Short Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour – 4 Days
Start the motorcycle tour to the north Vietnam by taking a taxi to the outskirt of West Hanoi, from here we get the bikes and enjoy beautiful motorbike ride to Mai Chau. We will pass through endless limestone karst scenery(known as Halong bay on land), the extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads…
Day 1: Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau – 160 km ( L , D ).
After breakfast, we start the motorcycle tour to the north Vietnam by taking a taxi to the outskirt of West Hanoi, from here we get the bikes and enjoy beautiful motorbike ride to Mai Chau. We will pass through endless limestone karst scenery(known as Halong bay on land), the extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads. Arrive in Mai Chau in late afternoon. Here we stay overnight with friends of the White Thai minority in a traditional stilt house. In the evening, after feasting, we can enjoy a cultural show of Thai dancing and a range of special local rice wine.
Overnight in Mai Chau – home stay.
Day 2: North Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Mai Chau to Phu Yen. – 140 km( B , L ,D)
Hit the road No 6 up to the north Vietnam, Along the way we will see picturesque view of Da River Dam from the height of 1000 meters above sea level. We can also do some stops to visit the beautiful villages of the H’mong people. After 40km riding, we will take a turn to the small forgotten French road – the road is small but quiet and has specially imposing scenery. We will be at Moc Chau plateau at noon for lunch.
After lunch, take another small road that goes along Da River to Van Yen pier where we put all the bikes on a ferry to cross the river. Then keep riding on a winding road to Phu Yen town. We’ll finish the great motorbike tour in north vietnam at 5 PM.
Overnight in Hotel – Phu Yen.
Day 3: Phu Yen – Vu Linh. – 150 km ( B , L ,D ).
Vu Linh is a little peaceful village of the Dzao people which locates on the lake side of beautiful Thac Ba lake (Thac Ba is the largest man-made lake in Vietnam with the lenth of more than 80km and 3000 green islands ) To have more time see the largest man-made lake in Vietnam we should start the short motorbike tour to Vu linh earlier. We will start the day at 8 Am, after riding through some nice tea fields we will hit the big road down to Yen Bai town. After lunch in the town we will have more than one hour ride to the lake. Get to one of the house on stilts to stay overnight and then spend the rest time of the day on the lake.
Dinner and overnight in Vu linh – home stay!
Day 4: Ending the North Vietnam Motorbike Tour in Hanoi . – 180 km ( B , L ).
After breakfast with the Dzao family, get on the bikes and try to keep riding on a small and quiet countryside road as long as possible. Lunch is in Phu Tho town and after that enjoying the motorbike ride on the Red River Dyke to Hanoi. We will be in Hanoi before rush hours – 4.30.PM and finish the short but great North Vietnam Motorbike Tour in Hanoi safely.
Here is the cost for some standard tours in northern Vietnam
( by Japanese motorbike from 125 cc to 150 cc ):
Group of one: 175 USD/Day/Person
Group of two: 115 USD/Day/Person
Group of three: 110 USD/Day/Person
Group of four: 98 USD/Day/Person
Group from five: 95 USD/Day/Person
Notes: + We provide support vehicle and driver with price of 120 USD/Day.
+ Only 70% of the standard rate for the pillions and passengers.
+ The Ho Chi Minh trail tours will cost more. Please contact us for more details.
* English speaking tour guide/Mechanic
* Quality Bikes with spare things and all fuel
* All meals on tour B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner
* All entrance fee/tickets or permits to visit frontier/remote area
* Accommodation (standard hotel with AC or Home stay with soft mats, fans and mosquito nets)
* Boat trips on lakes or rivers
* Airport pick up and drop off ( only for groups from 5 riders, or groups that do more than 8 days tour)
* Tea/coffee in the morning. Vietnamese rice wine in the evening
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