Motorbike Tour – Ha Giang Loop

Driving motorcycle in Ha Giang

5 Reasons to Motorcycle in Ha Giang 

  1. The mysterious landscape along the Chinese border is probably the most striking in the country: a mythical combination of conical limestone peaks and deep, majestic valleys. 
  2. Considered by many as the last frontier for adventurous travel in Vietnam, Ha Giang already has an almost legendary status among independent Vietnamese and foreign travellers alike. 
  3. Ha Giang is home to 19 ethnic minority groups. It’s a unique chance to discover north Vietnam tribes dialect and culture : Their clothes, food, music and traditions. 
  4. In the last few years road conditions between Ha Giang, Dong Van and Meo Vac have improved, making access to this remoted part of the country relatively easy. With mountain passes hanging onto cliff-faces high above roaring rivers, and back-roads threading through forests of limestone pinnacles, it’s ideal territory for a motorbike road trip. 
  5. This is the perfect time to drive the Northeast Vietnam tour; before traveller numbers rise. Ha Giang is the Vietnam’s northeast province (and also the name of it’s biggest city). 

Our Itinerary: 3 - Day Motorbike Tour 'The Loop'

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Tour route: Ha Giang city > Quan Ba > Yen Minh > Dong Van > Ma Pi Leng > Meo Vac > Ha Giang

The motorbike tour starts in Ha Giang. You can get to Ha Giang by taking a bus from Ben Xe Me Dinh bus station in Hanoi. It takes 7 hours from Hanoi to Ha Giang and costs 200.000 dong (less than 10 USD) one way.

Day 1: Ha Giang city > Quan Ba > Yen Minh > Dong Van : 149 km 

After orientation at the Tea House, we start our motorbike adventure to the land called “Heaven on Earth” at 8:30 a.m. We will drive through small villages, pass vast agricultural landscapes and the sweeping mountains. We will have lunch in Quan Ba town after passing “Heavens Gate”.

Beautiful mountain scenery in Ha Giang

After lunch we will drive to the Hmong ethnic tribe villages, Phố Cáo and Sủng Là, to visit families and interact with the locals.

It is once again a very enjoyable ride that offers amazing mountain views of the rock plateau.

We also stop to visit the palace of the H’mong King. This palace attracts keen interest from architecturally minded visitors due to its mixed style of European and Chinese architecture.

Overnight at H’Mong homestay in Dong Van.

H’Mong homestay in Dong Van

Day 2 : Dong Van > Lung Cu > Meo Vac : 100 km

If we are in Dong Van on Sunday, we will visit the vibrant Dong Van Market where regional wears are bought and sold by various minority groups.

Afterwards we travel to Lung Cu flagpole which is about 24 km from the central of Dong Van District. We go to the top of the Lung Cu peak which is known as the “high forehead of the motherland”. There you can see the spectacular landscape of the border region of Vietnam and China. When we are in Lung Cu, we will visit another small village. Turning back to Dong Van, the peak of Ma Pi Leng pass will give you stunning views of the mountains and sweeping valleys. We arrive in Meo Vac late afternoon.

Overnight at a homestay in Meo Vac.

Day 3 : Meo Vac > Yen Minh > Quan Ba > Ha Giang : 150 km 

After breakfast, we start our road trip back to Ha Giang City.

Upon our arrival in Quan Ba, we will make a stop in the Hmong village Lung Tam, where you will learn how local villagers weave brocades. After lunch at Quan Ba we continue our trip back to Ha Giang.

Please click here to view the route! 

Mountain people

Why Motorcycle With Us? 

  • We know our region well and we can tell you all the interesting legends of our motherland!
  • We support responsible tourism. Our aim is to preserve our culture and show it to you in the most natural way. 
  • By joining our tour, you benefit to reduce poverty in our region and set up job opportunities. 100 % of the funds goes to our local guides and homestay owners.
  • With us you sleep in "real homestays" and experience delicious local food!
  • It is safe! All our local tour guides are fully licensed and very experienced drivers. 
What is included?

- English speaking local guide
- Transfer from Ha Giang, transportation via motorbike with your local guide/driver
- Accommodation in a traditional homestay
- 7 Meals and water
- All entrance fees and permits during guided time

What to bring?

Walking shoes, raincoat, jacket for cold nights, long-sleeved clothing for sun protection, insect repellent, sunscreen, and a torch.

Price: 200 USD per person (group of 3-5 people)
           250 USD per person (group of 1-2 people)

*Important Disclaimer* We do our very best to keep the trip as safe as possible, but you are responsible for your own safety and Ha Giang Responsible Tourism is not liable for any damage or personal injury.

1 comment:

  1. Such an awesome Motorbike Tour with this great team of people! Really enjoyable experience with the greatest and kindest local guides. The views are amazing and something we'll always remember. Going with local guides is a must too. They brought us to places we never would have gone to, and introduced us to some of the local people. They also support responsible tourism, aim to preserve the areas culture and show it to you in the most natural way! Thanks a million to the team that brought us. Big love!