This 6 Days Northeast Vietnam offers you a real insight into the beautiful area of Vietnam. High mountains, a great lake, and impressive waterfalls together with warm and friendly people will make your touring experience a great memory. In addition, some portions of the roads offer a chance to challenge your riding skills. All in all, this trip is relaxing and works for riders of any riding skill.
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Day 1: Hanoi – Na Khan. ~180 km, ~6 h.
Today is our first day of 6 Days Northeast Vietnam loop. It is quite a long drive but easy (early departure is better) from Hanoi to Na Khan for 180 km. The road is sealed all the way until Bac Kan. However, the last part from Bac Kan to Na Khan is wild and little bumpy. Na Khan is a Tay village, lost in the middle of the primitive forest. Even a new road was built near this village recently but the experience is still very good. Mr. Lo, the chief of the village will welcome us in his house.
Day 2: Na Khan – Ba Be. ~50 km, ~2 h.
A short drive from Na Khan to Ba Be on a bumpy road. Then we enjoy lunch at our host family’s house. Take a beautiful boat cruise on the lake and river. Go to market (if it is the day you arrive). Stop at waterfall, swim etc. Down the waterfall, we could visit the village and a small school (only a few pupils during the summer). Finally, we propose to stay in the stilt house of a Tay family.
Day 3: Ba Be – Cao Bang. ~170 km, ~8h.
This is a beautiful ride up to Cao Bang province. On this portion of riding, there are few passes from where you can dominate the area. Though the road is easy, there are still many blind curves. While riding, we can stop very often for photos. In general, with stops for drinks and food, it should be an 8-hour journey. Stay in a hotel in Cao Bang.
Day 4: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfalls – Quang Uyen. ~130 km, ~2h.
Having obtained permission from the border police we make our way through spectacular scenery to Vietnam’s most impressive waterfalls – Ban Gioc. Weather permitting we can swim right up to where the 50 m high falls hit the river.
Then ride 1 more hour back to the beautiful village of Quang Hoa, in the middle of a mountain cirque. This is the territory of Nung An people. To make it more special, we spend the night at our friend’s house of Nung people. In addition to amazing hospitality, the food prepared by the hostess is a real delicacy.
Day 5: Quang Hoa – Lang Son. ~150 km, ~5h.
Drive from Quang Hoa to Lang Son. Once in Lang Son, we will have time to discover this city. In fact, it has become a big trading post between China and Vietnam. You could shop for low price Chinese electronic products or gifts to bring home at Dong Kinh and Tam Thanh markets.
Overnight in a hotel.
Day 6: Lang Son – Hanoi. ~150 km, ~3h.
If the weather is nice, we can continue driving toward South to Mau Son. Mau Son is 30 km away from Lang Son, 1.541m above sea level. Then promenade around Mau Son in the morning and visit our Dao friends. Afterward, ride down to Lang Son to have lunch. Alternatively, we ride on some small roads alongside with Highway 1B back to Hanoi.
Arrival at Hanoi around 4 pm.
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