Motorbike Adventure Vietnam – Ha Giang Loop by Motorbike – 3 Days and 2 Nights (private)


Experience a real family run and cozy homestay. Feel free on the back of our experienced riders when you soak up the stunning views when traveling through this remote and less visited part of Northern Vietnam. Experience a real homestay in this stunning area. With this combination of homestay and motorbike tour we will take you to the best spots on the northern loop, like Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van Karst Plateau, Ma Pi leng Pass and Meo Vac.

As we run this tour as private there is a surcharge applied for single travellers.

Day 1

Hanoi – Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh

You’ll be picked up in between 6.30-7am for the comfortable drive by limousine van or bus to Ha Giang.

On arrival lunch will be ready and we will prepare to start your first riding day. We ride into the direction of Heaven’s Gate, the Twin Mountains in Quan Ba and visit the Hmong King’s Palace before arriving at the cozy, family run homestay for dinner and overnight.

Of course, we’ll make plenty of scenic stops along the way!

Transportation: Limousine van or bus and motorbike

Meals: Lunch and dinner

Guide: English speaking tour guide/ rider

Accommodation: Homestay or guesthouse

Day 2

Yen Minh – Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Ngo River – Meo Vac

After breakfast we’ll continue your motorbike adventure through this stunning part of Vietnam.

We make our way to Dong Van and from there we take you on the most thrilling ride of your life! The Mã Pí Lèng Pass is a mountain pass in Vietnam at an altitude of 1.500m. The road was first built by minority Zao, Hmong, Tay and “Lolo people. It is a stunning road but also known as dangerous and almost 20 kilometers in length.

From the Ma Pi Leng Pass we will take you to the next highlight of your trip. We ride down into the valley from where we take you on a lovely, 2-hour, boat ride on the Ngo River through the canyon to give you an even more impressive feel of the area. Facilities are still fairly basic here and some slopes to get there are pretty steep so please understand.

We continue our thrilling ride towards Meo Vac before arriving at the cozy, family run homestay for dinner and overnight.

Transportation: Motorbike and boat ride

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Guide: English speaking tour guide/ rider

Accommodation: Homestay or guesthouse

Day 3

Meo Vac – Lung Phin – Mau Due – Du Gia – Ha Gang – Hanoi

After breakfast we start riding again through more stunning scenery and through many small ethnic villages.

We’ll have lunch on the way before arriving back in Ha Giang. Here you can have a quick refreshing shower before the 16-seat limousine bus will pick you up at around 4pm for the 6-hour journey back to Hanoi where the trip ends.

Estimated arrival time will be 9.30-10pm. From the limousine bus stop it is either a short walk or taxi ride to your accommodation in the Old Quarter.

If you prefer to travel onwards to Sapa and or Cat Ba, no problem, we can also arrange that!

Transportation: Motorbike and limousine bus

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Guide: English speaking tour guide/ rider

Accommodation: N/A

  • Limousine van or bus both ways
  • Entrance fees if applicable
  • Meals:
    Day 1: lunch and dinner
    Day 2: breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Day 3: breakfast and lunch
    In order to take care of any special food requests, please inform us by email in advance. 
  • Motorbike
  • Guesthouse or homestay
  • English speaking guide/ rider
  • Beverages
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All not indicated in our itinerary
  • Booking voucher from us 
  • Valid Passport with valid visa 
  • Cash for personal expense


If you start the trip from Hanoi and return to the same hotel in Hanoi after your Ha Giang trip it is best to travel a bit lighter, for instance with a sizeable daypack that can hold things for a couple of days. The motorbike (or car) trip is a loop so the start and end point is the same. Normally luggage goes on the back of the bike so you can imagine that big suitcases will not fit.

If you need to bring your luggage or if your trip includes both Sapa & Ha Gang (or coming from Sapa) it means your luggage is with you but for the loop part it is better, if let’s say you have a larger suitcase, to pack a sizeable daypack that can hold things for a couple of days during the loop. Your bigger suitcase or remaining luggage can be stored safely before starting the loop. After the loop you’ll return to this point in Ha Giang to collect it and bring it back to Hanoi.


This Adventure Motorbike Tour, well-known as the Ha Giang Loop, starts in Ha Giang and leads towards Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark with the famous Ma Pi Leng Pass, which is the most stunning mountain pass of the country. At an altitude of around 1500 meters local ethnic people, mainly Zao, Hmong, Tay and LoLo built it. This area is simply mind blowing beautiful.

The area is the most northern province of Vietnam and borders China. The capital city is located along the Lô River. Ha Giang is still less travelled and somewhat unknown for the general public but it is for sure one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam. A hidden gem worth visiting!

The province holds the most spectacular landscapes, which are dotted with forested limestone peaks and rough granite mountains. Mainly ethnic people live in this area, like Zao, Hmong, Tay and LoLo. For a lot of travellers the most spectacular part of their Vietnam trip so join us on one of our special designed trips by motorbike or car.

Starting with hills, valleys and villages with the ethnic minorities residents (Hmong, Tay, Dao, Nung, Lo Lo, Giay, Pu Peo). The farthest and the most beautiful place of Ha Giang province is Dong Van Karst Global Geo-park, designated by UNESCO as one of 77 sites with the important geological and cultural heritage. This Geo-park is littered with the ethereal karst formations that are nearly 400 million years old, and has two protected areas. Dong Van Karst Geo-park is home of 17 ethnic minority groups.

Specific food requests

Please let us know if you have specific eating restrictions, allergic for certain things or if you are vegetarian, we can take that into account during the trips.

Useful information

Especially for the north and central Vietnam;

In the period between November and April, the weather is variable, from sunny to cold and rainy. It is advisable during this period to bring some rain gear with some warmer clothes. In the period from April to November, it is good to pack a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen (at least SPF15) and a reliable insect repellent. A thin rain poncho is useful all year round.

The south of Vietnam is generally a lot warmer all year round, so warm clothing is not really necessary.

Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!

What do I need to know? 

During the period March to November it will good to pack your swimming gear, a towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft over-night bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage. 

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!