Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang – Hoang Su Phi – Thong Nguyen – Nam Hong & Homestay (L/D)
Start the new day to Ha Giang province discovery from your hotel in Hanoi with our guide and driver to Ha Giang. You will travel a long journey by car with a distance of 300km, about 7.5 – 8 hours on this first day, therefore, please you should take good care of the previous day.
En route is the opportunity to see beautiful mountain landscapes in the North of Vietnam. Have lunch at the local food-stall.
You will arrive at Thong Nguyen a commune of Hoang Su Phi district at the mid-afternoon. You will make a short rest before having a light trek.
Next, you continue your trek to Nam Hong village within 2 hours. This is a small hamlet in the mountainside by Man Ta Pan. You meet local Red Dao ethnic minority groups. Check-in your homestay.
Have dinner at the family. You will be surprised by many delicious local foods like “Thit Lon Man”, “Thang Co”, corn wine,… This is a great chance to join a performance of local people. You will immerse yourself in the melody and culture of Red Dao people to get more knowledge of local people. Homestay at stilt-house.
Day 2: Hiking From Nam Hong Village To Nam Ai Village & Homestay (B/L/D)
Get up early and enjoy the fresh air in the highland mountain of North Vietnam with different sounds of animals: pig, chicken, bird, etc. Have to breakfast at the family.
This morning you will follow the windy trails and pass through rice terrace fields of Nam Khoa village where is the inhabitant of Man Ta Pan ethnic group. You have a short break en route to relax and view the stunning beautiful sceneries of terrace fields. It will give you the opportunity to get the impression time. Especially when it is ripping rice fields in September it will be amazing.
This is the chance for you to learn about daily life, and meet local friendly people, Man Ta Pan, and Long Tunics Dao, they normally work in their field or garden. You can interact with them to know more about their culture. Having lunch with a local family.
This afternoon you continue your hiking to more discover the beauties of the village. Passing through the old tea plants which were grown more than 100 years ago with buds have white hairs. It is called Shan tea – the famous tea in Vietnam. And you do not enjoy it when you visit each local house.
Evening you will have dinner at a Long tunics family and continue to enjoy the different cuisines here. Enjoy the local people to show some traditional performances of their community. You will find the differences between 2 nights in 2 ethics villages.
Day 3: Visit Nam Ai – Seo Phin – Ho Thau & Homestay (B/L/D)
Have breakfast in the family. Today, you are at a height of 1200 meters, so you can feel the fresh atmosphere here. However, the weather is so cold, therefore, you have to prepare more warm clothes during your trip.
Say goodbye to the host and Nam Ai village, our guide will take you to trek down Nam Son and visit this small town with small shops, local markets. You will trek through a suspension bridge and pass up the mountainside to Hmong village.
En route, you catch up more beautiful sceneries of rice terraces fields with a special feeling. On the winding trails, you will also witness the daily local ethnic people working in their fields. There are some groups of Dao, Nung, H’Mong Flower (they are wearing colorful clothes which you can distinguish their nations by clothes). Have lunch en route with local families and have more chances to discover their culture.
Continue your trip to Ha Giang Tour with hiking through the small trails to get more beautiful sceneries. You will come to a homestay of the Nung ethnic group or Man Ta Pan ethnic group.
This evening you can drink more corn wine in order to keep you warm. You have more chance to share the stories of their culture. Overnight at stilt house.
Day 4: Hoang Su Phi – Hanoi (B/L)
After breakfast at the local family, you say goodbye Ha Giang and travel back to Hanoi. You will be transferred to Hanoi within 8 hours in the car. Have lunch at the local food-stall en route.
You can stopover to have more discover Hoang Su Phi with many stunning landscapes and meet the hospitable local people. See you again and I wish you a great time at other destinations.
– PRIVATE door to door transport (new vehicle) with air-conditioned
– English speaking guide
– Meals as mentioned above
– Entrance fees
– Mineral water 2 bottles/pax/day
– Individual expenses
– Drinks and meals not mentioned in the program
– Tips are welcomed