Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc waterfall will bring you an unforgettable by motorcycle tour in northern of Vietnam. This trip, you will learn and experience lots of things during the trip such as; home-stay in a local family in Ba Be Lake, stunning scenery, daily life activities of the local. The park and the surrounding area is limestone country, so lakes, waterfalls, caves and unusual rock formations abound. The whole area is richly forested and home to many ethnic minority communities. Ba Be Lake area is one of the best places for off-road Vietnam motorbike tours.
Ban Gioc Waterfall – Probably the most beautiful and imposing waterfalls in Vietnam. The fall is of 53m in height and over 200 meters in width and listed the largest transnational waterfall in Asia. It is a fall which you should not miss during motorbike Vietnam.
Day 1: Hanoi Motorbike Tour To Thai Nguyen – Ba Be National Park (242 km, 7hours riding) (Lunch, Dinner, Guide)
After breakfast, your guide will take you out of the busy capital to the Red River on the Thang Long bridge, the suburbs quickly give way to the sprawling farm lands of the Red River Delta. You will be on highway No 3 to Thai Nguyen for a stop to enjoy a lunch of traditional local Vietnamese food. On the way, you will a visit the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam Ethnic Groups. Leaving the delta behind, you will ride through the mountainous area of Ba Be National Park. After amazing motorbike tour northern Vietnam, you will arrive in center of National Park in the afternoon. You will have a short break after long motorbike ride before riding down to the hill to visit Tay village where you will spend the night.
Day 2: Ba Be Motorbike Tour To Cao Bang (130 km, 4 hours riding) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)
After breakfast, you will start the day with a visit to Ba Be National Park, surrounded by rugged limestone mountains it is Vietnam only natural mountain lake. This eco-system is very popular for its over 330 species of butterflies! The lush forest clinging to the surrounding mountains is your backdrop as you explore the lake. Reach the end of the lake and stop for a trek to Dau Dang waterfall. You will then go back to village by local boat to take your bikes and keep riding. You will head to further north through the lush mountain passes to the city of Cao Bang. You will spend the night in Cao Bang.
Ba Be Lake (Vietnamese: Ho Ba Be, Ba Be meaning “Three Lakes” in the local Tay language) is the largest natural fresh water lake, stretching about 8 kilometers in the north-south direction. The surface area of the lake fluctuates between 3 and 5 km² between dry and wet season. Unlike many lakes in Karst limestone areas, Ba Bê Lake never falls dry. Its average depth varies between 17 and 23 meters, the maximum depth is 35 meters. The lake lies about 150 meters above sea level, making it also Vietnam’s highest. The name “Three Lakes” refers to the three parts of the lake named Pe Leng, Pe Lu, and Pe Lam. All these three parts are connected into a single continuous body of water, however.
The Ta Han, Bo Lu, and Leng Rivers feed into the lake from the south and the west. During the dry season, water is drained from the lake northwards into the Nang River. During high floods in the wet season, the latter flow is reversed however, and the lake takes up water from the Nang River thereby acting as a buffer regulating flooding”.
Day 3: Cao Bang Motorbike Tour To Ban Gioc Waterfall – Cao Bang (180 km, 6hours riding) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)
After breakfast, you will continue riding to beautiful Ban Gioc waterfall on the border with china. This picturesque, cascading waterfall is 53 meters high and has an impressive span of 300 meters. This tour offers unique landscapes, limestone karst formations soar from the verdant rice paddies of the surrounding farms of local ethnic minorities. Along northern Vietnam, you will have a great chance to meet local people to share experience, Hmong and Dzao ethnic minority groups. You will then ride back to Cao Bang.On the way, you will stop at the expansive 2,144 meters Nguom Ngao Cave to discover its brilliant stalactites. You will spend the night in Cao Bang.
Day 4:Cao Bang Motorbike Tour To Lang Son (140 km, 4 hours riding) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)
Before keep going your trip, you can consider climbing the hill up to the War Memorial, it offers a great panoramic view of the area then keep your motorbike tour northern Vietnam along famous Highway No 4. The road winds its way through steep mountain passes where much of the land remains untouched, the vista views are truly spectacular! Lang Son is the capital of this mountainous area and is an important crossing and trading route with China, the area is home to Dzao, Man, Tho and Nung ethnic minority groups. You will spend the night in Lang Son.
Day 5: Lang Son Motorbike Tour Back To Ha Noi (165 km, 4 hours riding) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)
After breakfast, your guide will take you to visit the markets , the Old Market and the Dong Kinh Market. You can buy items with cheap price from electronics and gadgets to textiles and house wares. It’s definitely buyer beware, as there is lots of knock-offs of the original. If the markets aren’t your thing then just a couple of kilometers from town are two large beautiful caves and the ruins of the Mac Dynasty Citadel worth a visit. Tam Thanh Cave contains a pond and offers great views of the surrounding farmlands. Nhi Thanh Cave, formed by the river that flows through it, has poems carved into the entrance by the man who discovered the cave in the 18th century. After morning of exploration its time for lunch and prepare for the trip back to Hanoi. The highway from Lang Son is a modern 4 lane divided highway that quickly carries down from the mountains, back onto the Red River Delta and into Ha Noi in the late afternoon.
- Vietnam Visa Invitation letter
- Support vehicle (supplement luggage van to carry your motorbike and baggage).
- Honda (or Yamaha) 125CC (semi-automatic gear)
- 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.
- Surcharges for peak season (if any)
- Compulsory meals (if any)