Hanoi – Ta Xua – Tram Tau 5D4N

VietNomad In Tram Tau Hot Springs

Overview This is a tough tour only for experienced riders that can handle a motorbike on rough terrain and who are able to get themselves out of a sticky situation, if necessary. This is not for the new, novice rider or the inexperienced traveller. Two sections on this tour are really difficult to drive and […]

How To Get To Ba Vi National Park

Overview Ba Vi National Park is around 55km to the West of Hanoi. It is easy to get to and makes a good day trip or an overnight trip. It isn’t really a stop over on route to anywhere as it is so close to Hanoi and quick to get to. There are a wide range […]

Hanoi Cao Bang 6 Day Itinerary

view of ba be lake from the boat in bac kan province

Overview Cao Bang and Ban Gioc Waterfall are quite far from Hanoi (300km to Cao Bang  and another 100km to Ban Gioc) so there is no way to avoid a long drive. In four days you will still be able to see some great places and drive some great roads. It is just enough time.  Cao […]

Hanoi Cao Bang 4 Day Itinerary

the smaller side of Ban Gioc Waterfall

Overview Cao Bang and Ban Gioc Waterfall are quite far from Hanoi (300km to Cao Bang  and another 100km to Ban Gioc) so there is no way to avoid a long drive. In four days you will still be able to see some great places and drive some great roads. It is just enough time.  Cao […]

Hanoi Cao Bang 3 Day Itinerary

the smaller side of Ban Gioc Waterfall

Overview There is no way to avoid a long drive on this tour and, honestly, 3 days is quite rushed. If you can spare more time for this, you will have much more enjoyable trip.  Cao Bang is a long way from Hanoi and you just need to make the distance. There are two choices of […]

Hanoi Cao Bang 2 Day Itinerary

the smaller side of Ban Gioc Waterfall

Overview This is a long drive and it isn’t something that I would suggest just anyone do. It isn’t much fun.  However, there could be a good reason you need to get to the waterfall and back. Maybe, you have limited time and need footage of the falls. Perhaps, you have friends in the area […]

How To Get To Mai Chau

fun wee road in Mai Chau

Overview Mai Chau is a rural district of Hoa Binh Province. It’s been a popular tourist destination for more than 20 years, because of its gorgeous scenery and its close proximity to Hanoi. Nowadays, it can get quite busy so those that visit seeking peace and quiet tend to stay a little further out than […]

How To Get To Lang Son

a view out over bac son valley with low lying cloud

Overview Lang Son and stretching up to Cao Bang is an area characterized by a very rugged geography. It is stylized by these small hillocks with narrow valleys in between. It is very appealing to photographers due to the way the early morning and evening light beams through small gaps in the ridge tops. For […]

Ha Giang – Where to get Petrol

Petrolimex Garage in Dong Van, Ha Giang

Finding Petrol in Ha Giang It is not always the first thing that you think of when planning a motorbike tour, but petrol is something that you need to be sure is available. Many think of Ha Giang as a remote and isolated area and assume that they will need to carry petrol with them. […]

How to Get to Ninh Binh

the gate to Ninh Binh's Bai Dinh Pagoda

This is how to get to Ninh Binh, which is surrounded by great places to visit and huge range of accommodation suitable for all budgets.