10/22/2019

Motorbike tour – Ha Giang Loop

5 reasons to motorcycle in amazing 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 through authentic Vietnam

Duration : 3 Days/ 2 Nights.

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

The motorbikes tours starts in Ha Giang.You can get to Ha Giang by taking a bus from My Dinh bus station in Hanoi.It takes 7 hours from Hanoi to Ha Giang and it costs 200.000 dong (less than 10$) one way.

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


After breakfast and orientation in the a Tea House, then we start our motorbike adventure to the land called
“Heaven on Earth” at 8’30am. We will drive through small villages and past vast agricultural landscapes and the sweeping mountains of the North. Lunch in Quan Ba town after passing “Heaven Gate”.  

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Meals : Local Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Drive pass Phố Cáo, Sủng Là.  We will stop by these H’mong villages (a hill ethnic minority) to visit  families
and interact with the locals.
It’s once again a very enjoyable ride today that you will see amazing mountain view of the Rock Plateau.
Also, stop to visit the palace of the H’mong king, which was a royal family of high rank during French colonial
rule – this palace attracts keen interest from architecturally minded visitors due to its mixed style of European
and Chinese architecture.
Overnight at H’Mong’s homestay in Dong Van.

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

If we are lucky to be in Dong Van on Sunday which means we get the opportunity to visit the vibrant Dong Van market where regional wares are bought and sold by various minority groups. 



After the market, we travel to Lung Cu flagpole where is about 24km from the central of Dong Van district. Lung Cu mount is liken as “a high forehead of the motherland” where marks the extreme North of Vietnam. From its top, visitors can see the whole of beautiful and spectacular landscape both in Vietnam and China. When we are in Lung Cu, we also will visit a small village around the area.Turn around back to Dong Van, then, drive to the peak of Ma Pi Leng pass which gives stunning views of the mountains and sweeping valleys. We arrive Meo Vac in late afternoon.


Overnight at a homestay in Meo Vac.
Meals : Local Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

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, Yen Minh, we will make a stop in Lung Tam village, a Hmong village where you
will learn how local villagers weave brocades. After lunch at Quan Ba, we continue our trip back to Ha Giang
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Meals : Local Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Please click here to view the route!

Why motorcycling with us ?

  • Substainable. We live in Ha Giang highland, and we work here, and we have a passion for community development program which we share with all participants from parts of the world, bringing you the opportunities to discover and make a difference by helping local ethnic minority people. Booking tour with Ha Giang Tay Village, you contributed a lot in our community’s strategy of reduction poverty.
  • Exciting. We know our region and we speak the language, we are also good at English to talk with you about the interesting legends of our motherland !
  • Off the beaten track. Our team is made up of locals in order to provide to our participants with the best travel through our shared experience.
  • Convenient. As your chosen time, our tour guide welcome you in your homestay, then start your new experience Ha Giang and you will sit behind of your own tour guide.
  • Safe. All our local tour guides are fully licensed and have terrific driving records.

Price and conditions

Price :

$250USD per person (group of 1 to 2 people)

$200USD per person (group of 3 to 5 people)

Included in the price :
– Transfer and tour by a motorbike and picking transportation,
– Accommodation: homestay,
– Meal as indicated in itinerary,
– English speaking local guide,
– Entrance fees and permits during guided time,
– Water on day trek (1 bottle of water/day).

Excluded:
– International flight ticket,
– Airport tax,
– Visa and visa fee,
– Own expenses,
– Others not mentioned.
Notes : Advised to take good walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent …

* Important Note: We endeavor to keep the trip as safe as possible but ultimately but if you drive by yourself,
you are responsible for your own safety and Ha Giang Responsible Tourism is not liable for any damage or
personal injury.

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