Youth Employment and Society Development (YESD): Vietnam Trekking Tour: An Overnight Stay in Ha Giang

Vietnam Trekking Tour: An Overnight Stay in Ha Giang

Ha Giang, Vietnam

Youth Employment and Society Dev...

Social Enterprise

2 days and 1 night
From$135 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

  • Enjoy an overnight trek through rice fields and mountains while supporting responsible tourism in Vietnam.
  • Visit a hill tribe village and learn about indigenous culture.
  • Stay with a local family and participate in village life.

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

    8:00 AM

  • Duration

    2 days and 1 night

  • Good For

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 8

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Enjoy an overnight trek through Ha Giang’s wonderful scenery. With a local guide, you will go through the rice fields and mountains to discover the local fauna and flora. You’ll also visit the hill tribes’ villages at a pace and style that compliments you. Then, you will journey away from the crowds and experience a homestay in a traditional Tay home. There, you will learn and participate in village life and feel the warmth and hospitality of these incredible people. This is an unforgettable relaxed journey to Thon Tha, Ha Giang that should be part of everyone’s time in Vietnam. Ha Giang is a special place with a primitivity like no other.


Day 1:
8 am - your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Ha Giang and take you to your homestay.
8:30 am - your tour guide will pick you up at your homestay to start your trek through terraced rice fields and Tay villages where you meet and talk with locals working in the fields. You’ll also trek to Lùng Vai village (inhabited by the Coin Dao people), and then go to visit an Indigo Dao family to enjoy a relaxing lunch time here. The Dao family will warmly welcome you to their traditional home where you will share your cultures to others. After that, continue to go trekking to Ha Thanh village and see a famous waterfall. You will stay overnight at a Tay homestay in which guests will sleep on the floor with mattress, blanket, mosquito net, separated from other beds with a curtain.

Day 2:
At daybreak, you will see and hear the sounds of morning village life. Join them in some of their activities, like feeding the animals, cleaning the houses, gardening or preparing breakfast. After breakfast, continue your trek on a valley route up to mountain linking Thon Tha and Khuoi My. Your local guide will tell you some local stories and share the Dao Ao Dai unique culture. The uphill route will be hard because it is quite steep, so bring water. Lunch will be with a local family. Save your energy to go explore around this beautiful village and take photos. End of the tour around 4:30 pm at Thon Tha homestay.

Included: English guide. Meals. Homestay. Water free to refill. Drop-off transfer to Ha Giang bus station.
Excluded: Tips. Personal expenses. Others not be mentioned.

Tour Start Address

Ha Giang, Ha Giang, Vietnam

How To Get There

The organization will arrange the transportation only. It will take around 7-8 hours from Hanoi to Ha Giang. Upon the visitors arrival time, the driver will wait for them at HA GIANG bus station to pick them up to their homestay in Thon Tha for relaxing before starting your tour.

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