Glamorous Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Hoi An via Sapa Mai Chau and DMZ 11 Days
Glamorous Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Hoi An via Sapa, Mai Chau and DMZ 11 Days this motorbike ride on Ho Chi Minh trail from Hanoi via Northern Vietnam to Hoi An is our favorite because this motorcycle tour covers the North Vietnam including Sapa where you can see a different Vietnam with amazing scenery and colourful culture of ethnic people and also take you on best part of the Ho Chi Minh trail which offers most beautiful view of mountain.
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Glamorous Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Hoi An via Sapa, Mai Chau and DMZ 11 Days
this 11 day motorbike ride on Ho Chi Minh trail from Hanoi via Northern Vietnam to Hoi An is our favorite because this motorcycle tour covers the North Vietnam including Sapa where you can see a different Vietnam with amazing scenery and colourful culture of ethnic people and also take you on best part of the Ho Chi Minh trail which offers most beautiful view of mountain.
Destination: Hanoi Thac Ba lake Sapa Phu Yen Than Uyen Mai Chau Tan Ky Phong Nha Khe Sanh Vinh Moc tunnel Hue Hoi An
Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Hoi An via Sapa, Mai Chau and Ho Chi Minh Trail – Brieft Itinerary :
Day 1: Hanoi – Thac Ba Lake
Day 2: Thac Ba – Sapa
Day 3: Sapa – Than Uyen
Day 4: Than Uyen – Phu Yen
Day 5: Phu Yen – Mai Chau
Day 6: Mai Chau – Tan Ky
Day 7: Tan Ky – Phong Nha
Day 8: Phong Nha – Khe Sanh
Day 9: Khe Sanh – Vinh Moc – Hue
Day 10: Tour around Hue
Day 11: Hue – Hoi An
Our trip cost usually includes the following services. Please bear in mind JET Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.
Quality Japanese Honda Motorcycles with spare things ( Honda XR 150cc or Honda CRF250L ) CRF250L cost extra;
Tour guide/Translator/Mechanic (He’s three in one!);
Standard hotel (double, twins or triple shared room) and/or homestay (sleeping bags, mosquito nets, sheets, pillows etc. are provided);
Third party motorbike insurance;
All food (Vietnamese food, Western food costs extra);
All entrance fees, permits, tickets, boat trips, ferries, bamboo rafts, etc;
Helmets/Gloves and Bright reflecting Jackets
Hotel pick up
Personal expenses, personal medical insurance;
Single room supplement if you request a single room;
Motorbiking protective pants, jacket, gloves, helmet, rain gear and other safety equipment at favourable rental rate;
Bike shipping and tour guide’s travel back to Hanoi (for Ho Chi Minh trail/road trips or tours that don’t end in Hanoi);
Train or flight tickets before and after your tour;
Breakfast on the departure day and dinner on the return day;
Accommodation and food in Hanoi;
+ Single stay will cost 20 USD extra/ day
+ We provide support vehicle and driver with extra price of 150 USD/day/ truck upon request!
+ Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike tours will cost more. Please CONTACT US for more details.
+ If tours are not depart/ end in Hanoi then surcharge for bike shipping to/ back: 120 USD/ bike.
Glamorous Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Hoi An via Sapa, Mai Chau and DMZ
Day 1: Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Hoi An : Hanoi motorbike tour to Thac Ba lake- 180 Km (L, D)
You will be met and picked up to leave the hotel and ride to Thac Ba lake with safety and fun by riding motorbike on our route that offers 80% of back-roads and off-road. We will arrive at Thac Ba lake around 4:00 pm then we can spend an hour to have enjoyable boat tour around Thac Ba lakethe beautiful Thac Ba lake. We will stay overnight on a stilt-house of the Dzao people, the hosts are very welcome, friendly, they’re also very good cooks and masters of rice wine.
Day 2: Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Hoi An : Thac Ba Lake motorbike tour to Sapa – 210 Km (B, L, D)
After breakfast with the local family, we will great motorbike ride along the Thac Ba lake. This ride promises to be one of the best motorcycle tours in North Vietnam as it offers a great view of mountain, green lake and rice fields. After lunch in Pho Rang town, we continue the motorbike tour to Sapa, we will have a stop to visit the border to China, just to have a look at China from Vietnam.
The last 40 km of motorbike ride to Sapa must be a highlight of the Vietnam motorbike tour today because we will hit the road up and up to the level of 1600 meters above the sea where the Sapa town located. This gives us plenty of chances to take amazing pictures of terrace rice fields and colorful hill tribes. We will be in Sapa at about 5:00 pm.
Day 3: Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Hoi An : Sapa motorbike tour to Than Uyen-110 Km (B, L, D)
After breakfast in the hotel, we will have short motorcycle tour around Sapa to visit some rustic villages of the local ethnic people to learn more about Vietnamese culture and also enjoy great scenery of the beautiful Muong Hoa valley. We’ll get back to Sapa town for lunch before having another beautiful motorbike ride down to Than Uyen town.
The motorbike ride to Than Uyen from Sapa is another highlight of this Vietnam Motorbike Tour because we will cross the O Qui Ho pass – one of the longest and most beautiful passes in Northern Vietnam. After the mountain pass, we will motorbike on smooth sealed road through green tea fields, then arrive at Than Uyen town at 5:00 pm.
Day 4: Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Hoi An : Than Uyen motorbike tour to Mu Cang Chai – Phu Yen – 220 Km (B, L, D)
Start the ride at 8:30 am. Today we will have one of best motorbike ride in north Vietnam, it is almost on mountain road with amazing view of terrace fields and cross a lot of rustic villages of hill tribes. This is a typical motorcycle tour Northern Vietnam, we are just winding with the mountain back-roads and stop every half an hour to take pictures or chat with colorful local people. We will be in Phu Yen at 5 pm.
Day 5: Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Hoi An : Phu Yen motorbike tour to Mai Chau – 150 Km (B, L, D)
This is a short motorbike tour North Vietnam but it promises to be one of the best parts of the trip. After getting out of the town, we’ll have beautiful motorbike ride along the Da river lake, this ride remind you of the motorcycle tour on coastal roads. The route is almost empty in the middle of mountain and the river lake. After the motorcycle ride along the river, we will motorbike up and up to Moc Chau plateau where is famous for green tea and cool temperature.
After lunch, we’ll make a turn to a small mountain pass to ride down to Mai Chau valley. We will end the great Northern Vietnam motorbike tour in Mai Chau at 4:30 pm then we can spend the rest time of the day to have a short walk around the peaceful village of the Thai people.
Day 6: Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Hoi An : Mai Chau motorbike tour to Tan Ky, Nghe An – 270 Km (B, L, D)
From today we will start to ride all the way down to central Vietnam on the Ho Chi Minh trail. After breakfast and saying good bye to the host, we will have very interesting Mai Chau motorbike tour through rustic villages of the Thai people and green rice fields. When we get out of the valley, we will keep riding on a small, spectacular and paved trail along the Ma river until Cam Thuy town where we stop for lunch. After lunch, just enjoy a relaxing motorcycle tour Ho Chi Minh trail to Tan Ky. We arrive Tan Ky town at about 5:00 pm.
Tan Ky is known as the starting point of the Ho Chi Minh trail during the war. At that time, all the troops with foods and staffs gather in Tan Ky and start to matching to the south of Vietnam on the trail to join the war in DMZ. Tan ky now is a little town located by the sides of the Ho Chi Minh trail, it’s peaceful town surrounded mountains.
Day 7: Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Hoi An : Tan Ky motorbike tour to Phong Nha, Quang Binh – 280 Km (B, L, D)
We continue the Vietnam Motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trail to Phong Nha and Ke Bang National Park. The ride offers some stops to see the green tea farm, villages of hill tribes…Especially, the Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike ride in the afternoon offers amazing view of mountain, it reminds you again of lime stone mountains in Halong bay.
The karst formation of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park has evolved since the Paleozoic (some 400 million years ago) and so is the oldest major karst area in Asia. Subject to massive tectonic changes, the park’s karst landscape is extremely complex with many geographic features of considerable significance. We will arrive Phong Nha at around 4:30 pm, and if time and weather permit, we can have a short boat trip along the green river to go through some famous caves.
Day 8: Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Hoi An : Phong Nha motorbike tour to Khe Sanh – 220 Km (B, L, D)
Unlike many other Vietnam motorcycle tour organizers, we will take you to Khe Sanh on the western Ho Chi Minh trail. The western trail is known as the hidden trail that the Us Army did never know to bomb, the trail runs through the National park of Phong Nha – Ke Bang, in more than 200 km, you will just see few other motorbikes but a lot of beautiful and beautiful mountain view.
The ride on this trail could be one the best motorcycle tours Vietnam; Especially, after getting out of the Phong Nha National park, we will get chance to visit the former US Merine Base with tunnels, Air base and a interesting museum of Khe Sanh. We will finish the great western Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike tour at about 5:00 pm.
Day 9: Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Hoi An : Khe Sanh motorbike tour to Vinh Moc tunnel and Hue – 180 Km – (B, L, D)
This is another busy day of war stories and visits famous attraction, we will leave the Ho Chi Minh trail to ride on another historical road No 9 to the east and get closer to the coast of Vietnam. It is short Vietnam motorbike tour but we should pay a lot of visits to some interesting historical sites such as: Hien Luong bridge – known as the symbol of border between the north and the south of Vietnam, museum of the 17th parallel and the famous Vinh Moc tunnel. After lunch nearby the tunnels, we will have short motorcycle tour to Hue. Arrive beautiful city of Hue at around 5:00 pm.
Vinh Moc is a tunnel complex in Quang Tri, Vietnam. During the Vietnam War it was strategically located on the border of North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The tunnels were built to shelter people from the intense bombing of Son Trung and Son Ha communes in Vinh Linh county of Quang Tri Province in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone. The American forces believed the villagers of Vinh Moc were supplying food and armaments to the North Vietnemese garrison on the island of Con Co which was in turn hindering the American bombers on their way to bomb Hanoi.
The idea was to force the villagers of Vinh Moc to leave the area but as is typical in Vietnam there was nowhere else to go. The villagers initially dug the tunnels to move their village 10 metres underground but the American forces designed bombs that burrowed down 10 metres. Eventually against these odds, the villagers moved the village to a depth of 30 metres. It was constructed in several stages beginning in 1966 and used until early 1972. The complex grew to include wells, kitchens, rooms for each family and spaces for healthcare. Around 60 families lived in the tunnels; as many as 17 children were born inside the tunnels
Day 10: Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Hoi An : Hue sightseeing tour
After breakfast in Hotel, we will have enjoyable time to discover the charm of Hue city.
Base on your mood, we can take a motorcycle tour around Hue to see some tombs of the kings along the Huong river or have an easy bus tour around the city. We will be back to city to have lunch at one of the famous food streets in Hue. In the afternoon, take your free time to relax at the beach or have more walk around Hue or do some shopping. Diner is on your own, just feel free to enjoy your favorite food in Hue.
Hue is one of 3 capital cities of Vietnam during thousand years of history, but unlike the others, Hue remains a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City. Hue is also an important center of Buddhism. In Hue and its surrounding still exist tens of pagodas constructed more 300 years ago, and a hundred of temples and pagodas built in the early century. They take an important role in making Hue more attractive.
Day 11: Hanoi Motorcycle Tour to Hoi An : Hue motorcycle tour to Hoi An – 170 km
The last day is completely different from the days before. Right after getting out of Hue city, we will have great motorbike ride along the coast through some fishing villages and colorful fields of tombs. The view is quite different from the view of mountain along the Ho Chi Minh trail;
Especially the motorbike ride cross the Hai Van pass must be one of the best motorcycle tours on coastline Vietnam. We will be in Da Nang city at around 2: 00 pm. You can have the option to stay in the coastal city of Da Nang or keep riding around 30 km more to Hoi An ancient town before ending up in Hoi An.
When Motorcycle we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.
Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.
General rules for motorbike riding in Vietnam & Other country
It is claimed that riding motorbike in Vietnam & other country is not easy, especially for the inexperienced ones. However, it would be much easier for motorcyclists if they follow the rules and traffic laws of Vietnam & other country rigidly. To ensure that you have a safe motorcycle trip and lifetime experience in Vietnam, there are some regulations that you need to bear in mind:
- Helmet is a compulsory equipment for motorbike riding
- You should use the high-quality helmet which was certified by traffic safety management bureaus or helmets following international standards. If you use the cheap helmet, it could be dangerous in case of injuries and accidents.
- In Vietnam, we follow the right hand side rule of traffic
- Be confident and decisive when riding. Don’t freak out or be nervous.
- Ride carefully and control the speed in different circumstances.
- In Vietnam & other country, it is acceptable in using horn. Therefore, using it smartly because it could help you avoid undesirable cases. In some routes, there might be blind corners or crossroads, so it would be useful to utilize horn.
- Give ways to bigger vehicles such as trucks, cars, buses or cart-transporting vehicles. It can ensure your safety and one thing for sure, they would take up for big parts of road surface.
- Ride slowly when making a turn. It is important for you to push the light signals and sound so the left-behind vehicles are aware of your turn. However, you are advised to use your hand gesture and body language also because it would be more noticeable (waving hand when you want to turn left or right)
- Show your respect and friendliness to people on the roads. Avoid conflicts with others because you don’t know who you are facing with.
- Be friendly and chummy to other vehicle controllers when they greet you.
- Be polite with the police. Don’t show out your abnormal or strange and suspicious behaviors on the road and the police will get no attention on you.
- Drinking and riding should not be gone along.