7 Day 6 Night Northeastern Vietnam Motorbike tour
Short tours: 4 days and 3 nights
This is one of the most attractive short tours in the Northern Vietnam. Only in 4 days, you can discover Thung Khe pass - one of the biggest passes in the Northern Vietnam, Moc Chau farm - one of the most attractive tourism points for domestic and foreign young people, and Ta Xua - one of the ideal cloud hunting points for motorbike tour lovers. Besides, you will have a chance to check in Thac Ba lake that is the biggest artificial freshwater lake in the Northern Vietnam. This is certainly the most memorable motorbike tour for motorbike tour lovers who want to discover endless natural beauty!
Day 1: Hanoi - Vu Linh (Thac Ba Lake): Distance: 180 km/ 5 hours
As usual, we start our tour outside the city. Driving a motorbike in such a crazy as Hanoi is also an unforgettable experience for tourists. Once we have left Hanoi city, we will drive along the Red River dike. Two banks of the Red River are filled with green rice, corn, sweet potato and cassava fields together with numerous fruit trees. In the middle of the road, there may be a very small section for those who want to try off-road feeling. We will stop at some points to take photos! Doan Hung is a small town where we stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Then, in the afternoon, we will choose a small road to come to Thac Ba lake. At this point, we have various options, possibly a long road or small roads for those who want to try off-road feeling. After going through green tea hills, at about ....., we come to Vu Linh where we will relax and take homestay!
Vu Linh is a small village of Dzao people, located near Thac Ba lake. This is a peaceful village covered by fan-palms. Its local people are very gentle and plain. Dinner may be interesting and not for those who go into nunnery.
Thac Ba lake is created by a hydropower project with length of over 80km and thousands small islands. It is an ideal place to take a boat tour.
Day 2: Thac Ba lake – Phu Yen: Distance: 190km/6 hours
After having breakfast and saying goodbye to honest and friendly Dzao family, we will have a sightseeing tour by small boat on Thac Ba lake. This lake is known as a Ha Long Bay on mountain with about 1300 islands of various sizes. Then, we will continue our journey to Phu Yen, one of the favorite destinations for motorbike tour lovers over the past years. On our way, we will go through Yen Bai where we will have lunch at some local restaurants. In the afternoon, we will come to Phu Yen. Before reaching Phu Yen, we have to cross Lung Lo pass, one of big passes in the Northern Vietnam. Once you have reached Phu Yen, if the daylight is good, you will chance to take the most wonderful photos with mountain clouds. A mini hotel in Phu Yen or Bac Yen will be your accommodation.
Day 3: Phu Yen - Mai Chau: Distance: 200 km/ 6 hours
After the breakfast, we continue to go along Black River. This is a very beautiful road between mountain and river. On the two sides of this road, there are peaceful villages together with plain fishing villages of Muong people. After crossing the river by ferry-boat, we reach Moc Chau Plateau at the height of 1000m from the sea level. Because in this Plateau it is cool all year round, you can see vibrant colors of apricot flowers, plum flowers, peach flowers, mustard flowers and wild sunflowers if you are here at right time. After the lunch, we can go by motorbike straight to Tat Hua pass which was built by French. It is one of the most romantic passes of the Northwestern Vietnam. Going by motorbike to this pass top may be an unforgettable experience for anyone who loves motorbike tours.
We will reach Mai Chau at about 5h30 pm.
Homestay at poomcong - a village of Thai people.
Day 4: Back to Hanoi: Distance: 170km/ 5hour
From this point back to Hanoi, we have many options for different roads and such roads have different options. Following are two best options that we - Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club - can offer for you. If you have any other option, please tell us for joint discussion.
Option 1: Going along the former road No. 6, also known as going along Black River : 170km.
If we choose to come back to Hanoi by the former road No. 6, we will go along Black River lakebed with mountain and lake on two sides. This road is small and winding but the scene is like a charming picture. This is one of the most wonderful roads for motorbike tours in the Northern Vietnam. This road should also be proposed to you. We will calculate time so that you can come back to Hanoi before rush hours and safely. We will end our tour inside the city.
Option 2: Going along Ho Chi Minh Trail: 240km.
We, Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club, will give the second option to experienced bikers. You will find many interesting things on this road. In particular, you will have a chance to enjoy an excellent motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail. It takes more time to go by this road, thus we will consider time so that we can reach Hanoi before rush hours. Our tour to the Northern central Vietnam will be ended in safety and joy.