In the northernmost regions of Vietnam exists a remote destination that has been open to tourism for a mere few years. Ha Giang is both a city and a province, and shares a border with China’s Yunnan province, with a population of just over 700,000 people. This is one of Vietnam’s poorest places, and it shows – not because it is decrepit or run-down, but just the opposite – not being reliant on a strong economy has kept the area pristine and preserved, virtually untouched by the harmful effects of mass tourism and big industries.
The region boasts nature as you have probably never seen it. Massive limestone walls, granite outcrops everywhere, hanging valleys, rice terraces climbing to the clouds and winding roads carved into the mountains.
This alone sounded like a great adventure but combined with the ubiquitous presence of the local hill tribes, mostly proud Black Hmong, this tour is a must do on our Vietnam itinerary.
OUR ADVENTURE IS DESIGNED FOR SMALL GROUP WITH FLEXIBILITY AND AIMING TO EDUCATE TRAVELERS TO BE MORE AWARE OF THE PLACES YOU ARE AT.
I'd highly recommend the 4 day Ha Giang motorbike tour with Positive Tours. The Toude-guide is an amazing tour guide and motorbike instructor who speaks fluent English (and other langauges). It was my first time on a semi-automatic (although I could ride an automatic) and he very quickly brought me up to a safe riding level on some quiet streets in Ha Giang before we set off. If hairpin mountain curves at high speed are your thing, don't go for this tour. Our tourguide won't let you ride yourself unless he deems you are safe enough and we went at a manageable and safe speed, which also allowed me to see the amazing views better....