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This is one of the favorite Northeast Vietnam motorbike tours. The 6-day motorbike tour in Vietnam will offer you the most outstanding views of Northern Vietnam’s mountain areas. You will be in the most remote areas and the poorest part of Vietnam with friendly, colorful, and interesting people. Besides, you will have a chance to see the most famous and attractive lakes in Vietnam such as Ba Be Lake and Thac Ba Lake. The route has less traffic than the others so this is always the most recommended motorcycle trip in Vietnam.
During this tour, you will spend the first two nights at homestays and for the rest of the tour, you will be accommodated at two different hotels.
You will start the motorbike tour to Ha Giang, North Vietnam at 08:00 from the northeast side of Hanoi by taking a small winding road along the Red River. You can enjoy great view of river and rice paddies as you ride through the country and extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads. You will meet the daily life in the wild environment.
Lunch will be at a local restaurant in Doan Hung Town. You will arrive in Vu Linh, a nice village of the Dzao people that located nearby the Thac Ba Lake, the largest man-made lake with more than 3,000 islands. If time permits, you will have a boat trip around the Thac Ba Lake.
After breakfast, you will ride along the Thac Ba Lake on a small road lined with palm trees and scenic mountain views to join the National Road number 2 heading up to Ha Giang where you stop for the night. Before getting to the Tay Village where you do home stay, you should stop at Ha Giang City to ask permit for the motorbike tour to the Dong Van Rock Plateau and the frontier area in following days.
Today, you will have one of the best Vietnam motorbike tours. The ride today is mostly on small challenging mountain roads (but incredibly beautiful) on the land of colorful hill tribes. You will be on some of most beautiful passes in Vietnam such as the Ma Pi Leng, ‘Heaven Gate’ pass.
Here is also good chance to learn and experience the colorful culture of local tribes. It is inspiring to see how they survive as they manage to live in the rocks. When you reach the town, you will have some extra time to wander the ancient streets lined with H’mong homes of clay bricks and tiles roofs built centuries ago.
The motorbike ride in the morning is still winding along the Rock Plateau. After breakfast, you will enjoy slowly Vietnam motorbike tour on some beautiful mountain passes until Meo Vac where you stop for lunch. In the afternoon, you will motorcycle down the hill along the river and see the different mountain view (less rocky and more green). You will arrive in Bao Lac Town at 17:00.
To save time for the boat trip in Ba Be Lake, you should start the day earlier so after breakfast, you start riding at around 08:00. Today is exactly the best off-road Vietnam motorbike tour. Just after 20 kilometers from Bao Lac, you turn to narrow and bumpy road with the breathtaking view of terraced rice paddies.
Especially, you have to cross few rivers instead of riding on some bamboo bridges. You will be finishing the memorable riding day with lunch in a peaceful village of the Tay people nearby Ba Be Llake. It’s time for relaxing on one of the most beautiful and biggest natural lake in Vietnam in the afternoon.
Staying off the main road for as long as possible, you head back towards the Red River Delta, passing through areas inhabited by Hmong, Dao, Tay, and Nung minority peoples. You can enjoy a mixture of both challenging track and glorious sealed road all the way back to Hanoi. The great Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Giang will end safely in Hanoi before rush hours.
This tour will take you to explore Hanoi, Thac Ba Lake, Ha Giang, the Dong Van Rock Plateau, Bao Lac via Meo Vac, and Ba Be Lake.
You will be served 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners. Coffee and fruits are also provided while on tour.