MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM HANOI TO LANG SON – 7 DAYS

7/DaysHanoi → Vu Linh → Ba Be → Cao Bang → Quang Uyen → Ban Gioc Waterfall → Lang Son → Hanoi

Together with Thailand, Vietnam is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. However, traveling to Vietnam without a plan is probably not a good idea as you will miss many worthwhile attractions.

A perfect way to start exploring this exotic land is to join the 7-day motorbike exploring Northeast Vietnam from Hanoi to Lang Son. This journey will take you to incredible landscapes, villages with unique culture, and excellent dishes. Let’s find out more about this tour if you are ready to mount on a motorbike and venture into the unknown.

  • Tour Grade : Medium
  • Total Distance : 1010KM
  • Hours of Riding per day : 3-5 hours
  • Support :
  • Mixed onroad and off-road
Only From : 1043
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Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI TO VU LINH

Right after a short briefing to grasp the itinerary and safety instructions, we will set off from Hanoi center at around 9:30 AM. Right from the beginning of the trip, you can admire plenty of stunning sceneries. By paying just a little attention, you can instantly realize the dramatic change of the landscape. The hustle and bustle streets with heavy traffic will be replaced by humble villages and vast tranquil paddy fields.

To reach Vu Linh, we need to go for 180 kilometers, which will take us about 5 hours. However, there is no need to hurry. You can stop anywhere you find it beautiful to snap some excellent pictures. That’s how we store the great moments, isn’t it? We will spend our night a homestay of Yao people. You will surely find comfort under their hospitality.

Distance: 180 kilometers

hanoi to vu linh

DAY 2: VU LINH TO BA BE LAKE

The second day of the trip will lead us to Ba Be Lake – one of the most popular destinations in Northeast Vietnam. To reach Ba Be (Bac Kan province), we need to cross Tuyen Quang. The road won’t be too challenging until the last 10 kilometers. The closer we approach Ba Be, the more tortuous the trail becomes. We need you to ride with full attention here.

However, if you are confident with your riding skills or want as many adventures as possible, we can opt for a less familiar backroad. This route used to serve the Vietnamese army in 1979. The trail is a real dare, so prepare yourself. After hours of riding, we can finally show up at Pac Ngoi village. This means we have reached to Ba Be Lake. The site is full of exciting things to explore, but let’s save it for tomorrow. We can weave through the village first and see how local people here preserve their traditional values. Residents in this locality live in stilt houses, which are perfectly suitable for mountainous terrain. We will stay overnight in the lovely Pac Ngoi village.

Distance: 190 kilometers

Vu Linh to Ba Be

DAY 3: EXPLORING BA BE LAKE

As we have said, today is for exploring Ba Be Lake. In case you don’t know, Ba Be Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world (ranked by UNESCO). The formation of the lake dates back to 200 million years ago. The landscapes here are undeniably breathtaking. Surrounding the large crystal clear lake are towering mountains covered in the green of the lush forests. On the lake, there are gorgeous islets with each of them followed by different legends. To enjoy the full beauty of the lake, we’d better take a boat trip.

After that, we can go to the local market to witness the distinctive cultural feature of this area. This is an excellent way to find and savor some delicacies such as grilled fish and shrimp, smoked sausage, wild bananas, etc.

There is an equally exciting alternative – visiting the Dau Dang waterfall. The fall is not surprisingly imposing, yet it has its unique attractiveness. The pristine splendor of the site is perfect for photographing. Besides visiting the attractions, we will spend our time on some off-road tracks through forests to arouse the adventurous spirit in you. After a drop by a small school to see how education is carried out in the region, we can call it a day and rest in a typical stilt house.

Ba Be Lake

DAY 4: BA BE TO CAO BANG

Hey, let’s wake up soon for a stroll and then have a hearty breakfast. The fresh air and outstanding spectacles in Ba Be Lake will surely make you want to stay more. However, we have to bid a farewell to this little land and continue our trip. Today we will leave for Cao Bang – a place with exceptional values for Vietnam’s modern history. The way will not offer you so many obstacles, yet you need to be careful with the sharp curves. After 5 hours of riding, we can check in our hotel in Cao Bang city and relax there. Don’t stay up too late because we will explore the greatness of Ban Gioc Waterfall deep in the forest.

Distance: 170 kilometers

Ba Be to Cao Bang

DAY 5: EXPLORING BAN GIOC WATERFALL

Today is going to be excellent as we have a precious opportunity to explore nature’s masterpiece – Ban Gioc Waterfall. We kick off from Cao Bang city and head to Ban Gioc. But it will be a pity if we don’t come to several attractions on the way.

The first highlight of the fifth day is Ma Phuc Pass – the most impressive pass in Cao Bang. The pass nestles between two sublime mountain ranges. Although the pass is just 3.5 kilometers long, it still poses a threat with the terrifying sharp curves. Ma Phuc offers a great view of the whole valley, and some people even liken it to the way to the wonderland.

Next, we can take a closer look at Nguom Ngao cave in Gun village. It is said that the cave was found in 1921. What makes the cave stand out is the sparkling stalagmites and stalactites of different shapes and sizes. If you are born with a fertile imagination, the cave can win your heart even more quickly.

And finally, we are here – in front of Ban Gioc Waterfall. This is one of the four biggest cross-border waterfalls in the world. Yes, the fall belongs to both Vietnam and China. Ban Gioc Waterfall has a width of 100 meters and a height of 70 meters. The pool has a depth of 60 meters. From a distance, we can already admire its majesty fitting perfectly with the environs. It is irresistible to dive in and immerse ourselves into the emerald water here. Near the fall are plenty of attractions such as Thang Hen Lake, Phat Tich Pagoda, Pac Bo Cave, etc. Luscious grilled fish and cold beer are highly recommended to optimize our experience in this area.

After having a joyful time at Ban Gioc Waterfall, we will ride back to Quang Hoa village in Quang Uyen. After about one hour, we have arrived at our homestay to rest and savor delicious local food.

Distance: 170 kilometers

Ban Gioc waterfall

DAY 6: EXPLORING LANG SON

Let’s say goodbye to Quang Hoa and ride to Lang Son. This province offers a significant number of attractions – Chi Lang Pass, Dong Kinh Market, To Thi Mountain, Bac Son Valley, or Mau Son. It would be great to explore all of these sites, but perhaps we don’t have enough time for that. However, there is a place that we cannot skip in Lang Son. We are talking about Bac Son valley. “Stunning” may not be enough to describe this valley. Surrounded by towering mountains are humble houses and vast rice fields. Believe us; you will fall in love with the landscape here, especially when in the ripe rice season.

Distance: 150 kilometers

Bac Son valley

DAY 7: LANG SON TO HANOI

The last day of our journey won’t be less exciting. We will explore Mau Son first before going back to vibrant Hanoi city. Located thirty kilometers away from Lang Son city, Mau Son is considered the second Sapa. This mountainous area is full of remarkable landscapes, and it stores the core cultural values of Yao ethnic groups. Mau Son is also home to many delicacies such as salmon, honey grilled chicken, peach, wine, etc.

After that, we will keep moving to Lang Son for lunch before getting back to Hanoi. On the way, you will encounter several pagodas and small villages. As Highway 1B in often in trouble with heavy traffic, we will take other roads to arrive at Hanoi before rush hour. Our 7-day trip exploring Northeast Vietnam from Hanoi to Lang Son will be completed in happiness.

Distance: 150 kilometers

Lang Son to Hanoi

Vietnam motorbike tours prices for a guided tour from Hanoi to Lang Son  

*Full package, no hidden cost surprises

GUIDED TOUR

(20% OFF-ROAD)

HONDA XR150L

HONDA CRF250L

SUZUKI DRZ400

One person 199 USD/day/person 219 USD/day/person 239 USD/day/person
Two people 179 USD/day/person 199 USD/day/person 219 USD/day/person
Three people 159 USD/day/person 179 USD/day/person 199 USD/day/person
From four people 149 USD/day/person 169 USD/day/person 189 USD/day/person

 

GUIDED TOUR

(25-70% OFF-ROAD)

HONDA XR150L

HONDA CRF250L

SUZUKI DRZ400

One person 209 USD/day/person 229 USD/day/person 249 USD/day/person
Two people 189 USD/day/person 209 USD/day/person 229 USD/day/person
Three people 169 USD/day/person 189 USD/day/person 209 USD/day/person
From four people 159 USD/day/person 179 USD/day/person 199 USD/day/person

The tour includes

  • Well-experienced tour guides who can speak English fluently and understand customers’ needs.
  • Professional mechanics for emergency cases.
  • A photographer & video recorder for a group of more than 5
  • Recent & Well-Maintained Japanese Bikes
  • Safe & Exceptional Routes
  • Good Accommodation: Eat and sleep in the best locations. Standard hotel or homestay based on double, twins or triple shared room.
  • All meals on tour: Enjoy local Vietnamese food and drink in every region you visit.
  • Gasoline
  • Boat trips on Lakes or Rivers
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas
  • Helmets/Gloves and Bright reflecting Jackets
  • Hotel pick up
  • Dirt on your SHOES and FACE or more
  • Videos of the tour (send 1 week after the tour)

The tour excludes:

  • Riding Long Pants (we recommend a pair of jeans)
  • Personal insurance (this at your own risk)
  • Coverage for any damages to gear or the motorcycle
  • Air ticket
  • Visa fee (approximately 25 USD/person, depending on nationality)
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Tip, drinks, personal expense and other expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy

Notes:

  • We provide vehicle support and driver with an extra price of 150 USD/day/ truck upon your REQUEST!
  • A single stay will cost 20 USD extra/ day
  • If tours do not depart/ end in Hanoi then surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to Hanoi is 120 USD/ bike.
  • VAT Excluded from the price, if you want VAT included, 10% of the total price will be added.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

  • To secure your bookings we require a minimal of 30% deposit. Full payment will be made by cash or credit on the first day of the tour.
  • The rider is responsible for any bank charges (surcharge 3,5% if you pay by credit card )
  • If you cancel the tour before the departure date, you will lose 100% of the deposit.
  • If you cancel the tour after the departure date, you will lose 100% of the total cost/ fee of the tour for any reason.
  • A deposit of US$ 100 – 1,000 or more is required for each motorcycle for use in the guided or self-guided motorcycle tours. In case of a self-caused accident, your own participation is up to US$ 2,000 or more.

“We promise to deliver the best balance for every single DOLLAR”