$750 USD
6 days / 5 Nights
1140 km
Ha Noi – Mai Chau - Phu Yen - Mu Cang Chai - Sa Pa – Vu Linh

Book a tour: Expedition Northwest – Sapa / Vietnam (6 Days – 5 Nights/1140 km)

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Northwest is famous for its spectacular natural landscape, unique culture, and heroic history during the national resistance period. By joining the partial Northern loop Vietnam Tour, you will be immersed in the Northern regions' poetic and charming nature. Peach and triangular flowers bring about a fresh and dreamy color in the spring when the apricot flowers and plum blossoms.

Let's see more about this tour. The beauty of terraced fields and flower seasons in Tu Le, Mu Cang Chai, SaPa, Son La, Moc Chau, and Mai Chau have been the attractions of Northern Vietnam in general and Northwest Vietnam in particular. Having an Vietnam Motorcycle Adventures from Hanoi to Vu Linh via Mu Cang Chai – 6 Days towards the North will be a worthy choice. 


“Northwest Loop” is the best journey to experience the Northwest, home to the most beautiful scenery of Vietnam. From Sapa, the former hill station, with spreading valleys and towering mountain peaks, the amazing views continue along the snaking roads to Mu Cang Chai, Tu Le…, 

Day 1: Ha Noi – Mai Chau / 170km / (Lunch / Dinner) 

To get to Mai Chau from Hanoi, our crew will follow the street of Hanoi - Xuan Mai - Luong Son - Hoa Binh - Muong Khen - Mai Chau. Our Northwest tour will ride though the Thung Khe Pass, stop and enjoy boiled corn, take some souvenir photos, then keep moving ahead, the road is quite steep and it might make you unforgettable memory for you

After that, we continue our journey heading up to Northwest Vietnam. Only when it comes to the forest, you will feel overwhelmed by the beauty of the northwestern forest. Perhaps the flower begins to bloom this time, and the scene becomes even more appealing and romantic. 

Day 2: MAI CHAU – PHU YEN ( 180 KM ) B,L,D 

The second day of the tour starts with a plan of getting to the day's destination, Phu Yen. Hence, after saying goodbye to our friendly host in Mai Chau, our team continues the Vietnam Road trip today with an easy-to-ride road. Since the road is a single-track provincial, it is easy for you to witness the tranquil and peaceful sceneries on the two sides of the road. 

As coming to Phu Yen, our crew will encounter Hua Tat pass. You surely will be surprised by the beautiful scenery along the road pass, which on one side is high mountains and on the other is a valley with plum trees. Vehicle on the road is rare. Sometimes, until the end of the pass, you can meet a group of ethnic Hmong girls walking and playing. We will then crossing the Da River via Local ferry before arriving to Phu Yen. 

Accommodations: Homestay 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 3: Phu Yen to Mu Cang Chai: 210km 

On this day, we depart Phu Yen, will cross the Lung Lo pass, separating Son La's and Yen Bai's provinces. Lung Lo Pass was used by the Vietnamese resistance force to transport weapons, goods, and food during the Dien Bien Phu campaign of 1954. It was eventually heavily bombed by the French in order to sever the front lines from the rear. Lung Lo Pass, situated in the northern province of Yen Bai, was also recognized as a national heritage by the ministry.

This legendary route presents us with a demanding challenge in addition to its spectacular splendor and dangerous curves and twists. The green of the Yen Bai Mountains and woodlands surrounds the major pass. Even if it's your first time visiting, you will want to fall in love with the stunning, gently sloping hills and mountains. This day could be the most scenic motorbike ride in Vietnam, it offers one of the most beautiful views of North Vietnam. The ride is challenging but very rewarding. Overnight in a hotel. 

Day 4: Mu Cang Chai to Sa Pa/ 180km 

This day we ride around 180kilometers to Sapa. Then, we cross the incredibly challenging and hazardous O Quy Ho pass. Motor biking into Lao Cai Province at over 2,000 meters, gives views that look out over the main range for miles and miles before you descend to the mountainous Sa Pa valley.

A must-see location on North Vietnam motorbike tours, the mountain town in the mist draws both domestic and international visitors to explore.  Sa Pa is famous both for its fine, rugged scenery and for its rich cultural diversity. In the early decades of the 20th century the French used to consider SaPa as the summer capital of Northern Vietnam. Its naturally gifted beauty keeps attracting more and more people to spend their vacation there. Particularly, the place is the foremost choice for honeymoon couples! Overnight at Hotel! 

Day 5 SAPA – Vu Linh/ 220km 

Today's road trip will cost you a distance of 220km. The plan for the 5th day of Off-road Northern Vietnam Motorcycle Adventures. Along the way, it is common to see some remote villages and local markets there, our team will pass a lake named Thac Ba.

From there, we follow a small road that has two sides of palm trees, together with great mountains. Ride for more few kilometers; the road becomes better and larger with beautiful views. That is when we get closer to Vu Linh. After approximately 6 hours of sitting on your motorbikes, our tour team arrives in Vu Linh and spends the 5th night here when you are welcome in the hospitality of the local host.

Day 6: VU LINH – HANOI (180 KM) B,L,D 

After breakfast, we walked around Thac Ba Lake before back to Ha noi. Along the way, I could see rural Vietnam's broad, verdant countryside stretched out before me through several patches of mountain fog. 

Our modest convoy travelled through dozens of remote towns filled with happy, waving children, knee-deep rivers to cross, and thin mountain routes to climb and descend, we will pass through a green tea plantation. We promise it will be a part of your best off-road Vietnam Motorcycle Adventures. 

  • Experienced English Speaking Guide
  • Motorbike for self-riding (licence required)
  • Fuel
  • 5 x Breakfast, 6 x Lunch, 5 x Dinner
  • 5 Nights’ Accommodation in twin share room (single rooms available at surcharge)
  • Entry Fees and Ferry Crossings
  • International Safety Standard Helmet
  • Drinking Water on the Road
  • Saddle Bags, Gloves & Rain Ponchos (if needed)
  • If more than 6 riders there will also be a tour mechanic coming
  • If more than 10 riders there will also be a 2nd guide and support van for luggage coming along
  • Alcohol / Minibar Drinks
  • Drinks (after travel time on the road / during dinner)
  • Personal & Motorbike Insurance (for motorcycle accident)
  • Personal Expenses / Laundry / Tips
  • Damages to Motorcycle/ Tour Equipment

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