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 for 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
Only From : 596
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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 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, and the 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 is eager to show you. After spending enough time with the 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 have 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 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 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 with 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


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