– 4 days / 3 nights customized and private tour
- Explore the beauty of Ha Giang on the back of the motorbike or in a car
- Local Food Culture Experiences
- Trekking, swimming, and learning to ride a motorbike with our instructor is an option at an additional cost.
Ha Giang, in Vietnam's far north, is a freshly discovered area that has only been exposed to tourism for a few years. The region has nature as you've never seen it before. Massive limestone walls, granite outcroppings aplenty, hanging valleys, rice terraces that reach the heavens, and meandering paths carved into the mountainside
Ha Giang is a fantastic destination to visit on a bike or on foot, climbing the dizzying pass that clings to the slopes of the mountains for unrivaled views of the wonderful border region.
Who This Experience Is Good For
Anyone who enjoys exploring nature and stepping outside their comfort zone.
- Medium-Hard depending on fitness level.
Meet Our Local Host
Your host's goal is to strengthen the capacity of local communities and educate and raise awareness among travelers in order to sustain their community. They look forward to showing you around this amazing place.
The itinerary is subject to change at the guide's discretion due to the pace of the group, weather, or transit issues as well as other unforeseen issues.
Around 6:30 am: The tour guide will meet you at your hotel then we departure to Ha Giang.
Around 12 pm: Lunch will be served after this session. A trip briefing will be provided by our guide after lunch to head off to the homestay. Your journey is through beautiful valleys and villages. During the ride, we will have plenty of stops for photos and to rest. Sunset would be on top of Lung Khuy Cave before we check in at homestay.
Around 7 pm: After dinner at the homestay, spend a quiet mountain night in the heart of Nam Dam Village.
After breakfast at homestay, you'll go to Lung Tam villages. It's a Hemp Linen making village where we will watch how it’s made from A-Z and try your hand a rolling out the cloth.
We'll stop in Yen Minh for lunch and then ride to the border between Vietnam and China. A stop by the Hmong Opium King's house will give you some ideas of the richest man in the area. We continue to check out the Extreme North Point hopefully on a nice clear day we can see some Chinese towns on the other side.
Dinner will again include lots of happy water if you are of drinking age and wish to partake.
Setting off after breakfast, we'll enjoy the quietest part of the region.
Heading toward the most beautiful pass in Vietnam. Ma Pi Leng. This is where you can take amazing photos over our 7km hike. Then back on a cruise via Tu San Abyss Alley. Lunch will be at Meo Vac before we continue to Du Gia where we are staying the night.
We'll stop in Mau Due for a coffee. This is the start of something we called the "road of children." You'll see many of the minority children playing by the side of the road while their parents are working alongside the rocks.
We'll stay the night in a tiny village called Du Gia, and (weather depending) have a swim in a hidden waterfall.
Take your time in the morning in Du Gia, chilling out by the mountainside, having a swim at the waterfall nearby, or capturing some villagers’ photos.
After our farewell lunch, we’ll drive back to Ha Giang and arrive back in Ha Giang by 4 pm for dropping you off. The van will drop you off at around 10.30 pm in Hanoi. During your ride back to Hanoi, dinner will be served at around 19.00 at a stop.
- Meals - Vegan/Vegetarian option available
- Homestay in Ha Giang
- Roundtrip transfer (Van from Hanoi to Ha Giang and van from Ha Giang to Hanoi)
- For not using plastic bottles. We will provide you with a 2000ml sports bottle that can be refilled at our lunch stop or homestay/hotel
What's Not Included
Drinks, VAT, Travel Insurance
Know Before You Go
- A smaller backpack with a change of clothes and personal things needed for the trek
- Water - You can buy water along the way, but bring some with you. A small bottle of water will be provided at the beginning of your trek.
- Shoes with good soles for hiking
- Mosquito repellent
- Extra toilet paper for unplanned emergencies
- Snacks for the road
- Warmer clothes that keep you dry (dress in layers)
Know Before You Go
- Weather can be unpredictable depending on season. Make sure to check weather forecasts and updates from your City Manager. In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, the City Manager will notify you of alternative options.
- Bring shoes with a good grip. There are high mountains, ravines, and terraced fields all around Ha Giang. Some parts of the trek will be a narrow path up and downhill around the mountain, it's unavoidable, but not too dangerous.
- The trek is private but you will meet other travelers at the homestay. Homestays are run by families who choose to welcome travelers and have prepared their houses to accommodate guests. At the homestay, the guests share one big loft/room on the second floor in a beautiful traditional house. The host and their family stay in a separate part of the house, but you eat dinner together. There are no private bedrooms in the homestays. There are hot showers, western standard toilets, beds, and tasty traditional food. You don't need to bring bed sheets, towels or sleeping bags. The homestays are clean and safe.
Minimum To Operate
Deadline To Book
14 days before the event
Frequently Asked Questions
Went in December, was cold but got plenty of tea or coffee the whole time. Food was incredible, tour guides amazing, the places you see and the landscapes you ride through are unreal. Each day is better than the previous. If you don't do this. You'll regret it after seeing their Instagram photos.
The Ha Giang region is the most breathtakingly beautiful place I've ever seen, and seeing it on a motorbike is absolutely magic. This side trip is probably my favorite of the entire year, full of pinch me scenery through a region that feels untouched by time.
The guides are amazing, fun loving locals who are there to help and ensure you have a great time. They know the roads by heart and made me totally comfortable with being on a bike very quickly. We got to know them well over many great meals.
The trip is not for everyone - and that's important to enjoying it. You may get rained on, your bum will be sore from the bike from time to time, and you will be dirty. The accomodations are all memorable and comfortable, but they aren't hotels. The days are all full, but there's a lot to see and a lot of road to cover. None of these are negatives, but I think helpful to know up front. All of these were worth it for a once in a lifetime experience seeing scenery that looks straight out of Middle Earth. Do it!