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Trip Code

CV26

Ha Giang & Halong Bay Tour

Duration: 12 Days

From: US$ pp

Brief Description

Ha Giang is an amazing place for visitors from far and wide. Besides the beautiful landscape of terraced fields and the Limestone Mountains in Dong Van Karst Geo-park, it is the interesting hill tribe people of different ethnic groups who have incredible life and cultures. This selection if the best of  Ha Giang tours, created carefully for travelers to get insight into the province. You will definitely have a lifetime experience after this adventure trip, as you will have opportunities to a number of interesting activities such as trekking in a beautiful landscape, meeting interesting hill tribes, experiencing homestay at local houses...

Visiting the North of Vietnam and taking this 12-day scenic trip to visit two of the most beautiful destinations of Vietnam. The landscapes of karst geopark in Dong Van, Ha Giang and the stunning limestone bay of Halong will definitely offer you a big impression. Contact our travel expert today for further information about the trip

Travel Route:
 

 

Arrival in Hanoi → Hoang Su Phi Rice Terraces → Dong Van Karst Geopark ( Dong Van + Meo Vac + Du Gia) → Ha Giang City → Hanoi → Halong Bay → Departure from Hanoi

 

Brief Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Hanoi - Hoang Su Phi
Day 4: Hoang Su Phi Trekking
Day 5: Hoang Su Phi - Dong Van Karst Geo-park
Day 6: Dong Van Karst Geopark Trekking
Day 7: Dong Van - Meo Vac - Du Gia
Day 8: Du Gia - Ha Giang
Day 9: Ha Giang - Hanoi
Day 10: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 11: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Day 12: Departure from Hanoi

Detailed Itinerary

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI

Meals: Not available

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

 

Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam!
Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, you are welcomed and greeted by the Custom Asia Travel tour guide and taken to your hotel by private transfer. The remainder of the day is relaxing or be on your own discovery.
- Located on the banks of the Red River, Hanoi capital is one of the most ancient cities in the world. Here, visitors are able to find well-preserved colonial buildings, old Buddhist pagodas, and unique museums within the city. The best way to explore its Old Quarter is on foot. This French-colonial city is also known for its delicious cuisines, vibrant nightlife, and souvenir shopping…

Hanoi Capital
Cyclo ride in Hanoi

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

This day tour to learn about the capital city of Vietnam occupies your whole day with featured sites, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house-on-stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university for the morning.
Your lunch today is served at a restaurant in town with local tastes.
In the afternoon, the tour continues with a visit to one of the following museums (you can pick the one you like): the Ethnology Museum, Army Museum, National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi Hilton prison or Vietnam Women Museum).
Followed by a short walk or a cyclo ride in the Old Quarter.
End the day tour with a traditional Water Puppet show.

Temple of Literature
Water Puppet

DAY 3: HANOI - HOANG SU PHI

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Choices of Homestay or Eco-lodge

At 8:00 AM you will be met and greeted by your private tour guide and driver at your hotel in Hanoi where you start for the trip. The drive today takes about 7 hours, including some stops on the way for photo opportunities and having lunch.
​Once you arrived in Thong Nguyen commune, Hoang Su Phi, check in a home-stay at a Red Yao ethnic village for the night.
Refreshing and enjoy the dinner, cooked by the family.

Drive to Ha Giang
The Red Yao

DAY 4: HOANG SU PHI TREKKING

Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Choices of homestay or lodge

Today, you will do a whole day trek from Thong Nguyen Commune to Nam Son Commune.
Along the way, you are able to enjoy the beautiful scenery with stunning rice fields. The trek is moderate but there are some small challenges at times. It is about 5 - 6 hours.

Picnic lunch is prepared at a local house on the way.
Dinner and overnight at another local house.

On the way
trekking in Hoang Su Phi

DAY 5: HOANG SU PHI - DONG VAN KARST GEO-PARK

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Pho Bang Town

After breakfast, check-out and heading to the Karst Geo-park. The drive up to the highland region of Ha Giang will offer you some good photo opportunities on the way.
Lunch is at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, the scenery is getting more stunning with high passes and august mountains. The typical photo opportunities are a stop at Quan Ba pass, a step hike to a view-point for Quan Ba Fairy Mountains. Short walks at Pho Cao village of the Hmong, Pho Bang of the Han (Chinese). Check-in a hotel in this peaceful town for the night.

Quang Ba Scenery
Tham Ma Slope

DAY 6: DONG VAN KARST GEOPARK TREKKING

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Dong Van

After breakfast, setting off for the scenic morning trek in Karst Geopark. The trek in between the gray limestone mountains takes more than 3 hours (approx. 13km). This trek is a real discovery on which you have a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery and learning the amazing daily life of the tribal H'mong people. At the end of the trek, you will reach an interesting historical and cultural site. It is the H'mong King Palace. Take your time to visit the construction. Lunch is prepared at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a drive to Lung Cu Flag Tower (The monument was built to mark the northernmost point in Vietnam). Walk to the tower for the view over the area. After that, your private vehicle will take you to Dong Van town. Check-in a hotel and stay for the night.

Ha Giang Trekking
Hmong King Palace

DAY 7: DONG VAN - MEO VAC - DU GIA (SUN)

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay at a local house

There is a colorful market in town (If it is Sunday today), take time to stroll around for hunting some photos of the locals while they are trading before transferring to Meo Vac town. You will have a short stop for a scenic view at Ma Pi Leng Pass. (If it is on a weekday). Get on your private vehicle after that and make your way to Meo Vac. On the way, spend over an hour to trek a scenic path that you can have a lovely view over the Nho Que River.)
Lunch in Meo Vac.
The afternoon drive takes you to Du Gia Commune, Yen Minh District. Arrive at a stilt house home-stay of the ethnic Tay people.
Check-in and rest before dinner.

Nho Que River
Ha Giang Scenery

DAY 8:  DU GIA - HA GIANG CITY

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Giang City

After breakfast at the home-stay, take a transfer to a trekking point. Spend the morning to trek on a back road in Du Gia Area. The path is very rural and leads you toward a cool waterfall. It would be lovely to make some jumps and swimming after trekking on warm days. Have further trekking before getting picked up by your vehicle. Make your way to Ha Giang City.
Lunch is at a local restaurant on the way.
Late in the afternoon, arrive at your hotel in Ha Giang City, check-in and relax for the remainder of the day.

Experience
Road trip in Ha Giang

DAY 9: HA GIANG CITY - HANOI

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

After a local breakfast in the city, spend most of the day drive back to Hanoi: nearly 285 km (Around 7 hours).
Lunch on the way.
Arrive in Hanoi late in the afternoon. Check-in your hotel again and stay for the night.

road trip
Karst Geopark view

DAY 10: HANOI - HALONG BAY

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on boat

Halong Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands. Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, the bay is a "must-see" place for any visitor to Vietnam, especially an overnight trip on a traditional wooden junk.
Take the morning transfer to Halong Bay pier.
Around noon - Board your boat and start the cruising itinerary with lunch and dinner aboard.
Some interesting activities are available include kayaking, swimming, sunbathing on the sun deck.
Overnight at an en-suite cabin on the boat.

Halong Bay
Kayaking in Lan Ha

DAY 11: HALONG BAY - HANOI

Meals: Breakfast/ Brunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

This morning get up early this morning for some fresh air on the open deck and join the Tai-chi class for some gentle moves if you wish. Otherwise, you are able to remain in your cabin until breakfast time. After breakfast, the crew will pull up the anchor, start the engine again for more cruising to other parts of the bay. After visiting a big limestone cave, the boat is gently heading back to the pier. The early lunch (Brunch) will be served aboard. Around noon, you are ferried in and take the afternoon drive back to Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel in the afternoon. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or doing your last shopping in Hanoi's Old Quarter.

Viewing the bay
Sundeck

DAY 12: DEPARTURE FROM HANOI

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Not available

Today is your last day. It depends on your departure flight time, you may have to rush in the morning or just free at leisure or do some last shopping until get transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Goodbye Vietnam!
End of your Vietnam adventures.

Hanoi Streets
vietnam smile
 

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INCLUSIONS

  • Private Air-conditioned Vehicle Per Itinerary

  • Accommodation based on twin-shared/ double basis with daily breakfast

  • Private Tour Guide

  • Local Way Leader (On trekking Day When Needed)

  • Meals As Indicated In The Itinerary

  • Entrance tickets and permits

  • Bottled water on the vehicle

  • Cruise Packaged Itinerary In Halong Bay

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel Insurance

  • Drinks And Other Meals

  • Tips And Gratuities

  • Any Airfares

  • Banking Fee (If Any)

  • Personal Expenses And Other Not Mentioned Clearly In The Iclusion Part Above

  • Visa Arrangement