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 explore Northeast Vietnam from Hanoi to Lang Son. This journey will take you to incredible landscapes, villages with unique cultures, 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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Right after a short briefing to grasp the itinerary and safety instructions, we will set off from the Hanoi center at around 9:30 AM. Right from the beginning of the trip, you can admire plenty of stunning scenery. By paying just a little attention, you can instantly realize the dramatic change in the landscape. The hustle and bustle of 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 at a homestay of the Yao people. You will surely find comfort in their hospitality.

Distance: 180 kilometers

hanoi to vu linh


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 was 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 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


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


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 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 into 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


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 its 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 in 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 arrived at our homestay to rest and savor delicious local food.

Distance: 170 kilometers

Ban Gioc waterfall


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, and 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


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 the 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 is 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

Prices for guided off-road Vietnam Motorbike Tour




One person 190 USD/day/person 220 USD/day/person
Two people 140 USD/day/person 160 USD/day/person
Three people 130 USD/day/person 150 USD/day/person
Four people 120 USD/day/person 140 USD/day/person
Five people 120 USD/day/person 140 USD/day/person
Six people 115 USD/day/person 135 USD/day/person
Seven people 110 USD/day/person 130 USD/day/person
From Eight people 105 USD/day/person 125 USD/day/person


  • Well-experienced English Speaking Tour Guides 
  • Recent & Well-Maintained Bikes – Gasoline
  • Safe & Exceptional Routes – Say no to High Way
  • Good Accommodation: 3-star hotels or homestays based on twins or triple rooms. 
  • All meals on tour: Enjoy local food and drink in every region you visit.
  • Boat trips on Lakes or Rivers – Ferry
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas
  • ¾ Helmet – Elbows and Knees Guard


  • Personal insurance – Travel insurance (this is at your own risk)
  • Motorbike insurance to Cover any damages to the gear or the motorcycle
  • Air ticket
  • Visa fee (approximately 25 USD/person, depending on nationality)
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses, and other expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy
  • The Hotel at night before riding. 


  • For a group of from 
    • 5 riders, The professional Mechanic comes for free
    • 12 riders, a Pickup Truck is free for escorting ( Under 12 riders, it will be $ 150 / 1 day )
  • A single stay will cost 20 USD extra/per day.
  • Cameraman costs $ 150 / 1 day. 
  • If tours do not depart/ end at the departure spot, the surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to the departure spot is 120 USD/ bike.
  • VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUEST.


  1. Deposits and Payment Policy
  • We require a deposit of 30% of the total upon confirmation of booking the tour. The remaining balance will be paid 45 days before departure. Your booking may be considered canceled if the full balance is not received by Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club by that time.
  • You can choose the payment method by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by you. 
  • After receiving your payment, we will issue you the final confirmation of the detailed itinerary and services via e-mail.
  1. Cancellation and Refunds
  • Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club takes no responsibility for any flight delays or scheduled changes at any stage throughout the trip. 
  • We have the discretion to change the itinerary or delay the tour due to weather, local conditions, politics, or various other reasons with our notification in advance.
  • During the tour, should you be found to break any of the rules without the prior exception from the tour leader, we have the discretion to cancel the tour with no refunds applied. 
  • During the tour, should your bike have minor technical problems, our guide/mechanic will attempt to fix it as quickly as possible. In the event that the bike can not be fixed within the day, we will endeavor to substitute a bike of a similar type to ensure your trip is not interrupted.
  • Should you have to cancel the tour due to special reasons, you may transfer your booking to another person. However, you will be liable for your nominee paying their monies in full.

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