Crossing Through Vietnam: A 12-Day Motorcycle Expedition Culminating In The Bliss Of Halong Bay Cruise
Crossing Through Vietnam: A 12-Day Motorcycle Expedition Culminating In The Bliss Of Halong Bay Cruise
Crossing Through Vietnam: A 12-Day Motorcycle Expedition Culminating In The Bliss Of Halong Bay Cruise
Crossing Through Vietnam: A 12-Day Motorcycle Expedition Culminating In The Bliss Of Halong Bay Cruise
Crossing Through Vietnam: A 12-Day Motorcycle Expedition Culminating In The Bliss Of Halong Bay Cruise
Crossing Through Vietnam: A 12-Day Motorcycle Expedition Culminating In The Bliss Of Halong Bay Cruise

Crossing Through Vietnam: A 12-Day Motorcycle Expedition Culminating In The Bliss Of Halong Bay Cruise

12 days

Hanoi

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12 days

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Overview

Discover the heart of northern Vietnam on a 12-day motorcycle adventure, tracing the mesmerizing landscapes from Hanoi's bustling streets to the tranquil waters of Halong Bay. Wind through mountain paths, pass ethnic villages, and witness the beauty of terraced rice fields. Immerse yourself in local culture at vibrant markets, explore ancient villages, and marvel at natural wonders like Ban Gioc Waterfall. Indulge in authentic Vietnamese cuisine, experience homestays for an authentic touch, and find comfort in accommodations. This journey guarantees unforgettable memories and a profound exploration of the region's captivating beauty and rich cultural tapestry.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Vu Linh (Approx 180km) (L/D)
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Kicking off our motorbike adventure, we rendezvous at the outskirts of the bustling city, where our trusty motorcycles await. Following a comprehensive briefing on the itinerary and a hearty breakfast, we set our course. Our chosen path leads us along the western edge of the city, tracing the meandering Red River. The well-maintained roads are ideal for motorcycle touring, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable ride.
Our inaugural destination is the breathtaking Thac Ba Lake, a natural jewel of the region. From here, our journey takes an adventurous turn as we ascend a rugged trail to reach the captivating Vu Linh village. Nestled beside the tranquil lakeshore, Vu Linh is the ancestral home of the Dzao indigenous people, promising authentic cultural encounters and heartwarming hospitality.
The warm embrace of the Dzao community awaits, as we find lodging in their homestay for our first night. This signifies the commencement of our extraordinary voyage through northern Vietnam, where each twist and turn of the road reveals the true essence of this captivating region.
Day 2: Vu Linh - Sapa (Approx 200km) (B/L/D)
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Our morning begins with a fond farewell to the Vu Linh village as we kickstart our engines for the ride to Sapa, a renowned highlight of our Vietnam motorcycle adventure tour. The road ahead offers a tapestry of scenic wonders, taking us through winding paths, past terraced rice fields, and through vibrant ethnic villages, where H'mong and Dzao communities reside. A mid-morning stop for lunch introduces us to the delectable flavors of authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
As we ride further into the afternoon, the landscape becomes increasingly captivating. The journey is punctuated with numerous stops to relish the awe-inspiring mountainous vistas that unfurl before us.
Upon reaching Sapa, we’ll check in to our accommodation. The town invites exploration, boasting a lively local market and breathtaking views of the Hoàng Liên Son mountain range. An optional visit to Cat Cat Village, renowned for its cultural heritage and a serene waterfall, awaits those seeking an extra adventure.
The evening in Sapa offers freedom to unwind or delve into the local nightlife, preparing us for the thrilling escapades that lie ahead in the coming days of our Vietnam motorcycle adventure tour.
Day 3: Sapa - Bac Ha - Xin Man (Approx 130km) (B/L/D)
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Following breakfast in Sapa, we set out for Bac Ha, renowned for its lively markets and the vibrant Flower H'mong community. The morning ride treats us to stunning mountain vistas and a glimpse into local life. A visit to Bac Ha's bustling market offers a colorful cultural experience.
In the afternoon, we make our way to Xin Man, a hidden gem in the Northern Vietnamese highlands. The journey is punctuated by scenic waterfalls and pristine forests. Upon arrival in Xin Man, we’ll check in to our accommodation. The evening is yours to explore the town or unwind and prepare for more adventures in this less-explored region. Stay tuned for the next chapter of our Vietnam motorcycle adventure tour.
Day 4: Xin Man - Ha Giang (Approx 150km) (B/L/D)
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After breakfast at a local restaurant, we explore the bustling local market, interact with various ethnic communities, and capture memorable moments. Our motorcycle skills will be put to the test as we tackle challenging mountain passes, with a satisfying lunch in Hoang Su Phi.
In the afternoon, we take on an exciting 40-kilometer off-road journey through dense jungle to conquer the Tay Con Linh mountain range. This segment offers one of the most beautiful and thrilling trails in our Vietnam motorbike tour.
We later rejoin the main road for a more relaxing 20-kilometer ride to Ha Giang, reuniting with Road 2. Depending on the time, we may even visit the Ha Thanh waterfall. The day ends as we check in to our hotel, preparing for the adventures that lie ahead.
Day 5: Ha Giang - Dong Van (Approx 150km) (B/L/D)
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Today, we continue our journey through the captivating regions of Quang Ba, Dong Van, and Yen Minh, known for their stunning natural landscapes and resilient communities. These hardworking and friendly people have thrived on rocky farmlands, finding happiness in simplicity.
We take a brief break at an info coffee shop, offering a chance to climb stairs and enjoy picturesque views of Quang Ba. Lunch is in Yen Minh, followed by a visit to the ancient village of Pho Bang with its historic clay brick houses. We'll also explore the intriguing Vuong Palace, a blend of European and Chinese architecture in Quang Ba.
Our day concludes in Dong Van, where we rest overnight in a comfortable hotel, recharging for the adventures that await.
Day 6: Dong Van - Meo Vac - Bao Lac (Approx 120km) (B/L/D)
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Today's journey takes center stage as we embark on a breathtaking adventure. The highlight of the day is the awe-inspiring 21-kilometer Mã Pí Lèng Pass, often hailed as the most spectacular road in all of Vietnam. Here, colossal cone-shaped limestone mountains soar skyward, adorned with lush green cliffs that gracefully cascade into the steep river valleys below. This is the stuff of travel dreams, a scene that captures the essence of exploration.
Our destination for the day is Bao Lac, a place where the tapestry of ethnic diversity weaves a rich cultural crossroad in Northeast Vietnam. Bao Lac is known for its vibrant Sunday market, a bustling gathering point for numerous ethnic groups from both sides of the border. As we wind down the day, we settle into our hotel accommodation, ready to rest and rejuvenate for more remarkable experiences in the days to come.
Day 7: Bao Lac - Ba Be (Approx 130km) (B/L/D)
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Today's adventure takes us on a thrilling blend of rugged terrain, with stretches of broken road and off-road challenges. We'll navigate river crossings and conquer several mountain passes, continuously testing our riding skills along meandering routes. Don't worry; we'll make plenty of stops to take in the stunning scenery and refuel. In total, expect about 6 hours of riding, inclusive of breaks for meals and refreshments.
After this exhilarating day, we reward ourselves with a serene boat trip around Ba Be Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Vietnam. Here, we can swim, relax, and revel in the natural beauty. Our journey continues to Ba Be Lake View Homestay, where we'll savor a dinner of traditional Tay cuisine, complete with rice wine (often known as 'happy water'). The night's accommodations are in traditional stilt houses, offering an authentic and immersive experience.
Day 8: Ba Be - Ban Gioc (Approx 200km) (B/L/D)
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After a hearty breakfast at Ba Be Lake View Homestay, we embark on another thrilling day of riding on our Vietnam motorcycle adventure. Our destination is the magnificent Ban Gioc Waterfall.
The route today includes a mix of winding mountain roads and rugged off-road sections, providing us with an opportunity to both appreciate the stunning landscapes and test our riding skills.
The Ban Gioc Waterfall is the highlight of the day, and it's one of Vietnam's most spectacular natural wonders. As we approach this breathtaking site, the thunderous rush of water amid lush green surroundings is a sight to behold. You'll have ample time to explore, take in the mesmerizing views, and capture memorable photographs.
After a day filled with adventure and natural beauty, we'll find our accommodations in the Ban Gioc area for a restful evening, surrounded by the serene ambiance of this remarkable location.
Day 9: Ban Gioc - Bac Son (Approx 180km) (B/L/D)
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After a satisfying breakfast in the picturesque Ban Gioc area, we continue our exhilarating journey through the captivating landscapes of Northern Vietnam.
Our route today takes us from Ban Gioc to Bac Son, providing us with the opportunity to explore more of the region's scenic beauty and cultural richness. As we ride, we'll encounter a mix of road conditions, from winding mountain routes to well-paved stretches.
We'll make occasional stops to admire the stunning natural scenery, allowing you to capture the beauty of the Vietnamese countryside and interact with local communities along the way.
Upon reaching Bac Son, we'll check in to our accommodations for the night. This charming area is known for its lush rice paddies and tranquil surroundings, offering a perfect setting for relaxation after a day of adventure.
Day 10: Bac Son - Ha Long Bay (Approx 200km) (B/L/D)
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After a satisfying breakfast in Bac Son, we gear up for a ride that will take us from Bac Son to the enchanting Halong Bay.
Upon reaching Halong, a truck will be waiting to collect the motorcycles and our riding gear. Following this, we will transfer to a cruise, where we will set sail to bask in the natural splendor of this world-famous destination.
Halong Bay is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, featuring emerald waters, thousands of limestone karsts and islets, and lush greenery. It's a place where the beauty of nature knows no bounds.
Our day will be dedicated to enjoying the serene beauty of Halong Bay, from cruising on its tranquil waters to exploring its intriguing caves and grottoes. It's a moment to relax, appreciate the stunning surroundings, and savor the tranquility of this remarkable location.
Day 11: Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)
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Today is all about relaxation and enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay. We'll be cruising on its tranquil waters, taking in the awe-inspiring limestone karsts and emerald-green scenery that has made this location world-famous.
During the cruise, you'll have the opportunity to explore the fascinating caves and grottoes that adorn the bay, marveling at the natural formations that have been shaped over centuries. Whether you choose to go kayaking, swim in the crystal-clear waters, or simply bask in the sun on the deck, this day is all about unwinding and appreciating the serene ambiance of Halong Bay.
As the sun sets over the bay, you'll witness the transformation of the landscape into a magical wonderland. Evening activities on the boat include dining on delicious cuisine and taking in the starry night sky. It's a perfect way to conclude our Vietnam motorcycle adventure with a touch of natural beauty and relaxation.
Day 12: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (by Car) (B/L)
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Our Vietnam motorcycle adventure comes to an end today, but not before one last taste of the region's beauty and culture.
Following a delightful lunch overlooking the serene waters of Halong Bay, it's time to say farewell to this natural wonder. We'll begin the journey back to Hanoi, but this time in the comfort of a car.
As we traverse the picturesque landscapes on our way to Hanoi, you'll have one final chance to absorb the enchanting sights and sounds of Vietnam's northern region. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences of the past days, share stories with fellow travelers, and cherish the memories created on this remarkable adventure.
Our voyage concludes as we return to the vibrant city of Hanoi, leaving you with a treasure trove of memories from your Vietnam motorcycle adventure.

Additional details

Group Size

Price/ person/ day

1 rider

USD 355

2 riders

USD 255

3 riders

USD 215

4 riders

USD 205

5-6 riders

USD 195

7-8 riders

USD 175

9-10 riders

USD 170

11-12 riders

USD 165
  • 01 250/300cc motorbike
  • All petrol (gasoline)
  • Accommodations.
  • Local English Speaking guide
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: 11 Breakfasts (B), 12 Lunches (L), 11 Dinners (D)
  • Boat trip in Babe
  • All entrance fees and permits to visit Ha Giang area
  • Ha Long Bay Cruise
  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Any other transportations are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Insurance
  • Beverages
  • Meals are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tip for guide
  • Other personal expenses
  • Passport
  • Good sunglasses
  • Good shoes for walking
  • Other personal needs and some cash for drinks or souvenirs.
  • Riding gears:
1. Motocross/dirt bike boots
2. Body armor for summer/Boby protective jacket for winter
3. Gloves
4. Riding pants
5. Protective helmet
6. Goggle with open-face helmet and dirt bike helmet
  • If you cancel 30 days before departure, your deposit will be fully refunded.
  • If you cancel from 29 to 15 days before the departure date, 50% of your tour package will be charged.
  • A later cancellation from 14 days before the departure date, 100% of the total will be charged.

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