Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Thac Ba Lake – 4 days

4/DaysHanoi - Mai Chau - Moc Chau - Phu Yen - Lago Thac Ba (Vu Linh) - Hanoi

The Northwest of Vietnam is getting more and more attractive in the eyes of travelers who thirst for adventure. Now we bring you a 4-day Northwest Vietnam motorbike tour from Hanoi to Thac Ba Lake. The tour includes a lot of excellent attractions to ensure that you will have unforgettable experiences. Besides extraordinary landscapes, some single off-road tracks will satisfy your adventurous spirit. Four days may not be long enough to admire the full beauty of the Northwest, but this trip is an invaluable start anyone ready to fall in love with the S-shaped country.

  • Tour Grade : Medium
  • Total Distance : 530km
  • Hours of Riding per day : 4
  • Support : Disponible
  • Mix On-road and Off-road
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Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau (185 km)

Setting off from bustling Hanoi in the morning, we will first head for Mai Chau – a popular tourist attraction in Vietnam. This destination may not be something new to many people, but we bet that we can refresh your experience with exciting rural roads. The route we choose carries the typical beauty of the Northern mountainous areas.

Along the way, immense paddy fields and towering limestone mountains will consecutively appear. Such a scene can capture anyone’s attention, even for those who have visited Vietnam before.

After 4 hours of going through long and rough roads, we get to Mai Chau valley at 5 p.m and complete our fantastic first day.


  • Distance: 185 km
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Northwest vietnam motorbike tour

Day 2: Mai Chau – Phu Yen (175 km)

On the second day of the Northwest Vietnam motorbike tour, we will move from Mai Chau to Phu Yen. But before we reach Phu Yen, let’s see what Moc Chau can offer. The villages of Thai ethnic groups are probably the reason why so many tourists keep coming back to this highland. Local people here have good rice wine, delicious food, and fascinating traditions and customs. In their market, you can see these lovely candid people in their colorful clothes. Buying some souvenirs here is definitely a good way to remember this amazing trip.

As soon as you see Moc Chau Plateau, you will fall in love with it. The endless verdant tea hills, the lush peach gardens, or vast flower fields with different colors are irresistibly charming. It will surely be a pity if you don’t take some photos here. These splendid sceneries are what Moc Chau eager to show you. After spending enough time for adorable Moc Chau, it’s time to go on to Phu Yen. On the way, we will together contemplate the breathtaking landscapes of the imposing mountains and Da River, which has kindled the imagination of many famous writers and poets in Vietnam.


  • Distance: 175 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Northwest vietnam motorbike tour

Day 3: Phu Yen – Thac Ba lake (170 km)

The attractions of the Northwest Vietnam motorbike tour today will surely fill your memory with joy. From Phu Yen, we go on a bumpy ride to move toward to Yen Bai city to have a good lunch before witnessing the grandeur of Thac Ba Lake. We know that you can’t wait to see Thac Ba Lake so that we will visit it right after lunch. You are about to take a closer look at one of the three largest artificial lakes in Vietnam.

The size is not the only surprise. The majesty of a crystal clear lake with more than 1300 islets is undeniably admirable. Thac Ba Lake deserves the title of “Halong Bay of the Northwest”. A boat trip is a brilliant way to feel the complete allure of this attraction. The environs are equally ravishing with caves and temples.

After that, we will spend our night in Vu Linh Family. The third day should end up with a good sleep before we mount our motorbikes and return to Hanoi.


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

Northwest vietnam motorbike tour

Day 4: Thac Ba Lake – Hanoi (185 km)

A tasty meal with some strong coffee is more than enough to start the last day of our trip. It’s time to bid farewell to the magnificent landscapes of the Northwest and come back to the vibrant capital city. Two options are available from here: we can either ride smoothly on highways or take some dares from rural roads. But before you make your decision, we feel responsible for telling you that the sights along the Red River are genuinely captivating. If you want to have some artistic pictures of countryside life in the North of our country, then the latter choice is obviously worth it. Whatever you opt for, we will try to reach Hanoi city before the traffic gets crazy.


  • Distance: 185 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Northwest vietnam motorbike tour


Vietnam motorbike tours prices for a guided Vietnam motorcycle tour 

*Full package, no hidden cost surprises


(20% OFF-ROAD)




One person 199 USD/day/person 219 USD/day/person 239 USD/day/person
Two people 179 USD/day/person 199 USD/day/person 219 USD/day/person
Three people 159 USD/day/person 179 USD/day/person 199 USD/day/person
From four people 149 USD/day/person 169 USD/day/person 189 USD/day/person



(25-70% OFF-ROAD)




One person 209 USD/day/person 229 USD/day/person 249 USD/day/person
Two people 189 USD/day/person 209 USD/day/person 229 USD/day/person
Three people 169 USD/day/person 189 USD/day/person 209 USD/day/person
From four people 159 USD/day/person 179 USD/day/person 199 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


  • 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.


  • 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.

“We promise to deliver the best balance for every single DOLLAR”