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Now all of you might love luxury but this 8 Day Motorcycle Tour Northern Vietnam Tour will not give you a feeling of luxury; inversely, coming with us you will get a touch of authenticity. Yes! That’s true. We are your companions and we are going to step to the spoilt lands with amazing natural beauties, being on your motorbike conquer the most daunting mountain passes in Vietnam, visiting ethnic tribal communities, get acquaintance with them and acquire new knowledge. You dive into the picturesque landscapes, immerse in the cultural colors and adventure other shades ! Die for more, look below.

Bamboo Raft In Khau Vai – Ha Giang

Motorcycle Tour Northern Vietnam Tour detailed itinerary :

Day 1: Hanoi – Phu Yen (Son La)

Day 2: Phu Yen – Than Uyen (Lai Chau)

Day 3: Than Uyen – Sapa (Lao Cai) – Riding around Sa Pa villages

Day 4: Sapa – Bac Ha (Lao Cai) – Motorbiking to some Hilltribe’s Villages

Day 5: Bac Ha – Ha Giang City

Day 6: Ha Giang – Dong Van (Ha Giang)

Day 7: Dong Van – Meo Vac to Ba Be National Park

Day 8: Ba Be lake – Hanoi

DAY 1: HANOI MOTORCYCLE TOUR to PHU YEN (SON LA)

On the first day, after a short briefing our group will head out for Phu Yen in Son La province which is about 160km far from Ha Noi. We get out of the heavy traffic in Hanoi, go through the outskirts and up to the mountainous areas and reach Phu Yen town. The highlights of today are amazing view in northwest Vietnam and fantastic off-road riding on tea plantation.

We stay in a local hotel in Phu Yen.

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

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Biking On Tea Plantation

DAY 2: PHU YEN – TO THAN UYEN (LAI CHAU)

Today is going to be a long ride but amazing because of all the destinations we will pass through. We disembark from Phu Yen then continue riding along the QL.37.

Afterwards, the team will conquer the Lung Lo pass which is a border between Son La and Yen Bai province. 58 years ago, during the war time this pass was the key road to transfer foods and others necessaries for the revolutionary army to fight against the fortification of Dien Bien Phu. That is the reason why this pass became the national historic relic recognized by the ministry of culture, sports and tourism in 2011.

After passing this site, we turn to the QL. 32 then keep moving on. However, do not drive too fast because you might want to stop somewhere to capture the best scenic views such as Mam Xoi hill or Mu Cang Chai terraced paddy field. You will see the lush valley colored by the ripen rice field, the green trees from surrounding mountains, cloud and sky. What a wonderful picture! Now follow your guide, we might arrive Than Uyen town in Lai Chau province around 5pm.

Summary: Distance:  210 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel

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Scenic Road Northwest Vietnam – Road To SaPa

DAY 3: THAN UYEN – SAPA (LAO CAI) – SAPA MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO H’MONG’S VILLAGES

This morning, the tour route is travelling from Than Uyen to Sapa. Coming to Sapa 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 as crossing O Quy Ho Pass which is 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.

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Crossing this border line, we drive to Sapa town. One of the top attractions up north Vietnam that you should never miss. We reach Sapa at noon so the rest time we spend for Sapa. The whole area is blessed with awe-inspiring beauty, you can rent local costumes and have a short trip to visit some famous attractions here namely Muong Hoa valley, some villages of the ethnic tribal groups like Cat Cat, Ta Phin, or enjoy “Love Market”.

Have local specialties for dinner and overnight in hotel

Summary: Distance:  110 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel15 1

DAY 4: SAPA – BAC HA (LAO CAI) – MOTOCYCLES TOUR TO SOME HILLTRIBE’S VILLAGES

Bac Ha town is located to the East of Lao Cai province meanwhile Sapa lies in the northwest, it is around over 100km far from Sapa town. “Bac Ha” name derives from the Tay spoken language “Pạc ha” meaning “hundred gianh tree bundles”. This place is well-known as holding a big, bright, and busy but special market – just open on every Sunday. If you come to this market you will see people from other provinces, visitors gathering here trading various goods.

From clothes to foods, from farming equipment to animals like horse, dog, buffalo, etc. Don’t forget to taste the great local delicacies like corn liquor or Thang co, etc.

The traditional minority market is the uniqueness of Vietnamese culture. The lively and dazzling atmosphere reflects a happy and optimistic lifestyle out there. Coming and discover at your leisure. ­­

Our group will stay in a local hotel.

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

Bac Ha market 16 3Flower H’mong at Bac Ha Market

DAY 5: BAC HA – HA GIANG CITY

Leaving Bac Ha market today we are going to reach the most northern city of Viet Nam which is Ha Giang a mysterious place that any true motorcyclist never miss. Such an ideal place to experience the road trip on two wheels, soak up the majesty of the landscape and the atmosphere of the remote towns and minority villages, Ha Giang is waiting for you.

During the ride you will see the local homestays in lines, high mountains surrounding, riding along the river. Our tour group will have lunch in Xin Man town then drive to Hoang Su Phi terraced rice fields for photo before stepping to Ha Giang city.

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

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DAY 6: HA GIANG – DONG VAN (HA GIANG )

Dong Van is about 150km  away from Ha Giang city in which you can admire the majestic beauties of nature especially the terrain is more rugged and rocky. Riding from the starting point, we will stop in Quan Ba then you can have a good view over Quan Ba twin mountain which is a great scenic spot also a gateway to Dong Van town.

Coming here  you will be told a love legend enclosing with this site. The we’ll have lunch in Tam Son town then we head up to Ma Pi Leng pass. The pass is known as “the king of mountain passes at the elevation of about 1,200 meters in Dong Van Plateau, situated on the street named Happiness, connecting Dong Van, Ha Giang and the town of Meo Vac, this is one of the most challenging passes in northern Viet Nam.

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Single Track in Dong Van – Ha Giang

The pass is a winding road, one side is Mount Ma Pi Leng, on the other side is the road to Sam Pun, where lie the border post and gateway to China. Ma Pi Leng has 9 sharp turns, stuck between sky-reaching escarpments and dropping abyss. It is definitely a wonder of infrastructure construction of our people on this land of Ha Giang. Going through the pass, we follow a winding track to reach  Vuong Family’s  Residential 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.

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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.

After visiting we get to Dong Van town and stay in  a hotel.

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

DAY 7: DONG VAN – BA BE NATIONAL PARK

Savor your breakfast, left Dong Van behind, the tour continues to Meo Vac.  Meo Vac is a small but charming district capital  which has geology dominated by steep karst mountains. It is also the core area of Dong Van Plateau Geopark with many ethnic groups inhabiting together such as Lo Lo, Dao, Giay, Mong, Tay, Kinh, Nung, Hoa….. Meo Vac owns the Geoheritages and cultural heritage. 

We have lunch here then keep riding to Ba Be National Park. Take a local boat-ride on the reservoir of Na Hang Hydro Power Factory to village near by Dau Dang waterfall in Ba Be National Park for home-stay.

Summary: Distance: 160 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Home-stay

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Sun Set in Ba Be Lake

DAY 8: BA BE LAKE – HANOI

Note: This is a very big day, we should start early and ride back carefully on Road 3 Getting up early in the morning, Ba Be National Park gives you a sense of peace, calmness and amazement. Green forest is all around which helps purify the air. Ba Be National Park is both a tourist attraction and an important part of local ecosystem. We’ll take a boat rowing to the other side of Ba Be Lake and get ready to come back Ha Noi. We try to get back Ha Noi before rush hour to avoid traffic jam and finish the 8 Day – North Viet Nam trail by motorbike.

Summary: Distance: 230 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Boat for Boating On Ba Be lake

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

Now all of you might love luxury but this 8 Day Motorcycle Tour Northern Vietnam Tour will not give you a feeling of luxury; inversely, coming with us you will get a touch of authenticity. Yes! That’s true. We are your companions and we are going to step to the spoilt lands with amazing natural beauties, being on your motorbike conquer the most daunting mountain passes in Vietnam, visiting ethnic tribal communities, get acquaintance with them and acquire new knowledge. You dive into the picturesque landscapes, immerse in the cultural colors and adventure other shades ! Die for more, look below.

Bamboo Raft In Khau Vai - Ha Giang

Motorcycle Tour Northern Vietnam Tour detailed itinerary :

Day 1: Hanoi - Phu Yen (Son La)

Day 2: Phu Yen - Than Uyen (Lai Chau)

Day 3: Than Uyen - Sapa (Lao Cai) - Riding around Sa Pa villages

Day 4: Sapa - Bac Ha (Lao Cai) – Motorbiking to some Hilltribe’s Villages

Day 5: Bac Ha - Ha Giang City

Day 6: Ha Giang - Dong Van (Ha Giang)

Day 7: Dong Van - Meo Vac to Ba Be National Park

Day 8: Ba Be lake - Hanoi

Itineraries

Day 1

Hanoi - Phu Yen (Son La)

On the first day, after a short briefing our group will head out for Phu Yen in Son La province which is about 160km far from Ha Noi. We get out of the heavy traffic in Hanoi, go through the outskirts and up to the mountainous areas and reach Phu Yen town. The highlights of today are amazing view in northwest Vietnam and fantastic off-road riding on tea plantation.

We stay in a local hotel in Phu Yen.

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

Biking On Tea Plantation

Day 2

Phu Yen - Than Uyen (Lai Chau)

Today is going to be a long ride but amazing because of all the destinations we will pass through. We disembark from Phu Yen then continue riding along the QL.37.

Afterwards, the team will conquer the Lung Lo pass which is a border between Son La and Yen Bai province. 58 years ago, during the war time this pass was the key road to transfer foods and others necessaries for the revolutionary army to fight against the fortification of Dien Bien Phu. That is the reason why this pass became the national historic relic recognized by the ministry of culture, sports and tourism in 2011.

After passing this site, we turn to the QL. 32 then keep moving on. However, do not drive too fast because you might want to stop somewhere to capture the best scenic views such as Mam Xoi hill or Mu Cang Chai terraced paddy field. You will see the lush valley colored by the ripen rice field, the green trees from surrounding mountains, cloud and sky. What a wonderful picture! Now follow your guide, we might arrive Than Uyen town in Lai Chau province around 5pm.

Summary: Distance:  210 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Than Uyen - Sapa (Lao Cai) - Riding around Sa Pa villages

This morning, the tour route is travelling from Than Uyen to Sapa. Coming to Sapa 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 as crossing O Quy Ho Pass which is 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.

Tram Ton Pass ( SaPa Heaven Gate )

Crossing this border line, we drive to Sapa town. One of the top attractions up north Vietnam that you should never miss. We reach Sapa at noon so the rest time we spend for Sapa. The whole area is blessed with awe-inspiring beauty, you can rent local costumes and have a short trip to visit some famous attractions here namely Muong Hoa valley, some villages of the ethnic tribal groups like Cat Cat, Ta Phin, or enjoy “Love Market”.

Have local specialties for dinner and overnight in hotel

Summary: Distance:  110 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel

Day 4

Sapa - Bac Ha (Lao Cai) – Motorbiking to some Hilltribe’s Villages

Bac Ha town is located to the East of Lao Cai province meanwhile Sapa lies in the northwest, it is around over 100km far from Sapa town. “Bac Ha” name derives from the Tay spoken language “Pạc ha” meaning “hundred gianh tree bundles”. This place is well-known as holding a big, bright, and busy but special market – just open on every Sunday. If you come to this market you will see people from other provinces, visitors gathering here trading various goods.

From clothes to foods, from farming equipment to animals like horse, dog, buffalo, etc. Don’t forget to taste the great local delicacies like corn liquor or Thang co, etc.

The traditional minority market is the uniqueness of Vietnamese culture. The lively and dazzling atmosphere reflects a happy and optimistic lifestyle out there. Coming and discover at your leisure. ­­

Our group will stay in a local hotel.

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

Day 5

Bac Ha - Ha Giang City

Leaving Bac Ha market today we are going to reach the most northern city of Viet Nam which is Ha Giang a mysterious place that any true motorcyclist never miss. Such an ideal place to experience the road trip on two wheels, soak up the majesty of the landscape and the atmosphere of the remote towns and minority villages, Ha Giang is waiting for you.

During the ride you will see the local homestays in lines, high mountains surrounding, riding along the river. Our tour group will have lunch in Xin Man town then drive to Hoang Su Phi terraced rice fields for photo before stepping to Ha Giang city.

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

Day 6

Ha Giang - Dong Van (Ha Giang)

Dong Van is about 150km  away from Ha Giang city in which you can admire the majestic beauties of nature especially the terrain is more rugged and rocky. Riding from the starting point, we will stop in Quan Ba then you can have a good view over Quan Ba twin mountain which is a great scenic spot also a gateway to Dong Van town.

Coming here  you will be told a love legend enclosing with this site. The we’ll have lunch in Tam Son town then we head up to Ma Pi Leng pass. The pass is known as “the king of mountain passes at the elevation of about 1,200 meters in Dong Van Plateau, situated on the street named Happiness, connecting Dong Van, Ha Giang and the town of Meo Vac, this is one of the most challenging passes in northern Viet Nam.

Single Track in Dong Van - Ha Giang

The pass is a winding road, one side is Mount Ma Pi Leng, on the other side is the road to Sam Pun, where lie the border post and gateway to China. Ma Pi Leng has 9 sharp turns, stuck between sky-reaching escarpments and dropping abyss. It is definitely a wonder of infrastructure construction of our people on this land of Ha Giang. Going through the pass, we follow a winding track to reach  Vuong Family’s  Residential 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.

Day 7

Dong Van - Meo Vac to Ba Be National Park

Savor your breakfast, left Dong Van behind, the tour continues to Meo Vac.  Meo Vac is a small but charming district capital  which has geology dominated by steep karst mountains. It is also the core area of Dong Van Plateau Geopark with many ethnic groups inhabiting together such as Lo Lo, Dao, Giay, Mong, Tay, Kinh, Nung, Hoa….. Meo Vac owns the Geoheritages and cultural heritage. 

We have lunch here then keep riding to Ba Be National Park. Take a local boat-ride on the reservoir of Na Hang Hydro Power Factory to village near by Dau Dang waterfall in Ba Be National Park for home-stay.

Summary: Distance: 160 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 8

Ba Be lake - Hanoi

Note: This is a very big day, we should start early and ride back carefully on Road 3 Getting up early in the morning, Ba Be National Park gives you a sense of peace, calmness and amazement. Green forest is all around which helps purify the air. Ba Be National Park is both a tourist attraction and an important part of local ecosystem. We’ll take a boat rowing to the other side of Ba Be Lake and get ready to come back Ha Noi. We try to get back Ha Noi before rush hour to avoid traffic jam and finish the 8 Day – North Viet Nam trail by motorbike.

Summary: Distance: 230 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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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