Riding The Clouds: A 8-Day Epic Motorcycle Odyssey Through The Enchanting Northwest Highlands Of Vietnam
Riding The Clouds: A 8-Day Epic Motorcycle Odyssey Through The Enchanting Northwest Highlands Of Vietnam
Riding The Clouds: A 8-Day Epic Motorcycle Odyssey Through The Enchanting Northwest Highlands Of Vietnam
Riding The Clouds: A 8-Day Epic Motorcycle Odyssey Through The Enchanting Northwest Highlands Of Vietnam
Riding The Clouds: A 8-Day Epic Motorcycle Odyssey Through The Enchanting Northwest Highlands Of Vietnam
Riding The Clouds: A 8-Day Epic Motorcycle Odyssey Through The Enchanting Northwest Highlands Of Vietnam
Riding The Clouds: A 8-Day Epic Motorcycle Odyssey Through The Enchanting Northwest Highlands Of Vietnam
Riding The Clouds: A 8-Day Epic Motorcycle Odyssey Through The Enchanting Northwest Highlands Of Vietnam

Riding The Clouds: A 8-Day Epic Motorcycle Odyssey Through The Enchanting Northwest Highlands Of Vietnam

8 days

Hanoi

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8 days

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Overview

Unveiling the Northwest: A 8-Day Expedition Dive into the heart of Northwestern Vietnam on this extraordinary 8-day adventure. Explore the vibrant streets of Hanoi, then venture into the picturesque landscapes of Sapa. This thoughtfully designed itinerary guarantees an immersive experience, weaving together the tapestry of culture and nature. From bustling markets to tranquil vistas, each day unfolds a new chapter in your exploration of this enchanting region.

Itinerary

Day 1: HANOI – MAI CHAU (170 KM/APPROX. 4 HOURS)  (L/D)
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Leaving behind the bustling city of Hanoi, our journey unfolds to the north, where the tranquil Hong Son Lake graces our side. The landscape paints a mesmerizing picture, with a delightful cluster of islands nestled amidst lush forests and towering limestone peaks. As we venture further northward on the well-paved road, we encounter more enchanting vistas along the way. Come afternoon, we reach the charming destination of Mai Chau, granting us precious moments to explore the city before the evening's meal. Following dinner, a traditional Thai Dance performance awaits us, providing an immersive cultural experience. Our night is spent in the cozy embrace of Thai stilt houses.

Day 2: MAI CHAU – PHU YEN (250 KM/APPROX. 6 HOURS) (B/L/D)
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Following a hearty breakfast at the welcoming homestay, we bid farewell to the hospitable villagers and embark on our journey from Mai Chau, heading towards the picturesque destination of Moc Chau. Here, we indulge in a satisfying lunch break. Moc Chau, a highland town, is renowned for producing some of Vietnam's finest tea, offering an excellent opportunity to stock up on this local specialty. The region is also a melting pot of diverse ethnic groups, including the Green H'mong, Dzao, Thai, and Muong people.
Post-lunch, we venture onto the less-traveled Road 43, leading us to the scenic Da River and guiding us across the reservoir via the Van Yen ferry. We then follow a serpentine secondary road, unveiling breathtaking vistas, until we reach the mountain town of Phu Yen, a district within the Son La Province nestled in the Northwestern region of Vietnam. Our accommodation for the night is a modest homestay, offering a unique and authentic local experience.
Day 3: PHU YEN – NGHIA LO (160 KM/APPROX. 6 HOURS) (B/L/D)
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In the morning, our journey continues as we navigate the spectacular Lung Lo Pass before ascending along Road 32. Lung Lo Pass, stretching over 15 kilometers, bears historical significance dating back to the First Indochina War. It served as a crucial route for the Vietnamese resistance forces, enabling the transport of weapons, essential goods, and sustenance during the Dien Bien Phu campaign of 1954. This strategic pass endured heavy bombardment by the French, who aimed to sever the front lines from the rear.
Situated in the northern province of Yen Bai, Lung Lo Pass is a recognized national heritage site. While the ride through this pass presents challenges, the rewards are immeasurable. At the end of the day's journey, we find respite and relaxation in a comfortable hotel for the night.
Day 4: NGHIA LO – MU CANG CHAI (130KM/APPROX. 4 HOURS) (B/L/D)
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Following a hearty breakfast, we set out on our journey from Nghia Lo to Mu Cang Chai, a ride that traverses breathtaking mountainous terrain. As we progress, the landscape transforms into fertile, undulating hills adorned with vibrant green tea plantations, and the mountains loom larger on the horizon. Our route takes us over the Khau Pha Pass, celebrated as one of Northern Vietnam's four greatest passes.
This leg of the journey unfolds on some of the most scenic roads, presenting numerous opportunities to pause and capture the stunning vistas. We'll cross through Tu Le, a picturesque valley nestled at the base of the pass.
A full day is dedicated to exploring the natural splendor of this mountainous district. Mu Cang Chai, renowned for its terraced rice paddies, holds the distinction of being designated as a national heritage site in Vietnam. It is also the ancestral home of the Hmong minority tribe, known for their rural way of life, vibrant ethnic attire, and providing an exquisite canvas for photography enthusiasts.
As the day concludes, we settle into the comforts of a homestay hosted by the welcoming Thai ethnic community, ensuring an immersive cultural experience.
Day 5: MU CANG CHAI - SAPA  (160KM/ APPROX. 5 HOURS) (B/L/D)
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Embark on our adventure, commencing in the mesmerizing landscapes of Mu Cang Chai. Navigate the Quy Ho Pass, surrounded by awe-inspiring clouds and majestic mountains. The journey unfolds along a scenic route, adorned with expansive tea, corn, and rice plantations. Conquer winding passes and traverse stunning mountain ranges, reveling in both the thrill and the sense of achievement.

Our next destination is the charming Sapa town, a beloved highland retreat. Explore the iconic Sapa Stone Church, a testament to the French colonial era. Beyond its architectural significance, the church stands as a spiritual landmark against a picturesque backdrop, providing the perfect setting for unforgettable photos. Dive into the vibrant local culture as diverse ethnic minority communities gather daily for trade and cultural exchanges, creating a lively atmosphere.

Wrap up the day with an overnight stay at a homestay in Sapa, ensuring an immersive and authentic experience.

Day 6: SAPA - RELAXATION (B/L/D)
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Kickstart the morning with a leisurely breakfast before embarking on a thrilling motorcycle journey around Sapa town, taking in the stunning vistas and meandering through picturesque valleys. Navigate the winding roads to discover hidden gems like Cat Cat or Ta Phin, where you can immerse yourself in the rich culture of ethnic minority villages. Absorb the breathtaking scenery and stop at various vantage points for photo opportunities. As the day progresses, savor local cuisine at a charming restaurant and refuel for your afternoon adventures. Wrap up your motorcycle expedition with a visit to a spa or wellness center, allowing for relaxation and rejuvenation amid Sapa's natural beauty. Conclude the day with a delightful dinner, soaking in the ambiance of Sapa, making your motorcycle tour an unforgettable and leisurely exploration.

Day 7: SAPA - VU LINH (230 KM/ APPROX. 6 HOURS) (B/L/D)
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After breakfast, we ride from Sapa to Lao Cai City, pausing for coffee along the Nam Thi River, overlooking the Vietnam-China border. Our route takes us through palm forests and Luc Yen to Vu Linh village by Thac Ba Lake, Vietnam's largest man-made lake. Thac Ba Lake, spanning 23,400 hectares with 1,331 islands, captivates with its blue, clear waters reflecting ancient forests. After lunch, a boat ride allows us to swim and explore the unique aspects of the area, from the villagers' boat navigation to the serene beauty of the lake and the Dao community's lifestyle among islets.

Day 8: VU LINH - HANOI (180KM/ APPROX. 5 HOURS) (B/L)
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Post-breakfast, our journey takes us southeast on Highway 2 before veering towards the tranquil town of Phu Tho. Along the dyke, we trace the Red River's edge, witnessing its convergence with the Black River before flowing harmoniously towards Hanoi. Now in the lowlands of the delta plains, surrounded by the north's primary agricultural regions. A bridge over the Black River guides our path through Son Tay, leading us back to Hanoi via the highway.

Anticipate a return before the bustling rush-hour at 4 pm, navigating through the increasing traffic as the day progresses.

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 motorbike per person
  • All petrol (gasoline)
  • Accommodations
  • Local English Speaking guide
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: 7 Breakfasts (B), 8 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • All entrance fee
  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Any other transportations are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • 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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