Ha Giang – Rocky Plateau & Ba Be Lake Tour – 4 Days

Tour overview

This 4-day Ha Giang tour allows you to visit the well-known destinations with breathtaking views such as Dong Van, Meo Vac, Ma Pi Leng pass in Ha Giang and amazing Ba Be Lake in Bac Kan province. Ha Giang is Vietnam’s northernmost provinces, which is about 300km to the north of Hanoi and located at the highest latitude in Vietnam. It shares a border with China to the north. Many ethnic minorities, including the Dao, H’mong, Tay, and Nung, live in Ha Giang province. Ba Be Lake is the largest natural lake in Vietnam. It is located in Bắc Kạn Province in the northeastern region of the country. The tour should be at the weekends for the visit of Dong Van Sunday ethnic market.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Dong Van – Meo Vac – Ma Pi Leng pass – Ha Giang – Ba Be Lake – Hanoi
Duration: 4 Days/ 3 Nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/End: Hanoi/ Hanoi
Tour Type: Landscape and Nature, Hill Tribe Discovery
Active Level: Adventure, Moderate walking & trekking
Tour Categories: Ba Be Tours, Ha Giang Tours, Vietnam Adventure Tours

Brief Itinerary :

Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang
Day 2: Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Lung Cu – Dong Van
Day 3: Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Meo Vac – Ba Be Lake
Day 4: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang (L, D)

Today we leave Hanoi for Ha Giang tour. The drive to Ha Giang taking around 7 hours for some of the most breathtaking sceneries in Vietnam. On the way, stopover at some places to visit small villages and take photos. After the long drive, take a short walk around Ha Giang to visit a Tay and Nung village, set in a picturesque valley near town. Overnight in Ha Giang.


Nung village, Ha Giang Tours, Cozy Vietnam Travel

Day 2: Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Lung Cu – Dong Van (B, L, D)

In the morning, drive to Quan Ba district and stop in Quan Ba on the way to visit the Bo Y minority village. Have lunch in Yen Minh town and take rest for an hour then continue the trip to Sa Phin village to visit the Former H’Mong King’s Palace.


Former H’Mong King’s Palace, Ha Giang Travel, Cozy Vietnam Travel


Keep driving up ahead to visit the Flag tower on the top of Lung Cu mountain located at the sharing border with China. Arrive in Dong Van district in the late afternoon, take a rest and walk around the ancient town of Dong Van.


Flag tower, Ha Giang Travel, Cozy Vietnam Travel


Overnight in Dong Van town.

Day 3: Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Meo Vac – Ba Be Lake (B, L, D)

If today falls on Sunday, we will have the chance to visit Dong Van ethnic market, where all kinds of goods and multi-colored clothes can be purchased. The people here still retain their traditional life of remote minority tribes.


Dong Van Market, Ha Giang Tours, Cozy Vietnam Travel


After hanging around the Sunday market, travel from Dong Van along the Nho Que River and go through Ma Pi Leng pass which is considered as the most beautiful pass in Vietnam. Reach Meo Vacafter two hours later and have a short rest before driving to Ba Be Lake. Tonight we will have dinner and enjoy beer time during the homestay, enjoy the nice river view in Pac Ngoi village.


Ba Be Boat Trip Tours, Cozy Vietnam Travel

Day 4: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (B, L)

This morning we will take a boat trip to Ba Be Lake, the largest lake in Vietnam which has a water area around 500ha, spreading over 8km. Then visit Puong Cave – one of the most beautiful caves in Ba Be national park, and sit on a boat to Dau Dang waterfall, while waiting for the lunch served in Minority restaurant, we will take a short walk to visit Dau Dang waterfall.


Puong Cave, Ba Be Lake, Cozy Vietnam Travel


After lunch, we will take a boat back to Pac Ngoi village, have a rest for few minutes then drive back to Hanoi (240 km), Arrive in Hanoi in the late afternoon. Tour ends.

Tour Inclusion

  • Transfer and tour by private A/C Car or Van
  • Accommodation on twin share basis
  • Meal as indicated in itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • English speaking guide (Other languages upon requests)
  • Private boat trip in Babe lake
  • Entrance fees and permits during guided time
  • Water on day trek (01 bottle of water/day)

Tour Exclusion

  • International flight ticket
  • Airport tax
  • Visa and visa fee
  • Own expenses
  • Others not mentioned

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Ha Giang – Rocky Plateau & Ba Be Lake Tour – 4 Days