Go to the My Dinh Busstation in Hanoi and take a nightbus to Ha Giang (250k). Travel agencies in Hanoi provide taxi service and busticket for around 350k. You'll arrive early in the morning. Then you can take the local bus up to Dong Van. The local bus leaves every hour, starting at 5 AM.
If you don't want to take a local bus, but rather drive up to Dong Van yourself, we recommend you to take a rest in the Backpackers Bong Hostel, here you can meet other travellers to join them in the ride up to Dong Van. Scooters can be rented all over Ha Giang, also in the Bong Hostel.
The ride to Dong Van is 144 km. Please watch out if you drive yourself, because the traffic can be very inpredictable. Also the mountain roads should NOT be underestimated. Safety first above speed!
If you would like to fully enjoy the ride from Ha Giang to Dong Van in a safe way, and you don't like to ride a motorbike yourself, we provide motorbike pickups.
An English speaking guide will pick you up in Ha Giang and he will bring you to our Xuan Thu Guesthouse, after visiting the most beautiful spots on the route.
Please contact us for the details and prices. You need to let us know 24 hours in advance in you would like to use this service.
ADDRESS New Market Dong Van Ha Giang Province Vietnam