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The 8-day North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour is customized by the Hanoi motorcycle tour operator Lotussia Travel for active adventure riders. Begin the biking from Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, you ride through the less travelled north west Vietnam – Mai Chau, Phu Yen, Son La, Tuan Giao, Dien Bien, Muong Lay, Lai Chau, Sapa, Thac Ba, Yen Bai. This is a guided motorcycle tour that includes experience motorcycle tour guide, bikes, helmets, accommodation, meals and boat trips. Our local guide know all the back roads where the traffic is less busy and you have the opportunity to experience the real, local life. Contact us for more details.

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  1. 1. www.lotussiatravel.com North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour Ride Hanoi Mai Chau Son la Dien Bien Phu Lai Chau Sapa Yen Bai (8 days)The 8-day North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour is customized by the Hanoi motorcycle tour operator Lotussia Travel foractive adventure riders. Begin the biking from Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, you ride through the less travelled north westVietnam – Mai Chau, Phu Yen, Son La, Tuan Giao, Dien Bien, Muong Lay, Lai Chau, Sapa, Thac Ba, Yen Bai. This is aguided motorcycle tour that includes experience motorcycle tour guide, bikes, helmets, accommodation, meals andboat trips. Our local guide know all the back roads where the traffic is less busy and you have the opportunity toexperience the real, local life. Contact us for more details. www.lotussiatravel.com
  2. 2. www.lotussiatravel.comItinerary:Day 1: Begin your North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour. Ride Hanoi - Mai Chau.Leaving Hanoi and breaking out of the delta plains we pass through endless limestone karst scenery as we travel souththrough “Perfume Pagoda” country and extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-linedroads. After a picnic lunch near Chi Ne, we visit the hot springs at Kim Boi, before striking northwest and over twopasses, finally dropping down to the mountain valley settlement of Mai Chau. Here we stay overnight with friends ofthe White Thai minority in a traditional stilt house. In the evening, after feasting, we can enjoy a cultural show of Thaidancing and a range of special local liquors. Overnight in Mai Chau.Day 2: Continue your North Vietnam Motorbike Tour. Ride Mai Chau – PhuYen.We backtrack on the main a few kilometres before embarking on a new road which drops down the side of a hugevalley, steadily falling all the way back down to the Black River Reservoir. The 50 kilometres route has plenty ofchallenging surface and is prone to landslides. Much of the area is inhabited by Kinh and both Black and White Thaiethnicities. Depending on time we can complete another side road which rises up the opposite side of the valley,offering impressive views over the area on a clear day. Just before the reservoir we breach a final steep ascent andpass by communes of Dao people, before the descent to the banks of the reservoir and a ferry crossing. Once acrosswe follow the banks of the reservoir past village all relocated before the flooding of the valley. On easy dirt road weapproach the delta settlement of Phu Yen, set in the middle of a vast valley floor of paddy fields. Overnight in Phu Yen.Day 3: Keep riding Phu Yen – Son La.On good road looking high over distant mountains we head up into a forested region populated by H’mong peoplebefore descending into a mountainous tea-growing region. Soon after we follow a long valley floor covered in a sea ofrice surrounded by Black Thai villages all the way to Son La with its bargain-filled market. Overnight in Sunrise Hotel.Day 4: Continue your Motorcycle Adventures. Ride Son La – Dien Bien Phu.Continuing the road no.6 to Tuan Giao after climbing the historic Phadin Pass where dominated by the H’mong people.Many stop for picture. Arrive in Dien Bien Phu in the late of afternoon.(this road is now being under construction and it hopes to be finished in the middle of year 2009). Overnight in DienBien Phu.Day 5: Continue your Bike Tours. Ride Dien Bien Phu – Muong Lay.Take a visit of the old French battle field, we will be heading out northwest from Dien Bien Phu the road passesisolated communities of H’mong and Thai people, whose small villages settle the bans of dark green rivers and on thesteep slopes of the mountains. After lunch by a forest stream the road begins to climb up one high pass. At the top forsunset before dropping sharply into the deep Lai Chau valley. Overnight in Muong Lay.Day 6: Continue your Motorcycle Trip. Ride Muong Lay – Sapa.If the days are right then we can visit one of three busy hill tribe markets as we head straight towards the mainFansipan Mountain range. The massive mountain range dominates the road until finally we must make a splendid
  3. 3. www.lotussiatravel.comclimb up from Binh Lu and up to the top of the highest road pass in Vietnam (Tram Ton Pass). Crossing into Lao CaiProvince at over 2000m the views looks out over the main range for miles and miles, before we descend to themountainous Sa Pa valley. Overnight in Sapa.Day 7: Continue your Motorbike Trip. Ride Sapa – Vu Linh.We start from Sapa and ride to Luc Yen. A boat is waiting for you to bring you and the bikes to Vu Linh, at our Daofriends village. You will cross all the lake (~3 hours) and we estimate that you will reach the village at about 17:00.Alternatively, we can ride from Luc Yen to Vu Linh. The welcome is exceptional and we hope you will not be too muchtired. Overnight in homestay.Day 8: Riding Vu Linh – Hanoi.After breakfast we cruise southeast on Highway 2 and then branch off to the sleepy town of Phu Tho. We follow theedge of the Red River along the dyke, almost to the point where it merges with the Black River after which they flowtogether to Hanoi. By now we are very much in the lowlands of the delta plains and the north’s main agriculturalareas. Harvest time here is a sea of activity. Crossing the Black River by bridge, we pass through Son Tay and thenreturn to Hanoi on the highway.About Lotussia Travel:Lotussia Travel is a Hanoi based tour operator offering a wide selection of multi-activity tours in all over Vietnam. Theabove multi-activity tour is only a sample we list on this site for your reference. That can be flexible, customizable andsubject to weather conditions and other circumstances. We have lots of other itineraries which will be available uponrequest. If you need further information or have any suggestions or comments, please feel free to either mail to travelat lotussia.com or visit our following sites.  Vietnam Motorcycle Tours  North Vietnam Motorcycle Tours  Vietnam Motorcycle Tour OperatorThank you for reading this page and we look forward to seeing you soon! www.lotussiatravel.com

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