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Highlights Of 14 Day Top North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour:

Destinations : Hanoi - Vu Linh - Ba Be lake - Cao Bang - Ban Gioc waterfall- Quang Uyen - Bao Lac - Dong Van - Ha Giang - Bac Ha - Sapa - Than Uyen - Mu Cang Chai - Phu Yen - Mai Chau valley

14 Day Top North Vietnam Motorcycle tour is a truly adventurous for any adventure lover. Coming with us, you’ll have chance to ride your dirt bike up north to the off the beaten track places in which offer you spectacular landscapes with amazing views. That will be fascinating as you are going to conquer the most famous mountain passes, cross the winding roads, descend to the sleepy but beautiful valleys, meet the most friendly local people, then taste the most delicate foods. In your upcoming journey, just immerse yourself in the rich mountainous culture and definitely you’ll have the most unforgettable experiences ever!

It’s time to refresh your mind and your body, don’t hesitate LET’S GO! Top North Vietnam on Motorcycle.

Highlights Of 14 Day Top North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour:

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi - Vu Linh village (Thac Ba lake, Yen Bai)

Day 2: Thac Ba - Ba Be National Park (Bac Kan)

Day 3: Ba Be - Cao Bang City

Day 4: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc waterfall - Quang Uyen (Cao Bang)

Day 5: Quang Uyen - via Pac Bo then Bao Lac

Day 6: Bao Lac - Meo Vac - Dong Van

Day 7: Dong Van - Ha Giang via Tam Son

Day 8: Ha Giang - Bac Ha - Hoang Su Phi

Day 9: Bac Ha - Sapa

Day 10: Sapa – Free

Day 11: Sapa Motorbike Tour to Than Uyen

Day 12: Than Uyen Motorbike Tour to Phu Yen via Mu Cang Chai

Day 13: Phu Yen - Mai Chau

Day 14: Mai Chau - Hanoi

Detailed itinerary :

DAY 1: HANOI - VU LINH VILLAGE (THAC BA LAKE, YEN BAI)

DAY 1: HANOI - VU LINH VILLAGE (THAC BA LAKE, YEN BAI)

Welcome to the motorcyclist team! Today we will accompany you visit Thac Ba lake. From Hanoi to the Northeast 60 km about 2 hours driving, we reach Vu Linh commune which is home to Dao people, an ethnic minority in Yen Bai province. right after you come to this land, the first thing you feel is pure atmosphere due to green ecosystem with the dense forest ranges as well as river and lake which helps cool down temperature and filter the air. We will have a short ride to Thac Ba lake which is closed to Vu Linh village.

This lake was one of the largest artificial lakes in Vietnam with total area of 23400 ha composing over 1300 islands and islets, forming beautiful caves, created when the Thac Ba Hydropower Plant was constructed on the Chay River in Yen Binh district.

Summary:

Distance:  170 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Vu Linh home-stay

DAY 2: THAC BA MOTORCYCLE TOURS TO BA BE NATIONAL PARK (BAC KAN)

DAY 2: THAC BA MOTORCYCLE TOURS TO BA BE NATIONAL PARK (BAC KAN)

This morning we will leave Bac Kan province to visit another destination that we should never miss – Ba Be National Park.

After we have breakfast, we ride to the east and stop in Cho Chu town for lunch. This site is in Dinh Hoa district, Thai Nguyen province where had the strong protests and movements over the enemy during the wartime. Afterwards, we continue riding straight upward, crossing the winding passes along the high mountains and settle in BA BE National Park in Bac Kan province.

There is an interesting fact about  Bac Kan is that this place owns the largest area of forest in the Northeastern region that is why green color is all around. You definitely will get lost in the nature here. Ba Be National Park has a lot to offer.

“Ba Be was given the designation of National Park in 1992 in an effort to protect this stunning area of rich biodiversity and unique landscapes. As well as this, it also features as an ASEAN Heritage Park. The park itself stretches over 10,048 ha and has many different ecosystems within its borders.

The ground and surrounding mountains are made up mainly of limestone karst which is characteristic of the north of Vietnam, and the forests consist of mostly evergreen vegetation with bamboo growing closer to banks of the lake. In the heart of the park is Ba Be Lake which is the largest and highest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam.

The lake is made up of three smaller lakes and surrounded by limestone karsts some of which open up into magnificent caves. The park also features many caves which have formed over years of erosion some, some of which have only been discovered recently.” (Babenationpark.com)

We will explore this beautiful places by doing a boat tour around the lake then stay in Pac Ngoi village locating nearby the lake.

Summary:

Distance: 180 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Home-stay

DAY 3: BA BE MOTORCYCLE TOURS TO CAO BANG CITY

DAY 3: BA BE MOTORCYCLE TOURS TO CAO BANG CITY

Today will be an easy riding route as we set off from Ba Be Lake then keep riding on the winding roads to passes with some blind curves to get to Cao Bang town. There will be some stopovers during the stage to take rest and capture such an amazing views before we settle in. We’ll stay in a Cao Bang hotel.

Summary:

Distance: 140 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 4: CAO BANG - BAN GIOC WATERFALL - QUANG UYEN (CAO BANG)

DAY 4: CAO BANG - BAN GIOC WATERFALL - QUANG UYEN (CAO BANG)

Today let’s take your time to visit the iconic spot in Cao Bang province  which is Ban Gioc Waterfall. Situated in Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh district, Ban Gioc waterfall is fed by Quay Son river marking border with China.  The falls are 30 metres high and 300 metres across, making Ban Gioc the widest (but not the highest) waterfall in Viet Nam.

“The white cascade is fringed with foliage and framed by sharp, tooth-like limestone mountains, which are partly obscured by drifting clouds of vapour from all the spray generated by the waterfall”. from far distance, you can get the panoramic view of this scenic spot featured by the  evergreen forests and paddy fields surrounding. This is one of the Vietnamese most impressive natural sights. We will get on the bamboo raft to get close to the cascade so you can feel the spray on your face. After visit, we have lunch in a local restaurant and head backward to Quang Uyen town.

Summary:

Distance: 140 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Home-stay

DAY 5: QUANG UYEN MOTORBIKE TOUR VIA PAC BO THEN BAO LAC

DAY 5: QUANG UYEN MOTORBIKE TOUR VIA PAC BO THEN BAO LAC

Grab some foods to start the day, then drive your motorbike to the Northwestern direction leading to our next destination which is Pac Bo historical site. On February 20, 1961, Pac Bo historical site was officially recognized by the State as a national vestige of particular significance.

Pac Bo cave ( one part of this site ) was the place that our Vietnam national hero, beloved president Ho Chi Minh used to live and work during his revolutionary career since the time he came back after his exile in China on 8th February 1941. Within the darkest period of  Vietnamese revolution, this place witnessed the most important decisions of Uncle Ho leading to the national independence.

Coming this site you can feel the simple lifestyle of a president as he fished right on the front river – Le Nin spring as well as cooked soup from wild vegetable like bamboo shoot taken in the forest named Karl Marx.

Although the cave was devastated by the northern army in the Vietnam 1979 frontier war, it was then partially recovered to welcome visitor from all over the world. After that the trip ends in Bao Lac

Summary:

Distance: 190 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 6: BAO LAC MOTORBIKE TOUR VIA MEO VAC TO DONG VAN

DAY 6: BAO LAC MOTORBIKE TOUR VIA MEO VAC TO DONG VAN

Waking up and diving in to the natural beauty of Cao Bang as listening to the birdsongs, letting the early morning light starts your beautiful day will make your day. Fill yourself with light breakfast then we get ready to move toward Meo Vac town. Now this part promises to be one of the most challenging but worthy one as you will conquer the craggy Ma Pi Leng pass winding about 22 km from Dong Van. The pass locates on the “Happiness” road connecting Meo Vac and Dong Van.

The pass’s name is interesting ! Ma Pi Leng means horse’s nose as it depicts that the horse is not able to run through due to its rugged terrain. Ma Pi Leng pass with one side is the deep chasms, another side is the erect cliff, which has been a big challenge to any adventure.

After crossing the slopes, we hit the top of Ma Pi Leng in which you will see the poetic river flowing calmly far below then keep riding along the hillside to reach Dong Van. We’ll have a visit to Dong Van karst plateau with majestic rocky landscapes which surely surprises you. We take a night rest in a local hotel.

Summary:

Distance: 160 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 7: DONG VAN MOTORBIKE TOUR TO HA GIANG VIA TAM SON

DAY 7: DONG VAN MOTORBIKE TOUR TO HA GIANG VIA TAM SON

After breakfast, our tour will motorcycle to Sa Phin commune home to H’mong King Palace. Nestled in a valley, the Vuong family’s palace stands out for its massive structure and unique design reflecting Chinese architecture. Vuong's Palace is home to Vuong Duc Chinh and his son Vuong Chi Sinh. Vuong Duc Chinh was a mandarin under Nguyen Dynasty.

Vuong Chinh Duc became rich from trading goods, especially opium. Sa Phin is the middle point of opium from the Golden Triangle region of Myanmar Yunnan China to Indochina. he also set up his own army unit of loyal Hmong people and equipped them with weapons.

He built his palace, a mansion of his own as a way to enjoy his wealth and assert power.

When starting on building a mansion for his clan, Duc invited a Chinese geology expert to survey the region and throughout the valley Sa Phin. This land was chosen because the terrain here emerged as a turtle shell representing long life and wealth.

Afterwards, our group head west to Tam Son town then stop here for lunch. The tour continues by riding down to Ha Giang city where we stay overnight.

Summary:

Distance: 160 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 8: HA GIANG MOTORBIKE TOUR TO BAC HA VIA HOANG SU PHI

DAY 8: HA GIANG MOTORBIKE TOUR TO BAC HA VIA HOANG SU PHI

From Ha Giang city, we ride down along the bank of Lo river, passing off-road tracks then suddenly ride up to the very high mountain with a view of the amazing terraced rice fields in the beautiful valleys spotting local houses in lines. Hoang Su Phi is a good place to take the stunning pictures.

Passing this site, there will be a stopover in Xin Man town for lunch then we keep riding to visit Bac Ha market in Lao Cai province. held every Sunday, this is the biggest market in the Northwestern Viet Nam. Painted by the colorful costumes many ethnic minorities like H’mong, Dao, Tay, Nung from it’s neighbors, 

Bac Ha is the only occasion awakes this town in which people come from far and wide to trade hundreds of goods. Enjoying this lively atmosphere will be an unforgettable experience for you.

Summary:

Distance: 200 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Home-stay

 

DAY 9: BAC HA MOTORBIKE TOUR TO SAPA

DAY 9: BAC HA MOTORBIKE TOUR TO SAPA

Leaving Bac Ha, the guide will show you the way to  Sa Pa border gate we stop for lunch. Then we continue driving our dirt bike along the  small and narrow roads, over the  fertile terraced field adored by the  green of corn and rice to discover  Ta Van village. This  is home to the Giay ethnic minority.

The Giay communities often reside together at the bottom, mountains, the valleys, along streams. Growing rice is the major profession of the Giay. Besides, they also produce instruments and engraved silver. The Giay have quite various cultures with fairy-tale, poetry, proverbs and riddles.

Costumes of the Giay are simple: women with short eczema, wearing cloth bag with embroidered flowers; man also wears pants and shirt. We will enjoy some special dishes of ethnic Giay such as: roast fish of Muong Hum, horse meat of Muong Khuong, sticky rice of Van Ban… then head back to settle in Sa Pa town.

Summary:

Distance: 120 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 10: SAPA – FREE

DAY 10: SAPA – FREE

Taking a road trip to North Viet Nam, Sa Pa is a must to visit. Like a cloudy heaven town, Sa Pa offers the guests much beauties to explore. Today is the most expected part of our journey as we spend much more time here to explore this beautiful land.

There are some options for the chilled day in Sapa. We can take a stroll around the town and discover the local lifestyle or take a cable car up to highest peak of Vietnam – Fansipan or have another short ride descend the Muong Hoa valley to get to know more about ethnic tribal groups of the H’Mong, Giay or Tay people. Stay in Holel in Sapa.

Summary:

Distance:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 11: SAPA MOTORBIKE TOUR TO THAN UYEN

DAY 11: SAPA MOTORBIKE TOUR TO THAN UYEN

Coming to Than Uyen takes us around 2.5hrs riding over 100 km. This part of Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour will definitely amaze you by the most challenging but fantastic conquering pass experience which is O Quy Ho Pass, listed as one out of four daunting passes in Northwestern Vietnam. The pass is 50km long through the massive range mountain Hoang Lien Son with a height of 2000m above the sea level connecting Lao Cai and Lai Chau province.

From the top of O Quy Ho pass you can get the panorama of Fansipan mountain – highest mountain in Indochina. This legendary experience definitely can inspire any adventure lover. Crossing this border line, we drive to Than Uyen town belongs to  Lai Chau.

Summary:

Distance: 150 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 12: THAN UYEN MOTORBIKE TOUR TO PHU YEN VIA MU CANG CHAI

DAY 12: THAN UYEN MOTORBIKE TOUR TO PHU YEN VIA MU CANG CHAI
Rice fields on terraced of Mu Cang Chai District, YenBai province, Northwest Vietnam

Phu Yen is about 230km far from Than Uyen. we also cross the scenic roads over rustic villages of hill tribes then stop in Mu Cang Chai terraced paddy field. You will see the lush valley colored by the ripen rice field, the green trees from surrounding mountains so you should definitely capture the best stunning photos. We keep riding, conquering Lung Lo pass to reach Phu Yen in Son La province.

Summary:

Distance: 230 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 13: PHU YEN MOTORBIKE TOUR TO MAI CHAU

DAY 13: PHU YEN MOTORBIKE TOUR TO MAI CHAU

Before we start our ride today, let’s enjoy your breakfast. We ride along the Da river lake to feel the peace and purity. In the middle of this route, the group will pause  in Moc Chau’s tea plantation for lunch and a short sight-seeing.

Let’s feed your soul with fresh air and take some pictures then we drive down to reach Mai Chau valley. This lush green valley, fringed with large terraced rice fields is home to the Thai ethnic minority living in stilt houses. today will be remarkable by dinner party since we dine and cheer together and admire the  traditional Xoe dance by the  Thai. Settle in Thai’s houses.

Summary:

Distance: 175 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:  Hotel

DAY 14: MAI CHAU MOTORBIKE TOUR TO HANOI

DAY 14: MAI CHAU MOTORBIKE TOUR TO HANOI

There are many ways to ride back to Hanoi from Mai Chau on the old French road along the Da river. We will go back to the road No 6 and take a turn to small and less traveled French road that leads us going along the Black river lake. The view here is like in Ha long bay. We schedule to get back Hanoi  before peak times to avoid traffic jam.

Two week soaking up natural beauties as well as the rich culture of Northern Viet Nam  hope that bring you the priceless moments. See you in another Vietnam motorbike journey!

Summary:

Distance: 190 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

TOUR PRICE ( HONDA XR 150L )

  • Tour for group of private solo rider: 200 USD/Day
  • Tour for group of 2 riders: 140 USD/Day/Person
  • Tour for group of 3 riders: 140 USD/Day/Person
  • Tour for group of 4 – 10 riders: 130 USD/Day/Person


TOUR PRICE ( HONDA CRF250L )

  • 165 USD/ DAY / RIDER

Tour price includes:

  • Experienced English speaking tour guides
  • Quality Honda XR150L or Honda CRF250L or other bikes we have with all fuel
  • Quality Helmets/Gloves/Knee and elbow pads/Rain jackets/pants
  • All meals on tour (All breakfasts, lunches and dinners with local Vietnamese food)
  • Accommodation on tour (twin share room in standard hotel or stay at homestay as mentioned in itinerary)
  • Boat rides on lakes or rivers as mentioned in itinerary
  • All entrance fee / Permits
  • Hotel pick up/drop off before and after the tour
  • Video of the trip made by updated GoPro ( Send Later )

Tour price excludes:

  • Medical insurance
  • Bike damages
  • Personal expense
  • Drinks/Tips
  • Air tickets and  visa to Vietnam

WHAT TO BRING?

Documents:

  • PASSPORT (valid for 6 months with at least 2 consecutive blank pages.
  • DRIVER’S LICENSE
  • INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS LICENSE.
  • MEDICAL AND TRAVEL INSURANCE. Bring contact number and policy Make sure that helicopter medevac is included.
  • CREDIT CARD: there are ATM’s in Hanoi. Payment with card only in Hanoi.
  • CASH (US$) Bring cash US$ or take from a ATM. You can change for Vietnamese Dong.
  • VISA: Please check Visa requirements for your country of origin, prior to travel as for most countries a visa is needed. A visa application form before departure is needed (some countries are exempted) when staying longer than 15 days.

Bring this together with 2 x photo 4×6 cm. with a white colour back-ground. Bring the visa letter as well.

Gear/clothes:

  • Protective riding gear (suit, helmet, gloves, etc). The temperature can fluctuate between 26 Celsius (Hanoi) and 5 C° up in the mountains when it’s raining.
  • Bring hard (enduro) boots with ankle protection. It will safe your leg/ankle!
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Light rain gear /rain jacket. Temperatures can drop when riding on high altitude or when raining.
  • Casual wear for evening dinners and non-riding days.
  • Warm fleece and hat for our cooler days/evenings
  • Camelbags/Hydration back-pack. Highly recommended! Necessary very handy to prevent dehydration (also to prevent altitude sickness).
  • These magnificent views you want to capture!
  • Head-light. Some home-stays have no electricity during the night.
  • Travel sheets/thin sleeping bag/travel pillow. Can be useful when staying in the home-stays.
  • Power pack. As a back-up for charging you electronic equipment/phone.
  • Your spirit for adventure!

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Highlights:

14 Day Top North Vietnam Motorcycle tour is a truly adventurous for any adventure lover. Coming with us, you’ll have chance to ride your dirt bike up north to the off the beaten track places in which offer you spectacular landscapes with amazing views. That will be fascinating as you are going to conquer the most famous mountain passes, cross the winding roads, descend to the sleepy but beautiful valleys, meet the most friendly local people, then taste the most delicate foods. In your upcoming journey, just immerse yourself in the rich mountainous culture and definitely you’ll have the most unforgettable experiences ever!

It’s time to refresh your mind and your body, don’t hesitate LET’S GO!


Top North Vietnam Motorcycle

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi - Vu Linh village (Thac Ba lake, Yen Bai)

Day 2: Thac Ba - Ba Be National Park (Bac Kan)

Day 3: Ba Be - Cao Bang City

Day 4: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc waterfall - Quang Uyen (Cao Bang)

Day 5: Quang Uyen - via Pac Bo then Bao Lac

Day 6: Bao Lac - Meo Vac - Dong Van

Day 7: Dong Van - Ha Giang via Tam Son

Day 8: Ha Giang - Bac Ha - Hoang Su Phi

Day 9: Bac Ha - Sapa

Day 10: Sapa – Free

Day 11: Sapa Motorbike Tour to Than Uyen

Day 12: Than Uyen Motorbike Tour to Phu Yen via Mu Cang Chai

Day 13: Phu Yen - Mai Chau

Day 14: Mai Chau - Hanoi

Itineraries

Day 1

Hanoi - Vu Linh village (Thac Ba lake, Yen Bai)

Welcome to the motorcyclist team! Today we will accompany you visit Thac Ba lake. From Hanoi to the Northeast 60 km about 2 hours driving, we reach Vu Linh commune which is home to Dao people, an ethnic minority in Yen Bai province. right after you come to this land, the first thing you feel is pure atmosphere due to green ecosystem with the dense forest ranges as well as river and lake which helps cool down temperature and filter the air. We will have a short ride to Thac Ba lake which is closed to Vu Linh village.

This lake was one of the largest artificial lakes in Vietnam with total area of 23400 ha composing over 1300 islands and islets, forming beautiful caves, created when the Thac Ba Hydropower Plant was constructed on the Chay River in Yen Binh district.

Summary: Distance:  170 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Vu Linh home-stay

Day 2

Thac Ba - Ba Be National Park (Bac Kan)

This morning we will leave Bac Kan province to visit another destination that we should never miss – Ba Be National Park.

After we have breakfast, we ride to the east and stop in Cho Chu town for lunch. This site is in Dinh Hoa district, Thai Nguyen province where had the strong protests and movements over the enemy during the wartime. Afterwards, we continue riding straight upward, crossing the winding passes along the high mountains and settle in BA BE National Park in Bac Kan province.

There is an interesting fact about  Bac Kan is that this place owns the largest area of forest in the Northeastern region that is why green color is all around. You definitely will get lost in the nature here. Ba Be National Park has a lot to offer.

“Ba Be was given the designation of National Park in 1992 in an effort to protect this stunning area of rich biodiversity and unique landscapes. As well as this, it also features as an ASEAN Heritage Park. The park itself stretches over 10,048 ha and has many different ecosystems within its borders.

The ground and surrounding mountains are made up mainly of limestone karst which is characteristic of the north of Vietnam, and the forests consist of mostly evergreen vegetation with bamboo growing closer to banks of the lake. In the heart of the park is Ba Be Lake which is the largest and highest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam.

The lake is made up of three smaller lakes and surrounded by limestone karsts some of which open up into magnificent caves. The park also features many caves which have formed over years of erosion some, some of which have only been discovered recently.” (Babenationpark.com)

We will explore this beautiful places by doing a boat tour around the lake then stay in Pac Ngoi village locating nearby the lake.

Summary: Distance: 180 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 3

Ba Be - Cao Bang City

Today will be an easy riding route as we set off from Ba Be Lake then keep riding on the winding roads to passes with some blind curves to get to Cao Bang town. There will be some stopovers during the stage to take rest and capture such an amazing views before we settle in. We’ll stay in a Cao Bang hotel.

Summary: Distance: 140 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel

Day 4

Cao Bang - Ban Gioc waterfall - Quang Uyen (Cao Bang)

Today let’s take your time to visit the iconic spot in Cao Bang province  which is Ban Gioc Waterfall. Situated in Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh district, Ban Gioc waterfall is fed by Quay Son river marking border with China.  The falls are 30 metres high and 300 metres across, making Ban Gioc the widest (but not the highest) waterfall in Viet Nam.

Ban Gioc Warerfall

“The white cascade is fringed with foliage and framed by sharp, tooth-like limestone mountains, which are partly obscured by drifting clouds of vapour from all the spray generated by the waterfall”. from far distance, you can get the panoramic view of this scenic spot featured by the  evergreen forests and paddy fields surrounding. This is one of the Vietnamese most impressive natural sights. We will get on the bamboo raft to get close to the cascade so you can feel the spray on your face. After visit, we have lunch in a local restaurant and head backward to Quang Uyen town.

Summary: Distance: 140 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 5

Quang Uyen - via Pac Bo then Bao Lac

Grab some foods to start the day, then drive your motorbike to the Northwestern direction leading to our next destination which is Pac Bo historical site. On February 20, 1961, Pac Bo historical site was officially recognized by the State as a national vestige of particular significance.

Tham Ma Pass

Pac Bo cave ( one part of this site ) was the place that our Vietnam national hero, beloved president Ho Chi Minh used to live and work during his revolutionary career since the time he came back after his exile in China on 8th February 1941. Within the darkest period of  Vietnamese revolution, this place witnessed the most important decisions of Uncle Ho leading to the national independence.

Coming this site you can feel the simple lifestyle of a president as he fished right on the front river – Le Nin spring as well as cooked soup from wild vegetable like bamboo shoot taken in the forest named Karl Marx.

Although the cave was devastated by the northern army in the Vietnam 1979 frontier war, it was then partially recovered to welcome visitor from all over the world. After that the trip ends in Bao Lac

Summary: Distance: 190 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: hotel

Day 6

Bao Lac - Meo Vac - Dong Van

Waking up and diving in to the natural beauty of Cao Bang as listening to the birdsongs, letting the early morning light starts your beautiful day will make your day. Fill yourself with light breakfast then we get ready to move toward Meo Vac town. Now this part promises to be one of the most challenging but worthy one as you will conquer the craggy Ma Pi Leng pass winding about 22 km from Dong Van. The pass locates on the “Happiness” road connecting Meo Vac and Dong Van.

The pass’s name is interesting ! Ma Pi Leng means horse’s nose as it depicts that the horse is not able to run through due to its rugged terrain. Ma Pi Leng pass with one side is the deep chasms, another side is the erect cliff, which has been a big challenge to any adventure.

After crossing the slopes, we hit the top of Ma Pi Leng in which you will see the poetic river flowing calmly far below then keep riding along the hillside to reach Dong Van. We’ll have a visit to Dong Van karst plateau with majestic rocky landscapes which surely surprises you. We take a night rest in a local hotel.

Summary: Distance: 160 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel

Day 7

Dong Van - Ha Giang via Tam Son

After breakfast, our tour will motorcycle to Sa Phin commune home to H’mong King Palace. Nestled in a valley, the Vuong family’s palace stands out for its massive structure and unique design reflecting Chinese architecture. Vuong's Palace is home to Vuong Duc Chinh and his son Vuong Chi Sinh. Vuong Duc Chinh was a mandarin under Nguyen Dynasty.

Vuong Chinh Duc became rich from trading goods, especially opium. Sa Phin is the middle point of opium from the Golden Triangle region of Myanmar Yunnan China to Indochina. he also set up his own army unit of loyal Hmong people and equipped them with weapons.

He built his palace, a mansion of his own as a way to enjoy his wealth and assert power.

When starting on building a mansion for his clan, Duc invited a Chinese geology expert to survey the region and throughout the valley Sa Phin. This land was chosen because the terrain here emerged as a turtle shell representing long life and wealth.

Afterwards, our group head west to Tam Son town then stop here for lunch. The tour continues by riding down to Ha Giang city where we stay overnight.

Summary: Distance: 160 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel

Day 8

Ha Giang - Bac Ha - Hoang Su Phi

From Ha Giang city, we ride down along the bank of Lo river, passing off-road tracks then suddenly ride up to the very high mountain with a view of the amazing terraced rice fields in the beautiful valleys spotting local houses in lines. Hoang Su Phi is a good place to take the stunning pictures.

Passing this site, there will be a stopover in Xin Man town for lunch then we keep riding to visit Bac Ha market in Lao Cai province. held every Sunday, this is the biggest market in the Northwestern Viet Nam. Painted by the colorful costumes many ethnic minorities like H’mong, Dao, Tay, Nung from it’s neighbors, 

Bac Ha is the only occasion awakes this town in which people come from far and wide to trade hundreds of goods. Enjoying this lively atmosphere will be an unforgettable experience for you.

Summary: Distance: 200 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: home-stay

Day 9

Bac Ha - Sapa

Leaving Bac Ha, the guide will show you the way to  Sa Pa border gate we stop for lunch. Then we continue driving our dirt bike along the  small and narrow roads, over the  fertile terraced field adored by the  green of corn and rice to discover  Ta Van village. This  is home to the Giay ethnic minority.

The Giay communities often reside together at the bottom, mountains, the valleys, along streams. Growing rice is the major profession of the Giay. Besides, they also produce instruments and engraved silver. The Giay have quite various cultures with fairy-tale, poetry, proverbs and riddles.

Costumes of the Giay are simple: women with short eczema, wearing cloth bag with embroidered flowers; man also wears pants and shirt. We will enjoy some special dishes of ethnic Giay such as: roast fish of Muong Hum, horse meat of Muong Khuong, sticky rice of Van Ban… then head back to settle in Sa Pa town.

Summary: Distance: 120 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel

Day 10

Sapa – Free

Taking a road trip to North Viet Nam, Sa Pa is a must to visit. Like a cloudy heaven town, Sa Pa offers the guests much beauties to explore. Today is the most expected part of our journey as we spend much more time here to explore this beautiful land.

There are some options for the chilled day in Sapa. We can take a stroll around the town and discover the local lifestyle or take a cable car up to highest peak of Vietnam – Fansipan or have another short ride descend the Muong Hoa valley to get to know more about ethnic tribal groups of the H’Mong, Giay or Tay people. Stay in Holel in Sapa.

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

Day 11

Sapa Motorbike Tour to Than Uyen

Coming to Than Uyen takes us around 2.5hrs riding over 100 km. This part of Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour will definitely amaze you by the most challenging but fantastic conquering pass experience which is O Quy Ho Pass, listed as one out of four daunting passes in Northwestern Vietnam. The pass is 50km long through the massive range mountain Hoang Lien Son with a height of 2000m above the sea level connecting Lao Cai and Lai Chau province.

From the top of O Quy Ho pass you can get the panorama of Fansipan mountain – highest mountain in Indochina. This legendary experience definitely can inspire any adventure lover. Crossing this border line, we drive to Than Uyen town belongs to  Lai Chau.

Summary: Distance: 150 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel

Day 12

Than Uyen Motorbike Tour to Phu Yen via Mu Cang Chai

Phu Yen is about 230km far from Than Uyen. we also cross the scenic roads over rustic villages of hill tribes then stop in Mu Cang Chai terraced paddy field. You will see the lush valley colored by the ripen rice field, the green trees from surrounding mountains so you should definitely capture the best stunning photos. We keep riding, conquering Lung Lo pass to reach Phu Yen in Son La province.

Summary: Distance: 230 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel

Day 13

Phu Yen - Mai Chau

Before we start our ride today, let’s enjoy your breakfast. We ride along the Da river lake to feel the peace and purity. In the middle of this route, the group will pause  in Moc Chau’s tea plantation for lunch and a short sight-seeing.

Let’s feed your soul with fresh air and take some pictures then we drive down to reach Mai Chau valley. This lush green valley, fringed with large terraced rice fields is home to the Thai ethnic minority living in stilt houses. today will be remarkable by dinner party since we dine and cheer together and admire the  traditional Xoe dance by the  Thai. Settle in Thai’s houses.

Summary: Distance: 175 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation:  Hotel

Day 14

Mai Chau - Hanoi

There are many ways to ride back to Hanoi from Mai Chau on the old French road along the Da river. We will go back to the road No 6 and take a turn to small and less traveled French road that leads us going along the Black river lake. The view here is like in Ha long bay. We schedule to get back Hanoi  before peak times to avoid traffic jam.

Two week soaking up natural beauties as well as the rich culture of Northern Viet Nam  hope that bring you the priceless moments. See you in another journey!

Summary: Distance: 190 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Tour: Top North Vietnam Motorcycle

Tour price includes:

  • Experienced English speaking tour guides
  • Quality Honda XR150L or Honda CRF250L or other bikes we have with all fuel
  • Quality Helmets/Gloves/Knee and elbow pads/Rain jackets/pants
  • All meals on tour (All breakfasts, lunches and dinners with local Vietnamese food)
  • Accommodation on tour (twin share room in standard hotel or stay at homestay as mentioned in itinerary)
  • Boat rides on lakes or rivers as mentioned in itinerary
  • All entrance fee / Permits
  • Hotel pick up/drop off before and after the tour
  • Video of the trip made by updated GoPro ( Send Later )

Tour price excludes:

  • Medical insurance
  • Bike damages
  • Personal expense
  • Drinks/Tips
  • Air tickets and  visa to Vietnam

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