A scenic road amid the Karst Plateau of Dong Van
A scenic road amid the Karst Plateau of Dong Van

Ha Giang: Travel Guide, Things to Do

Ha Giang is 312km north of Hanoi and the trip by car or by motorbike takes one full day. Ha Giang Province is famous for the rock plateau of Dong Van and the sublime pass of Ma Pi Leng which are both 150km from Ha Giang Provincial capital.

Tourist attractions in Ha Giang include the unreal karstic plateau of Dong Van, the ethnic minorities with untouched cultures, and the mesmerizing rice terraces at Hoang Su Phi. Besides, our motorbike adventure and mountain biking tours in Ha Giang provide you with thrilling experiences of the land. Below is a recommended list of what to see and things to do in Ha Giang.

 1/Dong Van Karst Plateau:
It is rock everywhere and the scenery is beyond imagination! Houses, gardens, corn fields, mountains, roads… are all made of rock and the landscape is more like in fictions than on planet Earth. You experience the plateau and see how beautiful it is. A trip to Dong Van Plateau from Hanoi should take 5-6 days. There are lots of interesting things to do in Dong Van Plateau and you can find out more on this by visiting our post for the plateau.

Dong Van Market in Ha Giang
Dong Van Market in Ha Giang

 

 Dong Van Old Quarter
Dong Van Old Quarter

 

Hmong houses at Lung Cu, Dong Van
Hmong houses at Lung Cu, Dong Van

 

Ma Pi Leng Pass between Dong Van and Meo Vac
Ma Pi Leng Pass between Dong Van and Meo Vac

 

Meo Vac Market
Meo Vac Market

2/Chieu Lau Thi Mountain (Kieu Lieu Thi - 2402m, 9-storey Mountain for Creating Poems):
You can go to the top of the mountain by motorbike or on foot. The road or path to the top is 10km, an extremely bad one and it is worse in the rainy season when there are possibly landslides and rock-slides. Expect lovely photos from the summit especially when there are clouds. A trekking trip to the top of Chieu Lau Thi is an adventure of a lifetime and you’d need at least 2 days (1 night) for this trip.

Path to the summit of Chieu Lau Thi, Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang
Path to the summit of Chieu Lau Thi, Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang

3/Breathtaking rice terraces of Hoang Su Phi with sublime mountains in the background:
Come in late September and early October, you’ll be in a world of fantasy and expect great photography during this time. The best way to experience the rice terraces of Hoang Su Phi is on a trekking tour which takes 3-5 days from Hanoi.

Captivating rice terraces at Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang, Vietnam
Captivating rice terraces at Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang, Vietnam

4/Trekking In Ha Giang
Trekking tours are available at Hoang Su Phi, Chieu Lau Thi Mountain, Dong Van Rock Plateau, Vi Xuyen. On site, the trekking trip takes 1-2 days and you should add at least 2 more days from Hanoi to make up the total trip length. The difficulty levels are from moderate to hard.

Dong Van Rock Plateau - Ha Giang - Vietnam
Dong Van Rock Plateau

5/Motorcycle tours in Ha Giang
Getting thrilled amid the untamed world of the rock plateau of Dong Van is something that lasts for the rest of your life as a wonderful memory. Words and pictures fail to tell you how great it is. Come and do it yourself then. AdventureGreen hosts 5-7 day tours to Dong Van Plateau from Hanoi. There are side trips involving trek, hike, walk… on these adventures. Expect to take the routes rarely seen by other visitors.

A motorcycle ride in the rock plateau of Dong Van
A motorcycle ride in the rock plateau of Dong Van

6/Mountain-bike tours in Ha Giang
Let’s savor the beauty of the Rock Plateau of Dong Van on AdventureGreen mountain bike adventures. Extraordinary beauties must be savored, digested very slowly. On our bike adventures in Dong Van Plateau, every of your moments are sensational. Everyday, we’ll follow different paths which lead you to nowhere, of which the landscape is unbelievably breathtaking! The trip takes 4-6 days from Hanoi.

Mountains at Quan Ba, Ha Giang
Mountains at Quan Ba, Ha Giang

7/Photography adventures in Ha Giang
Yes, you have to have a sense of adventure to take on these tours. There are a lot of hiking and trekking involved so that you could fully enjoy the landscapes from different angles. The sites for our photo tours are in Hoang Su Phi and Dong Van Karst Plateau.

Mountains near Dong Van Town
Amazing mountains near Dong Van Town

AdventureGreen hosts a number of trekking and hiking tours through Ha Giang. Besides, our motorbike adventure and mountain biking tours in Ha Giang provide you with thrilling experiences of the land.