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 terrains 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 yourself immersed immediately in the Northwest charm. When the 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
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Itinerary

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 on the mountainous area in stunning Vietnam. Along the way, you and your fellow drivers will cross through endless immense paddy fields, magnificent limestone mountain ranges built with a unique karst system. Also, there are a large number of gorgeous landmarks including 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 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 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 join together with indigenous people in their unique traditional dances.

Summary:

  • 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 the fanciful majestic land midst in the spare fog, glorious golden sunlight shining up the whole area in the morning. Sightseeing the dreamy dawn at 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 are 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, 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.

Summary:

  • 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 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 lifetime 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 with 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 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 the Thai people, 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 50-km distance, we will have the chance to cross the Black river and 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.

Summary:

  • 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 where 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 cozy homes of the Dzao. The dinner and relaxing night on a local homestay of friendly Dzao people will be extremely perfect. Enjoy!

Summary:

  • 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 the front of the Chay river, Vu Linh is endowed with breathtaking views and 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.

Summary:

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

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Vietnam motorbike tours prices for a guided Vietnam motorcycle tour 

*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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