NORTHERN VIETNAM – BEAUTIFUL LAND WITH RICH CULTURE
More than 80% of the area of North Vietnam is mountainous, Northern Vietnam is the poorest and hardest land for the Vietnamese people to live to compare with Central and South of Vietnam, however, it’s an amazing land for the one who love nature and discover the culture of the country.Especially for the one who love touring around Vietnam by motorbikes, because of plenty of mountains, the land offers some of the most beautiful roads in the world for motorcycle touring.
The mountain in the Northwest is more green with plantation and rice terrace fields, it’s the home to most ethnic hill tribes such as: The Muong people, the Thai people who come to Vietnam from Thailand around 700 years ago or the H’mong people who came from South of China around 300 years ago. A wonderful trip to Northwest must be from February to May and from August to November when the weather is not too hot and too cold and you can see the right harvesting time in late August. The perfect motorcycle tours to this area need around 6 days including Mai Chau valley, Mu Cang Chai, Sin Ho or Sapa.
(Sapa is not only a ideal destination for honeymoon, for easy tour by bus, train and for people who love trekking but also a great area for motorbike touring in Vietnam. Because of its high attitude, the road to Sapa is wonderful for motorcycle ride, it offers incredible view of green mountains with terrace fields and peaceful villages of the hill tribes.
The charm of the Sapa is a good combination between the minority people and nature. This is seen especially in the paddy fields carpeting the rolling lower slopes of the Hoang Lien Mountains. The impressive physical landscape which underlies this has resulted from the work of the elements over hundred of years, wearing away the underlying rock. On a clear day, the imposing peak of Fan Si Pan comes into view. The last major peak in the Himalayan chain, Fansipan offers a real challenge to even the keenest walker, the opportunity of staggering views, and a rare glimpse of some of the last remaining primary rain forest in Vietnam.)
The Northeast Vietnam offer a different beauty of nature, the mountain in the North eastern of Vietnam is more rocky, You will see less rice terrace fields in this area but it’s worthy to visit because of imposing Global Geopark of Dong Van, peaceful and largest natural lake of Ba Be, amazing waterfall of Ban Gioc…and plenty of colorful local hill tribes such as the H’mong, The Dao, and the Tay people…Our motorcycle tours to Northeast Vietnam offers a lot of off-road ride and also a lot of winding mountain passes so to the Northeast Vietnam motorcycle tours seem to be not suitable for the novices.
In short, Northern mountainous areas in Vietnam is a remote but beautiful land, the best way to travel North Vietnam so far is by motorcycles. There are plenty of road and offroad tour options and special thing you must see but it’s not easy to see and to tour on beautiful and safe road options without a guide. Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert offers plenty of guided North Vietnam motorbike tours. Let us be your guide of your Northern Vietnam tour then you’ll have safest and greatest motorcycle adventure holiday ever in North Vietnam.
We do have plenty of options for a tour to North Vietnam from 3 to 23 days and here is some of our suggestions:
- 8 Day Tour Around Northern Vietnam: https://motorbiketourexpert.com/motorbike-tours/motorcycle-tours-vietnam-8-days/ . It’s just an 8 day ride but you will see all the most beautiful places in North Vietnam in both Northwest and Northeast. It’s a mixture of on and offroad ride but it’s not so easy for the novice motorbike riders.
- 12 Day Tour Authentic Vietnam: https://motorbiketourexpert.com/motorbike-tours/vietnam-motorcycle-tours/ . This 12 day motorcyle tour into North Vietnam is really the trip to discover the hidden charm of North Vietnam. Our local tour guide will take you insight into all corners of remote lands in Northern Vietnam and some of the tracks you could not find on google map.