Northeast Vietnam Motorcycle Tour - Iti #14
The 6-day northeast Vietnam motorbike tour, customized by the Hanoi motorbike tour operator Lotussia Travel includes such travel highlights as Thac Ba reservoir, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac, Bao Lac, Ba Be national park. Begin your motorcycle adventure from Hanoi, you ride through the less travel villages of the north eastern Vietnam where you meet up with different ethnic groups, spend the night at local home (homestay). The bike tour is provided with English-speaking motorcycle tour guide, high capacity bikes, road bikes or motocross. Although the motorcycle trip is available all year round, this itinerary is the most recommended in dry season. A support truck or minivan can be used for big group size. You mostly ride on the back roads and off roads sometimes.
Day 1: Hanoi – Vu Linh.
Leaving Hanoi and breaking out of the delta plains, we pass through endless limestone karst scenery as we travel south through “Thay Pagoda”, country and extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads. Arrive in Vulinh in late afternoon, here we stay overnight with friends of the Dao’s minority in a traditional stilt house.
Day 2: Vu Linh – Ha Giang.
Beautiful ride today along Thac Ba lake, during your way, you will have chances to visit many roadside ethnic villages and markets. Lunch in Tuyen Quang. Continue to Ha Giang for overnight in a Hotel
Day 3: Ha Giang – Dong Van.
Today ride must be highlights of the trip as we will visit one of the most remote land in Vietnam where are special with many ethnic groups with their unique cultures and imposing mountains – the “Heaven Gate” in Quan Ba, Rock Plateau and the Vuong palace in Dong Van. Tonight, we stay in a hotel.
Day 4: Dong van – Bao Lac.
After the breakfast, let spend your time to visit Dong Van old street and if it falls on Sunday, you will have great opportunity to visit the weekly maket of Dong Van where gathers many ethnic groups and their local products. The market is like a festival for the local to enjoy the time with friends, talking, drinking…Continue to Bao Lac via Meo Vac and the highlight will be the conquering the Ma Pi Leng pass. Upon arrival, check in and stay in a guesthouse in Bao Lac.
Day 5: Bao Lac – Ba Be National Park.
Today we continue to Babe lake & national park where the landscape is amazing and the homestay is another unique experience. Upon your arrival, you are free at leisure to do the boat trip (own expense) or walk to explore the village of the Tay people. Overnight in homestay of a Tay family.
Day 6: Ba Be Lakes – Hanoi.
Staying off the main road for as long as possible we head back towards the Red River Delta, passing through areas inhabited by Hmong, Dao, Tay and Nung minority peoples. A mixture of both challenging track and glorious sealed road all the way back to Hanoi.