North - West Riding
Tour duration: 5 days - 4 nights
Tour highlight: Motorbike adventure and trekking
North - West Vietnam is well known as the area of high mountains and panoramic mountain views. For those who have a passion for traveling on motorbikes, a trip to North - West Vietnam may bring you the best experience in your travel life time. Please click view some picture
Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau (L/D)
Day 2: Mai Chau - Son La (B/L/D)
Day 3: Son La - Dien Bien Phu (B/L/D)
Day 4: Dien Bien Phu - Lai Chau (B/L/D)
Day 5: Lai Chau - Lao Cai- Hanoi(B/L/D)
Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau (160km/4 hours) (L/D)
Once out of the Red River Delta, which brims with traditional farming activity, we pass through limestone monoliths and into foothills populated by Muong people. We head straight at the main range before breaching a high and beautiful forested pass, which descends into the hidden valley of Mai Chau where we spend the night with friends in a traditional Thai stilt house in Pom Coong village.
Overnight in stilt house.
Day 2: Mai Chau - Son La (200km /6 hours) (B/L/D)
On good road looking high over distant mountains we head up into a forested region populated by H'mong people before descending into a mountainous tea-growing region. Soon after we follow a long valley floor covered in a sea of rice dotted with Black Thai villages all the way to Son La and its bargain-filled market.
Overnight in hotel in Son La
Day 3: Son La - Dien Bien Phu (200Km/8 hours) (B/L/D)
Have breakfast then head to the former battle ground- Dien Bien Phu, this is one of the most remote parts of Viet Nam, famous for the Vietnam - French war.
Riding over the Pha Din Pass, we get to Tuan Giao, break for lunch. Upon arrival in Dien Bien Phu, we visit Muong Thanh bridge and Dien Bien Phu prison where many Vietnamese patriots were held during the Vietnam - France war.
Overnight in hotel in Dien Bien Phu
Day 4: Dien Bien Phu - Tam Duong (200Km/7hours) (B/L/D)
The most demanding and remote section of the ride takes us upstream along the left side of a Black River tributary through a forest on a bumpy dirt road past isolated pockets of Tay, Thai, H'mong and Mang people, before breaching a pass to enter the Tam Duong plain. Covered in shark's teeth like limestone karts. We will visit a Mang village near Sin Ho and you can help the local people by buying their handmade products.
Overnight in hotel in Tam Duong - Lai Chau
Day 5: Lai Chau - Sapa - Lao Cai (130Km/4hours) (B/L/D)
Today you have a chance to visit Sapa, one of the most beautiful tourist sites in Vietnam where more and more people are coming at least once in their life.
Have lunch in Sapa and you have short break to discover the town on your own. In the afternoon, we ride to Lao Cai for the night train to Hanoi.
Overnight on the train.
We arrive Hanoi around 6:00am the next day. The trip ends.
Prices are quoted in US Dollar/ per person in group of:
6 pax up
Note: To book a place on this tour, 30% deposit is required by electronic transfer into our bank account, final payment must be made 10 days before the departure.
- Motorbikes (Minsk-125cc or similar): 01 bike/ per person
- All petrol (gasoline), helmet
- Rain gear
- Motorbike jacket
- 01 night in local stilt house
- 03 nights in hotel in twin share room
- Train ticket (4beds/cabin)
- Local English Speaking guide
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: 04 Breakfasts (B), 05 Lunches (L), 05 Dinners (D)
- All entrance fees
- Visa to Vietnam
- Any other transportation are not mentioned in the itinerary
- Travel Insurance
- Meals are not mentioned in the itinerary
- Tip for guide
- Other personal expenses.
What to bring:
- Good sunglasses
- Good shoes for walking
- Other personal needs and some cash for drinks or souvenirs.
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