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Northeast Vietnam Easy Ride 6 days 5 nights

This motorbike tour features an easy ride which will take you to the remote areas in the Northeast of Vietnam. Here you will have the opportunity to experience the real life of many ethnic groups in an authentic setting.
 

Type of tour: Private
Tour code: BB 33E
Departure date: Daily
Destination: Vu Linh, Ba Be Lake, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Ha Long, Northeast, Vietnam.
Duration: 6 days

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi - Vu Linh
Day 2: Vu Linh - Ba Be National park
Day 3: Ba Be - Quang Hoa
Day 4: Quang Hoa - Lang Son
Day 5: Lang Son - Halong Bay
Day 6: Halong Bay - Ha Noi

 
Day 1
Hanoi - Vu Linh, 180 km, 5hr ride
Northeast Vietnam Easy Ride, motorbiking
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.180 km - a 5 hour ride
Accommodation: local homestay
Meals: Lunch, dinner
Day 2
Vu Linh - Ba Be National park, 200km 7hr ride
Northeast Vietnam Easy Ride, Ba Be lake
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 - Quang Hoa 170km 6hr ride
Northeast Vietnam Easy Ride, Lang Son
We leave Ba Be by a fantastic mountainous road, leading us along scattered high limestone formations and heavily forested hills. Further north is Cao Bang province, a remote area on the border with China. Cao Bang is sparsely populated, but it has several ethnic communities in villages hardly affected by tourism. Cao Bang is famous for its graceful mountains, grottos and streams. We arrive in Quang Uyen in the late afternoon, and will stay overnight in a family house of the Nung people.

Highlights and activities: appr. 170 km - a 6 hour ride
Accommodation: Mr Kim's homestay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 4
Quang Hoa - Lang Son. 160km 5 hr ride
Northeast Vietnam Easy Ride, Nung village in Cao Bang
Today we travel back in time as we go back to Colonial Indochina by driving the famous Colonial Road No. 4, where we pass villages like Dong Khe and That Khe. This place is well-known for its countless bloody fights during the 1950s between Viet Minh and the French Forces. In the late afternoon, we arrive in Lang Son city and discover the central market. This market offers a diverse range of Chinese products as Lang Son is the gateway between China and Vietnam. Before checking in at our hotel in Lang Son, we make an interesting visit to the Tam Thanh and Nhi Thanh grottos.

Highlights and activities: appr. 160 km - a 5 hour ride
Accommodation: Vi's boutique hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 5
Lang Son - Ha Long Bay.180km 4hr ride
Northeast Vietnam Easy Ride, Halong bay
Today we ride to Halong bay through the lush vegetation of the Red River Delta. Arriving in Ha Long at the pier we’ll check-in and board our boat for a stunning cruise amongst towering limestone formations. Lunch will be served on board and the cruise will take you to exotic islets such as Dog Islet, Incense Urn, Sail, Fighting Cocks, all named for their peculiar shapes. Once the cruise is over we return to Halong City for an overnight stay at our hotel.

Highlights and activities: appr. 180 km - a 4 hour ride
Accommodation: New Star Ha Long hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 6
Ha Long Bay - Hanoi, 170km 4hr ride
Northeast Vietnam Easy Ride, kayaking Halong bay
If we rise early we can catch the sunrise over the gorgeous bay, before getting back on our bikes for the drive back to Hanoi, arriving in the capital around 5pm.

Highlights and activities: appr. 170km - a 4 hour ride
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
1525
2p
1080
3-4p
999
5-6p
907
7-8p
837
9-10p
798
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
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 good journey!