8 DAYS NORTHEAST VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa & Northern Vietnam, Vietnam
Hi everyone, my name is Nghia. I was born and live in a mountain town in Northern Vietnam that allow me the chance to experience every mountainous roads – both dangerous and stunning, I understand deeply the culture & life of various ethnic locals here. Through organizing homestay tours with the ethnic locals, I not only would like to share the beauty of our country & Vietnamese people to all friends in the world, but also want to help to develop the community’s life. I have a tour company that specialize in Adventure in Vietnam. My team and I provide private/customize trips in different ways: motorbiking, cycling, trekking, hiking, kayaking, homestay and off beaten track trips to Vietnam. Our mission is to offer the interesting & true experience to our customers. Contact me for more information!
(A) Unique, off the beaten track experiences
We take you off the beaten track to see the real Vietnam. Experience different combinations of adventure, fun and relaxation, in diverse cultural and natural settings. Go to and stay in places that the masses do not go to – even in places like Sapa, Mt Fansipan and Ha Long Bay – and we’ll do things that others aren’t doing – like cycling, kayaking, trekking, motorbiking, volunteering, interacting with locals, and staying at homestays.
(B) Plan your own tours with the flexibility to make changes on your trip
Your way all the way! We tailor-make what you want to do and where you want to go. All of our tours are private tours giving you the flexibility and customization you deserve.
Our advice for those just finding us, is to go to our website, see our tour options and itineraries, and then start getting creative: adjusting them, changing them, and making them your own!
(C) Our guides and travel consultants
Our bi-lingual guides and travel consultants will create an unforgettable trip with their outstanding knowledge, sense of humor and great care to your flexibility. We believe that from the time you begin planning your trip online with our travel consultant, to the time our guides make sure you are safely on your way home, that having personalized, quality service is key to a safe and memorable experience.
Day 1: Hanoi – Vu Linh (Thac Ba lake) (180km)
In the morning, the guide will spend 30 minutes to do a briefing about the trip and how to ride in Vietnam. Also, you will get to familiarise yourself with the bike before we start our trip to Thac Ba Lake which has an area of 23000 ha and over 1300 islands and hills with diverse ecological environments. The first stop will be Vu Linh, where the ethnic village of Dao minority is located. Take your time and explore this beautiful village by the lake as its people go about doing their work.
Tonight, the welcome will be exceptional with lots of local rice-wine from our local hosts. This will surely be one of the highlights of the trip. Overnight in homestay.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 180 km, 6 hours riding
Day 2: Vu Linh – Ha Giang (180km)
After breakfast, ride along the Thac Ba lake on a small road lined by palm trees and scenic mountain views to join the National road No 2 heading up to Ha Giang where we stop for the night. Before getting to the Tay village where we will have our homestay, we should stop at Ha Giang city to get a permit for the Motorbike tour to the Dong Van Rock Plateau and frontier area in following days.
Eat dinner & sleep in a stilt house in Thon Tha community-based tourism village – the village of Tay ethnic people.
Day 3: Ha Giang – Đồng Văn (160km)
Leaving Ha Giang, the road climbs over the Quan Ba pass (Heaven’s Gate). The road winds over a saddle and opens up on to an awesome vista.
Dropping into Yen Minh through pine forest, it is worth stopping for drink and lunch. Drive pass Pho Bang town – the quiet & secret Phố Cáo, Sủng Là – The village of H’Mong people. They are located in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, a deep colour, solid & old traditional houses. It will once again be a very enjoyable ride today as you will see amazing mountainous view of the Rock Plateau.
If we drive in the spring, this land will be bright with the colour of pink trees – the traditional flower in Tet holiday in Vietnam. If you travel in the autumn, you will be surprised by the beauty of the local flower – The Buckwheat flower.
Also, stop and visit the infamous Vuong Palace, 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 work in the valley of heavenly beauty of Sa Phin. Overnight & enjoy coffee in Dong Van Old quarter
Day 4: Dong Van –Meo Vac- Bao Lac (110km)
After breakfast, we leave for Lung Cu flag pole at around 8 am. It will be another amazing ride. Lung Cu flagpole is about 25km from the centre of Dong Van district. Lung Cu mount, also referred to as “a high forehead of the motherland”, marks the extreme North of Vietnam. From its top, visitors can see the whole of the landscape’s beautiful and spectacular views. When we are in Lung Cu, we can leave our bikes and walk to visit a small village around the area.
Turn around back to Dong Van, then, drive to the peak of Ma Pi Leng which gives stunning views of the mountains and sweeping valleys. You will be not be disappointed as it is the gateway to the best road trip in Vietnam, the 22km that snakes its way along the mountainside to Meo Vac. The road has been cut into the side of the cliff face, far below is the distant water of Nho Que River while towering above is the rock face of a mighty gorge.
In the afternoon, we will ride downhill, along the river and see the different mountain view(less rocky and more green). Stay in Bao Lac.
Meals: Local Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Bao Lac Motorcycle Tours to Cao Bang City
Beautiful motor-ride down to Cao Bang province. The road is easy but there are many blind curves. We can stop often for photos in Nguyen Binh and Tinh Tuc.
Cao Bằng has several points of historical interest as well as many natural features such as the Pac Bo (at the mouth of the confluence of two rivers, the Bằng Giang and Hien rivers) where Hồ Chí Minh in January 1941 established a revolutionary force at Cốc Bó cave, the Mạc King’s Temple, the Kỳ Sầm Temple, Coi Bin Church and the Bản Giốc waterfall area at the international border between Vietnam and China, and the Thang Hen Mountain Lake.
Good hotel in Cao Bang Town, where we can relax to be ready for the following day.
Distance: 130 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Cao Bang Motorcycle Tours to Ban Gioc waterfall – Cao Bang(B, L, D)
After breakfast at the homestay, you will depart for Trung Khanh which lies on the border of China. Here you will have the chance to meet the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen, a mountainous village famous for its traditional blacksmith craft. The farming tools made here are an integral part of the lifestyle which is evident in the surrounding rice paddies and fields. Nestled in amongst these amazing landscapes is the breathtaking Ban Gioc Waterfall which spans over 300 meters, half in Vietnam and half in China.
You will have time to soak up the powerful atmosphere of the falls and take some fantastic photos before heading to another natural wonder, Nguom Ngao Cave. This cave stretches out over 2,144 meters underground and is brimming with incredible stalactites and stalagmites. You will then make your way to return Cao Bang town.
Day 7: Cao Bang- Ba Be Lake (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will be going down the snake pass to Ba Be Lake.
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 to a range of animals and plants.
You can relax on board, do some wildlife spotting or if you need to cool off, you can jump into the cool, clean waters for a refreshing swim! As you float on Ba Be Lake, you can take in the scenery of the surrounding karsts decorated with patches of wild vegetation and inhabited by all sorts of interesting creatures. The boat ride along the Nang River, with time to explore the stunning Ba Be Lake & the caves of Puong Grot, where you can explore the unique looking stalactites and stalagmites which are a result of the erosion of the river on the karst. Additionally, get to look out for the bat colony which consist of several thousand of bats within the cave.
Afterwards, move on to Pac Ngoi village which is situated at Ba Be Lake's side. The village is a community-based tourism is hosted by the Tay people. At the homestay, you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a meal of home cooked local food.
Day 8: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (B, L)
You will depart for the journey back to Hanoi, a drive of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometres). We will stop at some hills tea plant before returning to your hotel in the bustling city of Hanoi.
- Food & Beverage
- Outdoor & Sightseeing
- Sports & Adventure
- Unique & Localized
We pick you up at your hotel.
- By bus and train as stated in itinerary
- Pick up and drop services