Full North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour -15 Days

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This Motorcycle tour in North Vietnam covers all the famous attractions in Northern mountain areas also the untouched lands in remote areas near Chinese border. This 15 day Vietnam motorcycle tour will give you a full view of the hidden beauty and rich tradition of Vietnam.

Destination: Hanoi Mai Chau Phu Yen Son La Tuan Giao Than Uyen Sapa Bac Ha Ha Giang Dong Van Bao Lac Cao Bang Ban Gioc Lang Son Hanoi.

Duration: 15 days 14 nights

Total approx: 2130 km.

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Day 1: North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour: Hanoi motorbike tours to  Mai Chau

The short motorbike tour to Mai Chau will be started at around 9 Am from western

Hanoi motorbike tours to Mai Chau
Mai Chau

outskirt of Hanoi . Avoiding the busy traffic by taking some narrow and small country roads. We motorcycle to shout west of Hanoi to Mai Chau – an area of beautiful landscape. After lunch, we will have great motorcycle tour on forgotten French road No 6, passing extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads punctuated by limestone karst scenery. Here is known as Ha long bay on mountain. We  cross Thung Khe – one of the most beautiful mountain passes in North Vietnam, then heading down to the mountain valley settlement of Mai Chau. (Home to the white Thai people who are living in houses on stilts).

Dinner and overnight at Homestay.

Distance: 170km

Meals: Lunch, Dinner


Day 2: North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour: Mai Chau motorbike trips to Phu Yen

Today we will have easy and  relaxing Vietnam motorbike tour in north west mountainous area It offers many stopover for pictures of amazing mountain view. We can start the day with a easy walk around the village or be lazy with a waking up café . After saying goodbye to the Thai people we ride to the direction of Moc Chau. After lunch, turn to the less travelled Road 43 leading to the Da River. After crossing the reservoir of Da river at Van Yen ferry, we ride on a beautiful winding  road until Phu Yen where we stay in a guest-house.

Distance: 140km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour: Phu Yen Motorbike Tour  to Son La

Keep enjoying north Vietnam motorcycle tour on beautiful Road 37 and then entering mountains heavily populated with Black Thai people, who work on large terraced rice fields. The winding road passes through many Thai villages where we can do some stop to visit peaceful village of the Thai people to understand more about colorful culture of Vietnam. We continue through rolling hills before rising up to the mountain of sugar cane on the cooler Son La plateau.

Overnight in Sonla.

Distance: 160km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour: Son La motorcycling tour to Tuan Giao

After breakfast, We keep heading up to the west from Son La, the road crosses a series of

Tuan Giao
Tuan Giao

mountain passes and areas of busy Black Thai activity. Children walk to school,men and women working on the field with plenty of buffaloes on the field and the road. Then we come to the beginning of the very long and steep Pha Din pass- one of the most beautiful passes in North Vietnam where at the top we have vast views of the surrounding mountains, then down the other side on very steep sealed road.

Overnight in Tuan Giao

Distance: 140km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour: Tuan Giao motorbike packages to Than Uyen

Today’s road is quite bumpy and narrow, but it’s beautiful with green mountain view at the level of 1500 meters above the sea. And the beauty of nature here is different from the days before. Besides, plenty of terrace rice fields between hill tribe’s villages. We can see a lot of green tea fields. In short, it is a good motorbike tour in north Vietnam although the roads are not so smooth.

Arrive Than Uyen at about 5 PM.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Distance: 160km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour: Short  Motorbike Tours towards  Sapa

This short motorcycle tour to Sa Pa should be the highlight of the trip. The first half of the trip, we will enjoy an easy motorbike ride on the smooth road with beautiful tea fields along the way and the colorful hill tribes. And the other half, we ride on O Qui Ho pass to cross Hoang Lien mountain range- the highest one in Vietnam including Fanxipan with the height of 3142 meters above sea level. Its sure that you will have pictures of the most beautiful valley in north Vietnam. We will be at Sa Pa at noon. After luch in Sa Pa town, we have half day to discover lovely town in cloud – Sa Pa.

Diner and Overnight at Hotel.

Distance: 100km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour: Relaxing in SaPa.

Sa Pa is lovely little town located at the height of 1600 meters above the sea, surrounded by

Short motorbike tours towards Sapa

amazing valley with the villages of minorities, we can either take it easy in Sa Pa town, or take another SaPa motorbike tour along Muong Hoa valley-one of the most beautiful valley in northern Vietnam, or down deep into the valley to see more interesting local people. All options are dominated by the crest of the enormous Fansipan mountain range. The entire region is populated by Hmong, Giay, Tay and Dao people.

You will take a short walk to Ham Rong – a highest peak of the town where you can get full view of Sa Pa and then take a good body massage.

Overnight at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour: Sapa Motorcycle tour to Bac Ha

This motorcycle tour to Bac Ha from Sa Pa is quite easy and enjoyable. We can depart at 10 AM from Sa Pa. Ride motorbike down on winding to Lao Cai. The road is about 40km with very nice terrace fields. Lao Cai is busy provincial capital which has one of the biggest gate to China so when arrived the town, we will stop here for a moment to see around or take a look to China from Vietnam. Have a lunch at Sapa town.

Another half day, we will ride up to Bac Ha where we can enjoy plenty of stunning landscape.

Arrive and check in Hotel in Bac Ha town at 5pm.

Distance: 90km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour: Bac Ha  motorbike tour towards  Ha Giang

We should start the motorcycle tour to Ha Giang earlier because the road today is quiet and bumpy with picturesque landscape, we can not go fast and have to stop a lot for pictures. We are going to the market of Can Cau located at the heart of a mountainous circus, very close to the Chinese border where the ethnic groups on each side of the border meet every Saturday morning. It is one moment very moving which we have no idea about time.

After lunch in Xin Man town, we keep riding on a narrow and winding road but the terrace fields along the way could be the most beautiful in north Vietnam.

Arrive in Ha Giang in late afternoon. We can choose to stay in hotel in town or do more home stay with the Tay people.

Distance: 180km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour: Ha Giang Motorbike Tour to Dong Van

This motorcycle tour to the Dong Van Rock Plateau is another highlight of the trip

Lung Cu - Dong Van
Lung Cu – Dong Van

because of incredibly imposing scenery. In addition, the landscape is completely different from the days before. After getting the permit to ride in border areas at Ha Giang’s Immigration Police, we will enjoy riding on small challenging mountain roads with a amazing view and plenty of colorful hill-tribes. It should be the best motorbike tour in North Vietnam.

Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Distance: 160km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour: Dong Van motorbike tours to Bao Lac

Another enjoyable motorbike touring day with a lot of joys ! After breakfast, enjoy easy walk around Dong Van town to feel daily life of the hill tribes at the local market, or enjoy the beauty of ancient architecture of the houses that were built during the French time.

Start the best motorbike tour in Ha Giang at about 10 AM. Keep riding on narrow roads along the Rock Plateau, right after Dong Van town we will be on Ma Pi Leng pass( One of 4 longest and most beautiful passes in Vietnam). 20 km on the mountain pass with many picture stop, we will be in Meo Vac town at noon. After lunch in Meo Vac, we go along the Gam river to Bao Lac.

Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Distance: 110km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour: Bao Lac motorbiking tour to Cao Bang

Beautiful motorbike ride down to Cao Bang province. The road is easy and there are many beautiful villages along the way, so we can do some stoppage for visiting the local to learn more about minority people’s culture and for photos.

We will be at Co Bang in early afternoon. Check in hotel before seeing around the town or being lazy with cool beer !

Distance: 150km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour: Cao Bang  Motorbike Tour to Ban Gioc Waterfall

After breakfast, we have beautiful north Vietnam motorbike tour to nice village of

Cao Bang motorbike tours to Ban Gioc waterfall
Ban Gioc waterfall

Quang Uyen, in the middle of a mountain cirque. This is the territory of Nung An people. Home stay in a host family and the hostess is a great cook. After good lunch with the family, we make our way through spectacular scenery to Vietnam’s most impressive waterfall – Ban Gioc Waterfalls –  50km from Quang Uyen. Weather permitting we can swim right up to where the 50m high falls hit the river.

Home stay in Quang Uyen village.

Distance: 140km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour: Ban Gioc motorbike tours to Lang Son

The motorcycle tour to Lang Son is mostly on the famous historical Dong Khe and That Khe passes where many battles between the Vietnamese and French occurred. Arrive Lang Son in early afternoon. We will have chance to discover this city which has become a big trading post between China and Vietnam. You can buy cheap Chinese products for souvenirs at the Dong Kinh market.

Overnight in hotel.

Distance: 180km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour: Lang Son motorbike trips back to Hanoi

Today is the most easy day of 15 busy ones but it is an enjoyable day. Waking up late, slowly enjoy good café, and after breakfast motorcycle down to Hanoi on the big high way No 1. We will finish the memorable Northern Vietnam motorcycle tours at around 3 PM.

Distance: 150km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

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Full North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour -15 Days
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– We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels that reflect the character of the local area as well as being as centrally located as possible, all the while striving to keep the cost affordable.

– Your trip will stay in a range of hotels / guesthouses with standardized quality.

– Please be aware that some hotel rooms, especially those in major urban centres or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.

– Rooms are en-suite and either twin- or triple-share, depending on what you have booked. If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex otherwise you can pay a supplement to possess a single room

– If you are traveling as a couple and would prefer to have a double bed, please officially request a double room with us. We never presume that two people traveling together are a couple, even if you share the same surname, unless informed otherwise.

– Your included meals are detailed in the ‘More Inclusions’ section of this document.

– Breakfasts are included every day in the hotel (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in Asia, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well.
Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodation places, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.

– If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent when you book, or make note by email before you set out. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Asia. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.

* Ten Tips to Survive Vietnam’s Traffic:
+ DON’T spend hours waiting to cross the street on foot: that constant tide of traffic won’t stop until late at night, so

+ DO as the Vietnamese do: take the plunge and inch slowly across. Observe the Miracle of the Red Sea, as the traffic parts like magic, flowing smoothly in front of you or behind, meeting up again on the other side.

+ DON’T make any sudden or unpredictable movements: freeze if you have to, but never lunge forward or backward towards the safety of the sidewalk. In fact, you can do just about anything, but do it with conviction!

+ DON’T forget, if you’re riding or driving, to look where you’re going – all the time: if you hit anything in front of you, then it’s your fault.

+ DO give way to any vehicle bigger and noisier than yours. Trucks and buses are particularly dangerous: often old, sometimes unsafe and usually all over the road.

+ DO watch out for unfamiliar obstacles: water buffaloes, rocks of various sizes, broken-down trucks…, people sitting in the road, missing bridges, girls in ao dai cycling five abreast, slow-moving mountains of farm produce, dog fights, impromptu football matches, piles of building materials – and almost no light on anything at night..

+ DON’T hesitate to take evasive action – even if this sometimes means leaving the tarmac or coming to a dead stop.

+ DO try to avoid getting involved in one of the all-too-frequent minor accidents that plague Vietnam’s roads (and the major ones as well, of course), but if you are unlucky,

+ DON’T lose your cool, in spite of the interference of the large and vocal crowd that may gather: try to settle things amicably and swiftly. Sometimes, paying a reasonable amount of money will save you a lot of hassle.

+ DO remember that the only rule is: you’re not allowed to bump into anybody… irrespective of what they did or should have done, or of what the road signs or traffic lights were telling them to do. Some people still seem to think that anything red means forward, comrade

* Tipping for guides & mechanic:
Our crews never expect tips themselves and will not ask for any; that’s not what friends do! However, so if you are really satisfied with all of what they did for you, please don’t mind tipping them a bit with a normal norm of US$ 7 – US$ 10/person for a guide per day and US$ 3 – US$ 5/person for a mechanic per day. (just don’t forget Mum’s souvenir).


+ Motorbike(s) (Honda or Yamaha)

+ Helmet(s)

+ Driving gears

+ Gasoline on tour

+ English speaking guide

+ Mechanic (only for group from 6 passengers)

+ Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary (based on twin or/and triple shared)

+ Homestay permission

+ Meals as indicated in the itinerary

+ Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees

+ Bottled water, coffee and fruits on tour



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