Ba Be Lake and Ha Giang Adventure Motorbike Tour 5 Days / 5 Nights: Ba Be is a mountainous province in northeastern Vietnam, Tay and Nung ethnics are essential component in the population of the province with many cultural characteristics. Ba Be also has many famous scenic spots such as Ba Be Lake or Ba Be National Park. Visitors travel to Ba Bể to explore the culture of ethnic minorities, do homestaying, hiking, take boat trips on beautiful peaceful Ba Be lake.
Ha Giang province in northern Vietnam is a truly amazing destination for the more adventurous traveler or for photographers looking to get off the beaten track and away from the mass tourism feel of many of Vietnam’s more frequented spots. It is famous for the Dong Van Rock Plateau Global Geo-park. In the past, it’s not easy to come to visit Ha Giang because of complicated permit, it’s much easier now to get a visiting permit but Ha Giang is still too far for travelers. We designs this special Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Giang to make Ha Giang – the most attractive destination in Vietnam closer to travelers. Within 5 days only, travelers can have full experience of Ha Giang and other northern destinations of Vietnam. This is truly the best Vietnam motorbike tour in the Northern Part with many interesting and amazing things in every meter of the road.
This sample program can be customized longer or shorter, more or less activities accordingly to meet your way of travelling.
- Homestaying at a Nung’s family in a vilalge along the river by Ba Be Lake.
- Boat ride to admire the paradise sceneries on Ba Bể Lake.
- Cycling or motorbiking to visit a Cave in Ba Bể National Park.
- Explore Dong Van Rocky Plateau.
- Riding on zig-zag roads where sometimes you are alone surrounded by limestone cliffs and beautiful nature.
- Experience the lifestyle of Hmong people.
- Experience extraordinary mountainous landscapes and terraced rice fields.
- Visit the Sunday Dong Van market if you plan your trip that you can stay in Dong Van town on Sunday (one of the most beautiful markets in Vietnam visited by numerous ethnic minority groups).
- Heaven Gate short hike with the stunning view of Quan Ba town.
- Lung Cu mount is liken as “a high forehead of the motherland” where marks the extreme North of our country.
- Amazing ride on Ma Pi Leng Pass over look Nho Que river.
Day 1: Hanoi – Thai Nguyen – Bac Can – Ba Be Lake (200km).
Day 2: Ba Be – Tinh Tuc – Bao Lac (150km).
Day 3: Bao Lac- Meo Vac – Đong Van (96km).
Day 4: Dong Van- Lung Cu – Yen Minh (90km).
Day 5: Yen Minh- Quan Ba – Ha Giang Discovery (100km).
An early start after your breakfast in your hotel to the day to make the most of what we have in store for you.
Morning depart from Hanoi at 6am to avoid the crazy traffic in Hanoi. Take the highway #3 from Hanoi to Thai Nguyen. Today, there is not much to see en route, although this will be a great opportunity for you to test your biking abilities and get a feel for your motorbike. We will drive through Thai Nguyen city.
After Thai Nguyen, the road is more quiet and we can enjoy the beautiful scenery on the way more. Keep moving through many other timeless villages linked to the road, which is the main artery of trade between the Northeast region and Hanoi Capital. This is our first glimpse of rural Vietnam and sets the tone for the days ahead. Lunch on the way. Depending on traffic conditions, we will arrive at Ba Be Lake in late afternoon.
After arriving at our home stay in Pac Ngoi village, you are welcome by the host family of Tay people. What is more to take a local boat trip to explore one part of Ba Be Lake, visit Goa & Han Ma island then more cruise back to the village. Free time then to have shower, walk around the village. Dinner at the home-stay and overnight in Ba Be.
Dinner and overnight in local homestay.
Today, with a medium drive with more slopes but we will soon be enjoying the wonderful sightseeing of the mountain, riding through villages. Lunch will be served on the way at a local restaurant then continue our journey to Bao Lac. Arrival at the town in the late afternoon. Check in hotel and free on your own leisure to have shower and rest. Dinner at a local restaurant and stay overnight in Bao Lac.
Overnight in your hotel in Bao Lac.
We leave Bao Lac to Meo Vac. Our ride is amazing because we see more beautiful places. We are surrounded by many rocky mountains of all shapes and sizes, chances to see and even visit the traditional houses of the hill tribes here. The scenic route climbs over a pass, and then we descend down to Meo Vac valley, a beautiful valley situated very close to Chinese border. Have lunch in Meo Vac at a local restaurant, then we take time to climb over the Ma Pi Leng Pass where we can enjoy beautiful mountain ranges and the the Nho Que river – just an amazing place to be! We keep hitting the zigzag roads to Dong Van, visiting these remote areas, we will witness how hard the locals struggle with their environment for survival and development. We will stay in town to get the chances to visit the ancient streets with old houses of the H’mong made of clay bricks and tile roofs, built centuries ago. Sleep in Dong Van town.
Overnight in your hotel in Dong Van town.
Have a breakfast at the hotel.
If it is a Sunday which means we get the opportunity to visit the vibrant Dong Van market where regional wares are brought and sold by various minority groups. After the market, we travel to Lung Cu flagpole where is about 24km from the centre of Dong Van district. Lung Cu mount is liken as “a high forehead of the motherland” where marks the extreme North of our country. From its top, visitors can see the whole of beautiful and spectacular landscape. When we are in Lung Cu, we also will visit a small village around the area. Have our picnic lunch somewhere nice with amazing view along the road. Then, continue driving while enjoying the majestic mountains scenery on the way to Yen Minh. Sleep in Yen Minh town.
Overnight in your hotel in Yen Minh town.
Breakfast is served at the hotel.
A leisurely drive from Yên Minh back to Quan Ba, the day will make your itinerary a good pace, not in a rush. We will drive through many pine forests and stunning rice terraces. Lunch in Quan Ba town. Continue driving to Ha Giang city. On the way, we will take a short hike to Heaven Gate to see the view of Quan Ba town from up high. We then hit the road down hill to Ha Giang. Arrive Ha Giang around 6:00pm. Rest and overview our amazing trip at a local coffee shop. Dinner at a local restaurant. Then, take the sleeper bus back to Hanoi at 8:00pm.
Overnight in the bus.
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