Adventure

Eastern Loop

HA GIANG

ADVENTURE

OUR ADVENTURES

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.

ROAD TRIP DETAILS

 

Route: Ha Giang, Tam Son (Quan Ba), Yen Minh, Dong Van, Meo Vac, Du Gia, Ha Giang

Total Distance: 290km (Full Loop)

Terrain & Scenery: limestone karsts, valleys, rivers, borderlands, minority villages

Road Conditions: paved rural back-roads, paved mountain roads, highways

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NOTE

 

The Eastern Loop Ha Giang motorbike adventure can be experienced in a few different ways. This is the itinerary for the standard Eastern Loop Tours (3day/2night).

 

We have riding motorbike, being on a back of a bike or sitting in a car options.

 

You can also ride your bike though be aware for your own safety and for the fun of the group, you might be advised not to ride a bike in many cases due to our guide's assessment on your driving skill. Those who have a licence is good to go.

 

For many travelers who would like to start riding motorbike all over Vietnam. We offer a 1 day course that provides you with theoretical and practical training on how to safely and comfortably ride a motorbike in different conditions in Vietnam.The course costs 100 USD and instructed by very experienced motorbikers.

 

For those with back problems or family with elderly or young children, then we recommend the private car option. Although, we have had a courageous 7-year old or an exciting 50-year old having a blast, loving every bit of the adventure.

 

Please also note that we do our best to see all sites listed but itinerary is subject to change at the guide's discretion due to the pace of the group, weather or transit issues and photo times. If you have further questions, please see our F.A.Q or write us an email.

THINGS TO BRINGS

 

You should wear hiking, comfortable shoes.

You should have a light, wind jacket, a scarf and a face mask, shades.

We will be swimming so bring a swimsuit in the summer and winter clothing in the winter.

Sun cream and insect spray.

Raincoat and backpack's cover in case of the rain.

Other personal needs, medications etc.

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....

MIRI NAE

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