Water Puppet Tours


With its numerous national parks, white sand beaches, colourful villages, pagodas and ancient monuments, forests and islands, Vietnam is a land of often surprising beauty, offering cultural depth and history, increasingly combined with tourism-friendly areas offering all the facilities a modern traveller could wish for.

Vietnam’s people are its greatest asset: gregarious, friendly and eager to meet visitors. In the bustling cities, the often chaotic streets contrast ox carts with limousines, ancient rituals with sophisticated technology, and are ruled by the ubiquitous moped.

Our strength is in translating these opportunities into detailed, practical itineraries. We do luxury travel and event planning, as well as a wide range of beach, family, honeymoon, adventure, golf, veteran and cultural tours.

There is no better way to experience a destination than through the perspective of the local people. At Water Puppet Tours, this key element of local insight drives every step of our process of tour design and delivery. We provide tailor-made tours individually crafted for each client, achieving this by emphasizing the direct working relationship between the client and the tour designer and operator.

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Great Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour 10 Days

Northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Giang offers amazing landscapes of towering mountain views and sweeping valleys dotted with beautiful minority villages. This tour includes the major attractions such as Hoa Binh, where located friendly home-stay of the Thai minority, Son La where you can visit historical and awesome natural sites, Lai Chau where dominated by many interesting minority villages and poetic rivers, Dien Bien Phu where the historical sites referring the famous fierce war of Vietnamese against the French colonists in the early 1950s, marking the collapse of colonialism in Indochina. Outstandingly, the vehicle will bring you to Sapa, the former French Hill Station with imposing Hoang Lien Mountains and marvelous landscapes of rice field terraces.

Destination: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Phu Yen – Son La – Dien Bien – Sapa – Sin Ho – Luc Yen – Vu Linh

Day 1: Hanoi Motorbike Tours To Mai Chau, ~162 km, ~5 hours (Lunch, Dinner, Guide)

Leave Hanoi for motorbike tour northern Vietnam along the Red Rider dyke to avoid the busy traffic, northern Vietnam motorbike tour pass through endless limestone karst scenery as you travel south through “Perfume Pagoda” country and extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads. You will strike the northwest and over two passes then drop down to the mountain valley settlement of Mai Chau. After an enjoyable motorbike tour in northern Vietnam, you will stay in Mai Chau for overnight with friends of the White Thai minority in a traditional stilt house. In the evening, after feasting, you can see local people in this village dancing. You will spend the night in Mai Chau.

Day 2: Mai Chau Motorbike Tours To Phu Yen. ~141 km, ~5 hours (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)

Northern Vietnam motorbike tour from Mai Chau to Moc Chau, it is best motorbike tour in Vietnam from here you turn to the less busy Road 43 and keep northern Vietnam motorbike tour leading to the Da River. After crossing the reservoir of Da River at Van Yen ferry, you keep enjoying our motorbike tour north Vietnam on beautiful winding secondary road all the way to Phu Yen where you will stay in a guest-house. Today is fantastic motorbike tour in northern Vietnam.

Day 3: Phu Yen Motorbike Tours To Son La, ~163 km, ~6 hours (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)

Keep motorbike tour northern Vietnam on the almost empty Road 37, you will enter mountains heavily populated with Black Thai people, who work on large terraced rice fields. Your northern Vietnam motorbike tour on the winding road passes through many Thai villages and fields and provides a great opportunity to see how is their daily hard life but they are always smile, you keep northern Vietnam motorbike tour through rolling hills before rising up to the sugar cane growing areas on the cooler Son La plateau. After a long day motorcycling but amazing motorbike tour northern Vietnam. You will stay overnight in Son La.

Day 4: Son La Motorbike Tours To Tuan Giao, ~140 km, ~5 hours (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)

After breakfast, you will start riding to Son La, the road crosses a series of amazing mountain passes and areas of busy Black Thai activity. You will meet children on foot to school, kids tend buffaloes, women plant rice seedlings and men pull the buffalo. You will then come to the beginning of the very long and steep Pha Din pass where at the top you have vast views of the surrounding high hills and mountains, then motorbike tour down the other side on very steep sealed road but great motorbike tour in Vietnam. You will stay overnight in Tuan Giao.

 Tuan Giao ” This remote mountain town is at the junction of Hwy 279 to Dien Bien Phu (three hours, 80km) and Hwy 6 to Muong Lay (three hours, 98km). Few people overnight here unless they’re behind schedule and can’t make it to Dien Bien Phu, but it’s an very fine place to bed down. There’s an Agribank (with ATM) 200m east of the main T-junction in town”.

Day 5: Tuan Giao mmotorbike tours To Sin Ho, ~180 km, ~6 hours (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)

Today, you will start a new day with motorbike tour in north Vietnam from Tuan Giao the road passes isolated communities of H’mong and Thai people, whose small villages settle on the banks of dark green rivers and on the steep slopes of the mountains. After lunch by a forest stream the road begins to climb up the high Sa Tong pass. You will enjoy the sunset before dropping sharply into the deep Lai Chau valley. Muong Lay town was sunk in early 2010 and our new place for overnight is Sin Ho after a great day motorbike tour North Vietnam.

Day 6: Sin Ho Motorbike Tours To Sapa, ~120 km, ~4 hours. (Breakfast, Lunch, Guide)

After breakfast, you will be following toward the main Fansipan Mountain range. There is also the option for a very challenging motorbike tour in Vietnam with the back routes. This northern Vietnam motorbike tour takes you through several river crossings. The massive mountain range dominates the road until finally we must make a splendid climb up from Binh Lu and up to the top of the highest road mountain pass in Vietnam (Tram Ton Pass). Leading into Lao Cai Province at over 2,000m during motorbike tour northern Vietnam offers incredible views which looks out over the main range for miles and miles, before you descend to the mountainous Sa Pa valley. You will stay overnight in Sapa

Day 7: Sapa sightseeing, trekking or relaxing (Breakfast, Lunch, Guide)

Today, you can either take it easy in Sa Pa town or make excursions back to the top of the highest pass in Vietnam, or motorbike ride down deep into the amazing Muong Hoa valley. All options are dominated by the crest of the enormous Fansipan mountain range that looms over 2,000 meters above us. The entire region is populated by Hmong, Giay, Tay and Dao people. Motorbike tour to Sapa is best motorbike tour in Vietnam. You will stay overnight in Sapa

” Sa Pa, or Sapa, is a frontier town and capital of Sa Pa District in Lao Cai Province in northwest Vietnam. It is one of the main market towns, tourist point in the area. Sapa is the most popular tourist attraction in northern Vietnam where several ethnic minority groups such as Hmong, Dao, Giáy, Pho Lu, and Tay live. This is amazing area which can not be missed during our motorbike tour northern Vietnam”.

Day 8: Sapa Motorbike Tours To Luc Yen, ~180 km, ~6 hours (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)

After breakfast, you will ride down through palm forest all the way to Luc Yen and tonight you will stay in a Dao family who lives in the Tay village. It’s a great home stay, very typical of Vietnam hill tribes and local people here are nice and friendly.

Day 9: Luc Yen Motorbike Tours To Vu Linh, ~82 km, ~3 hours (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)

After breakfast, you will go around Luc Yen area to visit our friends’ families before riding to Dao friends’ village of Vu Linh. The hosts are “heavy drinker of Vietnam” and they like to invite you a party. This evening is your best night ever. You will spend the night in Vu Linh.

Day 10: Vu Linh Motorbike Tours Back To Hanoi, ~181 km (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)

Today, you will be following the southeast on Highway 2 and then branch off to the sleepy town of Phu Tho. Your motorbike tour northern Vietnam with the edge of the Red River along the dyke, almost to the point where it merges with the Black River after which they flow together to Hanoi. By now we are very much in the lowlands of the delta plains and the north’s main agricultural areas. Harvest time here is a sea of activity. Crossing the Black River by bridge, you will pass through Son Tay and then motorbike ride back to Hanoi before the rush hour about 4 pm.


  • Vietnam Visa Invitation letter
  • Support vehicle (supplement luggage van to carry your motorbike and baggage).
  • Honda (or Yamaha) 125CC (semi-automatic gear)
  • Helmet
  • Gasoline for the ride
  • Mechanic (for group from 6 passengers)
  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
  • Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above. For description, see below
  • The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.
  • Lunches and dinners, as specified, in the best local restaurants, picnics where suitable restaurants are not available.
  • Good quality motorbikes for all days in the programme
  • Drinking water and local fruit for all motorcycling days in the programme
  • Simple first aid kit.
  • VAT and other taxes.


  • International flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Lunches and dinners, except as specified above.
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Insurance
  • Surcharges for peak season (if any)
  • Compulsory meals (if any)


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