Vietnam Motorcycle Trip from Hanoi to Mai Chau – 3 days

Duration : 03/Days
Destination : Ha Noi → Ninh Binh → Mai Chau

From: $507/person

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The 3-day Vietnam motorcycle trip from the capital city of Hanoi to Mai Chau is one of our shortest tours to the beautiful villages in northwest Vietnam. This tour takes us to beautiful destinations and to meet hospitable local people. Besides scenic and peaceful sceneries, driving on small roads and off-the-beaten paths also makes this an exciting trip for any tourist.

With three days and two nights, travelers will have the chance to join the beautiful rides and experience an exciting motorcycle tour. We are also crossing by rural villages and beautiful sceneries, including Van Long, Trang An, and Tam Coc Bich Dong (well-known as Ha Long on land).

This short motorbike tour will also enable us to explore the unique cultural characteristics of ethnic minorities in northwestern Vietnam. This tour suits individuals, families, and groups, especially those passionate about motorbike riding. 

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

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

 

Day 1Vietnam Motorcycle Trip from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

 

We start our journey from Hanoi city. We strike through the hustling, and bustling streets of Hanoi, then go along the famous Red River of Vietnam, pass through a rural area and have a glimpse into the life of local people in the countryside. We then join the national highway, head to Ninh Binh city, then get to the towering limestone mountains that will take us to Van Long, where we spend a few hours exploring. This largest wetland nature conservation area of the Red River delta region with more than 1,000 eye-catching caves, diverse ecosystem, and jaw-dropping views is a highlight of this trip. 

We arrive at the hotel near Tam Coc, have a quick break, enjoy dinner, then spend the night here. With impressive limestone mountains, seemingly endless rice fields, majestic mountains, lush green rivers, and mysterious large caves, Tam Coc is truly a heaven on earth’s destination that tourists shouldn’t miss while they visit Ninh Binh. 

Distance/ time: 160 km/ 4 hours of riding

Short Vietnam motorcycle tours from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Day 2Vietnam Motorcycle Trip from Ninh Binh to Mai Chau

 

We wake up early, having a walk around our hotel area to enjoy the fresh air and experience the tranquility and peace in a rural area before having breakfast. We then hit the road at around 9 am. After steering the small rural road and then the beautiful paths, we arrive at the Mua Cave, where we can spend some time to trek and get to the peak of the mountain to get a panoramic view of the rural villages, the limestone mountains, the vast rice fields, and the winding rivers.

We then head to Trang An complex, a must while you are in Ninh Binh. This offers you peaceful moments in a boat tour with a breathtaking view of limestone karst mountains and scenic valleys with cliffs. This two to three-hour boat tour will take you to various destinations: from ancient temples and palaces to mysterious caves. The serene nature with a cool breeze, the burbling sound of water, and birds’ chirping melody will be a perfect retreat for you after some hours of driving. 

In the afternoon, we drive along the Hoang Long River and get to the Cuc Phuong National Park before joining Ho Chi Minh Trail. From here, views and sceneries will change variously, and our ride will be a bit more challenging yet more fun. We drive past the famous Thung Khe, one of the most stunning passes in Vietnam, before making it to Mai Chau in the late afternoon. We then take a relaxing stroll around the area, watching the last rays of sunshine fall on the village before calling it a day. We spend the night in a local homestay and have dinner with local delicacies prepared by the host. 

Distance/ time: 180 km/ 5 hours of riding

Short Motorbike tours in North Vietnam - 3 days

Day 3Vietnam Motorcycle Trip back to Hanoi from Mai Chau

 

After having a quick breakfast, we go to visit some destinations before getting back to Hanoi. We have a short ride to Ba Khan Lake, dubbed Ha Long Bay of the northern mountainous area of Vietnam, to contemplate its great view and astounding beauty. While in Mai Chau, visiting some ethnic villages is a must. We explore Lac village, home to well-preserved traditional houses on stilt, many of which now serve as homestays for tourists. Stupendous landscape, picture-postcard rice terraced fields, and hospitable local ethnic people with interesting culture and customs make the trip to Lac village rewarding and memorable to any visitor. 

We then bid farewell to Mai Chau and returned to Hanoi. We take a different route from the one we had when traveling from Hanoi with some off-road paths to make our journey back more challenging and fun. With these routes, we get the chance to drive on some small, narrow roads, passing by sugarcane and orange gardens and scenic rice fields. We get back to Hanoi before the rush hour. 

Within only three days, our travelers have the chance to try on different types of roads – both paved and off-road paths- to visit scenic destinations, meet authentic people, enjoy good local food, and be amazed by the beautiful landscapes of Vietnam. 

Distance/ time: 170 km/ 5 hours of riding

Short Motorbike tours in North Vietnam - 3 days, Day 3END OF 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

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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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