Travel of 16 days in Vietnam with 5 days on motor
The perfect trip for those who want to learn about the history of Vietnam whilst exploring the landscape on your own two wheels! During our 16 day tour you will have the opportunity to visit the most beautiful sites across the county. You will also take a week long motorcycle trip up into the Northwest of Vietnam, amongst the countries highest peaks, on the road through the notorious valley of Dien Bien Phu.
DAY 1: ARRIVEE IN HANOI
Welcome to Vietnam!
Upon you arrival in Noi Bai airport, our driver will be waiting to welcome you and take you to the hotel where you are going to be staying. This evening, you will enjoy a welcome dinner in the restaurant of your hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 2: HANOI – HALONG BAY
This adventure will reveal to you the recently declared as the eighth wonder of the world, Halong Bay. After your breakfast at your hotel, and the Junk boat guide will pick you up in your hotel. You will take a 4 hours bus ride that will take you to Halong Bay, with your guide. Once there you will arrive to our Junk boat. It will be near lunchtime, after a brief wait haft hour you will be enjoying your lunch surrounded by pure beauty of Halong Bay.
In the afternoon, you will be visiting Sung Sot cave. You will also get to pass by different islands such as Tuan Chau, Dog Island and Sail Island. You will also get to observe some of the fishing villages along the bay. For those who fancy kayaking, all you have to do is ask! It is a fantastic option when visiting Halong Bay.
Dinner will be served at around 8pm in a stunning setting.
Stay overnight on Junk boat, in Halong Bay
DAY 3: HALONG BAY-HANOI-SAPA
Early morning you can enjoy the sunrise in Halong Bay. After breakfast there will be time to visit the 8th wonder of the world. You will pass through Dinh Huong Island and Ga Choi among others. You will also visit the Surprise cave too, and before returning to Halong port you will be having a buffet for lunch. Approximately 11:30am, you will be back in Halong and you will then take the bus back to Hanoi. You will arrive to Hanoi at 16.30pm. At 21:00pm our driver will accompany you to the station to start your journey to Sapa.
Stay overnight on the night train, in a four-bed compartment.
DAY 4: GETTING TO KNOW SAPA AND THE VILLAGES AROUND
Upon your arrival to Lao Cai our personnel will be there waiting to take you to the town of Sapa which is where the tour begins. You will have breakfast before starting your trip. Leaving Sapa, we ride on a small paved road going down hill until Ta Van, Lao Chai villages, the road gets smaller and muddy when we ride from Ta Van to Lao Chai, many points for sightseeing or taking picture of the Hmong villages. Continue the ride to Ban Ho village where we will stop for lunch in a small restaurant. Take a walk to visit the waterfall near by the village before ride back to Sapa.
Dinner and night at your hotel in Sapa
DAY 5: SAPA-TRAM TON-MU CANG CHAI (170KM)
After breakfast, we leave Sapa and ride up on the Tram ton pass, 42 km long with many stops of the Hoang Lien Son imposing mountain's range. Stop in Than Uyen for lunch. In the afternoon, we ride all the way down to Mu Cang Chai town by taking a small beautiful paved road.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Mu Cang Chai.
DAY 6: MU CANG CHAI-PHU YEN (160KM)
We keep riding up and down into a forested and high mountain region populated by H’mong peoples, We will hike up a very high mountain pass before descending into a mountainous tea-growing region. Soon after we follow along the valley floor covered in a sea of rice surrounded by Hmong and Thai’s villages all the way to Phu Yen, lunch on route.
Dinner and overnight in town.
DAY 7: PHU YEN-MAI CHAU (170KM)
We ride on a good paved road along a beautiful stream before descending to the banks of the reservoir and a ferry crossing. Once across we have 50 kilometers route that has plenty of challenging surface and is prone to landslides. Much of the area is inhabited by Kinh and both Black and White Thai ethnicities, all offering the impressive views over the area on a clear day. After lunch in a local place, we join the route No6 that ride us strait to Mai Chau.
Dinner and overnight at home-stay in the Thais village.
DAY 8: MAI CHAU-HA NOI (220KM)
Say goodbye to the family, we ride today on a small, spectacular and paved trail along the Ma river until Cam Thuy town where we stop to visit the fish cave. We will have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we hit the Ho Chi Minh trail (now a newly built highway), many stops for photo as we riding through the area of the karst mountains. Get back to the city traffic, we arrive in Hanoi by 5pm.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 9: HA NOI-NHA TRANG
Today, after having breakfast at your hotel, the driver will take you to the airport for your flight to Nha Trang. Upon your arrival, the driver will be waiting for you then drive you to your hotel in Nha Trang. You will have today free to enjoy your staying in one of the most beautiful beach in Vietnam.
Overnight in Nha Trang.
DAY 10: NHA TRANG-SNORKELING
For this day, we’ll come to pick you up from your hotel at around 7.00am in the morning to take you to the port and to board your boat and have you prepared for a day of snorkel, filled with excitements and funs. It is a one hour trip to get to the islands where you can put on your goggles, snorkels, fins and get ready to explore! Nha Trang is the perfect place for snorkeling with its beautiful sea making it one of the main stages for underwater activities in Vietnam. There is a wide range of soft and hard corals and small reef fish. Snorkeling gives you the possibility, witness the hidden beauty of nature that beholds the seabed. You will have plenty of time allocated to see everything that is marvelous coast hides away; you can also relax in our boat and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the islands of Nha Trang. The tour ends around 2pm with a transfer to your hotel.
Stay overnight in Nha Trang.
DAY 11, 12: NHA TRANG-RELAX
You will get as much beach time in as you want. Also if you are the type of person who likes to go out and have a few drinks, Nha Trang is the place to have fun! We have not added any tours in these three days so that you will have time to relax and get some beach time in, but if you are looking for something to do in these three days do not hesitate to ask because there are plenty of Nha Trang day trips available such as Bai Dai Beach, Mud Baths with Hot Spring mud baths, Dray Sap falls, a city tour, bike tours, motorbike tours to Dalat...
Apart from all the potential trips, you will get to enjoy the sunrise from the beach in Nha Trang, mingle with all the Vietnamese locals that visit the beach between 5.00am to 7.30am in the morning for swimming and have fun, we ensure you that it will be fun!
Early risers also get to witness Tai Chi being performed in the Nha Trang square. For those who do not like to get up early we recommend that you head to the beach at around 17.00 to watch the sun set. These are simple things, but it is great to see the Vietnamese having fun in their own style, their own way of life.
Stay overnight in Nha Trang.
DAY 13: NHA TRANG-HO CHI MINH CITY
Today, you will enjoy your last day in Nha Trang. Approximately 9:00pm, we will have you transferred to the train station where you will be boarding the night train to get to Ho Chi Minh City.
Stay overnight on the night train in a 4-bed compartment.
DAY 14: HO CHI MINH-RELAX
You will arrive in Ho Chi Minh at approximately 6.00am and we will be waiting at the station to escort you to your hotel, breakfast will be waiting for you at your hotel. Like most cities in Vietnam, Ho chi minh is a place full of life. You will have the day free so that you can explore the city by yourself. There are plenty of interesting places to visit like he Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Thien Hau Pagoda, Quan Am and the Jade Emperor Pagoda is also very interesting to visit. Another market you should not miss out on is the Ben Thanh Market, where they buy and sell EVERYTHING, and of course China town.
Anyhow we will send the necessary documentation to you. Today your lunch and dinner will be up to you, you can let us know what sort of restaurant you are looking for and we can help you find the right place for you.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 15: HO CHI MINH-CAI BE-VINH LONG-HO CHI MINH
Today we visit the Mekong Delta. From Ho Chi Minh it’s a journey of around two hours and a half to get to Vinh Long. There you will take a boat that will take you through the canals of the Mekong Delta. You will visit the fruit market of Cai Be. Have lunch in a quiet place in the Mekong Delta, surrounded by greenery and gardens. In Cai Be and Vinh Long around will also make a boat tour, visit local families to get an idea of their day to day lives and after seeing Thoi Son head back to My Tho by boat to retake the route back to Ho Chi Minh.
Around 15:00 there will be a car or bus to take you back to Ho Chi Minh
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
DAY 16: HO CHI MINH-BACK HOME
At the convenient time, we will transfer to the airport for the flight to back home.
Thank you for your coming and have a safe flight!
- English speaking guide
- Motorbike and fuel
- Hotels and homestays
- Meals mentioned in itinerary
- All transfers described in this itinerary: transfers to and from the airports, tours transfers
- Vietnamese visa letter
- A cellphone with credit for joining us
- International flights tickets(if you need, we can help you to find the best flight)
- International travel insurance
- Payment of $ 45 per person for visa simple entry to your arrival at the Vietnamese airport
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This trip is available throughout the year. If you wish to book this trip please contact us. If you want us to send you more information on this tour or tailor this tour to your requirements (dates, tastes ...) you only have to ask.