Ha Giang Motorbike Tour - 8 Days

Ha Giang motorbike tour offers the best scenery and hard track in North East Vietnam. This region is not only famous for its winding streets, majestic natural scenery, but also for its unique and diverse cultural identity, highland specialties, traditional festivals and flower blooming seasons. Exploring the North East on motorbike will take you to the majestic scenery of Ha Giang, the gorgeous and beautiful waterfalls of Cao Bang and romantic charming scenery of Ba Be lake.

Let’s come and enjoy the ride with us!

  • Trip Valid: All year
  • Duration: 8 days 7 nites 
  • Distance: 1,450km plus
  • Level: Novice/intermediate
  • Trip Code: ONE08.01
  • Style: Experience

Hanoi - Thac Ba Lake (Distance: 180km)

On the first day of Ha Giang motorbike tour, tour leader will come and pick you to the bike parking at 7 am on the departure date. A great challenge will be started when riding in the bustle of Hanoi. After riding along the dike of the Red river, you will reach Doan Hung town in Phu Tho province. Here, you can have a change to ride in different terrain and see so many green tea fields and palm trees grown on the sloppy hills. Continue heading up North, you will reach Vu Linh Commune which lying near the bank of the Thac Ba lake.

You will stay over-night in home-stay which has a nice view to the Lake of the Dzao people.


Thac Ba Lake – Ha Giang (Distance: 170km)

Say goodbye to the very friendly host and the charming village of the Red Dao before heading up North to Ha Giang, a very famous destination in the whole trip. The ride will be totally on the mountainous roads with the fantastic views of mountains and the ethnic villages dotted in the peach blossom color and green of the forests.

Sure, you will take a lot of pictures of the land and the people here because Ha Giang is well endowed with many natural landscapes which are extremely beautiful and unique with many winding passes on the rugged mountains.

Enjoy your stay with the local in the village of the Tay people.


Ha Giang - Dong Van (Distance: 170km)

The rout from Ha Giang to Dong Van is definitely amazing. You will be so excited when riding through the winding trails. Many small houses of different hill tribes such as H’mong, Lo Lo, Tay…has been built on the mountain slopes. At the height of 1,600mabove sea level, Dong Van is one of the special limestone areas of the country, containing typical markers of the history of the crust development. Water here is very precious because this land rarely has rain, no rain in even a year. So, come here, please stop to drink a cup of cooking water which taken from the small slit running down from the high mountains. We bet that you will have a very special feeling.


Dong Van - Bao Lac (Distance: 130km)

Wake up early to have a short walk around the Dong Van town to discover the hidden beauty of the land and learn more about the local life. Then, you will get on the saddle again to ride down South. The ride today is quite short but the landscape is among the most beautiful in Vietnam. The highlight of Ha giang motorbike tour is riding through Ma Pi Leng pass, one of the 4 Kings of Pass in the North of Vietnam. This amazing pass is worth to be listed in the top places to conquer in Vietnam. 

You will stay over-night in a standard hotel in Bao Lac, the ethnic crossroad of Northeast Vietnam.


Bao Lac - Quang Uyen (Distance: 190km)

The road today is quite easy but has so many sharp bends.  You will ride to lower region, Cao Bang province where the scenery and people change a lot. Passing several passes where you can witness many amazing views and take so many great photos.


Quang Uyen - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Cao Bang (Distance: 155km)

Quang Uyen is not a touristy destination so the scenery of this region is almost untouched. The ride today is mainly off-roads and it is very close to the Chinese border.

A great chance to visit Ban Gioc waterfall, you can walk and picnic around this land to contemplate the natural charms. If riding here in summer or hot time, you can swim in the natural pool nearby the waterfall.

Continue riding to Cao Bang town to have a stay tonight. The ride today is worth relaxing and treasuring the moments because of the humble beauty of people and daily life here.


Cao Bang - Ba Be Lake (Distance: 160km)

Cao Bang is not far from Ba Be Lake but the ride today is full of excitement. The winding and curving roads are very smooth which lead to a very peaceful village of the Tay people which lying beautifully near the Ba Be Lake, the biggest fresh water lake in Vietnam, the experience of staying with the local in their house on stilts with great lake view will bring tourists a very relaxation time among this beautiful nature.


Ba Be Lake– Hanoi (Distance: 230km)

Say goodbye to the great lake, great view and friendly people in Ba Be, we will pass many countryside roads to ride back to Hanoi to finish the awesome 8 day tour. It is a quite long day ride but you can see more the life of the countryside in Vietnam with corn fields, rice fields, many buffalos and cows and the big smiles of the farmers working on the field – a really fascinating day.

Ha Giang motorbike tour ends in Hanoi around 5pm.


  • Experienced tour guide on motorbike (dirt bike);
  • Dirt bike Honda XR250L, CRF250L or Yamaha WR250R with mandatory insurance;
  • Gasoline and spare parts;
  • Standard hotel (double, twins or triple shared room) and/or homestay (sleeping bags, mosquito nets, sheets, pillows...are provided) during your ride;
  • 7 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners with non-alcoholic beverages (Vietnamese food, Western food costs extra);
  • All entrance fees, permits, tickets, boat trips, ferries, bamboo rafts, etc;
  • Vietnamese tea and drinking water.


  • Support vehicle for luggage transport, back up bike and service;
  • Personal expenses, personal medical insurance;
  • Drinks other than tea and local rice wine;
  • Single room supplement if you request a single room;
  • Motorbike protection pants, jacket, gloves, helmet, rain gear and other safety equipment at favourable rental rate;
  • Train or flight tickets before and after your tour;
  • Breakfast on the departure day and dinner on the return day;
  • Accommodation and food in Hanoi;
  • Tips.

This tour cost calculator tool is applied to private group only . We accept private group size of 1 to 20 riders . If you want to join an open group, visit Tour Dates. The price you get is for reference only and may vary from time to time. To find out exactly the total cost that you have to pay for, please contact us

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√  Your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking and making deposit is required to applied Permit To Enter The Border Area in advance.

√ A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this tour and excludes 1st nights in Thac Ba Lake, 2nd night in Ha Giang and 5th night in Quang Uyen and 7th night in Ba Be Lake where you will stay with local in their stilt house.

√ Anti-bug spray should be prepared in advance for this typical trip since we have some nites in homestay in rain forest.

 The Terms and Conditions on which the service is provided are set out and you are advised to read these Terms and Conditions carefully before send enquire. By their acceptance hereof rider agrees and accepts that he/she has read and understood the terms of these booking conditions and agrees to be bound by same.

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