Exploring Hill Tribe Communities Tour

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Duration: 5 Days
Trip Code: ORG_HGO5

Best places to visit:

Hanoi → Ha GiangCao BangBac Kan → Hanoi


Embark on a 5-day tour from Hanoi and discover the rich cultural tapestry of Vietnam. Delve into the traditions and lifestyles of various hill tribes as you visit villages situated in Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac, and Lung Cu. Along the way, marvel at the natural wonders of the region, including the serene Ba Be Lake, the captivating Puong Cave, and the breathtaking Ban Gioc waterfall.


  • This itinerary is a private tour and showcases what’s possible to explore with our knowledgeable guide and driver.
  • We can also customize the trip according to your preferences and budget, including accommodation and other inclusions.

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Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Giang. O/N At Homestay In Ha Giang (L/D)

Full day activities:

Your guide and driver will meet you at your Hanoi hotel at 8:00 am to begin your journey. Depart from the bustling city and head towards Ha Giang. Upon arrival in the early afternoon, we’ll settle into a local village house and share a delicious lunch with a welcoming local family. Take a brief stroll around the village to interact with the amiable residents and gain insight into the culture of the Tay ethnic minority in Vietnam. Savor a delectable dinner prepared by our gracious hosts before retiring to the cozy comfort of your homestay for the night.

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Day 2: Ha Giang - Dong Van. O/n In Dong Van (B/L/D)

Morning Activities:

After enjoying a delicious breakfast with our gracious hosts, we bid farewell to the village and make our way to Dong Van. Along the way, we’ll stop at the Quan Ba Heaven Gate, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Our next stop is the Bo Y minority village, home to 1,500 people from the Bo Y and Tu Di ethnic groups. During our journey, we’ll pass by the Sky Gate and visit the Fairy Mountain, known for its hand-weaving village. We’ll then take a break at Yen Minh town before continuing our journey.

Afternoon Activities:

Around midday, we’ll pause for lunch at a local restaurant before proceeding to the Lung Cu Flag Tower, Vietnam’s northernmost point. After exploring the tower, we’ll head to Dong Van, where we’ll arrive by late afternoon. If time permits, you can visit ethnic villages located near the town. Following that, we’ll check in at our comfortable hotel, and the day will conclude with dinner. Spend the night in Dong Van, savoring the town’s charm and tranquility.

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Day 3: Dong Van - Meo Vac - Cao Bang. O/n In Cao Bang (B/L/D)

Full Day Activities:

After breakfast, we’ll embark on a journey to Meo Vac town, where we’ll visit a Dao ethnic minority village to learn more about their unique culture and way of life. Continuing our journey, we’ll admire the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Nho Que River and the Ma Pi Leng pass, considered one of the most scenic routes in Vietnam. Our next stop is Sa Phin village, where we’ll visit the grand Vuong Palace, also known as Vuong Chinh Sinh. Afterward, we’ll have lunch at a local restaurant before proceeding to Cao Bang. In the early evening, we’ll reach our destination and check in to our comfortable hotel for the night. Enjoy a delicious dinner before retiring for the night in the cozy hotel in Cao Bang.

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Day 4: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Ba Be. O/n At Homestay In Ba Be National Park (B/L/D)

Full Day Activities:

After breakfast at your hotel, we’ll head to the Ban Gioc Waterfalls, where you’ll be awed by the spectacular natural beauty of northern Vietnam. You’ll have the opportunity to get even closer to the falls by going rafting on the river. We’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant before continuing our journey to Ba Be Lake. In the afternoon, we’ll arrive at Pac Ngoi village, the home of the Tay ethnic minority, where we’ll check in to our homestay. You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner with a friendly local family and spend the night in a homestay, immersing yourself in the local culture.

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Day 5: Discovery Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (B/L)

Full Day Activities:

After breakfast with our local host, we’ll start the day by taking a boat trip through Ba Be Lake, where we’ll learn about the legend and history of the lake from our knowledgeable guide. Next, we’ll continue our journey along the Nang River and explore the fascinating Puong Cave. Once the boat trip is complete, we’ll be picked up by our car on the other side and start our journey back to Hanoi. We’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant along the way before continuing the drive back to Hanoi.

Our tour will come to an end in Hanoi around 6:00 pm, where we’ll say our goodbyes to each other. If you want to make the most of your trip, why not spend a relaxing evening in Halong Bay? We hope you’ve enjoyed exploring Vietnam with us and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Safe travels!



  • PRIVATE door to door transport (new vehicle) with air-conditioned
  • Experience English speaking guide
  • Private local boat trip in Ba Be Lake
  • Meals as mentioned above (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Homestay (Note: Stilt house for homestay is standard, it is a share with has the curtain to separate each mattress, share bathroom together. However, it is clean and safe for stay)
  • Hotels: Private room (Double or twin shared)
  • Entrance fees, permission
  • Mineral water daily 2 bottle 500ml/per day
  • Bank fees if payment by credit card
  • Gov tax and service charge
  • No extra charge after final confirmation


  • International flight ticket in & out Vietnam if any
  • Hotel in Hanoi
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle
  • Other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, soft & hard drinks
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Tips are welcomed!
  • Travel Insurance
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