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Ha Giang loop: 4 Days 3 Nights Itinerary

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

See below our 4D/3N Ha Giang Loop itinerary with Bong - you'll experience everything the loop has to offer, visiting the best view points and even swimming in waterfalls! You will also enjoy evenings by the pool at our amazing homestays.

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

After leaving Bong Backpacker Hostel, you will head north out of Ha Giang for your first taste of the open road. Winding roads guide you towards the gateway to the mountains, known as Quan Ba Heaven’s Gate.

Tam Son town

Take in the breathtaking vistas of limestone mountains and rural villages before indulging in a traditional Vietnamese lunch. Many more spectacular viewpoints over rice terraces await you, including the ‘Fairy Bosom’ and Lung Khuy Cave, before arriving in 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 with your new friends!

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

If you weren’t already blown away by the views on Day 1 then get ready for an action-packed Day 2. After breakfast, the loop continues through Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark to the iconic S-shaped Tham Ma Pass, where you’ll stop for a photo and Vietnamese coffee at the viewpoint.

Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark

Next, you’ll follow the mountain road to H’mong King palace, passing fields full of sunflowers, before driving right up to the Chinese border. The Lung Cu flagpole, at 90m tall, offers 360-degree views and a glimpse into China stretching across the horizon.

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 jaw dropping 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 tour group.

Day 3: Meo Vac - Du Gia (90km)

Day 3 begins with a steep drive down the valley for a boat trip through the huge, imposing Tu San canyon (the deepest canyon in Southeast Asia, at 800m) on the turquoise waters of the Nho Que river - make sure to bring your swimming gear to swim in the waterfall!

You’ll then drive back up the towering mountains, taking in picture-perfect views that won’t feel real, including the M pass.

Nho Que river boat tour

The road from Meo Vac to Du Gia is currently under construction for around 15-20km with some poor road conditions, so you should take care when driving this stretch of road. After a long day, the bar, and a refreshing dip in the pool at the Du Gia homestay will be waiting for you and your new besties.

Du Gia homestay

Day 4: Du Gia - Ha Giang (100km)

The final day starts with a trip to the nearby beautiful Du Gia Waterfall. Once the cool waters have cured any hangovers, the group sets off over the Ha Giang rocky plateau.

The journey back to Ha Giang is filled with even more viewpoints of terraced fields, corn fields as far as the eye can see. The ethnic minority villages, such as the Dao and Hmong, give you a new perspective on life in northern Vietnam.

You might think you have seen enough views by now, but we can promise that you’ll still be in awe of the landscape!

Du Gia waterfall

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

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