In recent years, Ha Giang has become one of the most renown tourist attractions in the Northern part of Vietnam thanks to its untouched beauty in accordance with the diversity of the ethnic minority groups.
Ma Pi Leng Pass - Hagiang
In order to get to this mountainous territory, there are different options for tourists to choose from based on their preference and how adventurous they are.
The easiest as well as the most comfortable option is to book a guided tour from Hanoi or right in Ha Giang province, which will allow you not to worry about any details and just simply sit back, enjoy the scenery passing by and listen to the stories of a professional and knowledgeable tour guide. This is the most suitable option for those who intend to go on a trip with their family, especially with children.
Local Ethnics in Hagiang
Nevertheless, for people who are quite adventurous, the most suitable option would be taking a bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang Town (leave twice a day). Then you can easily rent a motorbike in town upon arrival as there are a myriad of rental places with good prices. So you should have no trouble finding a good place to rent one here. From the town centre you can start exploring the area on your own. Otherwise, you can also book a motorcycle tour with a professional guide who will accompany you along the trip allowing you not only to travel around Vietnam by motorbike but also ensuring your safety when traveling to a new country with totally unfamiliar roads and traffic regulations.
Explore the beauty of Hagiang on rental motorbike
Lastly, for avid travelers who are brave enough to tackle Vietnam’s traffic and Hanoi more specifically, or for those who wish to go on a broader motorcycle loop, renting a motorbike in Hanoi is by no means the most appealing option. The price would be lower compared to the others options thus allowing people to discover all the corners of the S shape-like land. For even more unrestricted freedom, you can purchase a motorcycle outright, either from a dealership or a fellow traveler.
Self-guided motorbike tour
After deciding on the way to get to Ha Giang, you can then consider the most suitable time to start your travel plan. In terms weather, the most pleasant conditions in Ha Giang can be experienced either in the spring months from March to May, when the rice fields are verdant green, or the autumn months from September to October, when the fields instead change to a deep golden hue. Between November and February, the weather in the North of Vietnam would be quite cold (around 14 degrees Celsius) so don’t forget to bring along warm clothes if you want to go on a trip during this period of time.
Terrace Fields in Hagiang