Tour route: Hanoi – Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Meo Vac – Bac Me – Cao Bang – Lang Son
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/End: Hanoi/Hanoi
Tour type: Adventure, landscape, nature
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Active level: Moderate
Tour Category: Ha Giang tours

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang
Day 2: Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Meo Vac
Day 3: Meo Vac – Bac Me
Day 4: Bac Me – Cao Bang
Day 5: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Cao Bang
Day 6: Cao Bang – Lang Son – Hanoi

 
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Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang (D)
Pick up at the hotel in Hanoi in the early morning, we will take a 291-KM drive to Ha Giang. The drive takes at least 6 hours passing through the countryside, villages, and towns in far Northern Vietnam. Along the way, we stop to visit Mac Dynasty Citadel in Tuyen Quang Province and a nearby local market.

Scenic view of Ha Giang

Scenic view of Ha Giang

After lunch in a local restaurant, we continue to Ha Giang. On arrival in the mid-afternoon, we will visit Tha Cultural Village which is 5 Km away from the town center. The village is home to Tay people and surrounded by rice terrace. Back to the town and check in your hotel which overlooks the river. Dinner and overnight in Ha Giang.

Mac Dynasty Citadel in Tuyen Quang

Mac Dynasty Citadel in Tuyen Quang

Day 2: Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Meo Vac (B, L, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, we will start our journey to Meo Vac passing through Quan Ba, Yen Minh, this is considered one of the most stunning routes in Vietnam. Stop to visit some minority communities en-route and talk with the lovely local children. You can bring them some sweets, candy or snacks but not money.

Panoramic view of Quan Ba Mountain

Panoramic view of Quan Ba Mountain

After lunch, our scenic route takes us to Ma Pi Leng Pass, one of the most spectacular passes in Vietnam. Take a panorama view of Nho Que river from the top and admire the stunning sunset before continuing to Meo Vac. Arrive in the small town of Meo Vac in the late afternoon, we check in our hotel and spend the night.

Ma Pi Leng Pass

Ma Pi Leng Pass

Day 3: Meo Vac – Bac Me (B, L, D)
After a local breakfast, we will visit the colorful Meo Vac local market before returning to Yen Minh via the different scenic route. Stop en-route to visit the Heaven Gate in Quan Ba town before continuing to Bac Me in the afternoon. Take a short visit to the nearby Tay ethnic minority village to see the daily life of the local people. Return to Bac Me town for dinner and overnight in a small hotel in the town.

Ethinic women selling their items and animals in Meo Vac local market

Ethnic women selling their items and animals in Meo Vac local market

Day 4: Bac Me – Cao Bang (B, L, D)
Today’s drive will be through three passes with the beautiful landscape of forest and mountains. Lunch in a local restaurant with specialty and arrive Cao Bang Town in the late afternoon with some stops en-route to visit the local villages. Dinner and overnight in Cao Bang.

Panoramic view of Ha Giang

Panoramic view of Ha Giang

Day 5: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Cao Bang (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will visit Ban Gioc Waterfall on the China-Vietnam border which is 85 KM from Cao Bang. Ban Gioc is one of the largest and the most impressive waterfalls in Vietnam, get your eyes amazed by the white water, picturesque blue sky, great limestone mountains and stunning rice fields – a great chance ever for the photo shot.

Stunning Ban Gioc Waterfalls

Stunning Ban Gioc Waterfalls

After a picnic lunch, we will visit Nguom Nga Cave, one of the largest in the area. It has many fascinating stalactites in different shapes. After that, we back to Cao Bang with time to relax before dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6: Cao Bang – Lang Son – Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast, we will head back to Hanoi with a stop in Lang Son en-route. Explore a local border market with thousands of local items are being sold every day. After lunch in Lang Son City with its authentic food, we will drive back to Hanoi and end the tour at our hotel in the late afternoon. Trip ends.

Border market in Lang Son

Border market in Lang Son

What’s included?

  • Transfers between hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing
  • English speaking tour guide, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. He or she will provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Accommodation bases on double or twin sharing room.
  • Entrance fees & permits
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic local food. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Boat excursions
  • Bottle of drinking water on the car

What’s excluded?

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Hotel in Hanoi
  • Other meals which are not indicated above
  • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Personal and other expenses such as porterage, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary.

Recommended Hotel List:

Location Hotel Room type
Ha Giang Cao Nguyen Da Hotel Superior room
Meo Vac Hoa Cuong Hotel DSuperior room
Bac Me Gam River Hotel GSuperior room
Cao Bang Hoang Anh hotel Superior room