Northeast border ride to Ban Gioc waterfall and Ba Be Lake National Park

Take time to explore Vietnam northeast border motorbike tour take back-roads and tracks along the border with China, stopping for a picnic lunch before heading to Pac Bo and Ho Chi Minh’s cave. Travel on small roads that takes us to the Nang river. There we put the bikes on boats and journey up the river through caves to the Ba Be Lake National Park, this spectacular clear lake surrounded by jungle covered mountains is great for a swim and is cool in the summer.

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Tour Cost:

1 Rider 2-3 Riders 4-5 Riders 6+ Riders
220$ USD per day 180$ USD per day 175$ USD per day 170$ USD per day
1100$ USD Total 900$ USD Total 875$ USD Total 850$ USD Total

All inclusive: North East Border Tour Prices are in $USD, All inclusive and based on Per Person on tour. Twin share rooms where possible, Home-stay nights. Support vehicle available on request at additional cost per group, includes fuel and driver. For groups of 8+ people or more the supports vehicle is free. Optional extras:

  • Single Room upgrade +30$ USD per night where available
  • Support Vehicle: 110$ USD per day includes driver, petrol & expenses
  • 3Rd party liability coverage 30$ USD Per day
  • Comprehensive damage insurance 25$ USD per day
  • Airport Pickup 15$ USD per group per way

Why we are different

All of our guided motorbike tours include an English speaking guide out front and a mechanic acting as a sweeper in the back. On the road if you want to stop to take photos, enjoy the scenery or meet people along the way, no problem. You don’t have to worry about keeping up with the group or missing a turn, you can travel at your own pace. We travel this way to keep the group safe and be there in-case of anything goes wrong. We don’t cut corners on our bikes, your safety, your food or accommodations. With a group of 8 or more riders we include a support vehicle no extra charge. Find our more about international licensing, comprehensive damage insurance and personal insurance options. Contact us for group tour discount.

Northeast border ride along the Vietnam / China border

Tour Start and Finish: Hanoi 
Nearest Airport: Noi Bai International Airport Have any questions Click here to learn more about our tours. Our northeast Vietnam tour takes in the largest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam, Ba Be lake, where we can put the bikes on the boat and swim in the cool waters. Another highlight of the northeast is Ban Gioc falls on the Chinese border, the fourth-largest transnational waterfall in the world. With its waterfalls and lakes, the northeast is the perfect place to ride in summer.
It takes at least five days for a quick loop around the northeast. We start in Hanoi and make our way north on back roads to That Khe, then take small roads along the border with China to overnight at a home-stay with a Muong family in Quang Uyen. The next day we head back to the border region and have lunch at Ban Gioc waterfall, and down to Cao Bang town, overnight in hotel (single room). After breakfast at the hotel we take the back way to the Nang river where we board a boat with the bikes and cruise down the river and across Ba Be lake to over night in a local Home-stay, last day we make our way to our garage in Hanoi where we transfer you to your hotel, end of the tour.

Our all-inclusive prices covers:

  • Motorcycle: Honda CRF 250L, Ural 650cc or Honda XR 150cc
  • Petrol, Oil and maintenance
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Accommodation in local guest houses, hotels (twin share) or home stays
  • English-speaking guide and local mechanic
  • All fees, tolls and National Park entrance tickets
  • Helmets: Full face and open face
  • Padded Motorcycle jackets & Motorcycle pants
  • Rain pants and Poncho
  • Dry bag and tie downs

What’s Not Included • Alcohol drinks • Personal Health Insurance • Personal expenses • Personal Tip and gratuities • Liability insurance Check out our FAQ page for more information

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Our Bikes:

Honda CRF250L
Honda CRF250L
Ural Solo 650 M72
Ural Solo 650 M72

Riding gear we provide included on tour:

Cuong’s Riding gear
Cuong's Rain gear
Cuong’s Rain gear
Cuong’s Riding gear

Drivers License: We require that you have you home country motorbike licence to join on one of our tours. You must have personal health insurance or Travel insurance that covers Motorbike in Vietnam to cover you in-case of accident or illness.  Please have a look at World Nomads who offer travel insurance that cover Vietnam.  Please Contact us for more information and recommended insurance providers. To drive a Ural sidecar motorbike on tour you must have a sidecar licence and sidecar driving experience. Passports and Visa You must have a valid passport with 6 month before expiry date to obtain a Vietnam tourist visa. We can arrange a visa on arrival letter please have (2) 3 x 4cm photos, and bring $USD to pay the visa fee at immigration at the airport, rates vary per country. Here is the latest visa information on-line.  please contact us for more information or consult your local Vietnamese embassy or consulate to see the tours visa requirements. Comprehensive Damage Insurance Optional: Our insurance policy covers lost, theft or any damage to the motorbike caused by an accident or fall, you will be fully covered in-case the bike is damaged beyond repair. The policy excludes any, personal medical insurance, liability to other vehicles or injury caused to another party. Contact us for full coverage and details.

Motorbike Additional Cost $US
Honda CRF 250cc 125$ per 5 day tour
Honda XR 150cc 100$ per 5 day tour
Ural 650cc solo or Sidecar 125$ per 5 day tour