Code: HG09

Sapa and Ha Giang Tour

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

Tour Highlights
  • Homestay experiences at rural villages

 

  • Admire the spetacular scenery from the world's longest 3-robe cable car to Vietnam's highest peak.

 

  • Enjoy the colorful hill tribe market in Bac Ha

 

  • Trekking for stunning landscapes of rice terraced fields

 

  • Visit the amazing UNESCO's karst geo-park of Dong Van and the amazing life and cultures of different hill tribes.

 

This trip is designed to offer you the chances to visit the popular Sapa hill station with the incredible cable car ride to the peak of Indochina and getting off the beaten track in Ha Giang with Hoang Su Phi's national rice terraced fields and UNESCO's Dong Van Karst Geo-park. Beides, you will be amazed by the intereting local life and the hill tribes' cultures.

 

FYI, The average speed of driving on the mountian roads is about 35 km - 40 km per hour. The distances between the destinations are viewed as follows:

Hanoi - 80km - Bac Binh Silkworm Village - 270km - Sapa - 100km - Bac Ha Town - 80km - Vinh Quang Town (Hoang Su Phi) - 90km - Ha Giang City - 105km - Yen Minh Town - 60km- Lung Cu Flag Pole - 25Km  - Dong Van Town - 25km - Meo Vac - 155km - Ha Giang City -  290km - 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 – BAC BINH VILLAGE

Departure from Hanoi City at 8.30 in the morning. Drive north of the city to Vinh Phuc province which is about 75km away. About 10.00 AM, you will arrive at the home of a farmer family at Bac Binh Commune. After being welcomed by the host with a cup of green tea, you will be accompanied by your tour guide to take a gentle walk to the neigborhood and to the mulberry farm nearby. Learn about the daily life of the local rustics, especially about growing the mulberry plan and feed the silk worm for cocoons. Back to the family for enjoying a Vietnamese lunh. In the afternoon, embark on a bicycling tour to the surroundings. This is another opportunity for you to learn more about the local agriculture in the region. You will see that there is big variety of cereals and vegetables are planted beside the wet rice. You can join the famers and try to plan or harvest their farms if you wish (This is up to the seasons, but there is a big opportunity). Visit a silk spinning workshop and learn the local technique of getting the silk out of the cocoons. Dinner and overnight at the homestay.

Included meals: Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 2: BAC BINH VILLAGE - SAPA

After the breakfast at the homestay, bid farewell to the host family and set out for the morning drive to Sapa on the HW Noi Bai - Lao Cai. Around noon, arrive at Sapa and have lunch at a restaurant in town. In the afternoon, we will embark on a nice trek to Y Linh Ho Village and Lao Chai Village in Muong Hoa valley. Get picked up at the end and transfer back to the town for the night at a hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 3: FANSIPAN CABLE CAR RIDE

This morning, we will conquer the roof of Vietnam by cable car. Get transffered to the station and enjoy the incredible view of mountains, forest and cloud during the ride. This is the world's longest 3-rope cable car, stretching 6.3 kilometers. After the summit, we get back to the town and spend the afternoon drive to Ba Ha. Have a short stop at the border gate to China for taking photos. Arrive at Bac ha, check into your hotel room and rest. Dinner and stay for the night.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 4: BAC HA - HOANG SU PHI (BAN LUOC TREK)

Today, you will spend most of the morning stroll around Bac Ha Market to hunt some good pictures. This is the biggest hill tribe market in the Northwest of Vietnam. Alive with the bright colours and extravagant costumes of the local people, specially the Flower H'mong. Together with other minorities, they come from different villages at the surroundings to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and livestock. It is more common to see buffalo, cows, goats, horses and other livestock being traded. After the market, we make our way to Xi Man town for lunch at a local food store. In the afternoon, continue on driving to Hoang Su Phi. Take about 1-hour hike to Ban Luoc, a Tay ethic village for a homestay night on a stilt house.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 5:  HOANG SU PHI - HA GIANG CITY

This morning, after the breakfast at the family. We trek the scenic dirt trail up and down the rice terraces in Ban Luoc area. This is one of the national rice terrace heritage cores in Hoang Su Phi. The beauty of the landscape is at its best at the yellow season (early half of October). Get picked up by our car for transfer to Vinh Quang town for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy the beautiful drive to Ha Giang City. Overnight in Ha Giang City.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 6: HA GIANG CITY - YEN MINH

After the breakfast at the hotel, we make our way up to the highland of the country's northernmost region. Some of the interesting stops for taking photographs include Quan Ba Pass, Quan Ba's twin mountains (Fairy's breasts). Arrive at Yen Minh town, have lunch at a restaurant then check in your hotel for a short rest before the afternoon hike to the surroundings and enjoy the scenery. Late in the afternoon, back to the town for refreshing and dinner. Overnihgt in Yen Minh.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 7: YEN MINH - DONG VAN

The drive today is amazing, the driver will do his best for you to stop as often as possible so that you are able to admire the limestone mountain scenery and taking photographs on the way as you are traveling thru' the Karst Geo-park. 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 like the H'mong's is something that will be very memorable for your trip. Some of the typical stops are Pho Cao, Pho Bang ancient towns and the residence of the Vuong family, still called “Palace of Hmong King”. These are followed by the drive to Lung Cu Flag Pole. Lunch is at a local food store somewhere on the way. After enjoying the panorama from the flag tower, we make our way to Dong van town. Check in, rest and overnight in Dong Van.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 8: DONG VAN - MEO VAC - HA GIANG CITY

If today is on Sunday, we will spend a couple of hour to stroll around the colorful hill tribe market as this is also a great opportunity to learn the local culture and witness the interesting local trading, full of colors. After the market, we get on the vehicle and make our way back to Ha Giang City via Meo Vac town. The break at Ma Pi Leng Pass offers you a spetacular scenery over a huge abyss. Continue on the drive on a different road back to Yen Minh to make the loop drive of the Geo-park. The landscape is not less impressive than the day before while you are traveling on a winding road amongst the grey stones. Lunch is served at a local food store in Yen Minh. In the afternoon, we just easily downhill toward Ha Giang City. Check in your hotel for the night.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 9: HA GIANG CITY - HANOI

After your breakfast at the hotel. The fullday journey takes you back to Hanoi. Lunch is on the way. Arrive in Hanoi late in the afternoon and end the tour at your hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

PRICING INFORMATION

 

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

  • Fansipan Cable Car Tickets

  • 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 are not mentioned clearly above.

What to bring

  • Hats and rain poncho

  • Sunblock

  • Trekking shoes

  • Small backpack for walking

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

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