Brilliant Sapa Tour By Train and Motorbike – 4 Days
By Michael Dong
Are you looking for a short and nice motorbike ride to Sapa – the most famous and beautiful attraction in Northwest Vietnam? This is your great choice! This North Vietnam motorcycle tour to Sapa takes only 4 days and 4 nights with the loop of more than 900 Km by train and motorbike. This Sapa motorbike tour is also suitable to the novices.
Destination: Hanoi Sapa Than Uyen Mu Cang Chai Phu Yen Hanoi
Sapa Motorbike Tours to Than Uyen, Mu Cang Chai, Phu Yen, Hanoi – Itinerary:
Night 1: Sapa Motorbike Tours to Than Uyen, Mu Cang Chai, Phu Yen, Hanoi : Train to Sa Pa
At 8 PM, bus and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and escort you to Hanoi Railway station. Wake up after 8 hours sleep on the train you will be in Lao Cai Train Station. Get off the train and go straight to the hotel nearby the station.
Day 1: Sapa Motorbike Tours to Than Uyen, Mu Cang Chai, Phu Yen, Hanoi : Motorbike Tour to Sa Pa – 40 km
Get all the bikes ready after the night train. We start the tour at 9.30 AM. The road from Lao Cai to Sa pa is one of the northern Vietnam roads with the most beautiful view. We ride up to the attitude of 1600 meters above sea level. In addition, there are some nice villages of the ethnic minorities on the way so we can take many chances to take pictures and learn about Vietnamese colorful culture.
Especially, we will take a interesting visit to village of the Red Dzao people in Ta Phin Village, before get to the hotel in Sa Pa. Check in the hotel and have lunch.
In the afternoon, we have a short trek to Cat Cat village of the H’mong people.
Overnight in Sapa
Day 2: Sapa Motorbike Tours to Than Uyen, Mu Cang Chai, Phu Yen, Hanoi : Sapa riding tours 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 Top 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.
Day 3 : Sapa Motorbike Tours to Than Uyen, Mu Cang Chai, Phu Yen, Hanoi : 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
Day 4: Sapa Motorbike Tours to Than Uyen, Mu Cang Chai, Phu Yen, Hanoi : Phu Yen motorbike trips back to Hanoi – 160 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.
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Brilliant Sapa Tour By Train and Motorbike – 4 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)
+ 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
+ One-way train tickets for tour guide, motorbikes
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