7 days, 6 nights. Official 7 days North-east & Halong of Vietnam on bike.
Booking code of this tour: HLNE701
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Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be. ~240 km, ~7 h.
Today is the first day of this official 7 days North-east & Halong of Vietnam on bike. Before starting to ride, we will have a short briefing to let you know about the rules. In addition, the guide will show you how to understand him by his body language. We start around 9.30am after the rush hours.
You ride from Hanoi, heading North to Ba Be through Thai Nguyen. In general, the road is sealed almost all the way. Finally, spend the night in a stilt house of a Tay‘s family.
Day 2: Ba Be – Cao Bang. ~170 km, ~8 h.
In general, today is a beautiful ride up to Cao Bang province. There are few passes from where you can dominate the area. The road is easy but there are many curves. While riding we can stop a lot. All together, with stops for drinks and food it should be an 8-hour journey. Stay in a hotel in Cao Bang.
Day 3: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfalls – Quang Uyen. ~130 km, ~2 h.
Having obtained permission from the border police we make our way through spectacular scenery to Vietnam’s most impressive waterfalls. Weather permitting we can swim right up to where the 50 m high falls hit the river.
Then ride 1 more hour back to the beautiful village of Quang Hoa, in the middle of a mountain cirque. This is the territory of Nung An people. Finally, spend the night in our friend’s house.
Day 4: Quang Hoa – Lang Son. ~150 km, ~5 h.
Ride from Quang Hoa to Lang Son on the scenic Highway 4. We will have time to discover this city, which has become a big trading post between China and Vietnam. In addition, you can shop for cheap Chinese electronic products at Dong Kinh or Tam Thanh market.
Overnight in hotel.
Day 5: Lang Son – Bai Chay. ~180 km, ~7 h.
We have a long ride mainly on secondary road, passing many coal mines along the road. We hope you are not covered in dark coal dust when we arrive in Halong City (the new name of Bai Chay).
Day 6: Halong Bay cruising. Sleep on boat.
Relax in the morning to recover from the long ride yesterday. In fact, there are two options:
1. Join a group trip at noon. Depart by boat to Halong Bay, start cruise and check in cabins. Then have lunch on boat, enjoy deluxe Vietnamese set menu. Transfer by tender from boat to Surprising Cave. Enjoy kayaking and swimming, or relaxing on the boat. Dinner served with Vietnamese food. Evening activities – choose from optional evening activities: enjoy movie, sing karaoke or join squid fishing with our crew (in case the weather is good).
2. Book a private boat and cruise in Halong Bay. Then sleep on boat overnight. However, this option costs extra and we will let you know the cost if you want this upgrade.
Day 7: Halong – Hanoi. ~160 km, ~5 h.
Two options with the cruise:
1. Transfer by tender from boat to Titov island, swimming or just relaxing. Then continue cruise and refresh on board and come back to Bai Chay. Check-out cabins and pay for your drinks. Lunch at Thang Long restaurant in Halong city (or on boat).
2. Continue cruising in Halong Bay. Then have lunch on boat and return at noon. In fact, this option costs extra and we will let you know the cost if you want this upgrade.
Pick up the bike(s) and ride back to Hanoi on highway 18 and then 1B.
We try to arrive in Hanoi before 5pm to avoid rush hours. Otherwise, you should be good with city traffic from the experience you got over the last days.
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