Ha Giang - Far North Border Tour - ride with Vietnam's most experienced team

Ha Giang Far North Border Motorbike tours starts with a ride from Hanoi to Ba Be Lake national park and make our way to the highlands of Ha Giang province. The rocky landscape is home to colorful hill-tribes and single track riding along the border with China. Day 4 in we head towards to the terraced rice fields of Hoan Su Phi and the lively markets of Bac Ha, we end the ride in Sapa and Lao Cai on the border with China, return to Hanoi by overnight soft sleeper train.

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Tour Cost:

1 Rider 2-3 Riders 4-5 Riders 6+ Riders
Honda CRF 250L
1860$ USD  1680$ USD  1650$ USD  1620$ USD 

1 Rider 2-3 Riders 4-5 Riders 6+ Riders
Ural 650 Solo
1900$ USD  1880$ USD  1850$ USD  1820$ USD 

1 Rider 2-3 Riders 4-5 Riders 6+ Riders
Honda XR 150
1400$ USD  1360$ USD  1330$ USD  1300$ USD 

Pillion Passenger: 1240$ USD

All inclusive: Ha Giang Far North Border Tour prices are in $USD, All inclusive and based on per person on tour. Twin share rooms where possible, Home-stay nights, Overnight soft sleeper train tickets Lao Cai – Hanoi.

Support vehicle available on request at additional cost per group, includes fuel and driver. For groups of 8+ people or more the supports vehicle is free.

Optional extras:

  • Single Room upgrade +30$ USD per night where available
  • Support Vehicle: 110$ USD per day includes driver, petrol & expenses
  • 3Rd party liability coverage 30$ Per day
  • Comprehensive damage insurance 25$ USD per day
  • Airport Pickup 15$ per group per way

Far North Rides

On our rides to the north we finish the tours in the border town of Lao Cai. Once in Lao Cai we provide overnight soft sleeper train tickets back to Hanoi. the cost of shipping the bikes and on train and overnight soft sleeper is 100$ USD and is included in our price above.

Why we are different

All of 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 accommodations. With a group of 8 or more riders we include a support vehicle no extra charge. Find our more about international licensing, comprehensive damage insurance and personal insurance options. Contact us for group tour discount.

We take the overnight train for the following reasons:

We want to spend the most time on tour driving through Vietnam’ mountains instead of spending the last day of your ride on the flat, busy highway back to Hanoi.


The roads closer to Hanoi and its suburbs’ are busy and dangerous. Trucks, buses, cars and other motorbikes make the entry back in to Hanoi during rush hour a nerve racking experience.


At the Lao Cai Train station, we have a guest house to take a shower, eat a nice meal and have a few beers with your friends to decompress after the ride, the train compartments are 4 berth soft sleepers with A/C. The train departs Lao Cai at 8:30pm and arrives in Hanoi at 6:30am.


You save money because you don’t have to pay for a hotel room in Hanoi on the last day of the ride.


We put the motorbikes in the baggage car of the train and make our way back to Hanoi. When we arrive in Hanoi we collect the bikes from the train and drive through the quiet streets of Hanoi as the city wakes up to our garage (approx. 15 min.). There we park the bikes and transfer you to hotel or arrange airport transfer (garage is aprox. 40min to Airport).


Ha Giang Far North Border Tour Adventure Ride.

Tour Start and Finish: Hanoi

Nearest Airport: Noi Bai International Airport

Ha Giang Far North Border Tour is our best adventure ride. We start our tour on the first day to Ba Be Lake national park and make our way to the highlands of Ha Giang province. The rocky landscape is home to colorful hill-tribes and single track riding along the border with China. Day 4 in we head towards to the terraced rice fields of Hoan Su Phi and the lively markets of Bac Ha, we end the ride in Sapa and Lao Cai on the border with China, return to Hanoi by overnight soft sleeper train.

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
• Welcome dinner and pre trip briefing
• Airport pick-up (send us your flight details on the booking page)
• Accommodation in local guest houses, hotels (twin share) or home stays
• 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
• Overnight train ticket Lao Cai – Hanoi – Soft Sleeper

What’s Not Included
• Alcohol drinks
• Personal Health Insurance
• Personal expenses
• Personal Tip and gratuities
• Liability insurance
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Our Bikes:

Honda CRF250L
Honda CRF250L
Ural Solo 650 M72
Ural Solo 650 M72

Riding gear we provide included on tour:

Cuong’s Riding gear
Cuong's Rain gear
Cuong’s Rain gear
Cuong’s Riding gear

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