Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Thac Ba – 10 days

Duration : 10/Days
Destination : Hanoi → Mai Chau → Phu Yen → Son La → Tuan Giao → Sin Ho → Sapa → Luc Yen → Thac Ba (Vu Linh) → Hanoi

From: $1,690/person

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Every season Northwest Vietnam brings different beauties. Coming here in September or October, you can admire vast yellow terraced fields while watching orchid trees in blossom is what you should do in March in the Northwest region. The  10-day Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Thac Ba  is a great opportunity for you to explore a wide range of destinations. In particular, the itinerary will include visits to  Mai Chau, Phu Yen, Son La, Tuan Giao, Sin Ho, Sapa, Luc Yen, and Vu Linh. Riding to each region, you will get different experiences. By joining this tour, you have a chance to not only do sightseeing excursions but also conquer bumpy roads. It can be said that this journey is challenging but fascinating.

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

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

+ Catch the daily life activities of Black Thai people

+ Climb up the great passes named Sa Tong, Tram Ton, Thung Khe and Fansipan mountain range

+ Enjoy a number of local specialties

+ Be overwhelmed by majestic natural beauty

+ Feel a very different atmosphere from the bustling cities

 

Day 1Hanoi – Mai Chau

Depart from the hotel in Hanoi at 9.30 am. Then, our guide will provide you with need-to-know rules when moving on Vietnamese roads to avoid unexpected accidents or risks. Mai Chau, which is 160 km from Hanoi, is the first destination in our journey. It will take around 5 hours to ride your motorbike from Hanoi to Mai Chau. Before reaching Hoa Binh province, you will experience a smooth ride along Highway 6, which is covered with stunning mountainous scenery.

After that, you cross Cao Phong, Tan Lac, and Thung Khe Pass, from which you move a distance of 6 km along Highway 15 to Mai Chau. If you prefer conquering challenging roads, it is advisable to select Bai Lang street rather than Highway 6. Keep in mind that this road includes a lot of dangerous turns; therefore, you should be careful. After arriving at Mai Chau, you check in the hotel here and spend time relaxing.

Summary

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 160 km

Best Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tours - 10 days- day 1

Day 2Mai Chau – Phu Yen

From Mai Chau, you will ride through Moc Chau and Road No.43 to reach Phu Yen. You will pass Hoa Binh Dam- one of the largest hydroelectric constructions in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. After visiting this gigantic construction with surrounding landscapes, you continue the journey to Van Yen ferry before getting to Phu Yen in the evening. A guest house in Phu Yen will be the place for you to stay overnight. Here you also have to taste local foods like buffalo meat.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: guest-house

Distances: 140 km

Best Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tours - 10 days- day 2 Mai Chau - Phu Yen

Day 3Phu Yen – Son La

Following the itinerary, your third day will be a ride to Son La. Depart Phu Yen; then you will get across Road 37, which is surrounded by the area of mountains and hills as the residence of Black Thai people. While riding your motorcycle, you may cope with some difficult roads. After going through a sugar cane farm, you travel a short distance to Son La. Finally, you will stop at a hotel and rest at night here.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                                                         

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 160 km

Best Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tours - 10 days day 3 Phu Yen - Son La

Day 4Son La – Tuan Giao

For the fourth day, your ultimate destination will be Tuan Giao. The road from Son La to Tuan Giao crosses Pha Din Pass, which is one of the most stunning passes in the Northwest region. Despite getting glorious feelings while seeing landscapes from the pass, you must be a top-level rider to conquer it. With a height of 1000km, Pha Din has cold weather in the early morning; therefore, you need to wear warm clothes during the trip. After riding through the pass, you go along a sloping road to Tuan Giao, where we will stay overnight.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 140 km

Best Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tours - 10 days day 4 Son La - Tuan Giao

Day 5Tuan Giao – Sin Ho

The fifth day will be the most memorable time of this journey. You cannot finish this excursion if you are not excellent at riding. Starting the trip in Tuan Giao, you get on the motorbike and move through the villages of Thai and Hmong people until your motorcycle reaches a small stream. Stop here for lunch before having a bumpy ride over the 25-km pass called Sa Tong. This pass includes long and desolate slopes and is extremely ragged, with the abyss on one side and cliffs on the other side. Therefore, you need a great deal of concentration all the way.

Going through this pass, you will get to Muong Lay town, which is now in flooding conditions. Therefore, Sin Ho town will be the destination for you to take overnight. Around 5 p.m, you will come here.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 180 km

Best Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tours - 10 days- day 5 Tuan Giao - Sin Ho

Day 6Sin Ho – Sapa

After leaving Sin Ho, you begin the journey to Sapa. You can choose the off-road route that passes several rivers for more fascinating experiences. Following the itinerary, you will go to Binh Lu commune and reach Tram Ton pass, from which you can admire the spectacular scenery of Fansipan, encompassed by green valleys and towering mountains. Going through the pass, you take a ride to Lao Cai province, then move to Sapa valley. After checking in a hotel, you spend one night here before starting to explore the beauty of Sapa the next day.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Distances: 120 km

Best Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tours - 10 days day 6 Sin Ho to Sapa motorbike tours

Day 7Spend a full day relaxing in Sapa

You certainly gain exhilarating experiences when discovering Sapa all day long. You take a trip from the hotel to Cat Cat village, one of the most worth-visiting destinations in Sapa. Go around the village to commune with Hmong people and better understand the local cultures. Coming to the next beauty spot in the itinerary, you get maximum excitement when immersing yourself in the picturesque landscape of Rose Valley.

Departing from Sapa town, you move a distance of 18 km to the north, then pass the winding road named Tram Ton to reach Cổng Trời (Sky Gate). Besides, you can take advantage of your free time to visit other tourist attractions in Sapa. At the end of the day, you go back to the hotel and take some rest.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Best Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tours - 10 days Sapa Motorbike tours

Day 8Sapa – Luc Yen

After one day of enjoying Sapa, you take a 180-km road through a palm forest on your motorbike to experience the next amazing place, Luc Yen. It will take you around 6 hours to reach this attraction. Coming here, you will ride around to take in limestone mountains, go up rolling hills, and admire the poetic beauty of wide valleys. Besides, you can go somewhere to enjoy local specialties.

When the night falls, you will stay at the homestay of a Tay family. You will be invited to eat delicious foods before crawling into bed to drift into a restful sleep.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Distance: 180 km

Best Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tours - 10 days from Sapa to Thac Ba Lake

Day 9Luc Yen – Vu Linh

You spend half a day in Luc Yen, taking pleasure in tasting your favorite dishes and drinks and learning more about the traditional habits and customs here. After that, you go on a journey to Vu Linh village, which is home to Dzao people. The most special thing here is that you will get a chance to enjoy folk songs and dances.

If you are eager for an exploration travel, you can make the trek across Yen mountain and Cao Bien mountain or cycle around the village to discover Dzao’s cultures. After getting tired of various activities, you will have a rest at the homestay of a Dzao family.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Distance: 80 km

Best Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tours - 10 days from Luc Yen to Vu Linh

Day 10Vu Linh – Hanoi

After having a full breakfast in Vu Linh, you prepare for the journey back to Hanoi. You ride your motorbike to the southeast of Vu Linh along Highway 2 before joining the road of Phu Tho province. Go along the Red river dike until you reach the intersection point between the Red River and the Black River. You cross the bridge spanning Black River to follow the highway and return to Hanoi. The 10-day motorbike journey to Northwest Vietnam will end at 3 pm.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 180 km

Best Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tours - 10 days from Vu Linh back to Hanoi

End of Tours 

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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