Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Ba Be – 9 days

Duration : 09/Days
Destination : Hanoi → Mai Chau → Phu Yen → Mu Cang Chai → Sapa→ Xin Man → Ha Giang → Dong Van → Bao Lac → Ba Be Lake → Hanoi

From: $1,521/person

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In this 9-day Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from  Hanoi to Ba Be, you will have the opportunity to explore the breathtaking beauty of  Mai Chau Valley, Moc Chau Plateau, rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai,  Sapa National Tourist Center, Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark, Meo Vac National Park, Ba Be Lake.  The tour promises to bring many great touring experiences and satisfy even the most difficult customers.

  • Departure: From 01 person
  • ThemeNature/Motorcycle Adventure, Traditional culture, Off-road, Enduro Tours, Wild Life
  • SuitableTravel with friends, Active traveler, Solo traveler
ITINERARY

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

+ past almost all the incredible places in the north, such as the steps from northwest to northeast.

+ see another world inside Vietnam in each day of driving, all are magnificent + Great combination of on-road and offroad

+ The scene is relatively different but extremely beautiful and majestic

+ Vietnam’s truest sense of natural beauty and cultural diversity and geography

 

Day 1Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Mai Chau

Today we will gather at the meeting point at 8 am and listen to our detailed instructions for a safe and fun trip. After breakfast, we will leave the bustling Hanoi city and head to Mai Chau – a rural district of Hoa Binh Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. It’s expected to arrive in Mai Chau before sunset. We will have dinner here and get an unforgettable night dancing around the fire and drinking “Ruou can” with local people.

Summary: 

Distance: 170 km, 5 hours of riding

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 1: Hanoi - MaiChau 170km / 5 hours: B.L, D

Day 2Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Mai Chau to Nghia Lo

Today we ride to the remote area where H’mong houses are located. Then we keep riding over a mountain pass before a tea plantation opens our view. On the way to Nghia Lo town in Yen Bai Province, you will be stunned by the endless golden rice fields of Thais and Hmong people, which are considered one of the most amazing parts of the tour. After a long day exploring nature, we will have dinner and stay overnight in Nghia Lo town.

Summary: 

Distance: 230 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel/ Homestay

Day 2. Mai Chau – Nghia Lo (230km – B, L, D) Hotel stay

Day 3Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Nghia Lo – Than Uyen – Sapa

From Nghia Lo, the team keeps riding the off-road track toward the highest peak of the Fansipan mountain range. From the Tram Ton Pass (O Quy Ho Pass) as “Heaven Gate”, we will cross into Lao Cai province at 2000m above sea level height. Here you can take the breathtaking panoramic view of nature in front of your eyes. We arrive in Sapa at 4 pm. Have dinner and stay there overnight.

Sapa is one of the most reputable destinations in north Vietnam, along with Ha Long Bay and Trang An Ninh Binh. Running along the Chinese border, you can have a motorbike tour through all the boundary provinces before reaching Sapa and back to Hanoi. This could take you at least one week wandering the North of Vietnam. Take care of the time to visit Sapa. It is the most ideal from March to May and September to Mid-December. 

Summary: 

Distance: 250 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3. Nghia Lo – Than Uyen – Sapa (250km – B, L, D) Hotel stay

Day 4Off-road Sapa Motorbike Tour

A short motorbike tour around Sapa is taken after breakfast. The ride to Muong Hoa valley, Lao Chai – Ta Van village would be full of enjoyable moments. Fantastic views of nature and the colorful local life of indigenous people working hard on the terraced rice fields will captivate anyone’s heart. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the local market, French church, etc., in dreamlike Sapa town. Stay another night in Sapa town before tomorrow’s long ride.

Day 4. Sapa Tour. Hotel stay

Day 5Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Sapa to Ha Giang

After breakfast, we will ride to Lao Cai town through the mountain pass. Our team will quickly stop to see the busy and crowded Chinese border and enjoy a cup of coffee on the bank of the Nam Thi River. After that, we keep riding to Viet Quang from Lao Cai on rugged, small roads with tranquil villages and local markets on both sides. Lunch is served in Viet Quang. After that, we keep motorbiking to Ha Giang in the afternoon. We will have dinner at Ha Giang and spend one night at the hotel to relax after a long-distance riding day.

Summary: 

Distance: 240 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 5. SaPa – Ha Giang (240km – B, L, D) Hotel stay

Day 6Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Ha Giang to Dong Van

Let’s visit the northernmost part of Vietnam. Ha Giang is home to many ethnic groups with cultural diversity and has a lot of stunning attractions like Quan Ba Heaven Gate, Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark, Vuong’s Palace, and a whole lot more. You will be impressed with the beauty of nature and local life here in Ha Giang loop. Have dinner and enjoy your one-night stay in peaceful Dong Van town.

Summary: 

Distance: 150 km 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 6. Ha Giang – Dong Van (150km – B, L, D) Hotel stay

Day 7Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Dong Van to Bao Lac

Leaving Dong Van after breakfast, our team keeps riding to Bao Lac. The breathtaking view when passing Ma Pi Leng pass will astonish you to the bottom. In the corner of the pass, you can have a quick stop overlooking the picturesque Nho Que river, and don’t forget to take some nice shots to show off with your friends. Keep riding down the Meo Vac valley, near the Chinese border, and enjoy lunchtime here. It’s expected to reach Bao Lac at 4 pm; we will have dinner and spend one night there.

Summary: 

Distance: 110 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel 

Day 7. Dong Van – Bao Lac (110km – B, L, D) Hotel stay

Day 8Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Bao Lac to Ba Be lake

Just about 30km riding away from rugged and narrow roads, our team will reach a small beautiful trail crossing the forest. The fresh air and the sound of nature will help relax your mind and bring back your energy right away. We continue riding from Ha Giang to Ba Be Lake, which has spectacular sceneries and tranquil villages scattered in the forested hills. When our team reaches Ba Be Lake, we will have a relaxing time on the boat to discover the raw beauty of nature. We will stay there overnight with a local family.

“Ba Be Lake is in the core area of Ba Be national park- with the high biodiversity of fauna and flora. This topography here is typical of karst with the primitive forests on limestone mountains and system of caves and grottos. In that area, the disturbances of tourists, even small or big can somehow change the ecological balance. Therefore, the tourism here should be minimized to balance conservation and tourism development. With the Vietnam motorbike tour, we ensure that the impacts are minimized under control. It is so glad that you did have moments with nature and people there”.

Summary: 

Distance: 110 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 8. Bao Lac – Ba Be lake (110km – B, L, D) Home stay

Day 9Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Ba Be Lake to Hanoi

Instead of following the highway back to Hanoi from Ba Be, we choose an exceptional route that allows you to enjoy the beauty of gorgeous golden rice fields on both sides of the road, lovely fishing villages, and the simple life of the indigenous people. It’s expected to arrive in Hanoi at roughly 4 pm.

Summary: 

Distance: 240 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 End Tour

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

One personContact UsContact UsContact Us
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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