9 Days Special Sapa Ha Giang Motorbike Loop covers the undiscovered northwest Vietnam including Sapa, Mai Chau, Nghia Lo, Than Uyen, Yen Bai, Lai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac, Bao Lac, Cao Bang, Ba Be national park.Customize this trip to fit your needs better or see other motorcycle tours to Ha Giang.
After breakfast at your hotel, we take a taxi to get to the starting point at the outskirt of Hanoi, from here you will take the bikes and start your first day ride to Mai Chau.
Leaving Hanoi and breaking out of the delta plains, we pass through endless limestone karts scenery as we travel up to the Northwestern region, the extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads. Arrive in Mai Chau in late afternoon, night o a stilt house of the Thais Minority peoples, dinner with the family.
Day 2: Mai Chau – Nghia Lo, 230km, 6hr ride.
We head up today into a forested and high mountain region populated by H’mong peoples. We will hike up a very high mountain pass before descending into a mountainous tea-growing region. Soon after we follow a long valley floor covered in a sea of rice surrounded by Hmong and Thai’s villages all the way to Nghia Lo, Overnight in Muong Lo Hotel, a standard 2 stars hotel, Dinner in town.
Day 3: Nghia Lo – Than Uyen – Sa Pa, 250km, 6 hr ride.
Today we head straight towards the main Fansipan Mountain range. The massive mountain range dominates the road until Sapa. We will make a splendid climb up from Binh Lu to the top of the highest road pass in Vietnam (Tram Ton Pass). Crossing into Lao Cai Province at over 2000m. The view looks out over the main range for miles and miles. We descend to the mountainous Sa Pa valley. Dinner in town, overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Sapa motorbike tour
The morning is reserved for a ride to Lao Chai and Ta Van to discover the villages of the Hmong and Tay peoples. Return in town for lunch. Free time in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Sa Pa – Ha Giang, 240km, 5hr ride.
We start from Sapa and ride to Lao Cai, a short stop to visit the Chinese border. Continue to Viet Quang by taking a small road, during your way, you will have chances to visit many roadside ethnic villages and markets. Stop for lunch in Viet Quang. Arrive in Ha Giang in the afternoon, Dinner in town, overnight at hotel,
Day 6: Ha Giang – Dong Van, 150km, 4hr ride.
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. Dinner and overnight in Dong Van.
Day 7: Dong Van – Bao Lac, 110km, 4hr ride.
After breakfast, We leave Dong Van for Bao Lac. The scenic route climbs over the Ma Pi Leng Pass where we can enjoy beautiful mountain ranges and the Nho Que river - Just an amazing place to be - the heaven on earth while passing on the Happy road. We descend down to Meo Vac valley, a beautiful valley situated very close to Chinese border. Lunch in a local restaurant. Arrive in Bao Lac in the afternoon. Dinner in town overnight at guest house.
Day 8: Bao Lac- Ba Be lakes, Ba Be national park, 110km, 3 hr ride.
After 30 km riding on paved road, 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. Upon your arrival, we will take a boat trip to discover the National Park. Dinner and overnight in home stay of a Tay family.
Day 9: Ba Be – Hanoi, 240km, 6 hr ride
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. Arrive in Hanoi by 5pm, say goodbye to the tour guide and the bikes. Motorcycle trip ends.
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