Northeast Vietnam Motorcycle Road Trip from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall and Ba Be – 5 days


To the adventurous thrill-seekers, this  Northeast Motorcycle Road Trip from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall and Ba Be – 5 days  is full of wonders, challenges, and surprises from mother nature. What’s better is the various possible combination of routes that fit perfectly for a wide range of time frames.

Within five days, we will ride to some of the best and most amazing gems of  Northern Vietnam: Ban Gioc waterfall, Nguom Ngao cavern,  Ba Be lake, and Mau Son. Each places a gift from nature to the bold and the brave! So what are you waiting for? Come with us, and let’s experience Vietnam at its most raw and authentic!

  • Departure: From 01 person
  • ThemeNature/Soft Adventure, Traditional culture
  •   SuitableTravel with friends, Active traveler, Solo traveler

 

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

+ Short tour period, but fully inclusive of all the best landmarks in North-East Vietnam.

+ A combination of on-road and off-road riding, mixed in with boat rides to explore lakes and waterfalls

+ Suitable coverage each day, so as to not wear you out too much, but still enable a complete view of all our destinations

 

ITINERARY

Day 1Northeast Motorcycle Road Trip from Hanoi to Mau Son Mountain (Lang Son)

Today’s morning, our guides will pick you up from your hotels, and we will start moving towards our tour office on the outskirt of Hanoi to avoid the heavy traffic of the inner city. After all the necessary procedures, we will head off our tour for Nhat Tan bridge, then onto National Highway 3, going towards Bac Giang province. Our road preference leans heavily on smaller, less crowded roads, and for the added effect of riding through refreshingly green views on the roadsides, we won’t be taking National Highway 1 as a choice for most tour agencies.

We will have reached the smaller provincial and communal roads. Our morning will be spent riding between vast green rice paddies and little villages distinctive of rural Northern Vietnam and taking some photoshoots. To some, this will be a whole new kind of scenery, with the dominant green background of planted forests. We’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant. This is your first meal on tour, and you should communicate all your dietary needs to our guides (allergies, vegetarianism, veganism).

After a cup of coffee for dessert, we’ll get back on the road. From here on out, our road will not be as easy and smooth as it has been in the morning. We will be treading on jungle mountain paths! If all of our biking abilities are good enough, we can add an extra 20km of rough northeast off-road going deep into the local villages to experience the daily life of the ethnic Tay people here. They have a special type of roof tiles exclusive to this area. This is a highlight of our day, as we will be riding up and down hills and valleys with ever-changing scenery all along the way! We’ll get to our homestay at around 4 pm, where we will leave our baggage and ride up to Na Lay mountain peak.

Summary:

Meal: Lunch – Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Distance: 190 km (over 6 hours of riding)

North east Vietnam Motorcycle Tours to Ban Gioc waterfall- 5 days to Mau Son

Day 2Northeast Motorcycle Trip from Bac Son to Quang Uyen

Today, we will cover quite a lot of distance, mainly on national and provincial roads. However, these roads are rarely maintained, which is just as rough and trying as any Vietnam off-road motorcycle tour. Our route today also has a special historical value. It was crucial to the victory in the fall and winter of 1950 during the Indochina war. The border campaign dealt a staggering blow to the French colonial forces. The border perimeter was broken through, fundamentally collapsing the Reve plan. This victory set off a chain reaction that would lead to Dong Khe’s and That Khe’s eventual liberation, both of which landmarks we will be visiting today.

We’ll ride for 75km, crossing rustic villages among mountain ranges, until we reach That Khe town for a coffee break. From here on, we have two choices:

Option 1: We’ll stick to the main road, following National Highway 4a towards Cao Bang, or

Option 2: We can turn into a tough 20km dirt road section hugging That Khe river going upwards, crossing some Dzao villages, before circling back to National Highway 4a for lunch. This will be a very hard 20km to cross, especially if it rains. However, the sheer sense of triumph and the wild, pristine scenery along the way are well worth the effort. It would be one of the most interesting north off-road Vietnam

At noon, lunch is served at a local restaurant in Dong Khe town. Right after lunch, we’ll be on our way. We’ll reach our homestay at about 4 pm, ending the 2nd day of the 5-day North Vietnam motorbike tour safe and sound!

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Distance: 180 km of mostly forest and mountain paths.

North east Vietnam Motorcycle Tours to Ban Gioc waterfall- 5 days to Quang Uyen

Day 3Northeast Motorcycle Road Trip from Quang Uyen – Ban Gioc - Nguom Ngao

We had seen so much of nature’s beautiful landscape the previous day in northeast Vietnam. Today, we’ll witness a different kind of wonder: Ban Gioc Waterfall, Nguom Ngao Cave, and Ma Phuc pass. Our route today will also be very enjoyable to experienced bikers.

After a hearty breakfast, we bid farewell to our host family before heading straight toward Ban Gioc waterfall. After an hour of riding some of the best roads running between limestone mountains, we’ll reach our first destination of the day: Nguom Ngao Cave. Exploring this cave will take up to 45 minutes, after which we will move on to the highlight of our day: Ban Gioc waterfall. From as far as 10km away, we can already spot the Qui Dien river and hear the faint sound of water thundering down in the distance.

Once we’ve reached the fall, we can ride closer to its foot before parking our bikes and taking a small raft to get closer to the waterfall. We’ll raft around the fall, towards the Tall fall, where we can all take a dip in the cool refreshing water. After a good swim and some coffee, we’ll return to Quang Uyen, taking a different route this time: harder, smaller roads that stretch for 45 km. Lunch break at a local restaurant in Quang Uyen , then we’ll return to our bike, riding on towards Cao Bang city.

This will be our ride of the day! Right upon leaving town, we’ll hit Ma Phuc pass. Ma Phuc pass is not too long, but the elevation is rather staggering. Its name, Ma Phuc, means ‘defeated horses’, as once upon a time, horses tended to collapse from fatigue at the top of the pass. Arriving at our hotel at around 5 pm, unpacking and unwinding after a long day of greatness and fun!

Summary:

Meal: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel

Distance: 160 km over 5 hours of riding

North east Vietnam road trip to Ban Gioc waterfall- 5 days to Ban Gioc waterfall

Day 4Northeast Motorcycle Road Trip from Cao Bang to Ba Be

Today, we’ll follow National Highway 4a towards Lang Son and turn into a small dirt road cutting through the forest just 15 km out of town. This will be a memorable ride, with 30 km of small track cutting through a sea of trees. We’ll undoubtedly have a rough time crossing rough forest ground and various streams, but the ride, not to mention the view, is very rewarding. This rough route is only for the experienced, in a small group, for safety reasons (smaller than 5)

Lunch at Cho Gia town. Then, we’ll ride for another hour before reaching Ba Be lake, where we will park and embark on a 2-hour tour of the lake. We can also swim in this giant ‘pond’, so bring your towels. Checking in at our local homestay at around 5 pm, with a lovely view overlooking the lake. You can also join in to cook with our Tay host family!

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay in Pac Ngoi

Distance: at least 150 km.

North east Motorcycle Road Trip to Ban Gioc waterfall- 5 days to Ba Be lake

Day 5Northeast Motorcycle Tour from Ba Be to Hanoi

Our morning will still be treading through small mountainous roads with little to no traffic, and this will be the last stretch of it before we get back to the lowland. After lunch in Thai Nguyen city, we have two options to get back to Hanoi:

Option 1: We’ll continue along National Highway 3 towards Nhat Tan bridge. This major road connects the North-Eastern provinces with Hanoi and thus is more dangerous with heavy traffic.

Option 2: We’ll take the scenic route through villages and rice paddies to return to Nhat Tan bridge before ending our tour at the tour office.

We reach Hanoi at roughly 4:30 pm, right before rush hour. Hopefully, we will have made it back to our tour office before getting trapped in the impossible evening traffic.

Summary:

Meal: Breakfast – Lunch

Distance: 240 km with dense traffic, over 5 hours of riding

North east Vietnam Motorcycle road Trip to Ban Gioc waterfall- 5 days last day back to Hanoi

END OF TOUR

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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Two peopleContact UsContact UsContact Us
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

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

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

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.

 

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

From 3 riders please contact us for the best 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)
  • Riding Shirt for souvenirs
  • 4G simcard
  • Overnight Train Ticket (soft bed) and bike shipping fee from Lao Cai – Sapa

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

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 dirtbike – USD 200 / 1 above 500cc bike
  • VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUEST.

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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