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Vietnam Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail – 15 Days

Are you looking for the way to have full taste of Vietnam’s beauty and culture with only 15 days? Doing this Vietnam Motorcycle Tour Ho Chi Minh Trail is the way we suggest. Vietnam is the long and narrow country with a lot of different interest between the north, central and the south. We would like to show you how different they are with this motorbike ride on Ho Chi Minh trail along the country.

Tour Route:  Hanoi – Mai Chau – Tan Ky – Phong Nha – Khe Sanh – Hue – Hoi An – Kon Tum – Buon Me Thuat – Nha Trang – Da Lat – Cat Tien – Sai Gon

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Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau: 180 km (L,D – Home Stay)

We are confident to say that we are different from the other Vietnam Motorcycle Tour Organizers to give you a better motorbike ride from Hanoi to Mai Chau today. We will take you on longer, smaller roads to Mai Chau just to keep you away from busy traffic and see more countryside, villages. After 30 km ride from outskirts of Hanoi, we will be on the back-roads through villages between green rice and tea fields. Especially after lunch we will ride motorbike on the winding road through lime-stone mountains via some rustic villages of the Muong people and ride along the beautiful Da River lake. This may remind you of Halong bay tour and promise to be highlight of the motorbike tour in Vietnam. We will be in Mai Chau valley and end the first enjoyable motorbike tour at around 5:00 pm in a village of the white Thai people.

Day 2: Mai Chau – Tan Ky: 270 Km (B,L,D – Hotel)motorcycletour12b

It’s a long day ride but must be another great motorbike tour in North Vietnam. After breakfast with the warm Thai family, we keep riding on a small, spectacular road along the Ma river until Cam Thuy town where we stop for lunch, after lunch we will start amazing Ho Chi Minh trail motorcycle tour to Tan Ky. Arrive the hotel in Tan Ky at around 5:00 pm.

Tan Ky is known as the starting point of the Ho Chi Minh trail during the war. At that time, all the troops with foods and staffs gather in Tan Ky and start to matching to the south of Vietnam on the trail to join the war in DMZ. Tan ky now is a little town located by the sides of the Ho Chi Minh trail, it’s peaceful town surrounded mountains.

Day 3: Tan Ky – Phong Nha: 280 Km (B,L,D – Hotel)

After breakfast in a basic local restaurant, we keep touring on the Ho Chi Minh trail by motorbike. The ride today is much better than the day before because it’s though remote areas with amazing view of high limestone mountains, cross some beautiful villages who built a lot of beautiful wooden houses, especially we have a chance to ride on the large and long runway of the former airbase of the Northern Vietnam Army which hide in between high mountain and jungle. If time and weather permit we can have a boat ride in Phong Nha to visit some hidden caves, fishing floating villages after the enjoyable Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike ride.

Day 4: Phong Nha – Khe Sanh: 220 Km (B,L,D – Hotel)IMAG0863

From Phong Nha, the Ho Chi Minh Trail is divided into 2 branches one in the eastern side and another one is in the western side. Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert recommends to ride on the western Ho Chi Minh trail. The trail goes through the National park of Phong Nha – Ke Bang, in more than 200 km, you will just see few other motorbikes but a lot of beautiful and beautiful view of mountains. Especially, after getting out of the Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park, we will pay a enjoyable visit to the former US Merine Base with tunnels, Air base and a interesting museum that is newly built. This western Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike ride promises to be one of the best Vietnam motorcycle tours. We finish a great day at one of the best hotel in Khe Sanh town at about 5: 30 PM.

Day 5: Khe Sanh – Vinh Moc tunnel – Hue: 190 Km (B,L,D – Hotel)

The motorbike ride to Hue today is mostly on the sealed roads from the west to the coast of Vietnam. The ride is along the DMZ where you can find easily historical sites to learn more about the Vietnam War. Lunch is severed after visiting the Vinh Moc tunnel and then we hit all the way down to Hue. Arrive the beautiful city of Hue at 4:30 pm.Ho Chi Minh trail

Vinh Moc (Vịnh Mốc) is a tunnel complex in Quang Tri, Vietnam. During the Vietnam War it was strategically located on the border of North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The tunnels were built to shelter people from the intense bombing of Son Trung and Son Ha communes in Vinh Linh county of Quang Tri Province in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone. The American forces believed the villagers of Vinh Moc were supplying food and armaments to the North Vietnamese garrison on the island of Con Co which was in turn hindering the American bombers on their way to bomb Hanoi. The idea was to force the villagers of Vinh Moc to leave the area but as is typical in Vietnam there was nowhere else to go. The villagers initially dug the tunnels to move their village 10 metres underground but the American forces designed bombs that burrowed down 10 metres. Eventually against these odds, the villagers moved the village to a depth of 30 metres. It was constructed in several stages beginning in 1966 and used until early 1972. The complex grew to include wells, kitchens, rooms for each family and spaces for healthcare. Around 60 families lived in the tunnels; as many as 17 children were born inside the tunnels

Day 6: Hue – Hoi An: (B,L,D – Hotel)DSC_1615

As a Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert we can give you 2 options for the motorbike ride to Hoi An today:
Opt 1(160 Km): After breakfast, we have chance to discover the famous citadel of Hue and some other attractions. After lunch, we will Join the National Highway 1 and head up the Hai Van Pass (Cloudy Pass) before getting to the World Heritage site of Hoi An, a major trading centre in SE Asia in the 16th and 17th centuries. The ride today is short but it offers amazing view of coastal roads.
Opt 2 (180 km): Start the ride from the morning. We firstly ride to the coast after getting out of the bustle of Hue and then enjoy a great motorbike tour along the coast through fishing villages, large fields of colorful tombs. After lunch, we will cross the Hai Van pass to get to Da Nang and Hoi An. Arrive Hoi An at 4:00 pm.

Day 7: Tour Around Hoi An (B,L – Hotel)

Know as one of the best tourist attractions in the world, Hoi An is a great place to stay and cheer up after a great and long motorbike tours in Vietnam. It’s famous for quiet town with the peace in local lifestyle, silk production and the clean beach. Therefore, we must have great day for rest, relax or shopping…Hoi An

Hoi An, also known as Faifo in western countries, is a city of Vietnam, on the coast of the South China Sea in the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It is located in Quang Nam province and is home to approximately 120,000 inhabitants. It is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

The city possessed the largest harbour in Southeast Asia in the 1st century and was known as Lâm Ấp Phố (Champa City). Between the seventh and 10th centuries, the Cham people controlled the strategic spice trade and with this came tremendous wealth. The former harbour town of the Cham at the estuary of the Thu Bồn River was an important Vietnamese trading centre in the 16th and 17th centuries, where Chinese from various provinces as well as Japanese, Dutch and Indians settled. During this period of the China trade, the town was called Hai Pho (Town on Seaside) in Vietnamese. Originally, Hai Pho was a divided town with the Japanese settlement across the “Japanese Bridge” (16th-17th century). The bridge (Chùa cầu) is a unique covered structure built by the Japanese, the only known covered bridge with a Buddhist pagoda attached to one side

Day 8: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Kon Tum: 290 km (B,L,D – Hotel)IMG_1816

Be back to the nature! We will resume the Ho Chi Minh Trail Vietnam motorbike tour after leaving peaceful town of Hoi An, we will motorcycle west to Phuoc Son (also known as Kham Duc), from there we head up the towering Lo So Pass, passing through remote areas thinly populated by peoples of the Ba Na ethnicity. Edging close to the border with Laos, where a number of Trail arteries crossed over in Laos, we continue on to Kon Tum.

Day 9: Kon Tum – Buon Ma Thuat: 240 Km (B,L,D – Home stay)

Today we will be in the heart of Central Highland Vietnam, The Ho Chi Minh trail Vietnam motorbike tour to Buon Me Thuat in which the local people produce the most and best coffee in Vietnam will offer a full view of culture and beauty of this highlands. In the morning we head south through the Central Highlands, passing Pleiku and the Ia Drang valley battlefield, before continuing onto Buon Ma Thuot (also known as Buon Me Thuot), the city where northern forces launched their final assault on Saigon

Day 10: Buon Ma Thuot – Nha Trang: 190 Km (B,L,D – Hotel)Coastal road Vietnam

The ride today is a bit different because the scenery changes. After breakfast, we will take an easy ride towards the coast, arriving at Highway 1 some 30 km north of Nha Trang. Then just enjoy one of the best motorcycle tour on the coast Vietnam, we arrive in the coastal city of Nha Trang at 4:30 pm and spend the rest time of the day on the most beautiful beach in Vietnam.

Day 11: Relaxing in Nha Trang (B,L,D – Hotel)

Long, clean and sandy beach in Nha Trang Vietnam is one of the best beaches in Southeast Asia, it’s also well know for scuba diving so it is worthy to spend a day to refresh body at the beach, do some scuba diving or taste fresh seafood with local cooking style at any restaurants along the coast. This day surely makes your Vietnam motorbike tour much for interesting.
Optionally, You can also take a island tour to some beautiful island with some quiet beaches.

Day 12: Nha Trang – Da Lat: 170 Km (B,L,D – Hotel)IMAG0573

This motorbike tour from Nha Trang offers you some footages of the famous 2008 BBC’s Top Gear Vietnam Special show. This motorcycle ride must be the highlight of the motorbike tour in Central highlands Vietnam. We will end the great motorbike ride in Da Lat – a most romantic city in Vietnam at 4:30 pm.

Day 13: Motorbike Touring around Da Lat: (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

Da Lat is known as “The City of Love” and is a favorite holiday resort for Vietnamese. This cool and romantic land is found by the French during the Indochina wartime. With evergreen forests, waterfalls, beautiful lakes, the country’s best flower gardens, and delicious fresh produce, Da Lat has always provided a welcome respite from the heat of the lowlands. We can spend the day visiting the highlights of Da Lat – its gardens, cathedral, waterfalls, market, Valley of Love, convent, university, train station and key pagodas.

After western breakfast in hotel, we will have short Da Lat motorcycle tour to some famous attractions to make you understand why the local people choose Da Lat as an ideal destination for honey-moon.Motorbike tour Vietnam

Day 14: Da Lat – Cat Tien National Park: 190 km (B,L,D – Hotel)

Hit the road No 20, we will have great motorcycle trip to Cat Tien National Park. This forest area used to be the head quarter of Vietnamese army during the war. The park suffered historically during the Vietnam War when it was extensively sprayed with herbicides like the defoliant Agent Orange. In some region nowadays trees/plantations have not yet grown back.

Day 15: Cat Tien Motorcycle Tour Saigon : 160 Km (B,L)

This motorbike ride to Sai Gon is short but could be a big day as traffic is very busy when we enter Saigon (or Ho Chi Minh City). We ride straight to the train station where we end the great 15 day Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tour. Say good bye to the staffs of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert and then take your time to have rest in in the city.

Central Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hoi An – 4 Days

Central Highlands Vietnam is no doubt the great destination for motorcycle touring in Central Vietnam. It’s a different Vietnam you shouldn’t skip once you are in Hoi An. This 4 day Hoi An motorbike tour to Nha Trang is designed by our local team which help you to experience the real Vietnam that total different from other Vietnam you’ve ever seen. The tour is mostly on the back-roads, Ho Chi Minh trail via Central highlands Vietnam and on some beautiful coastal roads nearby Nha Trang.

 

Tour Route: Hoi An/Da Nang – Kon Tum – Buon Me Thuat – Lak Lake – Nha Trang

 

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Day 1: Hoi An – Kon Tum: 210 km (L,D – Hotel Stay)

 

Start the Central Vietnam motorbike tour at 8: 30 from Hoi An or Da Nang city. We will leave the coastal city and motorcycle up to the western mountain area on the rugged roads through countryside where we can see the local people working on farm, making rice paper, incense sticks…and pay visit to My Son Holly Land – cultural world heritage site where we will learn more about the history, culture of Vietnam and the Cham people. After visiting some amazing towers of the Cham people, we get back to the bikes and enjoy motorbike tour Ho Chi Minh trail to Kon Tum. We’ll do more stops to visit some historical sites and beautiful villages of the colorful hill tribes. We’ll arrive Kon Tum town and finish the first enjoyable day at about 5:00 pm.

 

Day 2: Kon Tum – Buon Me Thuat: 180 km (B,L,D – Hotel Stay)

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We continue motorcycle touring on Ho Chi Minh trail through central highlands to enjoy breathtaking scenery of the nature and see more ethnic people in the area such as the Ktu, Ba Na and Ede people to learn more about their unique culture and interesting tradition. Especially we will visit “the eye of the central highlands”- the Sea lake or Bien Ho in Pleiku. Today’s Vietnam motorbike tour in central highlands must be the highlight of the trip. We will finish the enjoyable motorbike ride at about 5:00 pm in Buon Me Thuat town.

 

Day 3: Buon Me Thuot – Lak Lake: 100 km (B,L,D – Hotel Stay)

 

It’s a short motorbike ride in central highlands today, so we can spend more time to visit and take pictures of large coffee fields and give you chance to learn how to process and have a good café; besides this central highland tour will takes you to Dray Sap and Dray Nu waterfalls – the biggest one in Vietnam where you can have swim at the lake of the waterfalls. After picnic lunch nearby the waterfall, get back to the bikes and follow the guide of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert to have great ride on the winding back-roads through some peaceful villages of the ethnic people. This short but joyful motorbike ride will end at the Lak lake at about 4:30 pm. We will do check in a small hotel that faces to the lake and then enjoy your short walk around the lake.

 

Day 4: Lak  Lake– Nha Trang: 215 km (B,L)

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It’s the biggest day of this Central highlands Vietnam motorbike tour so let’s start the day at about 8:00 am. After breakfast, we will ride elephant or boat to cross the Lak lake, after crossing the lake we will pay an interesting visit to villages of the M’nong people and then leave the Ho Chi Minh trail to hit the road down to the coast. We will do more stops to visit some other hill tribes along the way or to take pictures of the beautiful nature and especially take time to enjoy beautiful Vietnam motorbike tour on coastal roads to Nha Trang. This motorbike tour from Hoi An will end at around 4: 30 pm in the coastal city Nha Trang. After saying good bye to Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert team and enjoy your relaxing time at the beach.

Saigon Motorbike Tour to Nha Trang – 5 Days

This is one of the best short motorbike tour from Saigon/Ho Chi Minh city. Within only 5 days, you will have chance to visit almost the remote areas of central highlands Vietnam, also some famous attraction from Saigon up to Nha Trang. Especially, it is also the recommended motorcycle tour on coastlines Vietnam.

 

Tour route: Sai Gon – La Gi town – Mui Ne – Bao Loc – Da Lat – Nha Trang

 

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Detailed Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Sai Gon – La Gi: 150 km (L,D – Hotel Stay)

 

Start the Saigon motorbike tour at 8:30. From city center of HCMC we hit the city roads to the northeast of Saigon to La Gi town. We will have some interesting visits of Minh Dam Army base, Thuong Chieu Monastery pagoda and Binh Chau hot water spring. After lunch we will have great short motorbike ride on the coastal roads to La Gi. We’ll be at La gi at about 4:30 pm.

 

Day 2: La Gi – Mui Ne: 130 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)mmm

 

It’s short day ride but it’s surely the highlight of this short Saigon motorbike tour. We will have one of the best coastlines motorbike tours in Vietnam today. After breakfast, motorcycling up to the north along the coast to Mui Ne, we’ll pay more visits to Temples, colorful markets of local people and some interesting old towers of the Cham. We will be in Mui Ne at around 4:00 pm. Spend the rest time of the day at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world – Mui Ne.

 

Day 3: Mui Ne – Bao Loc: 160 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

After early breakfast in the hotel, we leave the town to visit the fairy springs, red canyons white sand dunes and some rustic villages who do fishing everyday to earn living or growing dragon fruits besides coffee plantation…. Then we continue motorcycle tour to the Central Highlands, along the way we will do more stops to visit the K’ho ethnic minority villages to learn about the culture of their wild life in the edge of the Central Highlands. We would arrive in Bao Loc after visiting Dambri waterfall (90 meters high). Overnight in Bao Loc.

 

Day 4: Bao Loc – Da Lat: 140 km (B,L,D – Hotel Stay)IMAG0573

 

Start the motorbike tour to Da lat at about 8:30 am. It’s a short motorbike ride up to Da Lat but it offers a beautiful view of mountain and green plantation. We will see plenty of green tea farm, mushroom fields, vegetable and flower farm, coffee plantations and visit some villages who produce silk and learn how to make a good silk from silkworm. This must be another highlight of the motorbike tour central highlands Vietnam. We will be in Da Lat at 4:00 pm.

 

Day 5: Da Lat – Nha Trang: 150 km (B,L)

 

The last day of the Saigon motorbike tour start at 8:30 am, most of the ride is on sealed, smooth roads except some small “monkey bridges” just after Da Lat town however it offers one of the best coastline motorbike ride in Vietnam. We still do some stops to visit King Bao Dai’s palace or peaceful villages of the hill tribe along the way.
The 5 day enjoyable Vietnam motorbike tour will finish at around 4.30 PM in the coastal city of Nha Trang. Check in the hotel of your choice and say good bye to the staff of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert and then enjoy your relaxing time on the beach.

Central Highlands Vietnam Motorcycle Tour – 7 Days

Overview: If somebody asked me: How to get away from the bustle of Saison, I would say ride a motorbike up to central highlands. This 7 day motorbike tour from Saigon is a good choice for tourists getting chance to experience the hidden charm of Vietnam and getting chance to get to the green and quiet paradise which is not too far from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh city. Within 7 days, you will be deep insight into the local culture and peaceful nature of the mountain area. This is one of the best recommended Saigon loop motorbike tours via central highlands.

Destination: Saigon – Dong Xoai – Cu Jut – Lak lake – Da Lat – Bao Loc – Mui Ne beach – Ho Chi Minh city.

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Day 1: Saigon – Dong Xoai:  160 km (L,D – Hotel stay)

Start the Saigon motorbike tour at 8:00 am from our office, hit the city road to Dong Xoai, on the way we can pay some visits to the highlights of the Ho Chi Minh city such as: Ben Thanh Market, Reunification Palace, War Museum, Cu Chi tunnels,…etc. Ride to the remote villages to learn how the locals make rice papers, noodle, mat, etc. After lunch in the outskirt od Sai Gon we will have enjoyable Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike tour, the short ride Ho Chi Minh trail offers you a great view and stories about the Vietnam war. We arrive Dong Xoai town at around 5:00 pm.

 

Day 2: Dong Xoai – Cu Jut: 210 km – (B,L,D – Bungalow stay)

 

 

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Today is the highlight of this Saigon motorbike tour. We keep motorcycle touring on Ho Chi Minh road up to Soc Bom Bo village to enjoy the hospitable nature of Ede people, enjoy the beauty of nature around and learn more their unique culture. Stop in local village to see how locals make incense, rice wine, visit cashew nut and rubber plantations. After lunch, continue the Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike ride through the stunning rain forests along the trail before heading to Cu Jut and stay overnight in the bungalow next to Virgin waterfall.

 

Day 3: Cu Jut – Lak lake: 130 km (B,L,D – Home Stay/Hotel stay)

 

 

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It’s a short ride today but it must be a highlight of this 7 Day Motorbike Tour From Saigon. Start the day from 8:30 am, after a short ride we will be at Dray Nu and Dray Sap falls, they are 2 of most beautiful waterfalls in southern Vietnam then from here we can do short trekking to the top of Elephant mountain to enjoy the imposing view of central highlands Vietnam then after that let’s cool body down with a swim in Fairy Pool. After lunch in a simple restaurant we will have another short motorbike ride to the Lak lake, leave the bikes in the nice house of the the M’nong people or in a guesthouse where we stay overnight to have trip to the lake to see the daily life of the local fishermen and discover the culture of the local hill tribes.

Day 4: Lak lake – Dalat: 170 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

Today is a long and interesting day with full of activities. After breakfast, we can ride elephant or boat to cross the Lake to pay a enjoyable visit to some colorful hill tribes’ villages, especially, we can have chance to learn how to make incenses, chopsticks or other production from bamboo. After that we continue the central highlands motorbike tour to Dalat, the ride is mostly on backroads. The ride is through the rain forest. Before getting up to Da Lat we can have some visits to villages of the K’ho and the Truc Lam Meditation Monastery. We’ll arrive Dalat ar about 5:00 pm.

Day 5: Dalat – Bao Loc: 150 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

This is another highlight of  this 7 day motorbike tour from Saigon, we will have plenty of activities in Da Lat and nerarby: Visit and have relax time with Crazy House, Dragon Pagoda, Former Railway Station then have short ride to countryside of Dalat to se the farmers cultivating flowers, coffee, mushrooms, vegetables to experience the daily life of the farmers and learn how they earn a living. After that, keep motorcycle touring central highlands Vietnam up to Di Linh Plateau on the sealed winding mountain road through stunning mountain view, water falls and tea fields. Arrive Bao Loc at 4:30 pm.

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Day 6: Bao Loc – Mui Ne: 170 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

After breakfast, start motorcycle touring to Mui Ne beach, before getting to one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam – Mui Ne we we will ride to cross some beutiful terraced tea fields, Dambri waterfall – one of the highest waterfalls in Vietnam and some peaceful villages of hill tribes. Once we get close to the coastlines we will ride pass through some white sand dunes, red canyon, fairy springs and fishing. Arrive Mui Ne at 5:00 pm.

Day 7: Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh city: 230 km (B,L)

We start the motorbike tour back to Ho Chi Minh city from early morning after breakfast. The motorbike ride to Saigon today is almost on sealed roads through some towns but still offers us a beautiful view of green and large rice fields in the Mekong river delta and some rustic but peaceful villages. We will be in Saigon and finish the 7 day motorbike tour central highlands Vietnam from Saigon at around 4:30 pm at your hotel.