4 day / 3 night - Motorbike adventure, minority homestay, trekking and highland market experience
In the northernmost region of Vietnam, Ha Giang is a remote destination that has been open to tourism for only a few years. 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 mountainsides.
This alone sounds like a great adventure, but combined with the ubiquitous presence of the local hill tribes—mostly proud Black Hmong—this experience is a "must-do" on any Vietnam itinerary.
Fun fact: Ha Giang is both a city and a province that shares a border with China’s Yunnan province,
Our driver will meet you at your hotel to start our van ride from Hanoi to Ha Giang City. This is a 6-hour ride in a very comfortable 9-seat minivan. We will stop for a break around 10.30.
Arrive at Eastern Loop Ha Giang Adventure's office. This is the time to repack if necessary. A trip and motorbike briefing will be given before we are ready to start our trip! You will also have lunch with your tourguide here to get to know each other.
Our first ride is to Nam Dam (45km). Your journey is through beautiful valleys and villages. During the ride, we will have plenty of stops for photos and to rest.
Arrive our homestay. A Dao Lodge will be our host for the night. You'll have time for a shower before dinner is served. the rest of the night will have a quiet mountain vibe in the heart of Nam Dam Village, Quan Ba Dítrict.
Wake up, eat breakfast under the stilted house typical of northern Vietnamese minority villagers.
Stop in Lung Tam, a Hemp Linen making village, and watch how it’s made from A-Z.
Continue our motorbike journey to Dong Van—about 80km away.
Arrive Yen Minh. We'll stop for lunch and refresh with a masage, then get ready for one of the best parts of the ride: Ma Pi Leng Pass.
Arrive in Meo Vac. Check in at our hotel.
Dinner with our guide, who love to share their rice wine (aka "happy water").
Wake up and eat breakfast. Then get ready for the most quiet part of Ha Giang.
Arrive Mau Due. We stop here for a coffee. This is the start of something we called the "road of children," which means while their parents are working alongside the rock, the children are playing by the side of the road.
Arrive at Du Gia where we will stop for lunch.
A swim in a waterfall is a part of the trip so you can relax and refresh.
Arrive back to Ha Giang, check in to our hostel.
Farewell dinner of some local speciality dishes.
Wake up and eat breakfast.
The van leaves Ha Giang at pproximately 7AM. You will be back in Hanoi around 1:00PM
We do have a private car option for any part of the trip. Please write us for more info.
This is a motorbike-oriented trip. We can customize the trip to include more trekking or hiking if desired. Let us know what you want to do in the booking form and we'll send you a custom itinerary.
Sunday is big market day! This is an important social and cultural experience to the highland minorities. We can fit in some time to see it if you write us or let us know in the booking form.
For those with back problems or families with elderly members or young children, we recommend you write us to better prepare. We’ve had a courageous 7-year old having a blast, loving every bit of the adventure.
Please note that we do our best to see all sites listed, but the itinerary is subject to change at the guide's discretion due to the pace of the group, weather, or transit issues. If you have further questions, please see our F.A.Q.s or give us a call.
All transportation, meals, and accommodation. Motorbike rental and gas. English-speaking guide. Vietnamese massage. Safety gear. Entrance fees at all sites.
Driver. Other services related to your needs.
250 USD/person without driver
300 USD/person with driver
If you wish to travel by car, please see more on our booking page