Ha Giang Province Vietnam

Northeast Vietnam: Off the beaten track

7 days
Price per person from 645 USD

The Northeastern parts of Vietnam are just amazing! The forests, mountains, high-degree slopes, valleys, streams and lakes are just some of the reasons to go there. You’ll find stunning and unreal nature, and the Northeast mountainous areas of Ha Giang offer breathtaking views and interesting subcultures.

It is less visited area of the north and attracts hardier travelers craving a glimpse of some of the more remote ethnic minorities.

 

Tour highlights
  • Experience the Northeast of Vietnam – a rarely visited area providing a unique glimpse of the more remote ethnic minorities and local subculture
  • Get closer to the forests, the mountains, high-degree slopes, valleys, streams, lakes and a massive stone plateau is just some of the reasons to go
  • Take a beautiful boat trip on UNESCO certified Ba Be Lake and pass by the Dau Dang waterfall and Puong grotto with hundreds of bats
  • Overnight at a homestay at minority villages and experience the daily life of the locals
  • Take a beautiful boat trip on UNESCO certified Ba Be Lake

your Itinerary

Day 1:  Hanoi to Ha Giang

Hanoi to Ha Giang

At 08:00AM you will be picked-up from your hotel* and we’ll take you to Ha Giang (318 km). On the way to Ha Giang, you'll have a chance to explore the countryside in Tuyen Quang. Lunch will be at a local restaurant.

On arrival in Ha Giang at around 4:30PM check-in to your homestay. After check-in you have time to explore the area on your own before dinner.

Approximately 6.5 hours driving time.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at a homestay in Ha Giang Town

*If you haven’t booked your hotel through us, please advise us the name and address of your hotel at least 72 hours in advance.

Day 2:  Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Dong Van – Meo Vac

Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Dong Van – Meo Vac

After breakfast at the homestay, we drive to visit Quan Ba Pass (Heaven's Gate - 1500 m high). We stop at Yen Minh town for lunch. After lunch, we drive to visit Vuong palace – home of Meo’s King.

Then we drive through Dong Van (the Stone Highland), continue to Ma Pi Leng pass that is known for amazing landscape. Here, we will stop to see the impressive Nho Que river with blue water. Next stop of today is Meo Vac where we check-in at a local hotel.

Approximately 5.5 hours driving time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at a budget hotel or similar

Day 3:  Meo Vac – Bao Lac

Meo Vac – Bao Lac

In the morning, you will have time to visit the local market or take a walk to explore the area. Later, we will drive to Bao Lac. On the way, you have the chance to admire the beautiful nature along the road. We will have lunch on the way.

We will arrive in Bao Lac at around 2.00PM and you’ll have free time to see the daily life of the locals.

Approximately 4 hours driving time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at a budget hotel or similar.

Day 4:  Bao Lac - Ba Be Lake

Bao Lac - Ba Be Lake

After having breakfast, you will have some free time to see the area before we drive to Ba Be. We will stop in Cho Ra for lunch. Then we continue our trip to Ba Be Lake.

After checked-in at the homestay, you can go explore the area and visit the Tay minority village.

Approximately 5 hours driving time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at the Tay Family’s traditional stilt house

Day 5:  Ba Be Lake

Ba Be Lake

After breakfast, we start the day with a boat trip for about 4 hours on the Ba Be lake. The boat will make a stop at Dau Dang waterfall and the giant Poong grotto with hundreds of bats. In the National Park, you can discover spectacular high waterfall, rivers, deep valleys, natural cave and small lakes.

In the afternoon, you can choose to go on a short trek with our guide to one of the small Tay villages scattered around the lake.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at the Tay Family’s traditional stilt house.

Day 6:  Ba Be Lake to Hanoi

Ba Be Lake to Hanoi

Enjoy your breakfast before we leave the homestay in Ba Be Lake and go back to Hanoi. We will have lunch in a local restaurant on the way back.

Approximately 6 hours driving time.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight at Flipside Hostel or similar.

Day 7:  Tour ends in Hanoi

Tour ends in Hanoi

Have breakfast and enjoy a slow morning. Check out from the hotel and continue to your next destination. If you need help planning your next adventure, we will be happy to help you. Why not drop by our Travel Center for some free travel advice on Hanoi as well as the rest of Vietnam, from our local travel experts?

Meals: Breakfast

tour details

Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights

Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights

This tour is 7 days and 6 nights.

Start Destination: Hanoi

Start Destination: Hanoi

The tour starts in Hanoi.

End Destination: Hanoi

End Destination: Hanoi

The tour ends in Hanoi. 

Included

Included

  • Meals: 6x Breakfast, 6x Lunch & 5x Dinner
  • Accommodation: Homestay, budget hotels and hostels. See more details in the itinerary
  • Transport: Transport as mentioned in itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Miscellaneous: Permits and entrance fees
Not Included

Not Included

  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and drivers
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Any other expenses not specified
Participants

Participants

Minimum is 1 person. 

Physical rate: 2/5

Physical rate: 2/5

The physical rate for this tour is 2 out of 5.

Tour Disclaimer

Tour Disclaimer

While we love to travel to remote places and operate many tours in these areas, infrastructure can be limited, and conditions can be unpredictable. This might influence the course of a given tour, and while It is our intention to follow the program described in the itinerary, it might not always be possible to do so. We have also on occasion taken the liberty to deviate from the program if for the better of the experience due to local experiences taking place.

The itinerary and tour description are general guidelines to what you can expect of a given tour, but should not be considered as guarantees, nor should the mentioning of possible sightings of animals, specific destinations. Heights, driving time, trekking time and any other travel times listed are approximations.  

Northeast Vietnam: Off the beaten track

7 days | Vietnam
Price per person from 645 USD
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