Exploring Ha Giang Loop & Ba Be Lake

5 Days
Hanoi → Ha Giang → Cao Bang → Bac Kan → Hanoi
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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.

Tour Summary

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Day 1

Hanoi, Quan Ba

Drive from Hanoi to Ha Giang, Lunch along the way, Visit Fairly...

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Day 2

Quan Ba, Dong Van

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

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Day 3

Dong Van, Meo Vac, Bao Lac

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

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Day 4

Bao Lac, Ba Be

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

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Day 5

Ba Be, Hanoi

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

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Day 1: Hanoi- Ha Giang
Activities: Transfer to Ha Giang; Visit Quan Ba Heaven Gate; Fairy Mountain

 After your breakfast, our driver and guide will take you to Ha Giang. 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.

Day 2: Quan Ba- Dong Van
Activities: Visit Lung Cam Village, Hmong Royal Palace & Lung Cu Flag Tower

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 Cam 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.

Day 3: Dong Van- Meo Vac- Bao Lac
Activities: Visit Dong Van Market, Stop at Ma Pi Leng Pass, Boat along Nho Que River

 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.

Day 4: Bao Lac, Ba Be
Activities: Transfer from Bao Lac to Ba Be, A bike tour to Hua Ma Cave, Explore Hua Ma Cave

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.

Day 5: Ba Be- Hanoi
Activities: Transfer from Ba Be to Hanoi, Enjoy the local boat on Ba Be Lake

 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!




 Meals as mentioned on the itinerary

  Additional fee if there is any change in ticket prices

 Accommodation: 04 night in the hotel, 02 persons in a room

  Beverages for meals and other personal expenses

  Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles

 Early check-in and late check-out surcharges at accommodations

 Local English-speaking guide (enthusiastic, experienced)

 Single supplement surcharges; Weekend surcharges: Friday, Saturday (If required) 

  Entrance fees, boat trips & excursions

 Peak season surcharges

  Water on coach per tour days

 Personal expenses, tips and gratuities for guides and drivers

 Travel Insurance.

 Other services not mentioned above