Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Vu Linh – 5 days

5/DaysHanoi → Mai Chau→ Moc Chau→ Phu Yen → Vu linh

Northwest Vietnam is always on top of the most attractive tourist destinations favored by motorcyclists. Its special terrain with tons of fascinating curves, winding roads, and challenging passes will keep you unable to leave once you’ve set foot on this land. Traveling through routes of spectacular natural landscapes, the unique cultures as well as heroic histories during the national resistance war will make you immersed immediately in the Northwest charm. When spring comes, people will witness the whole blue sky covered by the white color of endless plum blossoms blooming while peach and buckwheat blossoms bring a fresh and dreamy scent to the mountainous space.

A motorbike trip to the Northwest region promises travelers with an interesting discovery journey while bringing brand-new knowledge and experiences about this historic monument.

Looking for the best plan for your Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Vu Linh – 5 days? Here’s how:

  • Tour Grade : Medium
  • Total Distance : 1885
  • Hours of Riding per day : 3-5 Hours
  • Support : Disposible
  • Mixed
Only From : 745
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Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau

At around 9 a.m, we will leave Hanoi on the route straight to Mai Chau, a well-known tourist destination in the mountainous area of stunning Vietnam. Along the way, you and your fellow drivers will cross through endless immense paddy fields, and magnificent limestone mountain ranges built with a unique karst system. Also, there are a large number of gorgeous landmarks including the famous Huong pagoda to make a visit to one of the masterpieces of religion. After the 180-km distance route, you will stop by Hoa Binh for lunch.

Take a short rest, then, join an off-road riding trip to the famous Kim Boi hot mineral spring where you can dip in pure water for relaxation. Passing two next passes, you will finally arrive at Mai Chau valley. Enjoy dinner in the late afternoon and stay overnight in a local homestay of the ethnic people here. There is a lot for you to experience including exotic specialties and joining together with indigenous people in their unique traditional dances.


  • Distance:  180 km
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Homestay

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Day 2: Mai Chau – Moc Chau

Today’s trip will lead your crew up to Moc Chau. But, before you reach the final destination, you will go sightseeing in the fanciful majestic land midst of the spare fog, glorious golden sunlight shining up the whole area in the morning. Sightseeing the dreamy dawn in the valley is the best experience when the sunrise looks like gradually “pouring sweet honey” down the steep mountains. Take a short walk around local villages to see how the daily life of local people is going. Riding on the roads leading to Moc Chau, your eyes will be well treated with lush green tea hills that seem to kiss the blue clear sky.

Coming to Mai Chau in its grain season, we can head up to Pom Coong and Ban Lac to take stunning pictures of golden plains, pristine villages, and innocent smiles on the faces of ethnic children here. Explore nearby areas for more marvelous landscapes because there is more to discover. The whole crew can go to some other jaw-dropping tourist hotspots such as Ba Khan, Go Lao waterfall, and the famous cave network including Chau, Kia, Mo Luong, and Pa Co caves. You and your fellow drivers will reach the target stop point in the afternoon to have lunch. You will spend the whole night for relaxation at a nearby homestay here.


  • Distance:  155 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Homestay

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Day 3: Moc Chau – Phu Yen

On the third day of the trip to Moc Chau, the whole crew will motorcycle to Phu Yen after discovering some highlights in a wide range of well-known tourist destinations in Moc Chau. A lot of people coming to Moc Chau have voted villages hidden behind vast pine forests the must-see places in this dreamy land. For instance, Pa Phach where is full of endless gardens of white flowers blooming under the blue sky. Taking selfies here in the romantic atmosphere and fresh cool air will give you amazing life experiences.

Stop by Moc Chau farm for a bit, then you will ride on Highway 2 for 2 km to peaceful Ang village. At this place, tourists will have a deep impression of tons of stilt houses where is the home to lots of ethnic groups under the immense leafy canvas. All are combined to create a breathtaking water painting that makes any heart flutter. Here, it takes some moments to breathe the fresh air among vast green pastures, lush tea hills, and blooming apricot blossoms, and plum flowers.

Next, you will continue the ride to Pa Phach through a quite dangerous road crossing multiple steep slopes. The way to the top of the mountains is quite tough but after all, seeing the whole view of the valley among magnificent green hills and majestic ocean of white flowers is worth your effort. In Pa Phach, you can meet a lot of Thai people, and enjoy the cool climate all year round on the special terrain located between wide forests and mountain ranges.

Now, it’s time to move toward Phu Yen before the late afternoon. Descending the destination through a 50-km distance, we will have the chance to cross the Black river and a large romantic valley. However, the road with its rough rugged surface will be a challenge for riders with weak riding skills. On the two sides, there are hectares of local villages of the Dao and the Kinh people. You will come to Phu Yen town to do the check-in process at the booked hotel.


  • Distance:  145 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 4: Phu Yen – Vu Linh

Today, you will drive about 150 km from Phu Yen to Vu Linh. Have breakfast first and then, ride through Hoang Lien Son which has 30 km in length. Ride through the well-known Fansipan peak which is 3,143 m high too to sightsee the whole area from above. Another choice for you is to head North from Phu Yen through countless rainforests which ensure interesting moments to experience on the way. You will also pass Ba Be lake where you can join a short tour to nearby Thac Ba. Sitting on a bamboo-made boat ridden by local people, we will cruise down to the cozy homes of the Dzao. The dinner and relaxing night on a local homestay of friendly Dzao people will be extremely perfect. Enjoy!


  • Distance:  155 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Homestay

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Day 5: Vu Linh – Hanoi

Our 5-day journey to Northwest Vietnam finally comes to an end. On the last day of the trip, you will wander around Vu Linh, which is the best road for off-road trips in Vietnam. Located in front of the Chay river, Vu Linh is endowed with breathtaking views and the unique cultural life of the Dzao. Passing endless striking curves on the way, you will cross local villages to rustic houses, palm groves, and golden terraces shining under the sunshine.

There are multiple traditional cuisines of the Dzao people to taste here including such as banana flowers, fish salad, rice blossoms, shrimp dumplings, Vu Linh wine, and sticky rice. Drinking Vu Linh liquor, you can feel the fragrant aromas from local sticky rice. How to enjoy local cuisines here is also special. People will sit down together on the floor in a big circle and then, enjoy different dishes in a very cozy and friendly atmosphere. Close the last day of your Northwest motorbike tour and say goodbye to the local hosts before returning to Hanoi.


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

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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