Book a tour: Ha Giang Motorbike Tour To Ban Gioc Waterfall 8D 7N

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Overview

You will discover the pristine beauty of Northeast Vietnam through a challenging but rewarding Ha Giang Motorbike Tour.
This eight-days trip will take you on an unforgettable journey through Northeast Vietnam. You will be mesmerized by the Northeast Vietnam Motorcycle Tour, the magnificent Dong Van Geopark, the vibrant countryside of Cao Bang, and many more.
Apart from the famous scenery, you are also given a chance to experience a diverse range of cultures, traditional specialties, and unique local festivals. If you want to know more, keep on reading!

Highlights

  • Season: Year-around
  • Traveling duration: 8 days 7 nights 
  • Distance: approximately 1,450km 
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Style: Experience

Itinerary 

Day 1: Hanoi - Thac Ba Lake (Distance: 180KM)

Day 1: Hanoi - Thac Ba Lake (Distance: 180KM)
Peaceful Thac Ba lake, Vu Linh, Yen Binh, Yen Bai

The tour leader will greet you at the hotel and transfer you to the bike parking lot at 7:00 am on the first day. Then, you will head out of the bustling city of Hanoi and ride along the Red river to reach Doan Hung town in Phu Tho province. 

Afterward, you can take on the challenge of riding on different terrains and immerse yourself in the greenery of tea fields and palm trees. Leaving the wild landscape behind and heading to Thac Ba lake, Vu Linh Commune, you will be greeted by a peaceful village near Thac Ba Lake’s bank. 

You will be enjoying your first night in a cozy home-stay with a beautiful view of a serene lake.

Day 2: Thac Ba Lake - Ha Giang (Distance: 170KM)

Day 2: Thac Ba Lake - Ha Giang (Distance: 170KM)
Scenic view of Ha Giang, far north Vietnam

After bidding farewell to the friendly host, continue your Northeast Vietnam Motorcycle Tour to Ha Giang. The route will be challenging yet rewarding. It is comprised of winding paved roads and rough landscapes. 

On the way, take note of spectacular sweeping sights of the mountains, magnificent rocky hills, and ethnic villages dotted on mountainsides. You will also encounter locals from different ethnics tribes along the way.   

On the second night, you are arranged to stay with the friendly Tay people in their village.

Day 3: Ha Giang - Dong Van (Distance: 170KM)

Day 3: Ha Giang - Dong Van (Distance: 170KM)
Dong Van (Ha Giang) Vietnam - the most scenic motorbiking landscape in Vietnam!

Today's ride is the most remarkable and exhilarating of the whole tour. A series of jagged roads will lead you to Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark. 

Keep your camera switched on to capture the striking landscape of Dong Van. You will soon realize that you are surrounded by thousands of limestone rocks and soaring mountains. Here, villages of the Hmong, Lo Lo, and Tay tribes are scattered over the hills, creating a mythical landscape.

Drinking a cup of cooking water at Dong Van will surely become one of your most treasured memories.

Day 4: Dong Van - Bao Lac (Distance: 130KM)

Day 4: Dong Van - Bao Lac (Distance: 130KM)
Bamboo rafting in Khau Vai, Ha Giang!

You will start the day with a leisure walk around the town. Discover the pristine beauty of Dong Van land and witness the daily life of indigenous locals. 

You will be amazed as you drive through a series of staggering roads. The stunning view of sweeping valleys and scenic mountains on the way to Ma Pi Leng Pass will leave you in awe as you admire the vastness of nature.

The poetic landscape of Ma Pi Leng Pass, composed of craggy cliffs and conical peaks, is a scene that will not be found anywhere else. Coupled with the dreamy sight of the Nho Que river winding off in the distance, this mental image is something you will always cherish.  

Day 5: Bao Lac - Quang Uyen (Distance: 190KM)

Day 5: Bao Lac - Quang Uyen (Distance: 190KM)
Rice and rice field at Phong Nam village in Trung Khanh, Cao Bang, Vietnam. Landscape of area Trung Khanh, Cao Bang, Vietnam.

On this day, you can enjoy a leisurely ride, with only some blind curves along the way. You will witness a change in topography once you reach Quang Uyen. 

The scenes of lush forests, steep peaks, gorgeous mountains, and beautiful villages of minority groups all blend together to create a fascinating landscape.

Day 6: Quang Uyen - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Cao Bang (Distance: 155 KM)

Day 6: Quang Uyen - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Cao Bang (Distance: 155 KM)
Aerial view of “ Ban Gioc “ waterfall, Cao Bang, Vietnam. “ Ban Gioc “ waterfall is one of the top 10 waterfalls in the world

The ride today is challenging but also rewarding as it reveals the hidden charm of the Northeast Vietnam Motorcycle Tour.

You will be beyond impressed with the picturesque landscape of rural Vietnam. This trail will reveal scenic views of rice fields, limestone hills,  and small villages. Remarkably, you can also encounter images of farmers and water buffalos working peacefully on the vast fields.

Then, you will soon reach Ban Gioc Waterfall, usually regarded as the natural border between Vietnam and China. Take your time to admire the spectacular natural formations of cascading waterfalls, cliffs, and unique-shaped rocks.

At lunchtime, you can enjoy the picnic lunch set up next to the lively waterfall while listening to the charming flow of water. You will have the choice to rest and unwind or swim in the natural pool if the weather permits. 

Day 7: Cao Bang - Ba Be Lake (160 KM)

Day 7: Cao Bang - Ba Be Lake (160 KM)
Boating on beautiful Ba Be lake!

Leaving the countryside of Cao Bang behind, we are ready for the amazing ride ahead. Continuing through winding and curving roads, you will soon be greeted by Ba Be National Park

Ba Be Lake is the only natural water lake in Vietnam. It is surrounded by limestone mountain ranges. Moreover, it is the ideal living environment for many rare species of fauna and flora.

The motorcycle journey will continue toward the village of the Tay people. You will have the opportunity to experience their daily life and learn about their culture at the stilt houses built amongst the forest. 

Day 8: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (230KM)

Day 8: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (230KM)
Ba Be Lake, Bac Kan Province, Vietnam - September 22, 2016 : the village of ethnic minorities in mountain area of Ba Be Lake in Bac Kan Province, Vietnam

Don’t forget to relax in the cool atmosphere before hopping on the motorcycle to continue a long day of traveling. Enjoying the tranquil countryside scenery as you ride back to Hanoi is the perfect way to wrap up your Northeast Vietnam Motorcycle Tour

The Ha Giang motorcycle tour will finish at around 5:00 pm in Hanoi. 

Inclusion

  • Experienced motorbike tour guide throughout the trip
  • Dirt bikes (Honda CRF250L/ XR150L) and mandatory insurance 
  • Accommodations
  • Vietnamese meals and non-alcoholic beverages (7 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners)
  • Entrance fees throughout the trip
  • Rental fees for boats, ferries, bamboo rafts, etc. 
  • Drinking water and Vietnamese teas

Exclusion

  • Support vehicle 
  • Personal expenses such as medical insurance
  • Single room supplements 
  • Motorcycle accessories and gears
  • All transportation fees before arrival and after departure date 
  • Accommodation and beverages in Hanoi
  • Breakfast on day 1 and dinner on day 8
  • Tips

Important Notes

  • At the time of reservation, please provide us with the correct name as shown on your passport so we can apply for a permission letter from border control. 
  • No single supplement charge for local home-stays in Thac Ba Lake, Ha Giang, Quang Uyen, and Ba Be Lake, as you will be sharing with other travelers on stilt houses. 
  • Prepare anti-bug spray preparation. 
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully before sending us the inquiry. 
  • Your acceptance of agreements means that you have already read and accepted all conditions. 
  • The best time for the Ha Giang Motorbike Tour is from February to April and October to December.
  • The rainy season from May to September is recommended for experienced riders only as it would be harder to ride through rainy weather.
  • Prepare protection gears, personal items, and medical supplies in advance. 
  • Follow traffic rules and riding tips shared by the tour guides. 

Conclusion

An exciting trip like the Ha Giang Motorbike Tour will bring you beautiful scenes of nature and a thrilling excitement from conquering the never-ending dirt paths. 

It is highly recommended that you do thorough research and preparation before embarking on such a journey, as it can be quite a challenge for some with little to zero motorcycle riding experience. We wish you an incredibly pleasant and safe trip!

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