Book a tour: A 3-Day Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorcycle Tour From Hanoi To Mai Chau – An Exciting Journey

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Located in Hoa Binh province, Mai Chau valley is a mountainous area that attracts numerous tourists. Coming here, you will have a chance to enjoy the calm and fresh atmosphere as well as experience many traditional activities with the locals.
We are pleased to introduce a 3-day Ho Chi Minh trail motorcycle tour from Hanoi to Mai Chau. We promise that the information below will help you enjoy your trip to the fullest. Let’s get started!

Tour highlights

Just far from Hanoi, about 140km, Mai Chau is one of the most popular-visited destinations on motorbikes.

Riding to Mai Chau through the Ho Chi Minh trail, riders can be immersed in a natural atmosphere and explore the traditions and culture of many indigenous tribes in mountainous areas. 

Moreover, visitors also stand a chance to visit enchanting places on the road by the motorcycle.

For all of these experiences, if you just have a little time, this 3-day Ho Chi Minh trail motorcycle tour from Hanoi to Mai Chau is a worth-trying journey that will bring you many memories of magnificent scenery and interesting local experience.


Day 1: Hanoi To Mai Chau Motorbike Trip

On the first day of the tour, riders will start their trip at 8 am, riding through small and narrow parts of country roads to leave the city’s congestive morning traffic behind. Then we will have lunch on the road.

After recharging batteries from the lunch break, the team will head to National Highway 6, which can be considered a comfortable motorbike ride. This is because travelers can enjoy a small and narrow winding road along a place called the Black River. 

After that, the team will come to one of the most magnificent passes in the northern part of Vietnam - Thung Khe. We continue to pass and enjoy fresh breezes and the settlement of the White Thai ethnic minority group in the middle of the valley.

Finishing the first day of the motorcycle trip in northwest Vietnam, after a 6-hour ride through 170 km, visitors will spend a warm night with the residents in stilt houses.

Stay overnight in Mai Chau valley

Day 1: Hanoi To Mai Chau Motorbike Trip
Off-roading motobike trip to Mai Chau valley

Day 2: Heading To Pu Luong From Mai Chau: 170 km

Saying goodbye to the beautiful valley - Mai Chau, the teams will continue their journey To Pu Luong after eating breakfast. At this point of the trip, we have two options for you to choose from:

The first one is a shorter and easier route that passes from rolling hills to the Ma River. The team will travel through the riverbank along with tranquil villages and farms. 

Interestingly, the bamboo here is used to make many handicrafts that you can easily buy on the road, such as chopsticks. 

Next, riders will head to Pu Luong nature reserve and spend the remaining time of the day at a peaceful place - Muong ethnic village.

The second choice is a longer route that tears away from online maps or guides. With this route, the team can enjoy the off-road ride to the forest-draped enchanting mountains. 

However, remember that if you decide to choose this road path, you should have good riding skills and experience on motorcycle trips. You will spend the night with the local Muong residents.

Day 2: Heading To Pu Luong From Mai Chau: 170 km
Rice terraces at sunrise with mountain ranges in background, Pu Luong, Thanh Hoa, Viet Nam

Day 3: Riding back to Hanoi from Pu Luong: 170 km

After eating breakfast with the locals and going sightseeing around, the team will finish their journey of exploring this pristine land and come back to Hanoi. 

During the route back, riders can have an opportunity to experience a short off-road motorcycle tour through tranquil sites and closed-off roads. This experience brings people an adventurous feeling.

After finishing the 3-day trip, the memories that this light trip gives travelers are the most special that will stay in their minds for a long time.

Day 3: Riding back to Hanoi from Pu Luong: 170 km
Bamboo water wheel at Pu Luong- Thanh Hoa.


The 3-day Ho Chi Minh trail motorcycle tour from Hanoi to Mai Chau is a light trip that will bring you many unique and unforgettable memories.

Hopefully, this review has given you detailed information about the trip so that you can make the most of your travel experiences. Have a great trip ahead!

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