Essential Ha Giang - 5 days

Duration: 5 Days
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This 5-day tour to Ha Giang offers you a good view of the region driving along the main road, visiting typical places that can not be missed when visiting the province. The tour is type of driving one, most of your time is spent in the car for driving from A to B but we will do our best to give you good paces so that you won't feel tiring of doing something. Accommodation is expected to be basic but the top of the areas will be used for your best comfort possible. Food is very local, too. There is no western food to expect except bread, fried eggs for breakfast at some places. Meals are at local food stores but we always choose the most acceptable one.
Departure: Hanoi
Categories: Autumn experience
Theme: Adventure - Ecotourism
Type: Private Tours - Adventure Tour - Budget Tours


  • Experience local life at a homestay of the Tay ethnic minority. 
  • Admire the amazing landscape of limestone mountains (Dong Van Karst Geo-park). 
  • Visiting local market and learn the hill tribe's daily life and cultures. 
  • Visiting less-tourist destinations 
  • Great for photo opportunities
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Tour Itinerary

Hanoi - Ha Giang city

Depart from Hanoi at 8.00 AM, our drive to Ha Giang occupies most of the day. There are stops on the way for photo opportunities and having lunch.

Arrive at a hotel in Ha Giang City, check in and rest for the remainder of the day. Dinner and overnight in Ha Giang City.

(The alternative accommodation tonight can be arranged in a local house at a Tay ethnic village nearby for a home-stay experience. Let our travel specialist know before the trip.)​

Included meals: Lunch, Dinner

Ha Giang city - Dong Van Karst Geo - Park

At 7:00 a.m. check out of your hotel room and your tour guide will take you to breakfast place.

Today is one of your trip highlights as you are traveling to the famous Dong Van Karst Geo-park. It features a vast area of limestone, spectacular mountain scenery, the richness and uniqueness of ethnic minorities’ culture.

Along the day, you will have some stops on the way for photo opportunities from mountain passes, typical attractions and visits to ethnic villages. The typical spots are at Bac Sum Pass, Fairy Mountain with some steps to a view-point atop a hill, Tham Ma Pass, Pho Cao H'mong village, Pho Bang ancient town, House of Pao, the residence of the Vuong family, still called “Palace of Hmong King”. 

Arrive at Dong Van town, check in a hotel and refreshing before dinner.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dong Van Karst Geo - Park DISCOVERY

Today will be no less impressive as you continue to explore this majestic gray rock plateau.

As usual, your tour guide will arrange the breakfast for you. Set out at 8:00 a.m. Dong Van Karst Plateau is unique combination between Geo-heritages and cultural heritages. Up to 80% of the karst formations of Dong Van Plateau are limestone formed by environment conditions and different development stages of nature. The scenery is amazing and the local life and the culture of the hill tribes such as the H'mong is something that will be very memorable for your trip. Take a short walk through the old quarter of Dong Van town before get on your private transport heading to Meo Vac District.

The distance between Dong Van and Meo Vac is just 25 km but this leg of the trip is spectacular! The drive on Happy Road is incredible with the scenery to the left as it is where the pretty Nho Que River lies at the bottom of Tu San Abyss. We make a stop on Ma Pi Leng Pass and spend the morning trekking along the sky-walk path. This scenic trek will definitely one of the highlights of your trip. Lunch is at a restaurant in Pavi village.

In the afternoon, get transferred down the way to Nho Que River ticket checking point for another walk on steps down (2km) to the water where you will take a boat trip to visit Tu San Abyss Alley, known as one of the most magnificent canyons in Southeast Asia. Take a short walk up to Tu San Rock Ledge where you can get some awesome pictures with the Tu San Alley on the background.

After the boat ride, walk back to the main road and make your way to Meo Vac Town for the night.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Meo Vac - Ha Giang city ​

If today is Sunday, it will be your colorful morning as there is a weekend market takes place right in the town. The market is not only where the locals living in the karst plateau trade cattle, it is also a gathering place for the Mong ethnic minority trading their domestic and farming products. This is a great chance for hunting beautiful photos of the local faces in their traditional dresses.

After the market, we will set out and more scenic drive in the geo-park.The road is winding down hill to Yen Minh where you have lunch at a local restaurant before the afternoon drive back to Ha Giang City. Spend the second night in Ha Giang City.​ 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ha Giang City - Hanoi ​

After your breakfast at the hotel. The full-day journey takes you back to Hanoi where you can go on with more adventures by Custom Asia Travel.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

What's Included
  • Private A/c transportation per itinerary 
  • English/ French speaking tour guide 
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Accommodation during the trip 
  • Sightseeing tickets and permits 
  • Bottled water on the vehicle.
  • Travel insurance 
  • Drinks and other meals 
  • Tips and gratuities 
  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above.
Additional Info

Average driving speed on the mountain roads is 35km per hour. The distances between the destinations are viewed as follows: 

Hanoi - 285 km - Ha Giang City - 150 km - Dong Van Town - 75 km - Meo Vac Town - 155 km - Ha Giang City - 285 km- Hanoi

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