North Vietnam Motorbike Tour From Hanoi To Ba Be – 11 Days

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Destination : Hanoi → Mai Chau → Phu Yen → Sapa → Ha Giang → Meo Vac → Ba Be → Ha Noi

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Experiencing North Vietnam by motorbike on small and steep roads will be a challenge for any adventure biker. From Hanoi to Ba Be Lake, you will have a chance to admire the raw beauty of Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, and also peaceful villages hidden behind the bamboo groves.  Don’t forget to take a deep breath after every stop to enjoy the fresh air and listen to the sound of nature. Spending days and nights in the local area to better understand Vietnamese history and immerse yourself in the unique cultures of the northern region

ITINERARY
Day 0Arrive in Hanoi

The car will pick you up when the plane lands at Noi Bai airport

Afternoon: The group tested motorbikes in one or two small streets. Maximum length is 3 km

  • Meal: Welcome Dinner
  • Hotel: Spring Hotel 3*
Day 1 North Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Mai Chau

Mai Chau Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys of Northern Vietnam, which is located 150km away from Hanoi city. Instead of following the highway, we choose another road with the beautiful scenery of rivers and rice fields on both sides. Enjoying some off-road trails and admiring nature at the same time will never make you feel bored. The first day of the tour will end at roughly 5 pm. Have dinner and spend one night at the house of the Thai ethnicity to bring back energy before the long ride tomorrow.

Summary: 

  • Distance: 170 km
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mrs. Chung Homestay

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Day 2North Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Mai Chau to Phu Yen

Phu Yen is the next destination on the ride to the north of Vietnam. Every moment when we pass through the splendid landscape and rustic villages of the ethnic groups will make anyone “WOW”. We can immerse ourselves in nature and witness the simple life in the remote area. Before arriving at Moc Chau Plateau, let’s challenge your ride over the narrow and steep roads, and the compensation is absolutely worth it!

Lunch is ready for you at Moc Chau. After having lunch and taking a break, we continue to the northwest and cross the Da River to the city of Phu Yen. Enjoy and relax with the incredible natural view on the riverbank. The wind is very windy, and the water is crystal clear. All this makes the tour unforgettable. Welcome to Phu Yen at approximately 4:30 p.m. Dinner and overnight in Phu Yen.

Summary: 

  • Distance: 150 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hong Long Hotel

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Day 3North Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Phu Yen to Sapa

Head to Sa Pa on the Love road, which leads us through amazing rice terraces, old forests, and spectacular springs. To get to know the cultural identity of the ethnic minorities in the north, visit the highland fairs such as Bac Ha, Can Cau, and Nhung Khau Nhin. Along the side of Hoi An, Sa Pa has been named among the top ten places to visit in Southeast Asia in 2018 by Rough Guides. The town is the convergence of serene life and fascinating natural views. Eye-witnessing the winding passes stretching around the green mountains and hills, the dazzling orchid, peach gardens, and the golden terraced fields in the ripe season, even the most fastidious backpackers are captivated by Sa Pa’s beauty. For the night, you can pick between a hotel for quiet relaxation or a homestay for a more memorable time with the friendly people here. This would be one of the most interesting days of the 10 -day North Vietnam motorbike tour from Hanoi to Ba Be

 

Summary: 

  • Distance: 240 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Sapa Vista Hotel

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Day 4Free Day in Sapa

Summary: 

Distance: 0 km

Meals: No

Accommodation:

Sapa vista Hotel – 3*

Day 5Sapa – Ha Giang (210 km) B, L, D

Today’s road trip will cost you a distance of 240 km. The plan for the 5th day of Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tours – 11 Days towards Northwest regions is to ride from Sapa down to Lao Cai city and meet the Chinese border region. The interesting thing when visiting Vietnam – China border is the busy scene of exchanging goods between people in the two countries. The coffee here is another plus point as it has good taste at a low price. Then leaving the border, our crew ride to Viet Quang to move to Ha Giang.

Along the way to Viet Quang, it is common to see some remote villages and local markets there. Lunchtime for today is in Viet Quang. We hope to get close to Ha Giang in a little late afternoon.

The fifth trip of the 11 – day Vietnam Motorbike Tour towards the Northwest regions ends with a fine dinner and great overnight at a homestay whose host is an ethnic family in Ha Giang.

Summary:

  • Accommodations: Yen Bien Luxury Hotel
  • Distance: 240 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 6North Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Ha Giang to Meo Vac

Today we head to Ha Giang by riding through the majestic rocky plateaus near the Chinese border. The best thing you cannot miss when coming to Ha Giang is to conquer Ma Pi Leng, one of the most beautiful and legendary mountain passes in Vietnam. Spend some time admiring the scenery from Ma Pi Leng Pass; you will be truly impressed with the beauty of nature here. Apart from the spectacular scenery, Ha Giang also attracts many tourists to explore the unique culture of ethnic minorities living near the border area. We will arrive in Meo Vac at around 4 pm. After dinner, you can slowly walk around and enjoy some street food in this beautiful town.

Summary: 

  • Distance: 170 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Hotel: Meo Vac Clayhouse

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Day North Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Meo Vac to Ba Be

From Meo Vac, we will descend and travel along the Gam River, with many steps crossing the rustic villages. Wherever we go, you can see the friendly and hospitable smiles of the local people, especially the children. After 1 hour on the extensive roads, we will take the road to the pecking routes with rocks and stagnation. Those steep roads will take us through the pleasant terraced fields and peaceful villages surrounded by crystal clear streams. It is undeniable that it would be one of the most incredible parts of this motorcycle tour. We will be at Ba Be Lake around 3:00 p.m

Summary: 

  • Distance: 200 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Ba Be Jade Hill

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Day North Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Ba Be to Bac Kan

In the morning, the whole group will relax, enjoy the panoramic view of Ba Be Lake and have cultural exchanges with local people.vSitting on a small boat, you can relax and admire the lake view while finding the right angle to take photos. On the Lake, the boat will stop at the following locations:

  • Fairy Pond: Fairy Pond is located at the corner of Ba Be Lake, a small lake nestled between a mountain rising above the lake. Legend has it that in the past, the gods often sat here to play chess.
  • An Ma Temple: The temple is located on a small mountain in the middle of the lake. Legend has it that during the feudal war of the Le – Mac dynasties, the Mac generals lost the battle, ran to Dong Puong and committed suicide there. Appreciating the spirit of loyalty, the people built a temple to worship the Mac family, but worried that the Le Dynasty’s military would find out and destroy it, they changed the name to An Ma Temple. The two words “An Ma” in the Tay ethnic language mean “beautiful peaceful grave”, the resting place of Mac family loyalists.
  • Ba Goa Island – a lovely small island located right in the center of the Lake, associated with the formation of the Lake. The boat goes slowly around the island for you to take pictures.

 

After lunch, the whole group started the new journey to Bac Kan

Summary: 

  • Distance: 70 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Hotel: Anh Thu Hotel

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Day 9North Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Bac Kan to Hanoi

Last day Vietnam motorbike adventure – 10 Days is expected to be a long riding distance to North Vietnam. On the route returning to Hanoi, our off-road motorcycle team will pass through the rural areas along the Red River delta. You will be able to observe the fields of growing corn and rice, the traditional handicraft villages, and fishing villages. A long day of riding might make you tired, though it is still an extremely exciting day for riding. The nearer we come to the city, the busier it seems to be. We are expected to arrive in Hanoi before 5:00 am.

Summary: 

  • Distance: 250 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Hotel: Spring Hotel 3*

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Day 10Hanoi City Tour Or Ninh Binh 1 Day

Option 1: Hanoi City Tour

8h00: We pick you up from your hotel (located within the Hanoi Old Quarter only) or at TheSinhTourist Hanoi and take you to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. You’ll also the Ho Chi Minh Museum where you can learn about this remarkable man and what he did for Vietnam and the world..

9h30: you’ll visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which is actually a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake.

After that, you’ll have a chance to explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of west lake. From there, it’s onto the Temple of literature, which was Viet nam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius.

12h30: you have lunch at a restaurant in the Old Quarter. Afterwards, you’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart and soul of Hanoi.

Finally,  You’ ll stop in at MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY.This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labelled in Vietnamese, French and English.Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There’s also a centre for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures.

Summary:

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in the snake village
  • Accommodation: Hanoi Spring Hotel

 

Option 2: Ninh Binh 1 Day

7h30 – 8h00: Our bus will pick you up at suggested hotels around the old quarter.

9h30 – 9h45: Visiting Hoa Lu- ancient capital of Vietnam from 986-1010. Where you can learn more about the first feudal government of Vietnam.

10h30: Visiting Mua Cave, where you can get the impressive panoramic view of Tam Coc and Ninh Binh city when you reach the top point of Ngoa Long mountain.

12h00: Enjoy lunch with plenty of traditional foods such as: spring rolls, goat meat…etc.

13h00: Discovering Tam Coc on the sampan (bamboo boat). With nearly 2 hours, tourists will have chance to mix with the local life, river, limestone mountains, fields… Passing through 3 caves: Hang Ca- first cave, Hang Hai- second cave, Hang Ba- the third cave by boat will bring to you excited feeling

15h00: Cycling: With 1 hour of cycling you will be amazed by the beauty of countryside in the North of Vietnam. Our tour guide will introduce to you the architecture of the traditional house and the life of local family.

16h00: Sunset party at the swimming pool: After discovering the amazing beauty of Ninh Binh by walking, hiking, cycling, tourists can relax by swimming, drinking local tea, fresh fruits while the Sun is setting (swimming in the allowable condition)

16h45: Says good bye Ninh Binh

18h45: Finish your unforgettable trip at your hotel in Hanoi

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Day 11Hanoi - Europe

Pick up and Drop off at International Airport by Luxury 16 – 29 car

 

LUXURY PRICE

Vietnam motorbike tours prices for a guided Vietnam motorcycle tour

*Full package, no hidden cost surprises

Guided Tour

(On-road)

Hymalaya / Versy 300

Honda CB 500x

BMW GS1200

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Two peopleContact UsContact UsContact Us
Three people310 USD/day/person315 USD/day/person495 USD/day/person
From four people290 USD/day/person299 USD/day/person475 USD/day/person

Guided Tour

(Under 20% Off-road)

Honda XR150L

Honda CRF300L

Suzuki DRZ 400

One person219 USD/day/person249 USD/day/person259 USD/day/person
Two people199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person
Three people179 USD/day/person199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person
From four people169 USD/day/person189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person

Guided Tour

(From 50% Off-road)

Honda XR150L

Honda CRF300L

Suzuki DRZ400

One person239 USD/day/person269 USD/day/person279 USD/day/person
Two people219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person259 USD/day/person
Three people199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person
From four people189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person229 USD/day/person

Luxury Price Includes :

  • Well-experienced English Speaking Tour Guide (also good at Mechanical Skills – Photographer)
  • Recent & Well-Maintained CRF 300L – Gasoline
  • 25% Riding Time Offroad per day ( Enduro Routes upon your request )
  • Good Accommodation: 4-star hotels – resort based on twin rooms and high standard homestay to know more about the cultures.
  • All meals on tour: Enjoy local food in every region you visit.
  • Water – Solf Drinks
  • Boat trips on Lakes or Rivers – Ferry
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas
  • International Airport Pickup – Drop Off
  • 1 Night of Ethnic Entertainment at Homestay for a group from 2 riders
  • Helmets – Gloves – Protection Guard for Elbows & Knees – Pants (If we have your size )
  • Riding Shirt for souvenirs
  • Hotel Before the Tour
  • 4G simcard
  • Overnight Train Ticket (soft bed) and bike shipping fee from Lao Cai – Sapa

Luxury Price Excludes :

  • Personal insurance – Travel insurance (this is at your own risk)
  • Motorbike insurance to Cover any damages to the motorcycle (Click here to know more)
  • Air ticket – Visa fee (approximately 25 USD/person, depending on nationality)
  • Tip, personal expenses, and other expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy
  • The Hotel After riding

Luxury Price Notes :

  • For a group of from
    • 5 riders, The professional Mechanic comes for free
    • 10 riders, a Pickup Truck is free for escorting ( Under 10 riders, it will be USD 150 / 1 day)
  • A single stay will cost USD 40 / 1 night / 1 single room.
  • The cameraman costs USD 200 / 1 day (Flycam – professional photos and clips)
  • If tours do not depart/ end at the departure spot, the surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to the departure spot is USD 90 / 1 dirtbike – USD 200 / 1 above 500cc bike
  • VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUEST.
Bikes with stadard price

1. Suzuki DR-Z400

Price only from 209 USD/day/rider

2. Honda CB500X

Price only from 299 USD/day/rider

3. BMW GSA 1250

Price only from 399 USD/day/rider

5. YAMAHA WR 155CC

Price only from 170 USD/day/rider

4. HONDA XR150L

Price only from 150 USD/day/rider

6. HONDA CRF 300L/250L

Price only from 189 USD/day/rider

STANDARD PRICE INCLUDES :
  • English Speaking Tour Guide (Good at mechanical skills – Photographer)
  • Recent & Well-Maintained CRF 250L – Gasoline
  • At least 25% riding offroad per day (Please let us know if you only like riding on-road)
  • Good Accommodation: 3 hotels based on twin rooms or homestay.
  • All meals on tour: Enjoy local food in every region you visit.
  •  Water – Solf Drinks
  • Boat trips on Lakes or Rivers – Ferry
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas
  • International Airport Pickup – Drop Off
  • 1 Night of Ethnic Entertainment at Homestay for a group from 2 riders
  • Helmets – Gloves – Protection Guard for Elbows & Knees – Pants (If we have your size)
STANDARD PRICE EXCLUDES:
  • Personal insurance – Travel insurance (this is at your own risk)
  • Motorbike insurance to Cover any damages to the motorcycle (Click here to know more)
  • Air ticket – Visa fee (approximately 25 USD/person, depending on nationality)
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses, and other expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy
  • The Hotel at night Before / After riding
STANDARD PRICE NOTES:
  • Pickup Truck for escorting cost USD 150 / 1 day
  • A single stay will cost USD 30 / 1 night / 1 single room.
  • The cameraman costs USD 200 / 1 day (Flycam – professional photos and clips)
  • If tours do not depart/ end at the departure spot, the surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to the departure spot is USD 90 / 1 dirtbikeUSD 200 / 1 above 500cc bike
    VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUES

BOOKING CONDITIONS

1. Deposits and Payment Policy

  • We require a deposit of 30% of the total upon confirmation of booking tour. The remaining balance will be paid 45 days before departure. Your booking may be considered canceled if the full balance is not received by Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club by that time.
  • You can choose the payment method by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by you.
  • After receiving your payment, we will issue you the final confirmation of the detailed itinerary and services via e-mail.

2. Cancellation and Refunds

  • Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club takes no responsibility for any flight delays or scheduled changes at any stage throughout the trip.
  • We have the discretion to change the itinerary or delay the tour due to weather, local conditions, politics, or various other reasons with our notification in advance.
  • During the tour, should you be found to break any of the rules without the prior exception from the tour leader, we have the discretion to cancel the tour with no refunds applied.
  • During the tour, should your bike have minor technical problems, our guide/mechanic will attempt to fix it as quickly as possible. In the event that the bike can not be fixed within the day, we will endeavor to substitute a bike of a similar type to ensure your trip is not interrupted.
  • Should you have to cancel the tour due to special reasons, you may transfer your booking to another person. However, you will be liable for your nominee paying their monies in full.

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