Essential Ha Giang

05 Days |  Private Tour  |  All Year Around  |  Can be tailored to suite your requirements

This 5-day tour to Ha Giang offers you a good view of the region driving along the main road, visiting typical places that can not be missed when visiting the province. The tour is type of driving one, most of your time is spent in the car for driving from A to B but we will do our best to give you good paces so that you won't feel tiring of doing something.    


The average speed of driving on the mountian roads is 35 km per hour. The distances between the destinations are viewed as follows: 

Hanoi - 300km - Ha Giang City - 100km - Yen Minh Town - 75km - Meo Vac Town - 155km - Ha Giang City - 300km- Hanoi    


Accommodation is expected to be basic but the top of the areas will be used for your best confort possible.  Food is very local, too. There is no western food to expect except bread, fried eggs for breakfast at some places. Meals are at local food stores but we always choose the most acceptable one.


  • Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Giang City

  • Day 2: Ha Giang CIty - Quan Ba -Yen Minh

  • Day 3: Yen Minh - Dong Van - Meo Vac (Karst Geo-park)

  • Day 4: Meo Vac - Ha Giang City

  • Day 5: Ha Giang City - Hanoi


  • Experience local life at a homestay of the Tay ethnic minority.

  • Admire the amazing landscape of limestone mountains (Dong Van Karst Geo-park).

  • Visiting local market and learn the hill tribe's daily life and cultures.

  • Visiting less-tourist destinations

  • Great for photo opportunities

Detailed Itinerary


Depart from Hanoi at 8.00 AM, our drive to Ha Giang occupies most of the day.

There are stops on the way for photo opportunities and having lunch.

Arrive at a hotel in Ha Giang City, check in and rest for the remainder of the day. Dinner and overnight in Ha Giang City.

(The alternative accommodation tonight can be arranged in a local house at a Tay ethnic village nearby for a home-stay experience. Let our travel specialist know before the trip.)

Included meals: Lunch, Dinner


After having breakfast, get a short transfer to one of the typical villages of the Tay ethnic minority nearby Ha Giang City. Take an easy walk the village and watch the daily life of the locals. You will have a peaceful feeling while viewing the scenery of stilt houses with thatch roves and palm trees.

This is followed by the drive up to the highland region of Ha Giang. The scenery is getting more stunning with high passes and august mountains. The typical photo opportunities are at Quan Ba pass and Quan Ba Heaven Gate with some steps to a view-point atop a hill.


Arrive at Yen Minh town, check in a local hotel and relax. If you arrive at Yen Minh early enough, you can spend the rest of the day rambling around a hill tribe village near the town.


Dinner and overnight at Yen Minh. 


Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today is the highlight of the trip with the drive through Dong Van Karst Geo-park so we will start our drive this morning at 8:00 AM, you can stop as often as you want to take photographs.

Dong Van Karst Plateau is unique combination between Geoheritages and cutural heritages. Up to 80% of the karst formations of Dong Van Plateau are limestone formed by environment conditions and different development stages of nature. The scenery is amazing and the local life and the culture of the hill tribes such as the H'mong is something that will be very memorable for your trip. The places of interest today include Pho Cao; Pho Bang and the residence of the Vuong family, still called “Palace of Hmong King”.


In the afternoon, on the way towards Meo Vac, the last stop is at Ma Pi Leng Pass. Scenery in Ma Pi Leng pass is unique with majestic and wild beauty. From the Pass, you can see thousands of gray mountains concatenate to the horizon and next to the road is abyss and tiny Nho Que River bottoms the huge abyss.


Check in your hotel in Meo Vac and stay for the night.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


If today is Sunday, it will be your colorful morning as there is a weekend market takes place right in the town. The market is not only where the locals living in the karst plateau trade cattle, it is also a gathering place for the Mong ethnic minority trading their domestic and farming products.

This is a great chance for hunting beautiful photos of the local faces in their traditional dresses.


After the market, we will set out and more scenic drive in the geo-park.The road is winding down hill to Yen Minh where you have lunch at a local restaurant before the afternoon drive back to Ha Giang City.


Spend the second night in Ha Giang City.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch


After your breakfast at the hotel. The fullday journey takes you back to Hanoi where you can go on with more adventures by Custom Vietnam Travel.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch


This is a sample itinerary that has been enjoyed by many of our past travelers to the region. It can be custom-made to meet your expectation. The prices very much depend on your group size and type of accommodation. Please send us a quote request and we will get back to you with the detail.

Trip Inclusions

  • Private A/c transportation per itinerary

  • English/ French speaking tour guide

  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Accommodation during the trip

  • Sightseeing tickets and permits

  • Bottled water on the vehicle.

Trip Exclusions

  • Travel insurance

  • Drinks and other meals

  • International flights and visas

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above.


What to bring

  • Hats and rain poncho

  • Sun block

  • Small backpack for walking

  • School stationery stuffs for local kids (It's up to you)

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