Intrepid Northeast Vietnam Motorbike Tour – 7 Days

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Vietnam Motorbike Tour designed this special motorbike tour northern Vietnam for BIKERS to ride up to remote corner of Vietnam – the Northeast. It used to be an important area during the war (with the French army), now it’s changing fast and becomes a beautiful region, full of legends, colorful hill tribe groups and also major trade points with China.
The road is small, windy and snaking in the mountains. No matter which end of the trip you start from, first is on flat easy road or highway, then head up mountain range and ride the mountain roads a few days before you find the flat road back to Hanoi again. The places you stay on this trip include many warm home stays in Vu Linh, Ba Be, Na Khan and Quang Uyen and a few nights in comfy hotels in Bac Kan, Cao Bang, Mau Son and Lang Son.
If you have any idea please let us know We will customize your motorbike route to suite your needs, from 4 to 8 days, an extension to the magnificent Halong Bay is also an option. Experience on two wheels first hand and venture an amazing North Vietnam by motorbike tour Vietnam!

Destination: Hanoi Mau Son Cao Bang Ban Gioc Ba Be Hanoi

Duration: 7 days

Total approx: 1140 km.

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North East Vietnam Motorbike Tours to Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ba Be Lake – Itinerary:

Day 1: North East Vietnam Motorbike Tours to Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ba Be Lake:  Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Mau Son

North East Vietnam Motorbike Tours to Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ba Be Lake
Mau Son Mount

After a hearty breakfast we saddle up and make the break our Vietnam motorbike tours out ofthe city limits and the lowlands and plains of the Red River Delta. We continue our Northern Vietnam motorbike tours pass through clusters of limestone as we head out north-east before leaving the main road and climb up to the peak of Mau Son mountain.

An old French hill station, Mau Son was ravaged during war with the Chinese and the buildings have recently been rebuilt in traditional style. A winding road leads us to the summit and at over 1,500 metres altitude we enjoy fantastic views out over China and down towards Ha Long Bay during our Vietnam motorcycle tours. Overnight in Mau Son.

Distance: 180km

Duration: 5h

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2:North East Vietnam Motorbike Tours to Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ba Be Lake:  Mau Son Motorbike tours to Cao Bang

Our north Vietnam motorbike tour will drop down from the heights of Mau Son we strike directly north, skirting the border city of Lang Son, visiting the Dong Dang ‘Friendship Gate’ on the Chinese border, then we join the legendary ‘Highway 4′ where the Viet Minh forces carried out numerous raids over uncountable passes in this remote border region. We follow the border all the way to Vietnam’s major city in the north-east: Cao Bang (literal translation: ‘High Plateau’). Overnight in Cao Bang.

* Cao Bang: At 300 kilometres north of Hanoi, Cao Bang is used as a base camp for all our expeditions to destinations close to the Chinese border. The region north of Cao Bang is dominated by limestone. Hence its scenery is similar to that of Ha Long Bay or Guilin (China) and offers unprecedented driving enjoyment amongst some of the most spectacular surroundings in Vietnam.

Distance: 200km

Duration: 7h

North East Vietnam Motorbike Tours to Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ba Be Lake
Ban Gioc Fall

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: North East Vietnam Motorbike Tours to Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ba Be Lake: Cao Bang Motorbike Tours

We explore into the magical region of the far north-east with its impressive limestone karst scenery. We meander around and through the countless rock monoliths all the way to the huge Ban Gioc Waterfall which sits on the Chinese border. We can swim under the falls and picnic on bamboo rafts. Then in the afternoon we loop back to Cao Bang past even more spectacular karst scenery. Overnight in Cao Bang.

North East Vietnam Motorbike Tours to Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ba Be Lake
Ban Gioc Waterfall

* Ban Gioc Waterfall: In this closed off region, where thousands of limestone monoliths loom high above paddy fields tended by Nung, Tay and Green Hmong peoples, you will find sealed, winding roads which make for wonderful Vietnam motorbike ride. The entire area rewards those willing to take the time to explore and share life with its people.

Distance: 120km

Duration: 3h

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:North East Vietnam Motorbike Tours to Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ba Be Lake: Cao Bang Motorbike Tour

In the morning, our motorcycle tour Vietnam will strike north-west to the border, marked by a massive range of peaks, and pass over to Pac Po Cave where Ho Chi Minh made his return to Vietnam in 1941. Then we head straight up on challenging road, pass through deep, remote karst country and rest at a secluded lake deep in the forest. Late afternoon ride on sealed road back to Cao Bang and a soothing massage. Overnight in Cao Bang.

* Pac Bo Cave: North-West of Cao Bang and right up along the border with China, the cave is well known for having been the first refuge of Ho Chi Minh on his return to Vietnam in 1941. At the point where the famous Lenin Stream cascades down a waterfall from China, we will continue by foot to penetrate into the mystery of Vietnam’s Independence Movement and its surrounding jungle.

Distance: 120km

Duration: 4h

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: North East Vietnam Motorbike Tours to Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ba Be Lake: Cao Bang Motorbike Tours towards Ba Be

North East Vietnam Motorbike Tours to Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ba Be Lake
Ba Be national park

Our Northern Vietnam motorbike tour will move south-west from Cao Bang and breach several passes on route in an area hosting huge mountain scenery. The Cao Bac Pass offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

Descending the pass we see hillsides carpeted with apiaries, Vietnam’s most famous honey-producing areas. In the afternoon we arrive at Ba Be Lake in the heart of a National Park. Today is one of our most favourite off road Vietnam motorbike tour. Overnight with a family in a Tay minority stilt house on the shores of the lake.

* Ba Be Lake: This pristine mountain lake, arguably Vietnam’s most beautiful lake, is situated 240 kilometres north of Hanoi. Surrounded by primary jungle and limestone cliffs, the surrounding areas are inhabited principally by Thai and Hmong peoples.

Distance: 180km

Duration: 7h

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: North East Vietnam Motorbike Tours to Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ba Be Lake: Ba Be, boating

Today is very relaxing day after tiring with our motorbike tour Vietnam, We spend a day to explore at Ba Be Lake, take in some markets, enjoy a boat cruise, go fishing, explore caves, dine with friends at the edge of a waterfall, enjoy the hospitality of the minority peoples who inhabit this area.

We will take a boat up the seven-kilometre length of the lake to the Dau Dang waterfalls on the Gam River and also visit the 300m Long Phuong Cave. During the war the cave was one of the rare natural shelters for the local population hiding from the bombing. Overnight with a family in a Tay minority stilt house on the shores of the lake.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: North East Vietnam Motorbike Tours to Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ba Be Lake: Ba Be motorbike trips back to Hanoi

Continue our Vietnam motorcycle tour with staying off the main road for as long as possible we head back towards the Red River Delta, passing through areas inhabited by Hmong, Dao, Tay and Nung minority peoples. A mixture of both challenging track and glorious sealed road all the way back to Hanoi then finish our unforgettable Vietnam motorbike tour.

Distance: 240km

Duration: 8h

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Intrepid Northeast Vietnam Motorbike Tour – 7 Days
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– 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.

– 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).


+ Motorbike(s) (Honda or Yamaha)

+ Helmet(s)

+ Driving gears

+ Gasoline on tour

+ English 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

+ Bottled water, coffee and fruits on tour



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