DURATION 6 days / 5 nights


Hotels/junk information:

Please note that the mentioned hotels below for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed. If we are unable to book any hotels, it will be replaced by another hotel at least of equivalent standard and value

City Hotels Stars
Vu Linh Homestay
Ha Giang Ha Giang resort
Dong Van Hoa Cuong Dong Van hotel 3*
Bao Lac Duc Tai hotel 2*
Ba Be Homestay


Tour price:

This trip is organized for private group only. The tariff depends on the number of participants and the tourist season of the year. Please click “customized this trip” to get the price of your group and your travel date.


Services included:

  • Transfer & transportation on tour with private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Overnight at local house in Vu Linh village, in Ba Be Lake
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Sightseeing & Entrance fee
  • Private boat cruise on Thac Ba Lake and on Ba Be Lake
  • Meals as indicated “B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Diner”
  • Authorization to visit Ha Giang, Meo Vac, Dong Van


Services excluded:

  • Meals and drink not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses & tip
  • Internal & international airtickets
  • Bank charges relating to the payment
  • All services not mentioned above.


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Day 01: Hanoi – village Vu Linh, Yen Bai (L, D)

Morning, you ride up to the North of the country by road. Enjoying the mountainous scenery through country and extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads. Discover the daily life in the wild environment. Going up the small road beside Thac Ba Lake to Vu Linh commune, you will arrive at Mr. Ba’s house around noon. After lunch with family, you will visit the Vu Linh village, climb up the hill and discover its wild and diverse plants and trees. Keep walking up the hill and make a way into the jungle. Meet some farmers who managed to settle rice-fields and other plantations up there. Getting a experiment activities of Dzao
Overnight at local house on stilt

Day 02: Vu Linh village – Ha Giang (B, L, D) FRIDAY

After breakfast prepared by host family, we are going to Thac Ba Lake, start from home stay (Ngoi Tu village) and first “deeper” discoveries of the lake. Stop in a traditional Dzao house to drink a cup of tea and walk to interact with one of the many Dao families of the region (15 min.). Walking on one of the islands and go up a hill to enjoy a beautiful walk and view of the lake. After lunch at local house, drive to Ha Giang. On arrival, check-in to hotel
Overnight in Ha Giang

Day 03: Ha Giang – Dong Van (B, L, D) SATURDAY

After breakfast, drive to Dong Van plateau (155km) located at 1025m above the sea level inhabited by H’mong and Tay ethnic groups. Stop at Heavenly gate of Quan Ba before arriving at Yen Ninh-a beautiful valley nested in the mountains. Walking through the Pho Bang town called by tourists “the town falling into the oblivion” inhabited by the Hoa and H’Mong people. The local people keep to their quiet lifestyle in the clay houses decorated with a pair of couplets written in Chinese scripts with wishes of good luck and prosperity. Continue visit to the Palace of H’Mong King Vuong Chi Sinh which is a symbol of the past glory of the H’mong people built in 1914.
Overnight in Dong Van

Day 04: Dong Van – Meo Vac – Bao Lac (B, L, D) SUNDAY

Morning visit the minority market right in Dong Van town before reaching the Ma Pi Leng top (1,245m) for breakfast and to admire the panoramic of rocky mountain, the Nho Que river and paddy-field terraces. Continue to visit Meo Vac market then proceed 15km to visit the village of Dao Ao Dai (Zao Long Dress) at Sung Mang. Afternoon, transfer to Bao Lac. After check-in to hotel, enjoy a short walking to visit the Lolo village, you will have a chance to contact with local people here, discover their daily life…
Overnight in Bao Lac

Day 05: Bao Lac – Ba Be Lake (B, L, D)

Today, the journey takes you through the rolling hills and the picturesque scenery to Ba Be National Park. Roads are bumpy and zigzagging through the mountains. But the journey is more than rewarding. Meet the locals and learn more about the life and culture of the Hmong, Dao, Tay and Nung ethnic minorities who make for the main population in this region. Surely, your presence will attract the locals’ attention as this part of the country still receives very few visitors. Arrive at the lake in the afternoon, just in time for a short walking around the Pac Ngoi village. The village is located right on the edge of Ba Be Lake with a panoramic view of the surrounding cornfields, lake and mountain ranges.
Overnight at house on stilt

Day 06: Ba Be – Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast, you will discover Ba Be Lake and surrounding mountains and forest and enjoy a boat cruise to the beautiful Dau Dang Waterfall and Puong Cave. Afternoon, walk on the mountain’s road and visit the H’mong and Dzao villages. After lunch, drive back to Hanoi.

Tour overview

Ha Giang is the Northern Province in Vietnam, and utterly off the tourist trails. Ha Giang is home to approximately 22 ethnic minority groups who are to this day strongly attached to their traditional way of life. Almost isolated from civilization, they live peacefully together in a magnificent world of natural beauty. Ha Giang’s landscape is made up of sweeping valleys, karst formations, meandering rivers, dense forests and stilt houses with thatched roofs. Quan Ba is famous for its elegantly shaped rice terraces whiles Dong Van boasts a unique rock plateau called the “global geo-park of rock”. Meo Vac hosts an ancient bartering ethnic market, which has remained unchanged for several hundred of years. Combined with a visit to Bao Lac area and natural national park of Ba Be. Your trip to the far North of Vietnam will leave nothing to be desired


Brief program:

–       Day 01: Hanoi – Vu Linh village

–       Day 02: Vu Linh village – Ha Giang

–       Day 03: Ha Giang – Dong Van

–       Day 04: Dong Van – Meo Vac – Bao Lac

–       Day 05: Bao Lac – Ba Be Lake

–       Day 06: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi