North Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Thac Ba Lake 12 days 11 nights

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Destination : 12/Days 11nights Hanoi → Phu Yen → Ta Xua → Ngoc Chien →Mu Cang Chai → Sapa → Bac Ha → Hoang Su Phi → Ha Giang → Dong Van → Meo Vac → Bao Lac → Ban Gioc Waterfall → Bac Son Walley → Hanoi

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The 12-day North Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Thac Ba Lake is one of the most remote tours in the whole country. However, that intact and pristine area is home to several glorious destinations that are naturally preserved and almost intact by humans. They range from limestone mountains, rice terraces, river valleys, and green meadows. By exploring the north of Vietnam by motorbike, seeing the diversity of nature and people, and witnessing their daily life in the remote area, you can get out of your comfort zone and explore the other aspects of life, and somehow understand the voice of the mother nature.

ITINERARY
day 1HANOI TO PHU YEN (SON LA)

We are all excited about this six-day motorbike tour exploring northwest Vietnam. Our first destination is Phu Yen, which is more than 1000m above sea level. Majestic mountains, lush green forests, and small valleys nestled between mountains and hills, Phu Yen is like a giant art painting and a marvelous masterpiece of creation.

It takes 4 hours to drive from Hanoi to Phu Yen, which is 190 km away, and we choose the Noi Bai-Lao Cai highway route. Driving off the beaten path, we arrive at Phu Yen after four hours, our first destination in our six-day northwest Vietnam motorcycle tour. Over the hills, we catch the sight of rice and corn fields which are well blended and look like an oil painting with radiant colors. The poetic beauty of this area is typical of the northwest area of Vietnam. Setting our foot in this land, taking a deep breath, we find peace within us.

Summary:

Distance: 190 km

Accommodation: Hong Long Hotel – https://s.net.vn/0Yk0

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

 

Day 2PHU YEN TO TA XUA

After enjoying breakfast in Phu Yen, you climb on your motorbike and go on a 60-km excursion to Ta Xua. You will ride along Highway 43 and Highway 37 to this awesome destination. It is quite challenging to conquer the roads from Phu Yen to Ta Xua. It is advisable to follow the guide’s instructions for a smooth ride. Ta Xua is often known as an ideal attraction for trekking. Cloud hunting is the most interesting activity you should get involved in. The spectacular combination of majestic mountains and layers of fluffy clouds creates a stunning picture of nature.

Summary: 

Accommodations: Tao Homestay – https://s.net.vn/zcOj

Distance: 60 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

 

Day 3TA XUA - NGOC CHIEN HOT WATER SUPPLY (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, BBQ, DINNER)

Condition: 85 km off- road almost all-day

Total length: 155 km

Time: 8 hours

6h30: All of us get up to enjoy cups of hot coffee or ginger tea

7h30: We have breakfast to have enough energy for a hard day because we have an off-road tour all day. During the off-road tour, we will pass many different terrain conditions, sometimes isolated villages, the river and the stream, and sometimes the high mountain. The tour will give offroad followers a lot of different emotions.

17h30: We go to the homestay, check in, undress, and go straight down to the hot spring to soak our bodies after a challenging journey. 

 

Summary:  Distance: 210 km               Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 4PHU YEN TO MU CANG CHAI

After recovering from the third day, we start our second day by riding to Mu Cang Chai. We move from Phu Yen to Lung Lo Pass, which is around 15 kilometers away, linking Van Chan (Yen Bai) and Phu Yen (Son La). This pass was critical in the Vietnam War because Vietnam soldiers regularly transported weapons and ammunition to serve the Dien Bien Phu campaign throughout it. Leaving this prideful pass, we head to National Highway 37. The road is not too long but challenging to all drivers, even the most professional.

After enjoying the local lunch, let’s prepare for the route to Mu Cang Chai. On this special track, plenty of charming viewpoints appear in front of our eyes. Sometimes, you can smell the aromas of growing rice in the immense fields. You can also view the prominent “soul” of Mu Cang Chai at sunset. See its wild beauty in the middle of a plateau, covered by immense mountain ranges, winding passes, and magnificent old-growth forests.

Summary:

Distance: 210 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Moon 2 Hotel – https://s.net.vn/8J8z

 

 

Day 5 MU CANG CHAI TO SAPA

Join us with another adventure to Sapa. Located in the high area of Lao Cai, at the height of 2000 meters above sea level, Sapa owns nice pleasant weather. That promises a wonderful ride. After conquering one crooked curve to another, we can’t wait for more interesting points ahead. Those are the huge splendid mountains or the vast green tea farms. We will cross O Quy Ho, one of the four longest and most attractive passes of Vietnam, from where we can see the Fansipan mountain from afar. We will come to Sapa at noon, have lunch and take a walk through this romantic city. In the evening it is your free time to discover this attractive city.

Summary: 

Distance: 110 km       Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner           Accommodation: Sapa Vista Hotel

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Day 6NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM SAPA TO BAC HA

From Sapa, we set out to Bac Ha in the morning. For the trip today, we can have an opportunity to visit a wild region with primitive nature. There, they still maintain the unique tradition from generation to generation. Let’s make your mind free, but focus when traveling along the paths covered by the mist, going through the peaceful villages, and seeing the lush terraced rice fields. When our motorcycle team arrives in Bac Ha, it will be approximately 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a night here before going to the incredible road to Ha Giang.

Summary: 

Distance: 160 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Cho Family Homestay

 

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

Ha Giang, the northernmost province of Vietnam, is a must-go when we take on the ride to the North of Vietnam. Ha Giang has totally different views compared to other places in Vietnam. The roads here will be more challenging for you, but the landscapes are much more fantastic than you might expect. We will also be offered the best-terraced rice field landscape as you pass Hoang Su Phi. It is really the highlight of the tour. We come to Ha Giang before sunrise and enjoy a relaxing night at the hotel.

Summary: Distance: 190 km                Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Truong Xuan Resort

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

Dong Van is a district of Ha Giang province. This place is known for the massive plateaus of rocks. Not only is it famous for the typical topography but also for the colorful, vivid life of the local population. Just relax and stop along the way to satisfy your passion for nature photography! Traveling with BM Travel Adventure will satisfy your experiences as well as your enthusiasm for learning about new knowledge and new cultures. We will come to the city of Dong Van at 5:00 p.m. Take your time in that quiet and romantic city and enjoy the night.

Summary: 

Distance: 150 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hoa Cuong Hotel

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

In the morning, we can take a walk through the ancient city of Dong Van, enjoy a delicious coffee or admire the architecture of the typical French style, which was built in the French colonial era. We start again at 10:00 a.m. On the road from Dong Van to Bao Lac, we will cross many landmarks, such as the rocky plateau and terraced rice fields, and through Ma Pi Leng, one of the four longest passes in Vietnam. In the North of Vietnam, the Ma Pi Leng pass offers the most challenging motorcycle circuits in Vietnam. After enjoying a motorcycle tour at the Dong Van Global Geopark, we will arrive in Bao Lac at about 4:30 p.m and stay there overnight.

Summary:  Distance: 160 km        Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:Duc Tai Bao Lac Hotel – https://s.net.vn/HIkO

 

 

Day 10BAO LAC TO BAN GIOC WATERFALL

You will have a motorbike tour on mainly both off-road and back-road roads from Bao Lac 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: Ban Gioc Quay Son Hotelhttps://s.net.vn/tQNJ

Distance: 210 km 

 

 

Day 11FROM 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: Duong Cong Trich Homestay – https://s.net.vn/mJ81

 

Day 12GO ON THE DISCOVERY OF BAC SON BEFORE COMING BACK TO HANOI

On the final day of the journey, you continue to ride through lovely lands in Lang Son before returning to Hanoi. Control your motorbike toward the south to reach Mau Son, about 30 km from Lang Son. Spend your morning going around this area and discovering the traditional cultures of Yao people if you want to get more understanding of the regional customs and habits here.

After exploring Mau Son, you continue riding to Lang Son, where you can enjoy local specialties at lunch before starting the trip back to Hanoi. Along the way, you can visit traditional villages and pagodas. To avoid the traffic congestion that may happen on Highway 1B, our guide will instruct you to ride on other roads. Your 7-day Northeast Vietnam motorbike tour will finish when you return to Hanoi at 4 p.m.

 

Summary:

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: No

Distances: 150 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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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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