DAY 3 QUAN BA- DONG VAN- MEO VAC
Meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner | Accommodation: Meo Vac mountain lodge
Have a full breakfast as you need energy for 2.5 hours scenic hike on trails to Lung Tam village. Upon arrival, there’s a chance to visit a local workshop where women cultivated and weaved hemp for generations.
We then get back to our car and the (probably) most scenic road of the whole country, right at the heart of the Dong Van Geopark (recognized by UNESCO) – a rocky plateau with towering peaks, pine forests, and wide valleys. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Yen Minh.
In the afternoon, we have a break at Dong Van town before heading to Meo Vac via Ma Pi Leng pass. This is one of the best photos stops to enjoy the wonderful sightseeing of this vast limestone mountain range and perpendicular walls of rock, which brings one a feeling of adventure whilst being lost in the rocky highlands. Check-in Meo Vac mountain lodge.
Meo Vac Mountain lodge (a.k.a Chung Pua Auberge) is an old ancestral Hmong house built in the 1930s. Originally the house was designed as a fortified farm with four blocks of buildings surrounding a central patio; following an architecture model common in the south of China Han. After the renovation, the lodge opened to travelers in 2013 and offers a unique accommodation experience in a true H’ mong atmosphere.