One of the most thrilling ways to explore the remote regions of Vietnam is through a motorcycling trip. This allows you to travel with a sense of freedom and fully enjoy the experience. You can live out your dreams of adventuring through awe-inspiring landscapes and navigating seemingly impossible road networks. Embark on this loop motorcycling trip and be prepared for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

  • Fascinating ride through the most beautiful landscape of Vietnam
  • Cruise on stunning Ba Be Lake
  • Visit the impressive Dong Van geopark
  • Learn about local life on the rocks
  • Colorful hill tribe market
  • Best journey for photos in Vietnam
Trip Length: 7 days | Trip Style: Romance getaways| Trip Theme: Off the beaten track| Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Hanoi / Hanoi
Places visited: Hanoi - Ba Be Lake - Bao Lac - Dong Van - Ha Giang - Bac Ha - Sa Pa
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Ba Be, Vietnam
Ba Be lake, Vietnam

Our adventure starts from Hanoi at 8.00AM. The first and easy stage will lead you through the beautiful country land of the Red River Delta along the big road. Stop in Thai Nguyen town for a visit to the colorful Ethnology museum for a glimpse understanding about minority groups of the region. We will have lunch en route on the way to Bac Kan. From here we enter the mountainous area with spectacular landscape of mountains and forest dotted with peaceful village on hillsides.

Arrive in the Ba Be National park around mid afternoon. We will then take a boat trip to discover the beauty of Ba Be Lake. Disembark at the Pac Ngoi village of Tay minority people that situated by the lake bank. Here, your host will welcome you to their home with warm smile and a cup of tea. Freshen yourself up then take a stroll around the village for sightseeing and photos. Dinner of local taste and specialties are served along with rice wine. In the house on stilts, amid the sounds of pristine jungle and mountains, warm hospitality of the host and strong wine make you feeling at home.

Home stay overnight in the local house.

(Approx 240km)

Summary of inclusions

lunch & dinner
overnight in local house
Ba Be nature, Vietnam
motorcycling, Vietnam

Wake up to the sounds of ancient forest and buffalo bells, enjoy a local breakfast and get ready for our second riding splurge. Today, we will have a medium ride into stunning mountain landscapes. From the handle bar, things are just close. On the way we will have several stops for photos and visit to local villages.

Lunch will be served on the way at a local restaurant then continue our journey to Bao Lac.

Bao Lạc is the township of a mountainous district Bao Lac in Cao Bang Province of the northeast region of Vietnam, near the border with China. Lies on the bank of Gam River, this little town bears in it the relaxed and laidback charm of mountain feels. It is also the market place for minority communities 

Check in hotel in Bao Lac in the late afternoon and free to wander around the town.

(Approx 160km)

Summary of inclusions

Breakfast & dinner & dinner
hotel in bao lac
Dong Van, Vietnam
Dong Van children, Vietnam

After breakfast, say goodbye Bao Lac and make our way for Dong Van passing amazing landscapes of the highland. Remember to prepare your camera with full battery and a big memory card as we will have lots chances for photos along the way.

Optional lunch can be taken in Meo Vac before winding up and down the Ma Pi Leng Pass where we will be rewarded with spectacular view of mountain and the Nho Que River – just an amazing place to be! Keep hitting the zigzag roads to Dong Van, enjoy the stunning scenery and get to learn how hard the locals struggle with their environment for survival and development.

Dong Van is the northernmost district of Ha Giang Province, close to Chinese border. The area is known for its rough breathtaking karst landscapes and hill tribe culture diversity.

The Dong Van Karst Pleateau with up to 80 percent of the total area covered by limestone was designated by UNESCO as one of 77 geoparks in the World. The people of Dong Van have led their life on the rock for generations and preserve very well their strong traditions and identities.

The quaint little town of Dong Van is nestled in a valley in the heart of the rock plateau. Dong Van Old Quarter remains nearly 50 old wooden frame, mud walled houses that line along the main street, some of which is almost 300 years old.

Check in our guesthouse and the remainder of the day is to wander and explore the town.

(Approx 100km)

Summary of inclusions

Breakfast &lunch &dinner
guest house
Ha Giang, Vietnam
Ha Giang people, Vietnam

Jump back on the saddle for a leisurely drive from Dong Van to Ha Giang city through Yen Minh & Quan Ba. Just out of Dong Van Town, we will take a visit to the famous Vuong House in Ta Phin commune. This is the “Palace” of the self-appointed King of the Hmong tribe who ruled the northern mountains around Dong Van in the old time. The palace attracts keen interest from architecturally minded visitors due to its mixed style of European and Chinese architecture.

Keep riding to Quan Ba and enjoy a visit to Quan Ba hill tribe market of colorful costumes and products (Sunday only) then continue our way down hill to Ha Giang city for tonight.

Check in hotel and the rest of the day is free at your leisure to explore the town at your own pace.

(Approx 150 km)

Summary of inclusions

Breakfast & lunch & dinner
hotel in ha giang
Motorcycling, Vietnam
Hoang Su Phi people, Vietnam

Leave Ha Giang earlier than normally and enjoy our drive along the zigzag mountain road through some of the most beautiful lands in the northern Vietnam. Travel past Hoang Su Phi, a place famous with its terrace fields that recognized as national heritage and Xin Man, a remote district in the northwest of Ha Giang province that dominated by high mountains and green jungle where minority people live in villages scattered on mountain slopes along the way. It is quite a big adventure today as some parts of the road can be difficult to travel but sceneries are really rewarded.

Get to Bac Ha in the late afternoon. This lovely place is known for its colorful hill tribe market every Sunday and beautiful nature scenery.

Check in hotel and the rest of the day is wander around this quaint little town of mountain feels.

( Approx 200km)

Summary of inclusions

Breakfast, lunch & dinner
hotel in bac ha
Sapa, Vietnam
Sapa town, Vietnam

Ride downhill to Lao Cai City and from there uphill to Sapa. Our ride today is pretty easy but scenery along the way is not less rewarding.

Located at the elevation of around 1500m right under the shade of the Fansipan peak, the roof top of Vietnam and Indochina, Sapa is known for it beautiful weather, stunning scenery of mountains, green valleys, picturesque terrace field and various color of hill tribe groups. The town itself is so charming with French villas on pine hills, elegant cafes, ancient church, colorful centre market and so on. This is also the gateway for trekking and culture discoveries to local hill tribe villages.

Check in hotel and the remainder of the day is free for you to wander around and explore Sapa town at your own pace.

(Approx 120km)

Summary of inclusions

Breakfast & lunch &dinner
Hotel in sapa
Sapa, Vietnam
Sapa cycling, Vietnam

Today we ride down hill to visit some villages or just leave our motorcycles s in town and trek around (Activities are flexible and open for you today with our suggestions and escort of tour guide.) Mid afternoon we will ride downhill back to Lao Cai city where we will catch the night train for Hanoi.  Our iron horses are then loaded on the train before your own dinner in Lao Cai. Arrival in Hanoi around 5 am next morning, tour ends at your hotel or continues on with more “Travel Authentic Asia’s adventure”

Summary of inclusions

Breakfast &lunch
overnight on train

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Number of Persons 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 - 10 11 - 12 13 - 15 Single supp
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  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room.
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Water & cold tissue in car
  • Cellphone for use during your visit
  • Government taxes & Service charges


  • Other services than mentioned
  • Visa & International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Bank transfer fee if any

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Tour itinerary:This tour itinerary is designed based on local travel conditions, logistics and availabilitis of transportation between visited destinations. It is for you to see how the trip should go, what you can do, see and enjoy during the trip. The itinerary can be tailored by adding more of desired visitng destinations, activities or removing any you do not like to meet your travel time frame, style, budget and expectation the best.

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Arrival and departure flights:You are advised to make your own booking for international flights from/back your home country. This allows you to determine better the travel time frame, budget and to deal with insurance claim when needed. Travel Authentic Asia team will base on your flight schedule to work out the best itinerary for you or/and to modify the itinerary to get it matches.

Travel documents:You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip. Travel Authentic Asia accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the failure of clients to obtain appropriate documentation.

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Other than local travel insurance(s) included in sightseeing tickets at sites, Travel Authentic Asia does not provide any kind of travel insurance on the trip except required and paid separately from the tour price.

Weather: The weather in this part of Southeast Asia is varied depening on the region and season. In the winter time from Nov to Feb, the temperature in some area such as North Vietnam, especially mountainous areas can be as low as 2-4 Degree Celsius (35 Degree Fahrenheit) and pretty cold. Other parts can be warm with temperature up to 36 Degree Celsius or more (96 Degree Fahrenheit). So, to know the weather condition of destination you visit, please consult our travel consultant or you can check it here on our website

What to take: What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. It is advisable to have your backpack or suitcase with wheels. An overnight bag with a shoulder strap or little backpacks is convenient to carry water and a camera etc for day trips. Warm clothes and light jacket are needed for the North Vietnam and northern Lao during the winter time from November to March. Sunblock, swimsuits and a light raincoat is advised all year round.

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