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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Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Ninh Binh (160 km / 4h)

Let’s leave the hustle and bustle 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 Red River Delta. You will surely fall in love with the landscape here immediately. The towering limestone mountains, the scattering grass, the crystal clear water conspires to make the site attractive. The rich flora and fauna in Van Long is 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, the endless paddy fields lying one after another, the poetic rivers, and breathtaking caves. It is no wonder why Tam Coc is in so many people’s bucket lists.

Summary:

  • 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 sceneries. 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 taking 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 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 have 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.

Summary:

  • 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.

Summary:

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

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Vietnam motorbike tours prices for a guided tour from Hanoi to Mai Chau

*Full package, no hidden cost surprises

GUIDED TOUR

(20% OFF-ROAD)

HONDA XR150L

HONDA CRF250L

SUZUKI DRZ400

One person199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person
Two people179 USD/day/person199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person
Three people159 USD/day/person179 USD/day/person199 USD/day/person
From four people149 USD/day/person169 USD/day/person189 USD/day/person

 

GUIDED TOUR

(25-70% OFF-ROAD)

HONDA XR150L

HONDA CRF250L

SUZUKI DRZ400

One person209 USD/day/person229 USD/day/person249 USD/day/person
Two people189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person229 USD/day/person
Three people169 USD/day/person189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person
From four people159 USD/day/person179 USD/day/person199 USD/day/person

The tour includes

  • Well-experienced tour guides who can speak English fluently and understand customers’ needs.
  • Professional mechanics for emergency cases.
  • A photographer & video recorder for a group of more than 5
  • Recent & Well-Maintained Japanese Bikes
  • Safe & Exceptional Routes
  • Good Accommodation: Eat and sleep in the best locations. Standard hotel or homestay based on double, twins or triple shared room.
  • All meals on tour: Enjoy local Vietnamese food and drink in every region you visit.
  • Gasoline
  • Boat trips on Lakes or Rivers
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas
  • Helmets/Gloves and Bright reflecting Jackets
  • Hotel pick up
  • Dirt on your SHOES and FACE or more
  • Videos of the tour (send 1 week after the tour)

The tour excludes:

  • Riding Long Pants (we recommend a pair of jeans)
  • Personal insurance (this at your own risk)
  • Coverage for any damages to gear or the motorcycle
  • Air ticket
  • Visa fee (approximately 25 USD/person, depending on nationality)
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Tip, drinks, personal expense and other expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy

Notes:

  • We provide vehicle support and driver with an extra price of 150 USD/day/ truck upon your REQUEST!
  • A single stay will cost 20 USD extra/ day
  • If tours do not depart/ end in Hanoi then surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to Hanoi is 120 USD/ bike.
  • VAT Excluded from the price, if you want VAT included, 10% of the total price will be added.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

  • To secure your bookings we require a minimal of 30% deposit. Full payment will be made by cash or credit on the first day of the tour.
  • The rider is responsible for any bank charges (surcharge 3,5% if you pay by credit card )
  • If you cancel the tour before the departure date, you will lose 100% of the deposit.
  • If you cancel the tour after the departure date, you will lose 100% of the total cost/ fee of the tour for any reason.
  • A deposit of US$ 100 – 1,000 or more is required for each motorcycle for use in the guided or self-guided motorcycle tours. In case of a self-caused accident, your own participation is up to US$ 2,000 or more.

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