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Highlights:

Located at about 1200m above the sea level to the Northeast of Viet Nam, Ha Giang Motorcycle Tour, home to a range of majestic mountains, firmly can surprise all the adventurer as riding along the high hills, seeing magnificent nature beyond your sight or immersing yourself onto a diverse ethnic culture. Ha Giang is such an ideal place to do your Vietnam Dirt bike tours


Detailed itinerary:

Day 1Hanoi - Thac Ba Lake – Vu Linh

 Day 2: Vu Linh - Bac Ha

Day 3: Bac Ha - Ha Giang via Hoang Su Phi

Day 4: Ha Giang - Dong Van Karst Plateau

Day 5: Dong Van - Bao Lac  via Meo Vac town

Day 6: Bao Lac - Ba Be Lake

Day 7: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi

DAY 1:  HANOI - THAC BA LAKE – VU LINH

DAY 1:  HANOI - THAC BA LAKE – VU LINH

Today, you will meet the guide at the appointed place to have a brief guidance about the routes we are going to ride over, motorbike’s usage introduction which lasts around 30’ before departing from Hanoi to Thac Ba Lake. This is one of the largest man-made lakes in Viet Nam with total area of 23400 ha composing over 1300 islands and islets, forming beautiful caves. These scenic landscapes give you a sense of coolness, lightness and tranquility. Then follow your guide to visit Vu Linh village of Dao ethnic community.

Dinner will be the highlight on your first day doing the Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour especially you have chance to taste local rice wine from our hospitable host.

Summary:

Distance:  180 km

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Home-stay in village

DAY 2:  VU LINH - BAC HA

DAY 2:  VU LINH - BAC HA

 

Leaving Vu Linh, the tour travels to Bac Ha. It is worth riding a distance  of 180km because it will enrich your experiences as driving your own dirt bike through the winding roads, crossing roads and see the beautiful terraced fields as well as discover the local market here. We stay overnight in a guest hotel.

Summary:

Distance:  200 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 3: BAC HA - HA GIANG VIA HOANG SU PHI

DAY 3: BAC HA - HA GIANG VIA HOANG SU PHI

This morning, after breakfast we go to Bac Ha Sunday Market. The market’s name is from the time taken place as it is opened on every Sunday only. this is the special market which still keep the traditional values of the ethnic minorities. Local people even from other provinces gather here for trading various goods such as textile, foods, animals, farming equipment, etc. this will be interesting experience for you. Later then we keep riding over the curves, down to valley, seeing beautiful nature to Xin Man and ending in Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang where you can visit Hoang Su Phi terraced rice field as a national relic.

Summary:

Distance:  190 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 4: HA GIANG - DONG VAN

DAY 4: HA GIANG - DONG VAN

 

Today is definitely remarkable because you are going to visit one of the most famous and breath-taking sites that nobody miss them them as doing North Vietnam Motorbike Tour: the “Heaven Gate” in Quan Ba, Rock Plateau and the Vuong palace in Dong Van. Today could be the highlight of Ha Giang motorcycle tour.

Summary:

Distance:  190 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

• Quan Ba Heaven Gate :  about 1,500m above sea level , this is the entrance  of Dong Van Plateau. The road to Quan Ba Heaven gate is winding, twisty crossing limestone mountains. From the top of the Heaven Gate, you could look down across a large valley of unending terraced fields, displaying a charming beauty like a paradise dimly visible through the clouds.

• Dong Van Plateau : Situated north of Ha Giang, near the Sino-Vietnamese border, this plateau is covered by karst mountains. Dong Van is an ideal place for trekking and mountain climbing, where grandiose mountains may challenge your spirit for real. In return, breathtaking landscapes, meetings with local ethnic minorities and learn from their life’s stories are nowhere can be found in the world.

• Hmong King Palace : located in Xa Phin Village of Dong Van District, which is around 24km away from the district’s centre. With an area of 1120 m2, this edifice was built in the early twentieth century in the form of the letter 王 (meaning “king” in English). This is not only a historical relic but also a fabulous architectural landmark of local ethnic groups. This edifice is also a destination always interested many visitors.

• Dong Van Old Town : located in the middle of valley surrounded by rocks. The quarter is formed form the early 20th century, only has a few families of the H’mong, Tay and Chinese, gradually, more and more other local residents find it. The oldest house is the house of Luong family built since 1860. The common architecture here is the two-story house and yin and yang roofs. The lifestyle and daily life of ethnic people such as: Kinh, Tay, Mong, Hoa… is very impressive.

Dong Van Plateau

DAY 5: DONG VAN - MEO VAC - BAO LAC

DAY 5: DONG VAN - MEO VAC - BAO LAC

Savor your breakfast, left Dong Van behind, the tour continues to Meo Vac. There will be such a amazing experience when you conquer Ma Pi Leng pass. With rugged terrain and spectacular unspoiled scenery, Ma Pi Leng Pass is one of the "top four passes" of northern Vietnam (along with Pha Din, O Quy Ho and Khau Pha).

Summary:

Distance:  170 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Ma Pi Leng Pass : The road is quite difficult but a stop in this pass will have a panoramic overview of the province. Scenery in Ma Pi Leng pass is unique with majestic and wild beauty. Looking to the north and northeast, thousands of gray mountains concatenate to the horizon. Over the Ma Pi Leng, there has a mountain with 2.000 meters height located on the ‘Happiness’ road connecting Ha Giang, Dong Van and Meo Vac town.

• Meo Vac Town : lies snugly in a smallish valley surrounded by rocky mountain. The motorcycle journey here along the spectacular Mai Pi Leng Pass, about twenty kilometers from Dong Van, is the main attraction. There are different ethnic minorities groups living in Meo Vac including the H’mong, the Kinh, Tay, Dao, etc. Most ethnic groups have maintained their culture untouched from the outside world.

DAY 6: BAO LAC - BA BE LAKE VIA MEO VAC TOWN

DAY 6: BAO LAC - BA BE LAKE VIA MEO VAC TOWN

The next spot today is Ba Be Lake – a part of Ba Be National Park, which is 150km far from Bao Lac. You can do a boat trip on the lake, admire the pristine and mysterious nature or have a walk to visit the Tay’s village.

Overnight in a Tay family’s homestay.

Summary:

Distance: 150 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Home-stay

Ba BeLake : (Vietnamese: Hồ Ba Bể, Ba Bể meaning “Three Lakes” in the local Tay language) is the largest natural fresh water lake, stretching about 8 kilometers in the north-south direction. The surface area of the lake fluctuates between 3 and 5 km2 between dry and wet season. Unlike many lakes in Karst limestone areas, Ba Bê Lake never falls dry. Its average depth varies between 17 and 23 meters, the maximum depth is 35 meters. The lake lies about 150 meters above sea level, making it also Vietnam’s highest. The name “Three Lakes” refers to the three parts of the lake named Pe Leng, Pe Lu, and Pe Lam. All these three parts are connected into a single continuous body of water, however.

The Ta Han, Bo Lu, and Leng Rivers feed into the lake from the south and the west. During the dry season, water is drained from the lake northwards into the Nang River. During high floods in the wet season, the latter flow is reversed however, and the lake takes up water from the Nang River thereby acting as a buffer regulating flooding.

DAY 7 : BA BE LAKE - BACK TO HANOI

DAY 7 : BA BE LAKE - BACK TO HANOI

Enjoy home-made breakfast cooked by the host then we say good bye the family before the tour departs back to Ha Noi. We ride to our company office, get on the transport back to your hotel and finish a 7-Day Motorbike Tour up north Vietnam. It is such a honor for us to be your companion, thanks a lot! We wish to welcome you back with another amazing motorbike trip in Vietnam ahead.

Summary:

Distance:  235 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: 

Ha Giang Motorcycle 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


Ha Giang MotorcycleTOUR 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:

Located at about 1200m above the sea level to the Northeast of Viet Nam, Ha Giang Motorcycle Tour, home to a range of majestic mountains, firmly can surprise all the adventurer as riding along the high hills, seeing magnificent nature beyond your sight or immersing yourself onto a diverse ethnic culture. Ha Giang is such an ideal place to do your Vietnam Dirt bike tour.


Detailed itinerary :

Day 1Hanoi - Thac Ba Lake – Vu Linh

Day 2: Vu Linh - Bac Ha

Day 3: Bac Ha - Ha Giang via Hoang Su Phi

Day 4: Ha Giang - Dong Van Karst Plateau

Day 5: Dong Van - Bao Lac  via Meo Vac town

Day 6: Bao Lac - Ba Be Lake

Day 7: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi

Itineraries

Day 1

Hanoi - Thac Ba Lake – Vu Linh

Today, you will meet the guide at the appointed place to have a brief guidance about the routes we are going to ride over, motorbike’s usage introduction which lasts around 30’ before departing from Hanoi to Thac Ba Lake. This is one of the largest man-made lakes in Viet Nam with total area of 23400 ha composing over 1300 islands and islets, forming beautiful caves. These scenic landscapes give you a sense of coolness, lightness and tranquility. Then follow your guide to visit Vu Linh village of Dao ethnic community.

Dinner will be the highlight on your first day doing the Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour especially you have chance to taste local rice wine from our hospitable host.

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

Thac Ba Lake Motorcycle Tour

Day 2

Vu Linh - Bac Ha

Leaving Vu Linh, the tour travels to Bac Ha. It is worth riding a distance  of 180km because it will enrich your experiences as driving your own dirt bike through the winding roads, crossing roads and see the beautiful terraced fields as well as discover the local market here. We stay overnight in a guest hotel.

Summary: Distance:  200 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel

Flower H'mong Kids In Bac Ha

Day 3

Bac Ha - Ha Giang via Hoang Su Phi

This morning, after breakfast we go to Bac Ha Sunday Market. The market’s name is from the time taken place as it is opened on every Sunday only. this is the special market which still keep the traditional values of the ethnic minorities. Local people even from other provinces gather here for trading various goods such as textile, foods, animals, farming equipment, etc. this will be interesting experience for you. Later then we keep riding over the curves, down to valley, seeing beautiful nature to Xin Man and ending in Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang where you can visit Hoang Su Phi terraced rice field as a national relic.

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

Rice Terraces In Hoang Su Phi - Ha Giang

Day 4

Ha Giang - Dong Van Karst Plateau

Today is definitely remarkable because you are going to visit one of the most famous and breath-taking sites that nobody miss them them as doing North Vietnam Motorbike Tour: the “Heaven Gate” in Quan Ba, Rock Plateau and the Vuong palace in Dong Van.

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

Ha Giang Motorcycle Tour

• Quan Ba Heaven Gate :  about 1,500m above sea level , this is the entrance  of Dong Van Plateau. The road to Quan Ba Heaven gate is winding, twisty crossing limestone mountains. From the top of the Heaven Gate, you could look down across a large valley of unending terraced fields, displaying a charming beauty like a paradise dimly visible through the clouds.

• Dong Van Plateau : Situated north of Ha Giang, near the Sino-Vietnamese border, this plateau is covered by karst mountains. Dong Van is an ideal place for trekking and mountain climbing, where grandiose mountains may challenge your spirit for real. In return, breathtaking landscapes, meetings with local ethnic minorities and learn from their life’s stories are nowhere can be found in the world.

• Hmong King Palace : located in Xa Phin Village of Dong Van District, which is around 24km away from the district’s centre. With an area of 1120 m2, this edifice was built in the early twentieth century in the form of the letter 王 (meaning “king” in English). This is not only a historical relic but also a fabulous architectural landmark of local ethnic groups. This edifice is also a destination always interested many visitors.

• Dong Van Old Town : located in the middle of valley surrounded by rocks. The quarter is formed form the early 20th century, only has a few families of the H’mong, Tay and Chinese, gradually, more and more other local residents find it. The oldest house is the house of Luong family built since 1860. The common architecture here is the two-story house and yin and yang roofs. The lifestyle and daily life of ethnic people such as: Kinh, Tay, Mong, Hoa… is very impressive.

Day 5

Dong Van - Bao Lac  via Meo Vac town

Savor your breakfast, left Dong Van behind, the tour continues to Meo Vac. There will be such a amazing experience when you conquer Ma Pi Leng pass. With rugged terrain and spectacular unspoiled scenery, Ma Pi Leng Pass is one of the "top four passes" of northern Vietnam (along with Pha Din, O Quy Ho and Khau Pha).

Coming to Bao Lac, check in and stay at a guesthouse there.

Summary: Distance:  170 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel

Ma Pi Leng Pass : The road is quite difficult but a stop in this pass will have a panoramic overview of the province. Scenery in Ma Pi Leng pass is unique with majestic and wild beauty. Looking to the north and northeast, thousands of gray mountains concatenate to the horizon. Over the Ma Pi Leng, there has a mountain with 2.000 meters height located on the ‘Happiness’ road connecting Ha Giang, Dong Van and Meo Vac town.

• Meo Vac Town : lies snugly in a smallish valley surrounded by rocky mountain. The journey here along the spectacular Mai Pi Leng Pass, about twenty kilometers from Dong Van, is the main attraction. There are different ethnic minorities groups living in Meo Vac including the H’mong, the Kinh, Tay, Dao, etc. Most ethnic groups have maintained their culture untouched from the outside world.

Bamboo Raft In Khau Vai - Ha Giang

Day 6

Bao Lac - Ba Be Lake

The next spot today is Ba Be Lake – a part of Ba Be National Park, which is 150km far from Bao Lac. You can do a boat trip on the lake, admire the pristine and mysterious nature or have a walk to visit the Tay’s village.

Overnight in a Tay family’s homestay.

Summary: Distance:  150 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Home-stay

Riding To Ba Be Lake

Ba Bể Lake : (Vietnamese: Hồ Ba Bể, Ba Bể meaning “Three Lakes” in the local Tay language) is the largest natural fresh water lake, stretching about 8 kilometers in the north-south direction. The surface area of the lake fluctuates between 3 and 5 km2 between dry and wet season. Unlike many lakes in Karst limestone areas, Ba Bê Lake never falls dry. Its average depth varies between 17 and 23 meters, the maximum depth is 35 meters. The lake lies about 150 meters above sea level, making it also Vietnam’s highest. The name “Three Lakes” refers to the three parts of the lake named Pe Leng, Pe Lu, and Pe Lam. All these three parts are connected into a single continuous body of water, however.

The Ta Han, Bo Lu, and Leng Rivers feed into the lake from the south and the west. During the dry season, water is drained from the lake northwards into the Nang River. During high floods in the wet season, the latter flow is reversed however, and the lake takes up water from the Nang River thereby acting as a buffer regulating flooding.

Day 7

Ba Be Lake - Hanoi

Eat your breakfast before the tour departs back to Ha Noi. We ride to our company office, get on the transport back to your hotel and finish a 7-Day Motorbike Tour up north Vietnam. It is such a honor for us to be your companion, thanks a lot! We wish to welcome you back with another amazing trip ahead.
Summary: Distance:  235 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: 

Boating On Ba Be Lake

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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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!