North loop 11 days adventure

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NORTH LOOP 11 DAYS ADVENTURE 

 

Prices are quoted in US Dollar/ per person in group of:

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1165

 

Brief North-west and North-east :

North-west and North-east of Vietnam are well known as the area of high mountains and panoramic mountain views. There are many villages of different minority people in the area offering home stays , so this is a great chance to experience firsthand, the local ethnic minorities and there wonderful hospitable atmosphere. The Central North is more remote; with many weekly markets it offers a real chance to explore the culture and places all around this eye-catching area. It has stunning splendid natural scenery and cultural sights attraction, there's many colorfully dressed ethnic people and their different traditions. 

 

Destinations: • Mu Cang Chai • Sapa • Bac Ha • Ha Giang • Bang Gioc Waterful • BaBe great Lake

 

Highlights
• Look at the high terraced fields up to the sky. 
• Visiting the Mong and Dao ethnic villages in Sapa.
• Seeing the some of the most beautiful passes in Vietnam
• Showering in natural hot spring after the long day on roads.
• Know more custom, history, culture about the Vietnam.


 

Brief itinerary: 
Day 1: Hanoi - Nghia Lo => 160Km/4 hours ( Guesthouse)
Day 2: Nghia Lo - Than Uyen => 170Km/6 hours (Minh Hang Guesthouse)
Day 3: Than Uyen - Sapa => 100km/6 hours (Summit hotel)
Day 4: Sapa – Landscape (homestay at Ta Van village)
Day 5: Sapa - Bac Ha Sunday market  => 120 km/4 hours (homestay)
Day 6: Bac Ha – Ha Giang => 180 km/6 hours (hotel)
Day 7: Ha Giang- Lu Cu - Dong Van => 220 km/6 hours (hotel)
Day 8: Dong Van - Meo vac - Bao Lac => 120 km/4 hours (Guesthouse)
Day 9: Bao Lac - Ba Be => 120 km/4 hours (Guesthouse)
Day 10: Ba Be - Relax and boat trip (gueshouse)
Day 11: Ba Be - Hanoi => 220 km/7 hours

 

Itinerary detail:

DAY 1: HANOI – TRUNG HA – THANH SON – THU CUC - NGHIA LO => 160Km/4 hours


7:30: We depart our motorbike trip by getting out of Hanoi to head up road No 32. We will take about four to four  hours , from Thu Cuc  you will on the road width, the traffic flow on the road more easy. You can see beautiful landscape on roads or stop take photos and rest stop.  Situated a few kilometres from the centre of the town is a hot spring, the water of which is believed to cure arthritis. The spring's warm water allows people to apply it directly. However, the water is still being used by the local people only and has not been tapped for its health benefits yet. Many old people in the valley come here to bathe every few days. The water is very good for the health and skin. A person feels as fresh as a daisy and has healthy white skin after they've bathed in the spring water. O/N in Nghia Lo.

 

Day 2:  NGHIA LO  - TU LE – KIM TOWN – MU CANG CHAI - THAN UYEN => 170Km/6 hours


8:00 : Check out  the guesthouse, have breakfast with Pho near the town .We are going to head up road 32  along  mountain roads and terraced rice field landscape you will constantly stop taking photos and go. Mu Cang Chai is the place being about 1000 meters above sea level, the steep hills make it almost impossible to grow rice fields like those in the delta. Thus local residences grow their own rice on the terraced fields, for the purpose of preventing water from flowing downhill. These terraced fields lying among rugged green moutain valleys, under clear blue sky or a mysterious and crips fog, bring to eyes an imposing scenery. During harvesting season, ready crops transitioned to yellow, while new crops still remain in their green color. The scenery is a big attraction to photographers. Overnigt in Than Uyen town.

 

DAY 3: THAN UYEN - SAPA => 130km/4 hours


Have breakfast and check out before the trip starts. Ride go up to Sapa, the road follows the Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range and winds through tea plantations and rice terraces as it hugs the Nam Ma  River. This stunning valley is dotted with Tay, Dzao and H'mong hill tribe villages. Over the 1,900 meter Tram Ton Pass to Sa Pa located in the breathtaking Hoang Lien Son Mountains. Arrive Sapa in the afternoon. O/N in Sapa.

 

DAY 4 : SAPA -  LAO CHAI – TA VAN VILLAGES


8:00 am. Have breakfast with steamed rolled rice pancake near hotel , we will trek to visit the traditional houses of H’mong hill tribe and admiring the beauty of surroundings and enjoying the hospitality of the H’mong children at Cat Cat village.

Afternoon: atter lunch we check out the hotel, the easy ride go down to Lao Chai village to visit the H’mong and Dzay tribes. Then keep going along the bottom of the Sa Pa valley to go to Ta Van village, which is supposed to be the places most beautiful one in the area, you can see the amazing scenery and beautiful waterfall. Overnight in a homestay.

 

DAY 5: SAPA - BAC HA  


After Breakfast we leaving Sapa to Coc Ly market. After 1hour trekking to visit Take boat trip down along Chay River (one branch of the Red River) crossing many waterfall, caves and beautiful scenes. Then drive to Bac Ha town. Take short trek around Bac Ha town to visit Hoang A Tuong’s palace – known as the King of Meo (H’mong people) during French colonialism and a local village of H’mong people nearby. Enjoy dinner with tasty Tao-Meo-wine (local wine made from H’mong’s apple). Overnight in Bac Ha.

 

DAY 6:  BAC HA – XI MAN - HOANG SU PHI - HA GIANG CITY  => 150 km/6 hours


After breakfast . Today we will ride all day to go to Ha Giang city via Xi Man and Hoang Su Phi. Along the way we can encounter the ethnic people: Nung, Tay, Red Dzao, La Chi, Co Lao and some tribe stay on the hill, groups who have settled in the area. Hoang Su Phi are also very famous for their terraced rice fields cultivated by local peoples for hundreds years. Lunch en route at Hoang Su Phi town. Continue ride to Ha Giang with stop to visit Tay hill tribe’s village and enjoy beautiful scene of rivers, forests and mountain of Northeast Vietnam. Dinner and O/N in Ha Giang.

 

DAY 7: HA GIANG – QUAN BA – YEN MINH – DONG VAN – LUNG CU – DONG VAN => 220 km/6 hours


After breakfast , we head north our of Ha Giang via Quan Ba Heaven Gate , to Yen Minh town for lunch.

 “For the local inhabitants, Dong Van karst plateau, with up to 60% of limestone exposures, is not only mighty scenary but also their cradle of life endowed to them from earth and heaven”

Dong Van karst plateau Geopark (to include Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Dong Van – Meo Vac, 4 mountainous districts of Ha Giang Province) was recognised as the first global geopark of Vietnam since October 3rd, 2010 – make it a-must-visit place once in the life time. We continue with visit to Vuong Dynasty art architecture relics  - a former palace of Meo people,  and Sa Phin village. Followed by visit to Lung Cu flag tower. The Lung Cu flagpole, marking the country’s extreme north, is a popular tourist destination that inspires a deep sense of pride in Vietnamese. From a distance, Lung Cu is a spectacular sight with the view dominated by giant boulders and the national flag flying above Dragon Mountain – the northernmost tip of Vietnam. Back to Dong Van Town for dinner and check in guesthouse.

 

DAY 8: DONG VAN - MEO VAC – BAO LAC => 120 km/4 hours


Morning : to have a coffee shop in the Dong Van ancient town and trek around at Dong Van market. we will Ride all day to go to Bao Lac. We will stop on the way at the famous Ma Pi Leng Pass at an altitude of over 2000 meters to admire the scenery typical of the region Ma Pi Leng is one of the  clusters of karst cones and continuous cliffs, which constitute an unmatched  landscape,  we can see and enjoy beautiful scenery overlooking the Nho Que River before going down to Meo Vac. We cross the wild regions of the mythical province of Ha Giang. Stop for the night at Bao Lac, the ethnic crossroad of Northeast Vietnam. Many other ethnic groups on the two sides of the border meet at the market every Sunday. Overnight in Bao Lac.

 

DAY 9: BAO LAC – BA BE => 120 km/4 hours


Few passes from where you can dominate the area. The road is easy but many curves. We can stop a lot. All together, stop for drinks and food it should be an 8-hour journey. We spend the night in the traditional stilt house of Tay minority people.

 

DAY 10: CRUISE BA BE LAKE


After breakfast, we take a boat cruise down the Nang River which is the main water source of the lake, enjoy the tranquil of the nature at Ba Be National Park. On the way to visit Puong cave, Dau Dang Waterfalls and An Ma Island. Have lunch at homestay. We will find the best place for swimming or take an easy hike to meet Ethnic people living along the lake. Return to Pac Ngoi village in late afternoon. Dinner and O/N in local.

 

DAY 11: BA BE – HANOI => 220 km/7 hours


The last day, an easy ride 220kms through Thai Nguyen, Bac Kan, and Vinh Yen provinces on a small road with little traffic. We arrival Hanoi around 5 Pm. Tour the end

 

What you have :  

• Motorbike(s) (Wolf125,Suzuki GN 125cc)
• Standard Helmet (s)
• Driving gears
• Tent, sleeping bags, Raincoats, Rain boots.
• Gasoline on trip
• Spare Motorbikes
• English speaking leader
• Homestay permission
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Sightseeing excursions as outlined in itinerary                                                   

 

What to bring:  
• Insect repellent
• Original Passport
• Good sunglasses
• Good shoes for walking
• Other personal needs and some cash for drinks or souvenirs.
• Bike water bottle (if you don't want to use our bottle)

 

Not included:
• Optional excursions 
• Items of a personal nature
• Travel insurance and bike helmet (compulsory) 
• Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks 
• Mineral water beyond that supplied
• Meals are not mentioned in the itinerary
• Any other transportation are not mentioned in the itinerary
• Additional transport required due to any emergency situation 
• Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills 
• Departure taxes 
• Tips