NORTH VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM HANOI TO MOC CHAU – 8 DAYS

8/DaysHanoi → Ba Be Lake → Meo Vac → Dong Van → Ha Giang → Sapa → Than Uyen → Mu Cang Chai → Phu Yen → Mai Chau → Moc Chau

Hey you! Yes, you! Are you planning to travel to Vietnam? If you are, then this itinerary is what you need right now. We all know that the North of Vietnam is full of impressive landmarks. But without a good plan, it’s hard to explore the best spots here. An 8-day motorbike tour exploring Northern Vietnam from Hanoi to Moc Chau is probably a good start for you. We can assure you that you will see the remarkable spectacles, meet lovely people with unique cultures, and experience plenty of exciting routes. Ok, let’s take a closer look!

  • Tour Grade : Medium
  • Total Distance : 1460KM
  • Hours of Riding per day : 3-5 hours
  • Support :
  • Mixed onroad and off-road
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Itinerary

DAY 1: FROM HANOI TO BA BE LAKE

After a short briefing, let our trip commence at 8 AM. Right after we leave Hanoi, you can witness the tranquility in the outskirts with vast paddy fields and modest farmers. As the road is not something too challenging, we will soon reach Cho Chu town in Thai Nguyen province for lunch. The majestic landscapes in Thai Nguyen will surely capture your attention. Here they have green tea hills that seem to extend endlessly.

The roads from Thai Nguyen to Ba Be Lake are of good condition. Accordingly, we can show up at Pac Ngoi village, which is near Ba Be Lake, at 4 PM. This is Tay people’s village so we can find out more about this ethnic group’s culture. We will stay overnight here.

Summary:

  • Distance: 240 km
  • Accommodation: Homestay
  • Meals: L/D

Hanoi to Ba Be

DAY 2: FROM BA BE TO MEO VAC

On the second day, we will set off from Ba Be and ride to Meo Vac in Ha Giang. Once again, rough dirt tracks will be there waiting for us, and likewise splendid beauty of mountains, forests, and humble villages. After a hearty lunch in Bao Lac (Cao Bang), we will ride continuously to Meo Vac.

On the way, we have a precious opportunity to subdue nerve-racking trails and passes. From afar, poetic Nho Que River is undoubtedly a great source of motivation for you to overcome this challenge. According to our expectation, our crew will reach Meo Vac at 5 PM. This mountainous district possesses the beauty of both nature and distinctive architecture. We will rest in Meo Vac for tonight.

Summary:

  • Distance: 170 kilometers
  • Accommodation: Standard Hotel
  • Meals: B – L – D

Nho Que river

DAY 3: FROM MEO VAC TO HA GIANG

Today will surely be memorable as we can behold highlighted attractions of the North. First, we will pass by Ma Pi Leng Pass – one of the four greatest passes in North Vietnam. With plenty of sharp curves and unbelievable slope, the pass requires experienced riders to ride with absolute attention. After exerting ourselves to subdue this challenge, we can’t help feeling on top of the world.

Ha Giang is home to Meo people, and there is a multitude of amazing attractions here. The most popular ones are Quan Ba Heaven Gate, Dong Van Rocky Plateau, and Vuong’s Palace. In front of those remarkable sceneries, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed. Tonight, we will rest in Ha Giang city.

Summary:

  • Distance: 180 kilometers
  • Accommodation: Local Hotel
  • Meals: B – L – D

Quan Ba Heaven Gate

DAY 4: FROM HA GIANG TO SAPA

Let’s bid a farewell to lovely Ha Giang city and move to Sapa – one of the most famous tourist destinations in this S-shaped country. With an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level, the town of Sapa has an excellent climate that people in Southeast Asia desire. Fansipan – the rooftop of the Indochina Peninsula – is also located in this area.

There is a variety of landscapes here for you to explore. We have imposing Ham Rong Mountain, majestic silvery waterfalls, romantic Muong Hoa Valley, lovely villages with stunning terraced fields, impressive buildings with French architecture, and ethnic people’s markets with traditional high values. Also, we have perilous yet exciting backroads to test your riding skills. We are supposed to arrive at Sapa by 5 PM. Another experience we should not ignore is to meander around Sapa at night to see the vibrant life here. After that, we can come back to our hotel and have a tight sleep.

Summary:

  • Distance: 220 kilometers
  • Accommodation: Standard Hotel
  • Meals: B – L – D

HA GIANG TO SAPA

DAY 5: FROM SAPA TO THAN UYEN

Leaving Sapa too soon is going to be a pity, so why don’t we spend the whole morning of the fifth day to find out more about this superb town? At about 1:30 PM, after lunch, we will say goodbye to Sapa and go to Than Uyen. The route will lead us to O Quy Ho – the highest pass in Vietnam. With a length of nearly 50 kilometers, this is one of the four greatest passes in the country.

Riding on tortuous roads with an abyss aside is undoubtedly an experience you can’t forget at ease. We will not falter before any challenge as long as the grandeur of nature is still there waiting. Soon we will find ourselves in the center of Lai Chau province and then in Than Uyen at 5 PM. We have a relaxing night in this charming mountainous district and recall the majesty of Hoang Lien Son range in fog.

Summary:

  • Distance: 110 kilometers
  • Accommodation: Standard Hotel
  • Meals: B – L – D

O Quy Ho

DAY 6: THAN UYEN – MU CANG CHAI – PHU YEN

Than Uyen, with its peaceful landscape, is hard to resist. Still, we have to continue our journey. Today we will find visit Mu Cang Chai and Phu Yen. There are many things we are about to encounter – the modest villages of H’mong people, the large tea hills, the appealing terraced fields, etc. Those are definitely the extraordinary backgrounds that we want to stop and snap some pictures.

At noon, we will be enjoying a delicious meal in Mu Cang Chai while contemplating the very best terraced fields in the North. After that, let’s mount on our motorbike and approach Phu Yen in Son La province. By 5 PM, we will arrive at the land with fantastic attractions such as Suoi Chieu Lake, Muong Tac Field, or Noong Cop Forest. This is where we will stay for the night.

Summary:

  • Distance: 220 kilometers
  • Accommodation: Standard Hotel
  • Meals: B – L – D

Mu Cang Chai

DAY 7: FROM PHU YEN TO MAI CHAU VALLEY

Mai Chau is the promising destination for us on the seventh day of the trip. We will awake our traveling enthusiasm by passing by Song Da Lake. Only after crossing Da River by ferry can we have lunch in Moc Chau Plateau. This upland is home to 12 ethnic groups, so the cultural diversity cannot be doubted. Here you can immerse yourself in the green of endless tea hills and pine forests.

Then, we will continue to follow Hua Tat road to reach Mai Chau valley at 4:30 PM. The valley attracts tourists with distinctive cultural features of Thai people, verdant rice fields, silvery waterfalls, imposing mountain ranges, and mysterious caves. We will have an enjoyable night in Pom Coong with hospitable Thai people.

Summary:

  • Distance: 150 kilometers
  • Accommodation: Standard Hotel
  • Meals: B – L – D

Phu Yen to Mai Chau

DAY 8: FROM MAI CHAU TO HANOI

It’s already the last day of this fantastic journey, so let’s wake up a little earlier and wander around Mai Chau. Enjoying the fresh air and the tranquility amid the grandeur of nature is how we sweep away stress. At 10 AM, we will start returning to Hanoi. Memorable experiences are still available on the way back to the capital city as we will conquer Thung Khe and Doc Cun passes. We expect to reach Hanoi at 5 PM before the rush hour. That will complete our 8-day trip perfectly.

Summary:​

  • Distance: 170 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Mai Chau

Vietnam motorbike tours prices for a guided Vietnam motorcycle tour from Hanoi to Moc 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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