Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
Joining this 7 day Motorbike Tour North Vietnam you ride through some of the less traveled places including Ha Giang, Meo Vac, Dong Van, Ba Be National Park.
NIGHT 1: HANOI -> LAO CAI
Night train to Lao Cai (soft sleeper, dept 21.30) , you will be picked up at from your hotel 20.30 by our car driver and transfer to Hanoi train station. Night on train.
DAY 1: LAO CAI -> SAPA
Arrive at Lao Cai train station from 06.00 to 06.30. pick up and transfer by bus or car to Sapa-32kms. Arrive at Sapa town. Check in hotel for breakfast, Group meeting organized by tour guide about all information related to the ride. Start riding at 10.00 to Ta Phin village, small dirt road, many stops to visit the Hmong’s life. Return in town for relaxing and exploring the town of Sapa. Dinner and night at hotel.
DAY 2: SAPA MOTORBIKE TOUR
Leaving Sapa, we ride on a small paved road going down hill until Ta Van, Lao Chai villages, the road gets smaller and muddy when we ride from Ta Van to Lao Chai, many points for sightseeing or taking picture of the Hmong villages. Continue the ride to Ban Ho village where we will stop for lunch in a small restaurant. Take a walk to visit the waterfall near by the village before ride back to Sapa. Dinner and night at your hotel.
DAY 3: SAPA -> HA GIANG
We start from Sapa and ride to Lao Cai town, a short stop to visit the Chinese border. Continue to Viet Quang by taking a small road going along the Chinese border, during your ride, you will have chances to visit many roadside ethnic villages and markets. Stop for lunch in Viet Quang town. Arrive in Ha Giang in the afternoon, Dinner and overnight at home stay.
DAY 4: HA GIANG -> DONG VAN -> MEO VAC
Dong Van Town is located in the heart of Dong Van Rock Plateau, which was recognized as part of the Global Geo-Park Network last year, the Dong Van old quarter is home to age old and unique architecture near Ha Giang Province’s border with China. Today’s ride must be highlights of the trip as we will visit one of the most remote land in Vietnam where are special with many ethnic groups with their unique cultures and imposing mountains – the “Heaven Gate” in Quan Ba, Rock Plateau and the Vuong palace in Dong Van. Ma Pi Leng Pass. Arrive in Meo vac in the late afternoon
DAY 5: MEO VAC -> BA BE NATIONAL PARK
We leave Meo Vac for Ba Be. The scenic route climbs over many Passes where we can enjoy beautiful mountain ranges and the Nho Que river. Lunch in a local restaurant in Bao Lac, After 30 km riding on paved road after Bao Lac, we will take a small beautiful trail going thought the jungle, we ride across many streams and river, a great day for off-road ride. Continue to Babe lake where the landscape is amazing and the home stay is another unique experience. Dinner and overnight in home stay of a Tay family.
DAY 6: BA BE LAKE -> BAC KAN
Ba Be is Vietnam’s largest natural lake and is now the centerpiece of an extensive National Park. The park and the surrounding area is limestone country, so lakes, waterfalls, caves and unusual rock formations abound. The whole area is richly forested and home to many ethnic minority communities. After visiting a local market (if on the market day), we will load the bikes on boat and start a boat trip to discover the beautiful lake and its National park. Stop for lunch in a cave. Right after the cave we will unload the bikes from the boat and take a ride to Bac Kan town for the night. Arrive in Bac Kan at the end of the afternoon. Diner in town, night at hotel.
DAY 7: BAC KAN -> HANOI
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 tracks and paved roads all the way back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi in the early afternoon. Tour ends.