Northeast loop of Vietnam 5 days 4 nights

This motor biking tour will take you through an entire gamut of luscious landscapes: rugged, mountainous terrain, dense woods, lush and tranquil valleys and past vibrant markets, towns and villages. It will be a whole new way of experiencing the splendours of the country.

Type of tour: Private
Tour code:  BB 34E
Departure date: Daily
Destination: Northeast, Vietnam
Duration:  4 days

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi - Na Khan
Day 2: Na Khan - Ba Be Lake
Day 3: Ba Be  Lake - Quang Hoa
Day 4: Quang Hoa
Day 5: Quang Hoa - Hanoi


Day 1
Hanoi - Na Khan ~180 km ~8 h
Northeast loop of Vietnam, Motorbiking
We start with a fairly long but easy drive from Hanoi to Na Khan, which is roughly 180km. We recommend starting early. The road is sealed the entire way until Bac Kan, but the last part to Na Khan is wild and a little bumpy. Na Khan is a Tay village, and Mr. Lo, the village chef, will welcome us to his house.

Highlights and activities:  appr. 180 km - 8 hour drive
Accommodation: local homestay
Meals: Lunch, dinner
Day 2
Na Khan - Ba Be National Park ~50 km ~2 h
Northeast loop of Vietnam, Ba Be lake
Now it’s time for a short drive from Na Khan to Ba Be National Park on a bumpy road. We’ll have lunch at our captain’s house before setting out on his boat across the lake and river. If it’s the right day we can also pay a visit to the local market, before stopping at Widow Island for some swimming. Next is a stop at a village and a small school, before returning to the homestay to enjoy dinner and the rest of the evening at your leisure.

Highlights and activities: appr. 50km - 2 hour ride
Accommodation: local homestay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 3
Ba Be - Quang Hoa ~170 km ~8 h
Northeast loop of Vietnam, boat trip on Ba Be lake
We cross Ba Be Lake again to return to our captain’s house, before a beautiful ride up to Cao Bang. We’ll pass through mountain passes that dominate the area, and the road is easy but filled with curves. There’s plenty of time so we can make frequent stops for drinks and food, and the whole ride should last roughly 8 hours. Once in Cao Bang we ride for one more hour to reach the beautiful village of Quang Hoa, inhabited by Nung An people, and spend a night there in a friend’s house.

Highlights and activities: appr. 170 km - 8 km ride
Accommodation: local homestay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 4
Quang Hoa (options) ~100 km ~2 h (or ~30 km ~1 h)
Northeast loop of Vietnam, adventure trails
On the fourth day there are two options for our route:
Option 1: Having obtained permission from the border police we make our way through spectacular scenery to Vietnam's most impressive waterfalls. Weather permitting we can swim right up to where the 50m high falls hit the river.
Option 2: Na Tau is a completely unknown area that we propose to discover by raft and motorbike. Rivers and waterfalls are everywhere and are extremely beautiful and wild. It is only a 15 km ride from Quang Hoa.

Highlights and activities: Option 1 or option 2
Accommodation: local homestay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 5
Quang Hoa - Hanoi ~300 km ~9 h
Northeast loop of Vietnam, enjoy with local
Finally, we ride from Quang Hoa back to Hanoi via Lang Son, where we’ll stop for lunch. The road is asphalted most of the way and it will take roughly 9 hours to reach Hanoi.

Highlights and activities: appr. 300km - 9 hour ride
Accommodation: Not inlcuded
Meals: Breakfast, lunch


The facts...

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

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


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.

This rate is quoted in USD per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy. Valid until December 2019.

Group size
Single Supp’
Tour price includes
Motorbikes : 01 bike/ per person
All petrol (gasoline), helmet
Rain gear
Motorbike jacket
Boat trip on Ba Be lake
Local English Speaking guide
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: 02 Breakfasts (B), 03 Lunches (L), 02 Dinners (D)
All entrance fees

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

What to bring
Good sunglasses
Good shoes for walking
Other personal needs and some cash for drinks or souvenirs.
Have a great journey!