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Experience North Vietnam By Motorbike – 13 Days

Covering the most beautiful parts of Northern west Vietnam including Sapa, Mai Chau Valley…and Full Northern East of Vietnam with Ha Giang, Ban Gioc waterfall and Halong bay, this North Vietnam motorcycle tour is one of the best collective motorbike tours in Vietnam. The tour is the mixture of on and off road riding including many winding mountain passes, dirt tracks… therefore it’s one of the greatest motorbike rides in Vietnam but it’s not for the beginners.

 

Tour Route: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Phu Yen – Than Uyen – Sapa – Xin Man – Ha Giang – Meo Vac – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc – Mau Son – Ha Long – Hanoi

 

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Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau: 170 Km (L,d – Home stay)

 

Mai Chau Valley is one of the less touristy destinations in North Vietnam which quite close to the capital city of Hanoi. It’s about 150km or 3 hours drive by car on the highway No 6. Mai Chau is also the popular destination of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert. Instead of taking a drive on the boring highway, we will ride together to Mai Chau on our own route to this valley crossing through many other rural villages to make the ride safer on the smaller roads and especially you can see what the hidden beauty of Vietnam is. The motorbike tour to Mai Chau ends at around 5:00 pm at the peaceful village of the Thai people whom we’ll stay with.

 

Day 2: Mai Chau – Moc Chau – Phu Yen: 150 Km ( B,L,D – Hotel stay)IMAG0706

 

It’s a short and enjoyable motorcycle ride up to North of Vietnam to Phu Yen. We can start the ride at round 9:30 am after a short walk around the peaceful villages of the Thai people to enjoy the daily life of the local people in the rural areas and learn more about the culture of the hill tribes in Vietnam.
Being back on the bikes then we keep motorcycle touring up Northern Vietnam to Moc Chau plateau. The motorbike ride from Mai Chau to Moc Chau is almost on the winding passes with beautiful view. If you are fans of off-road motorbike ride, the guide of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert will take another option to give you more time to ride off-road before getting to Moc Chau. We’ll end the short but joyful motorbike ride in Phu Yen at around 4:30 pm. Stay in a small hotel in town.

 

Day 3: Phu Yen – Than Uyen: 220 Km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

Start the day at 7:30 with hot café and rice noodles for breakfast. After saying goodbye to the little town of Phu Yen, we continue the great Vietnam motorbike tour with a long ride to Mu Cang Chai and Phu Yen. It’s more than 200 km of mountain passes and back-roads cross through many villages of the H’mong, Dzao, Thai people and especially we will have chance to take pictures of the amazing rice terrace fields in Mu Chang Chai if you do the tour at the right time (from June to September). Today is one of the highlights of this motorbike tour in North Vietnam. We arrive Than Uyen at around 5:00 pm.

 

Day 4: Than Uyen – Sapa: 110 Km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)ride-ha-giang-vietnam

 

This motorbike tour to Sapa is the shortest day ride of the trip but it’s the highlight of this Northern Vietnam motorbike tour. We’ll ride through some very large green tea fields and cross the O Qui Ho pass – one of the longest passes in North Vietnam with amazing view of the Hong Lien mountain range where you can see the highest peak in Vietnam and in Indochina as well – the Fan-Xi-Pan peak with the height of more than 3140 m. We’ll be in Sapa at noon, after lunch we’ll ride around Sapa to see more hill tribe’s village, rice terrace fields or just leave the bikes to let your feet walk around the Sapa town or have short trek around.

 

Day 5: Sapa – Xin Man: 170 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

After having breakfast and saying good bye to Sapa, we will enjoy one of the most beautiful offroad motorcycle tours in North Vietnam from Sapa to Xin Man. Right after leaving Sapa town we can make a turn on the small back-roads through some villages of the red Dzao and black H’mong people, if you do this Vietnam motorcycle tour from June to September you must have plenty of picturesque photos of the rice terrace fields nearby Sapa. If you come another time, you may not see the rice fields but still the great chance to experience the culture of the local colorful hill tribes. After lunch in Lao Cai town and next to Chinese Border, we keep riding up and up to the Bac Ha town located at around 1000 m above the sea level, the ride is almost on the winding mountain passes and bumpy – dirt roads. We’ll end the day at little town of Xin Man. Stay in a guesthouse.

 

Day 6: Xin Man – Ha Giang: 180 Km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)vietnam motorbike

 

Start the motorbike tour to Ha Giang with a short off-road ride right after Xin Man town. The first half of this motorbike ride to Ha Giang is almost on the bumpy, dirty tracks but offer a great chance to be closed to the local people by riding through the villages of the hill tribes. The rest of the ride is on quite smooth road to Ha Giang city, we can be at the city of Ha Gaing at around 4:30 PM, check in the room in the Thuong Xuan resort, this is one of the best accommodation in Ha Giang and it must be the best stay of this Vietnam motorbike tour, let’s enjoy the peace of the nature and save energy for the next adventure by motorbikes.

 

Day 7: Ha Giang – Meo Vac: 170 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

Having no hesitance to say this is the best ride of the motorcycle tour in North Vietnam. The ride is along the Chinese border via the imposing Dong Van Rock Plateau on all the winding mountain passes offer amazing view of nature, especially riding motorbikes crossing the Ma-Pi-Leng pass – One of the longest and most beautiful passes in North Vietnam. Beside the breathtaking scenery, this Vietnam motorcycle tour on the Rock Plateau also offers a great chance to learn more about the culture/tradition of the local ethnic people. We will end the great ride at the town of Meo Vac at around 5:00 pm.

 

Day 8: Meo Vac – Cao Bang : 180 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)motorbike tour expert

 

Cao Bang means High Plateau in Vietnamese. It’s the land with rich culture and turbulent history, it’s also the second homeland of Ho Chi Minh where he spent most of the time to live and work before the Dien Bien Phu battle in 1954. Cao Bang is now quite busy town; However, the Vietnam motorbike tour to Cao Bang is still one of the most enjoyable trips because of the beautiful routes to the town and after the town to the Chinese border. The motorbike ride from Meo Vac to Cao Bang today is almost on-road, crossing some scenic mountain passes we’ll be in Cao Bang quite early, check in the room in hostel, relaxing to save energy for the next long rides or try a local beer on the street.

 

Day 9: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc – Quang Uyen: 170 km (B,L,D – Home stay)

 

This is another highlight of the 13 day North Vietnam motorbike trip, after saying goodbye to the host the experienced guide of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert will take on the scenic roads leading to the Chinese border, the ride is almost on-road offering amazing view of mountains and rice fields between villages of the ethnic people. We’ll be at the Chinese border where we can see the biggest and most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam – Ban Gioc at the noon time. Stop riding for lunch and then spend the relaxing time to take pictures or swim at the waterfall. After the great time with the waterfall, we’ll be back to the beautiful roads and enjoy again the motorbike ride to little peaceful town of Quang Uyen. We’ll arrive at the family of the Tay people nearby the town at 5:00 PM, getting off the bikes then enjoy the relaxing time with the family.

 

Day 10: Quang Uyen – Mau Son: 200 Km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)Northeast Vietnam

 

Mau Son is one of the highest picks of the mountains in Northern Vietnam, Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert is one of few organizers who plan the tour to this unique destination. The motorbike tour to Mau Son today is along the frontier area closed to China, crossing some border gates. The ride is almost on the smooth mountain back-road with a nice view. At the end of the ride we have no choice but crossing through busy Lang Son city where you can take a quick visit to some famous and very large markets in the city. We’ll arrive at the guesthouse in Mau Son at around 5:00 PM.

 

Day 11: Mau Son – Ha Long : 180 Km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

Continue the full North Vietnam motorbike tour at around 8:30 Am, we’ll keep riding motorcycle along the Chinese border but the roads are almost sealed and not so steep, it must be an easy motorbike ride with some stops to take visits to some interesting rural villages or local markets. The ride in the afternoon when we get closer to the Halong city is busier with traffic but we can enjoy a difference from the days before when we’re closer to the sea and riding on the coastlines. We’ll be in right center of Ha Long city at 4:30 pm. Stay in a hotel.

 

Day 12: Ha long Tour by Boat (B,L,D – Overnight on Boat)Halong bay

 

After breakfast, we’ll have few hours to discover the touristy city of Ha long before getting on the boat. We can have a walk around the city center to visit more markets for some shopping or take a short ride to another part of the city with nice coastal road to Tuan Chau Island. Be back to the tourist wharf by around 11:00 am to check in the boat then spend relaxing time on boat with fresh seafood, cold drinks, swimming or Kayaking… after a long motorbike ride around Northern mountain in Vietnam, this boat cruise is perfect to cheer up. Stay on boat in a private cabin.

 

Day 13: Halong City – Hanoi: 165 Km (B,L)

 

Getting up early to enjoy a peaceful morning on the bay or experience the Taichi on the rooftop of the boat. After breakfast, we’ll keep cruising around the beautiful Halong bay until 11:00 am when we get off the boat then continue the motorbike tour back to Hanoi. The ride back to Hanoi is quite busy but we have no choice, we’ll be back to Hanoi and end the great North Vietnam motorbike tour before 4:00 pm.

 

Discover Northeast Vietnam by Motorbike – 8 Days

After many year touring around Vietnam by Motorbikes, we realized that Northern Vietnam has enough conditions to have an wonderful motorcycle ride. This 8 Day motorcycle tour Vietnam offer a great chance to discover all the hidden beauties of land and people in the Northeast of Vietnam. During the motorbike ride, you’ll see many different colorful hill tribes with great view of Ha Giang and Dong Van Rock plateau, Thac Ba and Ba Be lake or the most beautiful waterfall of Ban Gioc.

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Tour Route: Hanoi – Thac Ba Lake – Ha Giang – Dong Van – Meo Vac – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc waterfall – Ba Be lake – Hanoi

 

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Day 1: Hanoi – Thac Ba Lake: 180 km (L,D – Home stay)

 

Start discovering the Northeast Vietnam by motorbike at 8:30 from our bike store. We’ll head out of Hanoi on the winding road along the red river. It’s a beautiful 50 km dyke road from Hanoi to Viet Tri town. After the town we can be back to ride along the Thao river up to North Vietnam. The ride along the winding dike road is one of the highlights of this Northeast Vietnam motorcycle trip. After lunch in Doan Hung Town, we have 2 different choices to be on the long or short road to Thac Ba lake. If we arrive at the lake early and the weather permits, we’ll have a short boat trip around the Thac Ba lake – one of the largest lakes in North Vietnam.

 

Day 2: Vu Linh – Ha Giang : 170 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)motorbike Thac ba lake

 

After breakfast with the friendly host (Family of the Dzao people), we’ll keep motorcycle touring up to North Vietnam to Ha Giang, The ride in the morning is almost on the back road along the Thac Ba lake it crosses some short mountain passes the after lunch we’ll hit the smooth road straight to Ha Giang. We could be in Ha Giang early to ask permits to continue the motorbike ride to remote area along the Chinese border in the following days.

 

Day 3: Ha Giang – Dong Van :  150 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

It’s the short distance of motorbike riding today but the road is zigzag and not easy so we can’t ride fast however, the Ha Giang motorcycle tour to Dong Van via the Rock Plateau or the Global Geo-park is one of the best motorbike tours in Vietnam. Every meters of that “snake” roads offer you a amazing view of mountain or the rustic but interesting villages of the colorful hill tribes. We’ll finish the great day touring in Dong Van at around 4;30 PM.

 

Day 4: Dong Van – Bao Lac :  120 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)motorbike Ha Giang

 

This is another short day of motorbike touring in Ha Giang, before starting the motorcycle riding, you can have a short walk around the Dong Van town to see the local market where you can see some different color hill tribes or to have a look at some beautiful ancient buildings in town. After leaving the peaceful town of Dong Van, we continue the Northern Vietnam Motorbike Touring on the rock plateau of Ha Giang and cross the imposing Ma Pi Leng pass – one of the longest and most beautiful passes in the North of Vietnam. After lunch in Meo Vac, we’ll hit all the way down along the Nho Que river to the town on the riverside named Bao Lac.

 

Day 5: Bao Lac – Quang Uyen :  185 km (B,L,D – Home stay)

 

After simple breakfast in town, we keep riding along the Nho Que river. The ride offers a different view of mountain from the view of the Rock plateau you’ve seen days before. (Mountain looks greener with plantation and rice terraces). After lunch in the rustic restaurant in the middle of nowhere, we continue the North Vietnam motorcycle ride up to Cao Bang then cross the city to join again a quiet, joyful back-road to ride to up all the way to Ban Gioc waterfall in the top North Vietnam. We’ll stay on the way at Quang Uyen town in the guest house or home stay with the Tay people.

 

Day 6: Quang Uyen – Ban Gioc waterfall – Cao Bang :  170 km (B,L,D – Hotel Stay)Ban Gioc waterfall

 

This is another highlight of this motorcycle tour in North Vietnam, we’ll ride to the one of the most remote areas in the North of Vietnam which offers mostly back-road and off-road motorbike ride with amazing view of mountain. We’ll get touched to the Chinese border where Vietnam and China share the most beautiful and imposing waterfall – the Ban Gioc waterfall. After picnic lunch, we’ll enjoy the relaxing time at the waterfall, taking pictures of the nature’s beauty or swimming at the natural pool nearby the waterfall. In the afternoon, we’ll take ride motorbike back to Cao Bang city, spend a night in the city to enjoy the different excitement of the City in Northern Vietnam after staying some nights in remote part of Vietnam.

 

Day 7: Cao Bang – Ba Be Lake :  150 km (B,L,D – Home Stay)

 

After getting out of the city, we join the winding road No3, crossing some mountain passes and hit all the way down to the Ba Be lake. This motorbike ride to Ba Be lake takes about 4 hours so we’ll have lunch when reaching to the lake, after lunch we’ll have short boat trip around the largest Natural lake in Vietnam – Ba Be lake. This is the highlight of the day and also of this Vietnam motorbike tour, this promise to be best relaxing time after a long motorbike ride on ad off-road in mountain areas in Northern Vietnam.

 

Day 8: Ba Be – Hanoi:  240 km (B,L)motorbike Ba Be lake

 

Ending the 8 day enjoyable motorcycle tour in North Vietnam with a long ride back to Hanoi from Ba Be lake. The ride in the morning is still on the mountain passes or rugged roads, the experienced team of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert will do their best to ride on the safe and easy roads as more as possible to get closed to Hanoi. When we get closer and closer to Hanoi there’ll be no choice but to join the busy road with the local to ride back to the city center. The tour will end at around 4:30 PM.

Best Vietnam Motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh Trail – 11 Days

With this 11 Day motorbike tour in Vietnam, our experienced team would like to show you almost the best routes for motorcycle touring in North Vietnam nearby Sapa and on the Ho Chi Minh trail as well as with the interesting attractions and historical sites to learn more about the Vietnam war. This covers mostly the most beautiful parts of Northwest Vietnam and the easiest and most interesting part of the historical trail from Hanoi to Hoi An, We are confident to say this is one of our most favorite motorbike tours in Vietnam.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Thac Ba lake – Sapa – Than Uyen – Mu Cang Chai – Mai Chau – Tan Ky – Phong Nha – Khe Sanh – Vinh Moc tunnels –  Hue – Hoi An

 

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1: Hanoi – Thac Ba lake: 180 Km (L,D – Home stay)

 

8:30 am get on the bikes and start the motorbike ride up to the North of Vietnam, getting out of Hanoi on the Red river dyke to be away from busy traffic of the city. The ride crosses the Red River delta with a great view of the rice fields between villages This 60 Km ride along the dyke road could be the highlight of the first day motorbike tour in North Vietnam. We’ll get out of the dyke road to get to Doan Hung town for lunch. After lunch we can choose to ride to Thac Ba lake on the smooth road or dirt road. We’ll get to the lake at around 3:30 pm, leave the bikes at the village of the Dzao people who live nearby the lake then enjoy a short boat trip around the Thac Ba lake.

 

Day 2: Thac Ba Lake – Sapa: 210 Km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)DSC_1096

 

After breakfast with the Dzao family, we will continue the motorbike touring in Northern Vietnam to Sapa, the motorbike ride along the Thac Ba lake in the morning promises to be one of the best motorcycle tours in North Vietnam, it offers a great view of mountain, green lake and rice fields. After lunch in Pho Rang town, we have a easy motorbike ride to Sapa on the smooth road up to the North of Vietnam and ride along the Chinese border, we will have a stop to visit the border to China, just to have a look at China from Vietnam. After having coffee at the border gate, let’s enjoy the last 40 km of motorbike ride to Sapa. It must be a highlight of the Vietnam motorbike tour today because we will hit the road up and up to the level of 1600 meters above the sea where the Sapa town located. This motorbike ride offers plenty of chances to take amazing pictures of terrace rice fields and colorful hill tribes. We will finish the motorbike tour to Sapa at about 5:00 pm.

 

Day 3: Sapa – Than Uyen: 110 Km (B,L,D – Hotel Stay)North Vietnam motorbike tour

 

The morning in Sapa, we will have short motorcycle tour along the Muong Hoa valley – one of the ,ost beautiful valley in North Vietnam to visit some rustic villages of the local ethnic people to learn more about Vietnamese culture and also enjoy great scenery of the terrace fields. We’ll get back to Sapa town for lunch. After lunch in Sapa, we’ll have another great Vietnam motorbike ride cross the O Qui Ho pass – one of the longest and most imposing passes in the North of Vietnam. The ride offer the great view of the Hoang Lien mountain range with the Fanxipan peak heading to the height of 3141 meters above the sea level. We’ll be in Than Uyen at about 4:00 pm.

 

Day 4: Than Uyen – Mu Cang Chai – Phu Yen: 220 Km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)DSC_3362

 

It’s a long ride today with a lot of visits to villages of the hill tribes and stops for picturing of breathtaking scenery, This motorbike ride in Northwest Vietnam is almost on mountain back road with amazing view of terrace fields and crossing a lot of rustic villages of the local. This could be one of the best motorcycle tours in North Vietnam, it’s long but not boring ride, we can stop every meters of the road for picturing of amazing rice terrace fields or talking with interesting colorful hill tribes. We will be in Phu Yen town and end the great day of motorbike ride North Vietnam at around 5:00 pm.

 

Day 5: Phu Yen – Mai Chau: 150 Km (B,L,D – Home stay)

 

After the hot noodle soup for breakfast, we’ll enjoy a short motorbike ride to Mai Chau valley. It promises to be the highlight of this Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trail. After getting out of the town, we’ll have beautiful motorbike ride along the Da river lake, this ride will remind you of the motorcycle tour on coastal roads in central Vietnam. The route is almost empty in between the mountains and the river lake. After crossing the river, we will motorbike up and up to Moc Chau plateau where is famous for green tea and cool temperature. Lunch is in Moc Chau. In the afternoon, we’ll make a turn to a small mountain pass to ride down to Mai Chau valley. We will end the great Northern Vietnam motorbike tour in Mai Chau at 4:30 pm then we can spend the rest time of the day to have a short walk around the peaceful village of the Thai people.

 

Day 6: Mai Chau – Tan Ky: 270 Km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)Mai Chau motorbike tour

We will start the Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike touring from today. After, we will have slow and short motorbike ride around the valley crossing some villages of the white Thai people and some rice paddies. After getting out of the valley, we will keep riding on a small, spectacular and paved trail along the Ma river and crossing through the bamboo forest until Cam Thuy town where we stop for lunch. In the afternoon, the Vietnam motorbike tour on the historical Ho Chi Minh trail starts, we’ll ride all the way on the smooth and easy part of the trail to Tan Ky town. Arrive Tan Ky at about 5:00 pm.

Tan Ky is known as the starting point of the Ho Chi Minh trail during the war. At that time, all the troops with foods and staffs gather in Tan Ky and start to matching to the south of Vietnam on the trail to join the war in DMZ. Tan ky now is a little town located by the sides of the Ho Chi Minh trail, it’s peaceful town surrounded mountains.

 

Day 7: Tan Ky – Phong Nha: 280 Km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

After a simple breakfast, we continue the motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trail to Phong Nha and Ke Bang National Park.The ride in the morning is almost on the smooth, sealed roads offering nice view of rice fields and green tea farm, we can have some stop to take pictures and learn more about making green tea and tea drinking culture of Vietnam. The motorbike ride in the afternoon must be the highlight of this Vietnam motorbike tour, we’ll get closer to the Phong Nha National Park where the motorbike ride offers amazing view of limestone mountain and jungles.DCIM100GOPRO

 

The karst formation of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park has evolved since the Paleozoic (some 400 million years ago) and so is the oldest major karst area in Asia. Subject to massive tectonic changes, the park’s karst landscape is extremely complex with many geographic features of considerable significance. We will arrive Phong Nha at around 4:30 pm, and if time and weather permit, we can have a short boat trip along the green river to go through some famous caves.

 

Day 8: Phong Nha – Khe Sanh 220 Km. (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

Today is another highlight of the motorbike ride Ho Chi Minh trail. As Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert, we will take you to Khe Sanh on the western Ho Chi Minh trail. The western trail is known as the hidden trail that the Us Army did never know to bomb, the trail runs through the National park of Phong Nha – Ke Bang, in more than 200 km, you will just see few other motorbikes but a lot of beautiful and beautiful mountain view. The ride on this trail could be one the best motorcycle tours in Vietnam; Especially, after getting out of the Phong Nha National park, we will get chance to visit the former US Merine Base with tunnels, Air base and a interesting museum of Khe Sanh. We will finish the great and enjoyable western Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike ride at about 5:00 pm in Khe Sanh town.

 

Day 9: Khe Sanh – Vinh Moc tunnel – Hue: 180 Km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)motorbike tour vietnam

 

After breakfast, we will leave the Ho Chi Minh trail to ride on another historical road No 9, the road is considered as another border between the North Vietnam and South Vietnam where happened a lot of fighting between the Northern communists and the Southern Vietnamese and American troops, It is a busy day of Vietnam motorbike tour because we will pay a lot of visits to some interesting historical sites such as: Hien Luong bridge – known as the symbol of border between the north and the south of Vietnam, museum of the 17th parallel and the famous Vinh Moc tunnel. After lunch nearby the tunnels, we will have short motorcycle tour to Hue. Arrive beautiful city of Hue at around 5:00 pm.

 

Vinh Moc (Vịnh Mốc) is a tunnel complex in Quang Tri, Vietnam. During the Vietnam War it was strategically located on the border of North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The tunnels were built to shelter people from the intense bombing of Son Trung and Son Ha communes in Vinh Linh county of Quang Tri Province in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone. The American forces believed the villagers of Vinh Moc were supplying food and armaments to the North Vietnemese garrison on the island of Con Co which was in turn hindering the American bombers on their way to diadaovinhmoc(1)bomb Hanoi. The idea was to force the villagers of Vinh Moc to leave the area but as is typical in Vietnam there was nowhere else to go. The villagers initially dug the tunnels to move their village 10 metres underground but the American forces designed bombs that burrowed down 10 metres. Eventually against these odds, the villagers moved the village to a depth of 30 metres. It was constructed in several stages beginning in 1966 and used until early 1972. The complex grew to include wells, kitchens, rooms for each family and spaces for healthcare. Around 60 families lived in the tunnels; as many as 17 children were born inside the tunnels

 

Day 10: Tour around Hue (B,L – Hotel stay)

 

After breakfast in Hotel, we will have enjoyable time to discover the charm of Hue city. Basing on your mood, we can take a motorcycle tour around Hue to see some tombs of the kings along the Huong river or have an easy bus tour around the city to see the some famous attractions and enjoy a boat cruise along the Perfume river. We will be back to city to have lunch at one of the famous food streets in Hue. In the afternoon, take your free time to relax at the beach or have more walk around Hue or do some shopping. Diner is on your own, just fell free to enjoy your favourite food in Hue.

Hue is one of 3 capital cities of Vietnam during thousand years of history, but unlike the others, Hue remains a lot of originally historical vestiges in this ancient Capital City.

 

On the Northern bank of Perfume River has relics consisting of palaces, which were constructed as arc defensive ramparts with 11km length. This valuable lang moconstruction includes more than 100 architectural works which were extremely reflected the life of Emperors and mandarins under Nguyen’ reign. Situated in the middle of hills on the Southern bank of Perfume River are very beautiful tombs of Nguyen Kings. Among these tombs are the four famous ones with the name and the arrangements of the tomb reflected each Emperor’s points of view, personality, and tastes. This is majestic Gia Long tomb, imposing Minh Mang tomb, poetic Tu Duc tomb and magnificent Khai Dinh tomb.

Hue is also an important center of Buddhism. In Hue and its surrounding still exist tens of pagodas constructed more 300 years ago, and a hundred of temples and pagodas built in the early century. They take an important role in making Hue more attractive.

 

Day 11: Hue – Hoi An: 170 km (B,L – Ending the 11 Day Vietnam Motorbike Tour)

 

The last day of this motorbike tour in Vietnam is completely different from the days before. Right after getting out of Hue city we will have great motorbike ride along the coastlines through some fishing villages and colorful fields of tombs. The view is quite different from the view of mountain along the Ho Chi Minh trail; especially the motorbike ride cross the Hai Van pass must be one of the best motorcycle tours on coastline Vietnam and this should be the last highlight of the 11 Day motorbike tour via northern Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh trail. We will be in Da Nang city at around 2: 00 pm. You can choose to stay in coastal city of Da Nang or keep riding more than 30 km to Hoi An ancient town before ending up and say good bye to the staff of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert.

 

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Experience Hanoi From The Back of The Bikes

This is a special offer of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert for the one who can not ride motorbikes have chance to enjoy safe and fun motorbike adventure around busy city of Hanoi. This short motorbike tour in Hanoi Vietnam will give you a different experience of Hanoi with some unique attractions in the busy and noon-touristy part of Hanoi city.

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Tour guide will come to your hotel with the bikes at about 8:30 am, after fitiing the helmets and gloves, just getting on the back of your tour guide’s bikes with your camera and start the special Vietnam motorbike tour to experience the crazy and funny local traffic, We’ll hit all the busy traffic roads to Van Phuc silk villages in the western part of Hanoi. Getting off the bikes and have a short walk around the village of silk to learn more about how to make a good silk and experience the daily life of the local. You can also do some enjoyable shopping here with the best price.

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10:30 am – Saying good bye to the silk village of Van Phuc then we continue the motorbike tour to the western outskirt of Hanoi where you can see the noon-touristy area of the capital city with the quietness of some beautiful pagodas. After visiting the Thay pagoda in Sai Son village we heading back to the city center. In the afternoon, we will have motorbike tour around Hanoi city center to visit the famous attractions such as: Museum of Vietnam Ethnology and the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. We’ll end the short but enjoyable “Easy rider” motorbike tour in HanoiVietnam at your hotel at 4:00 pm.

 

 

Motorbike Tour North Vietnam – 4 Days

This is one of our unique motorbike tours in North Vietnam, Within 4 days, the experienced team of Hanoi motorcycle tour will take you faraway from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi city by riding motorbike on the back-roads through countryside to the mountain area where you can find difficulties to see other tourists but easily to meet the smiling faces of the colorful hill tribes or amazing view of mountain, and nature. The tour does not offer famous attractions but it really a great short motorbike ride to experience the hidden beauty of Vietnam!

Tour route: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Moc Chau – Phu Yen – Thac Ba lake – Hanoi

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Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau: 170 km (L,D – Home stay) Motorbike North Vietnam

Mai Chau valley’s probably the most famous attraction in this short motorbike tour. Like many Vietnam motorcycle tour organizers doing tours to this beautiful valley, but we promise to provide a unique route to the valley which offers more beautiful view of countryside and more enjoyable ride on back roads instead of riding on the regular highway No 6 to the valley. It must be the highlight of this 4 day motorbike tour in Vietnam.

Day 2: Mai Chau – Phu Yen: 150 Km

After walking around the beautiful village of the Thai people in the valley, we’ll get back to the bikes and keep motorbike touring in northern Vietnam. Distance of 150 km sounds short to ride for a day but it’s not. This Mai Chau motorbike tour to Phu Yen can’t be end early because the ride is mostly on winding passes in which you can stop for the picture on every meters of the road. We will cross the Moc Chau plateau where you can have a short off-road motorbike ride through the green tea fields or large garden of plum and peach trees. After lunch in Moc Chau, we’ll continue the beautiful North Vietnam motorbike tour on the mountain passes and along the picturesque Da river lake. We’ll be in Phu Yen at about 4:30 pm.

Day 3: Phu Yen – Thac Ba lake: 160 km (B,L,D – Home stay)

It’s another short motorbike ride in North Vietnam but it should be another highlight of this 4 day Vietnam motorcycle tour. In the morning we keep riding up to North Vietnam on the winding road through some more beautiful tea fields. Lunch will be in Yen Bai IMAG0805town, after lunch we’ll hit the road down to Thac Ba lake arrive the lake at about 3:00 pm.  Leave the bikes in the village of the friendly Dzao people which located on the lake bank then enjoy short boat trip on Thac Ba lake.

Day 4: Thac Ba lake – Hanoi: 180 km (B,L)

Start the last day of the North Vietnam motorbike tour back to Hanoi at 8:00 am after a simple breakfast with the friendly Dzao people. Depending on your requests, we can do a little bit off-road around the village before heading down to Hanoi or just slowly ride back on the back – roads through some green tea fields, rustic villages and along the river bank. We will be back to Hanoi at about 4:00 pm and end the enjoyable motorbike tour in North Vietnam easily before rush hours.

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Motorbike Tour in North Vietnam – 9 Days

Within 9 days, this motorbike tour in north Vietnam shows you almost the outstanding attractions in northern Vietnam including beautiful Thac Ba lake, Ba Be lake, scenic Sapa, amazing Rock plateau of Ha Giang – Dong Van…plenty motorbike tours in North Vietnam were offered by some motorcycle tour organizers in Vietanm but this must be one of the most recommended motorbike tours in Vietnam.

Tour route: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Phu Yen – Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen – Sapa – H a Giang – Dong Van – Meo Vac – Bao Lac – Ba Be lake – Thac Ba Lake – Hanoi

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Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau: 180 km (L,D – Home stay)

Doing researching on Google Maps, we’ll see the shortest way from Hanoi to Mai Chau is just around 130 km but with the experienced team of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert, you will have longer and greater Hanoi motorbike tour to Mai Chau. Instead of taking you on touristy tracks, our team will take you on the back countryside roads through many rural rustic villages with scenic view of mountains and rice paddies. For other Vietnam motorcycle tour organizers this first day could be the hard day, however for us, it must be the highlight of the Motorbike tour in North Vietnam, we’ll be in Mai Chau – a peaceful village of the Thai people at 5:00 pm then depending on your mood, we may have short walk around their lovely village.

Day 2: Mai Chau – Phu Yen: 150 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay) Mai Chau - Northwest Vietnam

After saying good bye to the host in Mai Chau, we’ll be heading up North Vietnam to Moc Chau – one of the most beautiful plateaus in Northern Vietnam and being most famous for green tea farm. Lunch will be served in Moc Chau, after lunch we will ride on the mountain back road to the Da river lake, this ride could be the highlight of this North Vietnam motorbike tour because it will cross some breathtaking mountain passes and many villages of the colorful tribes. After crossing the river on a ferry, we’ll have another great motorbike tour along the river bank to Phu yen, it’s a short ride of about 30 km but must be the best part of the day and it remind you of the motorcycle ride on coastlines. We finish the day at the hotel in Phu Yen town at about 4:30.

Day 3: Phu Yen – Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen: 210 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

This is surely the highlight of this Motorbike Tour in North Vietnam. The ride is on some of the most scenic roads which offer a lot of stops for picturing. We’ll cross Tu Le and Mu Cang Chai, the two remote lands of Yen Bai province where the black H’mong, Dzao and Thai people can make wonderful rice terrace on the mountains. The land is not famous for tourists but for us it’s very the best Vietnam motorbike tour. We’ll finish a long and joyful motorbike tour at the guest house in Than Uyen town at around 5 pm.motorbike ride Vietnam

Day 4: Than Uyen – Sapa: 110 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

The motorbike tour to Sapa today is much shorter and the scenery is completely different from what you’ve seen days before. Instead of viewing the terrace fields, today we’ll ride motorbike mostly on smooth road and enjoy a great view of green tea farm on mountain and picture amazing photos of O Qui Ho pass – one of the most beautiful passes in Northern Vietnam. It’s a short ride but could be one of the most enjoyable motorbike tours Vietnam. We will be in Sapa at lunch time. In the afternoon, we can have short Sapa motorbike tour to beautiful valley of Muong Hoa or have a short walk to some villages of the hill tribes nearby the Sapa town. Just a short ride today but it must be the hightlight of this motorbike tour northern Vietnam. Be back to the hotel in Sapa town at 5 pm.

Day 5: Sapa – Ha Giang: 220 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)Ha Giang

Sapa motorbike tour to Ha Giang must be the biggest day of this Northern Vietnam motorbike tour, the best part of the day could be the ride after Sapa town when we heading down to Lao Cai city, we will ride on the winding mountain road which offers great view of terrace fields and get touched to the daily life of the local people. After a café in Lao Cai city and visiting the Chinese border, we will keep riding motorbike tour to Ha Giang on the flat winding roads through many rural villages. We will be in Ha Gaing at about 5 pm. Do checking in the hotel room, have early dinner and safe energy for the greater motorcycle tour on the Rock Plateau on the following days.

Day 6: Ha Giang – Dong Van – Meo Mac: 170 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

This Ha Giang motorbike ride to Meo Vac is through the most remote land in Vietnam where the local people don’t even have enough food but they’re always ready to give you a smile with waving hands whenever you’re coming through, where every meters of the road you can find something nice/special to pictures. 170 km motorbike ride on almost the famous Rock plateau of Dong Van, this Ha Giang motorbike tour promises to be one of the best motorbike tours in Vietnam. We’ll finish the highlight day in the late afternoon in Meo Vac town.

Day 7: Meo Vac – Ba Be lake: 180 km (B,L,D – Home stay)

After simple breakfast in a local restaurant, we continue the motorbike tour in North Vietnam to Ba Be lake. The ride today is almost down the hill, the first half of the ride is quiet smooth road along the Nho Que river until Bao Lac where we stop for lunch. After lunch we will have great off-road motorbike ride in North Vietnam, the ride is mostly on the rugged roads crossing some streams by bamboo bridges through plenty villages of the Thai, Dzao, Tay people…we will get to beautiful village of the Pac Ngoi after a short motorbike ride through the Ba Be National park. We do home stay in the village with the Tay family.Ba Be lake

Pac Ngoi is a peaceful village of the Tay people who built the houses on the stilt. The village is located nearby the Ba Be lake and surrounded by the National park and a little flat rice paddy, being friendly, insight into the nature and rich in culture, the village is always a great destination for any tourists.

Day 8: Ba Be lake – Thac Ba lake: 160 km (B,L,D – Home stay)

After saying good bye to the Tay’s family, we keep enjoying another short but great north Vietnam motorbike tour to Ba Be lake. The motorbike ride today offers a different view of mountains from the days before. The road is almost flat with a nice view of rice fields, tea plantation and beautiful rural villages. The last 50 km to Thac Ba lake, we can make a turn to rugged and dirt road through some rustic villages instead of sealed road with a view of green tea fields. It’s not long but must be one of the best off-road motorbike ride in North Vietnam. At around 4: 00 pm we’ll get to the peaceful village of the Dzao which locates nearby the Thac Ba lake, leave the bikes with the Dzao friends then take a boat tour around beautiful Thac Ba lake.Thac ba lake - Northwest Vietnam

Day 9: Thac Ba Lake – Hanoi: 180- km (B,L)

Unlike the other motorbike tour organizers in Vietnam who take tourists back to Hanoi from Thac Ba lake on almost the highway, The experienced team of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert promise to offer a great motorbike ride back to Hanoi on almost countryside back-road or even to offer a short some off-road motorbike ride through some rustic villages with nice view of rice fields and tea plantation. For us, this last day could be another highlight of the Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour. We will be back to Hanoi easily at 4:00 pm and end the great Motorbike tour in North Vietnam safely.

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All collective Short Vietnam motorbike tours from/around Hanoi. They are all from one to four day motorbike tours designed by the experienced team of Hanoi motorcycle tour which could give you special and unique pictures about the hidden Hanoi.

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Motorcycle Tour Around Northern Vietnam – 12 Days

Northern Vietnam is always a good choice for motorbike touring in Vietnam, with around 80 % of the area is mountainous, North Vietnam offers plenty of ideal routes for motorcycle ride, in addition this mountainous area is also the land of tradition and culture of ethnic people. Doing this 12 day motorcycle tour in North Vietnam with the experienced local team of Hanoi Motorcycle Tour is one of the the best ways to see the real Vietnam.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Phu Yen – Son La – Tuan Giao – Muong Lay – Lai Chau – Sapa – Bac Ha – Ha Giang – Dong Van – Meo Vac – Bao Lac – Ba Be lake – Hanoi.

 

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Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau : 170 km  (L,D – Home stay)

 

This Hanoi motorbike tour to Mai Chau valley starts at around 8:30 AM. Ride motorbike to the north west of Hanoi. After one hour riding, we will be in mountain area and the motorcycle tour to Mai Chau becomes very enjoyable. The ride is almost on the small countryside roads along the Da river through rice fields and farming villages, after lunch in Hoa Binh we will ride through plenty of limestone mountain between the rustic village of the Muong and the Thai people. Especially after lunch in Hoa Binh we will have great ride along the Da river lake, the winding road along the rider offer a stunning view of lime stone mountain and the green water lake. The ride will remind you motorcycle tours on coastlines in central or southern Vietnam. This route is the new discovery of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert Co, Ltd so it makes the trip different. Arrive Mai Chau valley at around 5 PM.

 

Day 2: Mai Chau – Phu Yen: 150 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)IMG_5706

 

Breakfast at 8:00 am, It’s a easy and relaxing riding day so after breakfast we can take it easy with a short walk around the village to learn more about the interesting daily life of the Thai people. After saying good bye the hosts, we continue the Northern Vietnam motorcycle tour to Moc Chau, getting out of the valley by riding up and up to higher lands, we will see more villages of the Mong people. Once we get close to Moc Chau plateau, we’ll make a turn to small quiet road named Hua Tat pass, that is old French-built road with a great view of mountain so you can surely have great motorcycle ride on.
After lunch in Moc Chau, we will motorbike all the way down to the Da river lake to cross the river lake to Phu Yen. Before getting to Phu Yen town, we will have beautiful ride along the Da river this could be the highlight of this Northwest Vietnam motorbike tour. The ride will remind you of the motorcycle tour on coastlines in Central or in the South Vietnam. We’ll finish the day at the hotel in small town of Phu Yen at 4:30 pm.

 

Day 3: Phu Yen – Son La: 170 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

After breakfast with “Pho” – or local rice noodle soup, we will keep motorcycle touring Northern Vietnam to Son La. The ride toady is almost on the sealed road but offers a beautiful view of mountains with terrace fields and many nice villages of the Thai people. it also provides a great opportunity to watch the daily life of the local hill tribes. We continue through rolling hills before rising up to the sugar cane growing areas on the cooler plateau Son La. This Northwest Vietnam motorbike tour to Son La is another easy ride but you won’t feel boring because you will see many things in difference from the mountain view of 2 days before. Arrive Son la city at around 4:30 pm, after checking in the room, we can have short walk to the vestige of Son La prison – one of the most horrible prison built by the French. That visit will help to learn more about the Indochina War.

 

Day 4: Son La – Muong Lay: 180 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)DSC_3376
This is quite big day with a lot of challenges to ride off-road or to be winding with the mountain passes but it is the highlight of the motorbike tour northern Vietnam. The first half of the ride is on smooth road No 6 through some mountain passes especially we will cross the famous Pha Din pass, one of the longest and most beautiful passes in North Vietnam. The Vietnamese government did build another pass instead of the old Pha Din pass but the old one is still ideal for motorcycle riding because it shows more beautiful view and almost quiet so it still one of the best passes for motorcycle tours in North Vietnam. After the long and beautiful Pha Din pass, we will have lunch and the ride after lunch is completely different. We will make a turn to a back countryside roads, in addition it’s possible to have some great offroad motorcycle ride along the rugged roads to Muong Lay. We arrive the riverside town of Muong Lay at 5:00 pm.

 

Day 5: Muong lay – Sin Ho – Lai Chau: 130 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

It’s a short motorbike tour to Lai Chau but it could be the best motorbike trip in North Vietnam including on and offroad ride with amazing view of mountains, river and rice fields. We start the ride with a great riding along the Da river lake. It cant speak highly enough the beauty of this ride it’s likely the motorbike tour on coastline in Central Vietnam but you can see more beautiful view of mountains here. After the ride along the river bank, we’ll hit the winding pass up and up to Sin Ho town where we have lunch. The town locates at the level of around 1500 meters above the sea so it’s usually foggy and cloudy and it’s a good destination for motorbike touring in Vietnam. After lunch we hit the road down all the way to Lai Chau. This short motorbike ride promises to be one of the best off-road motorbike tours Vietnam. We will finish the enjoyable Northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Lai Chau at 4: 00 pm, check in at the local hotel and enjoy a short walk around the market in town.

 

Day 6 : Lai Chau – Sapa : 120 km  (B,L,D – Hotel stay)IMAG0082

 

The motorbike tour to Sapa starts at 8:00 am. The first 50 km is on the sealed and smooth road with a great view of mountain and crosses through many rustic villages of the colorful hill tribes. The other half of the route to Sapa is crossing the O Qui Ho pass – one of the most beautiful and longest passes in North Vietnam. The view of the mountain here makes the Vietnam motorbike tour to Sapa becomes one of the most enjoyable motorcycle tours in North Vietnam. We’ll be in Sapa at noon time, lunch is served in a fancy restaurant with all great local food. Checking in the hotel after that and in the afternoon we can have short walk to the village of the H’mong people or take a short motorbike tour around Sapa to some rustic villages where the other tourists do trekking to.

 

Day 7: Sapa Motorbike Tour to Bac Ha: 150 km (B,L,D – Home stay)

 

We’ll start the day at about 9:00 am when the sun clear out most of the fog. Continue the 12 Northern Vietnam motorbike tour with the slow ride out of the Sapa town. Instead of riding on the big road down to Lao Cai, we’ll take a turn right after the Sapa town to ride on the rugged winding road through villages of the Red Dzao, H’Mong…we will have chance to see the Chinese border when we get to Lao Cai city. After a hot coffee at the border, we have easy Vietnam motorcycle tour to Bac Ha on the winding, smooth road, crossing some beautiful mountain passes and finish the day in a peaceful village of Bac Ha. We will do home stay with the Tay people.

 

Day 8: Bac Ha – Ha Giang: 180 km ( Offroad motorbike tour to Ha Giang) – B,L,D – Hotel stay03 Motobike (11)

 

It’s a big day of this motorcycle tour in North Vietnam. the ride is quite long and offers most off-road and back road motorbike ride through many villages of the hill tribes. In addition, if we do this tour in the rice season we will have great pictures of the rice terrace fields. It’s quite hard ride for the novice but could be one of the best Vietnam motorcycle tour. We will be in Ha Giang at 5:00 pm. You can choose to stay in town at the hotel or stay in a quiet village of the Tay people nearby Ha Giang.

 

Day 9 : Ha Giang – Dong Van: 150 km  (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

It’s another great ride! After many years riding motorbike to Ha Giang, this ride today still makes us feel excited. The road is mostly quiet (along the Chinese border), the scenery is imposing and the local tribe is unique, that makes the Ha Giang motorbike tour to Dong Van is one of the best motorbike tours in Vietnam. We can have beautiful pictures at every meters of the road. We anyway have to end the day in Dong Van town at around 5 pm. Stay in a guesthouse in town.

 

Day 10: Dong Van – Bao Lac: 160 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

Keep enjoying the Northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Bao Lac. The ride in the morning is still on the Global Rock plateau of Dong Van – Ha Giang so you still have great pictures of the stunning view; especially, we’ll cross the Ma Pi Leng – one of the most beautiful passes in Northern Vietnam that surely makes you stop for picturing even though your camera is being full of beautiful things. The motorbike ride in the afternoon offers a different view of mountain when we’re going down and down along the Nho Que river. We will be at the hotel in Bao Lac around 5:00 pm

 

Day 11: Bao Lac – Ba Be Lake: 150 km (B,l,D – Home stay)IMAG0923

 

Unlike the days before, the motorbike tour to Ba Be lake today is a difference. With the experienced team of Hanoi Motorcycle Tour, you will have great off-road motorbike tour or interesting ride on back countryside roads to Ba Be National park. This short Vietnam motorbike tour Ba Be will finish at the lunch time in the village nearby the lake. After lunch, we will have enjoyable boat tour around Ba Be lake for about 1,5 hour. We’ll stay overnight in the village of the Tay people who live nearby the Ba Be national park.

 

Day 12: Ba Be lake – Hanoi: 240 km (B,L)

 

It’s a big riding day to finish the great motorbike tour in North Vietnam. The experienced team of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert will do the best to keep you away from the big and busy road as long as possible. The last 50 km could be busy ride while we get closer to the city center. We will be back to the hotel and say good bye to our team before rush hours just in order to end your great motorbike trip easily and safely.

 

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