Northeast Vietnam Explorer 5 Days - 4 Nights

Northeast Vietnam Motorbike Tour

The Northeast Vietnam motorbike tour takes time to explore back roads and tracks along the border with China on motorbikes stopping for a picnic lunch before heading to the Ban Gioc Waterfalls on the border. Travel on small roads to the Nang River. There we put the bikes on boats and journey up the river through caves to the Ba Be Lake National Park, this spectacular clear lake surrounded by jungle-covered mountains is great for a swim and is cool in the summer.

Customize your Itinerary: From 4 to 8 days contact us for details

Hanoi • That Khe • Quang Uyen • Cao Bang • Ba Be Lake • Hanoi

Tour Start and Finish:
Hanoi / Hanoi 
Nearest Airport: Noi Bai International Airport

Riding Style
Sealed roads with optional off-road sections

English speaking Tour leader, mechanic support and support vehicle option*

Total Distance:
1,000 KM, 6.5 hours of riding per day

Accommodation & Comfort:
Home Stays and Guest Houses with single rooms
*Accommodation Upgrades Available

Tour Highlights

Tour Information

Tour Cost:

Motorbike Motorbike
Honda CRF 250L Honda CB500X
1000$ USD 1200$ USD

Pillion Passenger: 750$ USD

All-inclusive: North East Border Tour Prices are in $USD, All inclusive and based on Per Person on tour. Single rooms where possible, Homestay nights. Support vehicle available on request at an additional cost per group including fuel and driver.

Optional extras:

  • Support Vehicle: 110$ USD per day including driver, petrol & expenses
  • 3Rd party liability coverage 30$ USD Per day
  • Comprehensive damage insurance 25$ USD per day
  • Airport Pickup 15$ USD per group per way

Why we are different

Our guided motorbike tours include an English-speaking guide out front and a mechanic acting as a sweeper in the back. On the road, if you want to stop to take photos, enjoy the scenery or meet people along the way, no problem. You don’t have to worry about keeping up with the group or missing a turn, you can travel at your own pace. We travel this way to keep the group safe and be there in case of anything goes wrong. We don’t cut corners on our bikes, your safety, your food or your accommodations. Learn more about international licensing, comprehensive damage insurance and personal insurance options. Contact us for a group tour discount.

Northeast Border Explorer visits Ban Gioc waterfall – Ba Be Lake national park, Vietnam’s largest natural freshwater lake, where we can swim in the cool waters. Another highlight of the northeast is Ban Gioc Falls on the Chinese border, the fourth-largest transnational waterfall in the world. With its waterfalls and lakes, the northeast is the perfect place to ride in summer.
It takes at least five days for a quick loop around the northeast. We start in Hanoi and make our way north on back roads to That Khe, then take small roads along the border with China to overnight at a homestay with a Muong family in Quang Uyen. The next day we head back to the border region and have lunch at Ban Gioc waterfall, and down to Cao Bang town, overnight in a hotel (single room). After breakfast at the hotel, we take the back way to the Nang River where we board a boat with the bikes and cruise down the river and across Ba Be Lake to overnight in a local Home-stay, last day we make our way to our garage in Hanoi where we transfer you to your hotel, end of the tour.


Northeast Vietnam Tour Map

Ha Giang Border Tour Tour 8D 8N Our all-inclusive prices covers:

  • Motorcycle: Honda CRF 250L, Ural 650cc or Honda XR 150cc
  • Petrol, Oil and maintenance
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Accommodation in local guesthouses, hotels Single rooms or homestays
  • English-speaking guide
  • All fees, tolls and National Park entrance tickets
  • Helmets: Full-face and open face
  • Padded Motorcycle jackets & Motorcycle pants
  • Rain pants and Poncho
  • Dry bag and tie downs
  • Transfer from our garage to your hotel in Hanoi

What’s Not Included:

  • Alcohol drinks
  • Personal Health Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal Tip and gratuities
  • Comprehensive Insurance on Vehicle; Please visit our FAQ on Insurance Upgrades
  • Liability insurance Check out our FAQ page for more information

Cuong's T-shirt included on tour

Cuongs Archer T Shirt

Our Bikes & Jeeps:

Honda CRF 250L Vietnam
Honda CRF 250L Vietnam

Honda CBX500 Cuongs Vietnam Tour
Honda CBX500 Vietnam

US Army Jeep Vietnam
US Army Jeep MUTT1A

Riding Gear included on tour

Drivers License:

We require that you have you home country motorbike licence to join on one of our tours. You must have personal health insurance or Travel insurance that covers Motorbike in Vietnam to cover you in-case of accident or illness. Please have a look at World Nomads who offer travel insurance that cover Vietnam. Please Contact us for more information and recommended insurance providers. To drive a Ural sidecar motorbike on tour you must have a sidecar licence and sidecar driving experience.

Passports and Visa

You must have a valid passport with 6 month before expiry date to obtain a Vietnam tourist visa. We can arrange a visa on arrival letter please have (2) 3 x 4cm photos, and bring $USD to pay the visa fee at immigration at the airport, rates vary per country. Here is the latest visa information on-line. please contact us for more information or consult your local Vietnamese embassy or consulate to see the tours visa requirements.

Comprehensive Damage Insurance Optional:

Our insurance policy covers lost, theft or any damage to the motorbike caused by an accident or fall, you will be fully covered in-case the bike is damaged beyond repair. The policy excludes any, personal medical insurance, liability to other vehicles or injury caused to another party. Contact us for full coverage and details.

Motorbike Additional Cost $US
Honda CRF 250cc 200$ per 8 day tour
Honda XR 150cc 160$ per 8 day tour
Ural 650cc solo or Sidecar 200$ per 8 day tour

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