Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
Ha Giang Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark Discovery is another group tour we customize for travelers touring Ha Giang Vietnam with limited budget. This 3 day north Vietnam road trip offers the chance to discover the uniqueness of the famous Dong Van Karst Plateau. Daily departure from Hanoi Old Quarter.
DAY 1: HA GIANG -> DONG VAN
The bus arrives in Ha Giang at about 5.00 am, freshen up and have breakfast at our base. Leave Ha Giang at 7.30 am for a full day excursion to explore Dong Van Karst Plateau. The road trip along national road 4C uphill offers spectacular landscapes right from the first hour of the trip, enjoy several photo stops before reaching to Quan Ba Heaven Gate. Leave the van here to enjoy walking downhill 2 km to Co Tien Hill, admire panorama of the fascinating Quan Ba Valley famous with the “Twin Hills”. Continue the road trip downhill 21 km to Lung Tam Valley, home to the Hmong Ethnic. Visit a charming village of the Hmong highlighted with traditional textile workshop where all process of making clothes from hemp can be seen. Then move for nearly 2 hours, getting over Yen Minh Pass which offers beautiful scenery of high mountains and valleys. Lunch break in a local restaurant in Yen Minh town let.
Continue the road trip after lunch up and down hills the Pho Cao Pass along the bending tarmac for 19 km to Sung La Valley. Enjoy walking to explore the village name Lung Cam of the Hmong, and if lucky, enjoy traditional Khen Dance. Leave Sung La in mid-afternoon heading to Xa Phin Valley with the famous Vuong Palace, the road winds its way among wall-up Limestone Mountains of the famous Dong Van Karst Plateau, passing by some narrow valleys which offers some pieces of flat land to be home to Hmong peoples. Enjoy visiting the Vauban Style Palace which is known as the palace of the Vuong Family, once the King of the Hmong peoples in the region. Move to Dong Van town let afterwards. Check in hotel at about 5.00pm and relax or take a leisure walk to explore the old street of Dong Van. Dinner served at 7.30 pm in a local restaurant. O/N in Dong Van.
DAY 2: DONG VAN -> MEO VAC -> HA GIANG
Breakfast, check out hotel and leave Dong Van at 8.30 am. Morning excursion is highlighted with spectacular landscapes of Ma Pi Leng Pass, well-known as the most magnificent and beautiful mountain pass in Vietnam. Drive from Dong Van 11km to the top of the pass with some photo stops. Pay visit to a small village of the Hmong where the best value of cultivating land and fresh water can be learnt evidently. Then moving gradually 17 km downhill the pass, enjoy many stops for admiring landscapes before arriving to Meo Vac town let to have coffee break.
Leave Meo Vac and follow the narrow tarmac of the provincial road which sneaks amidst the walled-up mountains of Dong Van Karst Plateau for 47km, take some short walks to visit small hamlets of the Zao and Hmong peoples along the way. Arrive to Yen Minh at noon and have lunch break before following road 4C for 2 hours to get over Yen Minh Pass and onto Quan Ba again. Spend an hour walking to explore Nam Dam Village of the Red Zao near Quan Ba town let in mid afternoon. Leave Nam Dam for 1.5 hour road ride back to Ha Giang, arrive to our base in Ha Giang City at about 5.30pm. Take shower, have dinner and relax. Board the bus at 10.00 pm for overnight road transfer back to Hanoi. Arriving in Hanoi Old Quarter at about 5.30 am the next morning, trip ends.