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Glamorous Northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Giang and Ba Be Lake – 5 Days

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We make this motorbike tour for experienced riders, whose love to explore this beautiful destination even you don’t have weeks to ride along. Besides the beautiful scenery that we enjoy on the tour itinerary, you also experience and explore the lives of ethnic minorities as home-stay with them. In addition, we also have the opportunity to Ba Be National Park to explore the wild beauty of nature here.


Destination: Hanoi Thac Ba Ha Giang Dong Van Ba Be

Duration: 5 Days

Total approx: 910 km.

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Glamorous Northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Giang and Dong Van – Itinerary:

Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark in Ha Giang Province has many gigantic beautiful sceneries, special beautiful sites, diverse and endemic geological system, various groups of valuable and rare animals and vegetables, geological heritages at regional and international levels. This is really an attractive destination of scientists and tourists.

DAY 1: Glamorous Northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Giang and Dong Van : HANOI MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO VU LINH VILLAGE (THAC BA LAKE, YEN BAI):

Glamorous Northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Giang and Dong Van
Hanoi motorcycle tour to Vu Linh Village

We start our Motorbike tour by riding on to dyke roads following Red river to Thac Ba lake. See beautiful countryside, rice and green tea fields.

Then we turn to the little road to Vu Linh village, where populated by Dzao ethnic minority by the side of Thac Ba lake, very friendly people and the welcome is exceptional.
Home-stay in Vu Linh

Summary:
Distance:  180 km
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay

DAY 2: Glamorous Northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Giang and Dong Van : THAC BA MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO HA GIANG CITY:

After breakfast, we motorcycle along the Thac Ba lake on a small road lined by palm trees and scenic mountain views to join the main Road 2, heading up to Ha Giang where we stop for the night and apply for a permit.

Summary:
Distance:  180 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 3: Glamorous Northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Giang and Dong Van : HA GIANG MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO DONG VAN (HA GIANG):

Glamorous Northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Giang and Dong Van
Ha Giang motorbike tour to Dong Van

After getting the permit to ride in border areas at Ha Giang’s Immigration Police, we motorbike on small challenging mountain roads (but incredibly beautiful) on the land of colorful mountain hill-tribes.

Head up the Ma Pi Leng Pass. Here is yet another amazing place, with cloudy mountain ranges and the poetic Nho Que river winding off in the distance.

It is really difficult to find the exact words to describe Ma Pi Leng Pass, located between Dong Van and Meo Vac, near the northernmost tip of Vietnam, as a painting of astonishing beauty and magnificence that captures the eyes of all viewers and nature lovers. Ride on a zig-zag track until reaching Vuong Family’s Residence, 14 kms before Dong Van.

Glamorous Northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Giang and Dong Van
Ma Pi Leng Pass

Vuong Family was considered the King of the Hmong People in Dong Van, Ha Giang. Their residence was built in the scenic valley of Sa Phin with Chinese architecture. The whole house was built out of wood and rock only. The rocks for the buildings were imported from China. Vuong Family Residence is a masterpiece of man work in the valley of heavenly beauty of Sa Phin.

This is a remote area and we can meet the hard-working local people here. It is inspiring to see how they survive as they manage live in the rocks.

When we reach Dong Van Town we will have some extra time to wonder the ancient streets lined with H’mong homes of clay bricks and tiles roofs built centuries ago.

Summary:
Distance:  160 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 4: Glamorous Northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Giang and Dong Van : DONG VAN MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO BA BE NATIONAL PARK (BAC KAN) VIA MEO VAC

Glamorous Northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Giang and Dong Van
Dong Van motorbike tour to Ba Be Lake

The road is still under construction and tracks what make the ride relatively long in spite of few kilometres. The landscape is among the most beautiful of Vietnam, and the slow tempo is only more appreciable.

We cross the wild regions of the mythical province of Ha Giang, Meo Vac is included. It shares the border with Dong Van District of Ha Giang Province and Bao Lam District of Cao Bang Province. Meo Vac has most of the terrain in the Rock Plateau of Dong Van and above 1000m above sea level.

Meo Vac has a harsh climate in the winter which is from November to April with dry and freezing cold weather. It is inhabited by different ethnic minorities including the H’mong, the King, Tay, Dzao…Most ethnic groups have maintained their culture untouched from the outside world.

Beautiful motor ride down to Bac Kan Province in the afternoon. Take a local boat-ride on the reservoir of Na Hang Hydro Power Factory to village near by Dau Dang waterfall in Ba Be National Park for home-stay.

Summary:
Distance:  160 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay

DAY 5: Glamorous Northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Giang and Dong Van : BA BE MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO HANOI

NOTE: THIS IS A VERY BIG DAY, WE SHOULD START EARLY AND RIDE BACK CAREFULLY ON ROAD 3

After breakfast, take an other boat-ride on Ba Be lake to other side, before jumping on our motorbikes to Cho Ra, head up to main Road 3.

Ba Be National Park is an abundant bioreserve area containing the world’s only fresh-water karst lake and several rare species of fauna and flora. Ba Be lake in VietnamThe biodiverse 10,048 ha park – home to 1,268 species of flora and fauna, a series of caves and a gigantic fresh water lake – was established in 1992 by the Vietnamese Government to preserve forest ecosystems in the northeast.

Ba Be is home to over 3,000 people from the ethnic minorities of Tay, Nung, Dao and Mong, who live in 13 villages within the park. The Tay people have inhabited Ba Be area for centuries and make up 58 per cent of the population within the park’s boundaries.
On Road 3, the way back to Hanoi, traffic is getting worst and worst, so we should be back before rush hour.

Summary:
Distance:  230 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

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Note: We provide support truck (120$ per day) for emergency and for your safe riding in Vietnam – Most of other tour operators do not offer that. Contact us if you think it’s necessary.

Glamorous Northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Giang and Ba Be Lake – 5 Days
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* ACCOMMODATION:
– We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels that reflect the character of the local area as well as being as centrally located as possible, all the while striving to keep the cost affordable.

– Your trip will stay in a range of hotels / guesthouses with standardized quality.

– Please be aware that some hotel rooms, especially those in major urban centres or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.

– Rooms are en-suite and either twin- or triple-share, depending on what you have booked. If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex otherwise you can pay a supplement to possess a single room

– If you are traveling as a couple and would prefer to have a double bed, please officially request a double room with us. We never presume that two people traveling together are a couple, even if you share the same surname, unless informed otherwise.

* MEALS:
– Your included meals are detailed in the ‘More Inclusions’ section of this document.

– Breakfasts are included every day in the hotel (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in Asia, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well.
Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodation places, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.

– If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent when you book, or make note by email before you set out. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Asia. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.

* Ten Tips to Survive Vietnam’s Traffic:
+ DON’T spend hours waiting to cross the street on foot: that constant tide of traffic won’t stop until late at night, so

+ DO as the Vietnamese do: take the plunge and inch slowly across. Observe the Miracle of the Red Sea, as the traffic parts like magic, flowing smoothly in front of you or behind, meeting up again on the other side.

+ DON’T make any sudden or unpredictable movements: freeze if you have to, but never lunge forward or backward towards the safety of the sidewalk. In fact, you can do just about anything, but do it with conviction!

+ DON’T forget, if you’re riding or driving, to look where you’re going – all the time: if you hit anything in front of you, then it’s your fault.

+ DO give way to any vehicle bigger and noisier than yours. Trucks and buses are particularly dangerous: often old, sometimes unsafe and usually all over the road.

+ DO watch out for unfamiliar obstacles: water buffaloes, rocks of various sizes, broken-down trucks…, people sitting in the road, missing bridges, girls in ao dai cycling five abreast, slow-moving mountains of farm produce, dog fights, impromptu football matches, piles of building materials – and almost no light on anything at night..

+ DON’T hesitate to take evasive action – even if this sometimes means leaving the tarmac or coming to a dead stop.

+ DO try to avoid getting involved in one of the all-too-frequent minor accidents that plague Vietnam’s roads (and the major ones as well, of course), but if you are unlucky,

+ DON’T lose your cool, in spite of the interference of the large and vocal crowd that may gather: try to settle things amicably and swiftly. Sometimes, paying a reasonable amount of money will save you a lot of hassle.

+ DO remember that the only rule is: you’re not allowed to bump into anybody… irrespective of what they did or should have done, or of what the road signs or traffic lights were telling them to do. Some people still seem to think that anything red means forward, comrade

* Tipping for guides & mechanic:
Our crews never expect tips themselves and will not ask for any; that’s not what friends do! However, so if you are really satisfied with all of what they did for you, please don’t mind tipping them a bit with a normal norm of US$ 7 – US$ 10/person for a guide per day and US$ 3 – US$ 5/person for a mechanic per day. (just don’t forget Mum’s souvenir).

Inclusions

Motorbike(s) (Honda or Yamaha)

Helmet(s)

Driving gears

Gasoline on tour

English or French speaking guide

Mechanic (only for group from 6 passengers)

Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary (based on twin or/and triple shared)

Homestay permission

Meals as indicated in the itinerary

Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees

Boat ride

Exclusions

Travel insurance

Visa

Air-ticket

Tips

Personal expenses

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