HA GIANG TREKKING AND BIKING TOUR

HA GIANG TREKKING AND BIKING TOUR
Tour Destination:
Hanoi - Tay Homestay - Ha Giang - Dong Van - Meo Vac - Ha Giang - Hanoi
Tour Hightlights:
Ha Giang is the ideal location to organize activities such as hiking and camping. This is a real challenge however the breath-taking scenery makes the hardship all worthwhile... ..
Price:
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DAY 1: Ha Giang Trekking and Biking Tours: Hanoi – Tay Minority Homestay (293km) (-/L/D)CHALLENGES HA GIANG TREKKING TOUR

After a long journey from Hanoi, you will arrive in Ha Giang. Relatively undiscovered, this “off-the-beaten-track” destination is unique for its well-preserved traditions and local culture. Lunch will be provided en route to Ha Giang. Upon your arrival to the Me Village, receive a warm welcome from a hospitable Tay family offering overnight accommodation in their stilt house. Although the place only offers basic comfort, prepare for an unforgettable experience. Participate in common everyday rural activities and have a memorable dinner with the local Tay family. Overnight homestay in a house on stilts.

DAY 2: Ha Giang Trekking and Biking Tours: Tay Minority Village – Trekking – Cycling Tours (B/L/D)

Choose from three options:
 
Option 1: A full day trekking along the Tay Con Linh mountainside through terraced rice fields, a tea plantation, remote villages and the thatched-roof homes of the Tay minority. Enjoy the scenery and have a picnic lunch on top of the hill before visiting a village inhabited by the Dao Lanten tribe. In the afternoon, trek down to the village and indulge in a traditional herbal bath or simply relax with a foot soak of herbal remedies. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the Tay village. (Difficulty level: 4/5; distance: 15km; and duration: 7 hours trekking).
 
Option 2: Enjoy a full day trek from the Me Village through the paddy-fields and palm forest to visit the minority people at either Phuong Do Village or Phuong Tien Village. These areas support the oldest Tay community in Ha Giang and are surrounded by terraced paddy fields with big stilt houses. Enjoy a picnic lunch. In the early afternoon, you will return by car to the village and indulge in a traditional herbal bath or simply have a relaxing foot soak with herbal remedies. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the Tay village. (Difficulty level: 2/5; distance: 9km; and duration: 4 hours trekking).
 
CHALLENGES HA GIANG TREKKING TOUR

Option 3: A full day of cycling and hiking. 

AM: Take a morning cycling trip around the Me Village to get a taste of authentic rural daily life and enjoy the peaceful and pleasant mountainous sceneries. Enjoy lunch at the village. (Difficulty level: 1/5, and duration: 2 hours cycling). PM: Drive to Phuong Do Village, the oldest Tay community in Ha Giang, which is surrounded by terraced paddy-fields with big stilt houses. You will then return by car to the village and indulge in a traditional herbal bath or simply relax with a foot soak of herbal remedies. Enjoy dinner and an overnight at the Tay village. (Difficulty level: 1/5; and duration: 1 hour walking). Overnight homestay in a house on stilts.

DAY 3: Ha Giang Trekking and Biking Tours: Ha Giang Adventure Tours to Dong Van (160km) (B/L/-)
Drive on the undulating terrain, between 700m and 1,300m in height, through extraordinary mountainous landscapes and terraced paddy fields. You will stop at the Quyet Tien Market where the minority groups of the Nung, the White Hmong, the Po Y, the Dao Lanten and the Tay gather to trade their produce. Proceed to the Heaven Gate and the Fairy Mountain before visiting a White Hmong village which specializes in flax weaving. This is a wonderful opportunity to stretch your legs and explore the village. There will be another visit to a village of the Zao Ao Dai (“Zao Long Traditional Dress”) before taking a lunch break. After lunch, drive up to the altitude of 1,432m to visit an ancient village of the White Hmong; you will then proceed to Sung La to discover a LoLo house and its people (the LoLo minority is one of Vietnam's least-common ethnic minorities and some are only found within this region). Afterwards, visit the impressive ancient Hmong King Palace before reaching Dong Van Town. Arrive in the late afternoon and check in to a hotel. Overnight in Dong Van.

CHALLENGES HA GIANG TREKKING TOUR

DAY 4: Ha Giang Trekking and Biking Tours: Dong Van Adventure Tours to Meo Vac – Ha Giang (170km) (B/L/D)

In the morning, visit the Sunday Dong Van minority market (one of the most beautiful minority markets in Vietnam). Before reaching the peak of Ma Pi Leng, you will be able to admire the panoramic views of a rocky mountain, a river and paddy field terraces. Visit Meo Vac Market where cattle are traded and then proceed to visit the village of Zao Ao Dai before lunchtime. Return to Ha Giang. Overnight in Ha Giang.

DAY 5: Ha Giang Trekking and Biking Tours: Ha Giang – Hanoi (320km) (B/L/-)

After breakfast, drive back to Hanoi. Enjoy lunch en route. Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to a hotel.

 

Package includes:

Transportation and driver

English speaking guide

Accommodation based on twin share

Home stay in Me village in a local house

Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

All entrance fees and permits.

 

Package excludes:

International flights

International departure tax

No accommodation in Hanoi

Visas and visa fees

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

Pre and post trip accommodation in Hanoi

Tips and gratuities.

 

Day 1 (Thu):CHALLENGES HA GIANG TREKKING TOUR: Hanoi – Tay Minority Homestay (293km)

After a long journey from Hanoi, you will arrive in Ha Giang. Relatively undiscovered, this “off-the-beaten-track” destination CHALLENGES HA GIANG TREKKING TOURis unique for its well-preserved traditions and local culture. Lunch will be provided en route to Ha Giang. Upon your arrival to the Me Village, receive a warm welcome from a hospitable Tay family offering overnight accommodation in their stilt house. Although the place only offers basic comfort, prepare for an unforgettable experience. Participate in common everyday rural activities and have a memorable dinner with the local Tay family. Overnight homestay in a house on stilts. [Lunch, Dinner]

Day 2 (Fri):CHALLENGES HA GIANG TREKKING TOUR: Tay Minority Village – Trekking – Cycling Choose from three options: Option 1: A full day trekking along the Tay Con Linh mountainside through terraced rice fields, a tea plantation, remote villages and the thatched-roof homes of the Tay minority. Enjoy the scenery and have a picnic lunch on top of the hill before visiting a village inhabited by the Dao Lanten tribe. In the afternoon, trek down to the village and indulge in a traditional herbal bath or simply relax with a foot soak of herbal remedies. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the Tay village. (Difficulty level: 4/5; distance: 15km; and duration: 7 hours trekking). Option 2: Enjoy a full day trek from the Me Village through the paddy-fields and palm forest to visit the minority people at either Phuong Do Village or Phuong Tien Village. These areas support the oldest Tay community in Ha Giang and are surrounded by terraced paddy fields with big stilt houses. Enjoy a picnic lunch. In the early afternoon, you will return by car to the village and indulge in a traditional herbal bath or simply have a relaxing foot soak with herbal remedies. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the Tay village. (Difficulty level: 2/5; distance: 9km; and duration: 4 hours trekking).

Option 3: A full day of cycling and hiking.CHALLENGES HA GIANG TREKKING TOUR

AM: Take a morning cycling trip around the Me Village to get a taste of authentic rural daily life and enjoy the peaceful and pleasant mountainous sceneries. Enjoy lunch at the village. (Difficulty level: 1/5, and duration: 2 hours cycling). PM: Drive to Phuong Do Village, the oldest Tay community in Ha Giang, which is surrounded by terraced paddy-fields with big stilt houses. You will then return by car to the village and indulge in a traditional herbal bath or simply relax with a foot soak of herbal remedies. Enjoy dinner and an overnight at the Tay village. (Difficulty level: 1/5; and duration: 1 hour walking). Overnight homestay in a house on stilts. [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 3 (Sat):CHALLENGES HA GIANG TREKKING TOUR: Ha Giang – Dong Van (160km) Drive on the undulating terrain, between 700m and 1,300m in height, through extraordinary mountainous landscapes and terraced paddy fields. You will stop at the Quyet Tien Market where the minority groups of the Nung, the White Hmong, the Po Y, the Dao Lanten and the Tay gather to trade their produce. Proceed to the Heaven Gate and the Fairy Mountain before visiting a White Hmong village which specializes in flax weaving. This is a wonderful opportunity to stretch your legs and explore the village. There will be another visit to a village of the Zao Ao Dai (“Zao Long Traditional Dress”) before taking a lunch break. After lunch, drive up to the altitude of 1,432m to visit an ancient village of the White Hmong; you will then proceed to Sung La to discover a LoLo house and its people (the LoLo minority is one of Vietnam's least-common ethnic minorities and some are only found within this region). Afterwards, visit the impressive ancient Hmong King Palace before reaching Dong Van Town. Arrive in the late afternoon and check in to a hotel. Overnight in Dong Van. [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 4 (Sun):CHALLENGES HA GIANG TREKKING TOUR: Dong Van – Meo Vac – Ha Giang (170km)CHALLENGES HA GIANG TREKKING TOUR

In the morning, visit the Sunday Dong Van minority market (one of the most beautiful minority markets in Vietnam). Before reaching the peak of Ma Pi Leng, you will be able to admire the panoramic views of a rocky mountain, a river and paddy field terraces. Visit Meo Vac Market where cattle are traded and then proceed to visit the village of Zao Ao Dai before lunchtime. Return to Ha Giang. Overnight in Ha Giang. [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 5 (Mon):CHALLENGES HA GIANG TREKKING TOUR: Ha Giang – Hanoi (320km)

After breakfast, drive back to Hanoi. Enjoy lunch en route. Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to a hotel. [Breakfast, Lunch]

Package includes:

 

Transportation and driver

 

English speaking guide

 

Accommodation based on twin share

 

Home stay in Me village in a local house

 

Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

 

All entrance fees and permits.

 

Package excludes:

 

International flights

 

International departure tax

 

No accommodation in Hanoi

 

Visas and visa fees

 

Travel insurance

 

Personal expenses

 

Pre and post trip accommodation in Hanoi

 

Tips and gratuities.

Package includes:

Transportation and driver

English speaking guide

Accommodation based on twin share

Home stay in Me village in a local house

Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

All entrance fees and permits.

Package excludes:

International flights

International departure tax

No accommodation in Hanoi

Visas and visa fees

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

Pre and post trip accommodation in Hanoi

Tips and gratuities.

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