Wandering Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Ta Xua , Mu Cang Chai, Y Ty, Sapa

Trip Code

WNVMTTXMCCÝT

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

7 days

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Maximum Seats

4

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi, Mai Chau, Son La, Mu Cang Chai, Sapa, Yen Bai

Embark on an adventure that commences and concludes in Hanoi! Immerse yourself in the Explorer tour titled “Wandering Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Ta Xua, Mu Cang Chai, Y Ty, Sapa.” This 7-day tour package guides you through captivating destinations in Vietnam, starting from Hanoi and spanning across five other unique locations. Your journey includes accommodation in well-selected hotels, accompanied by the expertise of a knowledgeable guide. Indulge in delightful meals, experience seamless transportation, and more on this exhilarating exploration.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: HANOI MOTORBIKE TOUR TO MAI CHAU VALLEY (HOA BINH)

Embark on our thrilling motorbike expedition, commencing with a departure from Hanoi around 9 a.m. We skillfully navigate through the intricate dyke roads to circumvent the bustling urban traffic. Our motorcycle journey takes us westward towards Mai Chau, an enchanting region adorned with picturesque landscapes and inhabited by the Thai ethnic minority. Venturing on Highway 6, we traverse extensive farmlands adorned with a sea of paddy fields, crisscrossed by tree-lined avenues and framed by the dramatic backdrop of limestone karst formations. Following a delightful lunch in Hoa Binh Province, we conquer Thung Khe, renowned as one of North Vietnam's most breathtaking mountain passes. Descending into the serene mountain valley enclave of Mai Chau, our day culminates with a mesmerizing performance. Engage in dance and savor an array of unique liquors, including the famed rice wine, shared among the local community. As the day concludes, rest for the night in the traditional house-on-stilts of the hospitable Thai people. Summary: Distance: 160 km Meals: Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Homestay in the village
Day 2

Day 2: MAI CHAU MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO BAC YEN (SON LA)

At the break of dawn, embark on a leisurely stroll through the village, immersing yourself in the vibrant tapestry of local life. In the countryside, the day unfolds early, unveiling a myriad of activities. The adept Thai women, skilled in the art of weaving, engage in their craft, offering a plethora of traditional-style clothing at the heart of the village. Observing women expertly working on looms beneath or within their dwellings is a captivating experience. Delight in the opportunity to acquire handmade traditional-style clothing, intricate knives, or cross-bows from the village center. Following a hearty breakfast within the homestay, bid farewell to the warm-hearted villagers, departing from Mai Chau around 10 a.m. Embark on a scenic journey from Mai Chau towards Moc Chau, our next destination. Moc Chau, a highland town, is renowned for producing some of Vietnam's finest tea, making it an ideal locale to replenish supplies. The surrounding region is home to diverse ethnic minorities, including the Green H'mong, Dzao, Thai, and Muong communities. Moc Chau takes pride in its pioneering dairy industry, initiated in the late 1970s with Australian and later UN assistance. This dairy hub supplies Hanoi with an array of exquisite products such as fresh milk, sweetened condensed milk, and the toothsome "Banh sua" bars. Post-lunch, our route veers onto the less-traveled Road 43, leading us to the Da River. Crossing the Da River's reservoir at Van Yen ferry, we continue our ride along a splendid winding secondary road until we reach Bac Yen, where a basic guest-house awaits our stay. Summary: Distance: 160 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Guest-house
Day 3

Day 3: BAC YEN MOTORCYCLE TOUR UPTO TA XUA PEAK – MU CANG CHAI (YEN BAI)

As the morning unfolds, indulge in a wholesome breakfast before mounting your trusty motorcycle once again. Navigate the sinuous and winding roads adorned with untamed blooms like the Queen's Tears and Dao Men, ascending towards the lofty Ta Xua peak perched at an elevation of 2,600 meters above sea level. Traverse the narrow spine of the terrain, often referred to as the backbone of a dinosaur, granting panoramic views with clouds unfurling beneath your feet. Continuing our journey, the morning ride leads us across the mesmerizing Lung Lo Pass, steeped in historical significance. During the First Indochina War, this 15-kilometer pass served as a crucial route for the Vietnamese resistance, facilitating the transport of weapons, goods, and sustenance during the pivotal Dien Bien Phu campaign in 1954. The pass endured heavy bombardment by the French, aiming to sever the vital link between the front lines and the rear. Lung Lo Pass, nestled in the northern province of Yen Bai, has earned recognition as a national heritage site. Post-lunch, our motorbike adventure propels us through the imposing Mu Cang Chai massif, standing tall and almost rivaling the grandeur of Fansipan. This elevated vantage point unveils one of the most captivating panoramas in North Vietnam. While the ride poses challenges, the rewards manifest in the form of breathtaking landscapes. Conclude the day's journey with a well-deserved overnight stay in a hotel. Summary: Distance: 180 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel
Day 4

Day 4: MU CANG CHAI MOTORBIKE TOUR VIA THAN UYEN TO Y TY

As the morning unfolds, our motorbike journey propels us directly towards the formidable Fansipan Mountain range via the charming Than Uyen town in Lai Chau. For those seeking an extra dose of adventure, there's an enticing option of navigating a challenging back route, weaving through numerous river crossings. The imposing mountain range casts its dominion over the landscape until we embark on a majestic ascent from Binh Lu, reaching the pinnacle of the highest road pass in Vietnam – the illustrious Tram Ton Pass. Y Ty, nestled in the heart of Bat Xat District in Lao Cai Province, has emerged as a captivating tourism destination, celebrated for its natural allure. Despite being one of the most economically challenged communes in the region, Y Ty has gained recognition in recent years. Cradled against the towering Nhi Cu San mountain at an altitude of 2,700 meters, the commune is frequently enveloped in thick blankets of white clouds. This unique charm makes Y Ty a haven for photographers and nature enthusiasts, seeking respite from the bustling crowds of Sapa. Renowned for its extraordinary terraced fields, Y Ty unfolds its beauty through the meticulous transplanting of seedlings during the "pouring water season" every May. The landscape undergoes a mesmerizing transformation, transitioning into a lush expanse of greenery. This spectacle has garnered acclaim, attracting both amateur and professional photographers alike. Y Ty's fame extends to its exceptional terraced fields crafted by the indigenous Ha Nhi ethnic group. Despite the varied terrain, the Ha Nhi people skillfully shape expansive and picturesque fields that harmonize seamlessly with the contours of the valley and steep mountain slopes. Adding to Y Ty's allure are its earthen houses, characterized by a simple yet distinctive architectural design. Resembling mushrooms when viewed from above, these structures feature a solitary door and a petite arched window, providing ample warmth in winter and coolness in summer. Despite the seemingly straightforward design, constructing one of these earthen houses requires a month's dedicated effort. Prepare for an immersive overnight experience at a Y Ty homestay, where the essence of local hospitality unfolds.
Day 5

Day 5: Y TY MOTORBIKE TOUR TO SAPA (LAO CAI)

Embarking on our next leg of the journey, we traverse from Y Ty to Sapa via the picturesque routes of Lung Po and Muong Hum. Crossing into Lao Cai Province at an altitude exceeding 2,000 meters, the panoramic views extend across the main range, offering an unobstructed spectacle for miles. The descent leads us to the undulating Sa Pa valley, situated within Lao Cai Province, northwest Vietnam. Approximately 350 km northwest of Hanoi, Sa Pa stands in proximity to the Chinese border. Renowned for its rugged and scenic landscapes, as well as its diverse cultural tapestry, Sa Pa unfolds a captivating narrative. In the annals of history, the French deemed Sapa the "Summer Capital of Northern Vietnam" during the early decades of the 20th century. The region's inherent natural beauty has continued to allure an increasing number of visitors seeking respite and recreation. Sapa has earned distinction not only for its stunning landscapes but also for its vibrant cultural mosaic. As day transitions into night, find solace in the comforts of a Sapa hotel, marking the culmination of another enriching day on this remarkable journey. Summary: Distance: 160 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel
Day 6

Day 6: SAPA MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO THAC BA RESERVOIR – VU LINH VILLAGE (YEN BAI)

Descend from Sapa to Lao Cai City, tracing the scenic route until we pause for a rejuvenating coffee break on the banks of the Nam Thi River, marking the Vietnam-China border. Savor the rich flavors of your coffee while casting your gaze towards the neighboring landscapes of China. Embark on the journey along Road 70, transitioning through Luc Yen on Road 152, where palm forests, towering mountains, and deep valleys unfold before you. Navigate towards Vu Linh village, nestled along the Thac Ba Reservoir, the largest man-made lake in Vietnam. Spanning 23,400 hectares and adorned with 1,331 islands and hills, this reservoir creates a diverse ecological tapestry. The lake's crystalline waters mirror the azure sky, capturing reflections of the surrounding ancient forest. Numerous hills and islands, including the Hum, Cau Cuoi, and Bach Xa, host hidden caves awaiting exploration. Following a delectable lunch, embark on a boat excursion, pausing at an island for a refreshing swim. Witness the distinctive practices of the local villagers, observe the peculiar wildlife, and immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of this expansive lake. The Dao community, amidst the myriad islets, unveils its unique lifestyle. As day turns to night, prepare for an unforgettable dinner with our hosts, renowned for their conviviality and penchant for celebrations. Brace yourself for an exceptional welcome and an evening filled with camaraderie. Summary: Distance: 220 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Home-stay
Day 7

Day 7: VU LINH VILLAGE (THAC BA LAKE) MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO HANOI

Following breakfast, we journey southeastward along Highway 2, veering towards the serene town of Phu Tho. Traversing the edge of the Red River, we meander along the dyke, tracing its course until it converges with the Black River, embarking on a unified journey towards Hanoi. Venturing into the lowlands of the delta plains, we immerse ourselves in the heart of the north's primary agricultural zones. The landscape, particularly during harvest time, transforms into a bustling sea of activity. Crossing the Black River via bridge, our route guides us through Son Tay before reuniting with the highway leading back to Hanoi. To avoid the burgeoning rush-hour traffic (around 4 pm), we aim to return to Hanoi promptly. Summary: Distance: 180 km Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1310 USD 910 USD 3-star
Deluxe/Superior 1510 USD 1110 USD 4 & 5star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with Tourism Union Indochina an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .

INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Breakfast daily & All lunches & Dinners.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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