Sapa Motorbike Tour to Lai Chau, Dien Bien Phu
On this motorbike tour from Sapa, we’ll visit some of the most scenic areas in Northern Vietnam, ride our motorbikes through stunning mountainous landscapes and learn about local life and culture at the hilltribe’s villages along the road sides. Riding our motorbikes over the highest pass in Vietnam to “Heavens Gate.” Enjoy a magnificent view of the Sapa valley and ride down to Tam Duong to stay overnight. Ride through the market town of Phong Tho and enjoy the view of acres of lush riverside banana plantations on your way to the town of Paso.
Go through the picturesque Na river valley past colorful villages with lots of ethnic minorities until you reach Lai Chau in the early afternoon. Take a stroll through the town, go trekking in the mountains or take an afternoon swim. Then ride downhill to Muong Lay village past more villages until reaching Dien Bien Phu for the end of this colorful journey.
Destination: Sapa Heavens Gate Binh Lu Tam Duong Paso Sin Ho Lai Chau Lai Chau Dien Bien Phu
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Total approx: km.
Price: Contact Us
Departure: Anytime upon your request
- * BRIEF ITINERARY:Day 1: Sapa Motorbike Tour to Heavens Gate then Binh Lu Motorcycle Tour to Tam Duong (Meals: L, D)Day 2: Tam Duong Motorbike Tour to Phong Tho and Paso (Meals: B, L, D)Day 3: Paso Motorbike Tour to Sin Ho – Lai Chau (Meals: B, L, D)Day 4: Lai Chau Motorbike Tours to Dien Bien Phu (Meals: B, L, D)
Day 1: Sapa Motorbike Tours to Heavens Gate – Binh Lu Motorcycle Tours to Tam Duong in Lai Chau (Meals: L, D)In this morning, after having breakfast at hotel in Sapa, we’ll start riding our motorbikes fromSapa up to Vietnam’s highest Tram Ton pass to “Heaven’s Gate” at the height of more than 1600m above the sea level. Heaven’s gate offers a panoramic view of the Muong Hoa valley and Mont Fanxipan. Take a short break to enjoy the picturesque view of the Sapa valley before riding downhill all the way to Tam Duong where you will stay overnight.
Day 2: Tam Duong Motorbike Tours to Phong Tho and Paso in Lai Chau (Meals: B, L, D)Having a breakfast at hotel then checking up your motorbikes to do some dirt-bike tours today. If day 2 falls on Thursday or Sunday, we’ll ride to visit the colorful Tam Duong market and see the ethnic costumes of White Hmong, Flower Hmong, Nhang, and Pu Na. Later on, we’ll keep jumping on our motorbikes to ride to pass between Tam Duong and Phong Tho and then on the bikes downhill towards the market town of Phong Tho andacres of lush riverside banana plantations until reaching the town of Paso.
Overnight at Paso
Day 3: Paso Motorbike Tours to Sin Ho – Lai Chau (Meals: B, L, D)After having breakfast at guesthouse, we’ll keep riding our motorbikes on
pumpy zigzag roads through the picturesque Na river valley past small villages of red and white Hmong, Kho Mu and White Thai ethnic minorities. Take a short ride through the small town to experience the peaceful daily life here then if possible, you can soak up yourself in the river, or just relax with a cup of coffee of beer to enjoy a sunset over the top of mountains
Overnight at hotel in Lai Chau.
Day 4: Lai Chau Motorbike Tours to Dien Bien Phu (Meals: B, L, -)In this morning, we’ll go on rididng our motorbikes from Lai Chau downhill to Muong Lay village. Then ride the sealed road from Muong Lay to Dien Bien Phu passing along more ethnic villages. Reaching Dien Bien Phu in the afternoon. The tour ends here. Stay the night to go on to Laos or fly to Hanoi on the next day.
Note: We provide support truck (120$ per day) for emergency and for your safe riding in Vietnam – Most of other tour operators do not offer that. Contact us if you think it’s necessary.
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– We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels that reflect the character of the local area as well as being as centrally located as possible, all the while striving to keep the cost affordable.
– Your trip will stay in a range of hotels / guesthouses with standardized quality.
– Please be aware that some hotel rooms, especially those in major urban centres or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.
– Rooms are en-suite and either twin- or triple-share, depending on what you have booked. If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex otherwise you can pay a supplement to possess a single room
– If you are traveling as a couple and would prefer to have a double bed, please officially request a double room with us. We never presume that two people traveling together are a couple, even if you share the same surname, unless informed otherwise.
– Your included meals are detailed in the ‘More Inclusions’ section of this document.
– Breakfasts are included every day in the hotel (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in Asia, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well.
Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodation places, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.
– If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent when you book, or make note by email before you set out. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Asia. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.
* Ten Tips to Survive Vietnam’s Traffic:
+ DON’T spend hours waiting to cross the street on foot: that constant tide of traffic won’t stop until late at night, so
+ DO as the Vietnamese do: take the plunge and inch slowly across. Observe the Miracle of the Red Sea, as the traffic parts like magic, flowing smoothly in front of you or behind, meeting up again on the other side.
+ DON’T make any sudden or unpredictable movements: freeze if you have to, but never lunge forward or backward towards the safety of the sidewalk. In fact, you can do just about anything, but do it with conviction!
+ DON’T forget, if you’re riding or driving, to look where you’re going – all the time: if you hit anything in front of you, then it’s your fault.
+ DO give way to any vehicle bigger and noisier than yours. Trucks and buses are particularly dangerous: often old, sometimes unsafe and usually all over the road.
+ DO watch out for unfamiliar obstacles: water buffaloes, rocks of various sizes, broken-down trucks…, people sitting in the road, missing bridges, girls in ao dai cycling five abreast, slow-moving mountains of farm produce, dog fights, impromptu football matches, piles of building materials – and almost no light on anything at night..
+ DON’T hesitate to take evasive action – even if this sometimes means leaving the tarmac or coming to a dead stop.
+ DO try to avoid getting involved in one of the all-too-frequent minor accidents that plague Vietnam’s roads (and the major ones as well, of course), but if you are unlucky,
+ DON’T lose your cool, in spite of the interference of the large and vocal crowd that may gather: try to settle things amicably and swiftly. Sometimes, paying a reasonable amount of money will save you a lot of hassle.
+ DO remember that the only rule is: you’re not allowed to bump into anybody… irrespective of what they did or should have done, or of what the road signs or traffic lights were telling them to do. Some people still seem to think that anything red means forward, comrade
* Tipping for guides & mechanic:
Our crews never expect tips themselves and will not ask for any; that’s not what friends do! However, so if you are really satisfied with all of what they did for you, please don’t mind tipping them a bit with a normal norm of US$ 7 – US$ 10/person for a guide per day and US$ 3 – US$ 5/person for a mechanic per day. (just don’t forget Mum’s souvenir).
+ Motorbike(s) (Honda or Yamaha)
+ Driving gears
+ Gasoline on tour
+ English or French speaking guide
+ Mechanic (only for group from 6 passengers)
+ Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary (based on twin or/and triple shared)
+ Homestay permission
+ Meals as indicated in the itinerary
+ Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees
+ Boat ride
+ Fruits & coffee on roads everyday
+ Government's taxes
+ Travel insurance
+ Personal expenses
Tour Cost in USD per person applied to groups of (Valid till 30 Sep 2015)
2 Pax 3 – 6 Paxs 7 – 10 Paxs Single Supplement
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=> Supplement for the manual bikes of 125cc (Honda Fortune or Yamaha YBR) is US$ 10/bike/day
=> Supplement for the manual bikes of 150cc (Honda XR or Kawasaki) is US$ 18/bike/day
=> Supplement for the manual bikes of 250cc (Honda XR or Honda Baja)is US$ 28/bike/day
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