Ha Giang Loop tour by car: The Highlights in 3 days

Experience The Loop

Set off on a memorable 3-day journey by car through Ha Giang’s stunning scenery, offering comfort and panoramic views as you explore deep into the heart of the region’s breathtaking landscapes.


Day 0: Transfer Hanoi - Ha Giang

Option 1: VIP sleeper bus

Option 2: Limousine day bus & Thon Tha Village experience (+1 Day)

Day 1: Ha Giang City - Dong Van

Day 2: Dong Van - Meo Vac

Day 3: Meo Vac - Ha Giang City

Our Guest


Building Future Lodges

We are currently developing three exclusive lodges in Ha Giang City, Dong Van, and Meo Vac to enhance your stay with us. Until these are completed, we offer accommodation in a carefully selected mix of homestays and hotels. This blend ensures you enjoy both the authenticity of Ha Giang and the comfort you expect. Here’s where you might stay:

  • Dong Van: Dong Van Cliffside House
  • Meo Vac: Little Yen Homestay

*Accommodations are subject to availability and may change based on the dates of your booking.


Option 1

Day Bus + Thon Tha Village

Depart Hanoi in the morning, arrive Ha Giang by afternoon. Enjoy lunch, then visit a traditional Tay village to explore and overnight in a homestay. Your Ha Giang Loop starts the next day.

Option 2

VIP night bus

Travel overnight from Hanoi in a comfortable sleeper bus, arriving early in Ha Giang. Rest upon arrival before beginning your Ha Giang Loop adventure in the morning.

Options & Alternatives



Enhance your Easy Rider tour with an option for a full day or multi-day trekking adventure.


Easy Rider

Experience the Ha Giang Loop tour with the thrill of an Easy Rider (on the back of a motorbike). Check this tour.


4-day Loop

Opt for the 4-day, 3-night tour to explore the extended loop, including a stay in Du Gia. Check this tour.

Booking information


Booking process

Book using the form below or contact us for custom tours. Hotel details can be provided later. Confirmation sent within 1 working day after deposit or full payment.

Terms of tour cancellation

Changes or cancellations are possible with potential extra fees. Please refer to our terms & conditions page for details.


Wondering what to expect on this tour during the month you plan to visit Ha Giang? Select your travel month to see detailed weather and scenery information, ensuring you are well-prepared and can fully enjoy your adventure, no matter when you decide to go.



Safety is paramount on our tours. Our drivers are highly experienced and committed to safe, cautious driving. We ensure a comfortable ride in private cars, allowing you the flexibility to dictate the pace and choose your stops, all while prioritizing your safety throughout the journey.

What to bring

Dress in layers for varying temperatures in the mountains and valleys. Sunglasses are useful against sun and dust, while long sleeves and pants offer sun protection. Read our checklist.


Enjoy a mix of local and Western cuisine. Contact us in advance for dietary or allergy concerns; we can customize your meals.



Tours operate year-round. We continue in rain but may adjust the itinerary or switch to a car option in case of severe weather.


Prices private tour

1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6 persons 7 persons 8 persons
$495 $620 ($310 pp) $870 ($290 pp) $1120 ($280 pp) $1350 ($270 pp) $1500 ($250 pp) $1715 ($245 pp) $1920 ($240 pp)

Booking & Enquiries

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Please mention any specific requests such as dietary preferences, route options, accommodation types, or other requirements you may have.

Step 1: Request Your Tour

Specify your preferred dates, the number of participants, and any specific desires you might have, such as types of accommodation (homestays or hotels) and transportation (motorbike or car).

Step 2: Receive Your Custom Offer

We will send you a detailed offer based on your requests. This offer can still be customized to ensure it perfectly meets your needs.

Step 3: Make Payment

All payments are processed through PayPal. No account is required to complete the transaction. PayPal provides buyer protection, safeguarding your purchase from booking to tour completion. Please note that a 3% PayPal fee will be added to cover processing costs.

Step 4: Enjoy Your Tour

Once your booking is confirmed, we take care of all the details. We arrange everything from transfers to and from Hanoi, accommodations, meals, guides, and transportation throughout the tour, unless you request otherwise.


Yes, you can, but only if you have a valid motorbike license with an International Driving Permit (IDP). Without these, you might not be fully insured, and there’s a risk of fines from local police.

Absolutely! Our Easy Rider drivers are highly experienced and navigate the loop weekly. They drive at a considerate pace to ensure you enjoy the journey safely.

On average, we ride for about 5-6 hours each day, with plenty of stops for rest, meals, and sightseeing. We ensure a comfortable pace for all riders.

We offer the Ha Giang Loop tour by Easy Rider in either a private tour or by a small group experience.

Yes, age is not a barrier as long as you’re comfortable with the journey and do not have health issues that might be exacerbated, such as back problems.

General good health and basic fitness are required. The tour involves long rides and some physical activities like short hikes.

Not at all. We cater to all sizes and can provide larger motorbikes for taller or heavier riders. Just let us know in advance.

You can bring a backpack or small suitcase, which can be accommodated on the baggage rack of the motorbike. For larger luggage, we offer storage at our office in Ha Giang.

We recommend comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing. Don’t forget a jacket as it can get chilly, especially in the mornings and evenings. Sturdy shoes are a must for safety and comfort.

We include local meals showcasing the region’s cuisine. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions or preferences in advance.

Our Easy Riders are skilled in navigating various weather conditions. However, in extreme cases, we may adjust the itinerary for safety.

The tour price includes accommodation, meals, and bike expenses. Personal expenses, optional activities, and tips are not included.

Ha Giang Loop Tour by car in 3 days & 2 night

Day 0: Transfer Hanoi - Ha Giang

Option 1: VIP Sleeper Bus

Travel overnight from Hanoi using our VIP sleeper bus service, designed for ultimate comfort and privacy. 

VIP sleeper bus to Ha Giang

On arrival in Ha Giang, relax at a local hotel before starting your scenic car journey through the loop, making the most of your time in this stunning region.

Option 2: Limousine Day Bus & Thon Tha Village

Opt for a leisurely limousine bus ride to Ha Giang, arriving around midday. 

The inside of the limousine bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang

After a local meal, venture to Thon Tha Village for an authentic glimpse into the daily lives of the Tay community. 

stilt houses of Tay minority between the rice fields in Thon Tha Village

Enjoy an afternoon of exploration before your car tour commences the next day.

Day 1

Kick off your three-day Ha Giang Loop tour in the comfort and style of a private car, departing from Ha Giang City. The journey begins smoothly as you ascend the Bac Sum Pass, an introduction to the majestic mountainous terrain that sets the stage for your adventure.

Bac Sum Pass on the Ha Giang Loop

Your next major stop is Heaven Gate Pass, one of the highest points in the region, offering awe-inspiring views that span across valleys and peaks. Take some time here to enjoy a refreshment while you absorb the panoramic vistas that stretch beneath the open sky—a perfect backdrop for memorable photos.

view from top of Quan Ba Heaven Gate (Quan Ba Pass)

Descending from Heaven Gate, you’ll make another stop to explore a popular local viewpoint that allows you to appreciate the beauty of the Twin Mountains. These two symmetrical mountains provide a striking contrast against the landscape, enhancing the visual allure of your journey.

The iconic Twin Mountains in Ha Giang (Quan Ba) view from Quan Ba Pass

As the drive continues, you’ll pass through several ethnic minority villages. These communities offer a peek into the diverse cultural tapestry of Ha Giang, where traditions are preserved and daily life remains deeply connected to the land.

ethnic Hmong woman weaving linen in Lung Tam Village in Ha Giang

Soon after, you will approach Tham Ma Pass, famous for its picturesque S-shaped winding road that offers a thrilling driving experience. The curves of the road are a highlight for photography enthusiasts and provide a delightful challenge for drivers.

Zigzag road on the Ha Giang Loop called the Tham Ma Pass

Further along, the journey takes you over Chin Khoanh Pass, also known as the 9 ramp pass due to its series of sharp turns that test the prowess of any driver. The pass offers exhilarating views and a sense of adventure as you navigate its tight bends.

Chin Khoanh Ramp along the Ha Giang Loop

Your route will guide you through the enchanting Sung La Valley next. The valley is dotted with traditional houses and vibrant communities, nestled amidst landscapes that have been cultivated for centuries. The deep connection between the people and their land here is palpable and enriches your travel experience.


Sung La Valley

A visit to the Hmong King Palace is scheduled towards the end of your day’s journey. This historic site gives insight into the local leadership during the French colonial era and stands as a testament to the region’s rich history.


the entrance of Hmong King Palace in Dong Van District in Ha Giang

The day concludes as you arrive in Dong Van, a charming town with an inviting old quarter. The evening is yours to explore this delightful area, where local cuisine and craft shops offer a gentle and relaxing end to an exhilarating day of travel and exploration.


The square of Dong Van Old Quarter

Day 2

Begin the day with a cultural immersion at the Dong Van Sunday Market, if your tour aligns with a Sunday. This vibrant marketplace is not just a trading venue for local products and animals but also a lively display of local traditions and colorful ethnic attire, providing a deep dive into the local culture.

Ethnic minority people walking with small pigs on Dong Van Market

After exploring the market, the journey heads north towards Lung Cu, offering a drive through one of the most scenic stretches of the Ha Giang Loop. The road to Vietnam’s northernmost point is framed by breathtaking mountain vistas, providing numerous opportunities for photo stops. 

views from the Ha Giang Loop in Dong Van district

Depending on the schedule, you may also have the chance to visit villages along the way, where you can see the traditional yellow clay houses unique to the area’s ethnic minorities.

Lung Cu Lake View hometsay in Ha Giang

Your next significant stop is Lung Cu Flag Tower, situated on a prominent hill. Climbing to the tower rewards you with 360-degree views of the surrounding landscapes, encompassing rugged mountains and lush valleys that extend into China—a proud symbol of Vietnamese sovereignty.

Lung Cu Flag Tower on top of a hill, Vietnam's northmost point

Returning towards Meo Vac, you’ll traverse the Ma Pi Leng Pass, one of the most dramatic and celebrated routes in Vietnam. Take your time driving over the pass, stopping to capture the stunning scenery with your camera. For those interested in a closer look, a short trek along the Ma Pi Leng Skywalk offers breathtaking perspectives of the deep gorges below.

Ha Giang Loop at the Ma Pi Leng Pass

Optionally, enhance your experience with a boat ride on the Nho Que River through Ma Pi Leng Canyon, providing a unique vantage point of the towering cliffs and the serene river that cuts through them.

boat tour on Nho Que River

The day’s journey ends as you reach Meo Vac, where you can relax and take in the experiences of an exhilarating day filled with cultural insights and natural beauty.

Day 3

Your final day begins in Meo Vac, and should it be a Sunday, you won’t want to miss the largest ethnic minority market in Ha Giang right in the town. The market is a lively and colorful place where local people engage in the traditional trade of goods and livestock, offering a unique cultural experience.

ethnic minority people holding pigs at the Meo Vac Market on Sunday

After departing Meo Vac, your route takes you through picturesque settings lined with small ethnic villages that showcase traditional lifestyles preserved over generations.

Ha Giang colorful ethnic minority people

One of the highlights of today’s journey is the M-shape viewpoint. Stop here to soak in the expansive views of the region’s striking landscapes before you continue your travels.

M shape Turn Viewpoint along the Ha Giang Loop in Meo Vac district

Driving further, you’ll notice a gradual change in the scenery as the rocky mountains give way to greener, more lush environments. The area around Mau Due is particularly beautiful, with terraced rice fields cascading down the hills, creating a spectacular sight especially from May to September.

terraced rice fields of Mau Due along the Ha Giang Loop

Depending on time, you have two route options to return to Ha Giang. The quicker route brings you through quieter parts of the region to Quang Ba. If time allows, you might choose to drive along the scenic route through the rice fields and traditional Tay villages of Du Gia, enhancing your return with stunning countryside views before concluding your tour back in Ha Giang.

Viewpoint of Lung Ho in Ha Giang