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Bong Hostel Ha Giang Loop Tour: Complete Itinerary

Updated: 6 days ago

So you’ve committed to the Ha Giang loop tour with Bong Hostel—a wise choice, congratulations—but now you want all the juicy information about what to expect on the tour? Well here is a complete itinerary of our Ha Giang Loop experience to answer all the questions you didn’t even realize you had, about this ultimate motorbike adventure through North Vietnam!

Complete itinerary for the ha giang loop group tour

Bong Hostel Tour Packages 

Okay so if we jumped the gun and you haven’t yet booked your tour with Bong Hostel, we offer several Ha Giang Loop packages for you to choose from, including group tours and private tours. 

Our most popular tours are as follows:

4 Days, 3 Nights

3 Days, 2 Nights


  • Local guide/driver

  • Bus tickets (in full package)

  • Semi-automatic bike with gasoline (110cc)

  • Insurance for the bike

  • Homestay accommodation (dormitory)

  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners (for 4-day tour) / 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners (for 3-day tour)

  • Sightseeing tickets

  • Ha Giang permit (10 USD/person)

  • Support with your bike

  • Helmets, knee and elbow pads

Additional Offers

For more information about easy riders, click here: Why You Should Get an Easy Rider for the Ha Giang Loop.

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Complete Itinerary for the Ha Giang Loop

Now we’re about to share with you all the information you didn't know you needed about the Ha Giang loop and our complete itinerary.

Day 1: Ha Giang to Yen Minh (90 km)

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Breakfast at Bong Hostel

Start your day with a hearty—and free—breakfast at Bong Hostel. Choose from pancakes, waffles, or eggs, accompanied by a selection of fresh locally sourced fruit and juice. 

9:15 AM: Motorbike Check 

At 9:15 am, those of you who have booked the self-driving Ha Giang Loop tour, will join our motorbike lesson so we can check your abilities. Whilst we call this a lesson, it is only a 15-minute practice to give you a chance to get used to our bikes.

But as much as this is a chance for you to familiarize yourself with the equipment, it's also a chance for us to assess your abilities. If at any point you want to change your package to an easy rider tour after this warm up then just chat to one of our team once you’ve finished. 

Likewise if we are concerned about your abilities, we may chat to you privately afterwards so that together we can come to a conclusion that keeps everyone safe and happy!

At the end of the day, at Bong Hostel your safety is paramount!

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10:00 AM: Loop Briefing and Departure from Bong Hostel

Are you ready for your Ha Giang Loop tour to begin? 

At 10:00 am sharp (don’t be late now!) one of our volunteers will give you the lowdown on what will happen throughout your tour—this is the perfect chance to ask any questions you may have! 

Then it's time for your most important lesson: after a quick introduction to your tour leader, you will learn how to say cheers in Vietnamese!

After that it's party time! Grab your bags and get those helmets on—to the backdrop of our ‘Hype Before the Loop’ playlist—as you head out the door and meet your easy riders—or your motorbike, self-riders! 

As you ride out of Ha Giang, you’ll feel the anticipation build as you pass the town market and cross the river onto the winding roads of the Ha Giang Loop! 

1:00 PM: Lunch at Tam Son Town

After a morning of riding through the mountains you will stop for lunch at Tam Son Town. Enjoy local delicacies while taking in the stunning scenery.

Sights: Bac Sum Pass and Quan Ba Heaven Gate

Between lunch and dinner prepare yourself for some breathtaking sights as you navigate the Bac Sum Pass, Quan Ba Heaven Gate overlooking the Dong Van Karst Plateau, and the Twin Mountains.

Complete itinerary for the ha giang loop group tour

5:30 PM: Check-in at Homestay in Yen Minh Town

You have arrived in Yen Minh! A small town tucked away in a shaded valley. Check-in at your homestay, shower the dust away, and unwind for a couple of hours.

7:00 PM: Family Dinner

It's dinner time! Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese family dinner featuring both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. After dinner, relax and socialize with your fellow loop-goers. 

Get ready for a night of karaoke, card games, challenging your easy-rider to a game of pool, and the happy water you’ve heard so much about. 

Complete itinerary for the ha giang loop

Day 2: Yen Minh to Meo Vac (110 km)

8:00 AM: Breakfast

Rise and shine—it's time for day two! 

Nurse your hangovers with a nutritious breakfast as you prepare for the second best day of your life (the first obviously being yesterday!)

9:00 AM: Departure to Meo Vac

Leave Yen Minh and head towards Meo Vac. Today's ride promises some of the most stunning landscapes in the region.

Sights: Tham Ma Pass and Lung Cu Flag Tower 

First, conquer the Tham Ma Pass, known for its sharp bends and dramatic views. Visit the Lung Cu Flag Tower, standing proudly at Vietnam’s northernmost point, symbolizing national pride and offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

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1:00 PM: Lunch at Lung Cu

Stop for lunch at Lung Cu. This small town near the flag tower is an excellent place to experience local culture and enjoy another tasty meal.

2:00 PM: Coffee at Ma Pi Leng Pass and Tu San Canyon 

Head to Ma Pi Leng Pass, considered one of the most beautiful mountain passes in Vietnam. Enjoy a coffee break while taking in the breathtaking views of the Tu San Canyon, the deepest canyon in Southeast Asia.

5:30 PM: Check-in at Homestay in Meo Vac Town

Arrive in Meo Vac, where you'll check-in at your homestay. Take some time to relax and refresh before another fun evening!

7:00 PM: Family Dinner

Join another family dinner, offering a range of traditional Vietnamese dishes. Spend the evening sharing stories, playing pool, and enjoying more "happy water" with your travel companions.

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Day 3: Meo Vac to Ha Giang (145 km)

8:00 AM: Breakfast

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the homestay in Meo Vac—we recommend the noodle soup! It’s the perfect fuel and our tried and tested happy water hangover cure!

9:00 AM: Departure to Ha Giang/Dua Dia

Begin the journey back to Ha Giang. But don’t worry, while it may be your last day on the loop there are still plenty of great sights and scenic landscapes to see throughout the day! 

For the 4 days 3 nights group you will head towards the village of Du Gia. Today’s journey will take you through some of the less-travelled parts of Ha Giang.

Sights: M Pass and Little Ma Pi Leng Pass

Up first the iconic Ma Pi Leng Pass. Take in the breathtaking views of the deep valleys and towering peaks. Make a stop to take a boat trip along the Nho Que River, known for its emerald waters that wind through the mountains

Complete itinerary for the ha giang loop

12:30 PM: Lunch in Mau Due

Stop for lunch in Mau Due, a quaint town that offers a perfect rest spot, serving the last of your favourite Ha Giang Loop dishes.

This is when the tour splits! 

If you’re doing our 3 days 2 nights Ha Giang Loop motorbike tour you will follow this route for day 3:

5:30 PM: Finish at Bong Hostel

Complete the loop as you arrive back at Bong Hostel. Celebrate the end of your incredible journey with your newfound friends and memories you’ll cherish forever.

If you’re doing our 4 days 3 nights Ha Giang Loop motorbike tour you will follow this route for day 3:

1:30 PM: Continue to Du Gia

Resume your journey towards Du Gia. The ride will take you through peaceful landscapes, with terraced rice fields, remote villages—get those high fives, peace signs, and ‘love heart’ gestures ready as you pass the waiting children!

5:00 PM: Explore Du Gia Village and Check-in

Watch the sun come down as you arrive in Du Gia, our favorite village on the Ha Giang Loop! Spend the afternoon exploring the village, interacting with the friendly locals, and checking in for one last night of fun on the loop.

7:00 PM: Family Dinner

Join your hosts and your easy riders and tour leader for a traditional Vietnamese family dinner. Get ready for another evening of chanting ‘Mot, Hai, Ba, Zo’ into the night (by this point on the tour, you’ll know what we mean!). 

Complete itinerary for the ha giang loop

Day 4: Du Gia to Ha Giang (110 km)

8:00 AM: Breakfast

Start your final day with a hearty breakfast at the homestay in Du Gia. Enjoy fresh, local ingredients and a warm cup of Vietnamese coffee to kickstart your morning.

9:00 AM: Departure to Ha Giang

Farewell Du Gia! It's time to hit the road, and head back to Ha Giang.

Sights: Du Gia Waterfall and Local Villages

Before leaving Du Gia, as long as the weather is good, you’ll make a pitstop at the nearby Du Gia Waterfall. Jump into the refreshing, clear water or enjoy a sunbathe chatting with your new mates about your loop antics over the past few days. 

As you continue your journey, you’ll pass through a beautiful valley lined with little villages where you can watch the local mountain tribes going about their business.  

Want to know more about the most scenic locations on the Ha Giang loop? We have a blog for that!

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12:00 PM: Lunch in Tam Son Town

Now you’re back in Tam Son Town, also known as the "Twin Mountains town," for your last lunch break. Around 1:30 pm you will head back for the final leg of the journey, which will of course be broken up with the odd tea break and viewpoint pit stop.

5:00 PM: Return to Bong Hostel

Welcome home! Celebrate the completion of your epic Ha Giang loop tour, by grabbing one of our free Bông t-shirts

7:00 PM: Farewell Dinner (Optional)

Once back at our Bong Hostel in Ha Giang, you might want to grab a bite to eat with your new friends—a farewell dinner if you will! But of course this is optional, if it’s a bit of peace and a hot shower that you’re after, this is also an option! 

Complete itinerary for the ha giang loop

Departure Information: Bus Options 

After finishing the loop tour with Bong Hostel, you can take a bus the same evening (you’ll book this in advance with our team!). 

We have a range of bus options connecting you to various destinations, including Hanoi, Cat Ba, Sapa, Ha Long, and Ninh Binh.

For more information about traveling to Ha Giang, click here: How to Get to Ha Giang from Hanoi, Sapa, Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay, and Cat Ba Island.

Book Your Adventure Today!

Now that you have all the information and our complete itinerary, there’s nothing stopping you from doing the Ha Giang loop with Bong Hostel.

For more details and bookings, visit our website or contact us directly (

Don't just dream about it—make it happen with Bong Hostel!

Complete itinerary for the ha giang loop

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