Dong Van Karst Plateau is one of Vietnam’s special limestone areas, housing prominent imprints that depict the development of the earth’s crust. It is a spectacular place part of the UNESCO World Heritage List offering incredible mountain passes such as Ma Pi Leng Pass, rivers and ethnic villages. Dong Van Geopark is home to 17 ethnic groups, creating a unique and rich cultural heritage worth visiting.
Enjoy wonderful views and take photos of Quan Ba pass and Quan Ba Heaven Gate
Dong Van Karst Geopark, a unique combination between Geo and cultural heritages
After having breakfast at your hotel, you will take an easy walk to visit Thon Tha Village, the village of the Tay people. You will have a peaceful feeling while contemplating the scenery of stilt houses with thatch roves and palm trees. Continue driving up to the highland region of Ha Giang, the scenery is getting more and more stunning with high passes and august mountains. You will have opportunities to enjoy wonderful views and take photos of Quan Ba pass and Quan Ba Heaven Gate. Arriving in Yen Minh town, you will spend the rest of the day rambling around a hill tribe village near the town. Then check in your hotel and relax. Free time in the evening.
Meals: Lunch, dinner
Yen Minh – Dong Van – Meo Vac (B/L/D)
Location: Đồng Văn District
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast at your hotel driving through Dong Van Karst Geopark, a unique combination between Geo and cultural heritages. Up to 80% of the karst formations of Dong Van Plateau are limestone formed by environment conditions and different development stages of nature. On the way, the car will mark stops to take photos and enjoy the amazing scenery. You will learn about the local life and the culture of the hill tribes such as the H’mong in Lung Cam village and the residence of the Vuong family also known as the 'Palace of H'mong King'.
After lunch, we continue driving towards Meo Vac town, marking several stops on the way to admire the scenery and take photos of Ma Pi Leng Pass. Arriving in Meo Vac, check into a local hotel and rest. Then if time permits, we will have the opportunity to visit an H'mong village near the town. Dinner and overnight in Meo Vac.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Mèo Vạc District
Location: Mèo Vạc District
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast, we start our road trip back to Ha Giang town. If today is Sunday, you will have a colorful morning as there is a local market which takes place right in the town center. The market gathers local people who live in the karst plateau and the H'Mong ethnic minority. They trade here their domestic and farming products. This will be a great chance to hunt beautiful photos of local faces in their traditional dresses.
Upon our arrival in Quan Ba, Yen Minh, we will make a stop in Lung Tam village, a H'mong village where you will learn how local villagers weave brocades. After lunch at Quan Ba, we continue our trip back to Ha Giang. Arrival in Ha Giang City around 5 pm.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Drinks with Meals
Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation
What's Not Included
Drinks with Meals
Tipping and Gratuities
Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat.
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