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18 Days - Vietnam Tonkin Motorcycle Circuit off the track

A motorbike journey through the wild Ha Giang Province of North Vietnam, where you will discover the Ba Be natural park with its astonishing lake, the Ban Gioc waterfalls, highest of the country, among other wonders. Meet several ethnic groups, sleep in homestays… A wonderful travel filled with emotions !

Day 01: Hanoi Arrival
Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in..Our guide will provide you with some information of the Vietnam motorcycle tours, Vietnam traffic rules, the bikes…Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 02: Hanoi – Mai Chau - Mai Ha (160 km, 4 hours riding)
Today starts the tour to Mai Chau Valley. Once out of the Red River Delta, which brims with traditional farming activity, we pass through limestone monoliths and into foothills populated by Muong people. We head straight at the main range before breaching a high and beautiful forested pass, which descends into the hidden valley of Mai Chau where we spend the night with friends in a traditional Thai stilt house in a Thai village. Overnight in Mai Ha

Day 03: Mai Chau – Phu yen (200 km, 6 hours riding)
Say goodbye to the family, we continue our trip to Phu Yen, a small lovely town inhabited by many ethnic villages around.
Overnight in Phu Yen

Day 04: Phu yen – Nghia Lo – Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen (200 km, 7 hours riding)
We leave Phu Yen for Than Uyen with the first stop in Mu Cang Chai where you will have an opportunity to see one of the most amazing terraced rice fields and roadside ethnic markets. Continue on stunning road to Than Uyen where will stay in a guest house.
Overnight in Than Uyen

Day 05: Than Uyen – Sapa (110 km, 6 hours riding)
Drive to Sa Pa, during your way, you will see many different ethnic villages of the Lao, Lu, Black Dao, Tien Dao, Day, Red H’mong before driving up to the highest pass in Vietnam-HoangLienSon. Stop over on top that called “Heaven Gate” for a wonderful view down to amazing valley and FanXiPan-the highest mount in Indochina (Roof of Indochina). You also visit “Silver Waterfall”-the nicest one in the area before getting to Sapa. After the break, we drive to Ta Van village of the Black H’mong and Day people. The village is located at the Muong Hoa valley. Tonight, we stay overnight in the homestay with the locals. Overnight in Than Uyen

Day 06: Ta Van – Sapa (10 km, 30 minutes riding)
After breakfast, we can ride a back to Sapa. Check in hotel and free day at leisure to rest and explore Sapa on own.
Overnight in Sapa.

Day 07: Sapa – Bac Ha (120 km, 4 hours riding)
The markets in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes. Minority people come down from the mountains to exchange their products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip, drinking

In the morning, drive to visit one of the areas weekly markets;

Market days:
Saturdays - Can Cau Market
Sundays- Bac Ha,Muong Hum or Muong Khuong Markets
Wednesdays – Cao Son Market
Thursdays-Lung Khau Nhin Market
Tuesdays -Coc Ly Market
Overnight in Bac Ha Town

Day 08: Bac Ha – Ha Giang (200 km, 7 hours riding)
This morning, visit lively and colorful market in Bac Ha before we continue our trip to Ha Giang via Xin Ma and Hoang Su Phi. The road is very beautiful with many curves. Overnight in Ha Giang.

Day 09: Ha Giang – Dong Van (145 km, 5 hours riding)
Ha Giang must be the most beautiful destination for any rider and highlights of the trip.Visit one of the most remote land in Vietnam where many ethnic groups with their unique cultures and imposing mountains – the “Heaven Gate” in Quan Ba, Rock Plateau and the Vuong palace in Dong Van. Overnight in Dong Van :Khai Hoan Hotel

Day 10: Dong Van – Bao Lac (100 km, 3 hours riding)
After the breakfast, let spend your time to visit Dong Van old street and if it falls on Sunday, you will have great opportunity to visit the weekly maket of Dong Van where gathers many ethnic groups and their local products. The market is like a festival for the local to enjoy the time with friends, talking, drinking…Continue to Bao Lac via Meo Vac and the highlight will be the conquering the Ma Phi Leng pass.
Overnight in Bao Lac: Duc Tai Hotel

Day 11: Bao Lac – Quang Hoa (110km, 4 hours riding)
Morning visit to the local market in Bao Lac before our trip to Quang Hoa, a far north district of Cao Bang province where owns its beautiful landscape and home to many ethnic groups. Tonight, we stay in the homestay of a Nung family
Overnight in Quang Uyen

Day 12: Quang Hoa – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Quang Hoa (140 km, 5 hours riding)
Having obtained permission from the border police, we make our way through spectacular scenery to Vietnam’s most impressive waterfalls. Weather permitting we can swim right up to where the 50 m high falls hit the river. Back to Quang Uyen and visit Nguom Ngao cave cave. Stay a second night in Quang Uyen. Overnight in Quang Uyen

Day 13: Quang Hoa – Ba Be Lake (170 km, 5 hours riding)
Ride from Quang Uyen to Babe lake & park where the landscape is amazing and the homestay is another unique experience. Upon your arrival, you are free at leisure to do the boat trip or walk to explore the village of the Tay people. Overnight in homestay of a Tay family.
Overnight in Ba Be lake

Day 14: Ba Be Lake – Vu Linh (170 km, 5 hours riding)
After breakfast, we drive to Vu Linh village of the Dao people by Thac Ba Lake which has an area of 23,400 ha a
nd 1,331 islands and hills with diverse ecological environments. The water in the lake is blue and clear, and imprinted with the reflections of the surrounding ancient forest. Overnight in Vu Linh village

Day 15: Vu Linh – Hanoi (180 km, 6 hours riding)
Today we ride back to Hanoi to finish a Northwest-East loop motorcycle tour. Overnight in Ha Noi

Day 16: Hanoi – Halong Bay (165 km by car, 3.5 hours)
Morning depart for Halong Bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs.
Stay overnight on the Junk Cruise

Day 17: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer back to Hanoi. Visit Dong Trieu ceramic and pottery village on the way. Arrive in Hanoi at 04:00 pm. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 18: Hanoi Departure (B)
Free at leisure until transferring to Noi Bai airport to take departure flight onward. HOME SWEET HOME. End of service

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