Ha Giang loop tour by motorbike 4 days 3 nights

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What to expect

The Ha Giang loop tour by motorbike in 4 days is the most epic experience you can do in Vietnam. Explore the most authentic local minority villages, were you step back in time. Enjoy the most dramatic views of mountains in all of Southeast Asia.


  • The Ha Giang loop by motorbike is the best experience you can do in Vietnam
  • Explore the most remote and autentic minority villages
  • The most impressive mountain views and passes in Southeast Asia
  • Local experience with staying in homestays and eating at local restaurants
  • Drive like a local on the back of a motorbike or self driving
  • Learn more about the local minority culture; clothing, food, housing, language


Day 1: Ha Giang City – Phuong Thien – Bac Me – Du Gia village (85km)

Your 4 day Ha Giang loop tour by motorbike starts in Ha Giang City. You can either stay in this city the day before the tour or start directly after you arrive by night bus from Hanoi.

Sit on the back of a highly experience motorbike driver (easy rider); a village of the Tay minority. This villages it one of the most beautiful villages in Ha Giang. You will also visit two other minority villages of Phuong Do and Phuong Thien.

Ha Giang loop tour

After that relax and swim in the waterfall if you want before going to Bac Me district. On the way you will see beautiful jungle and rice fields.

You will have lunch in a small local restaurant on the way.

After lunch your Ha Giang motorbike loop tour continues to Du Gia village, home of the Tay tribe. This villages is super beautiful and peaceful. In this village in Ha Giang you can see the traditional culture with stilt houses, traditional costumes of the minorities and their own language. It feels competently authentic, without any tourism development.

Ha Giang loop tour

Trek around the village before dinner and stay overnight at a homestay of a Tay’s family.

Day 2: Du Gia Village – Meo Vac – Dong Van (100km)

After breakfast, you leave the homestay by motorbike to continue the Ha Giang loop.

The drive brings you through Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark; the most spectacular mountain scenery of Southeast Asia.

Ha Giang loop tour

Besides seeing the impressive mountains, you will drive to some local minority villages of white H’mong people. In these villages you will see the ethnic minorities wearing there tradition clothes, working in the fields and guiding their buffaloes or other live stock.

In Meo Vac town you take a rest. If you are lucky and arrive here on a Sunday you can visit the most impressive market of Ha Giang; the Meo Vac Sunday Market.

After Meo Vac you take the motorbike to the most impressive part of the Ha Giang motorbike loop tour; the Ma Pi Leng pass. This pass is the most beautiful and impresses mountain pass in Vietnam. You will see a majestic landscape, with the deepest valley of Southeast Asia and views on the impressive Nho Que river.

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Climb up to the viewpoint on the top of mountain to see the sun set at the Ma Pi Leng pass.

Ha Giang loop tour

Your drive continuities to Dong Van old quarter were you will stay for one night..

Day 3: Dong Van – Yen Minh – Nam Dam village (100km)

After breakfast, you will have around 3 hour trekking to the villages around Dong Van rocky highland.

Then back to Dong Van town and take the motorbike to continue the Ha Giang motorbike loop tour to Quan Ba town via Yen Minh.

On the way you visit villages of white H’mong people and the Vuong’s family palace, also called H’mong king palace.

Ha Giang loop tour

Driving through the impressive mountains you will go over the Tham Ma Pass.

Ha Giang loop tour

Around 6 PM you will be arrived in Nam Dam, a beautiful village of the traditional Dao minority.

Enjoy a traditional family dinner, with talking to the family and drink the local brewed corn liqueur that will make your evening even more enjoyable.

Day 4: Nam Dam village – Quan Ba – Ha Giang City (60 – 90km)

After breakfast you will have a half day trekking around Nam Dam village, a beautiful village of the traditional Dao people.

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In the afternoon your Ha Giang motorbike loop tour continues to Tam Son town in Quan Ba district. From here you drive through the beautiful mountains to visit the Lung Khuy cave, a very impressive cave of Ha Giang in the Pac sum pass.

Ha Giang loop tour

On the way to Ha Giang City you drive over another mountain pass with stunning viewpoints over the fairy twin mountain, also called Quan Ba Heaven Gate.

Ha Giang loop tour

Your 4 day Ha Giang motorbike loop tour ends back in Ha Giang City. You can either choose to stay one more night in Ha Giang City or take the sleeper bus the same night back to Hanoi.


  • Activity start: 8:00 AM – From Ha Giang City
  • Activity end: 4:00 PM (3 days later) – In Ha Giang City


  • English speaking proffesional guide/driver
  • All accommodation
  • All meals (except breakfast on first day and dinner on last day)
  • Good quality motorbike and protection
  • Drinking water
  • Entrance fees
  • Cover for your luggage


  • Soft- and alcohol drinks
  • Medical insurance coverage
  • Tips and own expenses

What to bring

  • Light backpack with clothes and toiletries
  • Hat/sunscreen
  • Rainjacket (also for against the wind)
  • Repellent
  • Camera
  • Goed shoes for hiking and on motorbike


  • Instantly after booking you will receive a conformation. Within 3 working hours you receive a voucher by e-mail. If you did not receive your voucher check your Spam folder or notify us via email or chat.

Activity notes

  • Voucher: Keep a digital voucher on your phone. As a sustainable company we would like to ask you not to print the voucher.
  • Itinerary: Itinerary is approximate and dependent on weather and other conditions.
  • Pick up: Please arrive in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departure. As this is a shared transfer, please be patient in case of unforeseen delays along the pick up route.

Cancellation policy

  • Trips that are cancelled within 48 hours of the start time of the trip will be charged out at 50%.
  • Trips that are cancelled more than 48 hours before the start of the trip will not be charged.
  • Exceptions may be made in case of extreme weather conditions.

* Local Vietnam’s refund policy applies.

How do I get to Ha Giang
You can only travel from Hanoi to Ha Giang by road. There are night busses (including VIP bus) and during the day time there are also mini vans from Hanoi to Ha Giang and vice versa. Please contact us if you need help to arrange your transportation to Ha Giang.

What do I do with all my luggage
You can leave your big luggage in the office in Ha Giang City and only take your neccecary stuff with you. No problem to take backpacks on the motorbike. They will be on the back of the motorbike, so you don’t have to hold it by yourself. Suitcases are not possible on the motorbike.

What is the quality of the accommodation in the tour?
Ha Giang is not developed for tourism, meaning that you will mostly stay in basic homestays. A very authentic experience, but also no luxury. All accommodation include private room and hot showers.

How safe is a motorbike tour in Ha Giang?
Traffic is low in Ha Giang, but the roads are winding through mountain passes and sometimes from poor quality. Nevertheless the drivers (Easy Riders) are proffesional drivers who have done this trip countless times. They can ensure your safety and let you enjoy this amazing experience without a worry.

Can I drive motorbike myself?
It is possible to drive the Ha Giang loop by motorbike yourself. But please be aware of the following: officially it is illigal to drive a motorbike without a Vietnamese motorbike licence in Vietnam; this also means your insurance will not cover you fully. If you don’t have a lot of experience or if you are not a confident driver, we don’t recommend driving by yourself. If you do want to drive, we support you and you can follow the guide.

Is there a minimum age?
Minimum age guidelines do exist, but it is more important that children are confident and fit sitting on a motorbike. Contact us for more information.

Is the itinerary fixed?
You can talk with the guide if you want to change something in the Ha Giang loop tour program. 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 tour all year?
Weather in the mountains can be hard to predict, but even when it is raining you can still do the Ha Giang motorbike loop. Your luggage will be protected by rain and wear a rainjacket. Even when the weather is not perfect, this trip is still one of the best experiences you can do in Vietnam.

How many days is it best to do the Ha Giang loop?
Ha Giang is the most impressive region in Vietnam. You find here the most beautifull mountains and the most autentic minority villages. You will regret staying too short here; the longer the better. But, Ha Giang is not developped for tourism, so this also means accommodations and restaurants are very basic. This gives a more authentic feeling, but also can bring some people out of their comfort zone.

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