Vietnam Enduro Tour to Northwest Vietnam – 8 days

8/DaysHanoi → Muong Waterfall → Moc Chau Plateau → Bac Yen Town → Ngoc Chien Hot Water Spring → Mu Cang Chai rice terraced fields → Sapa → Thac Ba Lake → Hanoi

We all know that Vietnam is one of the hottest destinations in Southeast Asia. The country has so many notable landmarks that sometimes we don’t know where to start. So why don’t you consider an 8-day enduro tour exploring the Northwest of Vietnam? Northwest Vietnam has a multitude of gorgeous landscapes, exotic traditions, and attractive food. This land also offers tough routes that will call forth your sense of adventure. Let’s take a closer look and see why the tour is worth a go.

  • Tour Grade : Advanced
  • Total Distance :
  • Hours of Riding per day : 3-5 hours
  • Support :
  • Off-road
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Itinerary

DAY 1: FROM HANOI TO MUONG WATERFALL

After a hearty breakfast, we will assemble in the parking lot and set off at around 8:15. As we leave the center of Hanoi – a bustle and hustle city, you can see totally different scenery. Busy streets where people keep honking all of the time will be replaced with a tranquil landscape of vast rice fields and humble farmers.

Our destination for today is Muong Waterfall, and to get there, we have to overcome rough tracks through jungles and streams. It will be a bit challenging, but isn’t that what has made you join this trip? Soon we will find ourselves in the homestay near the scenic waterfall. Right after checking in the homestay, we can go to the waterfall and dive into the crystal clear water. Undoubtedly, we will have fun there.

DAY 2: FROM MUONG WATERFALL TO MOC CHAU PLATEAU

Waking up early and take a deep breath of fresh air will be a perfect start for the second day. The first day is probably enough to arouse your interest, and we promise you that the next days will be more and more exciting. The 50-kilometer dirt track to Mai Chau is going to be the best demonstration. In Hoa Binh province, Mai Chau Valley possesses a mind-blowing beauty with immense fields and modest villages amidst imposing mountains. This is the home of White Thai; therefore, we can witness the distinctive cultural features of this ethnic group.

After lunch in Mai Chau, we will continue to move to Moc Chau plateau. We will keep riding on National Highway 6 until we see large tea hills. This means we have reached Moc Chau in Son La province. We will stay here tonight and get ready for tomorrow’s exploration.

Mai Chau valley

DAY 3: FROM MOC CHAU PLATEAU TO BAC YEN TOWN

The first part of the third day is for exploring Moc Chau plateau. In this land, we have a chance to behold broad fields of vividly colorful flowers. Moc Chau attracts people with verdant tea hills, mysterious caves, silvery Dai Yem waterfall, and lovely villages of Thai and H’ mong people. Waiting for us today are tortuous roads, some of which are muddy and slippery.

Leaving Moc Chau, we will head to Bac Yen – a small town in Son La province. On the way, our crew can come by Black H’ mong villages to witness the daily life of an ethnic group with unique traditions. In the late afternoon, we are supposed to arrive at Bac Yen town, where we will stay for tonight.

Moc Chau plateau

DAY 4: FROM BAC YEN TOWN TO NGOC CHIEN HOT WATER SPRING

In this whole 8-day tour, the fourth day is probably the biggest challenge. 90 out of 135 kilometers are of dirt tracks. We will have to cross streams, ride on roads full of mud, overcome dangerous slopes. Today we need you to ride with full attention, and if you have incredible riding skills, don’t hesitate to show off. These rough tracks will lead us to villages that other routes cannot offer. These villages are where H’ mong, Dao, and Tay people are eager to introduce their impressive customs.

And after all the obstacles, we are already here in front of Ngoc Chien hot spring, Muong La district, Son La province. With an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level, Ngoc Chien has an excellent view of the surroundings. And, of course, we can relax in hot water to relieve fatigue and stress. That’s what we call happiness.

DAY 5: FROM NGOC CHIEN HOT WATER SPRING TO MU CANG CHAI

Kicking off from Ngoc Chien hot spring, we will make our way to Mu Cang Chai in Yen Bai. This is another hard day with plenty of obstacles on the way from Ngoc Chien to Mu Cang Chai. We have to conquer rough trails through forests and steep slopes. One reckless second can snuff out your excitement and put you in danger.

After all, our efforts will pay off – we can finally behold the most beautiful terraced fields in the country. Yes, the most impressive spectacle in Mu Cang Chai is the terraced fields – either green or yellow. This scenery is so magnificent that the pictures of it are usually posted on tourism magazines. Tu Le village, La Pan Tan field, or Lim Mong village are the highlights of this upland. Don’t hesitate to snap hundreds of pictures with this fantastic background. It’s absolutely worth it.

Mu Cang Chai

DAY 6: FROM MU CANG CHAI TO SAPA

After sipping a hot cup of coffee to have the best mood, we will bid a farewell to Mu Cang Chai and come to Sapa. The first part of the route is quite comfortable, and we can leisurely enjoy the majesty of mountains and woods on the way. But once we encounter O Quy Ho Pass, today’s challenge will begin.

O Quy Ho is one of the four greatest passes in the North (together with Pha Din, Ma Pi Leng, and Khau Pha). With a length of 50 kilometers, O Quy Ho is the longest pass in Vietnam. It includes plenty of sharp curves. Also, the pass belongs to National Highway 4D at an altitude of nearly 2000 meters. This means we may have to move in fog and cloud. In short, this section is a real dare for even experienced riders. If nothing changes, we can show up at Sapa at noon.

Located in Lao Cai province, Sapa is always one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. Even two days are not enough to explore Sapa’s full beauty because the variety of landscapes here is overwhelming. We have sublime Fansipan Peak, dreamlike waterfalls, valleys with myriads of flowers, enchanting old structures, tranquil villages, mysterious ancient stones, etc. If you could visit only one place in Northwestern Vietnam, Sapa is the one.

O Quy Ho

DAY 7: FROM SAPA TO THAC BA LAKE

Although over-tourism has been affecting Sapa strongly, the town can somehow retain its pristine charm. Leaving this picturesque town too soon is a pity. Therefore, we will spend the morning exploring a bit more. We can visit the valleys or climb O Quy Ho for a perfect panorama of Sapa. Also, we will not leave without tasting some delicacies here.

After that, we will say goodbye to Sapa and keep moving to Thac Ba Lake in Yen Bai province. You need to ride on dirt tracks to Pho Lu before joining the National Highway 70. After conquering 240 kilometers, we will approach Thac Ba Lake. There are up to 1300 islands on the lake. That’s why Thac Ba is dubbed as “Halong Bay on the mountain”. It’s advisable to join a boat trip since this is the best way to explore the lake.

SAPA TO THAC BA LAKE

DAY 8: FROM THAC BA LAKE TO HANOI

Time flies like an arrow, and this is already the last day of our awesome trip. It’s time to return to Hanoi. Let’s hug our hosts and then set off. Following National Highway 2, we will come to a small town in Phu Tho. From there, we will ride along Red River’s dike to go back to the capital city.

Our trip will be perfect if we can reach Hanoi center before the rush hour. Our 8-day enduro motorbike tour exploring the Northwest of Vietnam will undoubtedly end up with happy memories.

THAC BA LAKE TO HANOI

Prices for guided off-road Vietnam enduro tour to Northwest Vietnam

OFF-ROAD ENDURO TOUR

HONDA XR150L

HONDA CRF250L

SUZUKI DRZ400

One person219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person259 USD/day/person
Two people199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person
Three people179 USD/day/person199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person
From four people169 USD/day/person189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person

Prices for guided super Vietnam enduro tour to Northwest Vietnam

SUPER ENDURO TOUR

KAWASAKI KLX 450R

YAMAHA WR450F

One person with a 4×4 car carrying an enduro bike369 USD/day/person229 USD/day/person
Two people with a 4×4 car carrying 2 enduro bikes299 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person
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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.

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