Guidelines for backpacking in Vietnam( With only a motorbike)

Renting a motorbike is a popular choice for travelers exploring Vietnam. It offers flexibility and freedom, allowing you to go wherever you want, whenever you want. However, choosing and using a motorbike safely and efficiently can be a challenge for those new to Vietnam. In this article, DC Motorbikes will guide you on how to rent a motorbike for a long tours.

Guidelines for renting motorbikes backpacking in Vietnam

Before you rent

How to choose the right motorbike

When embarking on long-distance adventures, DC recommends choosing automatic or fully manual motorcycles instead of automatic scooters. Why is that? Firstly, automatic scooters are more prone to accidents than the other two types. Secondly, using manual or semi-automatic motorcycles will provide a more thrilling and exhilarating experience.

Research rental stores

When renting a motorbike, you should choose a reputable rental shop with proper rental procedures, reasonable prices, and check the information of the motorbike rental agency by searching its name on Google or Google Maps, then checking the reviews section. This way, you can have more peace of mind when renting.

Check the bike before renting  

Bike inspection is one of the crucial steps that helps ensure your safety and a more comfortable experience for your long journey. If there are any issues, please report them immediately to the facility so they can address them promptly

Suggestions for the most beautiful backpacking routes in Vietnam

In North Of Viet Nam

1. Sapa

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Sapa always attracts tourists because of its unique appeal and impression. Even if you’ve been here many times, you’ll still have much to discover. During the ripe rice season, visitors can walk along roads such as Ta Phin, Ta Van, Trung Chai… to feel the gentle fragrance of rice filling the space.

When traveling to Vietnam and stopping in Sapa, you will have the opportunity to admire beautiful natural landscapes like works of painting. Sapa is truly the ideal destination for those who love mystery and something gentle, creating a poetic space.

2. Moc Chau- Son La

The Moc Chau Plateau is affectionately referred to as the “Northwest Dalat” due to its pleasantly cool climate all year round. This makes it suitable for welcoming visitors at any time of the year. With each season, the plateau exhibits its own distinctive features, especially with the vibrant colors of flowers. It’s for this reason that Moc Chau is also bestowed with the charming nickname “flower paradise.”

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3. Cao Bang

Cao Bang is a mountainous province located in the Northeast region, with a border of over 300 km long, bordering China. The terrain is rugged but the nature is beautiful, including mountains, cave systems and lakes… Cao Bang’s beauty is magnified many times over.

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4. Ha Giang

Ha Giang is a great Vietnam backpacking destination for backpackers in the northernmost part of the country. This place is famous for many attractive places such as: Dong Van stone plateau, Lung Cu flagpole, Ma Pi Leng pass, Khau Vai love market… Ha Giang is also a cultural museum of 22 ethnic groups, with unique features. about costumes, architecture, music and festivals.

To freely explore Ha Giang, you can rent or use a personal motorbike. This makes it easy to move around, stop at interesting spots and enjoy the scenery. Besides, you also have the opportunity to interact with local people and enjoy local specialties.

5. Ba Vi – Ha Noi

Ba Vi is blessed by nature with a charming picture of mountains and water, with a rich ecosystem and diverse vegetation, considered the “green lung” west of Hanoi capital, and is a destination for tourists. domestic and foreign travel. That is Ba Vi National Park. This place has many beautiful natural landscapes such as: Mountains, forests, waterfalls, streams, rivers, lakes along with famous landscapes such as: Ao Vua, Khoang Xanh – Suoi Tien, Tien Sa Lake, Thien Son – Suoi Nga, Tan Da tourist area, Da waterfall, Suoi Hai lake, Cam Quy lake, Bang Ta primeval forest – Long lagoon, Ngoc Nhi stork hill… Where there are many country farms, many agricultural products abundant. There is a natural hot mineral water source in Thuan My that is very convenient for developing resort tourism.

In Central Vietnam

1. Da Lat- Lam Dong

Da Lat – A tourist paradise with wonderful beauty and cultural diversity of the Central Highlands. Immersing in the atmosphere of Da Lat tourism, visitors can enjoy music programs with unique national cultural features, such as singing and dancing and performing unique national musical instruments in festivals.

Besides, the Flower Festival takes place every 2 years to honor the beauty of flowers and famous brands of Da Lat, thereby promoting the beauty of this city to everyone. In addition, this place is also famous for its unique architecture of ancient villas from the French period and impressive buildings.

Da Lat is a friendly, approachable and hospitable city, which makes tourists love to visit this country. Living in a beautiful setting, with fresh and cool air, the people here appear wise, gentle and honest.

The lifestyle of Da Lat people harmoniously combines traditional culture and the liberal style of the West. The voices of the people here are very clear, gentle and warm.


2. Nha Trang -Khanh Hoa

Nha Trang tourism – a coastal city in the Central region that not only enters poetry and painting but also “pleases” tourists with the most beautiful things of a coastal region. Nha Trang, the precious pearl of Khanh Hoa province, is always a bright spot on the Vietnamese tourism map, attracting a large number of domestic and international tourists.

Mother Nature has been very kind when giving Nha Trang clear blue beaches, fine white sand, surprisingly beautiful offshore islands, magical coral reefs under the ocean and fresh coastal seafood.

Nha Trang city is an ideal destination for those who both love beach tourism and want to go on vacation. Do you know how to make a trip “worth the money”? Planning a trip to Nha Trang, you will have a journey to discover the Pearl of Vietnam to the fullest.

3. Quy Nhon- Binh Dinh

As a large administrative center and a beautiful city of Binh Dinh province, Quy Nhon tourism attracts tourists because of the long coastline running around the city forming a charming semicircle, clear blue water and beautiful landscapes. famous tourist destination with beautiful scenery such as Ghenh Rang, Hoang Hau beach, peaceful Trung Luong beach… In addition, Quy Nhon is also known as a city of poetry, a shy city nestled Between the mountains and the sea, it creates a beautiful landscape painting, inviting tourists to visit once.

It can be said that the coastal city of Quy Nhon is a coastal tourist destination with an incredibly peaceful scene. Quy Nhon is located in the southeast of Binh Dinh province. Quy Nhon beach has the beauty of a crescent moon when the coastline is curved stretching from Tan cape to Ghenh Rang in a bow shape.

4. Da Nang

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As one of the three major tourist centers on the Vietnam tourist map, Da Nang is a beautiful, peaceful and hospitable coastal city, where you can easily reach by both road and air. and waterways. A geographical and historical mark, a convenient transit point to world cultural heritages such as Hue , My Son, Hoi An and the world biosphere reserve Cu Lao Cham. Over the years, Da Nang is increasingly asserting itself as an attractive and ideal destination for travelers and tourists from all over the world. You will go from one surprise to another on the journey to discover cultural relics, history, landscapes, Hai Van Pass – the most majestic place in the world, Ngu Hanh Son Legendary Boat, to the coastline. The beautiful beach is honored as one of the six most beautiful beaches on the planet.


Moreover, Da Nang is where you can enjoy international standard resort services with world-famous brands such as Intercontinental, Novotel, Crowne Plaza, Furama… Participate in journeys to discover rich nature and Deep sense of local life and culture.

5. Mui Ne,Phan Thiet- Binh Thuan

Nestled next to the long white sand beaches, immersed in the sunny and windy nature, Mui Ne appears with a gentle and peaceful look. With the whispering ocean waves and the surrounding curved coconut trees, that beauty becomes even more impressive and unforgettable than ever. Mui Ne is most beautiful in the last months of the year. The weather is clear, the air is peaceful and cool. This is also the occasion that attracts the most tourists of the year.

In South of Vietnam 

1. Vung Tau

Backpacking in Vung Tau is a place you can’t miss.  Vung Tau is a picturesque coastal city located in southern Vietnam. With its stunning beaches, panoramic views of the coastline, and charming promenades, it is a popular destination for both locals and tourists. The city is known for its idyllic and serene atmosphere, offering a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Visitors can bask in the beauty of the sandy shores, indulge in delicious seafood at the numerous seaside restaurants, and take in the breathtaking sunsets that paint the sky over the ocean.



2. Phu Quoc – Kien Giang

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Phu Quoc , for a long time , has become famous for tourists from all over the country and internationally. This is not only because Phu Quoc is a beautiful island, but it also contains many mysteries that not everyone can discover.

If you want to explore interesting destinations on the pearl island of Phu Quoc while traveling in Vietnam, then try the experience of traveling Kien Giang – Phu Quoc by motorbike to the following beautiful locations:

  • Phu Quoc United Center – Vietnam’s leading resort, entertainment and shopping complex.
  • Phu Quoc National Park – a primeval forest with high biological richness, many types of rare trees, orchids, and medicinal plants.
  • Suoi Tranh Phu Quoc – a pristine place with cool streams, green tropical forests and large rocks.
  • Khem Phu Quoc Beach – a pristine bow-shaped beach located in An Thoi town, with beautiful scenery, fine white sand and lush green forest.

3. Ca Mau

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Ca Mau, with three sides facing the sea, is one of the Vietnam backpacking destinations in the South that cannot be missed. Visitors coming here should not miss wonderful experiences such as: exploring the National Coordinate Markers, watching the forest and sea…

Besides, you can feel the wild and charming space of U Minh Ha forest or visit places with historical and religious value such as: President Ho Chi Minh memorial area, Ba Thien pagoda Hau… And yet, Ca Mau also has many specialties that you must try, the most famous is Ca Mau crab.

Backpacking is a highly positive activity that everyone should experience at least once, whether in Vietnam or anywhere else in the world.

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