Northern Vietnam Motorcycle Tour Plus Halong Bay – 12 Days
In the journey with Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia team in northern area, you could experience the most fantastic things ever in your life: riding motorbike through the winding trails, sailing the bamboo boats in the largest fresh water lake in Vietnam or hiking through the magnificent terraced fields in mountainous areas. Definitely this northern Vietnam motorcycle tour plus Halong Bay will be an extraordinary memory imprinting your time in Vietnam.
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Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau: 150km, 5hr riding
The Vietnam motorbike tour starts at 9:00am, after the guide comes and picks you up at the hotel to transfer to suburban area. From there, we will ride to the west of Hanoi on the sealed road and head to Mai Chau. After only one hour, you can enjoy the countryside pictures with forested hills and rice fields. Also, our Vietnammotorbike team will cross limestone mountains, which gigantically stands on two sides of the roads.
After the lunch, our motorbike crew keeps on riding to Mai Chau and it is considered the highlight of this Northern Vietnam motorcycle tours.
We reach Mai Chau at about 5:00 and the very first day tour ends here in a lovely homestay.
Day 2: Mai Chau – Phu Yen: 170km, 6h riding.
Riding on the main road few kilometers and then our northern Vietnam motorbike tours embarks on a seemingly forgotten trail, which was built in French time. This route is about 50km with up-and-downs, winds through the Black River Reservoir. Meandering through the road 43, our Vietnam motorbike team could observe the daily life of residential dwellers, mainly Black and White Thai people in northwest Vietnam.
After crossing the river by ferry, the road around the bank of reservoir leads the motorbike tour Northern Vietnam team to a amazing paved road, where we hit the road to Phu Yen Town – Son La province. The motorbike ride to Phu Yen reminds us the motorcycle tours along the centre coast of Vietnam or Vietnam Motorbike Top Gear Special. There comes to the end of second day northwest Vietnam motorbike tour in that peaceful town.
Day 3: Phu Yen – Than Uyen: 220km, 6hr riding
Coming to the day 3 with motorbike tours Northern Vietnam, we ascend to the mountainous areas which are densely forested and is the home of H’Mong people. Riding up North to the peak of mountain pass and then tumble down to an extensive tea-growing farm. The landscapes turn out picturesque and incredibly marvelous when our motorbike team cross through the rice valleys, dotted by woonden-made houses of Thai and H’mong people, vaguely hidden in the bushy areas. The ride today could be the best part of northern Vietnam motorbike trip, we can stop every five minutes for photos.
As reaching Than Uyen, our motorbike tour North Vietnam crew will stay in Phuong Nhung Hotel and have a dinner in town.
Day 4: Than Uyen – Sapa: 120km, 3hr riding
A tasty breakfast is followed by a great motorbike tour riding in the morning through Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range-the towering and gigantic mountain in northern area. We will fantastic motorcycle ride to Sapa through O Quy Ho pass, one of the 4 longest and most beautiful passes in north of Vietnam. The first part of 120km is an easy ride for you to get through many rustic villages with the green tea plantations. The rest of motorbike tour today is more impressive when you ride up to the Sapa heaven gate or Tram Ton mountain pass, at the height of 2000m above the sea level.
We will take the lunch in Sapa town, take a short trip around Sapa by motorbike. The rest of the day is for relaxing to prepare for new routes with northeast Vietnam motorbike tour tomorrow.
Day 5: Sapa – Ha Giang: 240km 5hr riding
On the way from Sapa to Ha Giang, motorcyclists are supposed to see the different landscapes of Northern Vietnam. A stop-over at Chinese border can broaden your mind about daily life in border town We will have lunch in Viet Quang town. After that, we keeps motorbiking along the winding river, take a panoramic look at terraced rice fields in Hoang Su Phi. It could be an exciting part of the northern Vietnam motorbike tour.
Our motorbike touring team comes to Ha Giang in the late afternoon and stay here. It remarks the 5th day of this wonderful Vietnam motorbike holiday.
Day 6: Ha Giang – Dong Van – Meo Vac: 180km, 6hr riding
Your motorbike tour to Ha Giang could not be fulfilled without riding to Dong Van and Meo Vac; the most remote districts in the North of Ha Giang with the massive plateaus of rocks and colorfully vivid life of local people. Meo Vac is an impressive and attractive destination for every Vietnam motorbike tour with typical charms of mountain and forest. The route today from Ha Giang to Dong Van will be the spotlight of the whole motorbike tours in northern Vietnam. Just relax and stop over on the way to let your passion with natural photography be satisfied! Some iconic places to not be missed includes the Heaven Gate, Rock Plateau, Vuong Palace, Ma Pi Leng Pass, etc.
We come to Dong Van town at 5:00. Take your time in that tranquil and romantic town and enjoy the night.
Day 7: Meo Vac – Ba Be lake: 180km, 6hr riding
After breakfast, the northern Vietnam motorcycle tour carries on riding along the Nho Que River and farewell to Ha Giang. The small, narrow and rugged roads will be the key points of the Vietnam motorbike tour. On the 2 sides, you will see the marvelous mountains, small tribe villages forested in far distance.
We will have lunch in Bao Lac Town. After 30 km on the tarmacked road, we keep riding the motorbike through one of the greatest off-road motorcycle tours in Vietnam. Our motorbike tour will get through the peaceful villages and cross some streams and the hanging bamboo bridge. It is full of challenges but really rewarding and memorable for your motorbike tours in Vietnam.
We stay in Ba Be lake for a night, after enjoying a boat tour around Ba Be Lake in the afternoon. This fantastic night with Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia crew will be unforgettable in the home-stay of Tay local people.
Day 8: Ba Be Lake – Cao Bang: 150km
After a relaxing morning discovering the largest fresh water lake- Ba Be Lake, we could truly reveal in the tranquility of this natural masterpiece. Following the boat trip, our motorbike tour team keeps exploring the wildness of Ba Be National Park and sets off the motorbike trip to Cao Bang Town. We stay in a hotel there. Ends the 8th day motorcycle trip in northeast Vietnam.
Day 9: Cao Bang – Quang Hoa – Lang Son: 180km
On the 9th day of motorbike tours Northern Vietnam, we keep driving on the Road No. 4, the historical trail in the French colonizing time. This place used to be a severe battlefield between French troops and Vietnam army force and witnessed the serious losses of both sides.
Our riding team will stay for a while in Quang Uyen to drop into a rustic village of Nung People. Lunch will be ready in Dong Khe Town. From that place, we set the motorbike trip directly to Lang Son and around 5: 00 pm, we are supposed to reach this busy city for dinner.
Day 10: Lang Son – Halong Bay: 200km, 6h riding
It is going to a long and intense day of riding motorbike from Lang Son to Quang Ninh Province. In the morning, our motorbike touring team North Vietnam could pay a visit to Tam Thanh Cave and then starts the Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Long Bay.
Riding through Chinese border in the road No.4 and meandering along the coastal line of Tonkin Guff to Halong Bay. In the afternoon, we arrive in Halong city and check in the hotel. The next days will be so relaxing and comfortable to compensate for the intense days roaming the entire northern area of Vietnam.
Day 11: Halong Bay Cruise Tour
The morning is scheduled free for you to go around and enjoy the breezy and calm atmosphere of the town. At 11:00, our motorbike tour team will gather and walk to the tourist wharf and join a big boat trip. Seafood Lunch is served on board with many delicious Local Vietnam food.
For the rest of the day, it’s your totally relaxing time to savor the breathtakingly incredible charm of Halong Bay, which has enchanted many tourists when visiting there. You could join energetic activities such as kayaking, swimming, sightseeing…
The last night with motorcycle tours Vietnam on board.
Day 12: Halong – Hanoi: 170km
A tranquil morning surrounded by peacefully magnificent view of islets and crystal clear water. After having breakfast with various dishes, the boat will take a short cruising around the bay before heading back to the wharf.
On embarking the cruise, motorbikes are ready for the team at the wharf. We keep carrying out the last route of motorbike tours North Vietnam from Halong to Hanoi. With the last journey, the riding is easy when the entire road is tarmacked backroads with beautiful countryside views. Our team reaches Hanoi at 5:00 Pm and it finishes an amazing 12 day Vietnam motorbike trip.
- Stay over-night on Halong Bay cruise 3* with all seafood meals including on the cruise cost surcharge 150 USD/ per person!