Vietnam homestay

Ha Giang Trekking Tour: Scenic Hikes & Local Homestays

Ha Dong dist, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Youth Employment and Society Dev...

Social Enterprise

3 days/2 nights
From$98 USDper person

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 Highlights

  • Trek through beautiful villages in northern Vietnam while supporting the economic advancement of local underserved communities.
  • Hike across terraced rice fields and the Tay villages of Ha Giang Province.
  • Spend the night in homestays with local families and learn about their unique traditions and lifestyles.

Tour revenue will be invested into projects for the development of local disadvantaged communities through responsible tourism training and educational classes.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    9:00 AM by a public transport, 7:30 AM by a private car

  • Duration

    3 days/2 nights

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Youth, Professionals, Children 8+

  • Languages


  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 10

  • Difficulty

    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

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

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

Tour Start Address

Ha Dong dist, Ha Noi, Ha Dong dist, Ha Noi, Vietnam

How To Get There

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

More About Youth Employment and Society Development (YESD)


To inspire the children of Northern Vietnam by helping them gain access to a proper education and career opportunities.

Main Programs

  • 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.

Awards & Recognition