Intro Are you looking for an experience that is not too simple for advanced riders yet not too challenging for newbies? The Northeast Vietnam motorbike tour will be the perfect fit for you. After all, it is an exclusively tailored route made so that customers can take in the most magnificent scenery possible.
Guided Tour9 Days / 8 Nights
Are you looking for an experience that is not too simple for advanced riders yet not too challenging for newbies?
The Northeast Vietnam motorbike tour will be the perfect fit for you. After all, it is an exclusively tailored route made so that customers can take in the most magnificent scenery possible.
This 9-day Northeast vietnam motorbike tour to Ha long bay started with an escape from Hanoi in the early morning. My buddies and I rode across the Red River’s length until lunchtime, when everyone got a short break. Then, the motorcycle ride resumed through a collection of vacant areas.
Of course, there were still some rice fields as well as towns scattered through this ride. The end of this journey was at the Vu Linh commune, in which a homestay was already waiting for us. This homestay’s hosts are Dao people, allowing you to broaden your horizon on their customs and culture.
In total, the whole ride should cover 180 kilometers.
After a good night's sleep, our journey continued with a venture eastward, aiming for the Son Duong district of Tuyen Quang province. For history buffs, this place is home to Tan Trao, a Special National Relic site.
This revolutionary base plays a huge part in the French colonialist fight, earning it a special place in Vietnam’s history.
In its close proximity is the Cho Chu Prison Monuments, located in Thai Nguyen province’s Dinh Hoa district. The French colonialists started the prison’s construction back in 1913 and reinforced it with brick and cement in 1922. Despite having been abandoned for quite a while, it serves as a monumental relic.
This day’s final destination was Na Khan, a village built by the Nung people in the Bac Kan province. The motorbike ride covered 130 km.
Bac Kan is a huge province with many things to offer, so we decided to stay within its border for this day. The first place to be explored was the northern parts of Bac Kan. To be more specific, our destination was Pac Ngoi Village in the Ba Be district.
You guessed it; we took a look at the Ba Be National Park, which spans a total of 100 km2. It acts as a layer of protection for Ba Be Lake, Vietnam’s biggest freshwater lake. This lake measures 8 km in length and 6.5 km2 in surface area, nurturing over 106 fish species.
On the northern side lies the Nang River, which provides water for the lake whenever the dry season hits. We could observe Dau Dang Waterfall, a majestic natural creation spanning nearly one km.
Our resting place was Pac Ngoi Village, which rests on the lake’s bank and belongs to the Tay people. They offered our team a lot of insight into the Ba Be area, as they have lived here for a long time. This day only required us to ride 80 km.
We woke up a little earlier to ride to Ba Be district’s capital, Cho Ra, and have lunch there. The next thing to do was to head out on Highway 3 upward to Cao Bac Pass, which usually shrouds itself in fog and mist. It’s also 1 kilometer above sea level, so the air should be especially refreshing.
However, this pass is also one of the more dangerous paths to Cao Bang. Please don’t get too distracted by the beautiful views, as it can lead to an accident.
We arrived at Cao Bang City before sunset and put an end to our 130 km ride on this day.
After a good rest, we departed the city and continued with Highway 3 through Ma Phuc Pass. Having two limestone cliffs flanking it, this pass has a reputation for being among the most beautiful in the country. If you follow this motorcycle route like us, you do need to be careful, though, as there are steep drops.
Our souls and minds relaxed once we saw the Quay Son River’s aquamarine, a sign of you reaching Ban Gioc Waterfall. This natural border separating Vietnam from China cascades through 30 meters over layers of bedrock.
Our last stop for the day was within Quang Uyen district, home of the Nung An people. Today is one of the most amazing Vietnam motorbike tour. Our team covered 140 km the whole day.
We left Quang Uyen via Highway 4A to arrive at Dong Khe Town, which played a vital role in the victory against French colonialists. That is why you will see a historical monument there.
This National History Relic comprises old cannons, subterranean posts, barracks, a statue complex dedicated to Ho Chi Minh, a museum, and a commentary.
Our next stop was Lang Son province, where we enjoyed a late lunch before continuing toward Lang Son city. Thankfully, we still had some free time to shop at the Dong Kinh market, the province’s biggest commercial center. Next, another 140 km route was waiting for us to conquer to set foot on Lang Son.
Waking up by the buzzing noise, we were treated to a hearty breakfast with Lang Son’s delicacies: Bamboo-tube rice (Com Lam), egg roll cake, and sour Pho. The sour Pho tastes completely different from the traditional Pho of Vietnam, which we will never forget.
We left Lang Son in the morning to embark on a long and hard drive-heavy day of 220 km. The plan is to depart on Highway 1B, heading to Quang Ninh, more specifically, Ha Long city.
Of course, we had a lot of beautiful scenery to enjoy as we rode through the countryside. Our accommodation was a high-quality hotel, where we had dinner and rest.
After finishing a long day full of riding, we all got a vacant morning schedule to do whatever we felt like. Once we finished lunch, our crew headed out for Ha Long Bay, which is among the New Seven Natural Wonders and a World Heritage Site.
Along the way, we made some new friends there and enjoyed a party or two in the evening. Then, we had a tight night’s sleep to recharge our energy before coming back to the capital of Vietnam.
The last morning was free time to explore the bays however we wanted. There were also caves like Kim Quy and Dau Go. All the limestone karsts took our breath away, and we almost forgot the trip back starting after lunch, completing 160 km and finishing this motorbike tour.
With this, we have put out a short itinerary so that you will know what to expect out of each day of the Northeast Vietnam motorbike tour. You should be able to explore all the wonderful scenes that Vietnam has to offer and all the friendly yet diverse Vietnamese people.
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|Number of riders||Days on tour|
|9 days 8 nights||US$ 170|
All prices are per person all inclusive, twin share and are in US Dollars$
A deposit of $200.00 per person is required to secure your booking, final payment in full must be made in Hanoi office before tour departure.
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