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  • Ha Giang and Heaven’s Gate (6D)

    Explore Vietnam’s northernmost province and experience the true local culture. Home to endless rocky plateaus and romantically-named mountains dotted with tiny villages, Ha Giang is a less-traveled land of beauty and adventure.


    HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUDE

    • Discover the charms of colonial Hanoi.
    • Stroll through local market towns in Ha Giang province and see the traders in action.
    • Trek through the unparalleled mountain scenery of Dong Van.
    • Discover beautiful and unique architecture, from grand mansions to humble homes.

    DETAILED PROGRAM

    Day 1

    Hanoi Arrival

    Xin Chao Vietnam - Welcome to Hanoi city. Meet and greet upon arrival and enjoy a private transfer to the city to check in. Additional activities can be arranged on this day subject to your arrival time.

    If time permits, we will take you around the bustling Hanoi Old Quarters, you will wander through the streets where you will discover so many different things - ranging from hectic markets, kitschy toys, tranquil backstreet pagodas and numerous street vendors to smoky meats. Overnight in Hanoi city.

    Recommended Hanoi Hotels:

    - Essence d’Orient Hotel & Spa
    - Hanoi Hotel de l’Opera

    Ha Noi Old Quarter


    Day 2

    Hanoi - Ha Giang

    After a refreshing sleep and a delicious early breakfast, embark upon the first leg of your journey. Hop in your awaiting car and set out on the scenic eight-hour road trip north. Along the way, stop off in the charming town of Tuyen Quang for a traditional Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant. Pay a visit to the Tan Trao Historical Relic which includes Tan Trao Communal House, Hong Thai Communal House and the Tan Trao banyan tree, before arriving in Ha Giang.

    Recommended Ha Giang Hotels:

    - Auberge de Meo Vac
    - Truong Xuan Resort


    Day 3

    Ha Giang - Dong Van

    Get your first look at the stunning scenery of Ha Giang province with a view of Heaven’s Gate and Fairy Mountain at Dong Van. Next, explore the Vuong Family Mansion, a dynastical house exhibiting traditional architectural features. In the afternoon, take in the bustling Quyet Tien Market, the center of trade for local minority groups, and visit an authentic house of the ethnic Lolo people - whose numbers are fast dwindling - in Sung La. Finally, after a busy day, rest for the night in Dong Van.

    Heaven's Gate, Vuong Family Mansion, Lolo ethnic people


    Day 4

    Dong Van - Meo Vac

    Continue your discovery of northern Vietnamese culture and scenery after a hearty breakfast at your hotel. Spend the day trekking through the mountainous villages of Ma U, Ma Tia and Po Lo - homes to the ethnic groups of the white Hmongs and the Hans, and take in the stunning vistas of the Dong Van plateau. Later, transfer to Meo Vac.

    Villages of Ma U, Ma Tia and Po Lo, Dong Van Plateau 


    Day 5

    Meo Vac - Ha Giang

    Take the day to explore the foothills and the beautiful mountain town of Meo Vac, home to one of the prettiest weekend markets in the area. It is the meeting place for ethnic groups from miles around to gather and trade their goods and livestock, and as such, a unique window into local life. In the afternoon, head back to Ha Giang and check back into your resort in Ha Giang for a comfortable night’s rest.

    Mountainous town of Meo Vac


    Day 6

    Ha Giang - Hanoi Departure

    After a traditional local breakfast in Ha Giang, jump in your car and relax as the gorgeous scenery glides past, all the way back to Hanoi - about a six-hour drive. From here, you can continue to enjoy Vietnam or connect to your departure flight at Hanoi airport.

     

     

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    NOTES:

    • Prices are in USD, per person, based on two people traveling together and sharing a room. At Vietnam Senses Travel, we carefully select all hotels to ensure that your accommodations match our standards of trip and service excellence.
    • Prices include the following:
      . All hotel accommodation including all taxes and breakfast
      . Internal economy flights as stated with airport taxes
      . All transfers & sightseeing transportation in private vehicle
      . Private services of local guides
      . All special events & private tours, guest experts
      . All entrance fees into historical sights & museums
      . Drinking water and refreshing towels for touring
      . 24/7 support from the Vietnam Senses Travel Team

     

    Location
    Accommodation

    HANOI
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    Essence d’Orient Hotel & Spa

    • Accommodation is contemporary in style with dark wood furniture and white walls complemented with a ‘natural’ colour scheme of brown and greens, in-keeping with the hotels' eco-friendly philosophy.
    • Interconnecting rooms are available for families and some of the rooms feature a private balcony with city views.
    • Despite being a first class hotel, service levels are more akin to an upgraded property and there are appealing extra touches such as a laptop with free wifi in each room for guests to use and, for Suite guests, a complimentary minibar and laundry service.

     

    HA GIANG
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    Auberge de Meo Vac

    • Auberge de Meo Vac is a new facility that truly unusual. It is in the old house of a former Hmong notable, with adobe walls 80 cm thick, red tile roofs, antique beams, etc.
    • 5 rooms and a small dormitory.
    • Very stylish separate showers.
    • Bar and restaurant opening on the old paved courtyard, and a foulle small details that make the big houses.
    • Auberge de Meo Vac offers exclusive trekking day in the stunning river canyon Ngo Que.

    Truong Xuan Resort

    • Offering clean and spacious air conditioned river view rooms, a decent bathroom with plentiful hot running water, Wi-Fi access and a generous breakfast, this is a perfect retreat from the tourist trail.
    • The restaurant serves a menu of Asian and Western options, there is a mini bar with a range of snacks and drinks, and the property offers a sauna and massage service, perfect after a day’s trekking!