Start from Hanoi to Mai Chau, straight to Phu Yen and Than Uyen than stop In Sapa is the rout of this trip. From Sapa to Lao Cai we go by motobike but for the long way from Lao Cai back Hanoi we get night train and sleep on high quality train to save our energy. For 6 days and 5 night this tour promise to bring Guests excellent Vietnam Motobike tours .
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau, 190 km (L, D)
This Vietnam motorbike tour to the mountains and Sapa will be started with a very beautiful ride to Mai Chau. We leave Hanoi for Mai Chau from outskirts of Hanoi at around 8 AM, trying to avoid the busy traffic by taking some narrow and small country road. After lunch, we will have enjoyable motorcycle ride on forgotten French road No 6, passing extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads punctuated by limestone karst scenery. Here is known as Ha long bay on mountain .we cross Thung Khe pass – one of the most beautiful mountain passes in North Vietnam then hit the road down to the mountain valley settlement of Mai Chau. ( Home to the white Thai people who are living in houses on stilts).
Diner and overnight in Mai Chau – Home stay.
Day 2: Mai Chau – Phu Yen, 140 km (B, L, D)
The motorcycle ride to Phu Yen is quite easy, It could have many stopover for pictures of amazing mountain view. We can start the day with a easy walk around the village or be lazy with a waking up café . After saying goodbye to the Thai people we ride up to the direction of Moc Chau. Lunch is after the beautiful Hua Tat pass and then after lunch, turn to the less travelled Road 43 that leads to the Da River. After crossing the reservoir of Da river at Van Yen ferry, we ride on a beautiful winding secondary road until Phu Yen where we stay overnight.
Dinner and stay in Phu Yen – Hotel.
Day 3: Phu Yen – Than Uyen, 210km (B, L,D)
We should start the ride earlier today because it’s quite long road with a lot of picturesque stops so the motorcycle ride to Than Uyen starts at 8.AM. Right after the town we will be on the winding and beautiful Lung Lo pass and then hit the quiet road to Tu Le – a charming little town where we have lunch. The second half of the day is the highlight of the day. After 50km from where we have lunch, will be in Mu Cang Chai in which we have great chance to take pictures of the most beautiful terrace fields in northern Vietnam. Arrive Than Uyen at about 5.PM.
Dinner and stay in Than Uyen- Hotel.
Day 4 : Than Uyen – Sapa, 100km (B, L, D)
The motorcycle tour to SaPa today should be the highlight of the trip. The first half of the day, we will enjoy an easy motorbike ride on the smooth road with beautiful tea fields and the colorful hill tribes along the way. And the other half, we ride on Qui Ho pass to cross Hoang Lien mountain range- the highest one in Vietnam including Fanxipan peak with the height of 3142 meters above sea level. It’s sure that you will have pictures of the most beautiful valley in north Vietnam. We will be at Sa Pa at noon. After luch in Sa Pa town, we have half day to discover lovely town in cloud – Sa Pa.
Diner and Overnight in Hotel.
Day 5: Sapa lao Chai, Ta van,Cat Cat villages (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will go along the Muong Hoa valley – one of the most beautiful valley in Vietnam with amazing view of terrace fields. We surely have plenty of stops for pictures and visiting the beautiful villages of the Hmong, Zay and the Tay people along the way. Back to Sapa for lunch at about 1.PM. After lunch, we will have short but enjoyable ride to picturesque Cat Cat village. Cat Cat is located closely to Sapa about 1600 metres above sea level. It take about 30 minutes to ride from Sapa. We will get off the bikes at the gate of the village and then take a short walk around to see the traditional houses of the local, to learn more about Hmong people’s culture and to get pictures of incredible scenery. Back to the bikes and ride shortly back to Hotel.
Stay in Sapa – Hotel.
Day 6: Sapa- lao Cai and get night train back to Hanoi, 45 Km (B, L)
Free morning in Sapa !
After lunch, we will have short but very good motorbike tour down to lao Cai. From the altitude of 1600m above sea level, Hitting the road down from Sapa we will have chance to enjoy breathtaking mountain view and especially we will visit the red Dzao’s beautiful village on the way. Before getting off the bikes at the Lao Cai Train station, we can have short visit the Vietnamese and Chinese border gate. Have early dinner in Lao Cai and take the night train back to Hanoi.
North Vietnam motorbike trip to Sapa ends in Hanoi in early morning – take a bus to the Hotel after getting off the train.
-Train Lao Cai – Hanoi
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English or French.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
– 5 breakfasts.
– 6 lunches.
– 5 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.
– Home stay & hotel for 7 nights.
A clean and comfortable home stay and hotel with mosquito nets provided.
– Personal expenses.
– Extra drinks.