This is no doubt one of the most beautiful Vietnam motorcycle tour to ride as it will bring you the visit to the most imposing and scenic parts of the north Vietnam where also offer the unique experience to learn about the culture, customs, habits and daily life of Vietnamese and many different ethic groups. ” must say real Vietnam ”
Destination: Hanoi – Vu Linh – Bac Ha – Ha Giang – Dong Van – Bao Lac – Ba Be
Day 1:Motorbike Tours to Vu Linh, Bac Ha, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Ba Be: Hanoi motorbike tours to Vu Linh
This morning we will spend 30 minutes for the guide to do briefing about the trip and how to ride in Vietnam also to get used to with the bike before we start our trip to Thac Ba Lake which 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.
On arrival to Vu Linh ethnic village of Dao minority by the side of the lake, it is your time to do leisure walk to explore this beautiful village and people life.
Tonight, the welcome is exceptional with a lot of local rice-wine from the hosts is surely one of the highlights of the trip. Overnight in homestay.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner Distance: 180 km, 6 hours riding
Day 2: Motorbike Tours to Vu Linh, Bac Ha, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Ba Be: Vu Linh motorbiking towards Bac Ha
Beautiful ride today along Thac Ba lake, during your way, you will have chances to visit many roadside ethnic villages and markets. Continue to Bac Ha for overnight in a guesthouse.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Distance: 180 km, 6 hours riding
Day 3: Motorbike Tours to Vu Linh, Bac Ha, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Ba Be : Bac Ha riding tour to Ha Giang
This morning, visit lively and colorful market in Bac Ha, one of the most interesting ethnic markets in Vietnam and possibly everywhere in South East Asia: “Sunday is market day in Bac Ha, which is the occasion for the various local ethnies to gather in huge crowds to exchange the last news, gossip, shop, and eat a copious lunch. It was visibly a festive.
Contimue our trip to Ha Giang via Xin Ma and Hoang Su Phi. The road is very beautiful with many curves. Overnight in Ha Giang.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Distance: 200 km, 6 hours riding
Day 4: Motorbike Tours to Vu Linh, Bac Ha, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Ba Be: Ha Giang motorbike trips to Dong Van
Today ride must be highlights of the trip and one of the most beautiful parts for doing
Vietnam Motorcyle Toursas we will visit one of the most remote land in Vietnam where are special with many ethnic groups with their unique cultures and imposing mountains – the “Heaven Gate” in Quan Ba, Rock Plateau and the Vuong palace in Dong Van. Overnight in Dong Van
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Distance: 145 km, 5 hours riding
Day 5:Motorbike Tours to Vu Linh, Bac Ha, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Ba Be Motorcycle tour from Dong Van to Bao Lac
After the breakfast, let spend your time to visit Dong Van street and if it falls on Sunday, you will have great opportunity to visit the weekly maket of Dong Van where gathers many ethnic groups and their local products. The market is like a festival for the local to enjoy the time with friends, talking, drinking…
Continue to Bao Lac via Meo Vac and the highlight will be the conquering of the Ma Phi Leng pass. Upon arrival, check in and stay in a guesthouse in Bao Lac.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Distance: 100 km, 4 hours riding
Day 6: Motorbike Tours to Vu Linh, Bac Ha, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Ba Be: Bao Lac motorcycle tours to Ba Be Lake
Today we continue to Babe lake & national park where the landscape is amazing.
Upon your arrival, you are free at leisure to do the boat trip or walk to explore the village of the Tay people. Overnight in homestay of a Tay family.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Distance: 150 km
Day 7: Motorbike Tours to Vu Linh, Bac Ha, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Ba Be Ba Be Lake motorbiking back to Hanoi
This morning, we ride back to our office and get transferred to your hotel. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam Motorbike Tour with us and look forward to welcoming your next Vietnam motorcycle Tours.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Distance:230 km, 7 hours riding
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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).
+ Motorbike(s) (Honda or Yamaha)
+ 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)
Saigon, Cat Tien National Park, Dalat – Lak Lake, Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku, Kon Tum, Hoi An via My Son Sanctuary, Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An, DMZ & Khe Sanh, Phong Nha Caves, Tan Ky, Cuc Phuong National Park, Mai Chau, Hanoi