Ha Giang Loop Itinerary: 4 Days 3 Nights with Jasmine Tours

| 18/06/2024
The Ha Giang Loop is a breathtaking journey through Vietnam's northernmost province, renowned for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural experiences. This 4-day, 3-night itinerary with Jasmine Tours ensures a memorable adventure, combining the thrill of motorbiking with the beauty of Ha Giang's mountains and valleys. Opting for Jasmine Tours guarantees safety, expert guidance, and an enriching exploration of this remarkable region.

1. How to Reach Ha Giang Loop

To begin your Ha Giang Loop Itinerary, you need to reach Ha Giang City. Here are three convenient options:

Sleeping Bus

A cost-effective and popular choice, the sleeping bus departs various points in Hanoi and takes around 6-7 hours to reach Ha Giang City. Equipped with reclining seats and air conditioning, these buses offer a comfortable overnight journey. The sleeping bus is ideal for budget travelers who still want a reasonable level of comfort.

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VIP Sleeping Bus

The limousine van is the most luxurious option, featuring plush seats, ample legroom, and a more private atmosphere. This van usually takes about 6 hours to reach Ha Giang City, making it the fastest and most comfortable option. The limousine van offers a more personalized service, often with fewer passengers, allowing for a more exclusive and comfortable ride.

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Limousine Van

The limousine van is the most luxurious option, featuring plush seats, ample legroom, and a more private atmosphere. This van usually takes about 6 hours to reach Ha Giang City, making it the fastest and most comfortable option. The limousine van offers a more personalized service, often with fewer passengers, allowing for a more exclusive and comfortable ride.

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2. Traveling Hanoi to Ha Giang Loop

Traveling Hanoi to Ha Giang is straightforward and convenient. The journey typically takes around 6 hours by bus or van. Buses and vans depart various locations in Hanoi, making it easy to find a departure point that suits you. For detailed travel information, you can refer to our guide on the Ha Giang Loop Itinerary Hanoi.

Travel Tips for the Journey Hanoi:

  • Book in Advance: During peak seasons, it’s wise to book your tickets in advance to ensure availability.

  • Travel Light: Although buses and vans have storage for luggage, traveling light makes your journey more comfortable and manageable.

  • Stay Hydrated and Bring Snacks: While some services provide snacks and drinks, it’s always a good idea to bring your own, especially if you have dietary restrictions.

3. Comprehensive Tour Packages with Jasmine Tours

Jasmine Tours offers several tour packages to cater to different preferences and skill levels. Whether you're an experienced rider or prefer to sit back and enjoy the scenery, we have something for everyone in our Ha Giang Loop Itinerary.

3.1. Self-Riding Tours

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  • Experience Freedom: For those who prefer the thrill of exploring on their own, our self-riding tours offer the freedom. With detailed maps, GPS support, and emergency contact numbers, you can enjoy the Ha Giang Loop Itinerary at your own pace.
  • Route and Duration: Our self-riding tours range 3 days 2 nights (3D2N) to 4 days 3 nights (4D3N), covering key destinations like Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van, Ma Pi Leng Pass, and Du Gia. You would have 1 free night staying in Jasmine Retreat before the tour starts on the next day.

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  • Motorbike Options:

    • Semi-automatic Honda Blade 110cc

    • Manual Honda CRF 150cc, Honda XR 150, and Honda Wuyang

  • Group Size: Maximum of 10 people per group to ensure personalized attention and safety.

3.2. Easy-Rider Tours

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  • Relax and Enjoy the Ride: If you prefer to sit back and enjoy the scenery, our easy-rider tours are perfect. Our experienced guides will handle the riding while you take in the beautiful landscapes.
  • Route and Duration: Similar to our self-riding tours, the easy-rider tours also range 3D2N to 4D3N, with well-planned stops to maximize your Ha Giang Loop Itinerary experience. You would have 1 free night staying in Jasmine Retreat before the tour starts on the next day.
  • Comfort and Safety: Our guides are not only skilled riders but also knowledgeable about the local culture and history, ensuring a rich and informative journey.
  • Group Size: Maximum of 10 people per group.

3.3. Private Tours

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  • Personalized Experience: For a more intimate and tailored experience, our private tours accommodate 2-8 people per group. Enjoy the flexibility to customize your itinerary and enjoy VIP treatment.
  • Transport to Ha Giang: VIP cabins or limousine.
  • Luxurious Options: Private room services are available. Save time with same-day departures.
  • Motorbike Options: Enjoy bigger motorbikes (≥125cc).
  • Unique Homestays: Spend the first night in Nam Dam village with a local family, the second night in Meo Vac H'mong village, and the third night in Du Gia village with the Tay people. Each homestay offers a unique cultural experience and panoramic views.
  • Choosing the Right Motorbike: Selecting the right motorbike is crucial for a safe and enjoyable self-riding tour. Here are some factors to consider:

    • Experience Level: Beginners should opt for semi-automatic bikes like the Honda Blade 110cc, which are easier to handle. Experienced riders may prefer manual bikes like the Honda CRF 150cc or the Honda XR 150.

    • Comfort and Fit: Ensure the bike suits your height and weight. Test the seat, handlebar position, and overall comfort before starting your journey.

    • Condition and Maintenance: Check the bike’s condition thoroughly. Look at the brakes, tires, lights, and engine. Make sure it’s well-maintained and serviced regularly.

    • Safety Gear: Always wear a helmet and consider additional protective gear such as gloves, knee pads, and a riding jacket.

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For a detailed guide, refer to: How to Choose the Right Motorbike for Ha Giang Loop.

4. Detailed Itinerary: 4 Days 3 Nights

4.1. Day 1: Ha Giang City to Yen Minh


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  • Start the adventure at Jasmine Retreat with a hearty breakfast: Begin your day with a nutritious breakfast at Jasmine Retreat to fuel up for the adventure ahead. Receive a detailed briefing about the Ha Giang Loop Itinerary, setting the stage for an unforgettable journey.
  • Departure Ha Giang to Yen Minh: Your journey starts Ha Giang, heading towards Yen Minh through winding mountain roads and lush landscapes.


  • Stop at Quan Ba to marvel at the Bac Sum Pass Heaven Gate: This viewpoint offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, making it a perfect spot for photography. The pass itself is a challenging yet rewarding ride, providing an exhilarating start to your Ha Giang Loop Itinerary.


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  • Enjoy a delicious lunch in Tam Son Town: Take a break to savor local cuisine and refresh yourself for the afternoon adventure.
  • Explore Lung Khuy Cave: Discover the fascinating stalactites and stalagmites in this beautiful cave. The cave is well-lit and relatively easy to explore, making it suitable for all ages. The cool, mysterious interior of the cave offers a refreshing break the road. Visit: Lung Khuy Cave Trekking.
  • Arrival and check-in at a cozy hostel in Yen Minh before 6 pm: Settle your accommodation for the night, ensuring you have ample time to rest and recharge. Yen Minh is a quiet town, offering a peaceful atmosphere to unwind.


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  • Immersing in village life with the H’mong people: Spend the evening learning about the H’mong culture, traditions, and way of life. Engage in activities such as traditional dance and music performances. This cultural exchange is a highlight of the Ha Giang Loop Itinerary, providing insights the local community.
  • Enjoying authentic local specialties prepared by villagers: Delight in a dinner made local ingredients and traditional recipes. The dishes are prepared by local villagers, giving you an authentic taste of Ha Giang’s cuisine. Local specialties like Thang Co and corn wine are a must-try.
  • Resting in a cozy environment with friendly locals: Relax and unwind in a comfortable setting, surrounded by the warmth and hospitality of the local community. This homestay experience offers a unique opportunity to connect with local families.

Visit: Ha Giang Loop Life and Cultures 


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  • Bac Sum Pass Heaven Gate: A stunning viewpoint offering panoramic views of the mountains and valleys.

  • Lung Khuy Cave: A fascinating cave with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, perfect for exploration.

  • H’mong Village Experience: An evening of cultural exchange, traditional music, and local cuisine.

Visit: Ha Giang Loop Cuisine 

4.2. Day 2: Yen Minh to Dong Van to Ma Pi Leng Pass


Departure Yen Minh to Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark: Continue your journey through some of Ha Giang’s most scenic landscapes. The route to Dong Van is filled with dramatic mountain views and winding roads.


  • Tham Ma Pass: Known for its steep and winding roads, this pass offers thrilling rides and spectacular views. It's a challenging route but well worth the effort. The pass is named after the Tham Ma flower, which blooms beautifully in the region.

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Visit: Top Passes in Ha Giang Loop

  • The H'Mong King Palace: A historical site that offers insights the royal history of the H’mong people. Explore the ancient architecture and learn about the region's past. The palace, built in the early 20th century, showcases traditional H’mong architecture and offers a glimpse the life of H’mong royalty.

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Visit: H'Mong King Palace in Ha Giang Loop

  • Lung Cu Flag Tower: The northernmost point of Vietnam, offering panoramic views and a deep sense of national pride. The climb to the top is steep but rewarding. The flag tower stands as a symbol of Vietnamese sovereignty and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

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Visit: Hidden Gems in Ha Giang Loop

  • Lo Lo Chai Village: A cultural hub where you can interact with the Lo Lo ethnic group and learn about their unique traditions. This village provides a unique glimpse the local lifestyle. The Lo Lo people are known for their vibrant traditional clothing and rich cultural heritage.

Visit: Top Villages in Ha Giang Loop


  • Exploring Dong Van Old Quarter: Wander through the narrow streets of this ancient town, filled with traditional houses and local markets. It's a great place to buy local crafts and souvenirs. The Old Quarter is known for its well-preserved architecture and vibrant market scenes.

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  • Scenic drive through Ma Pi Leng Pass: Often referred to as one of the most beautiful roads in Vietnam, this pass offers stunning views of the Nho Que River. The road is carved the side of steep cliffs, providing a thrilling and scenic drive.
  • Experiencing the Skywalk: For those looking for a bit more adventure, the Skywalk offers breathtaking views and a thrilling experience. The Skywalk is a glass bridge that offers unobstructed views of the canyon below.
  • Arrival and check-in at a homestay in Meo Vac before 6 pm: End your day by checking a local homestay, ensuring you have a comfortable place to rest. Meo Vac is a small town surrounded by stunning mountain landscapes, offering a serene environment for relaxation.


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  • Immersing in nature and the majestic Ma Pi Leng scenic spot: Enjoy the natural beauty of Ma Pi Leng Pass and its surrounding areas. The pass is particularly stunning at sunset when the light casts a golden glow over the landscape.
  • Returning to a Mong village for a cozy evening around the fire: Spend the evening chatting with locals, learning about their culture, and enjoying local delicacies. The evening is a perfect time to relax and reflect on the day's adventures.


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  • Tham Ma Pass: A challenging but rewarding ride with spectacular views.

  • H'Mong King Palace: A historical site showcasing traditional H’mong architecture and culture.

  • Lung Cu Flag Tower: The northernmost point of Vietnam with panoramic views.

  • Lo Lo Chai Village: A cultural experience with the Lo Lo ethnic group.

  • Ma Pi Leng Pass: One of the most beautiful roads in Vietnam with stunning views of the Nho Que River.

4.3. Day 3: Ma Pi Leng Pass, Boat Tour, and Du Gia


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  • Prepare for a boat tour on the Nho Que River: Start your day with an exhilarating boat tour through the stunning Tu San Canyon, one of the three deepest canyons in Asia. This boat tour offers breathtaking views of the canyon walls and the serene river.

  • Types of Boats:

    • Motorboats: Equipped with comfortable seating, motorboats are ideal for group tours, allowing you to enjoy the scenery with ease.

    • Rowboats: For a more hands-on experience, you can choose between iron or wooden rowboats.

    • Kayaks: For the adventurous, kayaks offer a thrilling way to explore the river. This water sport is becoming increasingly popular in Vietnam.

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Visit Nho Que River Guide


  • Pass through the majestic M Pass and take in the awe-inspiring vistas of Lung Ho viewpoint: These spots offer incredible views and are perfect for a short break to soak in the natural beauty.


  • Arrive at Du Gia village and check-in at Jashill Du Gia homestay: Experience the warmth and hospitality of the locals at Jashill Du Gia homestay. This is a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of Du Gia village.


  • Immersing yourself in the culture of Du Gia village. Participate in local games, enjoy music, and taste the "Happy Water" (corn wine) as you engage with the community. This evening promises a festive atmosphere and a deeper understanding of local traditions.


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  • Nho Que River Boat Tour: A scenic tour through one of Asia’s deepest canyons.

  • M Pass: Offers stunning vistas perfect for photography.

  • Lung Ho Viewpoint: A breathtaking spot to take in the natural beauty of Ha Giang.

  • Du Gia Village: A cultural immersion with local games, music, and traditional “Happy Water.”

4.4. Day 4: Du Gia to Quan Ba to Ha Giang


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  • Begin your day with breakfast overlooking the picturesque rice fields of Du Gia: Start your day with a scenic breakfast, enjoying the tranquility of Du Gia's stunning landscapes.

  • Enjoy a refreshing swim in Du Gia waterfall: Take a dip in the cool, clear waters of Du Gia waterfall. This natural spot offers a moment of tranquility and rejuvenation amidst the beauty of nature. Visit Terraces in Ha Giang Loop


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  • Explore the art of traditional clothing making in Lung Tam village: Visit Lung Tam village to learn about the traditional methods of making hemp clothing. This experience provides insight the rich cultural heritage of the region and allows you to connect with local artisans. 

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  • Return to Ha Giang - Jasmine Retreat around 3 pm - 4 pm: Conclude your unforgettable journey through the Ha Giang Loop with a return to Jasmine Retreat. Reflect on your adventure and the memories made during this trip.


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  • Du Gia Waterfall: A refreshing swim in the clear, cool waters.

  • Lung Tam Village: An insightful experience traditional hemp clothing making.

  • Scenic Breakfast: Enjoy the picturesque views of Du Gia’s rice fields.

5. Facilities and Amenities

Choosing Jasmine Tours means enjoying top-notch facilities and amenities throughout your journey. We prioritize your comfort and convenience to ensure a memorable experience.


  • Homestays: Stay with local families to experience authentic Vietnamese hospitality. Our selected homestays offer clean and comfortable accommodations with the opportunity to interact with your hosts and learn about their way of life.

  • Jasmine Retreat: Conclude your tour with a stay at the Jasmine Retreat in Ha Giang City. The retreat offers modern amenities, comfortable rooms, and a relaxing environment to unwind after your adventure.

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  • Enjoy delicious local cuisine throughout your tour: Meals are prepared with fresh ingredients, and you’ll have the opportunity to taste a variety of traditional dishes.

  • Special dietary needs can be accommodated with prior notice.

Motorbike Maintenance

  • Our fleet of motorbikes is regularly serviced and maintained to ensure safety and reliability. Whether you choose a semi-automatic or manual bike, you can be confident in its performance.

  • We provide helmets and other necessary safety gear for all riders.

Support Services

  • 24/7 Support: Our team is available around the clock to assist you with any issues or emergencies that may arise during your tour.

  • Guided Tours: Our experienced guides offer insightful information about the destinations and ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey.

  • Documentation Assistance: We assist with all necessary documentation, including permits and insurance, to ensure a hassle-free experience.

  • Safety Training: Before starting the tour, we provide comprehensive safety training to familiarize you with the bike and the route.

6. Travel Tips and Recommendations

Packing Essentials:

  • Lightweight clothing for daytime and warm layers for the cooler evenings. Given the varied climate, it’s important to be prepared for both warm and cold temperatures.

  • Comfortable and sturdy shoes for trekking and exploring. Good footwear will ensure you can comfortably explore both urban and rural areas.

  • A good quality helmet and protective gear if you’re riding. Safety should always be a priority, so ensure you have appropriate gear.

Visit Packing Guide and Travel Tips


  • Pack clothes suitable for various weather conditions, including rain gear. Ha Giang’s weather can be unpredictable, so it’s best to be prepared for rain.

  • Dress in layers to adjust to the changing temperatures throughout the day. Layering allows you to stay comfortable as temperatures fluctuate.

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Safety Guidelines

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  • General Safety Tips:

    • Always wear a helmet and other protective gear such as gloves, knee pads, and a riding jacket. Safety gear is crucial to protect you in case of accidents.

    • Carry a first-aid kit and know basic first-aid procedures. This can be lifesaving in case of minor injuries.

    • Stay hydrated and take breaks regularly. Long rides can be exhausting, so it’s important to rest and stay refreshed.

  • Self-Riding Tours Safety:

    • Pre-Ride Check: Always check your motorbike before starting the journey. Ensure the brakes, tires, lights, and fuel levels are in good condition.

    • Ride at a Comfortable Speed: Don’t rush. Ride at a speed that you are comfortable with and that allows you to safely navigate the terrain.

    • Know the Route: Familiarize yourself with the Ha Giang Loop Itinerary and use GPS for navigation. Having a map and emergency contact numbers is crucial.

    • Weather Awareness: Be prepared for sudden weather changes. Carry rain gear and be ready to find shelter if needed.

  • Easy-Rider Tours Safety:

  • Trust Your Guide: Our guides are experienced and knowledgeable about the Ha Giang Loop Itinerary routes and conditions. Listen to their advice and follow their instructions.

  • Stay Comfortable: Dress appropriately for the ride. Comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes are recommended.

  • Communicate: If you have any concerns or health issues, inform your guide immediately.

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Route Difficulty Levels:

  • The Ha Giang Loop Itinerary offers routes suitable for different skill levels. Ensure you choose a path that matches your riding experience. If you’re a beginner, opt for the easier routes and gradually take on more challenging paths as you gain confidence.

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7. Why Choose Jasmine Tours for Your Ha Giang Loop Adventure

  • Professional Guides: Our guides have extensive local knowledge and are experienced in ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey. They are trained to handle various situations and provide a rich narrative of the places you visit on the Ha Giang Loop Itinerary.

  • Well-Maintained Motorbikes: We offer a range of motorbikes that are regularly maintained to ensure safety and reliability. Our bikes are chosen for their durability and comfort, ensuring you have a smooth ride throughout the Ha Giang Loop Itinerary.

  • Flexible Tour Packages: Whether you prefer a self-riding tour, easy-rider tour, or private tour, we can tailor the itinerary to meet your needs. Our packages are designed to offer flexibility, allowing you to customize your Ha Giang Loop Itinerary journey.

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The Ha Giang Loop Itinerary is an adventure of a lifetime, offering stunning landscapes, rich culture, and thrilling rides. Jasmine Tours is dedicated to providing a safe, enjoyable, and unforgettable experience. Ready to embark on this incredible journey? Contact us today to book your Ha Giang Loop Itinerary adventure.

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