North Vietnam Motorbike Tours from Hanoi to Ba Be Lake – 3 days

3/DaysHanoi → Thac Ba Lake → Ba Be Lake - Hanoi

Boasting rugged terrain and breathtaking natural scenery, Northern Vietnam has always been an ideal destination for keen adventurers. This motorbike tour only lasts 3 days but opens a great door for you to explore the two most famous lakes in Northern Vietnam (Thac Ba Lake and Ba Be Lake) as well as learn about the rich culture of hill tribes.

Instead of monotonous sightseeing tours, why do not you once try to break your comfort zone by joining our 3-day Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Ba Be Lake? We promise to bring you the most meaningful experience that others cannot.

  • Tour Grade : Medium
  • Total Distance : 600 km
  • Hours of Riding per day : 6 Hours
  • Support : Disposible
  • Mixed onroad and off-road
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Day 1: Hanoi – Thac Ba lake

Leaving the hustle and bustle of Hanoi behind, we head toward the northeast to reach Thac Ba, the largest artificial lake in Vietnam. Accompanying you during the journey is an extremely friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, who has spent a lot of time riding through the country.

Instead of big and smooth paths, we recommend you choose a winding dyke road for more memorable experiences. Although it is a bit challenging to conquer, the impressive scenery of the Vietnamese countryside will be a worthy reward for your efforts. Feast your eye on the magnificent landscape of immense rice fields, poetic rivers, and rustic rooftops looming from afar before making a stop at a roadside restaurant to enjoy lunch and take a short rest.

In the afternoon, we continue to embark on stunning roads to Vu Linh – a pristine village of Dzao people located near Thac Ba Lake. Dubbed “Halong on the mainland”, Thac Ba attracts visitors with the splendid view of more than 1300 islands emerging on the surface of the lake. If time permits, we can take a boat trip to get closer to the lake before returning to Vu Linh village. The first day of the journey ends with a hearty dinner and a good night’s sleep at a local homestay.


  • Accommodations: Homestay
  • Distance: 170 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hanoi to Ba Be Lake 1

Day 2: Thac Ba lake – Ba Be national park

Enjoy breakfast and say goodbye to the host before heading to Ba Be National Park. Today’s ride could be the most outstanding experience during your entire adventure to Vietnam. From asphalt paths to off-road trails through the forest – you will have the chance to conquer many types of terrain today.

For the best sightseeing experience, we choose the lesser-known roads that are risky to ride yet amazingly stunning. Immerse yourself in the beauty of peaceful villages surrounded by rice fields and lush forests until we reach Ba Be National Park.

Located in the national park, Ba Be is the largest natural lake in Vietnam, which is known as the green pearl of the north. With its charming natural beauty, Ba Be attracts a large number of tourists visiting each year. A boat trip will be the perfect choice for you to explore the caves, waterfalls, and rich ecosystems here.

In the late afternoon, we return to Pac Ngoi, a peaceful village of Tay people nearby Ba Be Lake, to have dinner and stay overnight.


  • Accommodations: Homestay
  • Distance: 160 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hanoi to Ba Be Lake 2

Day 3: Ba Be lake – Hanoi

It is a long trip today, so we will get up early to enjoy breakfast, pack the luggage, and get ready to go. Hopping on a motorbike and embarking on the small roads through peaceful countryside, you once again will be fascinated by the magnificent landscape of majestic mountains and vast rice fields running to the horizon.

Make some stops along the way for lunch and rest before backing onto the Red River Delta to get into Hanoi. If all goes well, our motorbike team will return to Hanoi before 5 pm to avoid rush hour. Say goodbye to the tour guide and hope to see you soon on the next promising trips.


  • Accommodations: Hotel
  • Distance: 240 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hanoi to Ba Be Lake 3

Prices for guided off-road Vietnam Motorbike Tour




One person 190 USD/day/person 220 USD/day/person
Two people 140 USD/day/person 160 USD/day/person
Three people 130 USD/day/person 150 USD/day/person
Four people 120 USD/day/person 140 USD/day/person
Five people 120 USD/day/person 140 USD/day/person
Six people 115 USD/day/person 135 USD/day/person
Seven people 110 USD/day/person 130 USD/day/person
From Eight people 105 USD/day/person 125 USD/day/person


  • English Speaking Tour Guide 
  • Well-Maintained Bikes – Gasoline
  • Safe & Exceptional Routes – No Highway – 20% offroad per day
  • Good Accommodation: 2 – 3 star hotels or homestays based on twins – triple
  • All meals on tour.
  • 1 bottle of water per day.
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas – ferry ticket



  • Riding Gears
  • Personal insurance – Travel insurance (this is at your own risk)
  • Motorbike insurance to Cover any damages to the gear or the motorcycle
  • Air ticket – Visa fee 
  • Tip, Drinks, Beers, Wine 
  • Personal Expenses, and Other Expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy
  • International Airport Pickup – Drop Off
  • Transportation from your hotel to the departure spot 
  • The Hotel at night Before / After riding


  • For a group of from 
    • 5 riders, The professional Mechanic comes for free
    • 8 riders, Free 1 Night Ethnic Entertainment in Homestay (Under 8 riders USD 70 / 1 Ethnic Dance)
    • 12 riders and a Truck is free for escorting ( Under 12 riders, it will be USD 150 / 1 day )
  • A single stay will cost USD 30 / 1 night / 1 single room.
  • The cameraman costs  USD 180 / 1 day.  
  • If tours do not depart/ end at the departure spot, the surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to the departure spot is USD 120 / bike.
  • VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUEST.


  1. Deposits and Payment Policy
  • We require a deposit of 30% of the total upon confirmation of booking the 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.
  1. 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.

Read full information at Booking Terms and Conditions