North Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Thac Ba Lake 13 days

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Destination : 13/Days Hanoi → Mai Chau → Ta Xua → Ngoc Chien → Sapa → Bac Ha → Hoang Su Phi → Ha Giang → Dong Van → Meo Vac → Bao Lac → Ba Be Lake → Thac Ba Lake → Hanoi

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The 13-days 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 1NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM HANOI TO MAI CHAU

Your guide will pick you up at the hotel and depart from Hanoi at 9:00 a.m. We will get out of the noisy city, following the winding hills and uneven roads to head to Mai Chau. Mai Chau is a picturesque valley with the rustic charm of mountains and terraced fields. It’s also home to many Vietnam ethnic tribes. On the way, we can meet some of the curious eyes of the ethnic children. Get ready to wave as they smile or stare at you! After lunch, we continue our journey through the stunning rural landscapes and may stop for a while to take pictures. We arrive in Mai Chau at around 5:00 p.m. and stay overnight at a lovely homestay.

Summary: 

Distance: 170 km

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

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Day 2NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM MAI CHAU TO TA XUA

Ta Xua 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 Ta Xua. 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 Ta Xua at approximately 4:30 p.m. Dinner and overnight in Ta Xua.

Summary: Distance: 150 km             Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

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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 4NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM NGOC CHIEN 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: Hotel

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Day 5 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: Hotel

 

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Day 6NORTH 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: Hotel

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Day 7 NORTH 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: Hotel

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Day 8NORTH 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: Hotel

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Day 9NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM BAO LAC TO BA BE

From Bao Lac, 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. and leave the luggage at the family home host before joining a truly cheerful and relaxing boat trip on Lake Ba Be – the largest natural lake in Vietnam. Day 9 comes to an end with a cozy and warm night in the house of the Tay people.

Summary:  Distance: 150 km           Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

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Day 10 NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM BA BE TO THAC BA LAKE

Saying goodbye to Ba Be, we will head to Thac Ba Lake, one of the three largest and most beautiful reservoirs in Vietnam. The advantage of this motorcycle tour is that apart from the natural landscapes, we also visit historical sites such as ATK Dinh Hoa, the place where Ho Chi Minh met the communist party of Vietnam in 1930. After traveling to Thac Ba lake, we will spend the night with the family of a Dzao village who lives on the shore of Thac Ba Lake. We can also enjoy a boat trip on this splendid lake to see the impressions of nature and the heritage of human construction.

Summary: 

Distance: 160 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

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Day 11NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM THAC BA LAKE TO HANOI

On the last day, we will leave Thac Ba at 8:00 a.m and return to Hanoi. We come back to Hanoi before rush hours and finish the 11-day tour. Hope that this long journey has left many unforgettable impressions in your mind!

Summary: 

Distance: 180 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Melia Hanoi Hotel

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Day 12 HANOI – HA LONG

8h00: Car and Tour Guide pick up in hotel

11:30 – 11:45: Indochine Cruise welcomes you at the waiting room on Tuan Chau Island, carrying out baggage check-in procedures at the lounge

11:55 – 12:00: You board the speedboat through Ha Long Bay to board the Indochine cruise. After the drumming, you board the Indochine cruise, enjoy a welcome drink and listen to the tour guide introduce the schedule and Safety Regulations on board.

13.15 – 14.00: Enjoy lunch at Tonkin restaurant.

15:00: You visit the area of ​​Bat Cave (also known as Bright and Dark Cave) in the reserve of Cat Ba National Park, where guests will visit by kayaking or rowing by local people. paddle.

16:30: Back on the cruise, you can choose to swim in the area around the yacht or enjoy a relaxing massage, or soak in the Jacuzzi while watching the sunset over the bay. Staff will always be there to assist you

17.45: The ship moves to the overnight spot to anchor the ship

18:15: You attend the Class of Pruning Fruit or Rolling Spring with the ship’s chef. During the lesson, the chef will teach you how to prune, decorate fruits and how to roll spring rolls in Vietnam.

19:15: Enjoy a beautifully decorated dinner prepared by the skillful chefs of Indochine Cruises

20.45: You are free to relax such as participating in evening entertainment activities on board such as night squid fishing , watching movies, playing cards, seahorses, dominoes, massage services or simply relaxing on the Sundeck and watching sky full of stars

Day 13HA LONG - HANOI

06:00 – 7:30 : Tea, coffee and cakes will be served in the restaurant

06:30 : Welcome the dawn with Tai Chi exercise (Taichi) on the deck

07:15: Indochine Cruise takes guests to visit Trung Trang Cave on Cat Ba Island

09:00 : Back to Indochine Cruise. You will have approximately 30 minutes to pack your bags and check out. You can leave your luggage outside the room door, the staff of the fleet will help you transfer to the wharf.

09.30 : You will be served a late breakfast at the restaurant. After breakfast, you will pay the bill for drinks and services used on the cruise. At the same time, the ship on the way back to the wharf is also the time when visitors enjoy the beauty of the bay on the way.

10:30 – 11:00 : Take you back to Tuan Chau wharf.

15:00: Return to Hanoi and finish the tour with Bm Travel Adventure

 

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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