DAY 3 DONG VAN – MA PI LENG – MEO VAC
Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner | Accommodation: Meo Vac mountain lodge
After breakfast, we depart for Meo Vac passing the well-known Ma Pi Leng pass. This is one of the best photo stop 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 .
We’ll get off the car and carry on a 2.5- 3 hours hike through Ma Pi Leng pass. Taking a network of tiny walking trails for villagers, you’ll stroll around the valley, enjoy a stunning view of Nho Que river and terraced hemp fields. After the hike, you’ll have a short drive to Meo Vac town to check-in your hotel and late lunch.
In the afternoon, we’ll take the short drive descending to Nho Que river, the lowest part of the plateau that can give you a great view of the river and the imposing mountain ranges on both side.
Meo Vac Mountain lodge (a.k.a Chung Pua Auberge) is an old ancestral Hmong house built in the 1930’s. 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 renovation, the lodge opened to travelers in 2013 and offers a unique accommodation experience in a true H’mong atmosphere. There are private rooms with shared bathroom outside. The lodge is very unique but due to the limited numbers of rooms, it can be fully booked. In that case we’ll offer you an overnight in a local guesthouse.