Ha Giang loop tour

  • Driving the Ha Giang loop is the best experience you can do in Vietnam
  • Choose either on the back of a motorbike (adventurous option) or by jeep (comfortable option) – both private tours
  • Explore the most remote villages and markets and learn more about the unique minorities living in the mountains.
  • Behold the most impressive views of mountains and passes in Southeast Asia; lots of stunning photo oppurtunities
  • Local experience staying in a homestay and eating in local restaurants
  • Local English speaking guides that can stop whenever you want
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What to expect

3 days Ha Giang loop

Options to get to Ha Giang

Via Local Vietnam you have 4 options to get to Ha Giang:

1. Homestay package + 1 day – [recommended] – Depart early in the morning the day before the Ha Giang loop tour starts. Go from Hanoi to Ha Giang by luxury limousine minivan. Instead of Ha Giang City, you will arrive in the afternoon in a local authentic village just outside. You have the afternoon to explore the village, including a walking route with various viewpoints over the village and rice fields in the area. The village belongs to the Thai minority, who live in houses on stilts. You spend the night in a homestay in this village where you will be picked up the next day for the Ha Giang loop.

Overnight stay is in a dorm room (dormitory): For a private room please contact us.

2. Private car – Start your Ha Giang loop tour directly from Hanoi. 

3. VIP Bus – Bus trips can be exhausting. For a few euros more you have a luxury VIP bus, with seats that are almost twice the size of the normal bus and massage booths.

4. Normal sleeping bus

5. Arrange your own transport to Ha Giang – If you are traveling to Ha Giang from another city, you can arrange this yourself or contact us in advance.

Day 1: Ha Giang- Heaven Gate- Quan Ba ​​pass-yen Minh – Vuong Palace – Dong Van

This Ha Giang motorbike loop tour starts in Ha Giang City. After breakfast you will be picked up to start a beautiful journey on the back of the motorcycle by an experienced guide. On this day we drive 155 km and we will walk for about 1 hour. Throughout the trip you can meet ethnic minorities and see their lifestyle. Along the way we will have plenty of time to stop at beautiful places to take a picture or just enjoy the scenery.

Ha Giang loop Quan Ba heaven gate

Heaven’s Gate or Quan Ba ​​Heaven’s Gate is the first stop at 1,500 meters. The view is great. In Quan Ba ​​you can see the famous twin mountains. Then we will have lunch in a small restaurant in Yen Minh.

Continue the Ha Giang motorbike loop over Tham Ma Pass and through the beautiful Sung La valley and stop 15 km west of Dong Van to visit the Hmong Palace that the local people built for their own king.

Ha Giang loop Tham Ma Pass

We reach Dong Van around 5:00 PM. You stay in a hotel and have dinner. Dong Van is a quiet village that is fun to walk around.

Day 2: Dong Van – Chinese border – flag tower – Ma Pi Leng pass – Meo Vac

When you stay in Dong Van on a Sunday you are lucky enough to visit the local market where hill tribes from all over the area come to sell local produce and livestock.

Ha Giang loop at Dong Van market

After breakfast and possibly a visit to the market, we go to the flagpole and the Chinese border. The flagpole is located at the northernmost point of Vietnam and offers a great view of the surroundings of both Vietnam and China.

The view only gets better when you drive over the king of the mountain passes of Vietnam. The Ma Pi Leng pass has the best and most impressive view that Vietnam has to offer. Enjoy gigantic mountains, steep cliffs and a zigzagging road that meanders along the mountains. There are plenty of places to stop and take pictures along the way.

Ha Giang loop Ma Pi Leng Pass

Arrival at 5 pm we will stay in the town of Meo vac.

Day 3: Meo Vac – Long phin – Mau Due -Du Gia – Ha Giang

Today we drive from Meo Vac back to Ha Giang City via Mau Due and Du Gia. Here many terrace see rice fields, small authentic villages and local inhabitants. This road also goes through a beautiful landscape of mountains.

Ha Giang loop local minorities 2

We will be back in Ha Giang at 5:00 PM. We will take you to a homestay and you can take a shower before taking the bus back to Hanoi.

Ha Giang loop local minorities 2

4 days Ha Giang loop

Options to get to Ha Giang

Via Local Vietnam you have 5 options to get to Ha Giang:

1. Homestay package + 1 day – [recommended] – Depart early in the morning the day before the Ha Giang loop tour starts. Go from Hanoi to Ha Giang by luxury limousine minivan. Instead of Ha Giang City, you will arrive in the afternoon in a local authentic village just outside. You have the afternoon to explore the village, including a walking route with various viewpoints over the village and rice fields in the area. The village belongs to the Thai minority, who live in houses on stilts. You spend the night in a homestay in this village where you will be picked up the next day for the Ha Giang loop.

Overnight stay is in a dorm room (dormitory): For a private room please contact us.

2. Private car – Start your Ha Giang loop tour directly from Hanoi. 

3. VIP Bus – Bus trips can be exhausting. For a few euros more you have a luxury VIP bus, with seats that are almost twice the size of the normal bus and massage booths.

4. Normal sleeping bus

5. Arrange your own transport to Ha Giang – If you are traveling to Ha Giang from another city, you can arrange this yourself or contact us in advance.

Day 1: Ha Giang- Heaven Gate- Quan Ba ​​pass-yen Minh – Vuong Palace – Dong Van

This Ha Giang motorbike loop tour starts in Ha Giang City. After breakfast you will be picked up to start a beautiful journey on the back of the motorcycle by an experienced guide. On this day we drive 155 km and we will walk for about 1 hour. Throughout the trip you can meet ethnic minorities and see their lifestyle. Along the way we will have plenty of time to stop at beautiful places to take a picture or just enjoy the scenery.

Heaven’s Gate or Quan Ba ​​Heaven’s Gate is the first stop at 1,500 meters. The view is great. In Quan Ba ​​you can see the famous twin mountains. Then we will have lunch in a small restaurant in Yen Minh.

Ha Giang loop Quan Ba heaven gate

Continue the motorbike loop through Ha Giang over Tham Ma Pass and through the beautiful Sung La valley and stop 15 km west of Dong Van to visit the Hmong Palace that the local people built for their own king.

Ha Giang loop Tham Ma Pass

We reach Dong Van around 5:00 PM. You stay in a hotel and have dinner. Dong Van is a quiet village that is fun to walk around.

Day 2: Dong Van – Chinese border – flag tower – Ma Pi Leng pass – Meo Vac

When you stay in Dong Van on a Sunday you are lucky enough to visit the local market where hill tribes from all over the area come to sell local produce and livestock.

Ha Giang loop at Dong Van market

After breakfast and possibly a visit to the market, we go to the flagpole and the Chinese border. The flagpole is located at the northernmost point of Vietnam and offers a great view of the surroundings of both Vietnam and China.

The view only gets better when you drive over the king of the mountain passes of Vietnam. The Ma Pi Leng pass has the best and most impressive view that Vietnam has to offer. Enjoy gigantic mountains, steep cliffs and a zigzagging road that meanders along the mountains. There are plenty of places to stop and take pictures along the way.

Ha Giang loop Ma Pi Leng Pass

Arrival at 5 pm we will stay in the town of Meo vac.

Day 3: Meo Vac – Long phin – Mau Due -Du Gia – Waterfalls

Today we drive 100 km to Mau Due and Du Gia! Here many terrace see rice fields, small authentic villages and local inhabitants. This road also goes through a beautiful landscape of mountains.

Ha Giang loop local minorities 2

At 1:00 PM we arrive in Du Gia, with a local family of the minority population. Then we will hike for 2-3 hours to see villages and beautiful views! And in good weather we will swim in the waterfalls of Du Gia Village, one of the most beautiful waterfall in Hà Giang.

Ha Giang loop local minorities 2

Overnight stay with homstay.

Days 4: Du Gia – Bac me – Ha Giang

The last day of the motor walk tour you will see more rice terraces and make a short trek! Visit the local white Mong family and see many different views!

Ha Giang loop Mau Due and Du Gia

We will be back in Ha Giang at 5:00 PM. We will take you to a homestay and you can take a shower before taking the bus back to Hanoi.

Booking information

Planning

  • Start tour: Ha Giang City (Hanoi optional)
  • End tour: Ha Giang City (Hanoi optional)
  • Duration: 3 – 6 days

Including

  • All accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Diner)
  • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Excluding

  • Meals and services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks
  • Personal expanses

Additional information

  • Confirmation: You will receive a confirmation immediately after booking. You will receive a voucher by e-mail within 3 working hours. If you have not received your voucher, please check the Spam or notify us via email or chat.
  • Voucher:Save a digital voucher on your phone. As a sustainable company, we would like to ask you not to print the voucher..
  • Itinerary: The itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and other conditions.
  • Pick-up:Please arrive at the hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to departure. Please be patient on shared / group tours in case of unforeseen delays along the pick-up route.
  • Cancellation:View the cancellation conditions here.

FAQ

How many days is it best to follow the Ha Giang loop?
Ha Giang is the most impressive region in Vietnam. Here you will find the most beautiful mountains and the most authentic minority villages. You will regret here if you fall short; the longer the better. But Ha Giang was not developed for tourism, so this also means that accommodations and restaurants are very basic. This gives a more authentic feeling, but can also take some people out of their comfort zone.

What is the quality of the accommodation in the tour?
Ha Giang is not developed for tourism, which means that you will usually stay in simple homestays. A very authentic experience, but not a luxury either. All accommodations have a private room and hot showers. During winter we use more hotels, due to some homestays can get very cold in this period.

What do I do with all my luggage?
You can leave your bulky luggage at the office in Ha Giang City or at your hotel in Hanoi and bring only your essentials. No problem to bring backpacks on the motorcycle. They are located on the back of the bike, so you don’t have to hold it. Suitcases are not possible on the motorcycle. If you are taking the car there is room for suitcases.

How safe is a motorcycle tour in Ha Giang?
There is little traffic in Ha Giang, but the roads are winding through mountain passes and are sometimes of poor quality. But the guides on the motorcycle (Easy Riders) are professional drivers who have done this journey countless times. They can guarantee your safety and let you enjoy a great experience without worry.

Can I drive a motorcycle myself?
It is possible to drive in Ha Giang loop yourself, however we do not offer this option for the following reason: officially it is illegal to drive a motorcycle without a Vietnamese motorcycle license in Vietnam; this also means that your insurance will not fully cover you in the event of an accident. If you do not have much experience or if you are not a confident driver, we do not recommend that you drive yourself.

Is there a minimum age for being on the back of a motorbike?
Minimum age guidelines exist, but it is more important for children to be confident and fit on the back of the bike. Contact us for more information.

Has the route been established?
You can talk to the guide if you want to change anything in the Ha Giang loop. The guide can change the plan within the possibilities of time, weather and distance.

What about the weather? Can I do the Ha Giang loop all year round?
The weather in the mountains can be difficult to predict, but even when it rains you can still follow the Ha Giang motor loop. Your luggage is protected against rain with a rain cover. Even if the weather isn’t perfect, this trip is still one of the best experiences you can do in Vietnam.

For general questions about payments, bookings, cancellations and changes, please visit our help center.

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You can read our cancellation policy here. Keep in minds that some domestic flights part of a tour are non refundable.

Local Vietnam has two options; by credit card and by bank transfer.

  • Credit Card: Our bank charges a fee of 4.3% for credit cards. 
  • Bank transfer: Bank transfers go to a European (IBAN), UK- or US account without any additional fees.

For day tours you can book a few days in advanced to be sure there is availability. Custom made trips and complete round trips it is best to book at least 2 to 3 months in advanced.

 

For day tours you will receive the vouchers within 3 working hours. For complete round trips we will send the travel documents minimum 1 month in advanced.

 

We work with various organizations and local guides. This depends on what the possibilities are for each tour and how far you indicate it in advance. It is best to contact us directly about the possibilities.

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