After hosting a lot of motorcycling tours on Ho Chi Minh trail, ACTIVETRAVEL ASIA ( ATA) introduces beautiful road for adventure motorcyclists who love to discover Vietnamâ€™s rugged and scenic northwest and its people first hand. By taking to the roads and riding from the capital Hanoi to the remote area of the northwest travelers can see life as it truly is for the Vietnamese.
Online PR News – 10-June-2011 – – The perfect itinerary and the support crew ensure you get the most out of the trip in terms of comfort, enjoyment and adventure. Along the way we encounter dramatic landscapes and sweeping panoramas as the rural population goes about its business. Highlights include the terraced valleys of Sapa, challenging roads, stunning scenery and many different colorful minority groups
Travelers leave Hanoi head the motorcycles west to Mai Chau, an area of beautiful landscape and home to the Thai ethnic minority on road No 6 passing expansive rice paddies and scenic villages. Then travelers continue to Mai Chau and straight to Pom Coong, a peaceful village of White Thai ethnic minority. Travelers spend our night in a traditional stilt-house of a Thai family.
The second day, travelers embark on a beautiful ride up north to Son La. Travelers may take frequent stops to visit minority villages of Hâ€™mong, Black Thai,â€¦ or to take photos. The highlight of ride could be the tea plantations in Moc Chau Plateau, where travelers find the best green tea in Vietnam grown along the roads on hillsides.
The third day, travelers ride down into valley of Dien Bien Phu. It is true to say â€śthe further travelers go up north the faster you heart rateâ€ť. This day, the ride is greater with more winding road, longer passes, more colorful minority groups and more stunning scenery. The highlight of this day ride could be the impressive pass of Pha Din.
Pha Pin means Heaven-Earth, and according to local legend, it was the frontier between Heaven and Earth. Pha Din is some 1,000m above sea-level. Climbing and descending the slopes with their many bends and deep gorges is a really an unforgettable experience. Travelers reach Dien Bien Phu in the afternoon and ride around to explore the town.
The forth day, travelers will start our 225 km ride along stunning gorges and Nam Na River. On the way we will have interesting stops to visit Hâ€™mong and Dzao villages. Lunch in Lai Chau. We would reach Tam Duong around 4.30 pm. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Tam Duong Town.
The fifth day, The ride is the highlight of the whole trip with climbing the highest pass in Vietnam named the Tram Ton Pass. Travelers will reach Sapa in the noon time. Sapa is the former hill station for the French colonists hundred years ago. Now, Sapa is the paradise for trekking lovers thank to its beautiful trekking routes, stunning terraces, colorful minority groups and the highest mountain in Indochina, the Mt. Fansipang.
Note: The weekend market (Sunday market) in Tam Duong is very interesting with lots of colorful ethnic minorities. If this day is Sunday the market will be included in the program and travelers would reach Sapa around 3pm.
The sixth day, travelers will take a jeep ride downhill to Muong Hoa valley. Travelers enjoy the most beautiful trek route in Vietnam. Travelers will trek on dirt path through pine forest, terraces and Hâ€™mong villages. En route we stop to visit minority villages, schools and have picnic lunch by river. In the afternoon travelers walk to the pick-up point to take a jeep transfer back to Sapa. Travelers takes private transfer to Lao Cai for the night train back to Hanoi.
Note on client safety
ACTIVETRAVEL ASIA reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.
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