VIETNAM NORTH-WEST MOTORBIKE TOUR TO HA GIANG

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Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destination: Hanoi – Phu Yen – Than Uyen – Sapa – Bac Ha – Ha Giang – Dong Van – Meo Vac – Ba Be – Hanoi
Price: Contact
Let’s enjoy the beauties of mountainous northwestern Vietnam with us in this motorcycle tour while we riding on wonderful and spectacular routes such as Khau Pha pass, O Quy Ho pass. Gaze with veneration at the fanciful terraced rice fields in Mu Cang Chai or Than Uyen. Prior to Ha Giang attractive destinations, we also explore the different tourist attractions: Sapa and Bac Ha. Besides, we also have the opportunity to Ba Be National Park to explore the wild beauty of nature here. ..This trip can be shorter by taking night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai instead motorbiking on first 3 days
Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark in Ha Giang Province has many gigantic beautiful sceneries, special beautiful sites, diverse and endemic geological system, various groups of valuable and rare animals and vegetables, geological heritages at regional and international levels. This is really an attractive destination of scientists and tourists.
* BRIEF ITINERARY:


Day 1: Hanoi Motorcycle Tours to Phu Yen (Son La)

Day 2: Phu Yen Motorcycle Tours to Than Uyen (Lai Chau)

Day 3: Than Uyen Motorcycle Tours to Sapa (Lao Cai) - Sapa Motorbiking Tours to H'mong's Villages

Day 4: Sapa Motorcycle Tours to Bac Ha (Lao Cai) - Motorbiking to some Hilltribe's Villages

Day 5: Bac Ha Motorcycle Tours to Ha Giang City

Day 6: Ha Giang Motorcycle Tours to Dong Van (Ha Giang)

Day 7: Dong Van Motorcycle Tours passing Meo Vac to Ba Be National Park

Day 8: Ba Be Motorcycle Tours back to Hanoi
 

Day 1: Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Sapa, Ha Giang, Meo Vac, Dong Van & Ba Be Lake : Hanoi Motorcycle Tours to Phu Yen (Son La)

Our motorbike tour will be started by leaving Hanoi on dyke roads to avoid theVietnam Motorbike Tours to Sapa, Ha Giang, Meo Vac, Dong Van & Ba Be Lake  - Phu Yen in Son La heavy traffic and breaking out of the delta plains. We head out of Hanoi skirting along Red River to Son Tay and then ride through peaceful countryside to Phu Yen, which is a small mountain town as a stop-over for a night.
Stay in guest house
 
Summary:
Distance:  160 km
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Guest-house
 

Day 2: Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Sapa, Ha Giang, Meo Vac, Dong Van & Ba Be Lake : Phu Yen Motorcycle Tours to Than Uyen (Lai Chau)

In the morning, we motorcycle across Lung Lo pass before head 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, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel
 

Day 3: Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Sapa, Ha Giang, Meo Vac, Dong Van & Ba Be Lake : Than Uyen Motorcycle Tours to Sapa (Lao Cai) - Sapa Motorbiking Tours to H'mong's Villages

We motorcycle to head straight toward the main Fansipan Mountain rangeVietnam Motorbike Tours to Sapa, Ha Giang, Meo Vac, Dong Van & Ba Be Lake  - Terrace in Than Uyen. 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).
Motorbiking 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, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel
 

Day 4: Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Sapa, Ha Giang, Meo Vac, Dong Van & Ba Be Lake : Sapa Motorcycle Tours to Bac Ha (Lao Cai) - Motorbiking to some Hilltribe's Villages

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 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 the 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
Accommodation: Home-stay
 

Day 5: Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Sapa, Ha Giang, Meo Vac, Dong Van & Ba Be Lake : Bac Ha Motorcycle Tours 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, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel
 
 

Day 6: Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Sapa, Ha Giang, Meo Vac, Dong Van & Ba Be Lake : Ha Giang Motorcycle Tours to Dong Van (Ha Giang)

After getting the permit for motorbike tour in border areas at Ha Giang'sVietnam Motorbike Tours to Sapa, Ha Giang, Meo Vac, Dong Van & Ba Be Lake - Landscapes in Ha Giang 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, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel
 
 

Day 7: Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Sapa, Ha Giang, Meo Vac, Dong Van & Ba Be Lake : Dong Van Motorcycle Tours passing Meo Vac to Ba Be National Park

The road is still under construction and tracks what make the motor ride relativelyVietnam Motorbike Tours to Sapa, Ha Giang, Meo Vac, Dong Van & Ba Be Lake  - Quan Ba in Ha Gianglong in spite of few kilometres. The landscape is among the most beautiful of Vietnam, and the slow tempo is only more appreciable.
We motorcycle across the wild regions of the mythical province of Ha Giang, Meo Vac is included. It shares the border with Dong Van District of Ha Giang Province and Bao Lam District of Cao Bang Province. Meo Vac has most of the terrain in the Rock Plateau of Dong Van and above 1000m above sea level. Meo Vac has a harsh climate in the winter which is from November to April with dry and freezing cold weather. It is inhabited by different ethnic minorities including the H'mong, the King, Tay, Dzao...Most ethnic groups have maintained their culture untouched from the outside world. Beautiful motor ride down to Bac Kan Province in the afternoon. 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: Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Sapa, Ha Giang, Meo Vac, Dong Van & Ba Be Lake : Ba Be Motorcycle Tours back to Hanoi

Note: This is a very big day, we should start early and ride back carefully on Road 3
After breakfast, take an other boat-ride on Ba Be lake to other side, before jumping on our bikes to Cho Ra, head up to main Road 3.
Ba Be National Park is an abundant bioreserve area containing the world’s only fresh-water karst lake and several rare species of fauna and flora. The biodiverse 10,048 ha park – home to 1,268 species of flora and fauna, a series of caves and a gigantic fresh water lake – was established in 1992 by the Vietnamese Government to preserve forest ecosystems in the northeast.
Ba Be is home to over 3,000 people from the ethnic minorities of Tay, Nung, Dao and Mong, who live in 13 villages within the park. The Tay people have inhabited Ba Be area for centuries and make up 58 per cent of the population within the park’s boundaries.
On Road 3, the way back to Hanoi, traffic is getting worst and worst, so we should be back before rush hour.
 
Summary:
Distance:  230 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 
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* Inclusion:
+ Motorbike(s) (Honda or Yamaha)
+ Helmet(s)
+ Driving gears
+ Gasoline on tour
+ English or French 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
+ Boat ride
+ Fruits & coffee on roads everyday
 
 
* Exclusion:
+Travel insurance
+Visa
+Air-ticket
+Tips
+Personal expenses

Note: We provide support truck (120$ per day) for emergency and for your safe riding in Vietnam - Most of other tour operators do not offer that. Contact us if you think it's necessary.
 
Note: This trip can be shorter by taking night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai instead motorbiking on first 3 days
 

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