Day 1: Hanoi- Mai Chau
Leave Hanoi around 7h30am, drive to Mai Chau, an area of beautiful landscape and home to the Thai ethnic minority. We will drive on road No6 passing expansive rice paddies and scenic villages. We will have a stop for refreshment before tackling 70km of the undulating road with a great view of mountains and valley. We will reach Mai Chau at the late noontime. Visit Pom Coong, a peaceful village of White Thai ethnic minority where we have lunch, dinner and spend our night in a traditional stilt-house of a Thai family. After lunch, we will have a short rest and then take a leisure push bike trips toward Ma River. We will take a short boat ride upstream Ma Rive to reach a remote Thai Village. Relax and have interesting conversations with the villagers before we walk back to the dock. Return to Pom Coong Village for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Mai Chau -Son La
Breakfast at the home-stay before we embark on a beautiful drive up north to Son La. The road is in good condition and the scenery is stunning. We may take frequent stops to visit minority villages of H’mong, Black Thai,… or to take photos. Lunch will be in local restaurant en route. The highlight of our trip, today could be the tea plantations in Moc Chau Plateau, where you find the best green tea in Vietnam grown along the roads on hillsides. We reach Son La in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Son La.
Day 3: Son La- Sa Pa
The drive today is the highlight of the whole trip. Climbing the highest pass in Vietnam, the Tram Ton Pas, 2000 meters above sea level. Lunch at local restaurant en route. We will reach Sapa in the noon time. Sapa is the former hill station for the French colonists hundred years ago. Today Sapa is the paradise for trekking lovers thank its beautiful trekking routes, stunning terraces, colorful minority groups and the highest mountain in Indochina, the Mt. Fansipan. Dinner and overnight in Sapa.
Note: The weekend market (Sunday market) in Tam Duong is very interesting with lots of colorful ethnic minorities. If this day is Sunday the market will be included in the program and we would reach Sapa around 3 pm.
Day 4: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van village
In the morning, a visit to the market where Red Dzao, Black H’mong, Day and other ethnic minority peoples converge from the surroundings countryside to sell their handmade brocades and embroidery. Drive 10km on the rim of a deep valley dwelled by black H’mong, Red Dzao and Dzay minorities for hundreds of years. Followed by trekking down the terrace fields to Lao Chai village. Visit few local houses to discover the cultural life of H’mong people. You then trekking to Ta Van village. Have lunch in here. Then, visit the so- called Rattan Bridge and the picturesque of Muong Hoa River before we take you back to Sa Pa Town to have dinner and overnight
Day 5: Sa Pa – Vu Linh
Today we ride to Vu Linh village of the Dao people by the side of Thac Ba lake which has an area of 23,400 ha and 1,331 islands and hills with diverse ecological environments. The water in the lake is blue and clear and imprinted with the reflections of the surrounding ancient forest.Tonight, we will stay in the homestay with our friend’s family. The welcome is exceptional with a lot of rice wine and laughter
Day 6: Vu Linh To Hanoi
After breakfast, we cruise southeast on Highway 2 and then branch off to the sleepy town of Phu Tho. We follow the edge of the Red River along the dike, almost to the point where it merges with the Black River after which they flow together to Hanoi. By now we are very much in the lowlands of the delta plains and the north’s main agricultural areas. Harvest time here is a sea of activity. Crossing the Black River by the bridge, we pass through Son Tay and then return to Hanoi on the highway. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam motorcycle tours with us and look forward to welcoming your next Vietnam tour .We are sorry again for the late response. We hope that the information will be satisfied you. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!
Northwest of Vietnam Motorbike Tour