Hanoi to Mai Chau Motorbike Tour – 3 days

3/DaysHanoi- Ninh Binh- Mai Chau

We all know that the North of Vietnam is full of notable tourist attractions. An adventure to the mysterious Northwest or a trip to majestic Halong Bay requires you a lot of time. But if you need a short trip including lots of magnificent landscapes and exciting experiences, a 3-day motorbike tour from Hanoi to Mai Chau is more than an ideal option. So let’s see what the tour can offer you and if it is enough to win your heart.

  • Tour Grade : Easy
  • Total Distance : 510 km
  • Hours of Riding per day : 3- 5 Hours
  • Support : Disposible
  • On road - off- road
Only From : 447
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Day 1: Hanoi - Ninh Binh (160 km / 4h)

Let’s leave the hustle and bustle of Hanoi! It’s time to explore the new lands. Our first destination is Ninh Binh – the former capital of Vietnam. Before hitting the highway, we will follow the route along the Red River. You then will see small rural houses, vast rice fields, and hard-working farmers – absolute tranquility that we hardly find in the city center.

From Ninh Binh city, we will continue to visit Van Long – the most significant wetland nature reserve in the Red River Delta. You will surely fall in love with the landscape here immediately. The towering limestone mountains, the scattering grass, and the crystal clear water conspire to make the site attractive. The rich flora and fauna in Van Long are another reason why travelers keep coming here all year round. A boat trip is perfect for us to behold the full beauty of the land and take some impressive pictures.

After meandering around Van Long, it’s time to get to our hotel near Tam Coc. We will have dinner and stay overnight here. Tam Coc is truly a highlight of not only Ninh Binh but the whole North of Vietnam. The site offers incredible landscapes – hundreds of towering limestone mountains covered with verdant green trees, endless paddy fields lying one after another, poetic rivers, and breathtaking caves. It is no wonder why Tam Coc is on so many people’s bucket lists.


  • Distance: 160 km
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner

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Day 2: Ninh Binh - Mai Chau (180 km / 5h)

Our trip will continue at 9 AM. Therefore, you have plenty of time to enjoy breakfast while enhancing the fresh air and contemplating the gorgeous surrounding scenery. The rural trails will lead us to Mua Cave – a favorite spot for many foreign tourists. To admire the splendor of the cave, we will need to climb 486 stone steps. As we get to the top, the whole picturesque panorama of the area spreads out – countless mountain ranges overlapping each other on the large green field.

Right next to Mua Cave is Trang An complex. The most common thing to do here is take a boat trip. That’s the best way to enjoy the beauty of this attraction. The boat trip may take several hours, but that’s far from enough to explore Trang An completely. There are 31 lakes and up to 48 caves with exquisite stalactites inside. The water is so clear that you can see all the plants under the river. In front of the greatness of nature, we will feel small, curious, and somehow relaxed.

Then we will continue our journey by following the Hoang Long River to reach Cuc Phuong – the first national park in Vietnam. Right as we commence going on the Ho Chi Minh trail, you can quickly realize that the sight keeps changing dramatically. You’d better ride more carefully from now on since the rough tracks will appear more and more. Especially, when we approach Thung Khe pass, don’t let the grandeur of the pass capture your full attention. Although this white rock pass is remarkable, it can still pose a threat to careless riders.

And at last, we made our way to Mai Chau. After a glimpse of the area, we will have dinner and rest in a homestay. Delicious local food and good sleep are more than enough for us to regain energy.


  • Distance: 180 km
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 3: Mai Chau - Hanoi (170 km / 5h)

The last day of the trip can still amaze you with outstanding tourist attractions. Ba Khan Lake is what we are eager to visit today. Visitors expect to see the intact beauty of a lake, which is often likened to Halong Bay. The reason is that there is plenty of green islets emerging on the lake, and that’s really an extraordinary scene. Ban Khan is like a forgotten paradise in Hoa Binh. Actually, that’s perhaps a good thing because we can still contemplate the natural features of the lake.

Another thing we must do in Mai Chau is to come to the rustic villages. Lac Village is definitely the perfect choice since we can see well-maintained stilt houses and ethnic minorities’ unique culture. Watching friendly local people dancing happily in their colorful traditional clothes will make you love Vietnam more. The scenic terraced fields are also available so that you can have some more lovely pictures.

So it’s time to say goodbye to Mai Chau and come back to Hanoi. Why don’t we light up our sense of adventure by taking off-road tracks on the way back? Some more challenges and the tranquil scene of fruit gardens will complete our experiences. That’s it – our 3-day motorbike tour from Hanoi to Mai Chau will undoubtedly bring you unforgettable memories.


  • Distance: 170 km
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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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