in fine restaurants. Once we travel away from big towns, the emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious fresh local produce.

Hotel & homestay
In big towns we use the finest hotel with centre location. Please contact us if you prefer higher hotel category.In remote areas we use the best hotels or guest houses available.
Home stay in villages is basic in term of bedding condition and toilet. We will sleep on bed or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillows and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually flush-style.

Tour guide
The tour will be led by one of our tour guides who are experienced in guiding. He has been carefully selected and trained in this field and is fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. You will have a great time traveling with him.

What to bring
Sun block, anti-insect repellent

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