North Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Halong Bay – 15 Days

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Destination : 15/Days Hanoi → Mai Chau → Son La → Dien Bien → Lai Chau → Sapa → Bac Ha → Ha Giang → Dong Van → Bao Lac → Cao Bang → Lang Son → Ha Long → Hanoi

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If you are a big fan of Northern Vietnam’s natural beauty and motorbike tours, the North Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Halong Bay – 14 days will be a good choice for you. It is considered one of the scenic long-distance tours we specially designed for those who want to admire the beauty of northern Vietnam during the tour and the world-famous Halong Bay in the final destination. The most awaited part of the tour is definitely the last night on the luxurious cruise in Halong Bay after long riding days. Experience Vietnam in your own way and pack yourself with a lot of amazing riding experiences that you will never forget.

ITINERARY
Day 1NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM HANOI TO MAI CHAU

With this off-road tour, we recommend bikers use Honda motorbikes from 125cc to 150cc. Our itinerary for Day 1 is Hanoi – Xuan Mai – Luong Son – Hoa Binh – Muong Khen – Mai Chau. This route is the shortest and fastest way to get to Mai Chau. After breakfast, we leave Hanoi for our destination. We have a few stops along the way to rest, enjoy coffee and boiling corn and buy souvenirs. We get to Mai Chau in the late afternoon, then head to our homestay, unpack our bags, and get ready for dinner.

Summary:

Distance: 160 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

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Day NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM MAI CHAU TO SON LA

We start the morning with a motorbike ride through the winding mountain passes that pass through rustic villages of the Thai, Tay, and Muong ethnic people who plant corn, sugarcane, and green tea in the terraced fields. After having a light and joyful motorbike ride, we eat lunch and follow the smooth road to Son La province. We recommend bikers stop at some colorful local markets to experience and learn about the local tradition and culture.

We arrive at the city at 4 pm, have a quick rest, and take a short walk to the hell-on-earth Son La former prison where famous Vietnamese political prisoners were captured during French colonialism. A trip to the prison gives visitors an insight into the Vietnam war against French colonialism.

Summary:

Distance: 180 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 3FROM SON LA TO DIEN BIEN

Say goodbye to Son La; we will get on a medium track. Ride along the Pha Din Pass; you will see more of the serenity of indigenous villages and the simple life of rustic ethnic people. The village we pop in today is Tham Village – one of the most splendid villages in the district. To get there, we have to ride through a dark tunnel of 2 km in length, which will give you one of the greatest parts full of emotion in this off-road Vietnam Dirt Bike Tour.

Drop in the historical remnants of the French battlefield during the Indochina War – Dien Bien Province. We will come to Tham Pua Cave at the foot of Pu Hong Cay Limestone. The cave (about 100m high) is a historical and cultural relic with immense value in Dien Bien Province. People have explored various vestiges believed to be ancient Vietnamese relics.

The next spot is 100m away from Nam Hua Stream – Tham Temple. Covered by the bushes, it’s hard for tourists to find the place without a tour guide. Get back your energy for the next day with a tight sleep in Tuan Giao.

Summary:

Distance: 155 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 4NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM DIEN BIEN – LAI CHAU

After bidding farewell to the lovely town of Dien Bien, we ride along the Da River, enjoying the amazing view between the limestone mountain and the crystal clear river. We then ride upwards to Sin Ho town, located at 1500m above sea level. From here, we can have a panoramic view of the whole town; a vast green area dotted with little houses with red roofs. Local villages of the Dao, Thai, or Lu ethnic people are must-visit destinations here. If you come by on the right day, you can see colorful markets on local hills. After having lunch in Sin Ho, we drive downwards to head to Lai Chau – a short but scenic ride.

Summary:

Distance: 160 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 5NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM LAI CHAU TO SAPA

We start the Sapa motorbike tour at around 9:00 am to ensure the morning mist disappears, and the sky is clearer. On this sixth day of our 15-day motorbike tour, we experience the second pass in the top four of Vietnam – the O Quy Ho pass. We drive from Lai Chau to Sapa and arrive at the destination at lunchtime. In the afternoon, we can either walk around Sapa or take a short motorcycle tour around the beautiful Muong Hoa valley to capture the picture-postcard rice terraced fields or visit more villages of the Dao and H’Mong ethnic people. Accommodation in Sapa is easy to find; tourists can choose to stay at a hotel in town or book a homestay with local ethnic people in Ta Van village.

Summary:

Distance: 130 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 6NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM SAPA TO BAC HA

It takes about three hours to drive from Sapa to Bac Ha. There is a place where you can take photos with China as a background on the 34 km trip from Sapa to Lao Cai. After lunch, you will have a 70 km trip to Bac Ha with beautiful scenery. You will stay at night there and prepare for your next Vietnam Motorbike Trip after four hard days.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay or Hotel

Distance: 100 km

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Day 7NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM BAC HA TO HA GIANG

On the sixth day, you will move from Bac Ha to Ha Giang for about six hours. Firstly, you go on the trip to Xin Man with many small roads. After that, return to the majestic mountains before taking the main road to Ha Giang. You will stop in Ha Giang to stay overnight and apply for a permit.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Distance: 200 km

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Day 8NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM HA GIANG TO DONG VAN

The alluring view of rock plateaus in Ha Giang will mesmerize any motorcyclist. We must make a few stops as we can’t resist taking photos of the gorgeous scenery. Dropping by some local villages of Lo Lo and H’Mong people, tourists get to learn about the locals’ life and customs. We finish the enjoyable tour and head to the guest house in Dong Van at 5:00 pm.

Summary:

Distance: 150 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 9 NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM DONG VAN TO BAO LAC

After having a lovely breakfast at the guesthouse, we take a leisure stroll around the town, visiting colorful markets (only on weekends) and seeing well-preserved ancient houses built some 200 years ago. We start our trip at 9:30 am to Dong Van, riding in the famous rock plateau or the Dong Van global geopark and then passing by the Ma Pi Leng pass – one of the longest and most beautiful passes in northern Vietnam. In the afternoon, we travel downhill along the Nho Que and Gam rivers. The beautiful day ends at the hotel on the riverbank of the Bao Lac town at 4:30 pm.

Summary:

Distance: 140 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 10 NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM BAO LAC TO CAO BANG

Your trip from Bao Lac to Cao Bang will last about eight hours, including five hours for riding a motorbike and three hours for break time with food and drinks. The road is easy to ride, but there are many blind bends. On the way to Cao bang, you can stop very often to take nice photos. For the night, you will stay in a hotel.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 150 km

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Day 11NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM CAO BANG TO BAN GIOC WATERFALL

You will have a motorbike tour on mainly both off-road and back-road roads from Cao Bang to Quang Uyen, which is considered one of the most remote places in Vietnam. Its landscape is mostly unaffected by external impacts. Moreover, you can see the most beautiful waterfall called Ban Gioc, which is close to the border between Vietnam and China. Enjoy your time and the natural beauty by taking a short walk or having a picnic. You also can swim in the natural pools near the waterfall, take photos or simply admire the landscape of the surrounding areas.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 180 km

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Day 12FROM BAN GIOC TO BAC SON

From Quang Uyen, motorcycle tours in northeast Vietnam hit the road to Lang Song Province. With many up-and-down mountains and valleys, the scenery continuously changes and offers motorcyclists amazing mountain views for nice photo shots.

The motorbike tour in northeast Vietnam will be amazing in the afternoon. In 100 km of riding, we cross many valleys, and one of the most charming is Bac Son.

The first impression when coming to Bac Son valley is the fresh and cool climate, pleasant and wild scenery of rocky mountains, and wandering roads.

Bac Son valley has charming scenery; limestone mountains surround the whole town. The rice fields in Bac Son are planted in several crops in a year interwoven, divided into two major crops, including the golden rice crop in late November and mid-November.

We will have one night in the hotel before coming to the 5th day of the journey with our crew.

We will stay in a homestay with Tay ethnic.

Summary:

Distance: 185 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

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Day 13FROM BAC SON TO HA LONG

From Bac Son Valley, we ride southeast in the direction of Ha Long City, the famous coastal town on the seashore of Tonkin Northeast VietnamGuff. The road winds through rural areas with familiar and peaceful scenery of Vietnam countryside and mountainous curve view.
Motorbike tour northern Vietnam crew can enjoy the riding on smooth roads but less busy and hasty.
In the afternoon, our team will reach Halong City and have time to trek around that sea town.
The 5th day of Northeast Vietnam motorbike tours finishes at 5:00 pm. We will stay in a hotel in Halong City.

 

Summary:

Distance: 191 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 14HALONG BAY - RELAX ON A LUXURIOUS CRUISE

In the morning, you will have time to relax after a long trip. After that, there are two options for you. For the first option, you can take a group trip by boat to Ha Long Bay at noon; enjoy kayaking and swimming on the trip to the Surprising Cave. A luxurious Vietnamese menu will be served on the boat for lunch. For evening activities, you can choose to enjoy a movie, sing karaoke or join squid fishing with the crew. The food for dinner will be Vietnamese food. For the second option, you can book a private boat or cruise on Ha Long Bay and stay at night there. However, there is an extra cost for the second option.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Cruise 

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Day 15NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM HALONG BAY TO HANOI

The trip from Halong Bay to Hanoi is the last one on the Vietnam Motorbike Tours. You will ride for about five hours. You can choose one of the two options. The first option is to move on the boat to Titov Island. You can swim or just relax there, then return to Bai Chay. Your lunch will be served at Thang Long restaurant in Ha Long city or on the boat. For the second option, you will continue exploring Halong Bay, have lunch on the boat and return at noon. However, this option costs extra. If you want to choose this option, BM Travel Adventure will tell you the cost. After that, you will return to Hanoi on Highway 18 and then 1B and be there around 5 p.m.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 160 km

 

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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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

Group of 1XR 150L220 USD / 1 day / 1 rider
Group of 2XR 150L150 USD / 1 day / 1 rider

Group of 1CRF 250L240 USD / 1 day / 1 rider
Group of 2CRF  250L170 USD / 1 day / 1 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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