Overview: with terrain of many high mountains and rivers, northern Vietnam luckily has some famous lakes which are known as Halong bay (Natural World Heritage) on land such as the Ba Be lake – the largest natural lake in Vietnam and the Thac Ba lake – the largest man- made lake in Vietnam. This short Vietnam motorcycle tour from Hanoi to Ba Be and Thac Ba lakes takes 3 day but it offers a great discovery of Vietnam countryside, local culture of the hill tribes and different beauty of Vietnam. Especially, this 3 day tour can offers some great offroad motorbike ride nearby Thac Ba lake. This Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour is not suitable to the novices.
Destination: Hanoi – Thac Ba Lake – Ba Be National Park – Hanoi
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Day 1: Hanoi – Thac Ba lake : 170 km (L,D – Home stay)
Start the tour at 8:30 AM. We will head up to the northeast of Hanoi on the dike road along the Red river, the 60 km winding dike road offers a safe and interesting motorbike ride because it runs through some rustic villages on the river bank with rice fields around, after around 2 hour motorbike ride from Hanoi, we will have a interesting motorcycle ride on the mountain roads through some bustling town and then we will finish the ride at around 4:00 PM in Vu Linh village – the village of the Dzao people who stay closely to the Thac Ba lake. Leave the bikes and have boat trip touring on the lake if time and weather permits.
Day 2: Thac Ba Lake – Ba Be lake: 180 Km (B,L,D – Home Stay.)
Say good bye to the Dzao family in the village after breakfast, It’s a beautiful North Vietnam motorbike tour through the highlands, through the jungle and pass by some interesting historical sites in Tan Trao district, Tuyen Quang province. After lunch in Cho Chu town we have enjoyable motorcycle riding on the winding roads to the Ba Be lake. We arrive the Bac Ngoi village that is located nearby the largest natural lake in Vietnam – Ba Be lake. Leave the bike in the village and have a boat tour around Ba Be lake for 1 and half hour. We stay with the Tay people in Pac Ngoi village and enjoy a great dinner with them.
Day 3: Ba Be lake – Hanoi: 240 Km (B,L)
It is a big motorbike day tour back to Hanoi, so we will start the day early just in order to finish this Motorbike tour in north Vietnam safely before rush hours, we will try to motorbike on the small road as long as possible, and get away from the highway even it make the day longer but it’s surely better.
Hanoi motorbike tour to beautiful lakes ends in Hanoi at 5:00 PM.