The northwest Vietnam retains an air of adventure with rugged natural beauty and untouched culture. If you have time, make your trip more worthwhile with this journey.
Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be lake – 240 km.
This tour to Ha Giang starts at around 8 AM from eastern suburbs of Hanoi. We try the best to avoid busy city road in the morning until Cho Chu town( in Thai Nguyen province) where we have lunch. After lunch, we surely have enjoyable motorbike ride to Ba Be lake because the roads have less traffic and offer you a lot of grand mountain view. At about 4 PM, we arrive Pac Ngoi – a beautiful village of Tay people which located peacefully at Ba Be lake’s side. Diner and stay with the Tay’s family.
Overnight in Ba Be lake – home stay.
Ba Bể Lake (Vietnamese: Hồ Ba Bể; Ba means Three, Bể is from the Tay language word pé, meaning “lake”) is the largest natural lake in Vietnam. It is located in Nam Mẫu commune, Bắc Kạn district, Bắc Kạn Province in the northeastern region of the country.
Having been formed approximately 200 million years ago, the lake is surrounded by limestone cliffs, which in turn are covered by primary forests. The lake comprises three zones named Pé Lầm, Pé Lù, and Pé Lèng. Three rivers, named Năng, Tả Han, and Nam Cường, are the main inflows of the lake. The Năng river enters the lake through a large waterfall called Đầu Đẳng. In the lake there are also three islands, named Án Mã, Khẩu Cúm, and Po Gia Mải (literally “Widow’s Island”).
Ba Bể Lake is a featured geographical science and is a biodiversity reservoir. It is a part of the Ba Be National Park.
Day 2: Babe lake – Bao Lac – 120 km.
After the early breakfast with the family, Take a short walk about 1km to the pier and then enjoy one and a half hour boat cruise around the largest natural lake in Vietnam – Ba Be. Lunch with the Tay family, In the after noon we will ride the bikes through a small part of Ba Be National Park, many beautiful villages and some streams, the tour will give you a lot of challenge and amazing beauty of mountain area in northern Vietnam.
Arrive Bao Lac at 5 PM. Stay in town.
Day 3: Tour To The Dong Van Global Geo-park from Bao Lac. – 140 km.
Today, we will have relaxing, easy and very enjoyable motorbike tour to Dong Van . Start the day at about 9 Am, ride slowly along the Gam river to enjoy the green mountains and mountains. We will be in Meo Vac for lunch. After lunch, it could be the best motorbike tour in Vietnam to ride cross Ma-Pi-Leng pass ( It’s one of the longest and most beautiful passes in North Vietnam. We can have hundreds of stops for picture of The Dong Van Rock Plateau Global Geo-park, and the local ethnic minorities.
Stay overnight in Dong Van town.
Day 4: Dong Van – Ha Giang. – 150 km.
Motobike tour to Ha Giang goes through the poorest part of Vietnam but the scenery is most imposing where you will be surprise to see many ethnic groups with their unique cultures and amazing mountain view of the Rock Plateau, the Vuong palace in Dong Van, The “Heaven Gate” in Quan Ba. This is surely the best Vietnam motorbike tour in the northern part with many interesting and amazing things in every meter of the road. Arrive Ha Giang in the late afternoon.
Dinner and stay with the other Tay’s family.
Day 5: Finish Motorbike Tour to Ha Giang in Lao Cai Train Station. – 180 km.
After breakfast with family, we have smooth motorbike ride on road No 2 for a bout 40 km, and then we will take a turn to a small road to Pho Rang – the road is small and somewhere bumpy but scenery is completely different from what you saw in days before. The scenery is the wonderful mixture of green mountain, rice fields and graceful villages of the ethnic people. Lunch is in Pho Rang and after lunch we have easy Vietnam motorbike tour to Lao Cai on the winding road with the different view from what we’ve seen. Before getting into town center we will have short visit to China and Vietnam border, then motorcycle straight to the Lao Cai Railway Station and put all the bikes on the train. Finish the motorbike tour to Ha Giang and take a night train back to Hanoi after dinner in Lao Cai.
– 4 breakfasts.
– 5 lunches.
– 4 dinners.
We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.
We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
Notes: Advised to take good walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent, long sleeve clothes, hat or umbrella, sun cream, sunglasses….
-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.
– Home stay 4 nights.
A clean and comfortable home stay and hotel with mosquito nets provided.
– Personal expenses.
– Extra drinks.
– Train ticket Lao Cai – Hanoi