This is one of our best short Vietnam motorbike tours from Hanoi. We design this tour for people who don’t have much time in Vietnam but still want to see the real Vietnam. This motorbike ride to northwest Vietnam is not so hard for even the novices. The tour is a combination of light adventure and the hidden Vietnamese culture discovery.
Vietnam Motorcycle Tours from Hanoi via Phu Yen to Mai Chau – Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Phu Yen – 160 km
Day 2: Phu Yen motorcycle tours to Mai Chau – 150 km
Day 3: Mai Chau Motorbike tour back to Hanoi
Day 1: Vietnam Motorcycle Tours from Hanoi via Phu Yen to Mai Chau : Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Phu Yen – 160 km
Start this special motorbike tour in northern Vietnam with a short ride to Phu Yen.
We start our motorbike ride from the western outskirt of Hanoi, strive to be on a quiet and small road as long as possible to get away from busy traffic. After 2 hour riding, we will be right in mountain area with countryside roads between green rice and tea fields . Lunch is in little town Thu Cuc after passing small corner of Ba Vi National Park.
We arrive Phu Yen town at about 4.30 PM. Get the room and enjoy a short walk around peaceful town .
Overnight in Phu Yen.
Day 2: Vietnam Motorcycle Tours from Hanoi via Phu Yen to Mai Chau : Phu Yen motorcycle tours to Mai Chau – 150 km
After breakfast in the hotel, we will have another short and enjoyable motorbike tour in the mountain area of Vietnam. Right after the town, we will motorcycle along the Da river on the winding road until the Da River Pier. Put all the bikes on the ferry and start the great ride in another side of the river. We will go all the way up from 300 meters to 1000 meters above sea level. This northern Vietnam motorbike tour offers you plenty of breathtaking mountain views. We will stop in Moc Chau plateau for lunch. After that we will enjoy a great Vietnam motorbike tour on the forgotten French road built in the 1920s. the road shows us plenty of picturesque views and offers us a lot of chance to visit the colorful and happy ethnic people.
We will get to Mai Chau at about 4 PM, and spend the rest time of the day to walk around the villages of the white Thai people who live in the houses on stilts, or walk on the rice field to see the life of the local and learn how to plant or harvest the rice.
Overnight in Maichau.
Day 3: Vietnam Motorcycle Tours from Hanoi via Phu Yen to Mai Chau : Mai Chau Motorbike tour back to Hanoi
There are many ways to ride back to Hanoi from Mai Chau. We suggest you to take
2 different roads below:
Option 1: Motorbike tour on the old French road along the Da river- 190 km.
We will go back to the road No 6 and take a turn to small and less traveled French road that leads us going along the Black river lake. The view here is like in Ha long bay. This is a good motorbike tour back to Hanoi that we strongly recommend.
Option 2: Motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trail back to Hanoi – 240 km.
Vietnam Motorbike Tours suggests you to take the option 2 if you are experienced motorbike riders. There are more interests on this road, especially you will have chance to have great motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trail. However, it is longer and busier road. We will count the time to be in Hanoi before rush hours and finish the short but best northern Vietnam motorbike tour safely.
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* ACCOMMODATION: – 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.
* MEALS: – 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)
+ 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)
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