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Motorbike-northeast Vietnam

North Vietnam Motorbike loop 6 days ( Vu Linh – Ha Giang – Ba Be)

(3 Reviews)
  • 6 Days
  • Private tour
  • Sleep: Homestay & Hotel
  • icon motorbike
    Difficulty : Beginner and experience riderIf you can't ride, we will arrange an easy rider for you
  • Pickup: Hanoi
  • Min Age : 18+

As they say, there’s no better way to experience Northern Vietnam than riding a motorbike and that is absolutely true. Within 6 days, North Vietnam Motorbike loop offers you the most breathtaking views of Northern Vietnam’s mountain areas such as Thac Ba lake, Ha Giang, Ba Be National Park  – in a special way – motorbike.

It is a wonderful destination with majestic landscape mountain, breathtaking natural and colorful local culture. You will have an unforgettable experience on the motorbike path, enjoyable scenery and experience the true rural life. You also have the chance to meet the friendly ethnic people in the mountainous area, who still keep their unique and interesting customs and culture. This tour is designed for active travelers and photographers.

Our program has well organized and flexible for every driving skill level, so if you want to save your health, time & cost, it is also a good choice. 

Recommended Airport

Noi Bai International Airport (Google Map)

Meeting Point

Your hotel in Hanoi

Price Includes

  • Quality Honda Motorcycles with spare things ( Honda wave or blade 110CC)If you like offroad bike as Honda XR 150cc or Honda CRF250L cost extra.
  • Helmet and protect gear
  • Gasoline for the tour
  • Informative, friendly & experience speaking English local guide
  • All meals on tour (local Vietnamese food)
  • Accommodation: homestay & hotel ( shared room)
  • Water: 1 little/day/person

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Beverage: Extra drinks
  • International Travel Insurance

Complementaries

  • Wind breaker Jacket, Light comfortable clothes and warm clothes in winter time ( from Oct to Feb)
  • Light raincoat, sun cream, sun glasses
  • Waterprof day backpack
  • Shoes ( it's better if waterproff and specialize for motorbike)
  • Driving gloves
What to Expect
  • The spectacular beauty of Mountains Landscape - with best spots for photography
  • Great Boating/kayaking at lakes & rivers
  • Challenging motorbike road and unique journey
  • Explore the true rural life and interesting traditional culture of ethnic people
  • Experience staying at traditional homestay & enjoy the tasty Vietnamese food
  • Well organization and flexible program with best price
Itinerary

Day 1Hanoi  – Vu Linh (Thac Ba lake) (180km) (-, L,D)

We will spend 30 minutes in the morning for the guide to do a briefing about the trip and how to ride in Vietnam. There is also time for you to get acquainted with the bike before we start our trip to Thac Ba Lake which has an area of 23000 ha and over 1300 islands and hills with diverse ecological environments.

– We arrive at Vu Linh ethnic village of Dao minority by the side of the lake, it is your time to do leisure walk to explore this beautiful village and people life.

At night, there is a special welcome with a lot of local rice-wine from the hosts, which is surely one of the highlights of the trip. Overnight in homestay.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 180 km, 6 hours riding

Day 2Vu Linh – Ha Giang (180km)

After the breakfast, our crew continues to ride along Thac Ba Lake on a bumpy road, shadowed by the line of trees on 2 sides and naturally decorated by the massive mountains. You also can see the life of local ethnic people, whose life mainly lives on the mountain ranges and forests. This motorbike riding part could be the best of the whole North Vietnam Motorbike loop.

motorbike-North-Vietnam

After visiting and explore the life, house of local people, you will finish a hard day by swimming in the waterfall in Ha Thanh village.

Ha Thanh waterfall, Ha Giang

We’ll eat dinner and sleep in a stilt house of Tay ethnic people.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: ~200 km, 6 hours riding ( around 50% asphalt, 20% concrete  and 30% off-road)

Accommodation: Homestay – Dorm ( 1 person on 1 mattress) or private double/twin room

Day 3Ha Giang - Đong Van (160km)(B,L,D)

Today we will have one of the best NORTHEAST VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR. The ride 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.

Here is also a good chance to learn and experience the colorful culture of local tribes. You will see unending rice fields, thousands of limestone rocks and breath-taking views.

Distance: ~160 km, 6 hours riding ( around 50% asphalt, 20% concrete  and 30% off-road)

Accommodation: Hotel – private double/Twin room

Day 4Dong Van –Ma Pi Leng pass -Nho que river - Bao Lac (140km)(B,L,D)

Today we will have one of the best North Vietnam Motorbike loop. 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.

Option 1:   If you don’t want to be much dangerous, after riding on Ma Pi Leng pass, we will arrange around 2hrs for motorbike, trekking down and boating or Kayaking time on Nho Que river before continue riding to Bao Lac by the main road.

Kayak on Nho Que river

Terrain: ~70% asphalt, 30% concrete and a little bit offroad.

Option 2: If you like offroad and challenging your driving skill, and using an 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.

Terrain: 30% concrete road, 70% offroad.
Sleep in a hotel in Bao Lac.

Day 5: Bao Lac - Ba Be Lake (B, L, D) (115km)

To save time for the boat trip in Ba Be lake, We should start the day earlier so after breakfast, we start riding at around 8.am. Today is exactly the best offroad Vietnam motorbike tour. Just after 20km from Bao Lac we turn to the narrow and bumpy roads with breathtaking views of terrace rice paddies. Especially, we have to cross a few rivers instead of riding on some bamboo bridges. Finishing the memorable riding day with lunch in a peaceful village of the Tay people nearby Ba be lake.
It’s time for relaxing on one of the most beautiful and biggest natural lake in Vietnam in the afternoon.

Ba Be boat – motorbike North Vietnam

At the end of the day, we arrive in Pac Ngoi village – a community consisting of Tay people on the side of Ba Be Lake. After that you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a meal of home cooked local food.

Day 6 Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (B, L) ( 220km)

You will depart for the journey back Hanoi, a drive of approximately 220 kilometers. We will stop at some tea plantations before returning to your hotel in the bustling city of Hanoi.

Finish 6 days North Vietnam Motorbike loop with Zonitrip. And we hope to serve you, your family and friends in the near future./.

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FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

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.
Email: info@zonitrip.com
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How about accommodation?

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:

Home-stay:

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. 

How's about the food?

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. 

How do I book and pay?

All our quotes are in USD/VND. We accept Visa/MasterCard by either directly giving us your card details or using our authorized payment form, Western Union, bank transfers or cash ( USD & VND).
Once you have agreed on an itinerary or service we will ask for a 30% deposit and start making reservations for you. Once all reservations have been made we will confirm back to you. The final balance is due on your arrival in our area or before your tour departs.

What is cancellation policy?

  • Once you have paid 30% non-refundable deposit your trip is confirmed.
  • Any cancellation of a booking must be in writing and shall only be effective upon its acknowledged receipt by ZONITRIP
  • For cancellations made within 7 days and 48 hrs before the day of the service, we reserve the right to retain 25% of the due amount.
  • For cancellations made within 48 hrs of the tour, we reserve the right to retain the full fee.
  • No refunds are given in case of force majeure
  • No refunds are given if the client leaves the program after it has begun for any reasons whatsoever or miss any scheduled sightseeing or visit or no show up
3 Reviews
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Jesse-USA

Couple Traveller

6 days North Vietnam motorbike tour.
We did a fantastic trip to travel around North east Vietnam motorbike tour last month. We traveled from Hanoi to Ha Giang Geopark Rock Plateau (the highlight of our trip with amazing Rock landscape and colorful ethnic group people), travelled to Ba Be lake & Ban Gioc water fall.

Nghia and her Zonitrip’s team are top notch tourism professionals. They have good riding skills, the knowledge about local cuture and made the best arrangements to make sure our group got the best riding possible. The best riding I have ever experienced. My friends whom are better riders than me were also treated to much more advanced riding segments.

The food and homestay service are awesome, if you are familiar with Asian style dining. We had way more good food than we can finish every meal.

Once again, thank you Nghia & your team. I will recommend to my friend travelling with you when they come VIetnam. Hope to see you again.

06/02/2020

Geir- Norway

Solo Traveller

One of the most remarkable tours I`ve been on.

I`m from Norway, and have for a while been playing with the thought of doing a “North Vietnam Motorbike loop, a country which has fascinated me since I was a child. By searching Google I found the company “Zonitrip” offering different options for such tours. I chose the “9 day motorbike tour in North Vietnam” and was picked up at my hotel in Hanoi by Nghia, the owner of Zonitrip. On each our bike we started the tour from there. Nghia is a nice, service minded, flexible and easy going person, and even from the start, I felt I had known her for my whole life(it was like travelling together with an old friend). A lot of beautiful nature, lake, rivers, rice fields and terraces, mountains, villages, cultures, towns, people, food and fun. Driving on mountain roads and trails, from town to town, village to village and areas with different groups and tribes. Experiencing the villages and its people, how they live, how they produce their food, and also a lot of information and legends about the groups and places(from Nghia). Thank you Nghia, I`ll never forget this tour.

16/01/2020

Tom-UK

Couple Traveller

We did a fantastic trip to travel around Northeast Vietnam motorbike tour last month. We traveled from Hanoi to Ha Giang Geopark Rock Plateau (the highlight of our trip with amazing Rock landscape and colorful ethnic group people), traveled to Ba Be lake & Ban Gioc waterfall.

Nghia and her Zonitrip’s team are top notch tourism professionals. They have good riding skills, the knowledge about local culture and made the best arrangements to make sure our group got the best riding possible. The best riding I have ever experienced. My friends whom are better riders than me were also treated to much more advanced riding segments.

The food and homestay service is great, if you are familiar with Asian style dining. We had way more good food than we can finish every meal.

Once again, thank you Nghia & your team. I will recommend to my friend traveling with you when they travel to Vietnam. Hope to see you again.

14/09/2019
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