Offroad Indochina

Halong Bay

Looking for a great motorcycle tour along the coast, Halong bay motorbike ride from Hanoi or northeast Vietnam motorcycle tour plus Halong Bay? Motorbike tour in northeast of Vietnam is still great choice.

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Located in northeast Vietnam, Halong Bay is one part of the Tonkin Gulf. It was called ‘the wonder standing in the heaven’ by a world cultural Celebrities-Nguyen Trai. In 1994, Halong Bay was recognized as the World natural heritage about the values of geomorphology by UNESCO.

Halong bay is known as the capital of Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. The city mainly lies on Bai Tu Long which is part of the Halong Bay. It is located about 160 kilometers northeast of Hanoi. According to the census in 2001, its total population is 185.288. Halong city is divided into 2 parts: East Halong and West Halong. The eastern part (Hon Gai), where the most official buildings and industry are concentrated, is connected by bridge with the western part (Bai Chay) which is considered to be more of a tourism attraction.

Halong Bay is one part of the Tonkin Gulf,including the sea area of Ha Long City, Cam Pha Town and part of Van Don island. The Bay has a total area of 1553 km2, including 1969 islands, of which 989 islands have name and 980 islands have no name. Islands of Halong Bay are divided into 2 types: limestone islands and schist islands which concentrated in two main areas of southeast (belonging to Bai Tu Long) and the southwest (belonging to Halong Bay). Because Halong bay is situated in the north, the weather has 4 seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Tourists can travel to Halong Bay whenever you want. It is the best choice if you choose to travel from April to October and from December to February. In the winter, tourists will have opportunities to enjoy a bit cold and foggy weather.

This place has many islands with the spectacular views and famous caves-this is central natural heritage of Halong Bay. The heritage area recognized by the world has total area of 434 km2 and 775 islands. It likes 3 vertices of a triangle: Dau Go Islet (in the west), Ba Dam Lake (in the south) and Cong Tay (in the east).

The magnificence of nature creates the beauty of Halong Bay. Halong was called “the wonder standing in the heaven” by a world cultural Celebrities – Nguyen Trai. Moreover,  Halong bay also associated with the development of national history and famous spots such as Van Don, Bai Tho Mountain and Bach Dang River.

In addition, the archaeologists research into the sites at Dong Mang, Xich Tho, Soi Nhu, Thoi Gieng, which proves that Halong is one of the cradles of humankind.  Besides, Halong focuses the biological diversity such as mangrove ecosystems, coral reef ecosystems, and tropical rainforest ecosystems. Furthermore, it has thousands of animal species, especially many rare animals that only found in this place. Discovering Halong Bay, tourists will feel like lost in fairyland; the island looks like the dragon which flies above the water (Dragon Island); the island seems to be an old man who sits to fishing (Ong La Vong islet). Moreover, there have Canh Buom Islet, Trong Mai Islet, Dinh Huong Islet…

In the heart of stone islands, there have the beautiful caves such as Thien Cung Cave, Dau Go Cave, Sung Sot Cave, and Tam Cung Cave that are really the castles of the heaven. With the special values, on December 17th 1994, in the 18th session of World Heritage Committee of UNESCO held in Thailand, Halong Bay was officially recognized as the World natural heritage. In November 2000, Halong Bay was recognized by UNESCO as the World natural heritage about the values of geomorphology. On April 27th, at the My Dinh national stadium (in Hanoi), Mr. Bernard Weber who founds New7Wonders, officially stated that Halong Bay became one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You can learn more Halong bay with travel guide, attractions, cruises, hotels…

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Dien Bien Phu

You are looking for a best Vietnam motorcycle tours? Dien Bien Phu is amazing place for motorcycle touring in northern Vietnam. Dien Bien Phu offering bikers the stunning mountain views and many historical sites and also colorful hill tribes.

Dien Bien Phu is a province in the northwest of Vietnam. Where have very beauty imposing natural landscape mixing with very diversified hill tribe’s cultures. This nice and quiet city is located in the Muong Thanh valley with a length of about 20 km and 6 km in width. Here also being known as ‘Dien Bien basin’. Dien Bien Phu is considered as one of the cities lying on the border, only about 35 km from city center to the border of Laos.

It takes us 3 to 5 days for motorcycle touring to Dien Bien Phu from Hanoi. The ride offering both on / off road motorbike touring.

Located in the northwestern part of Vietnam, Dien Bien Province is a famous historical name, which is associated with the greatest victory of Vietnam Army, the Dien Bien Phu Victory. The name Dien Bien came from the time of Thieu Tri – a lord under Nguyen Dynasties with powerful meanings (Dien means “Fortified” and Bien means “Boundary”).

As for tourism, nowadays Dien Bien is also an attractive place due to its history, people, weather and scenes.

About people, Dien Bien Province is the home to more than 500,000 people including Kinh, Thai, Muong and other ethnic minorities in an area of 955.409 ha.

In terms of  weather, Dien Bien Province is in the high-mountain tropical monsoon with favorable average temperature (21-23oC) and rainfall (1.700-2.500 mm). The highest rainfall drops on June, July and August. The driest months are December, January and February.

Dien Bien Province is well-known for its heroic history with many relics and monuments. There are some prominent names, such as the Headquarter of Dien Bien Phu Campaign, Dien Bien Phu Museum, Dien Bien Phu Victories Monument, A1 Hills, Pha Din Pass…

About the accommodation, Dien Bien Province is a place of hotels. Some recommended names are Muong Thanh Hotel (3-star), Him Lam Hotel (with ecological area)… Those hotels boasts great facilities and services as well as its position are very comfortable for exploring others areas in Dien Bien province.

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Photos of motorcycle in Dien Bien Phu:

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Bac Kan

Northern part is always great choice for motorcycle touring in Vietnam. Bac Kan province is one of the best place for northern Vietnam motorbike tours.

Located at the hilly and mountainous area in the north of Vietnam, surrounded with rivers, Bac Kan province is one of the special provinces in the Northeastern part of Vietnam. According to the most recent census, it is one of the least populated provinces in the northern midlands and mountain areas of Vietnam. The motorcycle ride to Bac Kan offers the main ethnic groups in the province in decreasing number, are ethnic Kinh, Tay, Nung and Dao. This is very highlight motorcycle tours Vietnam.

Bac Kan is a mountainous terrain with rich natural resources of minerals and forests, especially primitive forests with diversity of flora and fauna. The slowly development of the province seems to be helpful to maintain and preserve the particular of the minority culture and the beauty of nature.  It has numerous mountains, rivers and lakes which are very scenic. Ba Be National Park, Dau Dang Waterfall, Ba Be Lake, Puong Cave and lake lie within its borders. The ride to Ba Be lake is the best off road motorcycle touring in northern Vietnam. ( After motorcycle touring we will stay in a peaceful village of Vu Linh – a nice DZao village ).

Ba Be National Park is a highlight of Bac Kan and it attracts a lot of tourists every year. The Park was established in 1992 with its total area of 100.48 km2. Center of the park is the Ba Be lake which relates to a famous legend of Vietnamese people. The name of Ba Be means “three lakes” which are Pe Leng, Pe Lu, and Pe Lam. This largest natural fresh water lake stretches about 8 kilometers in the north-south direction. Unlike many lakes in Karst limestone areas, Ba Be Lake never falls in drought with its maximum depth of 35 meters.

The vegetation in Ba Be National Park mainly consists of limestone and evergreen forest. The park is also home of many kinds of wild animals like birds, fish, reptiles, amphibian species, the King Cobra… and worthy for its diversity in butterflies. All of these make Ba Be National park become the center of ecotourism in the north of Vietnam.

Bac Kan is also famous for some war relics as Na Tu, ATK… The ATK  is located in Bang Lung Town let, Cho Don District. The ATK is the abbreviation for “An Toan Khu”, meaning “safe zone”. It consists of a complex of underground tunnels and rooms emboldened by a missile defense system in Cho Don. This unique and invincible complex was one of the most important venues of the Vietnam Army from 1946 to 1954, where President Ho Chi Minh and many other leaders gathered, discussed and made vital decision involving the destiny of the nation.

In a nutshell, Bac Kan has a collection of beautiful nature and historical places. Coming there, tourists have a chance to discover another interesting slice of the country and Vietnamese people.

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Cao Bang

Looking for a fantastic place for motorbike tours in northern Vietnam? Look no further than Cao Bang – northern part Vietnam.

Cao Bang is located in the Far North – East of Vietnam, It is a mountainous province , 281km far away from Hanoi and stays close to the border with China. The topography of Cao Bang is complicated so inter-transportation is limited, people mainly use motorcycles to move and also save the energy. The motorcycle ride to Cao Bang is one of the most favorite motorbike tours in Vietnam.

The cool weather combining with beautiful sightseeing of nature and forests bring an advantage to develop ecotourism in Cao Bang . The famous sites include: Thang Hen Mountain, Lake in Tra Linh, Ban Gioc Waterfall and Nguom Ngao Cave in Trung Khanh.  Ban Gioc Waterfall, which locates near the border between Vietnam and China, probably is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam with the height of  thirty meters. It is separated into three falls by rocks and trees. The waterfalls make the voice so thundering that it can be heard kilometers far away.
The most popular northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Cao Bang is the ride to Ban Gioc and Nguom Ngao Cave. The motorcycle ride in Cao Bang is chance for off road motorbike tours northern Vietnam.
The Vietnam motorbike ride will take us to several sites of war heritage about Vietnamese revolution under the French colonial time includes Pac Bo, Coc Bo Cave, Lenin Stream, and Khuoi Nam Stream where Uncle Ho had lived and worked before the August 1945 Revolution. They are great destinations for motorcycle touring in northern Vietnam.

Besides an incredible mountain views in northern Vietnam, As other moutainous areas in Vietnam, Cao Bang is home to many ethnic groups as Tay, Nung, H’Mong, San Chay, Dao,… and more than 11 groups whose populaion is over 50 people. This brings a diversity in culture , a lot of traditional festivals which contain specific characteristics of ethnic groups : Long Tong Festival, Inviting the-Moon-Mother Festival (Moi Me Trang). Vietnam motorcycle touring to Cao Bang is our best sell motorcycle tour northern Vietnam.

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