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THE NORTH TRAIL VIETNAM - HA GIANG MOTORBIKE LOOP - LAN HA BAY - CAT BA - TAM COC (5D4N)

The North Trail Vietnam is specially designed for (backpack) travelers who want to travel on a shoestring but who are looking for of the beaten track experiences and enjoy the company of fellow travelers. We offer you an unbeatable Ha Giang Loop, Motorbike Exp... View more
Destinations: Ha Giang, Dong Van, Ma Pi Leng Pass, Meo Vac, Lan Ha Bay, Halong Bay, Cat Ba National Park
Duration: 5 days and 4 nights
$359.00
$329.00

Day 1 : Hanoi (or Sapa) - Ha Giang (D) (Dinner)

Picture of Hanoi (or Sapa) - Ha Giang (D)

Itinerary Details Day 1: Sapa or Hanoi – Ha Giang

If you start the tour from Sapa;

Pick up around 7:30am and transfer to the bus station. The local bus leaves at around 8am and will arrive in Ha Giang around 2pm. On arrival pick-up and transfer to the guesthouse where the further day and evening will be at your own interpretation. 

If you start the tour from Hanoi;

Pick up in between 6:30 and 7am and transfer to the limousine departure place, 10 minutes outside Hanoi Old Quarter. The limousine van leaves at around 7am and will arrive in Ha Giang around 2pm. On arrival pick-up and transfer to the guesthouse where the further day and evening will be at your own interpretation.

 

Transportation: Local A/C bus (Sapa) or 9-seat limousine van (Hanoi)

Meals: Dinner at the guesthouse

Guide: English guidance on arrival

Accommodation: Guesthouse (upgrades available)

Day 2 : Ha Giang – Dong Van (B-L-D) (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Picture of Ha Giang – Dong Van (B-L-D)

Itinerary Details Day 2: Ha Giang – Dong Van

After breakfast at around 8-8.30am we'll start your adventure through this stunning part of Vietnam towards Dong Van.

We will of course take you to the best scenic places on the way and we'll stop at several places to show you the best the area has to offer.  Among those, Heaven’s Gate, the Twin Mountains in Quan Ba, Hmong King’s Palace and Lung Tam Weaving Village. Lunch will be served on the way before arriving at our guesthouse where dinner will be served later in the evening. We overnight at the guesthouse. 

 

Transportation: Motorbike (upgrades available)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Guide: English-speaking local tour guide

Accommodation: Guesthouse (upgrades available)

Day 3 : Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Ha Giang – Cat Ba (B-L-D) (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Picture of Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Ha Giang – Cat Ba (B-L-D)

Itinerary Details Day 3: Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Ha Giang – Cat Ba

After breakfast we’ll make our way to the most thrilling ride of your life! The Mã Pí Lèng Pass is a mountain pass in Vietnam at an altitude of 1.500m. The road was first built by minority Zao, Hmong, Tay and “Lolo people. It is a stunning road but also known as dangerous and almost 20 kilometers in length. 

We continue our thrilling ride and take you via Meo Vac back to Ha Giang for a refreshing shower and dinner before they will pick you up for the overnight journey by sleeper bus to Cat Ba.

 

Transportation: Motorbike (upgrades available)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Guide: English-speaking local tour guide

Accommodation: Sleeper bus

Day 4 : Cat Ba – Lan Hay Bay – Halong Bay (L-D) (Lunch and dinner)

Picture of Cat Ba – Lan Hay Bay – Halong Bay (L-D)

Itinerary Details Day 4: Cat Ba – Lan Hay Bay – Halong Bay

You’ll arrive around 7:30am in Cat Ba town where you’ll have some free time to enjoy the views and have breakfast. Your cruise tour guide will pick you up at the meeting point at 12pm to start your 2-day cruise;

12:30 Embark at Cai Beo harbor, Cat Ba Island. Transferred by small tender to the Cruise. Greeted by crew members followed by welcome drinks, get cruise briefing and check in cabin.

13:00 Enjoy lunch on board while we cruise to the center of Lan Ha Bay and Ha Long Bay.

15:00 Explore Dark & Bright Cave by kayak or bamboo boat and go for swimming or snorkeling in nearby area. We return to the cruise later to enjoy sun set party and cooking class.

18:00 Dinner will be served.

19:15 Enjoy free time on your own with karaoke singing or try your luck with squid fishing… 

 

Transportation: Cruise

Meals: Lunch and dinner

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: Private cabin (based on 2 people sharing cabin)

Day 5 : Lan Ha Bay – Cycling on Cat Ba – Hanoi or Tam Coc (B-L) (Breakfast and lunch)

Picture of Lan Ha Bay – Cycling on Cat Ba – Hanoi or Tam Coc (B-L)

Itinerary Details Day 5: Lan Ha Bay – Cycling on Cat Ba – Hanoi or Tam Coc

07:00 Enjoy a new day with complimentary tea and coffee. A light breakfast is served on board.

07:45 We’ll start cycling through the forest to Viet Hai Village (5km) where we take a short trek through the forest before returning to the harbor by bicycle.

10:00 Check out your cabin. Enjoy the view while Cruise heads back to Cat Ba town.

10:30 Brunch will be served on board.

12:00 Disembark at Ben Beo Harbor where we say good bye to Lan Ha Bay, we make our way back to Hanoi.

16:00 Back in Hanoi we will drop you at off at your accommodation in the Old Quarter.

For those travelling onwards to Tam Coc;

Your tour guide will drop you off at the pick-up point for the comfortable bus to tam Coc where they driop you off at your accommodation. Here the trip ends. 

 

Transportation: Cruise, transfer by bus and ferry, comfortable bus

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: N/A

The price is based from 2 people up!

Luggage during The North Trail Vietnam

Just bring it if you like, we'll take care of it!

What’s included in the tour?

  • Transportation as indicated in the itinerary
  • All tours as mentioned in the overview
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as indicated in the day programs
  • All entrance fees (as indicated in the day programs or specific itineraries
  • Taxes and Service Charges
  • English speaking (local) tour guides.

What’s excluded?

  • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All not indicated in our itinerary

Recommended kit list for homestays and motorbike trip

Long-sleeved shirt/ T-shirt – Fleece for the cooler evenings - Trousers (such as lightweight cargo trousers, avoid jeans) - Shorts optional – Lightweight water & wind proof (jacket & trousers, especially during winter) - Walking shoes (sturdy, with good grip) - Gumboots (for the wet and wintery periods) - Sun hat and sun protection - Toothbrush & toothpaste,ear plugs & eye mask optional, flashlight. 

Dietary or special food request

In order to take care of your special food requests we would like you to inform us by email in advance.

What do I need to bring?

  • Travel voucher from us
  • Your passport with valid Vietnamese visa
  • Cash for personal expense (Vietnamese Dong or USD)

Options:

We have plenty of options to upgrade your means of travelling and accommodation. Please inform us about your preferences and we will make it happen.

Get Up And Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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