The Hurry, Hurry Northern Ha Giang Loop


The Hurry, Hurry Northern Ha Giang Loop

  • English speaking guide
  • 420 km
  • Accommodation included
  • All meals included


The minimum time to give the Northern Ha Giang Loop any justness is three days. We call it jokingly ‘hurry, hurry’ to try to indicate that it would be three quite long days of motorcycling. It would be no possibilities for add-on activities like trekking and limits to time visiting the many attractions that the loop has to offer.

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The tour would still ensure the completion of the full loop with the inclusion of Heaven’s Gate, the Highland of Stone, Dong Van, the Ma Pi Leng mountain pass, and the backroads of the spectacular inner Ha Giang mountains.

There will be no time for lazy sleep-in mornings, and we will be out on the road at 8 am each of the days.

Possibility to self-drive or to ride a pillion (behind a guide/driver). If self-driving, we recommend sound prior motorcycling experience.

Accommodation will be one night in an ethnic minority homestay and one night in the hotel (choice of doing both nights in homestay)


The tour may be done clockwise or anti-clockwise around the loop and will depend on driving skills, seasons, and market days. For the tour to include Dong Van or Meo Vac in the weekly Sunday market, it needs to start on a Friday morning.

DAY 1: Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Du Gia, approx.
120 km drive

After breakfast, we will go out on the Road of Happiness and start driving north out of Ha Giang City. We will climb up the Quan Ba mountain pass, enter the Dong Van Geopark, reach the Heaven’s Gate, and pass the Fairy Hills. In or around the small town of Tam Son, we will find our lunch. After that, we will venture deep into Ha Giang mountains and reach the picturesque village of Du Gia. Here, we will stay with an ethnic minority family at their homestay. We will have dinner and breakfast with the family. (The day includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.)

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DAY 2: Du Gia – Meo Vac – (Ma Pi Leng) – Dong Van – Lung Cu Dong Van approx. 110 to 150 km drive

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We say thanks to the family of the homestay and head north, passing some of the most magnificent mountain passes you will ever have seen, pass the town of Meo Vac (where we will have lunch), and move slowly up the majestic Ma Pi Leng mountain pass before reaching Dong Van, the most northern town in Vietnam. If one is up to it, we can climb up to the ruins of the French fort and get a stunning view of the town and its surroundings. Exploring the Old Quarter of Dong Van might be something others may enjoy after a long day on the bike. Stay in a hotel or homestay as agreed for the tour. Maybe a Hot Pot for dinner! (Day includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3: Dong Van – Sa Phin – Yen Minh – Tam Son – Ha Giang City, approx 150 km drive

After breakfast, we start our journey south. Soon we will reach Sa Phin, where we will find the one-hundred-year-old palace of Vuong Chinh Duc – the King of the H’mong people. We go down the Highland of Stone and reach Yen Minh, where we have lunch and then climb a mountain pass. The road takes us up to Tam Son, over the Quan Ba mountain pass, and back to Ha Giang. (Day Includes Breakfast, Lunch)

Disclaimer: While the above itinerary outlines the broad and most likely inclusions. At QT, we are not firm believers in absolute programs. There are many reasons why things might have to be modified to situations and facts that may be both within our control and beyond when we embark on a tour.

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Price & Inclusion

At QT Motorbikes and Tours the tour prices differs due to several factors; the model you choose to drive, the number of riders.if you self-drive or decide to ride behind guide/driver. To give the most corrnct price please click 'Book Now' and we'll get back with correct price.

Our aim is to give you a quality tour and memory for life. To do so our tours might not be the cheapest you find in Ha Giang, but as the saying goes 'you pay for what you get'

Group tour price
$162 /person
$187 /person
Private tour price
2 – 4 people
$249 /person
4 – 10 people
$219 /person

Price includes (All-inclusive tour)

  • English Speaking Tour guide
  • All meals, as indicated in the itinerary (local Vietnamese food)
  • Drinking water, water or soft drinks during lunch, coffee and a smoothie where they can be found
  • Accommodation (mix of ethnic minority homestay and hotel (shared by two – single room for extra fee possible)
  • Quality genuine Japanese Motorcycles
  • Full cover bike damage insurance
  • All fuel cost
  • All entrance tickets & permits
  • Full or half-helmet, protective knee and elbow gear, basic rain clothes
  • Bungee cords & plastic cover for your bags
  • Free storage of excess luggage
  • Free dorm bed, when arriving on a night bus, at QT Guest House (03.00-08.00)

Price excludes

  • Gratuities & tips
  • Alcoholic beverages if not served on behalf of third party like homestay
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal travel insurance

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