Motorbike Adventure Vietnam – Ha Giang Loop by Motorbike – Trekking – Boat Ride Nho Que River – 4 Days and 3 Nights (private)


Experience a real homestay in a traditional Tay village. Trekking through Tay Villages with no other tourists and enjoy the stunning terraced rice fields. 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. We also take you to a beautiful hike to visit the ancient village of Thien Huong, close to the Chinese border and a lovely boat ride on the Nho Que River. With this combination of trekking and motorbike tour with real homestay we will take you to the best and non touristy spots in and around on the Northern Ha Giang 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 – Thon Tha

Today will start early! Your pick-up service will pick you up at your hotel/ hostel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi to transfer you to the departure point of the limousine bus. The comfortable journey will take around 6 hours, estimated arrival around 13:30.

On arrival a short transfer to ethnic Thon Tha Village for lunch and a nice hike in the countryside (around 2-3 hours). We return to the cozy, family run homestay for dinner and overnight.

Transportation: Limousine bus and hiking

Meals: Lunch and dinner

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: Homestay in a Tay Village

Day 2

Thon Tha – Heaven Gate – Quan Ba Pass – Yen Minh – Vuong Palace – Dong Van

After a relaxed morning 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: Motorbike

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Trekking -Dong Van – Thien Huong – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Nho Que River Boat Trip – Meo Vac

After an early breakfast your tour guide will pick you up around 7am to start trekking Dong Van to Thien Huong Village, populated by only 43 families of Tay, Nung and Giay ethnic groups. It is like stepping back in time while walking passed beautiful ancient houses. They live in terracotta “Trinh Tuong” houses which are remarkable for their unique architecture. Enjoy getting close to daily life of local ethnic people, rice fields and karst mountains that surround the area.

At this area you’ll be close to the Chinese border and the Nho Que River. We return to Dong Van for lunch and continue our way to 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 Nho Quế 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 trekking

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 4

Meo Vac – Lung Phin – Mau Due – Ha Giang – Hanoi

After breakfast we start riding again through more stunning scenery and through many small ethnic villages. We ride towards Mau Due where, on the way, you can see a lot of terraced rice fields and local ethnic people. We’ll have lunch in Mau Deu at a local Tay family. We continue riding through scenic villages and rice fields and take a short hike to visit a local White Hmong.

Back in Ha Giang 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

Accommodation: N/A

  • Limousine bus both ways
  • Trekking with guide
  • Motorbike trip with rider
  • Homestay and guesthouse or basic hotel (upgrades available)
  • English speaking guide/ rider
  • All meals as mentioned
  • Beverages other than complimentary
  • 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

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!