Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
Ha Giang motorbike loop is a 4 days 4 nights bike tour to Ha Giang on a budget. Start the motorcycle adventure by taking the overnight bus from Hanoi. You arrive Ha Giang city the next day in the early morning. Ha Giang loop starts from Ha Giang city, going up northeast to Quan Ban, Yen Minh, Meo Vac, Dong Van.
NIGHT 1: HANOI -> HA GIANG
We will leave Hanoi at 8pm in the evening by a comfortable sleeper bus. The journey takes about 8.5 hours.
DAY 1: HA GIANG -> QUAN BA -> YEN MINH
Arrive Ha Giang city at 4am in the morning. We get ready and pick up our motorbikes from Ha Giang city. Have early breakfast and coffee. Then, start our motorbike adventure at 7am. We will drive through small hill tribe villages and past vast agricultural landscapes and the sweeping mountains of the North. Lunch in Quan Ba town. Overnight in Yen Minh.
DAY 2: YEN MINH -> DONG VAN
After breakfast, we leave Yen Minh for Dong Van around 8am. Drive pass Pho Cao, Sung La. We will stop by these villages to visit H’mong families and chat with the locals. It’s a very enjoyable ride today that you will see amazing mountain view of the Ha Giaing Rocky Plateau. Also, stop and visit the infamous Vuong Palace, a H’mong family of high rank during French colonial rule – this palace attracts keen interest from architecturally minded visitors due to its mixed style of European and Chinese architecture. Overnight in Dong Van at hotel.
DAY 3: DONG VAN -> LUNG CU -> MEO VAC
Today is a Sunday which means we get the opportunity to visit the vibrant Dong Van market where regional wares are brought and sold by various minority groups. After the market, we travel to Lung Cu flagpole where is about 24km from the central of Dong Van Ha Giang. Lung Cu mount is liken as “a high forehead of the motherland” where marks the extreme North of our country. From its top, visitors can see the whole of beautiful and spectacular landscape. When we are in Lung Cu, we also will visit a small village around the area. Turn around back to Dong Van, then, drive to the peak of Ma Pi Leng which gives stunning views of the mountains and sweeping valleys. We arrive Meo Vac in late afternoon. Overnight at a local guesthouse in Meo Vac
DAY 4: MEO VAC -> HA GIANG -> HANOI
Today is the toughest ride out of the 4 days because of the long distance. We leave Meo Vac around 7am in the morning after our breakfast. We expect to arrive Ha Giang around 5:00pm. Take plenty breaks on the way back. Stop at a local coffee shop in Ha Giang city to rest, wash up and then return our bikes. Our sleeper bus leaves at 8:00pm. We begin our journey back to Hanoi with a night sleep on the bus. Arrive Hanoi at 5:00am on the next day.