Overview

Widely well-known for splendid scenery and nature, Northern Vietnam has such unlimited potential for motorbike tours as well as amazing Vietnam adventure. During the tours, you will have a lot of opportunities to interact with ethnic people and learn more about their life and customs. Time to travel through the most remote areas of the country and encounter numerous natural wonders on the way with our Vietnam holiday packages!

Highlights

  • Explore our North with Hanoi capital to understand more about our culture, history and of course, our cuisine
  • Ba Be Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam, which also features incredible biodiversity, stunning geological treasures and gorgeous primary forests
  • Have a whole view of Sa Pa with beautiful terraces and picturesque scenes with diversity of local cultures
  • Mu Cang Chai - a picturesque town inhabited by minority hill tribes and surrounded by soaring terraced rice fields
  • Mai Chau - known as home to beautiful landscapes, unique natural heritages, and hospitable citizens
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Trip Code: VNZA-816

Trip Duration: 8 Days

Starting: Hanoi, Vietnam

Finishing: Hanoi, Vietnam

Destination: Vietnam

Type of trip: Soft adventure

Theme: Nature, history, culture

Ages: Above 7

Group Size: Variable upon your inquiry

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Begin the motorcycle trip from Hanoi, We will quickly leave Hanoi to set foot on Cho Chu Town in Thai Nguyen province along a scenic way. We still continue the adventure to Ba Be Lake with an attractive view along the mountainous way after lunch.

Let your bikes rest at a Tay family where we enjoy dinner and diverse nightlife when arriving in Pac Ngoi village (of Tay people) by the peaceful side of Ba Be Lake.

Saying goodbye to the family, the trip has not completed without riding the backroads via some genuine villages and untouched jungle as well as some crystal clear streams. You will head to Bao Lac Town to lunch in a peaceful scenery and then continue through various passes and mountain ways to Meo Vac. This will also offer many opportunities to capture the beauty of Vietnamese mountain areas

Arriving at Meo Vac at around 5.00pm, check in hotel. Dinner in the town.

The Ha Giang province is located at the highest latitude in Vietnam, surrounded by Cao Bang, Tuyen Quang, Lao Cai and Yen Bai. It shares a long border with the north of China, 300km away from Hanoi. Most of the local people living in Ha Giang province are ethnic minorities including the Dao, H’mong, Tay, and Nung.

The motorcycle ride today allows you to sightsee some highlights of Ha Giang, including the ethnic groups with their unique culture, the mountainous ways like Ma Pi Leng Pass and the Rock Plateau, the Vuong Palace in Dong Van and the Heaven Gate of Quan Ba. Surely, every meter of the road, you always find a lot of fun.

Reaching Ha Giang in the late afternoon, we will stop at a Tay’s family or a standard hotel for overnight.

On this day, we will ride motorbikes straight toward the North-Western mountain where the main Fansipan Mountain range dominates until we reach the peaceful Sapa town. Along the way, you surely will be overwhelmed by the breathtaking landscapes filled up with beautiful terraced rice fields, the masterpieces of minorities as well as the authentic images of locals.

Arrive in Sapa at around 5.00pm, overnight at hotel in Sapa.

Enjoy your leisure time at the hotel until 1.00 pm. Then keep visiting the top of the highest pass of Tram Ton by driving motorbikes from Sapa. We will not miss Lai Chau province,  at a height of 2000m above sea level after seeing amazing view of the Hoang Lien mountain ranges for miles and miles in Sapa.

Following the schedule, you will be Mu Cang Chai at around 5.00pm. Dinner and overnight in hotel or homestay.

Today, we will experience the feeling of riding up and down into a jungle and mountain area, home of H’mong people. As soon as arriving in a tea-growing region, we will get in the route taking us to Phu Yen among many different villages of ethnic people.

Do not leave Tu Le, famed land of terraced fields, without a nice lunch. Stay in Phu Yen town at 5.00pm. Overnight at hotel.

On this day, we will explore the beauty of vast fields – Mai Chau Valley. When we leave Phu Yen Town, we will Da River will be the next destination, crossing the river by ferry and then take a great journey to one of must-see attraction – Mai Chau Plateau.

The trip will not complete if we do not make a ride to the peaceful mountain road of Hua Tat which was constructed by French people during the wartime. Our visit will last until 4:30 pm. Overnight in Poom Coong village of Thai people.

Get ready in the morning, visit the nearby valley to feel the calm morning before we bid farewell to this wonderful land and head back to Hanoi.

After passing Thung Khe and Doc Cun, lunch in the middle of magnificent mountain range. Continue on the highway to ride to Hanoi. End of service.

Useful Information

Inclusions

  • 8 day tour in the North of Vietnam.
  • 7 nights' accommodation.
  • Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese cuisine with 22 meals included.
  • All airport transfers
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • VIETNAM VISA LETTER
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets – We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from South Africa to Vietnam are approximately $700-$1100 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! Let’s contact us for more details.
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee: 25USD per person
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

Meals

  • Breakfast: 7
  • Brunch: 0
  • Lunch: 8
  • Dinner: 7

Transport

  • Private car
  • Motorbike
  • Ferry

Included Activities

  • Adventuring to Ba Be Lake
  • Exploring villages, jungle and streams
  • Sightseeing some highlights of Ha Giang
  • Visiting Sapa, Mu Cang Chai, Phu Yen & Mai Chau Valley

Special Note:

Our prices are valid for daily departures (except some special case as explained below) for groups from 1 to 6 pax. If your party has more than 6 adults, please send us an email, we will advise our best price for your group.

For children, please note:

+ Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (maximum 2 adults with 1 child under 2 years old)

+ Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% price of adults

+ Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% price of adults

+ Children from 12 years old: as adult

Our prices are not valid for some special occasions and peak season as below:

° Christmas and New Year (normally, there will be surcharged for Gala Dinner on 24.Dec and 31.Dec Eves – applied for 4 and 5-star hotels)

° Easter Holidays: some 5-star hotels in Hoian will be surcharged for Easter Holidays

° Vietnam Lunar New Year – from 25.Feb.2020 – 03.Mar.2020 – if you travel during this period, there will be surcharged for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking

Cancellation by Customer

Should you need to cancel your holiday once it has been confirmed, the party leader must immediately advise us in writing sent to us via fax or email. The following cancellation charges will be applied:

  • More than 21 days prior to departure: The total of deposit paid to us (30% of the Tour value).
  • 7- 21 days  prior to departure: 50% on total value of the trip charged, due to hotel charges for no-shows and organizing fees.
  • Within 1-6 days  prior to departure: 100% on total charged.
  • No-Show: 100% on total charged.

Note: Insurance premiums and amendment charges are not refundable in the event of cancellation.  

Cancellation of domestic or international flights:

If the cancellation occurs after a deposit was paid to the Airlines, a cancellation fees, of 25 – 40 % of the airfare for the domestic flight and USD30 – 50/pax for the international flight, is required (according to the policy of the Airlines).

Unused services:

No refunds or exchanges can be made with respect to accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, transport or any other services, included in the tour price, but not utilized by the tour members. 

Children Policy

For children, please note:

  • Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (maximum 2 adults with 1 child under 2 years old)
  • Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% price of adults
  • Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% price of adults
  • Children from 12 years old: as adult

Reviews

Reviews from actual Seni travelers. We publish all reviews.

Excellent
5 out of 5

Based on 66 reviews. See some of the reviews here.

Judy da Silva

Guest Country: Umdloti, South Africa

Travel Dates: September 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam and Cambodia

Thank-you so much to Mark at Vietnam Tours for superb service, great advice and for all his amazing help in planning and organising our entire incredible Cambodia & Vietnam holiday.

We absolutely loved every part of it! Mark made this trip completely seamless and stress free. I gave Mark a list of the things we like and want to see and do and he tailor made a custom tour especially for us.

Our every dietary need was catered for and the food was absolutely delicious. Incredible sights and sounds from vibrant cities to rural countryside.

The wonderful tour guides and drivers were excellent.The hotels were excellent, every part of the holiday was perfect and amazing.

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Mukesh Harisunker

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: November 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

This was the best trip ever organized by this tour group.Although our visas and Immigration took over 3 hours and our flight number being changed and a delay from our flight,we were met with smiling faces about 4 hours later which was wonderful and thereafter they were always on time always, all this preparations was done via WhatsApp.Although their payment was 30% deposit and balance 70% before daparture, I paid everything not knowing them and did not have any problems whatsoever. VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDABLE. THANK YOU, MUKESH HARISUNKER,SOUTH AFRICA

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Rondlopertjend

Guest Country: Montagu, South Africa

Travel Dates: October 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

Vietnam completely blew us away - one of our best experiences ever! From the bustling of the Old Quarters in Hanoi in the north, thru beautiful Hoian with its thousand colorful lanterns in Center, down to Ho Chi Minh with the tunnels and Mekong river, this has just been one of the most scenic, most exquisite tours. The natural beauty of Halong Bay took our breaths away and it's one of the places we will definitely return to in future. Thank you so much to Trung Hoang who made this tour extra special - your assistance and guidance will hard to top! You were the best!!!

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Rosh & Betti

Guest Country: Durban, South Africa

Travel Dates: October 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

Vietnam tours have been awesome, especially Ashley Trang, the agent assigned to us. After finding this tour company on Facebook and making contact with them, Ashley immediately responded to my query. She worked tirelessly and efficiently to make sure that she catered to our every need and requirement. With her advice and expertise we here able to put together an itinerary, that has allowed us to have the best experience of this beautiful country, people,food and sights.

Our trip went without hitches from being transferred to airports and awesome hotels, organised private tours with knowledgeable English speaking tour guides and plenty free time with the best advice to explore at our leasure.

Ashley paid us a personal visit at our hotel in Hanoi, a gesture beyond her scope of duty. We have left Vietnam with very pleasant memories and will definitely recommend Vietnam Tours to family and friends.

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Q&A’s

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A Response from Seni World 30/08/2019

Not only is the first tour operator in Vietnam focusing only on travelers from South Africa but Vietnamtour.co.za also has been receiving a lot of positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Moreover, we also have a representative in South Africa  - Mrs. Katrine Putick. You can contact her to book and confirm your tour to Vietnam right in South Africa. 

Ms. KATRINE PUTTICK

  • Address: Bay Farm, Main Rd, Hout Bay Cape Province, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Phone: (+27 (83) 261 1693)
  • Email: kputtick@iafrica.com
A Response from Seni World 26/04/2019

Tipping is not customary in Vietnam but it's highly appreciated. Most the high-end services include a service fee but if you receive a service that exceeded your expectation, then a tip is highly recommended. Normally, you should tip at least 1-3 USD/pax/day for your guide and driver.

A Response from Seni World 18/07/2019

Vietnam's weather is tropical climate with high humidity creating a favorable condition for many insects especially mosquitoes. Whenever you head outside especially in mountainous areas, be sure to apply repellent to all areas of exposed skin. 

A Response from Seni World 15/04/2019

Depending on individual hotels, most of the hotels in Vietnam are equipped with all necessary amenities such as hair dryers, private bathroom, safety box, shampoo, body lotion and more. If you're not sure about the quality of these kinds of stuff, you can bring your own or buy outside.

A Response from Seni World 07/12/2018

You can easily find an ATM at any major cities across the country. Though, it's hard to find one in local areas, so make sure you prepare enough money for a journey out of the city.  Do not keep too much money along you to avoid the risk of theft. 

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