Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang (L, D)
Start at 08:30 AM: Depart the capital by road this morning for the start of your adventure. The drive to Ha Giang takes around 7 hours but is some of the most breathtaking scenery in Vietnam and along the way, you will stop as often as you like to visit small villages and take photos. After the long drive, We will have lunch in the restaurant. After lunch, we continue our drive towards Dong Van stone plateau.
We drop by Quan Ba town and take a walk up to the observatory to enjoy Twin Mountain sightseeing. Overnight at Homestay /hotel in Ha Giang.
Day 2: Quan Ba – Meo Vac (B, L)
Continue northwards this morning to the town of Meo Vac located along the Chinese border. The six-hour drive takes you through many Hmong villages with several stops made en route. Reaching Meo Vac in early afternoon set of on a light trek along the banks of the Nho Que River to visit villages of the Tay and Nung hill tribes. Overnight at the hotel in Meo Vac.
Day 3: Meo Vac – Dong Van (B, L)
After a visit to the morning hill tribe market at Meo Vac, and take a short drive to Dong Van, passing over ‘Heaven’s Gate Pass’. we continue our road trip to Dong Van karst plateau. A stop will be made en route for visiting a Hmong village in Lung Cam, and the residence of the Vuong family, still called “Palace of Hmong King”. This road skirts the Chinese border soaring above a deep valley dotted with fields and rock formations. This afternoon there is time to explore the local villages and valleys around Dong Van. Overnight at Homestay/ the hotel in Dong Van.
Day 4: Dong Van – Lung Cu -Yen Minh (B, L, D)
Following breakfast leave Dong Van for a spectacular 1-hour drive to Lung Cu, the northernmost point where there is the highest flagpole of North Vietnam. Discover the diversity of the north with a visit to the local market where hill tribes from around the region come to trade their wares, stop at the palace of a former Hmong king and take a walk through Pho Bang town whose lanes are filled with traditional Chinese-style houses. Continue to Yen Minh, Arriving late this afternoon. Overnight at the hotel in Yen Minh.
Day 5: Yen Minh – Ha Giang – Hanoi (B, L)
Looping back to Hanoi, this full day of driving first takes you over the Tam Son Valley where should you wish, you can take a short trek to a Hmong village. You’ll reach Ha Giang again around midday before continuing onwards to Hanoi arriving early evening.