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Discover Northeast Vietnam by Motorbike – 8 Days

After many year touring around Vietnam by Motorbikes, we realized that Northern Vietnam has enough conditions to have an wonderful motorcycle ride. This 8 Day motorcycle tour Vietnam offer a great chance to discover all the hidden beauties of land and people in the Northeast of Vietnam. During the motorbike ride, you’ll see many different colorful hill tribes with great view of Ha Giang and Dong Van Rock plateau, Thac Ba and Ba Be lake or the most beautiful waterfall of Ban Gioc.

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Tour Route: Hanoi – Thac Ba Lake – Ha Giang – Dong Van – Meo Vac – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc waterfall – Ba Be lake – Hanoi

 

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Day 1: Hanoi – Thac Ba Lake: 180 km (L,D – Home stay)

 

Start discovering the Northeast Vietnam by motorbike at 8:30 from our bike store. We’ll head out of Hanoi on the winding road along the red river. It’s a beautiful 50 km dyke road from Hanoi to Viet Tri town. After the town we can be back to ride along the Thao river up to North Vietnam. The ride along the winding dike road is one of the highlights of this Northeast Vietnam motorcycle trip. After lunch in Doan Hung Town, we have 2 different choices to be on the long or short road to Thac Ba lake. If we arrive at the lake early and the weather permits, we’ll have a short boat trip around the Thac Ba lake – one of the largest lakes in North Vietnam.

 

Day 2: Vu Linh – Ha Giang : 170 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)motorbike Thac ba lake

 

After breakfast with the friendly host (Family of the Dzao people), we’ll keep motorcycle touring up to North Vietnam to Ha Giang, The ride in the morning is almost on the back road along the Thac Ba lake it crosses some short mountain passes the after lunch we’ll hit the smooth road straight to Ha Giang. We could be in Ha Giang early to ask permits to continue the motorbike ride to remote area along the Chinese border in the following days.

 

Day 3: Ha Giang – Dong Van :  150 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

It’s the short distance of motorbike riding today but the road is zigzag and not easy so we can’t ride fast however, the Ha Giang motorcycle tour to Dong Van via the Rock Plateau or the Global Geo-park is one of the best motorbike tours in Vietnam. Every meters of that “snake” roads offer you a amazing view of mountain or the rustic but interesting villages of the colorful hill tribes. We’ll finish the great day touring in Dong Van at around 4;30 PM.

 

Day 4: Dong Van – Bao Lac :  120 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)motorbike Ha Giang

 

This is another short day of motorbike touring in Ha Giang, before starting the motorcycle riding, you can have a short walk around the Dong Van town to see the local market where you can see some different color hill tribes or to have a look at some beautiful ancient buildings in town. After leaving the peaceful town of Dong Van, we continue the Northern Vietnam Motorbike Touring on the rock plateau of Ha Giang and cross the imposing Ma Pi Leng pass – one of the longest and most beautiful passes in the North of Vietnam. After lunch in Meo Vac, we’ll hit all the way down along the Nho Que river to the town on the riverside named Bao Lac.

 

Day 5: Bao Lac – Quang Uyen :  185 km (B,L,D – Home stay)

 

After simple breakfast in town, we keep riding along the Nho Que river. The ride offers a different view of mountain from the view of the Rock plateau you’ve seen days before. (Mountain looks greener with plantation and rice terraces). After lunch in the rustic restaurant in the middle of nowhere, we continue the North Vietnam motorcycle ride up to Cao Bang then cross the city to join again a quiet, joyful back-road to ride to up all the way to Ban Gioc waterfall in the top North Vietnam. We’ll stay on the way at Quang Uyen town in the guest house or home stay with the Tay people.

 

Day 6: Quang Uyen – Ban Gioc waterfall – Cao Bang :  170 km (B,L,D – Hotel Stay)Ban Gioc waterfall

 

This is another highlight of this motorcycle tour in North Vietnam, we’ll ride to the one of the most remote areas in the North of Vietnam which offers mostly back-road and off-road motorbike ride with amazing view of mountain. We’ll get touched to the Chinese border where Vietnam and China share the most beautiful and imposing waterfall – the Ban Gioc waterfall. After picnic lunch, we’ll enjoy the relaxing time at the waterfall, taking pictures of the nature’s beauty or swimming at the natural pool nearby the waterfall. In the afternoon, we’ll take ride motorbike back to Cao Bang city, spend a night in the city to enjoy the different excitement of the City in Northern Vietnam after staying some nights in remote part of Vietnam.

 

Day 7: Cao Bang – Ba Be Lake :  150 km (B,L,D – Home Stay)

 

After getting out of the city, we join the winding road No3, crossing some mountain passes and hit all the way down to the Ba Be lake. This motorbike ride to Ba Be lake takes about 4 hours so we’ll have lunch when reaching to the lake, after lunch we’ll have short boat trip around the largest Natural lake in Vietnam – Ba Be lake. This is the highlight of the day and also of this Vietnam motorbike tour, this promise to be best relaxing time after a long motorbike ride on ad off-road in mountain areas in Northern Vietnam.

 

Day 8: Ba Be – Hanoi:  240 km (B,L)motorbike Ba Be lake

 

Ending the 8 day enjoyable motorcycle tour in North Vietnam with a long ride back to Hanoi from Ba Be lake. The ride in the morning is still on the mountain passes or rugged roads, the experienced team of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert will do their best to ride on the safe and easy roads as more as possible to get closed to Hanoi. When we get closer and closer to Hanoi there’ll be no choice but to join the busy road with the local to ride back to the city center. The tour will end at around 4:30 PM.

Experience Hanoi From The Back of The Bikes

This is a special offer of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert for the one who can not ride motorbikes have chance to enjoy safe and fun motorbike adventure around busy city of Hanoi. This short motorbike tour in Hanoi Vietnam will give you a different experience of Hanoi with some unique attractions in the busy and noon-touristy part of Hanoi city.

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Tour guide will come to your hotel with the bikes at about 8:30 am, after fitiing the helmets and gloves, just getting on the back of your tour guide’s bikes with your camera and start the special Vietnam motorbike tour to experience the crazy and funny local traffic, We’ll hit all the busy traffic roads to Van Phuc silk villages in the western part of Hanoi. Getting off the bikes and have a short walk around the village of silk to learn more about how to make a good silk and experience the daily life of the local. You can also do some enjoyable shopping here with the best price.

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10:30 am – Saying good bye to the silk village of Van Phuc then we continue the motorbike tour to the western outskirt of Hanoi where you can see the noon-touristy area of the capital city with the quietness of some beautiful pagodas. After visiting the Thay pagoda in Sai Son village we heading back to the city center. In the afternoon, we will have motorbike tour around Hanoi city center to visit the famous attractions such as: Museum of Vietnam Ethnology and the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. We’ll end the short but enjoyable “Easy rider” motorbike tour in HanoiVietnam at your hotel at 4:00 pm.

 

 

Hanoi Motorbike Tour – 1 Day

Overview: This is one day Vietnam motorbike tour around Hanoi and Bac Ninh province. The tour offers several beautiful and traditional villages in Hanoi and the ‘next door’ province of Bac Ninh such as Bat Trang ceramic village, Dong Ho folk painting village and beautiful But Thap pagoda. Just one day motorbike tour to discover the hidden charm of Hanoi and nearby, it is a combination of adventure and relaxing travel. This interesting Hanoi Motorcycle Tour is not suitable to the novices, because the tour passes some busy city roads, so the inexperienced riders or novices had better to join the tour at the back of motorbikes.

Destination : Hanoi – Bat Trang ceramic village – Dong Ho Folk Painting vilaage – But Thap pagoda.

 

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The tour starts at 8 AM from city center. We motorcycle ahead to the north of Hanoi to ceramic village of Bat Trang

( Bat Trang is the small village to the north of Hanoi, is about 13 kilometers from city center, on the other side of Chuong Duong bridge.  Why is its name popular to most tourists to northern Vietnam? The answer is its ever famous ceramic and pottery products of high quality. If you have known about Vietnam, you may not be surprised that Bat Trang’s vases, bowls, dishes, and many other kinds of ceramic products have been exported worldwide. Should you would like to contemplate workers making ceramic products by hand.)bac ninh

After about 30 minute motorbike ride from Hanoi city center, We will have easy walk around the village to see the daily life of the local people and learn more about how to make ceramic or china here. Then getting back to the bikes, we keep riding to the traditional province of Bac Ninh, have local food for lunch in the casual local restaurant and then have another walk to the famous folk painting village of Dong Ho where the local make the traditional paintings and beautiful pagoda But Thap. After that we will motorcycle back to the hotel in Hanoi, finish the interesting Vietnam motorbike tour around Hanoi and Bac Ninh province.