Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Ninh Binh – 6 days


Northern Vietnam, the Northwest, and Red River Delta regions are outstanding with breathtaking landscapes and challenging yet scenic back road stretches, making them ideal for motorbike backpackers. So, to bring forth the best these regions can offer travelers from all places, we have designed this 6-day road trip on motorbikes suitable for both beginners and experienced drivers.

The  Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Ninh Binh – 6 days  takes you from Hanoi to the valley of Mai Chau to Moc Chau Plateau. Then, you will embark on a journey to three notable nature reserves in Thanh Hoa and Ninh Binh provinces:  Pu Luong, Cuc Phuong, and Trang An

  • Departure: From 01 person
  • ThemeNature/Soft Adventure, Traditional culture
  •   SuitableTravel with friends, Active traveler, Solo traveler

 

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

 

ITINERARY

Day 1Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Mai Chau Valley (Hoa Binh)

Today’s destination is Mai Chau Valley. While not as popular as the neighboring Moc Chau, Mai Chau still has fantastic scenery for you to feast your eyes on. From the endless green fields in villages such as Lac, and Pom Coong, to the seemingly never-ending and mysterious caves of Chieu and Mo Luong, Mai Chau has a little something for everyone. As with all our tours, we have planned two possible routes for you. If you’d prefer a quick and easy ride, we start from the office of BM Travel Adventure and head towards Highway 6. Along the way, we can visit Ba Khan Lake. The lake is deeply nestled in-between high mountains and virtually untouched by rampant tourism, creating a sense of rustic tranquility.

However, if you are more adventurous, we also have a backroads plan. With this choice, you will pass through villages of ethnic minorities and witness life in rural areas before arriving in Mai Chau town. Here, we will spend the night at homestays of Tay people, most of which are stilt houses a couple of meters above the ground. This allows for clean, airy spaces that could easily house an entire traveling crew.

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Day 2Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Mai Chau – Moc Chau (Son La) – Mai Chau (180km)

For day 2, we will journey from Mai Chau to Moc Chau in Son La province and back on different routes. Again, we also have two travel options, a straightforward one that uses highways and main roads; the other goes onto backroads into jungles and skirts along Laos’ border for the more adventurous.

After breakfast and coffee, we depart and head through Cun Pheo commune to Hang Kia – Pa Co communes and Moc Chau Farm Town. At Moc Chau Plateau, one of the most beautiful highlands in the North, there are numerous tourist spots for you to visit. There are Son Moc Huong Cave (also known as Doi Cave), Dai Yem Waterfall, the pine forest of Ang village, flower fields, and tea plantations stretching as far as the eyes can see. All of which only serve to bring you back to nature and enjoy the wonders it has given.

When you’ve had your fill of Moc Chau, we get ready to return to Mai Chau. For the return trip, we take the old Highway 6 and turn to the new Highway 6 to approach Mai Chau.

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Day 3Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Mai Chau to Pu Luong (Thanh Hoa)

On the 3rd day, we will take you across a notable pass and highland on the way to Pu Luong. After breakfast, we say goodbye to the host family and depart toward Highway 6. We will come across Thung Khe Pass, also known as Da Trang Pass (White Stone Pass). The reason for its name becomes apparent as soon as you see the surrounding white grey stone mountains. At an elevation of 1,000 meters, Thung Khe is a favorite of backpackers, thanks to its European-like beauty.

Passing Thung Khe, we drive onwards to Lung Van highland. Although it is one of Hoa Binh province’s hotspots, Lung Van’s tourism is still minimal and undeveloped. Dubbed “rooftop of the Muong region”, Lung Van highland is at 1,200 meters above sea level. The land is surrounded by high mountains on all sides and covered in layers of white clouds, giving off the impression that you are venturing into some forbidden parts of heaven. Aside from its beauty, Lung Van also serves as a cultural center for the Muong people, preserving their traditional way of life. After a day of driving, we will arrive at Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Check in at our hotel and rest as we prepare to explore Pu Luong the following day.

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Day 4Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour in Pu Luong (Thanh Hoa)

To fully explore the beauty of Pu Luong, we have chosen trekking as the primary traveling method. As always, you can choose to stay back at Pu Luong Retreat if you don’t want to trek. If we go trekking, however, it might be better to have a local guide with us as we will be exploring Don and Hieu villages. Both villages are occupied by Thai people and have a calm and rustic beauty.

At Hieu village, a waterfall of the same name is very popular with tourists due to its calcium-heavy water creating peculiar limestone formations around the stream. If you want to go shopping for local goods, there is the Pho Doan market, where you can also observe a fusion of many ethnic groups such as the Kinh, Muong, and Thai people. Although the plan for day 4 is to trek on foot, you can also choose to explore Pu Luong on back roads with your trusty motorbike instead. The choice is fully yours.

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Day 5Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Pu Luong – Cuc Phuong – Trang An (180km)

Bid farewell to Pu Luong as we embark on our journey to its neighbor, Cuc Phuong National Park. In the morning, we can visit Cam Luong, and Cam Lien streams in Cam Thuy district. Said to be blessed by fish gods, the streams are filled with thousands of silvery fishes that you can reach in and touch. The locals revere them and, as a result, remain untouched.

Afterward, we drive down to the Ho Chi Minh Highway and directly into Cuc Phuong National Park. As Vietnam’s first national park, Cuc Phuong is also our largest nature reserve and an important site for biodiversity. Its many rescue centers and conservation programs allow you to watch endangered animals taken care of by park rangers and experts. The park has many giant ancient trees that 20 people forming a circle cannot cover their circumference. There are also numerous mysterious caves, lakes, and villages inside Cuc Phuong, enough to sate your thirst for adventure.

After a day at Cuc Phuong, we drive to Trang An in Ninh Binh province for our night’s rest.

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Day 6Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour to explore Ninh Binh – Tam Coc – Trang An – Thung Nang and back to Hanoi (180 km)

We start our last day early as Trang An is full of things to discover. Recognized by UNESCO, Trang An is a Scenic Landscape Complex that includes Tam Coc – Bich Dong karst caves and pagodas, Hoa Lu – one of Vietnam’s old capital, and Bai Dinh Temple.

We’ve also chosen off-road and less-traveled paths for a tour of Trang An. After exploring the karst limestone mountains and caves of Tam Coc, we drive to the harbor for a 2-and-a-half-hour boat trip to Thung Nang – a recently opened area with a relatively calmer atmosphere compared to Tam Coc. With this route, you can have time for relaxation in the arms of Mother Nature after hours of exploring. After a quick lunch in Tam Coc, we prepare to travel back to Hanoi early to avoid the nightmare that is Hanoi’s rush

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Vietnam motorbike tours prices for a guided Vietnam motorcycle tour

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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

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

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

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.

 

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

From 3 riders please contact us for the best 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)
  • Riding Shirt for souvenirs
  • 4G simcard
  • Overnight Train Ticket (soft bed) and bike shipping fee from Lao Cai – Sapa

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

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 dirtbike – USD 200 / 1 above 500cc bike
  • VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUEST.

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.

Read full information at Booking Terms and Conditions

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