DISCOVER NORTH OF VIETNAM BY MOTOBIKE

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Get a taste of adventure in Vietnam by taking to the roads and riding from the capital Hanoi to the remote area of the northwest you can see life as it truly. The perfect itinerary and the support crew ensure you get the most out of the trip in terms of comfort, enjoyment and adventure. Along the way you encounter dramatic landscapes and sweeping panoramas as the rural population goes about its business. Highlight includes the terraced valleys of Sapa, challenging roads, stunning scenery and many different colorful minority groups.

DISCOVER NORTH OF VIETNAM BY MOTOBIKE

Tour code: MOT 01

 

Get a taste of adventure in Vietnam by taking to the roads and riding from the capital Hanoi to the remote area of the northwest you can see life as it truly. The perfect itinerary and the support crew ensure you get the most out of the trip in terms of comfort, enjoyment and adventure. Along the way you encounter dramatic landscapes and sweeping panoramas as the rural population goes about its business. Highlight includes the terraced valleys of Sapa, challenging roads, stunning scenery and many different colorful minority groups.

HANOI - MAICHAU - SONLA - DIEN BIEN - SAPA - HALONG

12 days / 11 nights

DAY 01:          HANOI ARRIVAL                                                                  (D)

Arrival to Hanoi, the unique city Tree-line Boulevard, French colonial architectures, peaceful lakes and oriental temples Hanoi.

On arrival you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to Hanoi hotel for check in.

DAY 02:          HANOI - MAI CHAU ( 150 km)                                           (B/L/D)

Before you kick off, you will spend about 30 minutes to check over the bikes and insure you are familiar with the bike for maximum fun. Today you will not make many stops for visits, although this will be a great opportunity for you to test your biking abilities and get a feel for your bike and hit the road through some traffic of Hanoi, as soon we get out of town (10 km), and we will already see the country life of Vietnam. As you head towards Hoa Binh province, we pass through a region of spectacular limestone mountains, passes and wind our way down hills to Mai Chau valley of the Thai people. You spend the afternoon to walk around the village, learn about the Thai and experience their hospitality. Dinner and enjoy the traditional dances and try the rice wine drunk with a rod. Sleep in their traditional house on stilts.

DAY 03:          MAICHAU - MOC CHAU - SONLA (160 km)                      (B/L/D)

Today, you will drive about the same distance as we made to Mai Chau, the road to Son La is lined with fruit orchards, tea plantations, towering mountains and chance to meet and talk to the black Thai, white Thai, H’mong and Muong hill tribe people on their way to work or local markets. In the afternoon, you visit the Prison Museum in Son La, which remains as a poignant reminder of the inequities of the former French colonial rule. Dinner and sleep in a standard hotel in town.

DAY 04:          SONLA - DIEN BIEN PHU (170 km)                                              (B/L/D)

The further you drive the more impressive the mountain scenery will be, you will visit villages meet more tribal people here along our journey to Dien Bien Phu city. Stop for lunch in Tuan Giao. Continue on to Dien Bien, enjoy the wonderful scenery in Pha Din pass Afternoon, Dien Bien Phu - the last base of the French power in Indochina, you will visit monuments and preserved bunkers tell the story of the final and victorious liberating battle of 1954. Dinner and free to explore nightlife in this remote mountain city. Stay overnight at your hotel.

DAY 05:          DIEN BIEN PHU – MUONG LAI - LAI CHAU ( 180 km)  (B/L/D)

With about 6 – 7 hours today, your drive is often steep and sometimes rugged, the road through the Lai Chau valley is both breathtaking and dramatic, hugging rice terraced mountainsides and fording turbulent rivers, our road travel today are visually spectacular. On this day you´ll have a chance to see the most beautiful hill tribes in Northern Vietnam such as H´Mong, Black Thai, Black Dzao, Pazi. Dinner and overnight in town of new Lai Chau (or Tam Duong).

DAY 06:          LAI CHAU - SAPA ( 90km)                                                  (B/L/D)

A small walk around this peaceful town and the market before hitting the road up hills as you will through Tram Ton pass, the highest mountain pass in Viet Nam. As rewarded, you will have the magnificent views of the great mountains, passes and valleys and experience a dramatic change of climate as we mount approaching Sapa – an old French hill station, a busy market town for the regional minority groups, the town is encircled with towering peaks, often shrouded in cloud, and the air is cool and crisp. Check in a hotel with comfort and free to explore this famous town of Sapa.

DAY 07:          SAPA - TREK TO TA PHIN VILLAGE (4 hours)                (B/L/D)

The morning to walk around the town on your own after your breakfast served in hotel. Your guide will meet you at 10:30 am, take short ride from Sapa to our trekking base where we start our trek through terraced rice fields and Hmong villages. Chances to meet and talk with locals working in the fields are plentiful. We will pause for a picnic lunch en route then continue trekking to Ta Phin village of the Dao people. Your Dao host family will warmly welcome you to their traditional home where we will share in an ethnic style dinner and stay the night.

DAY 08:          SAPA – BACHA (120 km)                                                    (B/L/D)

Get up early for breakfast, check out of the hotel, and then drive to Bac Ha market (106 km). Just before reaching the market we will see colorful activity. Beautiful flower Hmong people carrying hand-crafted products or pulling dogs or buffalos, all on their way to the market. You are free to wonder around the market and become a part of the trading activities. Please be respectful to the locals as they are reluctant to have their photo taken without permission. You can have lunch at one of the market stalls inside the market for more of a traditional taste. Overnight in Bac Ha town.

DAY 09:          BACHA – LAOCAI – night train to Hanoi. (120km)                    (B/L/D)

Free in the morning to visit the local village in Bac Ha town. In the afternoon, you drive back to Lao Cai town. Dinner here before boarding the train at 8:15 pm back to Hanoi. Overnight in 4 berth sleeping cabin train.

DAY 10:          HANOI - HALONG     (170 km)                                           (B/L/D)

Arrival Hanoi, have breakfast at restaurant. This morning depart Hanoi for Ha Long Bay and you are transfered pass some of the beautiful rural landscape before arriving to the World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay in the afternoon.

After arriving Halong Bay, board the Hailong Junk Cruise. Enjoy welcome drink and lunch of freshly caught seafood served on board. While having lunch, the boat sails out to the bay, passing amazing shaped mountains. At 4.30 pm, arrive and visit Sung Sot cave. Then sailing to Titop Beach and Mountain where you can land on the beach for swimming or stepping up to the top of the mountain for taking beautiful panorama pictures of Halong Bay and viewing the sunset. Overnight on Hai Long Junk Boat.

DAY 11:          HALONG - HANOI     (170 km)                                                       (B/L)

Enjoy early morning view of the bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee with breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax and enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the bay before taking a small boat to visit Hang Luon. Have some time to swim before leaving back to the harbour. Check out and have early lunch before transfer back to Hanoi. Visit Dong Trieu Pottery Village on the way. Arrival to Hanoi you will check in hotel and have time to relax.

DAY 12 :         HANOI Q DEPARTURE                                                                    (B)

After breakfast you will be free until departure time to transfer to the airport for your flight home.

 

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