HANOI OFFROAD MOTORBIKE TOUR TO HA GIANG WITH TRAIN BACK
updated: September 25, 2017
This 5-day Vietnam Northern Motorbike Tour to Ha Giang brings all rider with a full view of Ha Giang riding the most beautiful Happiness Road (Highway 4C) from Meo Vac district to Dong Van via the magnificent Ma Pi Leng Pass along Nho Que river and other northern destinations of Vietnam such as Ba Be Lake in Bac Kan Province, Bao Lac in Cao Bang and Dong Van Geo-park in Ha Giang and then to Lao Cai / Sapa for a night train back to Hanoi!
Day 5: Ha Giang Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Lao Cai – Night Train back to Hanoi – 180 km.
Day 1: Hanoi Offroad Motorbike Tour to Ha Giang via Ba Be, Dong Van : Hanoi Motorbike Tours to Ba Be lake – 240 km.
This Vietnam motorcycle tour to Ha Giang starts at around 8 AM from eastern suburbs of Hanoi. We try the best to avoid busy city road in the morning until Cho Chu town( in Thai Nguyen province) where we have lunch. After lunch, we surely have enjoyable motorbike ride to Ba Be lake because the roads have less traffic and offer you a lot of grand mountain view. At about 4 PM, we arrive Pac Ngoi – a beautiful village of Tay people which located peacefully at Ba Be lake’s side. Diner and stay with the Tay’s family. Overnight in Ba Be lake – home stay.
Ba Be Lake (Vietnamese: Ho Ba be; Ba means Three, Be is from the Tay language word, meaning “lake”) is the largest natural lake in Vietnam. It is located in Nam Mau commune, Bac Kan district, Bac Kan Province in the northeastern region of the country. Having been formed approximately 200 million years ago, the lake is surrounded by limestone cliffs, which in turn are covered by primary forests.
The lake comprises three zones named Pe Lam, Pe Lu, and Pe Leng. Three rivers, named Nang, Ta Han, and Nam Cuong, are the main inflows of the lake. The Nang river enters the lake through a large waterfall called Dau Dang. In the lake there are also three islands, named An Ma, Khau Cum, and Po Gia Mai (literally “Widow’s Island”). Ba Be Lake is a featured geographical science and is a biodiversity reservoir. It is a part of the Ba Be National Park.
Day 2: Hanoi Offroad Motorbike Tour to Ha Giang via Ba Be, Dong Van : Babe lake Motorbike Tours to Bao Lac – 120 km.
After the early breakfast with the family, Take a short walk about 1km to the pier and then enjoy one and a half hour boat cruise around the largest natural lake in Vietnam – Ba Be. Lunch with the Tay family, In the after noon we will have off-road motorbike tour in Vietnam. We will ride the bikes through a small part of Ba Be National Park, many beautiful villages and some streams, the tour will give you a lot of challenge and amazing beauty of mountain area in northern Vietnam.
Arrive Bao Lac at 5 PM. Stay in town – Hotel.
Day 3: Hanoi Offroad Motorbike Tour to Ha Giang via Ba Be, Dong Van : Bao Lac Motorbike Tours To The Dong Van Global Geo-park in Ha Giang. – 140 km.
Today, we will have relaxing, easy and very enjoyable motorbike tour to Dong Van. Start the day at about 9 Am, ride slowly along the Gam river to enjoy the green mountains and mountains. We will be in Meo Vac for lunch. After lunch, it could be the best motorbike tour in Vietnam to ride across Ma-Pi-Leng pass ( It’s one of the longest and most beautiful passes in North Vietnam. We can have hundreds of stops for picture of The Dong Van Rock Plateau Global Geo-park, and the local ethnic minorities. Stay overnight in Dong Van town – Hotel.
Day 4: Hanoi Offroad Motorbike Tour to Ha Giang via Ba Be, Dong Van : Dong Van Motorbike Tours to Ha Giang – 150 km.
This motorbike tour to Ha Giang goes through the poorest part of Vietnam but the scenery is most imposing where you will be surpri se to see many ethnic groups with their unique cultures and amazing mountain view of the Rock Plateau, the Vuong palace in Dong Van, The “Heaven Gate” in Quan Ba. This is surely the best Vietnam motorbike tour in the northern part with many interesting and amazing things in every meter of the road. Arrive Ha Giang in the late afternoon. Dinner and stay with the other Tay’s family.
Day 5: Hanoi Offroad Motorbike Tour to Ha Giang via Ba Be, Dong Van : Ha Giang Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Lao Cai – Night Train back to Hanoi – 180 km.
After breakfast with family, we have smooth motorbike ride on road No 2 for a bout 40 km, and then we will take a turn to a small road to Pho Rang – the road is small and somewhere bumpy but scenery is completely different from what you saw in days before. The scenery is the wonderful mixture of green mountain, rice fields and graceful villages of the ethnic people. Lunch is in Pho Rang and after lunch we have easy Vietnam motorbike tour to Lao Cai on the winding road with the different view from what we’ve seen.
Before getting into town center we will have short visit to China and Vietnam border, then motorcycle straight to the Lao Cai Railway Station and put all the bikes on the train. Finish the Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Giang and take a night train back to Hanoi after dinner in Lao Cai.
End of the trip
* Note: We provide support truck (120$ per day) for emergency and for your safe riding in Vietnam – Most of other tour operators do not offer that. Contact us if you think it’s necessary.
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* ACCOMMODATION: – We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels that reflect the character of the local area as well as being as centrally located as possible, all the while striving to keep the cost affordable.
– Your trip will stay in a range of hotels / guesthouses with standardized quality.
– Please be aware that some hotel rooms, especially those in major urban centres or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.
– Rooms are en-suite and either twin- or triple-share, depending on what you have booked. If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex otherwise you can pay a supplement to possess a single room
– If you are traveling as a couple and would prefer to have a double bed, please officially request a double room with us. We never presume that two people traveling together are a couple, even if you share the same surname, unless informed otherwise.
* MEALS: – Your included meals are detailed in the ‘More Inclusions’ section of this document.
– Breakfasts are included every day in the hotel (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in Asia, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well. Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodation places, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.
– If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent when you book, or make note by email before you set out. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Asia. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.
* Ten Tips to Survive Vietnam’s Traffic: + DON’T spend hours waiting to cross the street on foot: that constant tide of traffic won’t stop until late at night, so
+ DO as the Vietnamese do: take the plunge and inch slowly across. Observe the Miracle of the Red Sea, as the traffic parts like magic, flowing smoothly in front of you or behind, meeting up again on the other side.
+ DON’T make any sudden or unpredictable movements: freeze if you have to, but never lunge forward or backward towards the safety of the sidewalk. In fact, you can do just about anything, but do it with conviction!
+ DON’T forget, if you’re riding or driving, to look where you’re going – all the time: if you hit anything in front of you, then it’s your fault.
+ DO give way to any vehicle bigger and noisier than yours. Trucks and buses are particularly dangerous: often old, sometimes unsafe and usually all over the road.
+ DO watch out for unfamiliar obstacles: water buffaloes, rocks of various sizes, broken-down trucks…, people sitting in the road, missing bridges, girls in ao dai cycling five abreast, slow-moving mountains of farm produce, dog fights, impromptu football matches, piles of building materials – and almost no light on anything at night..
+ DON’T hesitate to take evasive action – even if this sometimes means leaving the tarmac or coming to a dead stop.
+ DO try to avoid getting involved in one of the all-too-frequent minor accidents that plague Vietnam’s roads (and the major ones as well, of course), but if you are unlucky,
+ DON’T lose your cool, in spite of the interference of the large and vocal crowd that may gather: try to settle things amicably and swiftly. Sometimes, paying a reasonable amount of money will save you a lot of hassle.
+ DO remember that the only rule is: you’re not allowed to bump into anybody… irrespective of what they did or should have done, or of what the road signs or traffic lights were telling them to do. Some people still seem to think that anything red means forward, comrade
* Tipping for guides & mechanic: Our crews never expect tips themselves and will not ask for any; that’s not what friends do! However, so if you are really satisfied with all of what they did for you, please don’t mind tipping them a bit with a normal norm of US$ 7 – US$ 10/person for a guide per day and US$ 3 – US$ 5/person for a mechanic per day. (just don’t forget Mum’s souvenir).
+ Motorbike(s) (Honda or Yamaha)
+ Driving gears
+ Gasoline on tour
+ English speaking guide
+ Mechanic (only for group from 6 passengers)
+ Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary (based on twin or/and triple shared)