|Time & Place||Activity|
|Hanoi ⇒ Sapa|
|Overnight on Sleeping Bus to Sapa, arrival in Sapa next morning|
B, L, D
|Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Tavan|
Trekking route offers some challenges as you balance on the rice terraces and a small trail on the steep mountainside leads to peaceful H’mong ethnic minority villages.
Overnight in a homestay with local family
|Day 2||Sapa ⇒ Ha Giang|
B, L, D
|Ta Van – Sapa – Ha Giang city |
Trekking through bamboo forests to waterfall, bridge and village inhabited by Red Zao ethnic minority. Surrounding the entire village is a gorgeous, endless green valley that will inspire and awe you throughout your trek.
|Day 3||Ha Giang|
B, L, D
|Ha Giang – Yen Minh Town- Dong Van|
Overnight in hotel in Dong Van
|Day 4||Ha Giang|
B, L, D
|Dong Van Town – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Du Gia Village|
Overnight in homestay in Du Gia Local Village
|Day 5||Ha Giang ⇒ Hanoi|
|Du Gia – Lung Tam Village – Ha Giang – Hanoi|
This Epic North 5-Day Tour allows you to discover both Sapa and Ha Giang, two of the most stunning parts of Northern Vietnam. You’ll be blown as you trek through rice terraces and villages overlooking gorgeous mountain scenery. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about the everyday lives of the ethnic minority tribe inhabitants. In Ha Giang, hop on the back of our professional tour guide’s motorbike and take in the stunning views, including the famous Ma Pi Leng Pass. The tour includes all transportation, accommodation, activities and meals.
Night 1: Ha Noi – Sapa
20:45 – 21:00 PM: Everyone meets at Cheers Hostel Hanoi. Keep your bags here and have Free tea, coffee here all day. (No. 05 Au Trieu Str., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi). 9:00 PM: Get on a Sleeper bus to Sapa Town. Arrive in Sapa Town at around 3:30 AM. Sleep on the bus until 5:00 AM. At that time our guide will pick you up from the bus office/station to our Lustig Hostel for a nap and breakfast.
(Highlights of 5 Day Northern Epic: Muong Hoa Valley – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van Village)
5:30 AM: Arrive Sapa in the early morning, sleep on the bus until 5:30 AM. Get pick up from the bus station to Hotel in Sapa.
6:30: Early check-in is possible when you arrive if the room available, otherwise we will provide you a public room where you can relax and have a shower. Have breakfast and free time to explore Sapa’s morning market before starting our trip.
8:30: Start the day with 6km of walking down to the Southeast of Sapa along Muong Hoa Valley to Y Linh Ho village, the home of the Black H’mong. Then, you will continue walking for another 3km down to Lao Chai village. Stop at the village for lunch. After lunch, continue trekking through the rice terraces to Ta Van village of the Dzay tribe where we stay overnight in a local family. Here you have the opportunity to experience their daily home life, work, and unique customs. Take photos with Rattan Bridge and enjoy the mountainous views, then relax for the evening.
(Transport: Pick up from the station to the hostel – ~ 10 km trekking – Meal: B,L,D – Sleep in Homestay in Ta Van village)
(Highlights of 5 Day Northern Epic Combo: Giang Ta Chai of the Red Dzao – Tay minority isolated in a wonderful valley)
8:00 AM: Breakfast will be served by the host family.
9:30 AM: 6km walk to visit the village inhabited by the red Dzao (Giang Ta Chai). The village is surrounded by a stunning green valley and makes for lovely photos.
1:00 PM: A picnic lunch will be served. Visit a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge and soak in the landscapes through a bamboo forest as we make our way back to the main road to catch the minibus back to Sapa town.
3:30 PM by Limouisine bus or 7:00 PM by Sleeper Bus: Time to freshen up at the hostel before taking the bus to Ha Giang Cozy Hostel.
(Transport: Mini bus to Sapa Town ~ 8km trekking – Meal: B, L – Limousine/Sleeping bus from Sapa to Ha Giang – Check in our complimentary dorms in Ha Giang)
(Highlights of 5 Day Northern Vietnam Tour: Heaven Gate -Bac Sum Pass – Tham Ma Pass – H’mong King Palace)
Check into our Ha Giang Cozy Hostel in early morning around 3 AM for a nap and breakfast before the tour starts.
8:30 AM: Meet your guide and easy rider then our brilliant Ha Giang Motorbike Tour adventure begins. After putting on protective padding, hop on the back of your tour guide’s motorbike. The road leads you to Bac Sum Pass, up to Heaven Gate, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the twin mountains and Tam Son town. Lunch in Yen Minh Town. Short break and drive towards Dong Van, through the picturesque Chin Khoanh Pass. Enjoy viewing Dong Van Karst Plateau, a major heritage site in Vietnam. The landscape is composed of endless rice fields, thousands of limestone rocks and breathtaking views. It also gives you the chance to experience the life of hill-tribe villages where local people works on the land. Visit Hmong King’s Palace, a home of Vuong’s family in Sa Phin. Arrive in Dong Van in early evening, where you will spend the night at a hotel. Enjoy a local Vietnamese dinner and live music, karaoke after a long day of mind-blowing landscape views. At night time, relax before another day of adventures.
(Transport: Motorbike with easy rider 155 km – Meal: B,L,D – Sleep in Hotel in central Dong Van)
(Highlights of 5 Day Northern Vietnam Tour: Happiness road- Ma Pi Leng Pass – Sky Walk- Meo Vac Town)
After breakfast, we leave Dong Van Town to make our way to the “King” of mountain passes in Vietnam – the Ma Pi Leng Pass. It’s risen to fame because of its abrupt cliffs and breathtaking views with an altitude of 2,000m at its peak! After driving through the pass and stopping occasionally to soak in the best views and snap photos, you’ll have the opportunity to trek the Sky Path, which offers a 360° panorama of Ma Pi Leng Pass. Paddling along the turquoise waters while being awed by the mountains above will be unforgettable. We’ll continue to drive through the rustic villages of Meo Vac, Mau Due and Lung Ho, where lunch is served. In the afternoon, we pass through the epic mountains to Du Gia rural homestay, located in the middle of green rice fields. Here, you’ll enjoy a massive, homecooked dinner with your host family and new friends. Don’t forget to try “Happy Water” – which is what the Vietnamese affectionately call rice wine.
( Transport: Motorbike with easy rider 120 Km – Meal: B,L,D – Sleep in local homestay in Du Gia Local village)
(Highlights of 5 Day Northern Vietnam Tour: Good morning nature – Swimming in waterfall- Lung Tam village)
On the last day of your journey, be sure to pack your swimsuit as we’ll be stopping at a nearby waterfall for a refreshing swim. Then, you’ll experience firsthand the art of H’mong textile making in Lung Tam, a H’mong village where local women work tirelessly to produce pieces of textile art. You’ll even have the opportunity to purchase a textile bag or other accessories to take home with you. We then cross Quan Ba town, where you’ll see Nui Doi mountain. Making our way back to Ha Giang, we cross the Sky Gate and head back through Bac Sum Pass to arrive back at our Ha Giang hostel in the early afternoon. At 4:30 PM, you’ll board our exclusive Comfort Limousine Van back to Hanoi, arriving in the Hanoi Old Quarter around 11:30 PM. Should you need accommodation in Hanoi, you can definitely consult our private and dorm room at Vietnam Cheers Hostel or contact us for more information.
(Transport: Motorbike with easy rider 120 Km, limosine bus to Hanoi – Meal: B, L)
Located in the Northern Vietnam, Sapa and Ha Giang shows its own astonishing beauty to the world. Any wanderlusts would be overwhelmed by the call from these wildest and mysterious spots.
Epic as promised, it is a symphony of how nature and traditional cultures concord. This package definitely brings the best things you could imagine ever!
TOUR COST: $ 279 / pp
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
- Full Transfer: Ha Noi ⇒ Sapa (sleeping bus) & Sapa ⇒ Ha Giang (sleeping bus) & Ha Giang ⇒ Hanoi (limousine bus)
- Good Motorbike with gas and easy Rider (driver)
- Experienced and Local Tour Guide
- All accommodation (2 nights on sleeping bus, 1 night Hotel in Dong Van, 1 night homestay in Ta Van and 1 night homestay in Du Gia Village)
- Entrance fee tickets, and selected activities.
- Meals: 5 breakfast, 5 lunch, 3 dinner
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
Drinks, travel insurance, and personal expenses.
Passport, swimwear, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm clothes for the cooler months (Nov thru March), mosquito repellent, Some Cash, Phone with internet Sim-card, camera, a healthy appetite and a good attitude!
Travel Insurance is NOT included. We strongly Ecommerce that passengers have their own travel insurance against illness, injury, loss/damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on confirmed departure dates.
Fees will be charged in event of booking cancellations:
- Before 48 hours: 25% of booking cost
- 24hours-48hours: 50% of booking cost
- within 24hours or no shows: 100% of booking cost
Please just bring what you need for 5 days only.
Due to limited vehicle space and the nature of accommodation, we ask that you limit yourself to a maximum of 10 kgs in a backpack or overnight bag.
We’re happy to offer you free luggage storage at Vietnam Cheers Hostel in Hanoi.
Our tours include easy-riders for a reason – largely because the roads on the Ha Giang Loop can be dangerous, often with many obstacles designed only for the most experienced drivers! It’s for this reason that we offer this tour with an easy-rider.
However, if you’re experienced on a motorbike and have an international driver’s license, we may allow you to drive for a period of time on easier roads. Please ask your easy-rider and they’ll allow at their discretion. We are not liable for any injuries so please ride at your own risk.
From Hanoi: The trip departs from our Vietnam Cheers Hostel at no 5 Au Trieu Street, Hanoi Old Quarter at 8:45 PM.
You will be eating local Vietnamese food prepared in various restaurants and accommodation along the way. If you are vegetarian, vegan or have any other dietary restrictions or allergies please inform us at the time of booking. We will be sure to accommodate you!
Our trips are fairly active, so a reasonable level of fitness is needed. If you have any doubts about your suitability for our trips, please check with our Travel Desk before making a booking. NOTE: Activities vary in duration and grade depending on the availability.
All online bookings need to be confirmed and paid for in full 24 hours in advance. If not, Ha Giang Motorbike Tour will regard it as nonattendance. You will not be able to join the tour and will NOT be refunded.