Ha Giang this season is filled with the pinkish color of Tam Giac Mach flowers. Some of the golden paddy fields are left after the harvest scattering on the side of mountains and persimmons ripen… This is when you can breathe the fresh cool air of mountainous area.
It will take you a long way today to catch Ha Giang from Hanoi. On the way, you can stop to take photo of corn fields, tea plantation. Have lunch en-route at a local restaurant.
You will arrive in Ha Giang in the mid-afternoon. We continue driving to Ha Thanh village, resident of Tay ethnic group. The village has about 100 stilt-houses clustered in the foothills. Each stilt house is like a small museum showcasing one family or clan. To be welcomed warmly by the owner, you will have drink and relax after a long day.
The left time, you can talk to the host of the house to learn about their tradition, the way they build their houses or see them prepare dinner with collecting vegetable or cooking food. You also can take a walk around to village around the village to explore the peaceful surroundings, landscape and the daily life of Tay people.
Overnight in Ha Thanh village in a house on stilt
After breakfast at home-stay, we will depart for next destination. We drive the scenic journey up through rugged outcrops with narrow streets up and down, sharp curves, wildflowers along the road, some local people in their ethnic’s traditional clothes walking… to reaching Meo Vac. Set among towering mountains, Meo Vac is home to some H’mong and Hoa farming families.
Arrive in Meo Vac, check in Chung Pua lodge. The lodge itself is a historic vestige which is an old ancestral Hmong house built in the 1930’s under the French domination over the Tonkin. In November 2011, only the main edifice and the rocky courtyard – an outdoor “patio” – remained. This edifice was built in adobe (80cm thick mud walls) with inside an original three “travées” -compartment rooms- two-floor stilt house sustaining the roof, made from “Thông đá” local trees.
We will then walk around to visit the town.
Overnight at Auberge de Meo Vac
Today will be extremely unforgettable day.
Your first un-breathe taking point is Ma Pi Leng Pass. No word can describe the “'Heaven's Gate Pass”, just listen to your feeling of it. You can stand on the view sight, look at the blue water of Nho Que river at the deep valley and see on side is high mountain.
Keep driving to Dong Van town. Stop for visiting the ancient town of ethnic minority at the highest land of Vietnam. After that, get inside the Vuong H’mong King palace, which was a typical architecture of housing in Ha Giang.
Keep your eye wide open to get the scene of Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark was became the 77th member of the Global Geo-parks Network in 2010.
Take a driving down to Quan Ba on national road 4C which is named “Happiness Road”, a very beautiful small road on the mountain slope. Up on arrival at Nam Dam village, check in Dao lodge and relax. Take time to discover the village of Dao people.
Overnight in Dao Lodge Nam Dam
Wake up in the morning for breakfast at home-stay before going on the trekking in Lung Tam village. Come and see Hop Tien Linen cooperation of Mrs Mai. She will show you carefully the step of linen weaving.
Farewell Ha Giang, we will take a long drive to Yen Bai. Upon arrival, a boat will pick you up and transfer to Lavie Vu Linh. Relax after a long day.
Overnight in a Lavie Vu Linh
In the morning, go on a cruise on our traditional boats, stop by an island and discover the particularities of this area: the way villagers paddle their boats, the exotic and odd animals living around, the quiet and peaceful beauty of this huge lake, the lifestyle of the Dao among the thousands of islets…
After Lunch, get back our car for driving back to Hanoi
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