MOTORBIKE TRIP FROM HANOI TO BA BE THROUGH HA GIANG AND NA HANG – 8 DAYS

Duration : 8 /Days
Destination : Hanoi - Ha Giang - Na Hang - Ba Be Lake - Hanoi

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Are you looking for a challenging and memorable adventure? Join our 8-day motorbike tour from Hanoi to Ba Be via Ha Giang and Na Hang! This trip will take you through some of the most beautiful roads in Vietnam, where you can admire the majestic landscapes of the Northwest mountains, experience the unique cultures of ethnic minorities, and enjoy the hospitality of the local people.

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  • ThemeNature/Motorcycle Adventure, Traditional culture, Off-road, Enduro Tours, Wild Life
  • SuitableTravel with friends, Active traveler, Solo traveler
ITINERARY

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

+ An amazing mix of on-road and off-road riding.

+ 80% off-road option for experienced bikers.

+ Beautifully majestic and pristine scenery.

+ Explore and experience the ethnical culture of the locals.

Day 1Motorcycle Trip from Hanoi to Vu Linh (Thac Ba lake) (180km)

Our guides will pick you up at 8 am, and we all meet our tour director at BM’s tour office for a quick need-to-know briefing to ensure a safe and successful trip. Get on our way at 9 am, weaving through the densely knitted street of Hanoi’s outer suburb towards Nhat Tan Bridge before turning into and hugging the Red River levees towards Vinh Phuc Province. We prioritize back-road and off-road routes on all our tours and avoid larger national roads, as these tend to house the heavy traffic flow with big trucks, making our ride more risky and time-consuming. Taking the off-road motorbike tour and back-road routes, we’ll also get more chances to glance at the peaceful beauty and simplistic everyday life on the Red River Delta.

During our 40 km ride along the levee, we’ll pass countless small villages in-between vast green paddies and gardens, with families of buffaloes and cows roaming about. We stop for lunch at 11:30 in Doan Hung commune and then head to Lo river, taking a ferry to cross the other side. Our afternoon will be spent riding through the Hmong people’s tea hills and exploring a few Dzao villages. We arrive at our homestay near Thac Ba lake at 4:30 pm, take a boat ride around the lake and have dinner with our Dzao homestay host. After dinner, we sing, dance, and learn to play their musical instruments with locals sipping on some rice wine.

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Day 2Best Motorcycle Tour from Vu Linh (Thac Ba) to Ha Giang City (210km)

We start Day 2 with a short ride around the village to explore their daily life, then cross a big stream and head to Yen The on Route 170. After about 30 minutes on the road, we reach O Do fall, a beautiful waterfall in Yen Bai province. We then stop at Cam Nham fork for a quick coffee break, then continue hugging Thac Ba lakeside for some sightseeing. Soon, we are at the top of a pass on Route 170, where we can look over the lake from above.

As we weave our way past forests of palm trees and limestone mountains, we soon reach Luc Yen town. This town is famous for its gemstones, surrounded by limestone and marble mountains, along with Thac Ba lake and the Chay River. We enjoy lunch here. In the afternoon, we ride from Cao and Xuan Giang street to Viet Quang town, then hug National Highway 2 for another 60 km to Ha Giang city.

We reach Truong Xuan resort at 5:30 pm, ending our 2nd day with lots of excitement and joy. We’ve seen so much on this second day: from the magnificent Thac Ba lake to the rice terraces of Ha Giang to the towering limestone ranges of Luc Yen, and have a great time with Vietnam Motorbike Tour Club Team 

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Day 3Motorcycle Road Trip from Ha Giang to Dong Van Love Market (185km)

We have breakfast and coffee before setting off on yet another exciting day on the road at 8:30 am. About 10km out from the resort, we reach a river fork. Here we have two choices to have another amazing day:

Option 1:

Ride on the well-maintained National Highway 4c with an exceptional view. From above, it looks like we’re riding on the back of a giant snake slithering over hills after hills. We then stop at the welcoming gate to Dong Van geological park before attempting to conquer the mountain pass ahead of us, which offers us a tough ride with some slopes ascending at 15%. We climb and climb until we reach the top. From here, to the left is a prime forest covering the Vietnam-China border, while our right is a vast valley with endless rice terraces blending in with small tiny wooden houses.

We’ll stop for 10 minutes before continuing to another peak: Quan Ba sky gate. After stopping for a while here, we climb to the peak on foot or grab some coffee with a side of sensational view, after which we move on towards Co Tien twin mountains, another landmark in Ha Giang. After being immersed in the spectacular natural scenery, we turn into provincial road 181 to visit Lung Tam village of the H’Mong people. Looking into their daily life and traditional flax weaving craft is such a joy to us. We then ride across giant flax fields to Yen Minh’s peak for the view before stopping at Yen Minh town for lunch at 12:30 pm. An hour later, we ride on National Highway 4c to Dong Van, stopping at H’Mong King Palace and Lung Cu flag pole on the way, and arrive at our hotel at 5:30 pm.

Option 2: This is an extreme off-road Ha Giang route, mostly earthen dirt road. It’s tough, but the ride is fun and exciting! It takes us up to 7 hours to conquer 155 km of dirt road, and tourists gain a much deeper understanding of Ha Giang by traveling on this route. We reach the hotel at about 5:30 pm, ending an exciting and impressive day on our 6-day Ha Giang off-road tour. 

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Day 4Motorcycle Tour from Dong Van to Bao Lac (120 km)

Dong Van, Meo Vac is synonymous with nature’s greatness and locals’ tenacity despite their poverty and hardship. Even clean water is a luxury here in this land covered with sharp rocks and trees. We’ll start our day with breakfast as usual. We are on twisting and turning roads again right after we leave town!

Reaching Ma Pi Leng, one of the four great passes of northern Vietnam, standing at 1200m above sea level, we enjoy the view overlooking the poetic Nho Que river. We also offer a 3-5km off-road ride which runs right to the mountain peak for an incredible view of the geological park amid the clouds. At 11.30, we reach Meo Vac and stop for lunch, then get back on the road, where we have two choices for tourists.

Option 1 is for those who prefer a light riding afternoon. We ride from the National Highway 34 for 90 km to Bao Lac, where we end our 4th day with ease and comfort, or

Option 2 with a dirt bike tour or off-road ride through wild and untamed nature, crossing the Nho Que river on bamboo rafts with our bikes, conquering extreme dirt roads, and stopping by at Khau Vai love market, a unique cultural feature of the land. This can be your most memorable ride on our Vietnam motorcycle tour. We only need to cover 90 km, but it takes us more than 5 hours.

We end our 4th day safely at Bao Lac. We’ve seen so much of Ha Giang: Ma Pi Leng, the rocky plateau, and the Khau Vai love market. We hope you’ve gotten much more than fun on the road with us!

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Day 5Bao Lac to Ban Lam (Khau Tinh) - Na Hang (Tuyen Quang)

08:00 AM: The car picks you up at Ban Lam station (Khau Tinh commune) and transfers you to Na Hang waterway station. Along the way, you will admire the majestic beauty of the Northwest mountains and forests, the rustic and peaceful villages, and the lush green terraced fields. The travel time from Ban Lam station to Na Hang waterway station is about 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Arriving at Na Hang waterway station at 10:00 AM, you board the boat and begin the journey to explore the picturesque Na Hang Lake. The boat will take you past towering cliffs, mysterious caves, and villages along the lake. Along the way, you can participate in interesting activities such as kayaking, sightseeing, taking photos, and swimming in the lake. 

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Day 6Visit Na Hang Lake

On the sixth day, begin the journey to explore Na Hang by boat, following the scenic Gâm River. Start the morning by visiting Pác Tạ Temple, majestically located on top of a limestone mountain. Visit and offer incense for peace and luck. This place is associated with the history of the second resistance war against the Mongol invaders in 1285. The talented general Trần Nhật Duật, who was defending the Tuyên Quang area, fell in love with the daughter of a local chieftain. After she passed away, her body was buried here, and a temple was built to commemorate her.

11:30 AM: Enjoy lunch on the boat with local specialties. 

After lunch, continue to Khuổi Nhi Waterfall. Stop at Khuổi Nhi Waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam. Enjoy a waterfall bath, immerse yourself in the wild nature, and experience the refreshing sensation of a free fish foot massage.

In the late afternoon, return to the boat dock and check in at the homestay. Enjoy dinner at the homestay with delicious and appealing ethnic dishes. 

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Day 7 Na Hang to Ba Be Lake

Departing from Na Hang, you will travel by motorbike or car along DT179 road, following the scenic Gâm River. Along the way, visitors can stop to admire the majestic mountains and the rustic villages of the Tày and Dao ethnic people. The distance is about 70-80 km, taking approximately 1-2 hours.

Arriving at Ba Be Lake, you will enjoy lunch with local specialties such as catfish, hemibagrus, forest vegetables, and bitter bamboo shoots at a lakeside restaurant.

After lunch, you will check into the homestay and rest to regain energy for the afternoon sightseeing. Visitors can participate in interesting activities such as kayaking, swimming, trekking, cycling, and sightseeing.

After an exciting afternoon of sightseeing, you will return to the homestay to rest. Enjoy dinner with local specialties made from fresh ingredients provided by local people. You are free to explore the area around the homestay or participate in cultural exchange activities with the local people. 

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Day 8Ba Be Lake to Hanoi - End of the tour

Wake up early and enjoy breakfast at the homestay with typical and famous local dishes of Vietnam. After breakfast, you will depart from Ba Be Lake to Hanoi. End of the 8-day trip from Hanoi – Ha Giang – Na Hang – Ba Be Lake. Wishing you a safe and enjoyable trip. 

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LUXURY PRICE

Vietnam motorbike tours prices for a guided Vietnam motorcycle tour

*Full package, no hidden cost surprises

Guided Tour

(On-road)

Hymalaya / Versy 300

Honda CB 500x

BMW GS1200

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Three people310 USD/day/person315 USD/day/person495 USD/day/person
From four people290 USD/day/person299 USD/day/person475 USD/day/person

Guided Tour

(Under 20% Off-road)

Honda XR150L

Honda CRF300L

Suzuki DRZ 400

One person219 USD/day/person249 USD/day/person259 USD/day/person
Two people199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person
Three people179 USD/day/person199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person
From four people169 USD/day/person189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person

Guided Tour

(From 50% Off-road)

Honda XR150L

Honda CRF300L

Suzuki DRZ400

One person239 USD/day/person269 USD/day/person279 USD/day/person
Two people219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person259 USD/day/person
Three people199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person
From four people189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person229 USD/day/person

Luxury Price Includes :

  • Well-experienced English Speaking Tour Guide (also good at Mechanical Skills – Photographer)
  • Recent & Well-Maintained CRF 300L – Gasoline
  • 25% Riding Time Offroad per day ( Enduro Routes upon your request )
  • Good Accommodation: 4-star hotels – resort based on twin rooms and high standard homestay to know more about the cultures.
  • All meals on tour: Enjoy local food in every region you visit.
  • Water – Solf Drinks
  • Boat trips on Lakes or Rivers – Ferry
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas
  • International Airport Pickup – Drop Off
  • 1 Night of Ethnic Entertainment at Homestay for a group from 2 riders
  • Helmets – Gloves – Protection Guard for Elbows & Knees – Pants (If we have your size )
  • Riding Shirt for souvenirs
  • Hotel Before the Tour
  • 4G simcard
  • Overnight Train Ticket (soft bed) and bike shipping fee from Lao Cai – Sapa

Luxury Price Excludes :

  • Personal insurance – Travel insurance (this is at your own risk)
  • Motorbike insurance to Cover any damages to the motorcycle (Click here to know more)
  • Air ticket – Visa fee (approximately 25 USD/person, depending on nationality)
  • Tip, personal expenses, and other expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy
  • The Hotel After riding

Luxury Price Notes :

  • For a group of from
    • 5 riders, The professional Mechanic comes for free
    • 10 riders, a Pickup Truck is free for escorting ( Under 10 riders, it will be USD 150 / 1 day)
  • A single stay will cost USD 40 / 1 night / 1 single room.
  • The cameraman costs USD 200 / 1 day (Flycam – professional photos and clips)
  • If tours do not depart/ end at the departure spot, the surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to the departure spot is USD 90 / 1 dirtbike – USD 200 / 1 above 500cc bike
  • VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUEST.
Bikes with stadard price

Group of 1XR 150L220 USD / 1 day / 1 rider
Group of 2XR 150L150 USD / 1 day / 1 rider

Group of 1CRF 250L240 USD / 1 day / 1 rider
Group of 2CRF  250L170 USD / 1 day / 1 rider
STANDARD PRICE INCLUDES :
  • English Speaking Tour Guide (Good at mechanical skills – Photographer)
  • Recent & Well-Maintained CRF 250L – Gasoline
  • At least 25% riding offroad per day (Please let us know if you only like riding on-road)
  • Good Accommodation: 3 hotels based on twin rooms or homestay.
  • All meals on tour: Enjoy local food in every region you visit.
  •  Water – Solf Drinks
  • Boat trips on Lakes or Rivers – Ferry
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas
  • International Airport Pickup – Drop Off
  • 1 Night of Ethnic Entertainment at Homestay for a group from 2 riders
  • Helmets – Gloves – Protection Guard for Elbows & Knees – Pants (If we have your size)
STANDARD PRICE EXCLUDES:
  • Personal insurance – Travel insurance (this is at your own risk)
  • Motorbike insurance to Cover any damages to the motorcycle (Click here to know more)
  • Air ticket – Visa fee (approximately 25 USD/person, depending on nationality)
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses, and other expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy
  • The Hotel at night Before / After riding
STANDARD PRICE NOTES:
  • Pickup Truck for escorting cost USD 150 / 1 day
  • A single stay will cost USD 30 / 1 night / 1 single room.
  • The cameraman costs USD 200 / 1 day (Flycam – professional photos and clips)
  • If tours do not depart/ end at the departure spot, the surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to the departure spot is USD 90 / 1 dirtbikeUSD 200 / 1 above 500cc bike
    VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUES

BOOKING CONDITIONS

1. Deposits and Payment Policy

  • We require a deposit of 30% of the total upon confirmation of booking tour. The remaining balance will be paid 45 days before departure. Your booking may be considered canceled if the full balance is not received by Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club by that time.
  • You can choose the payment method by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by you.
  • After receiving your payment, we will issue you the final confirmation of the detailed itinerary and services via e-mail.

2. Cancellation and Refunds

  • Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club takes no responsibility for any flight delays or scheduled changes at any stage throughout the trip.
  • We have the discretion to change the itinerary or delay the tour due to weather, local conditions, politics, or various other reasons with our notification in advance.
  • During the tour, should you be found to break any of the rules without the prior exception from the tour leader, we have the discretion to cancel the tour with no refunds applied.
  • During the tour, should your bike have minor technical problems, our guide/mechanic will attempt to fix it as quickly as possible. In the event that the bike can not be fixed within the day, we will endeavor to substitute a bike of a similar type to ensure your trip is not interrupted.
  • Should you have to cancel the tour due to special reasons, you may transfer your booking to another person. However, you will be liable for your nominee paying their monies in full.

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