EXPLORING RICE TERRACED FIELDS AND KARSTS
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Highlight: Located at the highest latitude in Vietnam, Ha Giang is endowed by nature with unique beauty, a variety of spectacular views and local specialties. Newly discovered, Ha Giang still remains its authenticity. Ha Giang Tours become the best choice to discovery Vietnam natural. Trekking tours in Ha Giang province, through various terrace fields are spectacular landscape and villages in most isolated area, no touristic, really exploring… Visitor to the plateau & terraced field are not only impressed by its stunning view but also have a chance to enrich their knowledge about traditional customs and culture of different ethnic groups in this area.
Route: Hanoi – Hoang Su Phi – Thong Nguyen – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Dong Van – Meo Vac – Hanoi.
At 08:00 am Lighten Travel’s tour guide will pick up you at the hotel’s lobby for the trip to Ha Giang. We will head for Thong Nguyen commune, Hoang Su Phi district (Ha Giang province), this transfer takes approximate 6.5 hours. On the way, you will enjoy the beautiful countryside and the car will stop over for taking the photos. Having lunch at a local food store on the way. Arrival Thong Nguyen commune, check in Pan Hou Eco lodge, you are free at leisure time.
Have breakfast at the lodge and you are free at leisure time until picked up by tour guide for the trek today. You will spend almost whole day to explore the beautiful nature and custom of local ethnic people by passing through villages.
Hoang Su Phi is well- known as a dramatic rice terraces. It has been recognized as the national heritage. You will trek for visiting the local hill tribes as the Tay peole, the Back Yao people or Yao with long tunic, the Red Yao people. Your lunch at local people. At the end of day, get back to your lodge for the night.
Enjoy your fresh morning and have breakfast at your lodge.
At 08: 00 am ready for driving to the Karst Geo – Park. We drive up to the highland region of Ha Giang. On the way, you will have opportunities to enjoy the amazing view and you can take the photos. Having lunch at local restaurant. Continue drive up to the highland region of Ha Giang, the scenery is getting more stunning with high passes and august mountains. Stopover at Quan Ba pass and Quan Ba heaven gate for wonderful view and great photos. Arrive in Quan Ba town, walk to Nam Dam Village for stay overnight at Yao family. After check in, free time for chatting with local people or walk around for admire the view.
After breakfast with your hosts, farewell and heading to Dong Van town. Driving in the limestone mountains on the rock plateau will amazed you, on the way you will have many chance to stop for photograph. Your first visiting is Pho Bang – an ancient town, exploring local life and the culture of the hill tribes such as the H’mong village in Lung Cam and the residence of the Vuong family, called “Palace of Hmong King”. Arrival Dong Van, check in hotel and free at leisure time, dinner is served at local restaurant.
After breakfast at hotel, our tour guide will pick up you for this morning trekking to Thien Huong village, you will have chance to meet minority people experience their daily life, admire grey rocks, green farms, gardens and villages of the hill tribe.
After lunch, transfer to Meo Vac town. You will stop at Ma Pi Leng pass admire the scenery and taking some photos of Nho Que river – border of Vietnam and China. Arrival your hotel, check in and enjoy your free time. Dinner and overnight in Meo Vac.
Have breakfast at hotel then check out.
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.
If not fall in market, our tour guide will pick up you for a short visit a village near the town, then get on your car for driving back to Ha Giang city. Arrival hotel in city, check in and freet at your leisure time.
After breakfast at hotel, check out then take a short walking around Thon Tha village, this is Tay ethnic village, admire the scenery and daily life of local people. Back on your car for transfer to Hanoi, this transfer takes about 7 hours, lunch is on the way at local food store. Arrival your hotel late in the afternoon. End of great tour.
- Private tours with Local English speaking guide
- A/C transport throughout the tours
- Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites
- Meals as indicated in the program
- Other tours related service stated in the itinerary
- Cold water and towel during the trip
- Government tax & Service charge
- Hotel accommodation (based on half twin/double sharing room)
- Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
- Other meals not mentioned
- Tips & personal expenses
- Other not stated above
- Travel insurance