- 9 Days - New challenge to experience Northern Vietnam TOUR STYLE Private tour, Beautiful landscape, Local life style, Hard Highlight Experience extraordinary mountainous landscapes and terraced rice fields Eating, Staying & communicate with locals See many ethnic groups with their unique cultures
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9 Days - New challenge to experience Northern Vietnam
Private tour, Beautiful landscape, Local life style, Hard
- Experience extraordinary mountainous landscapes and terraced rice fields
- Eating, Staying & communicate with locals
- See many ethnic groups with their unique cultures
Itinerary at a glance
This trip offers a stunning motorbiking route, is organized to save your health & time.
- Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake: 240 km
- Day 2: Babe Lake – Bao Lac (145km)
- Day 3: Bao Lac- Meo Vac –Đồng Văn (90km)
- Day 4: Dong Van –Lung Cu- Ha Giang(145km)
- Day 5: Ha Giang – Sa Pa (220km)
- Day 6: Travel around village in Sapa- Ban Ho village
- Day 7: Sapa – Mu Cang Chai (150km)
- Day 8: Mu Cang Chai – Nghia Lo (100km)
- Day 9: Nghia Lo – Hanoi (220km)
Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake: 240 km ( Lunch, Dinner)
Morning: Pick-up at your hotel at 7AM, then depart to Thai Nguyen province. Have lunch at Thai Nguyen.
Drive to Ba Be Lake, in Bac Kan province – you will have chance to see a lot of grant mountain view, peaceful of mountainous area.
At around 4-5pm, we arrive Pac Ngoi village – a community based tourism of Tay people at Ba Be Lake’s side.
Ba Bể Lake (Vietnamese: Ba means “Three”, Bể is from the Tay language word pé, meaning “lake”) is the largest natural lake in Vietnam. Ba Bể Lake is a featured geographical science and is a biodiversity reservoir. It is a part of the Ba Be National Park. It is home of a range of animals and plants.
Day 2: Babe Lake – Bao Lac (145km) ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Morning: We have a haft day to run motorbike or walking to visit the peaceful village to relax. The fresh air & nature forest & beautiful lake will help you refresh after a long motorbike trip & avoid the city.
(We could rent the boat to travel around lake – depend on your request)
Afternoon: After lunch at Ba Be, we will continue run to Bao Lac, Cao Bang. Today is exactly the best offroad Vietnam motorbike tour. Just after 20km to Bao Lac we turn to narrow and bumpy road with breathtaking view of terrace rice paddies.
Day 3: Bao Lac- Meo Vac –Đồng Văn (90km)
Leave Bao Lac, we continue run to Meo Vac – one part of Dong Van Karst Plateau GeoPark, where have the amazing karst. Lunch at Meo Vac.
From Meo Vac, drive to the peak of Ma Pi Leng which gives stunning views of the mountains and sweeping valleys. You will be disappointed as it is the gateway to the best road trip in Vietnam: the 22km that snakes its way along the mountainside to Dong Van. The road has been cut into the side of cliff face and far below are the distant water of Nho Que river and towering above, the rock face of this mighty gorge.
Overnight at Dong Van old quarter.
Day 4: Dong Van –Lung Cu- Ha Giang (145km)
After breakfast, we leave for Lung Cu flag pole around 8am. It’s another amazing ride. Lung Cu flagpole where is about 25km from the centre of Dong Van district. Lung Cu mount is liken as “a high forehead of the motherland” where marks the extreme North of our country. From its top, visitors can see the whole of beautiful and spectacular landscape. When we are in Lung Cu, we also can leave our bikes and walk to visit a small village around the area.
Drive pass Phố Cáo, Sủng Là. We will stop at these villages to visit H’mong families and interact with the locals. It’s once again a very enjoyable ride today that you will see amazing mountain view of the Rock Plateau.
We continue drive pass Yen Minh through pine forest, take some a cup of coffee is a great experience to relax. After Yen Minh, the road climbs over the Quan Ba pass (Heaven’s Gate).
We expect to arrive Ha Giang around 5:00pm. Take plenty breaks on the way back. Overnight in homestay at a village near Ha Giang city
Day 5: Ha Giang – Sa Pa (220km)
Today we head straight towards the North-western mountain where the main Fanxipan Mountain range dominates the road until Sapa. The road is very smooth with a good view of green mountain, rice fields between lovely villages of the hill tribes. After a short break in Lao Cai to see Chinese border, we will have very beautiful motorbike ride up to Sapa. This motorbike ride is up and up till 1.600 meters above sea level. It offers a great view of mountain with terrace fields and it must be one of the best motorbike ride in North Vietnam.
Day 6: Travel around village in Sapa- Ban Ho village
We have a full day to discovery the beauty of Sapa – the small town is covered by fog through the year & have a cool & special weather in North Vietnam.
In this morning, we’ll start our motorbike tour by riding our motorbikes down valley to visit Lao chai village of BlackH’Mong people. Experiencing the richest traditional culture of Black H’Mong people in the region. Then continue riding a bit to visit the Zay minority at Ta van. Spend time to enjoy the picturesque scenery along the way, a mountainous area of stunning natural beauty and diverse ethnic minorities. We will keep on riding down the hill, enjoy the fantastic open views in Ban Ho the most beautiful valley in which we spent a night on the bamboo house of Tay people. The rest of time, we’ll take a short walk to the nearby waterfall for sightseeing and experiencing the daily activities of the locals. Homestay in Ban Ho village.
Day 7: Sapa – Mu Cang Chai (150km)
Pass over O Quy Ho Pass (one of the 4 greatest passes in Vietnam). e ride on Qui Ho pass to cross Hoang Lien mountain range- the highest one in Vietnam including Fanxipan peak with the height of 3142 meters above sea level. It’s sure that you will have pictures of the most beautiful valley in north Vietnam.
We will drive to Ban Thai village, the village of White Thai people, one family here will be our host today. Leisure time we may take a strolling around this village to see the normal life of villagers.
Dinner and stay with family.
Day 8: Mu Cang Chai – Nghia Lo (100km)
Ride motorbike around the Mong village with the beautiful rice terraces as La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha…or visit some school and touch with children..
La Pan Tan terraces, you should deeply go into La Pan Tan area. On the route, there’s a small trail run along valley, turn into that trail and more deeply go, you can take extreme unique photos (i found this place according to guidance of a H’mong guy).
Beside the rice terrace, you will have a chance to explore the culture & local life of Mong people, such as music traditional, agriculture tools…
Then we continue run over the Khau Pha pass (one of the four greatest passes in Northern Vietnam with 40km many fog in the cold days).
The ride is on some of the most scenic roads which offer a lot of stops for picturing. We’ll cross Tu Le and Mu Cang Chai, the two remote lands of Yen Bai province where the black H’mong, Dzao and Thai people can make wonderful rice terrace on the mountains.
Day 9: Nghia Lo – Hanoi (220km)
After breakfast, we will drive from Nghia Lo – Hanoi full a day.
Expect arrive Hanoi at 5-6pm. Return the rental bike & say good bye at your hotel. Tour the end./.
P/s: The itinerary can change according your requirement
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