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Tet Vietnam Motorcycle Rally

Start Date:Jan 26th, 2014
End Date:Feb 2nd, 2014
Address:4 Luong Ngoc Quyen
Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam   00844
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DescriptionTet is the biggest and the most sacred festival. It is the most attractive to a majority of the Vietnamese.

Tet falls on a time when the old year is over and the New Year comes by lunar calendar. This is also the time when the cycle of the universe finishes: winter ends and spring - the season of birth of all living things, comes.

Tet is an occasion for pilgrims and family reunions. It is a time when one pays respect to his/her ancestors and grandparents who have brought up him/her. It is an occasion when everyone sends each other best wishes for a new year, stops thinking about unhappy things and says good things about each other.

This is the special offer from Voyage Vietnam to our clients. We organize this tour to discover the special way the Tet holiday is celebrated in the countryside. You will stay with local families for a completely integrated and unique experience. During Tet, all offices, agencies and organizations are closed in Vietnam but we here at Voyage Vietnam will ensure all our services are met while on tour.

Day 1. Sun, 26th Jan 2014 (26/12/2013 Lunar year): Hanoi – Tan Trao, 170 km ~ 5h

Along the way today, there is an opportunity to admire the splendid scenery of the Pho Day River containing crystal clear water with beautiful images of country girls in small basket boats, as we ride past.

Tan Trao is a historical area where the provisional revolutionary government and the General Committee of the Viet Minh leaded by the President Ho Chi Minh and establish the base security resistance army zone during the French colonialists in Indochina and from here they came to Hanoi to make the August Revolution 1945 and it became the Capital during Nine-Year Resistance War (from 1945 to 1954). Until the Genève convention sighed after the Dien Bien Phu Battle field the Viet Minh Government returned to Hanoi in Oct 1950.

Till we arrive Tan Trao, we will spend time to explore this heroic land and say hello to the locals.

- Overnight in Tay family

Day 2. Mon, 27th Jan, 2014 (27/12/2013): Tan Trao - Ba Be, 135 km ~ 4h

In the early morning, we ride for 2 km through the forest, visiting Tin Kheo, a resistance base in Thai Nguyen where the Viet Minh and Communist Party held many important meetings in preparation for the battle at Dien Bien Phu in 1954.

The journey north continues towards Cho Chu and Cho Don, passing through beautiful green valleys and traveling alongside the river to our next destination: Ba Be lake. We will spend 2-3 hours taking a boat trip for a cruise on the lake and having a refreshing swim in crystal clear water.

- Overnight in Tay family

Day 3. Tue, 28th Jan, 2014 (28/12/2013): Ba Be - Meo Vac, 180 km ~ 6h
Enjoy breakfast on nice open view balcony. Time to say farewell to our family and get back on track.

Fun back-road throughout countryside in the morning. Some parts of the road is steep and there are a few stream-crossings.

After lunch at Bao Lac, we head into the mountainous area of Ha Giang province where still there are so many remote and untouched regions. The road is steep and twisted. Amazing sharp moutain peaks that you can see everywhere.

- Hoa Cuong hotel

Day 4. Wed, 29th Jan, 2014 (29/12/2013): Meo Vac - Dong Van, 90 km ~ 3h

Now we have a chance to explore the place which is different with all other regions of Vietnam, they are Dong Van andMeo Vac. It will be more special as we have a local market today in Sa Phin.

Visiting these remote areas, we will see how hard the local people struggle with their environment for their survival and development. Because the living conditions are extremely hard, there is barely any arable land within the rocky mountains; the people who live there survive on a diet of corn, which is about the only crop able to grow in the poor rocky soil. The local people are simple and friendly, yet develop strong attachments to other people. They are the soul of this remote area.

- Cao Nguyen Da hotel

Day 5. Thu, 30th Jan, 2014 (30/12/2014): Dong Van - Ha Giang, 145 km ~ 5h

Today, it’s Tet’s eve. Let’s party!

Another great day of riding through rural area with passing over many villages on mountain road.

We will do many stop at the Heaven Gates such as Quan Ba, Yen Minh and Dong Van. They are so called because one gets the feeling of touching the sky, the heaven gates. This is the best time and place to enjoy the wonderful sightseeing of the vast limestone mountain range and perpendicular rock walls which give a feeling of adventure while being lost in a magic land. Here we are surrounded by many rocks of all shapes and sizes.

In the afternoon, we arrive Thon Tha village - such a peaceful place of Tay people. Now you really can take-off all the riding gears and join in the family party!

- Overnight in Tay family

Day 6. Fri, 31th Jan, 2014 (1/1/2014 Lunar year, first day of Tet): Thon Tha village, Ha Giang

Full day no driving, just "fiesta and fiesta" in the warmly welcome of local people. Let go around, meet people, visit many families and send best greetings!

-Overnight in Tay family

Day 7. Sat, 1st Feb, 2014 (2nd day of Tet): Ha giang - Vu Linh, 180 km ~ 6h

You will always love enjoying fresh air in this villages. After breakfast, we take easy ride on highway no.2 down to Luc Yen. We will offer the picnic somewhere in the countryside.

Last distance of 70 Km including an option for a bit of dirt-track. Getting cooled by wind from the lake all the way downstream to Vu Linh. Here, a small village is settled in the middle of a vast rice paddies and aged palm trees. The location is well-known as an eco-tourism village on the side of Thac Ba lake.

- Overnight in Dzao family
v Day 8. Sun, 2nd Feb, 2014 (3rd day of Tet): Vu Linh - Hanoi, 175 km ~ 5h
Easy day to ride back to Hanoi by following the Chay River. Beautiful scenery of daily life boating, maize and rice fields, beautiful villages of Tay and King people.

By Nguyen Anh Tuan from www.MotoToursAsia.com
Contact:Nguyen Anh Tuan
Tet Vietnam Motorcycle Rally

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