7 Day 6 Night Northeastern Vietnam Motorbike tour
4-days Sa Pa exploration tour
Right after having breakfast at a hotel, we will start our tour outside the city to avoid traffic pressure. We will drive our motorbikes along the Red River dyke to Son Tay town. If time is convenient, we can visit Duong Lam ancient village or Son Tay ancient citadel or just enjoy coffee on the way. Then, we continue to go along the road No. 32 across Xuan Son National Park to Nghia Lo town where we take a rest and have dinner to finish a simple driving day with magnificent scenery.
Day 2: The most beautiful road Nghia Lo - Mu Cang Chai - Sa Pa: 220km / 6 hours
We start a new day with motorbike tour at about 8.30 am. Today, we will drive our motorbikes on one of the best roads for motorbike tour in Vietnam. The road is completely on the mountain with the most beautiful terraced field scene in Asia. This is one of typical motorbike tours in the Northern Vietnam. Crossing simple and plain villages, our selected road is almost winding around back-road mountain. On each road section, there are wonderful scenes for photographers. After the lunch, in the afternoon, we will drive straight to Sa Pa, across O Quy Ho Pass - one of the four great passes in Vietnam. If the weather is favorable, this is the best of the best roads. Upon reaching the pass peak, you will have chance to take splendid photos of the roads experienced by you. They are like giant pythons creeping to the mountain peak and then to the Southeast Asia heritage forest Hoang Lien Son. Standing at the peak, we find ourselves quite tiny among imposing nature and enjoy fresh air of the nature. Sleep at a local house or a hotel.
Day 3: Love road for motorbike tour to discover Sa Pa and Thac Ba Lake: 230 km/7 hours
Unlike other tourism agents, Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club always saves your time to design longer tour programs with more things to visit. However, our tour price is not higher than that of other agents. Today, we can spend half of a day or 2 - 3 hours driving our motorbikes to discover villages around Sa Pa. After that, we come back to the national road 4 (love road) and may have lunch in Lao Cai and visit Vietnam - China border at Lao Cai international border gate. Then, we continue to cross back-roads with different scenes with more palm hills and the road around the lake. We will reach Thac Ba Lake at about 17.00 pm.
We will have dinner and relax at Dao’s village beside the lake!
After an evening with happy drink, we start a new day with a Europe-style plentiful breakfast (pancake, honey, fruit and coffee). We will have a tour by small boat around the lake. Then, we will set off back to Hanoi with back-road occupying 80% of the main road. We will try to reach Hanoi at 16.30 pm, before rush hours. At this point, we will finish a perfect, safe and happy tour.
Thac Ba Lake: As one of three biggest manmade lakes in Vietnam, Thac Ba Lake supplies water to Thac Ba Hydropower Plant (the first hydropower plant in Vietnam) in Yen Bai province. Thac Ba Lake was formed when Thac Ba hydropower dam was completed in 1970 which blocked Chay River. The lake area is 23400 ha, water area is 19050 ha, its length is 80km, water level ranges from 46m to 58m. The Lake can contain up to 3 to 3.9 billion cubic meters of water. Apart from Chay River that is the main source of water, Thac Ba Lake also has a big river system such as Hanh canal and Cat canal, which increases alluvium and provides abundant creatures for the lake. Thac Ba Lake is composed of more than 1300 islands which create many wonderful caves and beautiful scenes.