Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
The 6 day Ha Giang Motorbike Tour takes you not only to Ha Giang, but also Thac Ba lake, Yen Bai, Ba Be national park, Bac Kan, and Tuyen Quang.
DAY 1: HANOI -> THAC BA LAKE
Leaving Hanoi, we ride up to the North of the country by taking a small road going along the Red river dike. Enjoy the Red river scenery as we ride through country and extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads. Meet the daily life in the wild environment. Lunch at a local restaurant in Viet Tri or Doan Hung Town. Arrive in Vu linh in late afternoon, here we stay overnight with our friends of the Dao’s minority in a traditional stilt house.
DAY 2: THAC BA LAKE -> HA GIANG
Ha Giang, 300 km away from Hanoi, located at the highest latitude in Vietnam. It is surrounded by Cao Bang, Tuyen Quang, Lao Cai, and Yen Bai. It shares a border with China in the north. Many ethnic minorities, including the Dao, H’mong, Tay, and Nung, live in Ha Giang province Vietnam. Beautiful ride today along the Thac Ba lake, during your way, you will have chances to visit many roadside ethnic villages. Lunch in Tuyen Quang town. Continue our ride to Ha Giang for overnight in a family.
DAY 3: HA GIANG -> DONG VAN -> MEO VAC
Dong Van Town is located in the heart of Dong Van Rock Plateau, which was recognized as part of the Global Geo-Park Network last year, the Dong Van old quarter is home to age old and unique architecture near Ha Giang Province’s border with China. Today’s ride must be highlights of the trip as we will visit one of the most remote land in Vietnam where are special with many ethnic groups with their unique cultures and imposing mountains – the “Heaven Gate” in Quan Ba, Rock Plateau and the Vuong palace in Dong Van. Ma Pi Leng Pass. Arrive in Meo vac town in the late afternoon.
DAY 4: MEO VAC -> BA BE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, We leave Meo Vac for Ba Be. The scenic route climbs over many Passes where we can enjoy beautiful mountain ranges and the Nho Que river – Just an amazing place to be, Lunch in a local restaurant in Bao Lac, After 30 km riding on paved road after Bao Lac, we will take a small beautiful trail going thought the jungle, we ride across many streams and river, a great day for off-road ride. Continue to Babe lake where the landscape is amazing and the home stay is another unique experience. Dinner and overnight in home stay of a Tay family.
DAY 5: BA BE LAKE -> BAC KAN (OR THAI NGUYEN)
Ba Be is Vietnam’s largest natural lake and is now the centerpiece of an extensive National Park. The park and the surrounding area is limestone country, so lakes, waterfalls, caves and unusual rock formations abound. The whole area is richly forested and home to many ethnic minority communities. After visiting a local market (if on the market day), we take a boat trip to discover the Lake of Babe and its National Park. Return to the family for lunch, say goodbye to the family, we ride to Bac Kan, a small town where we will have the last night at a hotel.
DAY 6: BAC KAN (OR THAI NGUYEN) -> HANOI
Staying off the main road for as long as possible we head back towards the Red River Delta, passing through areas inhabited by Hmong, Dao, Tay and Nung minority peoples. A mixture of both challenging track and glorious sealed road all the way back to Hanoi. Tour ends.