Ba Be National Park

Ha Giang Tour via Ba Be National Park 6 Days

Ha Giang Tour via Ba Be National Park is an adventure holiday with moderate travel pace for 6 days, 5 nights.

The highlights of the trip is the homestay experiences at different ethnic villages on our travel route, the untouched nature of Ba Be and Cao Bang Province, the sublime beauty of Dong Van Karst Plateau in Ha Giang Province. All meals on the tour are included.

The trip does not require great physical exertion, but you need to be a real adventurer since local conditions may be just below your expectation!Ma Pi Leng Pass

 On the first day of the adventure, we travel on an excellent road amid idyllic countryside with rice fields and tea plantations to Ba Be National Park. Arriving at the park at mid day, we have lunch and have a boat trip on Ba Be Lake surrounded by towering mountains and dense forests. Our night is at Pac Ngoi Village, home to the Tay ethnic people.

On the second day, we depart Ba Be on a route not often visited by tourists. The scenery today is just breathtaking with forests, fresh mountains alternated by green valleys and ethnic villages. For a good part of the road, we travel by the riverside of the Gam River with stunning landscapes. In the afternoon, we climb the high pass in clouds at Chi Le Dung to enter Meo Vac Town. Have time to explore the community. Tonight, we stay at Sang Pa A Village, a Lo Lo ethnic community.

The third day of our journey is a real treat for our eyes. In the morning, we have great momentsDong Van Karst Plateau adoring the sublime beauty of Ma Pi Leng Pass. Then proceed to Dong Van Town to visit the Old Quarter and have lunch. In the afternoon, visit Lung Cu Flag Tower from where we could have great view of forests of limestone lining to the horizon. We'll visit a Lo Lo Village before returning to our hotel in Dong Van Town.

On the fourth day, we have the morning visiting Dong Van Sunday Market. The market is in session only once per week and is not only the place for trade, but also for meeting with friends. Then, we check out of the hotel and proceed to Sa Phin Valley to visit the former Residence of the Vuong Family who was the chieftain of the Hmong in Dong Van earlier. After that travel to Sung La and visit Lung Cam Tren Village, home to the Hmong, the Lo Lo and Chinese ethnic minorities. We'll also visit the Chinese community at Pho Bang and Hmong community at Pho Cao on the way to Yen Minh. Tonight we stay at Buc Ban Village, home the Tay, Nung, Bo Y, Giay peoples in Yen Minh District.

On the fifth day, we bid farewell to our hosts and travel to Quan Ba where we'll climb the Heavenly GateDong Van Market to have a stunning view of the surrounding nature. Then visit a community of the Dzao Cham ethnic minority. Have time to explore the village and have lunch. Then, we'll travel on the scenic road descending to Ha Giang City. Have a walking tour along the riverside of the city and proceed further to Tuy Village, home to a Tay community. Have time to explore the village before dinner.

On the final day of the tour, we travel through the palm forests of Tuyen Quang Province back to Hanoi. We stop at Tuyen Quang City and Son Duong for sightseeing and arrive in late afternoon.

Day-to-Day Itinerary
Day 1    (    Thursday    )    Ha Noi – Ba Be National Park (220km)/Ba Be Lake Cruise (B/L/D)
Day 2    (    Friday        )    Ba Be National Park – Tinh Tuc – Bao Lam – Meo Vac (180km) (B/L/D)
Day 3    (    Saturday    )    Meo Vac – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Dong Van (30km) – Lung Cu Flag Tower (25km) – Dong Van (B/L/D)
Day 4    (    Sunday    )    Dong Van Sunday Market/Dong Van – Sa Phin – Sung La - Pho Bang – Pho Cao – Yen Minh (70km) (B/L/D)
Day 5    (    Monday    )    Yen Minh – Quan Ba - Ha Giang (100km) (B/L/D)
Day 6    (    Tuesday    )    Ha Giang – Ha Noi (310km) (B/L)

Accommodation
Ba Be National Park: Homestay
Meo Vac: Homestay
Dong Van: Hotel
Yen Minh: Homestay
Ha Giang: Homestay

Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide as per itinerary: no guide for free-at-leisure days;
  • Twin/Double-shared accommodation as indicated in the program;
  • Private car for all airport transfers and tours as indicated in the program;
  • Private boat trip on Ba Be Lake as per itinerary;
  • Meals as indicated in the program ( B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
  • All admission fees and permits during guided times in the program;

Exclusions

  • Insurance of any types;
  • Visa arrangements;
  • Early check-ins and late check-outs: check-in time: 14:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 A.M unless otherwise indicated by each hotel;
  • All airfares and airport taxes other than those mentioned as included above;
  • Drinks, laundry, bar or other personal expenses;
  • Others not clearly specified clearly in the inclusions;