Have you ever dreamt of taking the road without knowing what would be the journey? Well, the extreme north of Vietnam is made for you. Near the Chinese borders, these big mountains rise at the horizon in a perfect harmony with the rice fields made by the hand of tribes Hmongs, Daos and Tays. You just need to get lost on the road to see breathtaking landscapes, so come on take your motorbike!
Day 1: Ha Giang → Dong Van
130km – 7 hours drive
Your road trip starts with the climbing of the cong troi, literally the sky doors to reach the rocky valley of Quan Ba where you can take a break to admire the twin hills. Passing some remote villages, you arrive to Yen Minh, a good place to fill up your tank as well as your stomach. On your way to Dong Van, you discover the lunar scenery of the extreme north of Vietnam.
Day 2: Dong Van → Yen Minh
95km, 4 hours drive
Every U-turn is a new surprise so take your time while driving.
Only a few kilometers from Dong Van, the incredible mountains of Meo Vac will take your breath away. On the top of the hill, you will meet some tribes selling flowers. You can stop on the road in the village of Lung Phin to play with kids, they love foreigners. Back to Yen Minh, you can enjoy a long night sleep in a homestay before ending up your motorbike trip.