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Adventure motorcycle: Route 66 Asia allows itself to use this grammatically ill-formed group of words but these are the key words for the search. We are very pleased to share with you one of the best selling guided Vietnam adventure motorcycle tours of our agency to give you an idea if you are up for this style of travel...
General presentation of this organized Vietnam adventure motorcycle:
This organized Vietnam adventure motorcycle will take place in the heart of the unheard and natural landscapes of North Vietnam. You are going to discover the minorities groups and their way of life always remaining traditional with the costumes, the architectures of the house, the mode of culture on the slopes...
The mountain roads offer us territories still little visited, abounding with sublime rice terraces, authentic sites of eternal Vietnam! Thac Ba magical lake, Hoang Su Phi terraced rice paddies, Ha Giang karsts formations classified as World Natural Heritage by UNESCO...are the reason for sustainable development projects of tourism to help local populations.
It's not just a simple organized Vietnam adventure motorcycle but you'll enjoy walking, cycling, boat trips, the junk circuit in the World Natural Heritage...
This Vietnam organized adventure motorcycle will take you to the Babe Lake in the national park of the same name which will offer us the exceptional opportunity to discover the naturally enchanting and mystical scenery of karsts cliffs surrounded by a primary jungle. You will share daily life with the Tay people by sharing the meal, a boat trip between the cliffs, a night in their traditional houses... Hospitality and kindness with an unconditional smile make your Vietnam organized adventure motorcycle different from all the others.
Adventure motorcycle in Vietnam happens as follows:
Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
To start this organized adventure motorcycle in Vietnam, our guide and driver welcome you to the airport and drive you to the hotel in the city center where you have the free time to rest after a long flight or you will visit the most essential sites of the millennial capital of Vietnam according to your rhythm.
Day 02: Hanoi - Babe Lake
We leave Hanoi for the quiet of the countryside. 30 minutes after passing Thai Nguyen, a road that winds between the hills opens to us and gives us the vision of tea plantations and eucalyptus, rice paddies...We make a stop for lunch in a local restaurant in Cho Chu before continue along a small winding road that brings us to Babe National Park.
Our organized adventure motorcycle in North Vietnam finally arrives at Babe National Park and its lake surrounded by karsts peaks covered with an abundant and lush jungle. Before ending the day, we will visit the cave of Hua Ma, one of the most beautiful caves in the region, having beautiful geological formations. We arrive at the end of the day homestay to spend the night in the traditional house on stilts located at the edge of the lake. The organized adventure motorcycle in Vietnam offers you all the conviviality with the family.
Day 03: Lake Babe
We are not in a hurry. After a breakfast prepared by our hosts, we go to the pier on foot for a boat trip in the largest natural lake in northern Vietnam. Babe Lake offers us an almost mystical vision! The magic plays its role with the grandiose jungle, the cliffs or other giant limestone cliffs.
This organized adventure motorcycle tour in Vietnam stops for the moment. The boat takes you to Puong Cave which has an impressive view and on the banks of the Nang River. We will visit the village of Ban Cam inhabited by the Tay people. Around noon, we have lunch in a small local restaurant of a family before a small walk to the waterfall of Dau Dang, then boat for a crossing of the lake to the temple of An Ma perched on a tiny islet where are held many celebrations. We start the second night with the Tay family.
Day 04: Babe Lake - Ban Gioc Waterfall
Our Vietnam organized adventure motorcycle tour starts after saying goodbye to our host family. We take the motorcycle towards Quang Uyen.
We cross the territories of the Tay and Nung villages which are characterized by an activity and a serenity out of the common run. This organized adventure motorcycle trip takes you to the idyllic natural scenery of karsts mountains, bamboo forests, rice terraces...These are landscapes classified as World Natural Heritage by UNESCO thanks to the geomorphologic values. On the way, we cannot miss the Nguom Ngao cave which is one of the most beautiful in Vietnam
We arrive at Ban Gioc on the Sino Vietnamese border. After lunch, we visit the highest waterfalls of Vietnam which offers us a dazzling decor. Ban Gioc is one of the 4 largest waterfalls in the world on the border of the countries. We offer you a break for photos, swimming…to enjoy magical moments in this enchanting site before going to our host family.
Day 05: Ban Gioc - Pac Bo - Bao Lake
After breakfast we start our own organized adventure motorcycle tour in Vietnam by the Pac Bo site located in the mountain just near the border with China. Ho Chi Minh fled to Pac Bo to prepare for the revolution. He lived here as a hermit with incredible conditions, in a cave that can be visited.
During this pleasant walk, we can easily imagine Uncle Ho, by the stream, sitting on a rock, developing multiple strategies to determine the future of Vietnam...
We continue our adventure motorcycle until Bao Lac by a road always rugged, the mountains in form of ''sawtooth''. The road is wild with several passes, narrow valleys, sublime mountains, green forests, endless rice terraces...We cross the Thong Nong region with its fabulous scenery before arriving at Bao Lac. Our organized adventure motorcycle tour in Vietnam is happening in one of the most remote areas of the north.
Day 06: Bao Lac - Dong Van Plateau or World Natural Heritage
After breakfast, we visit the village of Coc Xa inhabited by the black Lolo people known by a French TV show. We admire the daily life of this small community that has kept all its traditions.
Our organized adventure motorcycle trip continues towards Dong Van crossing grandiose mountainous landscapes. Meo Vac welcomes us for lunch.
Then we undertake the ascent of the Ma Pi Leng pass. We certainly admire the most beautiful mountain landscapes of Vietnam: steep karsts peaks, valleys, breathtaking panoramas…We end the day at the hotel. Our Vietnam organized adventure motorcycle tour is happening in one of the most spectacular regions of the country.
Day 07: Dong Van - Nam Dam
Today, Nam Dam of Ha Giang province is our stage of Vietnam adventure motorcycle tour. A few kilometers after Dong Van, we visit the former palace of the king of the Hmong people where he still lived at the beginning of the last century. It is a particular architectural monument in the World Natural Heritage Site.
On the road, we can make stops in the many villages of the Hmong people to discover their daily lives. The village of Lung Tam makes us appreciate the craft activity of hemp weaving led by women. Organization in cooperatives supported by an NGO, not only allows the transmission of a cultural heritage to spread over time, but fully enters into the philosophy of sustainable development. Then we arrive to Nam Dam after the conquest of the steep passes where a family of the long tunic Dao people waits for us to celebrate our adventure motorcycle trip in North Vietnam.
Day 08: Nam Dam - Pan Hou
This morning, we go for a walk in the village around our house. Then, we take directly height and enjoy a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. The landscape is rugged with giant limestone cliffs, green mountains, small valleys, winding roads as you cross the Quan Ba Sky Gate, which has been developing community tourism since recently. We continue the motorcycle trip by the Lo River to Pan Hou Lodge to finish the 8th day of the Vietnam adventure motorcycle tour in the middle of the rice terraces.
Day 09: Pan Hou - Bac Ha
After breakfast, we continue our adventure motorcycle trip on a beautiful curve road, along the mountain, on the edge of the ravine where flows the river of Chay via Xin Man little known by other tourists. We will conquer the trail at the top of the mountains to enjoy the splendid panorama of the mountain ranges following the Sino-Vietnamese border.
We will arrive in Bac Ha for a walk in the village of Ban Pho inhabited by the Flower Hmong people where they distill the very good corn alcohol. Tonight, the Tay people from the village of Na Lo will celebrate our adventure motorcycle trip in Vietnam.
Day 10: Bac Ha Market - Vu Linh: Sunday
We leave this morning to reach the Bac Ha market which is a Sunday attraction. You will drown in the vivid colors where the Flower Hmong, the black Dao, Phu La, Tay, Nung, Giay...color the market by their tunics specific to their ethnic origin. The Bac Ha market is the place where locals come to stock up on various goods for the week: fabrics, simple handicrafts made of wood or bamboo, tobacco, cooking utensils, food...There is also an amazing market for animals: buffaloes, birds, poultry, pigs...But first of all, the market is a social event where ethnic minorities share news around a glass of rice alcohol and a bowl of soup...This organized adventure motorcycle trip in Vietnam creates with you the unexpected contacts.
Then we leave Bac Ha for Vu Linh which is stage of our adventure motorcycle. You will cross sublime landscapes. After discovering a marble sculpture workshop, one of the specialties of the region, which is full of many quarries, we arrive at Thac Ba Lake. We will notice the roofs of the houses made of latanier leaves under the shade of palm forests. Tonight, a family of white pants Dao people will celebrate our adventure motorcycle tour.
Day 11: Vu Linh - Hanoi
Our organized adventure motorcycle trip in North Vietnam approaches the city of Hanoi but we are not in a hurry. After a leisurely breakfast, we walk through the rice fields of the village to discover by boat one of the largest fresh water tanks in northern Vietnam. Thac Ba Lake was created with the construction of a hydroelectric dam. The summits of the 1300 old hills are emerging on the river space to create a labyrinth aspect. By docking one of these islets, swimming is proposed for amateurs. Our adventure motorcycle tour in Vietnam is taking place slowly towards Hanoi.
Extension of this great adventure
Day 12: Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay
To immortalize this adventure motorcycle trip in North Vietnam, we leave Hanoi by car in the direction of Hai Phong where we take the ferry that drops us off at the Cat Ba Island where we take our junk. After the warm welcome of the crew, we begin the cruise in the bay of Lan Ha, the extension of the Halong Bay classified as the World Natural Heritage but much less touristy.
The route passes through a floating village of fishermen of the bay. You can then kayak through lagoons and caves forming narrow tunnels...
The tour in Lan Ha Bay gives you free time to swim, relax...before enjoying the sunset over the bay or learning how to cook with the chef. In the evening, you can try your luck at squid fishing...
Day 13: Lan Ha Bay - Ninh Binh
For lovers of photos or romance, they have chance to enjoy a sunrise over the bay. This is one of the most memorable moments of this Vietnam organized motorcycle trip. The cruise continues in this multitude of islets to the small village of Viet Hai where a bike ride is proposed. We will disembark at Ben Beo in the direction of Ninh Binh by car.
Day 14: Ninh Binh - Hanoi - Departure
Vietnam adventure motorcycle tour takes you to a rare site of World Natural Heritage and World Cultural Heritage classified by UNESCO. This region called Halong Bay On Earth is famous for hundreds of karsts peaks emerging from the earth to create unusual and exceptional landscapes. We cycle through the villages and rice fields to Bich Dong Pagoda with magnificent views of the area. We stop adventure motorcycle to take the boat on the Ngo Dong River, through caves, karsts peaks, flooded rice paddies...
In the afternoon, we visit the gigantic Buddhist pagoda of Bai Dinh the largest in Vietnam composed of the largest statues of the Buddha in gilded bronze, the largest bell in Southeast Asia, an incredible number of statues of the apostles of the Buddha...before returning to Hanoi airport for the departure flight. Unfortunately, your unique adventure motorcycle with Route 66 Asia end here…