Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
Ha Giang Vietnam Road Trip Itinerary is another join-in tours are designed for travelers traveling with limited budget, and those who wish to discover the uniqueness of the famous Dong Van Geo Park, Ha Giang province, northern Vietnam. This 3 days Ha Giang Vietnam road trip itinerary departs every evening from Hanoi. If you look for off the beaten path places, short walks to visit hill-tribal villages, colorful markets, then the package is right for you.
NIGHT 1: HANOI -> HA GIANG
Local bus leaves Hanoi at 10.00 pm from Hanoi Old Quarter. Transfer 332 km to Ha Giang City with 2 breaks along the way.
DAY 1: HA GIANG -> YEN MINH -> SUNG LA
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 Geo Park. The road trip along national road 4C uphill offers spectacular landscapes right from the first hour along the Mien River and uphill the Quan Ba Mountain Pass. Enjoy several photo stops before reaching to Quan Ba Heaven Gate (top of the pass) and downhill little bit to Co Tien Hill, walk up the steps to the top of the hill for great panorama of 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.
After lunch, drive up and down hills the Pho Cao Pass along the bending tarmac for 19 km to Sung La Valley. Check in home-stay in Lung Cam Tren Village and spend about 2 hours in the afternoon walking to explore the stunning valley, pay visit to local homes of the Hmong and Lo Lo ethnic peoples, and enjoy traditional Khen Dance. Dinner served at home-stay with local dishes, O/N in clay-walled house of the Hmong.
DAY 2: SUNG LA -> DONG VAN -> MEO VAC
The road winds its way among wall-up limestone mountains of the famous Dong Van Geo Park for half an hour to Xa Phin Valley, 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. Then drive uphill 14 km to Lung Tao Commune, pay visit to this large Hmong village before spending about 2 hours walking through the stunning valley to discover unique way of life in the northernmost land of Vietnam. Ends up the walk and arriving in Dong Van town let at noon, have lunch break in a local restaurant.
Afternoon 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 11 km to the top of the pass with some photo stops. Pay visit to a small village of the Hmong which is set among immense rock formations where the best value of cultivating land and fresh water can be learnt evidently. Then moving slowly along the road 17 km downhill the pass, enjoy many stops for admiring landscapes before arriving to Meo Vac town let, check in hotel at about 4.00 pm for a short rest before enjoying leisure walk to explore this charming border town let. Dinner served at 7.30 pm in a local restaurant and O/N in Meo Vac.
DAY 3: MEO VAC -> HA GIANG
Follow the narrow tarmac of the provincial road which sneaks amidst the walled-up mountains of Dong Van Geo Park for 17 km to Lung Phin Commune, pay visiting to some small hamlets of the Zao and Hmong. Continue the road trip 28km to Mau Due, spend an hour here walking to explore a beautiful valley with very impressive terraced fields. Picked up again at 11.30 am for a short drive to Yen Minh for lunch break.
Follow road 4C after lunch 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.