Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Thac Ba Lake – 5 days

Duration : 05/Days
Destination : Hanoi → Phu Yen → Mu Cang Chai → Sapa → Thac Ba Lake → Hanoi

From: $845/person

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Northwest Vietnam offers expansive and picturesque views of typical rice terraces fields. Traveling among these cool majestic mountains and featured terraces will be a memorable experience for tourists. The number of visitors interested in enjoying the peacefulness, ready to leave the bustling cities and get close to nature, has increased. That is why BM Travel Adventure decides to create a tour discovering Northwest Vietnam by motorbike. Only with 149USD/day/person when signing for a group of 4 people, you will get good motorbikes, kind services, and the best opportunities to experience real travel life. Let’s do it!

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

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • When attending this North West Vietnam Motorbike Tour, you will have a chance  to explore the Lung Lo Pass, a national level historical site
  • Visiting Mu Cang Chai, ranked along Rainbow Mountain in Peru, Andes … in the list of the mysterious beauty of mountains in the world.
  • The stone church of Sapa was built in 1895 and is considered the most complete ancient architectural mark of the remaining French people. The church has been embellished and preserved, becoming an indispensable image when tourists mention misty Sapa town.
  • Discovering Thac Ba Lake is a beautiful scenic spot, improving the ecological environment climate, gradually becoming a valuable tourist area of ​​the country, recognized as a national historical and historical monument.

 

Day 1Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Phu Yen (Son La)

At 8 am, we will meet up with our fellow members to start our exciting day. From Hanoi, we will ride on QL32 through Phuc Tho, Son Tay to Ba Vi. After passing Trung Ha Bridge, we keep going to Co Tiet and turn left to Thanh Son. The road is quite far but certainly worth experiencing. From Thanh Son, we will go along Road 32 through Tan Son to reach Thu Cuc. The final stage in our journey today is turning left to Highway 32b to head straightly to Phu Yen. This road is full of steep and winding passes. When riding on this road, we can have a great chance to view small streams and the practical daily activities of locals living in the remote, lush forests.

Speaking about Phu Yen, the highlight of this destination is called Mr. Giap forest, which is about 200 hectares and surrounded by wild mountains. This forest gives tourists a great sense of closeness to Mother Nature with many different old trees. Moreover, you can hear the murmur of water from Dun stream days and nights that helps you blow off steam after nervous driving hours. On the way, you can take a break in the Observatory in the Hien stream, the Military Medical Station in the Bua stream; or Command Post held by the General in the Tac Ke stream.

Summary:

Distance: 160 km

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guest-house

DAY 1: NORTH WEST MOTORBIKE TOUR: HANOI MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO PHU YEN (SON LA)

Day 2Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Phu Yen to Mu Cang Chai

After recovering from the first 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: Hotel

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Day 3Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Mu Cang Chai to Sapa (Lao Cai)

We set off Mu Cang Chai and rode straight to Quy Ho Pass, hanging up among clouds and mountains in the early morning. Surely, we cannot ignore vast tea, corn, or rice plantation along the tracks. Besides, winding passes and splendid mountain ranges sometimes make you fret but feel happy after conquering.

Sapa town is one of the popular tourist destinations in the highland areas of the North. Therefore, it is worth staying here and checking why it is such an attractive location. The first and foremost spot we highly recommend for you is Sapa Stone Church, which is ideal for tourists to check in and snap memorable photoshoots. The church is a landmark structure built under the French colony in the middle of Sapa center town for a spiritual reason. Nowadays, thousands of ethnic minorities’ communities have gathered for trade or even exchange their products daily, creating local cultural identity quite obviously.

After taking a stroll around this lovely town and researching local culture, we returned to the homestay. In the warm atmosphere, we can share our feeling about our travel time.

DAY 3: NORTH WEST MOTORBIKE TOUR: MU CANG TO MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO SAPA (LAO CAI)

Day 4Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Sapa to Thac Ba Lake, Vu Linh (Yen Bai)

Ahead of us, this morning is the Vu Linh eco-tourism site, where we can relax with a wide range of different activities such as cycling, walking, sailing, fishing, or talking with indigenous people in Yen Bai. Before thinking of the entertaining stuff mentioned above, a long ride from Sapa to Vu Linh awaits you to conquer. Saying goodbye to Sapa, we must go through Lao Cai city (Yen Bai) on the CT15 road to reach our stopping point today.

Regarding Ngoi Tu village, Vu Linh commune, as a nature lover, maybe you are not interested in artificial structures here. However, the village management understands and tries to create activities associated with available nature landscapes, minimizing impacts on natural resources. The environmental consciousness is seen through every structure here. After visiting Vu Linh village, it is time to learn more about local cuisine through the typical dishes of the Dao people and their traditional wine. The Vu Linh wine, fermented manually from rice, is so strong and aromatic that makes you can easily drunk. So watch out! We still have the eventual day to cover.

Summary:

Distance: 200 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

DAY 4: NORTH WEST MOTORBIKE TOUR: SAPA MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO THAC BA LAKE, VU LINH (YEN BAI)

Day 5Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Vu Linh Village (Thac Ba Lake) to Hanoi

Thac Ba Lake is the scenic delight of Vu Linh village. Our team will depart to the lake in the morning, and the hydroelectric dam is our first stop. The dam helps generate power, preventing floods and droughts in the Northern delta region. It took a huge effort to dig and fill up that tank, so it is a respected masterpiece of humans here. The next activity is exploring caves in Thac Ba by boat, which lies deep in the Limestone Mountains. The most prominent among them is the beautiful stalactite-covered Thuy Tien cave. After that, we can continue climbing along the rocky path to the top of the mountain. At the time, you can see Chay River, which adorably curves around the mountains. From there, vibrant images of traditional stilt houses and outstanding rice terraces keep you staring blankly. It is a bittersweet feeling when it almost comes to the end of the trip.

Finally, it is time to leave the peaceful North of Vietnam and say goodbye to your newly-made friends to return to Hanoi. We will have lunch on the way to the QL32 and make sure to arrive before the capital’s rush hour.

Summary:

Distance: 180 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

DAY 5: NORTH WEST MOTORBIKE TOUR: VU LINH VILLAGE (THAC BA LAKE) MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO HANOI

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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