Special Ride Northwest Vietnam – 10 Days

Duration: 10 Days
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Overview

Why this 10 day motorbike ride Northwest Vietnam is special? As you know Northwest Vietnam is a “must see ” destination for who travel to Vietnam especially for the motorcycle riders, North Vietnam beside the rich culture with a lots of colourful hill tribes, it has also plenty of places with amazing view of nature. This special 10 day motorcycle touring around Northwest Vietnam is a great choice to discover the real beauty of North Vietnam. The ride is a great mixture of on and off-road riding and it could be flexible to meet all motorcycle riders who has less off-road riding skill.
Departure: Hanoi
Categories: Autumn experience
Theme: Sports - Adventure - Backpacker
Type: Adventure Tour

Highlights

  • Airport pick up/drop off, Support vehicle or Air tickets are not included but they can be arranged depending on your request with the extra cost
  • The extra cost to upgrade to Honda CRF250L is $40 USD/Bike/Day.
  • The extra cost for the backup vehicle + driver is $150 USD/Day.
  • The prices listed above are only for the Northern Loop Vietnam motorcycle tours, Other special motorcycle tours on Ho Chi Minh trail or crossing the border to Laos or Cambodia… will cost more. Please contact us for more details.
  • The tour price can be different depending on the low/high tourist season or other special requests, Please contact us to get the right price of tours.
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Tour Itinerary

Hanoi – Pu Luong

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel around 8:00 a.m and take you to our office, get to know about the itinerary, gear on and leaving Hanoi after rush hour.

We will be on the back roads soon after 30 km on the main road. Some small off roads before we stop for lunch on the way. Striking northwest, passing endless limestone mountains kart before we arrive in a lovely Thai village deep inside Pu Luong nature reserve. Stay overnight in a house on stilts.

Pu Luong – Phu Yen

Leaving the village after saying goodbye to our host, we are heading to a beautiful highland called Moc Chau (on roads or off roads o your request). Lunch on the way before we are on a windy quite national road N043. Crossing Da river by ferry or small boat and 40 km on a breathtaking windy road along the river to our hotel.

Phu Yen – Dinosaur Spike – Muong La

Today is one of the highlights of this special motorcycle tour with 80% back roads and off roads, a little bit challenging on the single track leading to Dinosaur Spike, however, if you don’ really like this single track, you can skip it and take another easy choice. We will coninue the day an easier ride to a beautiful homestay in Muong La.

Muong La – Dien Bien

Keep heading up to Northwest Vietnam – Dien Bien Phu a famous destination with full of stories about the terrible war in Vietnam, the road crosses a series of mountain passes and areas of busy Black Thai activity. Children walk to school, kids tend buffaloes, women plant rice seedlings and men pull the buffalo. Then we come to the beginning of the very long and steep Pha Din pass where at the top we have vast views of the surrounding mountains. Finally, ride down the other side on very steep sealed road to arrive in Tuan Giao, then to a quite big city named Dien Bien. Overnight in Dien Bien.

Dien Bien – Sin Ho

This day is another highlight of this 10 day motorbike tour Northwest Vietnam, beside the imposing view of nature, we can see many colorful Hmong and Thai people, whose small villages settle on the banks of dark green rivers and on the steep slopes of the mountains. Then, after lunch, by a forest stream, the road begins to climb up the high Sa Tong pass. At the top for sunset before arriving at our hotel.

Sin Ho – Sapa

Today is one of the best days on this motorcycle tour Northwest Vietnam. We will head up to Fansipan Mountain range on one of the most beautiful passes in North Vietnam O Qui Ho pass. Before heading up the this mazing pass, we can have enjoyable motorbike ride on scenic back routes that takes us through many rustic village of the hill tribes.We must have many stops for pictures today especially on the top of the high O qui Ho pass at around 2000 m above the sea level before we ride down hill to Sa Pa valley. Overnight at a homestay in Sapa.

Easy day around Sapa

After 6 day motorbike riding, we can choose to have a non-riding day to just walk around Sapa, enjoying the atmosphere in colourful town of Sapa or we can have an easy ride to some nice villages of the H’mong or Zay people nearby the town.

We can also take a cable car trip to the top of the Fasipan mountain to enjoy an imposing view of nature from the top of the highest mountain in Indochina.

Sapa – Lam Thuong valley

The motorbike ride today is quite different from the previous days, it’s mostly an easier ride on back-roads through peaceful villages of the local hill tribes, we will be also riding through some palm forest all the way to Luc Yen and stay in a Tay family who live in the Tay territory. It’s a great homestay, very typical of Vietnam hill tribes. Moreover, the hosts are very welcoming.

Lam Thuong Valley – Thac Ba lake

After breakfast at the homestay, we will spend early morning to explore the beautiful Lam Thuong area and pay some visits to some villages o the Tay people surrounded by green rice fields. Then we will continue the motorbike tour to our Dao friends’ village of Vu Linh, located by the bank of Thac Ba lake, the biggest man-made lake in Vietnam. The highlight of today is the boat trip around 1 hour on the lake. A BIG farewell party is waiting for you.

Vu Linh – Hanoi

Mostly on the back roads along 2 rivers, lunch on the way. The last 10 kilometers back to our office is a little bit challenges through the heavy traffic. Gear off, get some cold beers with the guide team of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert and our van will take you back to your hotel. Tour ended

What's Included

Experienced English speaking tour guides (2 tour guides/mechanic for a group from 5 riders)

Quality Honda XR150L or Honda CRF250L or other bikes we have with all fuel

Quality Helmets/Gloves/Knee and elbow pads/Rain jackets/pants

All meals on tour (All breakfasts, lunches and dinners with local Vietnamese food)

Accommodation on tour (twin share room in standard hotel or stay at homestay as mentioned in itinerary)

Boat rides on lakes or rivers as mentioned in itinerary

All entrance fee / Permits

Hotel pick up/drop off before and after the tour

Video of the trip made by updated GoPro

Medical insurance

Bike damages

Personal expense

Drinks/Tips

Air tickets and visa to Vietnam

Additional Info
  • To secure your bookings we require a minimal of 30 % deposit. Balance can be made upon arrival
  • The rider is responsible for any bank charges. ( surcharge 3,5% if you pay by credit card )
  • The balance can be paid by cash or credit on the first day of the trip
  • If you cancel the Vietnam motorbike tour before the departure date, you will lose 100% of the deposit.
  • If you cancel the tour after the departure date, you will lose 100% of the total cost/ fee of the tour for any reason.
  • After departure, NO REFUNDS will be given for any reason, if you cancel the tour.
  • A Damage Cost deposit of US$ 100 – 1,000 or more is required for each motorcycle for using in the guided or self-guided motorcycle tours. In case of a self-caused accident, your own participation is up to US$ 2,000 or more.
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