Itineraries

Eastern Loop

HA GIANG

ADVENTURE

 

IDEAL

TRIP FOR

RIDING

ON THE BACK OR IN CAR

 

This route is fast-paced which means you may be more comfortable as a passenger.

 

BUDGET: $105–174

  • Van: $34 round trip
  • Motorbike rental: $7/day
  • Driver*: $80 total
  • Gas: $10 total
  • Homestays: $15/night
  • Meals: $10–20 total (3xL, 1xD)

 

*We can help you book a driver or a car. Write us here for help.

 

 

 

HA GIANG LOOP | 3-DAY / 2-NIGHT

 

 

DAY 1 | HANOI - HA GIANG - DU GIA (60KM)

Catch the van to Ha Giang City at 6:45am, stop for lunch around 10:30, and arrive and meet your driver around 1:30pm. On your ride to your Tay homestay in Du Gia you will pass through a dirt road for about 30km. The rest of your journey is beautiful valleys and villages. During the ride, we will have plenty of stops for photos and to rest. After dinner at the homestay, spend a quiet mountain night in the heart of Du Gia Village.

 

 

DAY 2 | DU GIA - DONG VAN (80KM)

Wake up for breakfast and coffee before continuing your motorbike journey to Dong Van. Stop in Meo Vac for lunch and then get ready for one of the best parts of the ride: Ma Pi Leng Pass. Arrive in Dong Van around 4pm. Dinner with our host family who love to share their rice wine (aka "happy water") is at 6pm. After dinner, try on some traditional H'mong attire before hitting the hay.

 

 

DAY 3 | DONG VAN - HA GIANG - HANOI (150KM)

This is your longest day. Wake up early for breakfast and coffee while enjoying the view from the homestay. You'll need to get started riding by 8am to make it back to Ha Giang to catch the van. You'll stop in Yen Minh for lunch, but not before driving through other-wordly mountan passes. After lunch, continue back to Ha Giang. The van will bring you back to Hanoi, stopping for dinner along the way. It doesn't stop in the Old Quarter, but we'll help you get back to your hotel.

 

 

 

IDEAL

TRIP FOR

DRIVING

YOUR OWN MOTORBIKE

 

Going at a slower pace allows you to get used to driving in mountainous terrain as well as take in all the sites Ha Giang has to offer.

 

 

BUDGET: $132–234

  • Van: $34 round trip
  • Motorbike rental: $7/day
  • Homestays: $15/night
  • Meals: $15–25 total (4xL, 1xD)
  • Gas: $10 total
  • Driver*: additional $120

 

*We can help you book a driver or a car. Write us here for help.

 

HA GIANG LOOP | 4-DAY / 3-NIGHT

 

 

DAY 1 | HANOI - HA GIANG - DU GIA (60KM)

Catch the van to Ha Giang City at 6:45am, stop for lunch around 10:30, and arrive and meet your driver around 1:30pm. On your ride to your Tay homestay in Du Gia you will pass through a dirt road for about 30km. The rest of your journey is beautiful valleys and villages. During the ride, we will have plenty of stops for photos and to rest. After dinner at the homestay, spend a quiet mountain night in the heart of Du Gia Village.

 

 

DAY 2 | DU GIA - DONG VAN (80KM)

Wake up for breakfast and coffee before continuing your motorbike journey to Dong Van. Stop in Meo Vac for lunch and then get ready for one of the best parts of the ride: Ma Pi Leng Pass. Arrive in Dong Van around 4pm. Dinner with our host family who love to share their rice wine (aka "happy water") is at 6pm. After dinner, try on some traditional H'mong attire before hitting the hay.

 

 

DAY 3 | DONG VAN - NAM DAM (83KM)

Wake up and eat breakfast while enjoying the view from our homestay. Then head to Lung Cu flag tower, from which we can see across the border to China. Next, visit the Opium King's house and have lunch. Continue on to Lung Tam, a Hemp Linen making village. Stop and watch how it's made from A-Z. This is a good opportunity to shop as well as contribute to the people who make it. Arrive the homestay in Quan Ba around 4pm. Check in and enjoy a free afternoon.

 

Recommended activities include: hike to the top of the nearby mountain, swim in the nearby waterfall, walk around the village, explore Lung Khuy cave, or help prepare dinner with the host.

 

 

DAY 4 | NAM DAM - HA GIANG - HANOI (52KM)

Take your time waking up and eating breakfast. You have a free morning to do any of the recommended activities you didn't have time to in the afternoon. Have lunch in Nam Dam befire heading back to Ha Giang City. The van leaves to go back to Hanoi by 4pm and stops around 7pm for dinner. Arrive in Hanoi around 10pm. The van doesn't stop in the Old Quarter, but we'll help you get back to your hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AT A GLANCE

 

 

  • ROUTE: Ha Giang - Du Gia - Meo Vac - Dong Van - Yen Minh - Tam Son (Quan Ba) - Ha Giang
  • TOTAL DISTANCE: 290km (Full Loop)
  • TERRAIN & SCENERY: limestone karsts, valleys, rivers, borderlands, minority villages
  • ROAD CONDITIONS: paved and unpaved rural back-roads, paved mountain roads, highways

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO BRING

 

  • Hiking boots or comfortable shoes.
  • A light wind jacket, scarf and/or face mask, sunglasses.
  • A swimsuit in the summer and winter clothing in the winter.
  • Sun cream and insect spray.
  • Raincoat and waterproof backpack cover (in case it rains).
  • Other personal needs, medications etc.

 

NOTES

 

Using a driver or traveling by car is completely optional for both itineraries. Contact us if you would like help booking either a driver or a car for your trip.

 

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, there is 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.

 

For those with back problems or family with elderly or young children, 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 by motorbike.

 

If you have further questions, please see our F.A.Q.s or write us an email.

 

 

 

 

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