Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
The 4 day Scooter Tour Vietnam northeast includes such highlights as boat trip on Thac Ba lake, Ba Be lakes, visit Tay and Dzao villages, walk through less traveled places.
DAY 1: HANOI -> THAC BA LAKE
Leaving Hanoi and breaking out of the delta plains, we pass through endless limestone karts scenery and extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads. Stop for lunch in Viet Tri town. Arrive in Vu linh in late afternoon, here we stay overnight with our friends of the Dao’s minority in a traditional stilt house.
DAY 2: THAC BA LAKE -> BA BE NATIONAL PARK
We follow the road that takes us around the very end of the Song Gam mountain range, enjoying good riding on winding sealed mountain roads; the other crosses over the very end of the mountain range and takes us through the rain forest on a challenging, rocky road. The Song Gam mountain range is the main range of northeast Vietnam. From Tuyen Quang we continue on sealed road through renowned tea growing areas, where the hillsides are literally covered in plantations, From here it’s a short ride to the edge of Ba Be Lake. Overnight home-stay in the Tay’s family.
DAY3: BA BE LAKE -> BAC KAN
After breakfast, we have 20 minutes ride up North to visit a very nice local market. Return to the village and from there we will have 2 hr boat trip to visit the Ba Be Lake. After lunch, we ride to Bac Kan town, 2 hr ride. Arrive in Bac Kan in the late afternoon. Dinner and night at hotel.
DAY 4: BAC KAN -> HANOI
Leaving Bac Kan, we head South to go back to Hanoi, we will take the small paved roads to avoid the busy traffic. Lunch on route. Arrive in Hanoi in the afternoon. Tour ends.