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Ha Giang loop: 3 Days 2 Nights Itinerary

See below our 3D/2N Ha Giang Loop itinerary with Bong - you'll experience the beauty of the loop and visit all the best view points. You will also enjoy evenings at our homestays with great food and plenty of happy water.

Day 1: Ha Giang - Yen Minh (95km)

Leaving Bong Backpacker Hostel, you will head north out of Ha Giang and experience your first taste of freedom on the open road.

Winding roads lead you to the doorway to the mountains, named Quan Ba Heaven’s Gate, where the stunning views open onto limestone mountains and small rural villages.

Quan Ba Heaven's Gate

After a traditional Vietnamese lunch, more spectacular viewpoints over rice terraces await you including the ‘Fairy Bosom’

Twin Mountains (Fairy Bosom)

You will arrive to Yen Minh where you’ll spend the night in a family-run homestay. Now it’s time for food, happy water, and lots of karaoke!

Family dinner and happy water

Day 2: Yen Minh - Meo Vac (120km)

If you were blown away by the views on Day 1 then get ready for an action-packed Day 2.

After breakfast, the adventure continues through Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark to the iconic S-shaped Tham Ma Pass, where a picturesque viewpoint and Vietnamese coffee awaits.

Tham Ma pass

Next, you’ll navigate the mountain road to H’mong King palace, before the journey to the Chinese border. The Lung Cu flagpole, at 90m tall, offers 360-degree views and a glimpse into China stretching across the horizon.

The northernmost point of Vietnam: Lung Cu flag point

Day 2 continues with an exhilarating venture up the sheer cliffs of the Ma Pi Leng sky path which is sure to get your heart racing. The final stop today is a 180-degree viewpoint of the Nho Que River. Tonight’s homestay in Meo Vac town gives you another chance to grab the mic and mingle with locals and your new besties.

Ma Pi Leng - Sky Pass

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

New experiences with mountain roads

Day 3 is a challenging journey over the terrain of the Ha Giang rocky plateau back towards Ha Giang town. Around 15-20km of the road between Meo Vac and Du Gia is under development so be prepared for poor road conditions and other large vehicles.

Once you have made it through the roadworks you will be rewarded with even more viewpoints of rice terraces, corn fields as far as the eye can see, and ethnic minority villages, such as the Dao and Hmong. The views here are truly breathtaking!

Arriving back at Bong Backpacker Hostel in Ha Giang, it’s time to say goodbye to your local guide and easy-riders before relaxing and reflecting on the life-changing experience that is the Ha Giang Loop.

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