Standard Northeast in 6 days motorbiking offers 6 riding days and 5 nights accommodation. In fact, it will show you the best of Northeast Vietnam like Highway 4, Ba Be lake and Ban Gioc waterfalls. Honestly, this is a scenic ride in less than a week.
Booking code of this tour: NE603
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NORTHEAST IN 6 DAYS MOTORBIKING ITINERARY
Day 1: Hanoi – Na Khan. ~220 km, ~6 h.
Today is the first day of this standard Northeast in 6 days motorbiking ride. To get out of Hanoi safely, 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. Finally, we start around 9.30am after the rush hours.
You ride from Hanoi, heading North to Na Khan through Thai Nguyen. In general, the road is sealed almost all the way. However, the last part (10 kilometres) is wild and bumpy. Na Khan is a Tay village, lost in the middle of the primitive forest. Mr. Lo, chief of the village will welcome us in his house.
Day 2: Na Khan – Ba Be. ~50 km, ~2 h.
Short drive from Na Khan to Ba Be on bumpy road. Then we have lunch at our captain’s house (Mr. Dang, we call him Zi Dang. Regrettably, he passed away in 2009 but his son will continue his business). Easy boating on the lake and river. Go to market (if it is the day you arrive). Stop at waterfall, beautiful swim etc. Ong pirate, the chief of Dau Dang waterfall where we enjoy dinner. Down the waterfall, we could visit the village and a small school (only few pupils during the summer). Spend the night in a stilt house.
Day 3: Ba Be – Cao Bang. ~170 km, ~8 h.
In fact, 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 4: 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 5: Quang Hoa – Lang Son. ~150 km, ~5 h.
Drive from Quang Hoa to Lang Son. We will have time to discover this city, which has become a big trading post between China and Vietnam. In fact, you can buy many cheap Chinese electrical products in Tan Thanh or Dong Kinh market.
Overnight in hotel.
Day 6: Lang Son – Hanoi. ~150 km, ~3 h.
If the weather is nice, we can continue driving toward South to Mau Son. Mau Son is 30 km away from Lang Son at 1,541m above sea level. Promenade around Mau Son in the morning, visit our Dao friends. Then, ride down to Lang Son to have lunch.
We could also go to visit the market of Lang Son, full of smuggled goods.
Arrival at Hanoi around 4 pm, before rush hours.
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