Short North-west Vietnam motorbike tour to Sapa, train back

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This Vietnam North-West Motorbike tour starting from Hanoi will take a half circle in the North over Phu Yen – Son La – Than Uyen before reaching Sapa. In this motorcycle tour, you will have chances to discover different hilltribes with villages at places where you will traveling through. Especially, the last destination on the trip is Sapa known as the most wonderful gift to say goodbye to your trip. Finally, you will take a train back to Hanoi







Destination: Hanoi Phu Yen Than Uyen Sapa Lao Cai

Duration: 4 Days

Total approx: 480 km.

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Departure:Daily

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(This trip can be reversed or/and you can extend in Sapa)

DAY 1: HANOI MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO PHU YEN (SON LA)Hanoi motorbike tours

Start our motorbike tour by leaving Hanoi on dyke roads to avoid the heavy traffic and breaking out of the delta plains. We head out of Hanoi skirting along Red River to Son Tay and then ride through peaceful countryside to Phu Yen, a small mountain town in Son La Province, as a stop-over for a night. Stay in guest house

Summary:
Distance: 160 km
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Guest-house

DAY 2: PHU YEN MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO THAN UYEN (LAI CHAU)

In the morning, we motorcycle across Lung Lo pass before head up on Road 32.
During the First Indochina War, the 15km-long Lung Lo Pass, used by the Vietnamese resistance force to transport weapons, goods and food during the Dien Bien Phu campaign of 1954, was heavily bombed by the French in order to sever the front lines from the rear. Lung Lo Pass, situated in the northern province of Yen Bai, was alsoPhu Yen motorbike tours recognised as a national heritage by the ministry.
After lunch, we ride through the Mu Cang Chai massif, almost as high as the Fansipan. From the top, it offers one of the most beautiful views of North Vietnam. The ride is challenging but very rewarding. Overnight in hotel.

Summary:
Distance: 210 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 3: THAN UYEN MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO SAPA (LAO CAI)

We motorcycle head straight toward the main Fansipan Mountain range. There is also the option for a very challenging back route which takes us through several river crossings. The massive mountain range dominates the road until finally we must make a splendid climb up from Binh Lu and up to the top of the highest road pass in Vietnam (Tram Ton Pass).
Crossing into Lao Cai Province at over 2,000m the views looks out over the main range for miles and miles, before we descend to the mountainous Sa Pa valley. Sa Pa is located in Lao Cai Province, north-west Vietnam, and 350 km north-west of Hanoi, close to the border with China. Sapa is famous both for its fine, rugged scenery and for its rich cultural diversity. French used to consider Sapa as Summer Capital of Northern Vietnam in the early decades of the 20th century.Than Yen motorbike tours to Sapa
Its naturally gifted beauty keeps attracting more and more people to spend their vacation there since then. Particularly, the place is the foremost choice for honeymoon couples!
Overnight in Hotel.

Summary:
Distance: 110 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY + NIGHT 4: SAPA MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO LAO CAI AND NIGHT TRAIN BACK HANOI

Free time in Sapa, spending time to visit the town, shop handicrafts for souvenir or chat with locals, whose speak very good English, will tell you lovely stories about their traditions.
In the afternoon, we ride down to Train station in Lao Cai city, catch the night train back to Hanoi.
Arriving Hanoi by next early morning.

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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.

Short North-west Vietnam motorbike tour to Sapa, train back
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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

One-way train ticket Laocai - Hanoi

Exclusions

Travel insurance

Visa

Air-ticket

Tips

Personal expenses

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