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Motorbike adventure: Vu Linh - Ba Be 4 days 3 nights

These four days of motor biking takes you to the pristine mountain lake of Ba Be, arguably Vietnam's most beautiful lake, situated 250 kilometres north of Hanoi. Surrounded by primary jungle and limestone cliffs, the surrounding areas are inhabited principally by Thai and H’mong peoples.
 

Type of tour: Private
Tour code: BB30E
Departure date: Daily
Destination: Northeast, Vietnam.
Duration: 4 days

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Ha Noi - Vu Linh
Day 2: Vu Linh - Ba Be National Park
Day 3: Ba Be Lake - Bac Kan
Day 4: Bac Kan - Ha Noi
 
Day 1
Ha Noi - Vu Linh, 180 km, 5 hours ride
Discover Ba Be National Park, motorbike trip
Leaving Hanoi and breaking out of the delta plains, we pass through endless limestone karst scenery and extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads. Lunch in Viet Tri town before arriving in Vu Linh in the late afternoon, where we stay overnight with friends of the Dao minority in a traditional stilt house.

Highlights and activities: appr. 180km - a 5 hour ride
Accommodation: local homestay
Meals: Lunch, dinner
Day 2
Vu Linh - Ba Be National Park, 200km 7 hours ride
Discover Ba Be National Park by motorbike, Puong cave
For the second day, we have two options: The first takes us around the very end of the Song Gam mountain range, enjoying good riding on winding mountain roads, while the other crosses over the very end of the range and takes us through untarnished rain forest on challenging, rocky roads. With either option we’ll reach Tuyen Quang and then continue on sealed roads through renowned tea-growing areas, where the hillsides are literally covered in plantations. From here it’s a short ride to the edge of Ba Be Lake, where you’ll stay overnight at a home-stay with a Tay family.

Highlights and activities: appr. 200 km - a 7 hour ride
Accommodation: Mr Linh's homestay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 3
Ba Be Lake - Bac Kan 70km
Discover Ba Be National Park by motorbike, boat trip
After breakfast, we have a 20 minute ride up north to visit a very nice local market, before returning to the village and from there going on a 2 hour boat trip across Ba Be Lake. After lunch, we ride to Bac Kan, which will take roughly 2 hours, arriving in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel here.

Highlights and activities: appr. 70km - a 2 hour boat trip
Accommodation: local homestay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 4
Bac Kan - Ha Noi 200km
Discover Ba Be National Park by motorbike, mountain trip
Leaving Bac Kan, we head south to go back to Hanoi, taking small paved roads to avoid the busy traffic. Lunch en-route, before arriving in Hanoi in the afternoon. 

Highlights and activities: appr. 200km - a 7 hour drive
Accommodation: Not included
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 

 

The facts...
We take you to the parts others can't reach!
 

Climate
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.
 

Transport
Boat
Motorbike
 

Tour Guides
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English or French.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
 

Rate
This rate is quoted in USD per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy. Valid until December 2019
Group size
Price/pp
1p
910
2p
642
3-4p
587
5-6p
532
7-8p
490
9-10p
471
Single Supp’
N/A

Tour price includes

Motorbikes : 01 bike/ per person
All petrol (gasoline), helmet
Rain gear
Motorbike jacket
Boat trip on Ba Be lake
Accommodation
Local English Speaking guide
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
All entrance fees

Tour price excludes
Visa to Vietnam
Any other transportation are not mentioned in the itinerary
Travel Insurance
Drinks
Meals are not mentioned in the itinerary
Tip for guide
Other personal expenses.

What to bring
Passport
Good sunglasses
Good shoes for walking
Other personal needs and some cash for drinks or souvenirs.

Have a great journey!