Best-Selling Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour for 10 Days

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Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
Destination: Hanoi - Mai Chau valley (Hoa Ninh) - Phu Yen (Son La) - Than Uyen (Lai Chau) - Sapa - Lao Chai + Ta Van - Bac Ha - Hoang Su Phi - Xin Man - Ha Giang - Dong Van - Meo Vac - Bao Lac - Ba Be lake (Bac Kan) - Thai Nguyen - Hanoi
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This 10-day Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour is known as one of our best-selling ones which allows riders to explore almost stunning landscapes of the whole loop from West to East with famous travel destinations of Mai Chau valley, Than Uyen, Sapa, Bac Ha, Hoang Su Phi, Xin Man, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac, Ba Be lake ... where you can have a rare chance to see our most spectacular sites like local markets, high mountains, steep passes, peaceful & scenic villages of the hilltribes ... and enjoy lots of specialities in each region. With experienced-offroad riders, this tour is really a perfect choice to perform whatever you can...

* BRIEF ITINERARY:
 

Day 1: Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Mai Chau (Hoa Binh) 
 
Day 2: Mai Chau Motorcycle Tour to Phu Yen (Son La) – Offroad Motorcycle Tour to Tribal Villages
 
Day 3: Phu Yen Motorcycle Tour to Than Uyen (Lai Chau)Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac
 
Day 4: Than Uyen Motorcycle Tour to Sapa - Off-road Riding to Villages(Lao Cai) 
 
Day 5: Sapa Motorcycle Tour to Bac Ha (Lao Cai) 
 
Day 6: Bac Ha Motorcycle Tour to Ha Giang City
 
Day 7: Ha Giang Motorcycle Tour to Dong Van (Ha Giang)
 
Day 8: Dong Van Motorcycle Tours to Bao Lac (120 km)
 
Day 9: Bao Lac Off-Road Motorbike Tour to Ba Be Lake (150 km)
 
Day 10: Ba Be Lake Motorbike Ride Back to Hanoi (240 km) 
 
 

Day 1: Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac: Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Mai Chau (Hoa Binh) 

Start our motorbike tour by leaving Hanoi on dyke roads to avoid the heavy traffic around 9 am, we ride our motorbikes west to Mai Chau, an area of beautiful landscape and home to the Thai ethnic minority. We will motorcycle on Highway 6 passing extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads punctuated by limestone karst scenery.

After a light lunch in Hoa Binh Province, we cross Thung Khe, one of the most beautiful mountain passes in North Vietnam then descent to the mountain valley settlement of Mai Chau. After dinner we join performance, where you can dance and share a range of special liquors (rice wine) with the locals. Overnight in a house-on-stilts of the Thai people.

 

* Summary:

+ Distance: 160 km

+ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

+ Offroad Ratio: 30%

+ Accommodation: Home-stay

 

Day 2: Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac: Mai Chau Motorcycle Tour to Phu Yen (Son La) – Offroad Motorcycle Tour to Tribal Villages

Mai Chau is one of the closest places to Hanoi where you can experience a ‘real’ Montagnard village. In the morning we take a short walk around village to discover local life. Life in the side starts early so by sunrise there is a wealth of activity. The Thai women are masterful weavers who ensure that there is plenty of traditional-style clothing to buy in the village centre. You will see women weaving on looms under or inside their houses in the village We can buy some handmade traditional-style clothing, knife or cross-bow.

After breakfast in home-stay, we say goodbye to villagers and leave Mai Chau around 10 am. We ride from Mai Chau to the direction of Moc Chau, where we have lunch. This highland town produces some of Vietnam’s best tea and is a good place to stock up. The surrounding area is also home to several ethnic minorities, including Green H’mong, Dzao, Thai and Muong. Moc Chau boasts a pioneering dairy industry that started in the late 1970s with Australian (and, later, UN) assistance. The dairy provides Hanoi with such delectable iuxur us as fresh milk, sweetened condensed milk and little tooth-rotting bars called “Banh sua”.

After lunch, we turn to the less travelled Road 43 leading to the Da River, crossing the reservoir of Da river at Van Yen ferry, then ride on a beautiful winding secondary road until Phu Yen where we stay in a basic guest-house.

 

* Summary:

+ Distance: 140 km

+ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

+ Offroad Ratio: 60%

+ Accommodation: Hotel

 Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac

Day 3: Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac: Phu Yen Motorcycle Tour to Than Uyen (Lai Chau)

In the morning, we keep motorbiking across Lung Lo pass before heading up on Road 32 .

During the First Indochina War, the 15km-long Lung Lo Pass, used by the Vietnamese resistance force to transport weapons, goods and food during the Dien Bien Phu campaign of 1954, was heavily bombed by the French in order to sever the front lines from the rear. Lung Lo Pass, situated in the northern province of Yen Bai, was also recognised as a national heritage by the ministry. After lunch, we ride through the Mu Cang Chai massif, almost as high as the Fansipan. From the top, it offers one of the most beautiful views of North Vietnam. The ride is challenging but very rewarding.

Overnight in a hotel.

 

* Summary:

+ Distance: 210 km

+ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

+ Offroad Ratio: 60%

+ Accommodation: Hotel

 

Day 4: Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac: Than Uyen Motorcycle Tour to Sapa - Off-road Riding to Villages(Lao Cai) 

We motorbike straight toward the main Fansipan Mountain range. There is also the option for a very challenging back route which takes us through several river crossings. The massive mountain range dominates the road until finally we must make a splendid climb up from Binh Lu and up to the top of the highest road pass in Vietnam (Tram Ton Pass).

Crossing into Lao Cai Province at over 2,000m the views looks out over the main range for miles and miles, before we descend to the mountainous Sa Pa valley. Sa Pa is located in Lao Cai Province, north-west Vietnam, and 350 km north-west of Hanoi, close to the border with China. Sapa is famous both for its fine, rugged scenery and for its rich cultural diversity. French used to consider Sapa as Summer Capital of Northern Vietnam in the early decades of the 20th century. Its naturally gifted beauty keeps attracting more and more people to spend their vacation there since then. Particularly, the place is the foremost choice for honeymoon couples!

Overnight in Hotel.

 

* Summary:

+ Distance: 110 km

+ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

+ Offroad Ratio: 60%

+ Accommodation: Hotel

 Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac

Day 5: Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac: Sapa Motorcycle Tour to Bac Ha (Lao Cai) 

Motorcycle down from Sapa to Lao Cai City and then have a coffee-stop on the bank of Nam Thi river, which is Vietnam – China border. Enjoy your coffee while taking the view to China.

Head to Road 70 before turn to Bac Ha on Road 153. Long touted as the weekend alternative to Sapa, this small highland town doesn’t have the same dramatic location of its more il-lustrious neighbour, but it is calmer when Saturday comes. It fills up to choking point on Sunday morning, when visitors flood in to meet the Flower H’mong at the Bac Ha Market – morning market. Compared with Sapa, tourism is still in its infancy here and during the week the town has a deserted feel. Bac Ha is a good base to explore the surrounding highlands. Around 900m above sea level, it is noticeably warmer than Sapa.

One of Bac Ha’s main industries is she manufacture of alcoholic home brews (rice wine, cassava wine and corn liquor). The corn hooch produced by the Flower H’mong is so potent it can ignite! Bac Ha is the only place in Vietnam where you’ll find this particular moonshine; there’s an entire area devoted to it at the Sunday market.

Overnight in Bac Ha.

 

* Summary:

+ Distance: 120 km

+ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

+ Offroad Ratio: 60%

+ Accommodation: Home-stay

 

Day 6: Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac: Bac Ha Motorcycle Tour to Ha Giang City

After breakfast, we take a motor ride on the track to Xin Man and Hoang Su Phi on many small; back roads with scenic mountain views. Xin Man is right on the border between Vietnam and China. It is, as of this writing, well hidden and completely surrounded by wild mountains and forests.

There’s a single road from Xin Man to Hoang Su Phi. Hoang Su Phi is among the most untouched area of Ha Giang Province of Vietnam. The area was separated from the mainstream society until very recently. Passing Hoang Su Phi, we will be charmed by the pristine beauty of the wild mountains and the authentic culture of the local ethnic groups which include: the Nung, the Flower H’mong, the Tay and the Ha Nhi People…After lunch, join the main road heading up to Ha Giang City, where we stop for the night and apply for a permit.

 

* Summary:

+ Distance: 200 km

+ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

+ Offroad Ratio: 60%

+ Accommodation: Hotel

 Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac

Day 7: Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac: Ha Giang Motorcycle Tour to Dong Van (Ha Giang)

After getting the permit for motorbike tour in border areas at Ha Giang’s Immigration Police, we ride on small challenging mountain roads (but incredibly beautiful) on the land of colorful mountain hill-tribes.

Motorcycle up the Ma Pi Leng Pass. Here is yet another amazing place, with cloudy mountain ranges and the poetic Nho Que river winding off in the distance.

It is really difficult to find the exact words to describe Ma Pi Leng Pass, located between Dong Van and Meo Vac, near the northernmost tip of Vietnam, as a painting of astonishing beauty and magnificence that captures the eyes of all viewers and nature lovers.

Ride on a zig-zag track until reaching Vuong Family’s Residence, 14 kms before Dong Van.

Vuong Family was considered the King of the Hmong People in Dong Van, Ha Giang. Their residence was built in the scenic valley of Sa Phin with Chinese architecture. The whole house was built out of wood and rock only. The rocks for the buildings were imported from China. Vuong Family Residence is a masterpiece of man work in the valley of heavenly beauty of Sa Phin.

This is a remote area and we can meet the hard-working local people here. It is inspiring to see how they survive as they manage live in the rocks.When we reach Dong Van Town we will have some extra time to wonder the ancient streets lined with H’mong homes of clay bricks and tiles roofs built centuries ago.

 

* Summary:

+ Distance: 160 km

+ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

+ Offroad Ratio: 40%

+ Accommodation: Hotel

 

Day 8: Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac: Dong Van Motorcycle Tours to Bao Lac (120 km)

The motorbike ride in the morning is still winding along the Rock Plateau, after breakfast, enjoy slowly Vietnam motorbike tour on some beautiful mountain passes until Meo Vac where we stop for lunch. In the afternoon, we will motorcycle down hill along the river and see the different mountain view( less rocky and more green). Arrive in Bao Lac town at 5 PM.

Hotel stay in Bao Lac.

 

* Summary:

+ Distance: 120 km

+ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

+ Offroad Ratio: 60%

+ Accommodation: Hotel

 

Day 9: Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac: Bao Lac Off-Road Motorbike Tour to Ba Be Lake (150 km)

To save time for the boat trip in Ba Be lake, We should start the day earlier so after breakfast, we start riding at around 8.am . Today is exactly the best offroad Vietnam motorbike tour. Just after 20km from Bao Lac we turn to narrow and bumpy road with breathtaking view of terrace rice paddies. Especially, we have to cross few rivers instead of rinding on some bamboo bridges. Finishing the memorable riding day with lunch in a peaceful village of  the Tay people nearby Ba be lake .

It’s time for relaxing on one of the most beautiful and biggest natural lake in Vietnam in the afternoon.

 

* Summary:

+ Distance: 150 km

+ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

+ Offroad Ratio: 40%

+ Accommodation: Hotel

Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac

Day 10: Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac: Ba Be Lake Motorbike Ride Back to Hanoi (240 km) 

Staying off the main road for as long as possible we head back towards the Red River Delta, passing through areas inhabited by Hmong, Dao, Tay and Nung minority peoples. A mixture of both challenging track and glorious sealed road all the way back to Hanoi. the great Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Giang will end safely in Hanoi before rush hours.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

 

* Summary:

+ Distance: 240 km

+ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

+ Offroad Ratio: 20%

+ Accommodation: Hotel 

 

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* Inclusions:
+ Motorbike(s) (Honda or Yamaha)
+ Helmet(s)
+ 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
+ Meals as indicated in the itinerary
+ Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees
+ Fruits and Coffee on tour
+ Government’s taxes

 

 

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