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Short North Vietnam Motorbike Tour – 4 Days

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nites
Destination: Hanoi- Mai Chau- Moc Chau - Phu Yen - Vu Linh - Hanoi

This 4 Day Motorbike Tour Northern Vietnam takes you off the beaten tracks to the remote areas in Northwest Vietnam where you can see another Vietnam with green and beautiful view of mountain, lakes, rice and tea fields…besides you can also learn a lot about Vietnamese culture by staying with the local hill tribes in their house, having meals with them…The route is a great mixture of on and offroad and we can be flexible to make it easy road bike trip or fun offroad motorbike adventure tour depending on your riding skill…It’s really amazing and it’s one of our best short Vietnam motorbike tours.
Take the ultimate 4 day Northern Vietnam motorbike tour! Our Short North Vietnam Motorbike Tour packs the region’s highlights into one thrilling Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour. Ride misty mountain roads and discover colorful hill tribe villages in 4 unforgettable days. Book this fast-paced Northern tour now!

Day 1:  Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau Valley – 180 km.

8:00 AM, local tour guide of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert will come and take you to our shop in the outskirts of Hanoi, fitting the gears and bikes and starting this Motorbike Tour Northern Vietnam at around  9:00 am after the rush hour. Just a short ride from the shop, we will be on the countryside back roads and could ride some easy offroad through rice fields and villages in the edge of western Hanoi. We will see the mountain just after more than one hour ride then the tour becomes more and more enjoyable. In the afternoon, this Hanoi Motorbike tour to Mai Chau valley is really enjoyable with the ride on scenic backroads along with the endless limestone mountain ranges…we we get closer to the valley of Mai Chau we can have a great offroad motorbike ride crossing mountains and villages of the hill tribes. The ride will end in the beautiful Mai Chau at around 4:30 pm. Enjoy some cold beer at the homestay with a nice view of rice fields and mountains or we can have a short walk around this interesting village of the Thai people.

Stay overnight at homestay in Mai Chau

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Day 2: Mai Chau  –  Phu Yen.  – 160 km

After saying good bye to the warm host in Mai Chau we will continue the Northern Vietnam motorbike tour up to Moc Chau plateau, 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 rustic 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 or we can take another offroad track to make it a harder offroad motorbike ride if you’re the fan of offroad riding, we can only say the Day 2 is much greater than the first day every meters of the road you can stop to take pictures or visit the local hill tribes… It’s surely the highlight of the Motorbike tour Northern Vietnam. 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, the snake road between the river and mountain is surely offers you a great motorbike ride. We’ll finish the great motorcycle ride today at 5 PM.
Overnight in Hotel – Phu Yen.

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Day 3: Phu Yen – Vu Linh. – 150 km.

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 at around 8:00 am. We continue this North Vietnam motorbike tour  by 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. We normally spend 1.5 hour boat ride to see the most beautiful part of the lake where we can swim, dive from the local fishing boat.

Thac Ba lake - Yen Bai province Thac Ba Lake is one of three Vietnam’s largest artificial lakes and famoust for the first hydro power plant. Thac Ba Lake is known as an actractive eco-tourism site located in Yen Bai province – 170 Km to the north of Hanoi. 

Thac Ba Lake was created in 1970 by the construction of a dam on the Chay River. Thac Ba reservoir covers a total area of 23.400 ha, of which 19.05 ha is water area and the remaining 4.35ha of islets on the Reservoir. The length of the Reservoir is 80km, maximum width is 10km, the average depth is 15 – 25m and maximum depth is 42m.Thac Ba – Vietnam motorbike tour

This artificial lake has 1,331 islands and hills with diverse ecological environments. The water in the lake is blue and clear, and imprinted with the reflections of the surrounding ancient forest. It know as another Halong bay in Vietnam and ideal place to relax and have rest after a offroad motorbike tour in Vietnam.  A boat ride on the lake after the ride is one of the best parts of this motorbike tour Northern Vietnam.

Diner and overnight in Vu linh – home stay!

Day 4: Ending  Motorbike Tour Northern Vietnam in Hanoi . – 180 km.

After breakfast with the Dzao family, get on the bikes and enjoy the final day of this tour around North Vietnam, we will try to keep riding on a small and quiet countryside road as long as possible, in the morning, we can have more offroad motorbike ride if you’re still full of energy, the ride is closed to the lake and crossing some green tea fields. Lunch is in Phu Tho town and after that enjoying the motorbike ride on the Red River Dyke road to Hanoi. We will be in Hanoi before rush hours – 4.30.PM and finish this short and great Motorbike Tour Northern Vietnam in Hanoi safely.


Our tour price is determined by two factors: the NUMBER OF RIDERS (the more people in the group, the lower the cost per rider) and the TYPE OF BIKES (choosing a smaller bike results in a reduced price). For more information and accurate pricing, please contact us. Below, you can find a sample price for our regular North Vietnam motorbike tour using 150cc bikes

  • Tour for a group of 1 (solo rider): 210 USD/Day
  • Tour for a group of 2 riders: 160 USD/Day/Person
  • Tour for a group of 3 riders: 150 USD/Day/Person
  • Tour for group of 4 – 10 riders: 140 USD/Day/Person


  • We can tailor a tour to your preferences and desired dates. Just share your expectations with us, and we will create your private tour
  • The tour price does not include support vehicle, air tickets, or airport pick-up/drop-off… but we can arrange these services for an additional cost if needed
  • We do have other bigger bikes for your tours, Please contact us for more details
  • The prices listed above are only for the Northern Vietnam motorcycle tours, Other special motorcycle tours on the Ho Chi Minh trail or crossing the border to Laos or Cambodia… will cost more. Please contact us for more details.
  • The tour price can be changed depending on the low/high tourist season or other special requests, Please contact us to get the right price for your tour.


Tour price includes:

  • Experienced English-speaking tour guides (+ mechanic)
  • Quality Honda XR150L/CRF250L/CRF300L or other bikes with all fuel
  • Quality Helmets/Gloves/Knee, elbow pads/Rain jackets/pants
  • All meals on tour (All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners with local Vietnamese food)
  • All accommodation on tour (twin share room in a hotel or stay at a homestay as mentioned in itinerary)
  • Boat rides on lakes or crossing rivers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees / Permits
  • Hotel pick up/drop off before and after the tour
  • Quality video of the trip
  • Souvenirs from our team (Café Cup, Cap…)
  • Tour price excludes:
  • Medical insurance
  • Bike damages
  • Personal expense
  • Drinks/Tips


Reservation Process:

Your booking is confirmed upon receipt of the deposit. To secure your reservation, we request a small deposit, typically ranging from 10% to 30% of the total tour cost

Payment Policies:

When you’re ready to book a tour, we will send you a secure payment link, allowing you to pay the required deposit using your credit cards (3,5% will be surcharged for the bank service fee)

The balance will be paid in full at our shop just before starting the tour. You can pay in cash (USD or Euro) or by credit card (3,5% will be surcharged for the bank fee if you pay by credit card)

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • The deposit was not refundable but you can postpone the booking to another time.
  • No refunds in case of bad weather conditions and customers’ reasons. Tour may be delayed by adverse weather conditions, but we take no responsibility in case of tour cancellation
  • If your bike has a technical brake down, we will replace it with the same type of bike and our guide/mechanic will attempt to fix your bike within a day. For technical reasons, your tour may be shortened, You will get a refund for the day you can’t finish
  • If you need to cancel your booking, you have the option to postpone to another time or transfer it to another person. Please note that you will be responsible for any associated administration costs, and it is your responsibility to ensure that your nominee pays the full amount

Age Limitation and License Requirements:

Although we do not have a specific age limit or license requirement, Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert do require all participants to be in good health, physically fit, and capable of riding a motorbike


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