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HA GIANG PHOTO TOUR 5DAYS- start from Hanoi

(2 Reviews)
  • 5 Days 5Nights
  • Private tour
  • Sleep: Homestay & Hotel
  • icon motorbike
    Difficulty : Beginner and experience riderIf you can't ride, we will arrange an easy rider for you
  • Pickup: Hanoi
  • Min Age : 18+

Ha Giang is located in far Northeast Vietnam, in a frontier mountain area. Ha Giang is known with “Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark written in the UNESCO World Heritage List and it is home to 17 ethnic groups in mountain North Vietnam.

It is a wonderful destination with majestic landscape mountain, breathtaking natural and colorful local culture. With a HA GIANG PHOTO TOUR 5 days with Zonitrip, you will have an unforgettable experience on the motorbike path, enjoyable scenery and experience the true rural life. You also have the chance to meet the friendly ethnic people in the mountainous area, who still keep their unique and interesting customs and culture. This tour is designed for active travelers and photographers.

Our program has well organized and flexible for every driving skill level, so if you want to save your health, time & cost, it is also a good choice. 

Recommended Airport

Noi Bai International Airport (Google Map)

Meeting Point

Your hotel in Hanoi

Price Includes

  • Quality Honda Motorcycles with spare things ( Honda wave or blade 110CC)If you like offroad bike as Honda XR 150cc or Honda CRF250L cost extra.
  • The bus ticket from Hanoi- Hagiang and comeback ( Limousine Vip car ups on your request)
  • Helmet and protect gear
  • Gasoline for the tour
  • Informative, friendly & experience speaking English local guide
  • All meals on tour (local Vietnamese food)
  • Accommodation: homestay & hotel ( shared room)
  • Water: 1 little/day/person

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Beverage: Extra drinks
  • International Travel Insurance

Complementaries

  • Wind breaker Jacket, Light comfortable clothes and warm clothes in winter time ( from Oct to Feb)
  • Light raincoat, sun cream, sun glasses
  • Waterprof day backpack
  • Shoes ( it's better if waterproff and specialize for motorbike)
  • Driving gloves
What to Expect
  • The spectacular beauty of Karst Mountains - with best spots for photography
  • Great Boating/kayaking at Nho Que river
  • Challenging motorbike road and unique journey on Happyness Road, Sky Path and Ma Pi Leng Pass
  • Explore the true rural life and interesting traditional culture of ethnic people
  • Experience staying at traditional homestay & enjoy the tasty Vietnamese food
  • Well organization and flexible program with best price.
  • Unique & special program for photographers
Itinerary

Day 1HANOI ▸ QUAN BA ( THURSDAY) ( 350km)

7 hours’ traveling / 3 hours of photography

6:30 – 7:00: Our bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi to Ha Giang city. Around 14h, the bus arrives in Ha Giang, and our guide will pick you up, take the motorbike and start to go Quan Ba.

You will reach Quan Ba in the late afternoon. Before Quan Ba, we will pass the “Heaven’s Gate”, with its mountains stretching to the horizon, marking the entrance to Dong Van Karst Plateau. This marks a magnificent point of view to share when you are back home with stunning landscape photos. Hopefully the weather will play its part!

Dinner and a night’s sleep in our Red Dao eco-lodge or homestay of Dao people in Nam Dam village

Day2QUAN BA ▸ DONG VAN ( FRIDAY) (B/L/D)

6 hours traveling / 4 hours of photography

We will start the day in a beautiful valley below Quan Ba. We will ride into Dong Van Plateau, an extremely wild region made of limestone pitons and black granite needles. This is a truly breathtaking panorama.

The whole Dong Van Karst Plateau is a major heritage sight in Vietnam. You will see unending rice fields, thousands of limestone rocks and breath-taking views. You can observe the life of hill-tribe villages where local people work on the land. The driver can also take you to the Chinese border and the famous northernmost viewpoint in Vietnam. Few kilometers before the Dong Van Town, we will stop in Hmong King’s Palace, a home for Voung’s family in Sa Phin. It’s an H’ mong family of high rank during French colonial rule – this palace attracts keen interest from architecturally minded visitors due to its mixed style of European and Chinese architecture and the history of this land.

Sleep: If you want to experience sleep in a homestay of Hmong people, explore their culture via learning their traditional music dance, wearing their traditional clothes, we will arrange sleep in Hmong Dong Van homestay.

If you want to have a comfortable and private room in a Hotel, we will book a hotel 2-3 star in Dong Van.

Day 2DONG VAN- LUNG CU- MA PI LENG PASS- MEO VAC(around  90km) ( Saturday)

After breakfast, we leave for the Lung Cu flag pole around 8 am.  It’s another amazing ride.  Lung Cu flag pole where is about 25km from the center of Dong Van district. Lung Cu mount is considered as “a high forehead of the motherland” where marks the extreme North of our country. From its top, visitors can see the whole of the beautiful and spectacular landscape.  When we are in Lung Cu, we also can leave our bikes and walk to visit a small village of LO LO people – one of the minority ethnic people in North Vietnam. They still keep their unique culture with beautiful and colorful traditional clothing. It’s also one attraction for photographers. 

Turn around back to Dong Van, then, drive to the peak of Ma Pi Leng which gives stunning views of the mountains and sweeping valleys. It’s the most beautiful part of the whole journey, located on the Happiness road connecting the towns of Dong Van and Meo Vac, Ma Pi Leng Pass. The legendary pass is well known for craggy cliffs and breath-taking views. It is the most rugged pass in the north, often referred to as the “king” of the passes in Vietnam! The whole road is winding through the cliffs and overcomes Ma Pi Leng pass at an altitude of 2,000 meters.

To show you the full beauty of the pass, we will trek the breathtaking Sky Path to admire the scenery of the whole valley and Nho Que river. From the amazing mountain viewpoint, you will be able to experience a 360° panorama of Ma Pi Leng Pass and take unforgettable pictures. Standing on the peak of the pass, you will feel overwhelmed by the majestic space of mountains and rivers.

Overnight at homestay in Meo Vac. ( private room with shared bathroom or dormitory room)

or If you want to upgrade the room, we can arrange a night at luxury ecolodge- Average de Meo Vac.

Day 4MEO VAC – MA PI LENG PASS (Sunday) (B/L/D)

2 hours traveling / 7 hours of photography

We’ll have much to do in the morning, as we’ll visit Local Sunday Market. The ethnic minorities of many different groups leave their home villages very early in the morning to reach Dong Van & Meo Vac market. There are very colorful and various ethnic minorities in the beautiful traditional clothing, it will be a special experience for you to take photos here.

Upon arrival, we’ll discover the livestock market, a one of a kind location in the Ha Giang province. Here, between 400 and 1000 cattle are traded during the course of the morning, along with many horses, pigs and dogs. The market in Dong Van and Meo Vac still keep their traditional atmosphere, it’s not only the trading place but it’s also the place for social activities, meeting relatives and friends. Merge with local life and take great shots for you. 

The market will finish before 12h. We will eat lunch at a local restaurant, take a rest before preparing for the afternoon photograph trip.

We will wander around Meo Vac and the Ma Pi Leng passage taking multiple photography stops, following a road meandering through the mountainsides. 

Come back to Meo Vac, sleep there one more night.                                                                   

Day 5MEO VAC ▸BOATING IN NHO QUE RIVER – HA GIANG ( Monday) (B,L,D)

6 hours traveling / many landscape photography stops

In the morning, leave Meo Vac, we will take the Boating trip in Nho Que river, it’s located in the bottom of Ma Pi Leng pass with Tu San canyon – it’s a new interesting destination in your Ha Giang tour. Tu San canyon is considered the deepest and most unique canyon in Vietnam. Nho Que river start from China runs through the Meo Vac area, Ha Giang. You will trek down from the main road to the bottom of the river, take the boat and enjoy the poetic beauty with the green color of Nho Que river. You will be enchanted by the overwhelming presence of the towering mountains on both sides of the river.

                                                                                        Boating in Nho Que river, Ha Giang

p/s: You can choose KAYAK activity

Afternoon, we will head back to Ha Giang town following a different road surrounded by breathtaking karst mountain landscapes. We will take our time and make multiple landscape photography stops. We will arrive in Ha Giang town in the early evening for dinner.

We expect to arrive at Ha Giang around 5:00 pm.  Take plenty of breaks on the way back.  Wash up and have dinner at a local restaurant, then return our bikes at the bike rental place. Our sleeper bus leaves at 8:00 pm.

We begin our journey back to Hanoi with a good night’s sleep on the bus.  Arrive Hanoi at 5:00 am on the next day.

Map

A- Ha Giang            B: Dong Van            C: Meo Vac          D:Ha Giang        

FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

Solo travel is taking off. More and more adventurers are forging their own path and travelling alone as part of a group tour. And it’s no wonder. With the confidence you gain from seeing the world on your terms, solo travel gives you a sense of freedom like nothing else.

If you want to travel to your own tune, you’ll be in good company with Zonitrip. Lots of our travellers arrive alone and leave with lifelong friends. With shared authentic experiences in far-flung destinations, our tours are the perfect chance to create lasting friendships.

We’ll match you with the group having suit your departure time, so you can share the tour cost. About single supplements like accommodation, most of our homestay have a single mattress so it’s very convenient for solo travel. If you want to upgrade a private room, the small surcharge can be accepted.
If at the departure time you want, we haven’t had any other group, you can book in advance or deposit to keep a sit. We will inform you of the update or customized suitable or better options.

You can also find many travel ideas and tours here in the best solo travel destinations. Don’t worry, let contact with us.
Email: info@zonitrip.com
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How about accommodation?

After a long day with a lot of activities, we know a comfortable place to rest overnight is a special concern. A relaxed and enjoyable accommodation is not only to state the quality of the tour but also to get the energy back for the possibly hard days after.

However, the Trekking and Motorbike tours of Zonitrip are almost at remote regions where accommodations are not like other big towns, so we’ll stay mostly at the standard hotels or home-stay. But don’t’ worry, they’re surely safe and the equipment is comfortable enough for you:

Hotel:

  • Dong Van: (3 star): Hoang Ngoc Hotel, Lam Tung Hotel, Dong Van resort  
  • Quan Ba: (Upgrade room): Dao Lodge
  • Meo Vac: ( Upgrade room): Chung Pua ( Auverge de Meo Vac), Ma Pi Leng panorama hotel 
  • Lung Cu: ( Upgrade room): Lung Cu ancient house

Home-stay:

Mostly 90% of Zonitrip’s customers are pleased with staying at homestays. 

All the families we choose to stay have special permits and are certificated from the local government. Most of the homestays are nice wood and clean houses on stilts, are owned by warm hosts, who are local knowing well area. Below is the equipment you can expect to have at the homestay: private mats, blankets, mosquito nets, fans, clean toilets, hot water. 

How's about the food?

We would like to say the food on tours is one of the most important reasons to make our clients come back for more.
We serve almost local Vietnamese food on the tour. Generally, Vietnamese food is light but it’s surely not boring and so healthy. We can be sure all food is fresh with a lot of vegetables, especially for vegetarians.
We sometimes choose a basic roadside restaurant for meals or eating at the homestay but the food is always fresh, tasty and plenty to choose.
Such as famous PHO (rice noodle soup), BUN CHA (special noodle with grilled pork), NEM (Spring rolls)…The local people have different methods to cook so we can be sure you can have different food for each meal during the long adventure tours in Vietnam. 

How do I book and pay?

All our quotes are in USD/VND. We accept Visa/MasterCard by either directly giving us your card details or using our authorized payment form, Western Union, bank transfers or cash ( USD & VND).
Once you have agreed on an itinerary or service we will ask for a 30% deposit and start making reservations for you. Once all reservations have been made we will confirm back to you. The final balance is due on your arrival in our area or before your tour departs.

What is cancellation policy?

  • Once you have paid 30% non-refundable deposit your trip is confirmed.
  • Any cancellation of a booking must be in writing and shall only be effective upon its acknowledged receipt by ZONITRIP
  • For cancellations made within 7 days and 48 hrs before the day of the service, we reserve the right to retain 25% of the due amount.
  • For cancellations made within 48 hrs of the tour, we reserve the right to retain the full fee.
  • No refunds are given in case of force majeure
  • No refunds are given if the client leaves the program after it has begun for any reasons whatsoever or miss any scheduled sightseeing or visit or no show up
2 Reviews
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Chanh Huynh- Australia

Solo Traveller

Ha Giang 6 days private motorbike tour
I visited Vietnam at least once each years and this was1 of the most memorable trips in Vietnam.

Incredible landscapes and the roads are the car and motorbike enthusiast dream. The ethnic minorities and their cultures. They are some of the most friendliest and charming people I have met.

One of my main reasons for visiting Ha Giang was photography and I have made some of the best photos of Vietnam.

Nghia is so patient and helpful of my needs and endless questions. She created the customized itinerary to cater for my primary objective of this trip – photography, and I have to say she did a fantastic job.

I am so fortunate to have Hai as my guide and motorcycle rider. He knows Ha Giang likes on the back of his palm. The locals such as Homestay, restaurants and even head of the village all know him. He is also a great rider, I felt safe (though I had to ask him to slow down at times) on the back of him riding through some of the most dangerous roads in Vietnam. He us also very patient and accommodated to my needs of frequent impromptu stops for photography, and occasionally patiently waited for hour for me to capture the magnificent landscapes at ideal lighting and moments.

21/10/2020

Tam-UK

Solo Traveller

Best adventure – Motorbike Ha Giang Tour
Thank you Ms Nghia & Zonitrip organized well for our Motorbike tour to Ha Giang, the best beautiful destination I’ve visited in Vietnam.
The experience of riding through the winding and narrow road and dangerous rock mountain in Ha Giang was one i will never forget. The scenery was too amzing, stunning and giant, beside the local people in Ha giang is so colorful and interesting.
The riding was fun without being too challenging and Nghia – our tour guide was an excellent guide who showed remarkable patience.
It is definitely the most personal way to see such a beautiful country and would recommend to anyone.

13/06/2019
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