Best road trip Vietnam Ha Giang is a set of regular tours ranging from 3 to 10 day tours with a focus to the local life of hill tribal groups living in Vietnam’s far north region, Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang Vietnam. Have the opportunity to enjoy short walking, paying visit to villages and meeting hill-tribal peoples at home and at work.
Night 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang
Depart from Hanoi Old Quarter at 9.00 PM every day. Board the coach and leave Hanoi for the overnight road transfer to Ha Giang Province in Vietnam’s far north.
Day 1: Ha Giang – Hoang Su Phi.
Arrive to our base in Tan Quang Commune, Ha Giang Province early in the morning, take some hours resting at our base before having breakfast at 8.30 AM. Leave Tan Quang at 9.30 AM for 14 km road ride uphill to Tan Lap Commune. Pay visiting to a small village of the Red Zao for the first discovery of local life. Continue the road trip afterwards uphill shortly to the top of the mountain pass, then driving downhill to get through Nam Ty Commune. This section offers panorama of the marvelous Nam Ty Valley which is surrounded by high mountains and impressed with terraced paddies. Enjoy some photo stops before walking for an hour to explore villages of the Hmong people in Nam Ty Commune. Leave Nam Ty and move to Nam Dich Junction for lunch break. Drive shortly along the narrow country road to Ban Peo Commune, pay visiting to villages of the Hmong people scattering around the fascinating Ban Peo Valley for an hour. Turn back to Nam Dich Junction and enjoy an hour walking around Nam Dich Valley in mid afternoon to enjoy perfection of nature setting. Take the road trip again for 15 km to Vinh Quang town let of Hoang Su Phi District. Check in Thuan An Hotel at about 5.30 PM, dinner served at 7.30 MP.
Day 2: Hoang Su Phi Trekking.
Breakfast and leave the hotel at 8.30 AM for 15 KM road ride to San Sa Ho Valley. Enjoy some viewing stops for admiring beauty of nature and paying visit to villages of the Nung People. Leave San Sa Ho for an hour drive to move to Ban Luoc, another valley in the series of valleys which form the famous Hoang Su Phi National Heritage Site. Leave the motor way for walking 2 hours to explore this stunning valley and then lunch break. Leave Ban Luoc and drive some kilometers to the top of the pass for enjoying panorama of the region form the high 1,200m then moving downhill to Ho Thau Valley. Again enjoy walking for about 2 hours in the afternoon mostly downhill along a large path to get through villages of the Nung and Red Zao. Picked up at the end of the walking path for 20 KM road transfer back to hotel in Vinh Quang town let. Free walk to see local life in late afternoon before dinner.
Day 3: Hoang Su Phi – Ha Giang.
Breakfast and check out hotel at 9.00 AM. Morning will be highlighted with the discovery of Ban Nhung Valley, another impressive valley of the Hoang Su Phi National Heritage Site. Take the road ride for an hour from hotel to the center of Ban Nhung Commune. Enjoy walking to explore villages of the Nung and Hmong in this commune until 3.00 PM. Lunch served in the village. Leave Ban Nhung for about 2 hours road transfer back to our base in Tan Quang Commune. Take shower and have dinner before boarding the coach for road transfer back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi center early in the morning, ends up the trip.
Occasionally our tour itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travelers’ comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the service proposal. It’s very important that you print and review a final copy of your itinerary a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. If you have any queries, please contact us. We are here to help you!
Please note that while we operate successful trips in Vietnam throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.
Depending on the proposed option (semi-guide tour or all-inclusive package tour), the price may include the following services. Please bear in mind Lotussia Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.
- Car transfers.
- Local tour guide. The English-Speaking guide is provided by default. Other language may be available upon request (with extra charge).
- Entrance fees.
Unless required most of the following services are usually not included in our tour price.
- Flight/Train tickets.
- Tour leader.
- Local porter(s).
- International travel insurance.
- Personal expenses.
Our tour guides speak English or French. They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.
Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.
Principally, Lotussia Travel requires all the trip associates to know the destinations well by any means of traveling or enquiry to the local suppliers to figure out all the relative details of any trip. For adventure tours such as jungle trekking, mountain hiking, sea kayaking, river rafting or biking, cycling tours, LOTUSSIA Travel will never add any new routes into available schedule until survey or pre-view it.
Lotussia Travel carefully choose all the hotels, guest-houses or home-stays based on service quality, location, and characteristics, doing best to make the accommodations in the remote small places as comfortable as possible. Please bear in mind that hotels in Vietnam might not be in the same standard in other country. Generally hotels in major cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Hoian, Hue…are much better than hotels and guest-houses in mountainous areas.
Lotussia Travel take dinning as an indispensable experience to clients since it is an important part in Vietnamese culture. Therefore, Lotussia Travel will not intend take clients to the most expensive restaurants but non-touristy local ones which offer delicious, local food, with nice or interesting atmosphere. The restaurants might be simple in the country but LOTUSSIA Travel guarantee is sanitary and cleanliness. Or even on our trek, we encourage our cook offer client food with new tastes from day to day. During adventure itineraries to mountainous or remote areas, there is sometimes no choice for hotel and restaurants. We will try our best to bring you the best taste of local food.
As the tap water in Vietnam is undrinkable, Lotussia Travel recommend clients to drink bottled water throughout your trip, or boiled water on treks. Lotussia Travel offers bottle water all the day, and soft drinks like Cola, Sprite or Vietnamese Tea or if possible juice in restaurants (if mentionned in itinerary). This is not automatically included in the packages. In simple restaurant or on camping, Lotussia Travel offers boiled water, instant coffee or juice, wrapped milk (Details are confirmed in bottom of your itinerary).
In most destinations of Vietnam, all the roads are well paved though the traffic is quite messed up like in Hanoi, Hai Phong… We use proper vehicles, car, minibus or coach in good condition based on the size of the groups. We use 4WD only on the rough road where the other vehicles could not pass through or based on clients requirement on overland journeys or treks. For cycling itineraries, we usually use our support minibus or minibus with support truck. For sea kayaking, river rafting trips, diving packages we use standard boat as support. Detailed information is provided on our service proposal.
We use drivers who are native or local of each travel destination and maintain good safety records for all trips. Most of our drivers can speak English but a little bit. This is just enough to understand basic words such as “time of departure”, “stop”, “restaurants”, “hotels”…If you want to learn more about Vietnamese culture and information about sightseeing sites, booking a tour guide is highly recommended.