Youth Employment and Society Development (YESD) is a social enterprise based in Vietnam that works to create jobs and opportunities for underprivileged youth, while preserving the culture and protecting the environment.
Tour revenue will be invested into projects for the development of local disadvantaged communities through responsible tourism training and educational classes.
Any day by appointment
9:00 AM by a public transport, 7:30 AM by a private car
3 days/2 nights
Adults, Families, Youth, Professionals, Children 8+
Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather
1 to 10
Hard (over 6 miles/ 9 km walking distance, intense physical effort)
Clothing & Equipment
Sunscreen lotion, Rain boots, Rain gear, Comfortable shoes for walking, Mosquito repellent, Comfortable clothes
Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang – 300km
The day bus from Hanoi leaves at 9 AM and will arrive at Ha Giang bus station at around 4.30 PM. The local guide will welcome you to your homestay in Thon Tha, Phuong Do, Ha Giang. Later that day, participate in a tree-planting activity with YESD staff.
Day 2: Thon Tha – Lung Vai – Ha Thanh
Hike to Ha Thanh Village. Your host in Thon Tha village will prepare a warm breakfast for you around 8 AM. After your meal, meet your local guide at your homestay and embark on a Thon Tha trek through the breathtaking terraced rice fields and Tay villages of Ha Giang. Meet locals working in the fields along the way. Hike for 4 hours to Lùng Vai village, home to the Coin Dao people, and enjoy a break for a lunch at a Dao family's home. The Dao family will warmly welcome you to their traditional home where you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in their culture. After, continue the trek to Ha Thanh village and see their famous waterfalls! At night, stay in a Tay homestay in Thon Tha village.
Day 3: Thon Tha – Khuoi Mi – Thon Tha
Enjoy another day of hiking. Wake up with the sun and join in on the morning villages activities. Feed the animals, clean the houses, garden, or help prepare breakfast alongside the locals. After breakfast, continue on the Thon Tha trek through a valley and mountain that connects Thon Tha to Khoui My. Hear stories from your local guides about the unique Dao Ao Dai culture. Then, visit the Khuoi My village, home to about 200 Dao Ao Dai ethnic minority households nestled at the foot of the highest mountain in northeast Vietnam, the Tay Con Linh peak. Enjoy a lunch along the way at a local family's home. After, prepare for the final trek back to the first night’s Tay homestay in Thon Tha village. Explore the village and enjoy a traditional cultural love duet show (for an additional price) on your last night.
Tour package includes:
- 2 nights' accommodation in a bungalow
- 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners
- Local guide
- Luxury transportation to and from Ha Giang
Ha Dong dist, Ha Noi, Ha Dong dist, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Take a car from your hotel which is about 30 minutes, from most hotels in the old quarter, to get to the bus station. Nearest public transport stop: MY DINH BUS STATION
To inspire the children of Northern Vietnam by helping them gain access to a proper education and career opportunities.
Responsible tourism skills training for disadvantaged youth to help them become international tour guides.
Building capacity in underserved communities in order to create job opportunities, preserve culture, and protect the environment.