Night Bus to Ha Giang and Begin Your Adventure
You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Hanoi (or a bus station or airport if you have just arrived) in the evening, and transferred to My Dinh bus station for the night bus to Ha Giang.
Arrive in Ha Giang for around 4:00 am and head straight for your hotel for a few more hours sleep and freshen up before you begin your journey.
At around 8:00 am, you will meet your guide and your trained drivers and guides who will be driving you for the next few days of your adventure.
The bikes are new Honda Winner X or Yamaha Exciters. Both are 150 CC. Your luggage will be stowed on the side and rear of the motorbike. Any excess luggage too big for transport can be stored in Ha Giang city and collected upon return.
Then, the journey begins in earnest. Drive for 58km on your first day, sweeping along mountain roads that sweep like calligraphy brush strokes over the rippling mountains, drinking in the otherworldly views along the way.
Pass through isolated mountain villages, local farms and past ancient monuments, until you arrive at the village of Quan Ba.
Nestled in a vivid green valley of rice fields, dramatic, jungle-covered mountains rise elegantly either side of the village, and it’s here that you’ll make your base for the first night.
Meet your local host family, and spend the evening eating delicious home-cooked food, learning about their ways of life and the daily routines of the locals, and relaxing with a cold beer as the sun sets, lighting the sky up in a hazy yellow glow behind the now silhouetted mountains.
Local homestay in Quan Ba
Please note that this is a tour for travellers who like to get off the beaten track and experience authentic communities like a local. For this reason, the accommodation is in homestays which, whilst clean, comfortable and incredibly friendly, aren’t your typical ‘four-star’ experience.
We find the human connections our guests make with their hosts create the memories that last longest, and if you want to experience a bit of real Northern Vietnam, then this is the tour, and the accommodation, for you.