Vietnam Motorbike Tour

BEST OF NORTH AND CENTRAL VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR – 12 DAYS

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This is the best combination of Northern & Central Vietnam motorbike tour via Vu Linh, Sapa, Mai Chau, Dong Hoi from Hanoi to Danang.







Destination: Hanoi Vu Linh Sapa-Than Uyen-Phu Yen Mai Chau Tan Ky Phong Nha Dong Hoi Khe Sanh Hue Danang/Hoi An

Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

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DAY 1: Hanoi motorcycle tour to Vu Linh village (Thac Ba Lake, Yen Bai):

DAY 2: Thac Ba Motorbike tour to Sapa

Day 3: Sapa motorbike tour

Day 4: Sapa riding tour to Than Uyen – 120 km…

Day 5: Than Uyen riding tours to Mu Cang Chai and then Phu Yen  – 220 km

Day 6: Phu Yen motorbike trips back to Mai Chau  – 157 km

Day 7: Mai Chau motorbike trip to Tan Ky

Day 8: Tan Ky riding tours to Phong Nha

Day 9: Phong Nha Motorbike Tours To Dong Hoi

Day 10: Dong Hoi Motorbike Tours To Khe Sanh

Day 11: Khe Sanh Motorcycle Trip To Hue

Day 12: Hue Riding Tour To Danang

 

 

DAY 1 : HANOI MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO VU LINH VILLAGE (THAC BA LAKE, YEN BAI):

8h15 – 8:30: We start our Motorbike tour by riding on to dyke roads following Red river to Thac Ba lake, the biggest man-made lake in Vietnam. This artificial lake has an area of 23,400 ha and 1,331 islands and hills with diverse ecological environments. The water in the lake is blue and clear, and imprinted with the reflections of the surrounding ancient forest. The thousands of hills and islands feature caves such as the Hum, Cau Cuoi and Bach Xa.. 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:  160 km

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Home-stay

DAY 2 : THAC BA MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO SAPA (LAO CAI)

After breakfast, we motorcycle along the Thac Ba lake on a small road lined by palm trees and scenic mountain views to reach Sapa. 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. 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.

Distance:  235 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Standard hotel or guest house

Day 3: Sapa riding tour 

 

First of tour you start ridding form Sa Pa town then following Muong Hoa valley to Ban Ho village, where you see Tay minorities with their still house. Keep riding up to Thanh Phu village where you may have lunch before ridding to Nam Cang. Nam Cang village locates at the far end of the road. The Red Dao women wear some of the most colorful and diverse costumes of all Vietnam’s ethnic groups. Herbal bath, local medicine and embroidery are some of the things that the Red Dao are very skilled at.

In the Afternoon:

Accompanied by your guide, you will explore around the village and learn how the local villagers make writing paper, jewelry and embroidery. You have some time for relax be hide the beautiffull riverside. In the mid afternoon you will ridding back to Sapa town.

Day 4: Sapa riding tour to Than Uyen – 120 km…

You are free to explore Sa pa town and Sa Pa market by foot until 1.30PM, check out hotel and we continue the Vietnam motorbike tour to Than Uyen, we will make a splendid climb up to the top of Sapa on Tram Ton Pass – at over 2000m above sea level. This is the short motorbike trip but could be the most enjoyable motorbike tour in north Vietnam. The ride offers you amazing view of the Hoang Lien mountain ranges for miles and miles. We arrive in Than Uyen by 5 PM.

Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Standard hotel or guest house

Day 5: Than Uyen riding tours to Mu Cang Chai and then Phu Yen  – 220 km

We should start the day earlier today because the road to Phu Yen is quite long and especially it offers plenty of amazing mountain view. Especially, the motorbike tour to Mu Cang Chai offers you the most beautiful terrace rice fields in Vietnam. It surely take a lot of time to stop for pictures and visiting the H’mong, the Thai and the Muong people.

Arrive Phu Yen at 5 PM. Dinner and overnight in Phu Yen

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Standard hotel or guest house

Day 6: Phu Yen motorbike trips back to Mai Chau  – 157 km

Today we will have short and relax motorbike ride back to Hanoi. After the Phu Yen town, we mostly take the small roads to cross the mountain and pass through many green tea fields. We will finish the Short but great Vietnam motorbike tour to Sapa in Hanoi before rush hours.

Overnight in Mai Chau

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: homestay

Day 7:  Mai Chau motorbike trip to Tan Ky 

Mai Chau is one of the closest places to Hanoi where you can experience a ‘real’ Montagnard village. In the morning we take a short walk around village to discover local life. Life in the countryside starts early so by sunrise there is a wealth of activity. The Thai women are masterful weavers who ensure that there is plenty of traditional-style clothing to buy in the village centre. You will see women weaving on looms under or inside their houses in the village We can buy some handmade traditional-style clothing, knife or cross-bow.

Our Vietnam motorbike ride continue on a small, spectacular and paved trail along the Ma river until Cam Thuy town where we stop for lunch. Hit the Ho Chi Minh trail (now a newly built highway) all the way to Tan Ky town where we spend the night in a hotel. Finish a long day motorcycle ride in Vietnam.

 

Distance: Distance: 291 km, ~9 hours riding

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Standard hotel or guest house

Day 8: Tan Ky riding tours to Phong Nha

Continue Vietnam motorcycle ride on Ho Chi Minh Highway until Pho Chau where we stop to visit the HCM Trail victory monument which is in fact the real starting point of our HCM Trail ride.Ho Chi Minh motorcycle ride to Phong Nha – Ke Bang, the biggest and also the most beautiful cave in Vietnam and Indochina and is now a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. The karst formation of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park has evolved since the Paleozoic (some 400 million years ago) and so is the oldest major karst area in Asia. Subject to massive tectonic changes, the park’s karst landscape is extremely complex with many geographic features of considerable significance. The vast area, extending to the border of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, contains spectacular formations including 65 km of caves and underground rivers. Today is enjoyable Vietnam motorbike tours.

Distance: Distance: 280 km, ~8 hours riding

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Standard hotel or guest house

 

Day 9: Phong Nha Motorbike Tours To Dong Hoi

Our Vietnam motorbike touring continue with boating and exploring World Heritage site of Phong Nha where local civilians and military sheltered from incessant bombing during wartime. Then we motorcycle ride down to the coastal town of Dong Hoi, which was heavily shelled by US warships during the war. At a hotel over looking the beach, we can take in some sunbathing by the beach. Enjoy the peaceful life in this area after long Ho Chi Minh Trail motorcycle tour.  Overnight in Dong Hoi.

Distance: Distance: 60 km, ~2 hours riding

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Standard hotel or guest house

Day 10: Dong Hoi Motorbike Tours To Khe Sanh

Today our Vietnam motorbike tour will strike south through foothills which were once sprayed heavily by Agent Orange towards the former DMZ. There is still much evidence of bombing on the mountain sides and from time to time we will see remnants of the original Trail. We take in the Vinh Moc tunnel, the famous Hien Luong Bridge (former demarcation line between North and South Vietnam, the Truong Son Cemetery and finally Khe Sanh (former US Marine base).We had a great centre Vietnam motorcycle tour today. Overnight in Khe Sanh.

Distance: Distance: 200 km, ~6 hours riding

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Standard hotel or guest house

Day 11: Khe Sanh Motorcycle Trip To Hue

In the morning we continue our Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour head south over the Da Krong Bridge (built by the Cubans in 1973) into the infamous A Shau valley, an area of intense wartime activity. Passing Hamburger Hill and mountains still barren due to the extended effects of Agent Orange, we arrive at A Luoi, where there are many Bru Van hill tribe people. Then, cruising through green back country down the steep Me Oi Pass, we continue on to the beautiful city of Hue which lies along the banks of the Perfume River. It is joyful motorcycle tours in centre Vietnam. Overnight in Hue.

Distance: Distance: 180 km, ~7 hours riding

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Standard hotel or guest house

Day 12:  Hue Motorbike Riding Tour To Danang

We continue Vietnam motorbike tour with the Forbidden Citadel and Thien Mu pagoda in the morning. Join the National Highway 1 and head up the Hai Van Pass (Cloudy Pass) to Danang with stopover in Lang Co Beach and Elephant Stream. Then you will visit Marble Mountains before arriving Hoi An for a check in at the hotel (Your own arrangement)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: not including

BEST OF NORTH AND CENTRAL VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR – 12 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 speaking guides

+ Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary (based on Twin or Double room)

+ Homestay permission

+ Meals as indicated in the itinerary

+ Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees

+ One-way airticket from Danang to Hanoi for our tour guides

+ Train carriage for bikes from Danang to Hanoi.

+ Coffee or bottled water or 1 soft drink for every stopover en route.

Exclusions

Travel insurance

Visa

Air-ticket

Tips

Personal expenses

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