TOUR LIST

Ngày đăng: 19/1/2013 .
NORTH TOUR
Option 1 : 15 Days Day 1 : Ha Noi - Mai Chau Day 2 : Mai Chau - Phu Yen Day 3 : Phu Yen - Mu Cang Chai Day 4 : Mu Cang Chai - Sapa Day 5 : Sapa Day 6 : Sapa - Bac Ha Day 7 : Bac Ha - Luc Yen Day 8 : Luc Yen - Ha Giang Day 9 : Ha Giang - Dong Van Day 10 : Dong Van - Tinh Tuc Day 11 : Tinh Tuc - Ba Be Day 12 : Ba Be - Cao Bang Day 13 : Cao Bang - Quang Uyen Day 14 : Quang Uyen - Lang Son Day 15 : Lang Son - Hanoi Option 2 : 17 Days ( include Ha Long bay ) Day 1- 14 : the same to option 1 Day 15 : Lang Son - Ha Long Day 16 : Ha Long Boat trip Day 17 : Ha Long - Hanoi Click to see more details
 
Option 1: 15 days
Day 1:
Hanoi - Mai Chau 
(~160 km, ~5 hours)
You will leave Hanoi on dyke roads to avoid the heavy traffic and breaks out of the delta plains. We will pass through scenery of endless limestone karsts and travel South through "Perfume Pagoda" country and extensive farming lands comprised of seas of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads.
Striking North-West and over two passes and dropping down to the mountain valley settlement of Mai Chau. Here we will stay overnight with friends of the White Thai minority in a traditional stilt house.
In the evening following a feast of local cuisine, we can enjoy a cultural show of Thai dancing and a range of special local liquors.
Day 2:
Mai Chau - Phu Yen.
 
(~140 km, ~5 hours) 
We go from Mai Chau to the direction of Moc Chau and turn to the less traveled Road 43 leading to the Da River.
After crossing the reservoir of the Da River at the Van Yen ferry, we ride on a beautiful winding secondary road until we reach Phu Yen where we will stay in a guest-house.
Day 3:
Phu Yen - Mu Cang Chai

(180km ~ 6h)
We will travel on one of the most beautiful roads in North-West Vietnam. Along 170 km of winding mountain roads with several opportunities for photos. Lunch along the way, dinner and then a stay in a hotel.
Day 4: 
Mu Cang Chai - Sapa
 
170km ~6h
Scenes of unbelievable rice paddies on the higher reaches of the mountains. Head up to highest pass in Vietnam: Tram Ton Pass which is 2060m above sea level before checking in the hotel at Sapa. Lunch on the way, dinner at a restaurant in town. Stay overnight in a nice hotel.
Day 5:
Sapa, trek or relax 
Depending on the group’s mood, we can either take it easy in Sapa town, or make excursions back to the top of the highest pass in Vietnam, or deep down into the amazing Sapa valley.
All options are heightened by the crest of the enormous Fansipan mountain range that looms over 2,000 meters above us. The entire region is populated by H’mong, Giay, Tay and Dao ethnic minorities. Stay in Sapa.
Day 6:
Sapa - Bac Ha. 

~90 km, ~4 h 
The ride from Sapa to Bac Ha takes ~3 hours, down from Sapa to Lao Cai and up to Bac Ha with stunning landscapes. We check in a hotel and have lunch. In the afternoon, we trek to Lung Phinh village. Stay overnight in Bac Ha.
Day 7:
Bac Ha -Luc Yen 

(160 km. ~ 6h)
Minor roads and tracks exploring the mountain. Flower H’Mong proudly displays their bright colours along the routes. This road allows us to have time to stop and admire the footpaths entwining the mountainsides.
We envisage going to the market of Can Cau located in the heart of mountains, very close to the Chinese border; where the ethnic groups on each side of the border meet every Saturday morning. It is one moment during the trip that is very moving; where we will have little regard for time.
Day 8:
Luc Yen - Ha Giang. 

(~140 km, ~5h).
Quiet roads with the joys of riding through a picturesque landscape along the Lo river. Superb. It is necessary for us to be able to obtain permits from the local authorities of Ha Giang. The following stages cross the mountainous territories of the frontier ethnic groups.
Day 9:
Ha Giang - Dong Van 

(~180 km, ~6h).
After receiving the permits to ride in border areas from Ha Giang’s Immigration Police, we ride on small challenging mountain roads (but incredibly beautiful) in the land of colorful mountain hill-tribes.
Day 10:
Dong Van - Tinh Tuc
 
(180 km, ~6h).
The road is still under construction which makes the ride relatively long in spite of a few kilometers. The landscape is among the most beautiful ofVietnam, and the slow tempo is appreciable.

We cross the wild regions of the mythical province of Ha Giang. Stop for the night at Bao Lac, the ethnic crossroad of North-East Vietnam. Many other ethnic groups on the two sides of the border meet at the market every Sunday.
Day 11:
Tinh Tuc - Ba Be
 
(~150 km, ~5h).
Beautiful ride down to Ba Be National Park and a boat trip on the lake during the afternoon. Stay at a home stay.
Day 12 :
Ba Be - Cao Bang :
 
130km ~ 4h
Nice ride through Wilding Pass; it is a smooth and twisty road. Stay in the Best Hotel in town.
Day 13:
Cao Bang - Quang Uyen
 
(~140 km, ~5h)
Ride for one hour and a half to reach the beautiful village of Quang Uyen. This is the territory of Nung An people. Home stay with a host family (where the hostess is a great cook).

We make our way through spectacular scenery to Vietnam’s most impressive waterfall, Ban Gioc Waterfalls, 50km from Quang Uyen. If weather permits, we can swim right up to where the falls meets the river.
Day 14:
Quang Uyen - Lang Son
 
(~180 km, ~6h). 
Ride from Quang Uyen to Lang Son on the famous historical Highway 4. We will have time to discover this city which has become a big trading post between China and Vietnam. You can shop for cheap Chinese products at the nearby Dong Kinh market.

Overnight in hotel.
Day 15:
Lang Son - 
Hanoi
(~150 km, ~3h).
Easy day back to Hanoi on the new Highway 1B. You can wake up late in the morning (you may be tired after ten long days of riding)
 

 
Option 2: 17 days
Day 1 – 14 The same to option 1
Day 15:
Lang Son - Ha Long 

170km ~ 4h
The roads are good.
Day 16 :
Ha Long Boat Trip
Relax on the boat and visit the world nature heritage site: Ha Long bay. Swimming and kayaking or just lay down and enjoy some cold beer.
Day 17 :
Ha Long - 
Hanoi
170km ~ 4h
Easy day travel back to Hanoi after lunch on the boat.