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Welcome to Ha Giang, one of the most beautiful and exciting destinations in Vietnam! Located in the remote northern part of the country, Ha Giang boasts a stunning landscape of rugged mountains, deep valleys, and lush forests, as well as a rich cultural heritage that reflects the diversity of its ethnic minority groups.

Whether you're an adventurous trekker, a nature lover, a cultural enthusiast, or simply a curious traveler, Ha Giang has something to offer you. From the famous Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark, a UNESCO Global Geopark that showcases the unique geological features and cultural traditions of the region, to the spectacular Ma Pi Leng Pass, one of the most scenic mountain passes in Southeast Asia, to the vibrant local markets and festivals that celebrate the customs and beliefs of the Hmong, Dao, Tay, and other ethnic groups, Ha Giang is a treasure trove of experiences and discoveries.

At Ha Giang Tours, we are passionate about sharing the beauty and richness of Ha Giang with our guests. We offer a wide range of tours and activities that cater to different interests and preferences, from hiking and biking to sightseeing and photography, from homestays and cooking classes to traditional music and dance performances. Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will take you off the beaten track and introduce you to the hidden gems of Ha Giang, while ensuring your safety, comfort, and satisfaction.

We invite you to join us on a journey of discovery and wonder in Ha Giang, and to create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Come and explore the magic of Ha Giang with us!

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Ha Giang recommended Itineraries


Length: 05 Days
Route: Hanoi - Ha Giang City - Dong Van - Meo Vac - Ba Be Lake - Hanoi

Discover the natural wonders of northern Vietnam with our Ha Giang and Ba Be Lake tour. Explore the rugged and remote beauty of Ha Giang, home to stunning landscapes and rich ethnic minority cultures. Then, relax and unwind in the tranquil surroundings of Ba Be Lake, the largest natural lake in Vietnam, and enjoy the serene beauty of the surrounding mountains and forests. This tour offers a perfect balance of adventure and relaxation, showcasing the best of northern Vietnam.


Length: 05 Days
Route: Hanoi - Ha Giang City - Yen Minh - Dong Van - Meo Vac - Ha Giang City - Hanoi

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our Ha Giang loop tour. Discover the rugged and remote beauty of northern Vietnam as you travel from Hanoi to Ha Giang City, Yen Minh, Dong Van, Meo Vac, and back to Ha Giang City before returning to Hanoi. Experience stunning landscapes, rich ethnic minority cultures, and thrilling mountain passes such as the Ma Pi Leng Pass. This tour offers a perfect balance of adventure and cultural immersion, showcasing the best of Ha Giang and northern Vietnam.


Length: 07 Days
Code: HG03
Route: Hanoi - Hoang Su Phi - Quang Ba - Dong Van - Meo Vac - Ba Be Lake - Hanoi

This 7-day trip takes you on a journey through the stunning landscapes, rich culture, and ethnic diversity of Northern Vietnam. Starting in Hanoi, you'll travel to Hoang Su Phi to witness the awe-inspiring rice terraces and interact with local ethnic groups. Next, you'll visit Dong Van Karst Geo-park where you'll trek on the famous Ma Pi Leng Pass, explore ancient towns, and take a boat ride on the Nho Que River. Continuing your adventure, you'll head to Ba Be Lake, where you can relax in the tranquil nature...

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Hoang Su Phi Rice Terraced Fields

Hoang Su Phi is a rural district of Ha Giang province in the northeastern region of Vietnam. While Dong Van Karst Geo-park makes Ha Giang a bigger name for visitors from far and wide by the grey limestone mountains, Hoang Su Phi offers visitors a different taste with stunning rice terraces. The highlights and must-see places for the terraces are...

Dong Van Karst Geo-park

Located on an altitude of 1,000m-1,600m, belonging to 4 districts of Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Meo Vac, Dong Van (Ha Giang Province), the 2,356km² - Dong Van Karst Plateau is one of Viet Nam's special limestone areas, housing prominent imprints that depict the development of the earth’s crust. Up to 80% of the karst formations...


Northern Vietnam Road Trip

A beautiful road trip to Ha Giang included the amazingly beautiful rice terraces and the Sunday market in Dong Van. Our very high expectations were exceeded. It has to be one of the most scenic drives in the world and not many people know about it...

By: -Junglejudi, Southern CA

8 Day Tour of Ha Giang. "Rice Terraces and karsts"

The trekking around Hoang Su Phi was wonderful. Lovely unspoiled mountains and completely untouched by tourism. Fascinating rural communities and friendly people. We also did trekking around the Ba Be National Park which was another delight. The ethnic market at Meo Vac was a great experience and...

By: Bens, Taunton, United Kingdom

"Amazing trip to Hoang Su Phi and Ba Be Lake"

Our trip went for 4 days trekking from one homestay to another through the beautiful mountains and rice terraces of Hoang Su Phi. Everyone was extremely hospitable and the food was phenomenal at every home ...

By: - Mdmast, Atlanta, Georgia

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our Ha Giang Tours FAQ section, where we answer some of the most commonly asked questions about our tours and the Ha Giang region. We want to make sure you have all the information you need to plan your perfect trip to this beautiful part of Vietnam. If you don't see the answer to your question here, please don't hesitate to contact us directly, and we'll be happy to help!

What is the best time to visit Ha Giang?
The best time to visit Ha Giang is from September to November and from March to May. During these months, the weather is mild and dry, and the landscape is green and lush. The temperatures are comfortable, and the skies are usually clear, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The rice terraces are also at their most beautiful during these months, with the paddies turning golden yellow just before the harvest. However, it's worth noting that Ha Giang can be visited year-round, and each season has its own unique charm. If you're planning a trip during the summer or winter, be prepared for more extreme weather conditions and check the forecast ahead of time.
What are some must-see attractions in Ha Giang?
Ha Giang is a beautiful province in northern Vietnam with a wealth of stunning natural scenery, rich cultural heritage, and unique local experiences. Some of the must-see attractions in Ha Giang include:

Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark: This UNESCO-listed geopark is home to some of the most impressive karst formations in the world, as well as a variety of ethnic minority communities with unique cultures and traditions.
Lung Cu Flag Tower: This towering flag tower is located on the northernmost point of Vietnam and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. It's also an important symbol of Vietnamese sovereignty and national pride.
Quan Ba Heaven Gate: This scenic pass is known for its winding roads and stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. It's a popular spot for photography and offers a glimpse into the natural beauty of Ha Giang.
Ma Pi Leng Pass: This famous pass is one of the most scenic drives in Vietnam, with steep cliffs and breathtaking views of the Nho Que River valley. It's a popular spot for adventure travelers and motorbike enthusiasts.
Vuong Family Mansion: This historic mansion is a symbol of the wealth and power of the Hmong people in Ha Giang. It's a well-preserved example of traditional Hmong architecture and offers a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region.

These attractions are must-sees because they showcase the unique natural and cultural heritage of Ha Giang. Each one offers a different perspective on the region's history, traditions, and landscape, making them essential stops for anyone looking to truly experience all that Ha Giang has to offer. Additionally, they provide a great opportunity to interact with local communities and learn more about their way of life.

What kind of activities can I do in Ha Giang?
Ha Giang is a province in northern Vietnam that offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy. Here are some of the most popular activities to do in Ha Giang:
Trekking and hiking: Ha Giang is home to many beautiful trekking routes and hiking trails that take you through stunning landscapes, including rice terraces, mountain passes, and ethnic minority villages. You can explore on your own or hire a guide to show you the way.

Motorbiking: The winding roads and stunning scenery of Ha Giang make it a popular destination for motorbike enthusiasts. You can rent a motorbike and explore the region at your own pace, taking in the breathtaking views and experiencing the thrill of the open road.

Homestays: Staying with a local family in a traditional homestay is a great way to experience the local culture and way of life. You'll have the opportunity to learn about the customs and traditions of the ethnic minority communities in Ha Giang, as well as sample local cuisine and participate in cultural activities.

Cultural tours: Ha Giang is home to a rich cultural heritage, with many ethnic minority groups living in the region. You can take a cultural tour to learn more about the history and traditions of the Hmong, Dao, and Tay communities, among others.

River Cruising/ Kayaking: The Nho Que River offers a thrilling adventure for those looking for a bit of excitement. You can take a guided river rafting tour and experience the rapids and scenery of this beautiful river.

Food tours: Ha Giang is known for its delicious cuisine, which includes local specialties like thang co (a type of soup made with horse meat) and corn wine. You can take a food tour and sample the best of Ha Giang's cuisine, as well as learn about the local ingredients and cooking techniques. 

Overall, Ha Giang offers a range of activities that cater to a variety of interests and preferences. Whether you're looking for adventure, cultural immersion, or relaxation, there's something for everyone in this beautiful province.

Is it better to visit Ha Giang through a tour company?
Whether to visit Ha Giang through a tour company or independently depends on your personal preferences and travel style. Here are some factors to consider:

Convenience: Joining a tour company can be more convenient, as they will take care of transportation, accommodation, and itinerary planning. This can be especially helpful if you have limited time or are unfamiliar with the area.

Local knowledge: A tour company will have local knowledge and experience, and can provide insights into the culture, history, and traditions of Ha Giang that you may not be able to access on your own. They can also take you to off-the-beaten-path destinations that you may not have discovered otherwise.

Cost: Joining a tour company can be more expensive than traveling independently, as you will be paying for their services and expertise. However, you may be able to save money by joining a group tour or by negotiating prices with the tour company.

Flexibility: Traveling independently allows you to have more flexibility with your itinerary and activities, as you can make changes and adjustments as you go. With a tour company, you may be restricted by the pre-planned itinerary and schedule.

Ultimately, the decision to visit Ha Giang through a tour company or independently depends on your personal preferences and travel style. If you prefer the convenience and expertise of a tour company, then it may be a good option for you. However, if you enjoy the flexibility and adventure of independent travel, then traveling on your own may be a better fit.
I love trekking and learning about the local cultures. Especially, I want to get off the beaten track as much as I can. Should I have my trip to Ha Giang tailor made?
Ha Giang is a great destination for those who love trekking and exploring local cultures, and a tailor-made trip can be a great option for you. Here's why:

Off the beaten track: Ha Giang is a remote and mountainous region that offers many opportunities to get off the beaten track. With a tailor-made trip, you can create an itinerary that includes the less touristy areas and trekking routes that are not accessible to larger tour groups.

Customizable itinerary: A tailor-made trip allows you to create an itinerary that matches your interests and preferences. You can work with a travel expert to design a trip that includes the trekking routes and cultural experiences that you're interested in, while also fitting within your budget and time constraints.

Local knowledge: Travel experts who specialize in tailor-made trips have extensive knowledge of the local culture and customs, as well as the trekking routes in the area. They can provide insider recommendations and advice to help you get the most out of your trip.

Authentic cultural experiences: Ha Giang is home to many ethnic minority groups, each with their own unique culture and traditions. With a tailor-made trip, you can visit local villages and interact with the people to learn about their way of life and traditions.

Overall, a tailor-made trip to Ha Giang can be a great option for those who love trekking and learning about local cultures. It allows you to create an itinerary that matches your interests and preferences, while also benefiting from the expertise and knowledge of travel experts.
Is it expensive to explore Ha Giang on a private tour? and why I should book it with Ha Giang Tours?
The cost of exploring Ha Giang on a private tour can vary depending on several factors, such as the duration of the tour, the level of accommodation, the mode of transportation, and the number of activities included in the itinerary. However, booking with Ha Giang Tours can provide you with several benefits that can make your trip more enjoyable and cost-effective.

Firstly, Ha Giang Tours is a local tour operator that specializes in creating customized itineraries for travelers who want to explore Ha Giang in a unique and authentic way. As a local company, Ha Giang Tours has extensive knowledge and expertise in the area, which allows them to design tours that showcase the best of the region and take you off the beaten track to discover hidden gems.

Secondly, by booking a private tour with Ha Giang Tours, you have the flexibility to customize your itinerary to suit your interests and preferences. Whether you're interested in trekking, cultural experiences, or exploring the natural beauty of the region, Ha Giang Tours can tailor your trip to meet your specific needs.

Thirdly, Ha Giang Tours offers competitive pricing for their private tours, making it an affordable option for travelers who want a personalized experience without breaking the bank. Additionally, Ha Giang Tours provides all-inclusive packages that cover accommodation, meals, transportation, and activities, so you can focus on enjoying your trip without worrying about additional expenses.

Overall, booking a private tour with Ha Giang Tours can provide you with a hassle-free and rewarding experience of exploring Ha Giang at a reasonable cost, while also supporting a local business and community.
How many day should I go to Ha Giang?
The number of days you should spend in Ha Giang depends on what you want to do and see in the area. Ha Giang is a beautiful mountainous region in northern Vietnam, known for its stunning scenery, traditional hill-tribe cultures, and challenging roads for adventurous motorbiking.

If you're interested in exploring the area, I'd recommend spending at least 4-5 days in Ha Giang. This will give you enough time to take in the beautiful landscapes, meet the local hill-tribe people, and explore some of the nearby villages and markets.

However, if you want to do some trekking or motorbiking, you may want to plan for a longer stay. You can spend a week or more in Ha Giang to explore the area in depth and take in the beautiful scenery at a more leisurely pace.

Ultimately, the amount of time you should spend in Ha Giang will depend on your interests and schedule. I recommend having a look through some of our sample itineraries so that you could have a better view of Ha Giang.

Other Vietnam Tour Packages


Code: CAT01

Length: 18 Days 

Route: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta - Hoi An - Hue - DMZ Zone - Vinh Moc Tunnels - Phong Nha - Hang En - Hanoi - Ha Giang - Ba Be National Park - Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay - Departure from Hanoi


Code: CAT03 

Length: 14 Days 

Tour Style: Depth-in Culture

Route: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta - Hue - Hoi An - Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Bac Ninh - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Departure


Code: CAT04  

Length: 16 Days 

Tour Style: Depth-in Culture

Route: Arrival in Hanoi - Bac Ha - Sapa - Ninh Binh - Bac Ninh - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - Tay Ninh - Mekong Delta - Departure from Saigon