Welcome to Ha Giang


There is little to keep you in town itself, but the spectacular limestone outcrops soaring skywards over the suburbs hint at the amazing scenery in the surrounding hinterland.


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$882 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Off The Beaten Track Tour of North Vietnam from Hanoi

Day 1 Ha Noi - Ha Giang (L, D)8:00 departure to Road No. 2 Hanoi-Viet Tri-Tuyen Quang-Ha Giang. Excellent lunch among gardens in Tan Quang; arrival in Ha Giang around 18:00. We go to a nearby Tay village, where we have diner and spend the night in a family stilted house. Day 2 Ha Giang - Dong Van (B, L, D)After purchasing the mandatory permit at the Immigration Office, we take the first spectacular road, which leads to Dong Van, a series of long passes and deep valleys. Lunch in the small mountain town of Tam Son. We then cross a landscape of pine forest and arrive at the astonishing King of the H’mong’s Palace. Arrival in Dong Van around 18:00. Diner in a local restaurant and hotel night. Day 3 Dong Van - Ma Phi Leng - Meo Vac - Cao Bang (B, L, D)An absolutely unforgettable day! It starts with the visit of the market of Dong Van, We then drive to the most astonishing road in Vietnam, which climbs on 15 km up to the top of the Ma Pi Leng Pass, through a gigantic maze of lime peaks, "stone forests", and canyons unique in the world. We then go down into the valley of Meo Vac, visit Meo Vac market. We then continue snaking through the mountains, cross the river, and arrive in Cao Bang town, where we have diner and spend the night. Day 4 Cao Bang- Ban Gioc Waterfall (B, L, D)We start early to take the mountain road Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall. We will take about 2 hours drive to visit Ban Gioc waterfalls, the highest and most spectacular in the area. Enjoy an imposing sight of Ban Gioc waterfalls and relax freely with plenty of time for photos. You will then visit Nguom Ngao “Tiger Cave”. Dinner and overnight at homestay.Day 5 Cao Bang - Ba Be Lake (B, L, D)A treat! Breakfast at hotel, then 3 hours drive to Cho Ra for lunch. We will reach to the house owner’s boat, who takes you through the entire length of the 3 connected lakes (Ba Be - “3 bays”) and up the Nang River, to an astonishing site: Dong Puong, an enormous tunnel 300-long that the river has dug through a lime mountain. The boat then enter to Ba Be lake. If it hots We can have a swim in crystal clear waters before you visit the stilt houses of the Tay community in Coc Toc village, where you will spend the night in Mr Linh's Homestay.Day 6 Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (B, L)We stroll along the riverfront, visit some lovely villages and hike the upper reaches of the lake, in an area marked by massive limestone cliffs and mountains. On the way, we pay a visit Pac Ngoi village where the local people still keeps the traditional stilt house then enter Hua Ma cave famous with thousand of stalactites and columns. After lunch in a local restaurant, it is our journey back to Hanoi, arriving there at around 6pm.

$765 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Majesty Of Untouched North Of Vietnam

Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang (L,D)Pick up at your hotel at 8 AM. 6-hour transfer to Ha Giang. Stop for photos or a short walk in the middle of the fields nearby. Arrive Ha Giang at about 4 PM. Rest of day to wander around Tay villages with emerald green rice fields, wooden stilt houses or cooling off in a local stream. Dinner with local familyDay 2: Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh - Dong Van (B,L,D)After breakfast, go to Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark. Stop in Quan Ba and Yen Minh for exotic view. After lunch, head to Dong Van. Stop en route for 1,5-hour walk off road to local Hmong villages before visiting old King of Hmong Palace. Reach Dong Van at 4.30 PM. There walk up the French Fortress with panoramic view at sunsetDay 3: Dong Van – Trek Ma Pi Leng Pass – Cao Bang (B,L,D)Visit Dong Van market. If Sunday, see a weekly market fair of Hmong people. After market, drive to hiking point of Ma Pi Leng pass. A 2.5-hour walk leads to the top of the pass, winding through some local villages, ending after a high corridor on the edge of Nho Que river. Continue to Cao Bang CityDay 4: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Nguom Ngao Cave – Quang Uyen (B,L,D)Visit Ban Gioc waterfall, the fourth biggest border waterfall in the world. Short walk around Phuoc Sen village with knives as traditional handicraft. Picnic lunch at the waterfall. Visit Nguom Ngao cave before returning homestay in an incense making village of Nung people. Have 1-hour hike up the mountain with the whole exotic view at sunsetDay 5: Quang Uyen – Ba Be Lake – Cycling In Ba Be (B,L,D)After breakfast, take a 3-hour drive to Ba Be Lake. After lunch, go to Pac Ngoi village to start a 4-km biking to Hua Ma cave. After the cave, return Pac Ngoi village. Check in homestay, walk to Pac Ngoi wharf for kayaking or cooling off in fresh waterDay 6: Ba Be Lake Boating - Hanoi (B,L)Enjoy last breakfast before 3-hour boating around the lake. Short walk to Cam village. Follow Nang river to Puong cave, a tunnel cave full of amazement. Continue to Buoc Lom wharf to say good bye to Ba Be and return Hanoi

$895 Outdoor Activities

VIETNAM ADVENTURE IN 14 DAYS

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVALUpon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Overnight in HanoiDAY 2: DISCOVER HA GIANG (L/D)06h00:  Pick up and and transfer to Ha Giang. Visit Quan Ba Twin Moutains and arrive in Yen Minh. Overnight in Yen MinhDAY 3: EXPLORE MA PI LENG PASS (B/L/D)06h30: Have breakfast and check out from hotel. Today you will visit Dong Van Highland Geological Park, Siwon village, King Vuong Chi Sinh Palace, Lung Cu, Ma Pi Leng Pass. Come back to Yen Minh for overnight.DAY 4: HANOI TO HUE (B)06h30: Check out from hotel and transfer to Hanoi then takes flight to Hue.  Overnight in HueDAY 5: PHONG NHA NATIONAL PARK (B/L)7:30 Pick up at the hotel and head to the Phong Nha Ke Bang National park. Rowing and walking inside Phong Nha Cave. Return to Hue for overnightDAY 6: HUE TO DANANG (B)Have breakfast at the hotel and relaxing time before transfer to Da Nang. Overnight in Da NangDAY 7: BANA HILL TOUR (B/L)Today you will visit Golden bridge, debay wine cellar, Linh Ung pagoda, cable car to Fantasy amusement Park ; Chua Mountain and visit Ba Chua Thuong Ngan Temple. Then come back to Danang for overnight.DAY 8: DA NANG TO NHA TRANG (B)Have breakfast at the hotel then take flight to Nha Trang. Overnight in Nha TrangDAY 9: FISHING AND SNORKELNG (B/L)  Today you will visit Hon Tre and Tam Island for fishing. Snorkeling at the Marine Park. Overnight in Nha TrangDAY 10: TRAVEL FROM BEACH CITY TO CHARMING DA LAT (B)Have breakfast at the hotel and ready before transfer to Da Lat. Overnight in Da LatDAY 11: DALAT CITY TOUR (B/L)08:00 Pick up from hotel then visit Pongour Waterfall, Weasel coffee plantations, a greenhouse to see different kinds of flowers. Overnight in Da LatDAY 12: DALAT TO HO CHI MINH (B)Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in Ho Chi MinhDAY 13: LEISURE TIME IN HO CHI MINH CITY (B)Relaxing time in Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in Ho Chi MinhDAY 14: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)Relaxing time and board your flight back home. Trip Ends.

$990 Shows, Concerts & Sports

6 Days Ba Be to Ban Gioc and Ha Giang Motorbike Tour

Day 1 Hanoi – Ba Be 220km8:00AM our team will come and pick you up to our garage station to take the motorbike we chose the day before and head to Thai Nguyen to take in fresh air through the rice field and rural villages of northern Vietnam countryside.After lunch, we will continue your trip to Ba Be National Park. You can refresh yourself with a short walk in the afternoon around the park or swim in the nearby lake. Stay overnight in a Tay monority homestay in Ba Be.Day2 Ba Be – Ban Gioc 200kmThe motorbike ride to the beautiful Ban Gioc Waterfall will be crossing small mountain passes and through some rustic villages of the local hill tribe.This picturesque, cascading waterfall is 53 meters high and has an impressive span of 300 meters. The unique landscape includes limestone karst formations soaring from the verdant rice paddies of Tay, H Mong and Dzao ethnic minority groups.Overnight at Ban gioc homestayDay 3 Ban Gioc- Bao Lac 200kmToday ride will cover an interesting mix of harsh looking scenery, to stunning valleys, little villages and rice fields before reaching one of the largest towns in the region Bao Lac.The road is flanked on both sides by harsh looking rock formation, with one or two little valleys open up. However, after a few km the interesting scenery turns into something stunning. The road suddenly follows the side of a hill, and a large valley full of rice terraces opening up. The first glimpse you get is just great, and seeing the road ahead you can’t help but look forward to the next stretch.Day 4  Bao Lac – Dong Van 120kmThe motorbike ride in the morning is winding along the Rock Plateau, after breakfast, enjoy slowly motorbike on some beautiful mountain passes until Meo Vac where we stop for lunch. In the afternoon, we will motorcycle along the river and see the different mountain view. Arrive in Dong Van town at 5 PM.Day 5 Dong Van-Ha Giang 140kmAfter a stretch of the road overlooking some valleys with terraces filling the slopes you will ride to a plateau where the road was cutting through, seeing houses left and right. This is actually an area where you can easily slow down to watch rural life in Vietnam – locals working on the fields and water buffaloes enjoying wading through some cold water, with the red roofs showing another contrast to the green rice fields.Some of the views are just like images of postcards you have seen from Vietnam – thinking they do not exist. Well, they do here!Overnight in Ha GiangDay 6  Ha Giang – Hanoi 300kmWe’ll have an early start today as we head south back to Hanoi. We take back roads to avoid the busy traffic and to get away from the highway. Arrive Hanoi at 6:00 PM.Enjoy the ride and see the amazing Vietnam!

$178 Tours & Sightseeing

Ha Giang Loop - Yen Minh - Dong Van

DAY 01: HA NOI - QUANG BINH - YEN MINH - DONG VAN (Lunch, dinner)05h00: Car and guide pick you at the meeting point of departure. You stop for breakfast in Noi Bai airport.12h00: Have lunch in Ha Giang city.13h30: After lunch, you depart to the Gateway - Co Cua Mount.You have the opportunity to conquer and watch the North 7 km, from the top of the slope quarter.18h30: Continue the journey to Dong Van ancient town you check in hotel and Have a dinner at the restaurant.DAY 02: DONG VAN - LONG DUC DISTRICT - YEN MINH (Morning, noon, evening)07h00: After breakfast you check out the hotel start to visit:Lung Cu flag tower: Built on the summit of the Dragon Mountain - Cambrian limestone mountain - Chang Pung with an elevation of 1700m above sea level, 24km from Dong Van district, Ha Giang city 154km.- Ma Li Leng (with sound reading Ma Leng): The road winding through the cliffs, over At the peak of 200 meters, at the foot of the Nho Que river deep as the two sides. One side is the peak of Ma Li Leng and one is the Sam Pun, where the border crossing to Tianjin, China.- "King of Cat" Residence: Located in the Sa Phin valley (Sa Phin commune, Dong Van district).15h00: Have lunch at the restaurant at the King's Cat PalaceAfternoon: The tourists continues to visit the Sung La Valley. The background of the film "Pao's Story", watching the flower field stretched road and two sides of the ridge. After that, we return to Yen Minh town to check in hotelRest. Dinner at the restaurant at night at the hotel.DAY 03: YEN MINH – QUAN BA- HANOI (Breakfast, Lunch)06h30: After breakfast you check out procedures. Then go back to Ha Noi, on the road to visit and take photos at mile 0 and Uncle Ho statue, City square.11h30: Have lunch at ethnic rice restaurant in Ha Giang.13h00: Tourists back to Ha Noi, on the way to stop buying local specialties as gifts.19h00: Arrive Ha Noi. See you in the next travel program.

$456 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Trekking from Bac Ha to Ha Giang 7 days

Day 1: Trek from Bac Ha to Ta Van Chu Start your trek from Bac Ha to the local ethnic minority people in the villages, take picture of people and beautiful landscapes. Have picnic lunch under the shade. Arrive home-stay in Ta Van Chu walk around the H’mong ethnic village. Have dinner in local family, overnight on the stilt-house. Day 2: Trek from Ta Van Chu to Lung Phinh We will do the trek today that lead through beautiful sightseeing on narrow footpath to the H’mong village of Xin Chai. Discover the daily life of the local people. Continue trekking to Lu Than – a delightful village located at the mountain side of H’mong area. Welcome for dinner and overnight at Mr Din’s homestay. Day 3: Trek from Lung Phinh to Ta Cu Ty Once leaving Lung Phinh, following the trekking route to Sin Chai village of Fu La minority, through rice paddy and maize plantations to Quan Hoa . Lunch will be prepared and served here. After lunch, you will continue the trek toward Ban Gia village. Enjoy your dinner in a private local house and spend the night at Mr Thien’s homestay in Ta Cu Ty. Day 4: Trek from Ta Cu Ty to Xin Man (Coc Pai) Have breakfast at local homestay. Start trekking from Mr Thien’s house to Doan Ket, a village of Nung and Black Dao people. Have picnic lunch on the middle of way. Afternoon, you will cross the little river to Coc Coc village. Arrive to Coc Pai(Xin Man) later in the afternoon. Check in the local hotel. Day 5: Xin Man - Hoang Su Phi - Tung San. Breakfast in Xin Man. Transfer by car to Hoang Su Phi, have a coffee then transfer 5km to the start point of your trekking today. You will trek 17 km through the beautiful scenery and local villages. Lunch will be served at a nice spot. Continue to the Black Dao ethnic of Tung San for dinner and overnight. Mr Tan Van Sai will have pleasure to welcome you at his house. Day 6: Tung San – Dan Khao – Cao Banh After having breakfast, your trek will begin from Tung San to Dan Khao then Cao Banh. Lunch on route. Dinner and overnight at Mr Son's homestay (Black Dzao minority people) Day 7: Cao Banh - Trang - Quang Ngan - Ha Giang ALeaving Cao Banh, you will take the trekking route to Trang village then continue toward Quang Ngan. Once reaching village Len in Viet Lam you will be transferred by car to Ha Giang.

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