Taking a Northwest Vietnam tour on the back of a motorbike is an increasingly popular way of traveling. Travelers can take the initiative in moving and time without missing any scenic landscapes. Even traveling by motorbike can help to save some money. Here are some travel experiences for you to venture out.
Table of Contents
- 1 Best time to go on a Northwest Vietnam tour by motorbike
- 2 Northwest routes
- 3 Estimated time and expenses
- 4 Where to stay
- 5 Where to go
Best time to go on a Northwest Vietnam tour by motorbike
Spring and Autumn are the best seasons to see the most beautiful in the northwest region of Vietnam.
According to well-experienced travelers, following are some of the popular routes for a Northwest Vietnam tour by motorbike:
- Lao Cai – O Quy Ho Pass – Lai Chau
- Dien Bien –Pha Din Pass – Son La
- Nghia Lo – Khau Pha Pass – Mu Cang Chai
- Pa Tan – Muong Te
- Pac Ma – Muong Te – A Pa Chai
- Muong Nhe – Dien Bien
- Son La – Mai Chau – Hoa Binh
The above are the scenic and safe routes for tourists to take when heading north.
The Internet brims with many motorcycle rental service providers but from whom you can rent a good motorbike is such a tough question to answer. Because there are lots of users who had experienced bad service after trusting the enticing ads that offer cheap, high-quality, and secure rental. Hence, before your trip, ask your friends or find the answer via forums to pick up a trustworthy operator.
And in Vietnam, the top-notch firm provides Vietnam motorbike rental services is BM Travel Adventure, where you can find top-quality and safe bikes for running off-road.
Besides, you can refer to Top 5 Essential Tips for renting a motorbike in Vietnam
More about BM Travel Motorbike Tour
For what you need for an off-road bike, like price, model, or quality, the Hanoi-based company can meet them all. With over 10 years of experience in operating Vietnam off-road trips and dirt bike tours, it’s known as the leading firm that provides 150cc+-run motorbikes among riders.
With a wide range of the latest models including Honda CRF250L, Honda CRF150L Rental, Husqvarna FC450, Honda XR150L, and Suzuki DR-Z400, CB500X to offer, BM Travel Adventure ensure to give you a safe and exhilarating two-wheeled trip.
Based on the bikes’ models, the price ranges from 25 to 150 US dollars and what you get after that is well worth your money. What are you waiting for? Let’s gear up and head north.
Estimated time and expenses
It’s suggested that you should spend 3 to 5 days for a Northwest Vietnam Tour and about 129 to 215 US dollars. However, if you have more time and budget, you can discover more charming places in the highlands and enjoy more delicacies and local specialties.
Where to stay
Have pleasure in connecting with nature? Then overnight in a homestay instead of a hotel. Below are some of the best homestays for backpackers to choose from:
Homestay Phơri’s House
Phơri’s house Sapa is 8km away from the town center, at the end of Ta Van Village, Sapa. Phơri is a wood house with 3 different fronts. The house has a balcony facing the mountains and rice terraced fields. Looking from outside, you can see pretty pergolas on its sides.
This homestay looks so halcyon and quiet with its light blue curtains swaying gently every afternoon. Everything here, from exterior to interior, is simple like H’mong people’s houses. Nestled into a tiny space amid mountains and hills and hugged by white clouds but the little accommodation is not lonely at all.
Homestay Nam Cang Riverside Lodge
Situated in Nam Cang, home to the Red Dao people, the homestay is at the end of a suspension bridge over a small river. Nam Cang Riverside Lodge has 7 twin/double rooms and 2 rooms for families with full of amenities as a luxury hotel.
To see the fabulous sea of clouds in Sapa, make your way to Viettrekking homestay (as known as “The End House”) located at the end of Hoang Lien Street.
Lying in a high place, the pretty house makes it a perfect spot to view the white clouds and sunbeams each morning. On the left side, you can see the sun rising over billowing clouds while on the other side, it stands the mighty Fansipan and Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range.
Where to go
The followings are the hot spots for an ideal Northwest Vietnam tour by motorbike that you can’t miss out:
Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai Province
Northwest provinces of Vietnam, the rice terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai are the prettiest ones. The scene is even more romantic and poetic when autumn comes, covering the whole land with a grand golden color.
Dien Bien Phu, Dien Bien Province
Dien Bien Phu Museum is a place to display many war memorabilia pertaining to the country’s hurtful yet heroic history.
Moc Chau Plateau, Son La Province
The plateau welcomes its visitors with a moderate climate with an average temperature of 20 Celsius degrees. And do not wipe out the attractions such as Son Moc Huong, Phieng Luong Peak, or the pine forests from your travel list as you will get tons of exciting experiences there.
Mai Chau, Hoa Binh Province
Don’t be surprised if you are stunned by Mai Chau’s charming beauty and raw nature at first sight. Magnificent to begin with some renowned attractions like Mo Luong and Chieu Cave, Mai Chau is a must-visit valley in north Vietnam.
Sapa, Lao Cai Province
Sapa is a touristy town of Lao Cai Province with cool weather all year round. There is plenty to uncover, such as Heaven’s Gate, Silver Waterfall, Gio Cave, Ham Rong Mountain, May Bridge to name a few.
If you have an abundant amount of time left, drop by Tien Son Cave (Lai Chau), Pha Din Pass (Son La, Dien Bien), O Quy Ho Pass (Lao Cai, Lai Chau), Khau Pha Pass (Yen Bai), and Thac Ba Waterfall (Yen Bai) for a deeper discovery of Northwest Vietnam.
You may also be interested in Northern highlands Vietnam – Top 5 spots for cloud hunting this summer 2020
That’s all that we want to share with you. Hopefully, this sharing will be helpful for your coming trip. Have a nice and safe trip, guys. Wish you all the best!