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11 Days Guided Vietnam Motorbike Tour

  • Mai Chau - Son La - Dien Bien Phu - Sapa - Ha Giang - Meo Vac - Cao Bang - Ba Be

Adventurous Motorbike Tour Vietnam

If you like to experience something new in North Vietnam, this motorcycle tour will be a perfect tour for you! Ride along the beauty of North Vietnam, including the impressive pass of Pha Din Pass, the tea plantations in Moc Chau Plateau, and many more. Not only riding, you can have experience with many local tribes living in North Vietnam. You will also explore many remote villages during your ride. You can enjoy the natural breeze of Sapa and Ba Be National Park while resting your bike. Join now to get an amazing lifetime experience!

Highlights

  • 2034-mile mileage
  • Motorcycle rental for tour
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Experience of North Vietnam ethnic tribes
  • A visit to several remote villages
  • Vietnamese food and drink
  • 10 nights' lodging
  • 11 riding days
  • English
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During this tour, you will stay overnight in a twin room at several hotels as provided by Hanoi Easy Rider.

Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau (191 kilometers)

You will leave Hanoi around 7:30 and ride to Mai Chau. After that, you will ride on road number 6 passing expansive rice paddies and scenic villages. You will have a stop for refreshment before tackling 70 kilometers of the undulating road with great view of mountains and valley. You will reach Mai Chau in the late afternoon. You will visit Pom Coong where you will have lunch and dinner and stay overnight there.

After lunch, you will have a short rest and take a leisure push bike trips toward Ma River. You will take a short boat ride upstream Ma River to reach a remote Thai Village. You will relax and have interesting conversations with the villagers before you walk back to the dock. You will return to Pom Coong for dinner and stay overnight at a traditional stilt-house of a Thai family after an 8-hour ride.

Day 2: Mai Chau - Son La (170 kilometers)

You will have breakfast at the homestay before you continue to ride up north to Son La. The road is in good condition and the scenery is stunning. You will take frequent stops to visit minority villages of Hmong, Black Thai, and to take photos.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant. The highlight of your trip today will be the tea plantations in Moc Chau Plateau, where you will find the best green tea in Vietnam grown along the roads on hillsides. You will reach Son La in the afternoon, have dinner, and stay overnight there.

Day 3: Son La - Dien Bien (160 kilometers)

Today's ride will be greater with more winding road, longer passes, colorful minority groups, and stunning scenery. You will stop to visit several villages and take photos. You will have lunch at a local restaurant. The highlight of today's ride will be the impressive pass of Pha Din Pass, the longest pass in Vietnam with the total length approximately up to 32 kilometers.

Climbing and descending the slopes with their many bends and deep gorges will be an unforgettable experience. You will reach Dien Bien Phu in the afternoon around 16:00. Upon arrival, you will stroll around to explore the town, have dinner, and stay overnight in Dien Bien Phu.

Day 4: Dien Bien - Sapa (288 kilometers)

After breakfast, you will start riding 225 kilometers along stunning gorges and Nam Na River. On the way, you will stop to visit Hmong and Dzao villages and have lunch in Lai Chau. Then, you will continue to Sapa through climbing the highest pass in Vietnam, the Tram Ton Pass. We will reach Sapa in the afternoon time, have dinner, and stay overnight there.

Note: The Sunday market in Tam Duong is very interesting with lots of colorful ethnic minorities. If the day is Sunday, the market will be included in the program and you will reach Sapa around 15:00.

Day 5: Sapa

After a good night sleep, you will have breakfast and continue to visit Ta Van Village, Lao Chai Village, and Cat Cat Village. Then, you will have lunch in Sapa and visit Ham Rong Mountain and Sapa town. In the end of the day, you will stay overnight at a hotel in Sapa.

Day 6: Sapa - Ha Giang (255 kilometers)

Today, you will ride all day long to reach Ha Giang. Along the way, you will meet ethnic people such as Nung, Tay, Red Dzao, La Chi, Co Lao, and some other tribes who stay on the hill and have settled in the area. You will have lunch on the way to Ha Giang and visit Tay hill tribe's village. There, you will enjoy the beautiful scene of rivers, forests, and a mountain of Northeast Vietnam. You will check in at a hotel in town and have a dinner there.

Day 7: Ha Giang - Meo Vac (180 kilometers)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will go north to Quan Ba Heaven Gate. You will go around the Na Khoang village before reaching Yen Minh for lunch. After lunch time, you will continue to visit Vuong Dynasty art architecture relics, a former palace of Meo people, and Sa Phin village. It will be followed by a visit to Lung Cu Flag Tower, the northern most tip of Vietnam.

Then, you will go around the town to visit Dong Van ancient town and Dong Van market (opens only on Sunday) and visit 2 villages of Hmong and Lo Lo hill tribes. You will ride to Meo Vac which is inhabited mostly by Hmong, Lo Lo, and Pu Peo ethnic minority people. They still retain traditions and their cultural identities through the centuries. You will stop on the way at the famous Ma Pi Leng Pass. In the end of the day, you will have dinner and stay overnight in Meo Vac town.

Day 8: Meo Vac - Cao Bang (200 kilometers)

You will leave Meo Vac for Cao Bang. On the way, you will cross small villages of local hill tribes of Tay, Nung, Hmong, and Dao. You will have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will arrive in Cao Bang, have dinner, and stay overnight there.

Day 9: Cao Bang (190 kilometers)

Today, you will ride to Ban Gioc Waterfall via Trung Khanh with a stop to visit handmade water reeling system of Nung tribe. When you arrive at Ban Gioc Waterfall, you will take a boat trip to the waterfall. On the way back to Cao Bang, you will take a short trek to visit Nguom Ngao Cave, a big and yet unexplored cave with extraordinary natural stalactites and stalagmites. Then you'll come back to Cao Bang, have dinner and stay overnight there.

Day 10: Cao Bang - Ba Be Lake (150 kilometers)

After breakfast, you will go to Ba Be. You will visit some minority people such as Tay, Nung, Da, San Chay, etc. on the way there. You will have lunch at a local restaurant. When you arrive in Ba Be, you will take a boat cruise down to Nang River and visit O Uong Cave, Dau Dang Waterfalls, and An Ma Island.

Then, you will find the best place for swimming or take an easy hike to meet ethnic people living along the lake. In the afternoon, you will return to Pac Ngoi village, have dinner, and stay overnight there at a homestay.

Day 11: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (220 kilometers)

You will leave Ba Be and stop in Thai Nguyen to visit The Museum of Ethnology and enjoy fresh green tea. You will arrive in Hanoi in the late afternoon.

  • A boat cruise on Nang River
  • A boat trip to Ban Gioc Waterfall
  • A visit to O Uong Cave, Dau Dang Waterfalls, and An Ma Island of Ba Be National Park
  • Hiking in the area of Ba Be Lake
  • Swimming on Ba Be Lake

Mai Chau

Mai Chau is an area of beautiful landscapes and home to Thai ethnic minority.

Sapa

Sapa is the former hill station for the French colonists 100 years ago. Today, Sapa is the paradise for trekking lovers because of its beautiful trekking routes, stunning terraces, and colorful minority groups.

Ma Pi Leng Pass

Ma Pi Leng Pass is an altitude of over 2000 meters. Ma Pi Leng is one of the clusters of karst cones and continuous cliffs, which constitute an unmatched landscape.

Dong Van

For the local inhabitants, Dong Van karst plateau, with up to 60% of limestone exposures, is not only a mighty scenery. Dong Van karst plateau Geopark is in the area of Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van, Meo Vac, and 4 mountainous districts of Ha Giang Province. It was recognized as the first global geopark of Vietnam since October 3rd, 2010.

There are also other places in North Vietnam that will be visited during the tour as indicated in the itinerary.

For your meals, Hanoi Easy Rider will provide you Vietnamese food during the tour.

  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • All entrance fees, tickets, and transport on the tour
  • All fuel
  • Boat cruise on Nang River and boat trip to Ban Gioc Waterfall
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Hiking in the area of Ba Be Lake and swimming on Ba Be Lake
  • Motorcycle rental
  • Trip insurance
  • Vietnamese food and drink
  • Visits to O Uong Cave, Dau Dang Waterfalls, and An Ma Island of Ba Be National Park
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Dinner and hotel on last day
  • Other things not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses

Testimonials

  • Review by Michele O'Brien from Melbourne, Australia

    "I just got back from a 4-day trip to Bac Ha, Sapa, and Tu Le. The landscape is stunning with huge glorious mountains that look like something out of the Hobbit, serene deep valleys, beautiful tribal ladies picking tea, and cute kids playing by the side of the road. I mean there is always something amazing to look at. Tu was a safe and skillful driver and also a great guide."

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  • Review by Stephen McCloskey from Merseyside, England

    "What can I say? I have been following Hanoi Easy Rider on Facebook for around 2 years, constantly asking questions, and desperate to have a motorcycle road trip in Vietnam for over 20 years. I have just managed to have my dream come true, with a 6-day trip and it was absolutely wonderful! I left Hanoi with a tour guide and returned with a very good friend."

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  • Review by J. Chan from Philippines

    "The 1-day city tour was really fun. It is the best way to see and experience the city. The visit to the pottery village was also enjoyable. Hanoi Easy Rider can customize their tour for you. You just need to discuss it with them ahead of time. They are very good and friendly people. Thanks a lot."

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