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As they say, there’s no better way to experience Northern Vietnam than riding a motorbike and that is absolutely true. Ha Giang and Ba Be lake are located in far North Vietnam, are well-known with breath natural scenery, majestic karst mountain landscape, colorful local culture.
They are also perfect places for Motorbike routes with various types of terrains, from winding passes, narrow and steep local trail, to dirt muddy road. You will have an unforgettable experience on the motorbike path Ba Be- Ha Giang trip 5 days.
Our program has well organized and flexible for every driving skill level, so to have program math your inquiry, let discuss with Zonitrip – local Tour operator Expert before booking the tour.
Your hotel in Hanoi
Morning: Pick-up at your hotel at 7:30 AM, prepare the motorbike, our guide introduces the rule and the plan, start the trip Motorbike tour Ba Be- Ha Giang 5 days. After that, we will follow the road to the Thai Nguyen province. Have lunch at Thai Nguyen.
The afternoon is the time for enjoying great fun of motorbike touring on the winding roads, mountain passes crossing some hill tribe’s villages
At the end of the day, we arrive Pac Ngoi village – a community consisting of Tay people on the side of Ba Be Lake. If you like swimming or kayaking, we can arrange 1-2hrs for these activities.
At the homestay, you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a meal with local food.
Distance around 230km,
Terrain: ~70% asphalt, 30% concrete and offroad.
Morning: After breakfast with the Tay family, we take a short walk to the Babe lake pier to start the 2hours boat cruise around the largest natural lake in Vietnam – Ba Be lake.
Ba Be Lake (Vietnamese: Ba means “Three”, Bể is from the Tay language word Pe, meaning “lake”) is the largest natural lake in Vietnam. Ba Be Lake is a featured geographical science and is a biodiversity reservoir. It is a part of the Ba Be National Park. It is home to a range of animals and plants.
During the relaxing time on the boat, you can see the wildlife of the animal and fishing life of locals. Or if you need to cool off, you can jump into the cool, clean waters for a refreshing swim! As you float in Ba Be Lake, you can take in the scenery of the surrounding karst decorated with patches of wild vegetation and inhabited by all sorts of interesting creatures. Then you will do a short trekking to Dau Dang waterfall – the fresh air and green life of the jungle.
Afternoon: After lunch at Ba Be, we will continue ride to Bao Lac, Cao Bang. Today is exactly the best offroad Vietnam motorbike tour. To reach Bao Lac, we follow the local path, less traffic, ride through the narrow and bumpy road with a breathtaking view on peak mountain, forest and travel through the ethnic villages.
Arriving Bao Lac town in Cao Bang province in the late afternoon. Sleep in a hotel.
Sum up: Distance around 130km, Terrain: ~50% asphalt, 50% concrete and offroad.
Leaving Bao Lac, we continue to run to Meo Vac – one part of Dong Van Karst Plateau Geo Park, where has the amazing karst.
Option 1: If you don’t want to be much dangerous, we will arrange around 2hrs for motorbike, trekking down and boating or Kayaking time on Nho Que river.
Sum up: Terrain: ~70% asphalt, 30% concrete and a little bit offroad.
Option 2: If you like offroad and challenging your driving skill, and using the offroad bike, we will arrange the road travel down to Nho Que river ( following the road from Khau Vai ( Meo Vac) – Bao Lac). The road leads you through the muddy trail, local path, cross the river by bamboo raft.
Sum up: Terrain: 30% concrete road, 70% offroad.
Overnight at Meo Vac.
Today we will have one of the best North Motorbike Vietnam route in Ha Giang. The ride today is mostly on small challenging mountain roads (but incredibly beautiful) on the land of colorful hill-tribes. We will be on some of the most beautiful passes in Vietnam such as the Ma Pi Leng, ‘Heaven Gate’ pass.
We will drive to the peak of Ma Pi Leng which gives stunning views of the mountains and sweeping valleys. It’s the most beautiful part of the whole journey, located on the Happiness road connecting the towns of Dong Van and Meo Vac, Ma Pi Leng Pass. The legendary pass is well known for craggy cliffs and breath-taking views. It is the greatest pass in the north, often referred to as the “king” of the passes in Vietnam! The whole road is winding through the cliffs and overcomes Ma Pi Leng pass at an altitude of 2,000 meters.
The road has been cut into the side of the cliff face and far below are the distant waters of the Nho Que river.
Then, leave Ma Pi Leng pass, we will continue ride to Lung Cu, where has Vietnam national flag pole- located near the border with China. You will ride the motorbike through the winding mountain road, beside the Karst Mountain Valley.
Experience stay at homestay of Lo Lo people- one of the ethnic groups in North Vietnam.
Terrain: ~70% asphalt, 30% concrete and a little bit offroad.
After breakfast, we have a relaxed time and continue the beautiful journey from Lung Cu to Ha Giang city. The view is the wonderful mixture of karst mountains, winding road and graceful villages of the minority people.
After getting Ha Giang city in the late afternoon, we will take a rest, shower and eat dinner before moving your bikes to the sleeping bus.
Around 9:00 pm, our sleeping bus will run. Arrive Hanoi in next morning. End of Motorbike Ha Giang-Ba Be Lake 5 Days trip, see you in the future.
Solo travel is taking off. More and more adventurers are forging their own path and travelling alone as part of a group tour. And it’s no wonder. With the confidence you gain from seeing the world on your terms, solo travel gives you a sense of freedom like nothing else.
If you want to travel to your own tune, you’ll be in good company with Zonitrip. Lots of our travellers arrive alone and leave with lifelong friends. With shared authentic experiences in far-flung destinations, our tours are the perfect chance to create lasting friendships.
We’ll match you with the group having suit your departure time, so you can share the tour cost. About single supplements like accommodation, most of our homestay have a single mattress so it’s very convenient for solo travel. If you want to upgrade a private room, the small surcharge can be accepted.
If at the departure time you want, we haven’t had any other group, you can book in advance or deposit to keep a sit. We will inform you of the update or customized suitable or better options.
You can also find many travel ideas and tours here in the best solo travel destinations. Don’t worry, let contact with us.
After a long day with a lot of activities, we know a comfortable place to rest overnight is a special concern. A relaxed and enjoyable accommodation is not only to state the quality of the tour but also to get the energy back for the possibly hard days after.
However, the Trekking and Motorbike tours of Zonitrip are almost at remote regions where accommodations are not like other big towns, so we’ll stay mostly at the standard hotels or home-stay. But don’t’ worry, they’re surely safe and the equipment is comfortable enough for you:
Mostly 90% of Zonitrip’s customers are pleased with staying at homestays.
All the families we choose to stay have special permits and are certificated from the local government. Most of the homestays are nice wood and clean houses on stilts, are owned by warm hosts, who are local knowing well area. Below is the equipment you can expect to have at the homestay: private mats, blankets, mosquito nets, fans, clean toilets, hot water.
Most of the towns we stay during the tour are pretty small where there may be only one or few little basic hotels; however, they have will have most of the standard equipment for you to have a safe and comfortable stay such as soft mats, blankets, mosquito nets, Air-conditioning, clean toilets… and free wifi. We sometimes tour through some big cities/touristy areas and we can have better choices to stay in a better 3 or 4 star hotels.
|Night 1: Ba Be lake||Nam Pe homestay or similar|
|Night 2: Bao Lac||Duc Tai Hotel 2*|
|Night 3: Meo Vac||Clay house homestay or similar||Auberge de Meo Vac|
|Night 4: Lung Cu||Lo Lo ancient house|
We would like to say the food on tours is one of the most important reasons to make our clients come back for more.
We serve almost local Vietnamese food on the tour. Generally, Vietnamese food is light but it’s surely not boring and so healthy. We can be sure all food is fresh with a lot of vegetables, especially for vegetarians.
We sometimes choose a basic roadside restaurant for meals or eating at the homestay but the food is always fresh, tasty and plenty to choose.
Such as famous PHO (rice noodle soup), BUN CHA (special noodle with grilled pork), NEM (Spring rolls)…The local people have different methods to cook so we can be sure you can have different food for each meal during the long adventure tours in Vietnam.
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