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5-Day Adventure to Ha Giang Loop and Ba Be Lake

5/Days  Flexible & Private Tour
 HanoiHa GiangCao BangBac KanHanoi
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$490 $417
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With the most majestic and impressive natural landscapes, plenty of grandiose mountains range, the authentic customs and culture of ethnic minorities, and the friendliness of locals, Ha Giang is well known as one of the truly hidden gems of Vietnam. Travelling to Ha Giang, you will first arrive Quan Ba Heaven Gate where you can have a glimpse of the Dong Van plateau, looking backwards downhill and admire the beauty of Ha Giang. Moreover, take your time to visit a commune is known for its long-standing traditional craft of brocade weaving and gain a deeper insight into the history and the unique culture of H'Mong ethnic minority. Especially, you will have a precious opportunity to visit one of the most breathtaking mountain roads in all of Vietnam - Ma Pi Leng Pass and words can't even describe how amazing this pass is.

Highlights

  Get a glimpse of the Dong Van plateau at Quan Ba Heaven Gate

  Have a chance to see the process of making linen products and try to weave hemp

  Visit the palace of H'Mong King with unique intricate design

  Explore Dong Van market and feel all the sights, sounds and tastes of the traditional hill-tribe market

  Fascinated by the outstanding scenery of Ma Pi Leng Pass

  Relax at the heaven of extraordinary scenery with the local boat tour on Ba Ba lake

  A short excursion to get away from a buzzing and busy city

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Hanoi, Quan Ba Drive from Hanoi to Ha Giang, Lunch along the way, Visit Fairly... L, D
Day 2 Quan Ba, Dong Van Visit Lung Tam Village, Hmong Royal Palace & Lung Cu Flag Tower B, L
Day 3 Dong Van, Meo Vac, Bao Lac Visit Dong Van Market, Stop at Ma Pi Leng Pass, Boat along Nho Que... B, L, D
Day 4 Bao Lac, Ba Be Transfer from Bao Lac to Ba Be, A bike tour to Hua Ma Cave, Explore... B, L, D
Day 5 Ba Be, Hanoi Transfer from Ba Be to Hanoi, Enjoy the local boat on Ba Be Lake B, L
  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Drive from Hanoi to Ha Giang, Lunch along the way, Visit Fairly Mountain and Quan Ba Heaven Gate

08.00 AM: After your breakfast, our driver and guide will take you to Ha Giang for your 5D4N tour. Along the way, you will be fascinated by plenty of grandiose mountains and picturesque landscapes surrounding. Lunch en route.

We will then stop at a famous viewpoint overlooking a Red Dao village which is Quan Ba Heaven Gate. The panorama is simply spectacular and fantastic with mountains encasing the rice terraced fields and a few scattered settlements.

Furthermore, you will take a walk to Fairy Mountain which is called "Nui Doi Co Tien" after a short drive. This attraction is well known for its incredible beauty and you will have a precious chance to take some amazing photos.

Our driver and guide will then transfer you to your accommodation in Quan Ba for your dinner.

Stay overnight in Quan Ba.

Catching your first glimpse of the Dong Van plateau at a spectacular spot - Quan Ba Heaven Gate

Quan Ba Heaven Gate is the first gateway to the global geological park of Dong Van stone plateau. The story behinds the name is in 1939, the French built a huge door made of 150cm thick wood at the gates of heaven. Today the gate is no longer and replaces with a sign in both Vietnamese and English words: "Cong Troi Quan Ba". This is definitely the most ideal place to have a glimpse of the Dong Van plateau, looking backwards downhill, the zigzag road weaving between clouds and mountains.

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Explore Fairy Mountain which is one of the stunning highlights in Ha Giang

Quan Ba Fairy Mountain (also known as Twin Mountains) is one of the highlights of the land Ha Giang which stands out from the crowd for its wild scenery, majestic nature and endless range of limestone mountains. Not only have a chance to admire its beauty, but you can also get better knowledge about its story which through a legend, local people still believe in it with their thought that "the fairy's milk from her breast has provided good weather and fruitful crops for this land since she left".

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  • Meals:

    Lunch, Dinner

  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Visit Lung Tam Village, Hmong Royal Palace & Lung Cu Flag Tower

08.00 AM: After your breakfast, we will say goodbye Quan Ba for the trip to Dong Van. During the drive, you will be amazed by the fascinating scenery of this route.

The first stop of your journey today will be Lung Tam Village which is tucked away under the foot of hills in Quan Ba District. This village is known for its long-standing craft of brocade weaving. You will have a great chance to interact with Hmong women and try to weave hemp.

In addition, after your lunch en route, we will continue to Hmong Royal Palace which is the historical palace of the Vuong family who ruled over the region and controlled opium production and trade until 1945.

Continuing the trip to Lung Cu after a short drive of 2 hours. Lung Cu is not only the northernmost point of Vietnam but also it has long been a sacred image in the heart of every Vietnamese land.

The tour ultimately arrives in Dong Van where you can take your free time to explore the ancient street of Dong Van before having your dinner (arrange it yourself).

Overnight in Dong Van.

Experience hemp weaving in Lung Tam village

Lung Tam village in Lung Tam Commune is tucked away under the foot of hills in Quan Ba District in Ha Giang Province. This village is known for its long-standing traditional craft of brocade weaving. The art of making linen fabric has been passing from generations to generations in Lung Tam. Visiting the village, you will see linen products everywhere: drying out in the sun, whirring on family looms, and also have a fascinating opportunity to get a better knowledge of how to make linen fabric, interact with Hmong women and try to weave hemp.

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Admiring the beauty of Ha Giang from the northernmost Lung Cu Flag Tower

Lung Cu Flag Tower has long been a sacred image in the heart of every Vietnamese land. It is known as a national flagpole located at the top of Lung Cu (the Dragon mountain). It takes 389 stone steps to go up to the top of the flagpole and you will then have a fantastic chance to admire the terrific beauty of the panoramic Dong Van stone as a masterpiece of creativity. Not only witnessing the beauty of the scenery but also learning some interesting stories about this area.

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Visiting a fascinating sight in such a remote region of Vietnam - Hmong Royal Palace

Hmong Royal Palace rests like one of the most impressive national monuments in Northern Vietnam. Amongst best historic places in Vietnam, H'Mong King Palace stands out from the crowd for its grandiose structure spreading over an area of 1,120 square meters and with its unique intricate design. Hmong Royal Palace's design is under the strong influence of Chinese architectural style. A visit to explore H'Mong Palace will definitely offer you a deeper insight into the history and the unique culture of H'Mong ethnic minority. 

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  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch

  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Visit Dong Van Market, Stop at Ma Pi Leng Pass, Boat along Nho Que River

07.00 AM: You'll start the day off with breakfast and a visit to the Dong Van Market (Sundays) which is well known for a special cultural trait in the mountainous northern regions of Vietnam. Afterwards, coming back to your accommodation and our driver will transfer you to Bao Lac.

On the way, our driver will stop at Ma Pi Leng Pass to give you a chance to immerse in the magnificent and spectacular views. Lunch en route. If the weather is nice, our driver and guide will then transfer you to Meo Vac where you will have a great opportunity to take a boat tour along the Nho Que River.

Our driver will then take you to your accommodation in Bao Lac and have a rest before enjoying a traditional dinner.

Stay overnight in Bao Lac.

Visit Colourful Dong Van Market: Upland Market of Ha Giang

The hill-tribe market is a special cultural trait in the mountainous northern regions of Vietnam, and Dong Van Market (Sundays only) is amongst the most outstanding gatherings known by tourists. The style of the market is the combination of the Vietnamese culture and Chinese culture which makes it become a colourful market depicting the very best of the whole region. Explore the market, you will sense all the sights, sounds and tastes of the traditional hill-tribe market and have a chance to capture plenty of unique photos.

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Conquering the breathtaking Ma Pi Leng Pass in Meo Vac

The Ma Pi Leng Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.500m (4,921ft) above the sea level. This pass is located on the Happiness Road connecting Dong Van and Meo Vac with a length of about 20 km. The name of this pass is the name of the most dangerous road in Vietnam, in the province of Ha Giang. Being one of the "four great mountains passes" in the mountains of northern Vietnam, next to O Quy Ho Pass, Khau Pha Pass and Pha Din Pass, Ma Pi Leng has become an indispensable destination whenever referring to Ha Giang. It's said to be the most breathtaking mountain road in all of Vietnam and words can't even describe how amazing this pass is. You will be amazed by the fascinating sceneries of this pass and have a precious opportunity to capture spectacular photos.

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Immerse in the outstanding views of Nho Que River

Tucked away along the picturesque Dong Van Karst Plateau, the winding Nho Que River flows like green thread shimmering north from heaven. It runs along the border for 16.4 km then into Vietnam through Lung Cu Commune in Ha Giang into Gam River in Cao Bang Province. Visiting Nho Que River and simply taking a local boat to immerse in the splendid and terrific beauty of Nho Que River. Furthermore, it is a precious chance to capture some magnificent photos of this area. 

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  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Transfer from Bao Lac to Ba Be, A bike tour to Hua Ma Cave, Explore Hua Ma Cave

08.00 AM: After your breakfast, our guide and driver will transfer you to Ba Be in Bac Kan Province. You can capture some outstanding photos of mighty terraced rice fields and spectacular mountain views along the way. Lunch en route.

When we arrive at your accommodation in Ba Be, we will pay a visit to Hua Ma Cave by bike. Hua Ma Cave is a beautiful cave with its mysterious legend and impressive stalactites. All these stalactites were formed over millions of years which makes Hua Ma Cave not only a beautiful spot but also an interesting site for those who research geology.

At the end of the bike tour, have a rest at your accommodation, enjoy the alluring atmosphere surrounding and ready for the dinner.

Overnight in Ba Be.

Discover Hua Ma Cave which is one of Ba Be's most popular off-the-water sights

Hua Ma Cave (Horse's head) is well known for its untouched and enigmatic beauty. When you enter the cave, you will be amazed by plenty of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites in various shapes and size such as flowers, small towers, a formal court of mandarins in the feudal time, etc. All of them has been naturally shaped during the many-thousand-year process of geological changes. That's why Hua Ma Cave is not only a beautiful spot but also a mysterious destination that you will definitely want to visit.

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  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Transfer from Ba Be to Hanoi, Enjoy the local boat on Ba Be Lake

08.00 AM: After breakfast at your accommodation, our tour guide and driver will pick you up and just after a short drive of nearly 15 minutes, you will arrive at Ba Be National Park.

We will head to Ba Be Lake and spend around 2 hours 30 minutes exploring the amazing Ba Be National Park on a local boat. The views consist of stunning karst formations all around you covered with patches of wild vegetation and rich wildlife.

We will then have lunch on the way and arrive Hanoi in the late afternoon.

With the sincere thanks for your travel to Vietnam and with us, hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam trip and look forward to seeing you again!

Witness the incredible beauty of Ba Be National Park

Ba Be National Park was established as a national park in 1992 (often referred to as the Ba Be Lakes). It is known as a heaven of extraordinary scenery, fascinating biodiversity, and rich culture. One of the best ways to experience its incredible beauty is from the water. Easily take a local boat and explore the rivers, lakes, and caves that make up this area of stunning beauty. 

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  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch

Inclusions

Meals
4 Breakfasts 5 Lunches 3 Dinners
Accommodation
Hotel (4 nights),
Transport
Car, Walking
Included Services
  •   Vietnam visa approval letter (Not applied for nationalities in the special nation's list of Vietnam Immigration Department. Check on request for details)
  •   Accommodations with daily breakfast as mentioned
  •   Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  •   Local English-speaking guide
  •   Water on coach per tour days
  •   Entrance fees, boat trips & excursions
  •   Support for ethnic minorities in remote villages by small gifts

Exclusions

  •   International in/out flights & Internal flights
  •   Travel insurance
  •   Vietnam Visa Stamp fee
  •   Early check-in and late check-out surcharges at accommodations
  •   Single supplement surcharges
  •   Peak season surcharges: From Dec. 20 to Jan. 15
  •   Christmas Eve surcharges: Dec. 24
  •   New Year Eve surcharges: Dec 31
  •   New Year surcharges: Jan 01
  •   Lunar New Year surcharges
  •   Public Holidays surcharges: Hung Kings Commemoration Day, International Labor Day, National Day, Reunification Day
  •   Weekend surcharges: Friday, Saturday (If required)
  •   Beverage
  •   Personal expenses, tips and gratuities for guides and drivers
  •   Other services not mentioned above

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