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Grand North Vietnam Motorbike Tour – 11 Days

Being famous for imposing mountain passes, beautiful rice terrace fields, amazing rocky mountain and colorful, friendly people, North Vietnam is always a great destination for motorcyclists and the nature lovers. You can easily find a motorbike tours in North Vietnam on any websites on tourism in Vietnam. However, this 11 day motorbike tour North Vietnam is one of the collective designs of experienced team of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert including many of the best attractions in Northern Vietnam such as:Mai Chau valley, Mu Cang Chai, Sapa, Ha Giang – Dong Van Rock plateau and some beautiful Thac Ba lake and Ba Be lake. Especially the route we choose to ride on is safe, fun and unique!

 

Tour Route: Hanoi – Mai Chau Valley – Phu Yen – Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen – Sapa – Bac Ha – Ha Giang – Dong Van  – Bao Lac – Ba Be lake – Thac Ba Lake – Hanoi

 

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Day 1: Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau Valley: 170 km ( L,D – Home stay with the Thai People)

Road To Mai Chau

Hanoi motorbike ride to Mai Chau starts at about 9:00, hitting the road down to the south west of the Hanoi on the big free way. After one hour ride we’ll be in the mountainous area where the tour is really enjoyable with the back countryside road riding, seeing green nature and meeting smiling local people. After lunch in Hoa Binh, you’ll have chance to have one of the most motorbike riding tour in North Vietnam when the ride is completely on the mountain back roads with the green view of mountains. Especially the ride on the bank of Da river before getting down to Mai Chau is one of the best part of this North Vietnam motorbike travel. Arrive Mai Chau at about 5:00 pm.

 

Day 2: Mai Chau – Phu Yen: 150 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

After breakfast, we continue the motorbike touring in North Vietnam to Phu Yen. This is the short ride but offers many stops for picturing of landscapes and visiting the villages of local hill tribes. Before getting to Moc Chau plateau, the experienced tour guide of the Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert can give the choices to have short off-road motorbike ride through some rustic villages or enjoy a smooth ride on the old and quiet French road that offer a beautiful view of mountain. After lunch in Moc Chau, we’ll motorcycle down all the way to the Da river to cross the river to Phu Yen town after enjoying a joyful motorbike tour on the riverside, this is a short but great ride, it remind you of a motorbike tour on the coastlines Vietnam. Arrive Phu Yen at about 4:30 pm.

 

Day 3: Phu Yen – Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen: 210 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

Motorbike North Vietnam

This 210 km motorbike ride from Phu Yen to Than Uyen is surely the highlight of the Motorbike tour in Northern Vietnam, with this ride you will gain all what you expect on motorbike touring in Vietnam. You’ll get chances to see picturesque terrace fields, meet and learn about the different tradition between the local hill tribes and ride motorbikes freely on the winding quiet passes. This great ride will be end at about 5:00 pm in Than Uyen town.

 

Day 4: Than Uyen – Sapa: 110 km (B,L,D – Hotel or Home stay)

motorbike Sapa

After breakfast, we’ll start the great Vietnam motorbike ride to Sapa and the O Qui Ho pass – one of 4 longest and most beautiful passes in North Vietnam. The first 60 km ride is an easy ride on the smooth road through many villages and green tea farms, the last 50 km motorbike ride to Sapa is one of the best short motorbike tours in North Vietnam because of special feeling you’ll have when you ride up and up to the heaven gate – at the level of around 200 meters above the sea.  We’ll be in Sapa at lunch time, in the afternoon, you’ll have short tour around Sapa by motorbike or foot or just take the half day rest and save energy for the next rides.

 

Day 5: Sapa – Bac Ha: 160 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

Vietnam Motorbike Tour

After saying good bye to Sapa, we’ll hit continue the motorbike tour to Northeast Vietnam to Bac Ha. Just be on the bikes and dropping down hill on another side of the Hoang Lien mountain range. It also offers a great view of mountain with more terrace rice fields. The motorbike ride to day is almost on the sealed roads along the Chinese border through some rustic villages and nice terrace fields. The fifth day of  this North Vietnam motorbike tour will be finished in the little town of Bac Ha at around 4: 00 pm.

 

Day 6: Bac Ha – Ha Giang: 190 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay) – Offroad Vietnam motorbike tour to Ha Giang

 

Unlike the riding days before, this Vietnam motorcycle tour to Ha Giang offers different beauty of Vietnam and more fun with the motorbike ride on some dirt and bumpy roads. After lunch in a rustic restaurant in Xin Man, we’ll have a great motorbike tour along the winding river with breathtaking view of rice terrace fields in Hoang Su Phi. We’ll be in Ha Giang in late afternoon.motorbike Ha Giang

 

Day 7: Ha Giang – Dong Van: 150 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

Ha Giang – North Vietnam is always the best choice for motorcycle touring in Vietnam, being famous for the large and breathtaking plateau of rock with colorful and friendly people living around, Ha Giang and Dong Van Global Geo-park is always attractive destination for motorcyclists whenever they come, you can see here the different beauties in different times and seasons. This Vietnam motorbike ride around Ha Giang should be the best part of the long motorcycle tour in Northern Vietnam. This short motorbike ride will offers a lot of stops for picturing and visiting the local hill tribes. Traveling with an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide team on Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert you’ll get more information about the tradition and culture of this amazing land. We finish the enjoyable ride in Dong Van town at about 5:00 pm.

 

Day 8: Dong Van – Bao Lac: 160 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

Vietnam motorcycle tour

After breakfast, we can have a walk around the Dong Van ancient town, trying a tasty local coffee or we can have a longer walk up to some of the hills nearby the town where the French built the bastions on during the war time. We’ll resume the North Vietnam motorbike tour at about 10:00 am. This is another short day for motorbike ride in North Vietnam but it’s still one of the most enjoyable rides, we’ll keep enjoying the wild beauty of the rock plateau after Dong Van especially the motorbike tour from Dong Van to Bao Lac will cross the Ma Pi Leng – one of the most beautiful mountain passes in North Vietnam it surely offers amazing view of rock mountain. We’ll end another enjoyable motorbike tour in the Dong Van Global Geo-Park at about 4:30 pm.

 

 Day 9: Bao Lac – Ba Be lake:  150 km (B,L,D – Home stay with the Tay) – Another  off-road motorbike tour in Vietnam10670213_10202228871278020_7863479075577537408_n

 

Be back on the bikes after breakfast then keep riding along the Gam river to get out of the Bao Lac town, you’ll be happy when riding on the small winding roads between the mountain and river and through some hill tribes’ villages in which the local kids feel excited to wave their hands to you whenever you ride crossing their lands. Just one hour riding motorbike on the sealed road, the experienced guide of Vietnam motorbike tour expert will you to the one of the greatest off-road motorbike tours in Vietnam, it’s the long off-road motorbike ride through plenty of rustic villages of the hill tribes and crossing some streams also bamboo bridges. The great motorbike tour to Ba Be lake will end with the bout tour around the lake Ba Be after lunch.

 

Day 10: Ba Be lake – Thac Ba lake: 160 km (B,l,D – Home stay with the Dzao people)

Thac Ba lake

It’s another enjoyable short Vietnam motorbike tour to Thac Ba lake – one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in Vietnam. After saying good bye to the Tay family , we continue the motorbike tour in north Vietnam through ATK Dinh Hoa where we can stop to visit some historical sites especially the place where Ho Chi Minh found the Vietnam communist party in 1930. We’ll end the motorbike ride at the quiet village of the Dzao people who located on the Thac Ba lake’s bank then leave the bikes in the village to have another boat tour around lake to experience the different beauty of man-made

lake.

 

Day 11: Thac Ba lake – Hanoi: 180 km (B,L)

 

Start the final riding day at 8 am. Unlike the other motorbike tour organizers in Vietnam, the experienced team of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert will take you on the safest and nicest roads back to Hanoi, even we can offer some off-road ride before heading back to busy Hanoi. We’ll be in Hanoi and end the great North Vietnam motorbike holiday before rush hour.

Motorbike Tour in North Vietnam – 9 Days

Within 9 days, this motorbike tour in north Vietnam shows you almost the outstanding attractions in northern Vietnam including beautiful Thac Ba lake, Ba Be lake, scenic Sapa, amazing Rock plateau of Ha Giang – Dong Van…plenty motorbike tours in North Vietnam were offered by some motorcycle tour organizers in Vietanm but this must be one of the most recommended motorbike tours in Vietnam.

Tour route: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Phu Yen – Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen – Sapa – H a Giang – Dong Van – Meo Vac – Bao Lac – Ba Be lake – Thac Ba Lake – Hanoi

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

Doing researching on Google Maps, we’ll see the shortest way from Hanoi to Mai Chau is just around 130 km but with the experienced team of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert, you will have longer and greater Hanoi motorbike tour to Mai Chau. Instead of taking you on touristy tracks, our team will take you on the back countryside roads through many rural rustic villages with scenic view of mountains and rice paddies. For other Vietnam motorcycle tour organizers this first day could be the hard day, however for us, it must be the highlight of the Motorbike tour in North Vietnam, we’ll be in Mai Chau – a peaceful village of the Thai people at 5:00 pm then depending on your mood, we may have short walk around their lovely village.

Day 2: Mai Chau – Phu Yen: 150 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay) Mai Chau - Northwest Vietnam

After saying good bye to the host in Mai Chau, we’ll be heading up North Vietnam to Moc Chau – one of the most beautiful plateaus in Northern Vietnam and being most famous for green tea farm. Lunch will be served in Moc Chau, after lunch we will ride on the mountain back road to the Da river lake, this ride could be the highlight of this North Vietnam motorbike tour because it will cross some breathtaking mountain passes and many villages of the colorful tribes. After crossing the river on a ferry, we’ll have another great motorbike tour along the river bank to Phu yen, it’s a short ride of about 30 km but must be the best part of the day and it remind you of the motorcycle ride on coastlines. We finish the day at the hotel in Phu Yen town at about 4:30.

Day 3: Phu Yen – Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen: 210 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

This is surely the highlight of this Motorbike Tour in North Vietnam. The ride is on some of the most scenic roads which offer a lot of stops for picturing. We’ll cross Tu Le and Mu Cang Chai, the two remote lands of Yen Bai province where the black H’mong, Dzao and Thai people can make wonderful rice terrace on the mountains. The land is not famous for tourists but for us it’s very the best Vietnam motorbike tour. We’ll finish a long and joyful motorbike tour at the guest house in Than Uyen town at around 5 pm.motorbike ride Vietnam

Day 4: Than Uyen – Sapa: 110 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

The motorbike tour to Sapa today is much shorter and the scenery is completely different from what you’ve seen days before. Instead of viewing the terrace fields, today we’ll ride motorbike mostly on smooth road and enjoy a great view of green tea farm on mountain and picture amazing photos of O Qui Ho pass – one of the most beautiful passes in Northern Vietnam. It’s a short ride but could be one of the most enjoyable motorbike tours Vietnam. We will be in Sapa at lunch time. In the afternoon, we can have short Sapa motorbike tour to beautiful valley of Muong Hoa or have a short walk to some villages of the hill tribes nearby the Sapa town. Just a short ride today but it must be the hightlight of this motorbike tour northern Vietnam. Be back to the hotel in Sapa town at 5 pm.

Day 5: Sapa – Ha Giang: 220 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)Ha Giang

Sapa motorbike tour to Ha Giang must be the biggest day of this Northern Vietnam motorbike tour, the best part of the day could be the ride after Sapa town when we heading down to Lao Cai city, we will ride on the winding mountain road which offers great view of terrace fields and get touched to the daily life of the local people. After a café in Lao Cai city and visiting the Chinese border, we will keep riding motorbike tour to Ha Giang on the flat winding roads through many rural villages. We will be in Ha Gaing at about 5 pm. Do checking in the hotel room, have early dinner and safe energy for the greater motorcycle tour on the Rock Plateau on the following days.

Day 6: Ha Giang – Dong Van – Meo Mac: 170 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

This Ha Giang motorbike ride to Meo Vac is through the most remote land in Vietnam where the local people don’t even have enough food but they’re always ready to give you a smile with waving hands whenever you’re coming through, where every meters of the road you can find something nice/special to pictures. 170 km motorbike ride on almost the famous Rock plateau of Dong Van, this Ha Giang motorbike tour promises to be one of the best motorbike tours in Vietnam. We’ll finish the highlight day in the late afternoon in Meo Vac town.

Day 7: Meo Vac – Ba Be lake: 180 km (B,L,D – Home stay)

After simple breakfast in a local restaurant, we continue the motorbike tour in North Vietnam to Ba Be lake. The ride today is almost down the hill, the first half of the ride is quiet smooth road along the Nho Que river until Bao Lac where we stop for lunch. After lunch we will have great off-road motorbike ride in North Vietnam, the ride is mostly on the rugged roads crossing some streams by bamboo bridges through plenty villages of the Thai, Dzao, Tay people…we will get to beautiful village of the Pac Ngoi after a short motorbike ride through the Ba Be National park. We do home stay in the village with the Tay family.Ba Be lake

Pac Ngoi is a peaceful village of the Tay people who built the houses on the stilt. The village is located nearby the Ba Be lake and surrounded by the National park and a little flat rice paddy, being friendly, insight into the nature and rich in culture, the village is always a great destination for any tourists.

Day 8: Ba Be lake – Thac Ba lake: 160 km (B,L,D – Home stay)

After saying good bye to the Tay’s family, we keep enjoying another short but great north Vietnam motorbike tour to Ba Be lake. The motorbike ride today offers a different view of mountains from the days before. The road is almost flat with a nice view of rice fields, tea plantation and beautiful rural villages. The last 50 km to Thac Ba lake, we can make a turn to rugged and dirt road through some rustic villages instead of sealed road with a view of green tea fields. It’s not long but must be one of the best off-road motorbike ride in North Vietnam. At around 4: 00 pm we’ll get to the peaceful village of the Dzao which locates nearby the Thac Ba lake, leave the bikes with the Dzao friends then take a boat tour around beautiful Thac Ba lake.Thac ba lake - Northwest Vietnam

Day 9: Thac Ba Lake – Hanoi: 180- km (B,L)

Unlike the other motorbike tour organizers in Vietnam who take tourists back to Hanoi from Thac Ba lake on almost the highway, The experienced team of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert promise to offer a great motorbike ride back to Hanoi on almost countryside back-road or even to offer a short some off-road motorbike ride through some rustic villages with nice view of rice fields and tea plantation. For us, this last day could be another highlight of the Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour. We will be back to Hanoi easily at 4:00 pm and end the great Motorbike tour in North Vietnam safely.

Hanoi Motorbike Tours Photos

All collective Short Vietnam motorbike tours from/around Hanoi. They are all from one to four day motorbike tours designed by the experienced team of Hanoi motorcycle tour which could give you special and unique pictures about the hidden Hanoi.

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Motorcycle Tour Around Northern Vietnam – 12 Days

Northern Vietnam is always a good choice for motorbike touring in Vietnam, with around 80 % of the area is mountainous, North Vietnam offers plenty of ideal routes for motorcycle ride, in addition this mountainous area is also the land of tradition and culture of ethnic people. Doing this 12 day motorcycle tour in North Vietnam with the experienced local team of Hanoi Motorcycle Tour is one of the the best ways to see the real Vietnam.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Phu Yen – Son La – Tuan Giao – Muong Lay – Lai Chau – Sapa – Bac Ha – Ha Giang – Dong Van – Meo Vac – Bao Lac – Ba Be lake – Hanoi.

 

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Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau : 170 km  (L,D – Home stay)

 

This Hanoi motorbike tour to Mai Chau valley starts at around 8:30 AM. Ride motorbike to the north west of Hanoi. After one hour riding, we will be in mountain area and the motorcycle tour to Mai Chau becomes very enjoyable. The ride is almost on the small countryside roads along the Da river through rice fields and farming villages, after lunch in Hoa Binh we will ride through plenty of limestone mountain between the rustic village of the Muong and the Thai people. Especially after lunch in Hoa Binh we will have great ride along the Da river lake, the winding road along the rider offer a stunning view of lime stone mountain and the green water lake. The ride will remind you motorcycle tours on coastlines in central or southern Vietnam. This route is the new discovery of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert Co, Ltd so it makes the trip different. Arrive Mai Chau valley at around 5 PM.

 

Day 2: Mai Chau – Phu Yen: 150 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)IMG_5706

 

Breakfast at 8:00 am, It’s a easy and relaxing riding day so after breakfast we can take it easy with a short walk around the village to learn more about the interesting daily life of the Thai people. After saying good bye the hosts, we continue the Northern Vietnam motorcycle tour to Moc Chau, getting out of the valley by riding up and up to higher lands, we will see more villages of the Mong people. Once we get close to Moc Chau plateau, we’ll make a turn to small quiet road named Hua Tat pass, that is old French-built road with a great view of mountain so you can surely have great motorcycle ride on.
After lunch in Moc Chau, we will motorbike all the way down to the Da river lake to cross the river lake to Phu Yen. Before getting to Phu Yen town, we will have beautiful ride along the Da river this could be the highlight of this Northwest Vietnam motorbike tour. The ride will remind you of the motorcycle tour on coastlines in Central or in the South Vietnam. We’ll finish the day at the hotel in small town of Phu Yen at 4:30 pm.

 

Day 3: Phu Yen – Son La: 170 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

After breakfast with “Pho” – or local rice noodle soup, we will keep motorcycle touring Northern Vietnam to Son La. The ride toady is almost on the sealed road but offers a beautiful view of mountains with terrace fields and many nice villages of the Thai people. it also provides a great opportunity to watch the daily life of the local hill tribes. We continue through rolling hills before rising up to the sugar cane growing areas on the cooler plateau Son La. This Northwest Vietnam motorbike tour to Son La is another easy ride but you won’t feel boring because you will see many things in difference from the mountain view of 2 days before. Arrive Son la city at around 4:30 pm, after checking in the room, we can have short walk to the vestige of Son La prison – one of the most horrible prison built by the French. That visit will help to learn more about the Indochina War.

 

Day 4: Son La – Muong Lay: 180 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)DSC_3376
This is quite big day with a lot of challenges to ride off-road or to be winding with the mountain passes but it is the highlight of the motorbike tour northern Vietnam. The first half of the ride is on smooth road No 6 through some mountain passes especially we will cross the famous Pha Din pass, one of the longest and most beautiful passes in North Vietnam. The Vietnamese government did build another pass instead of the old Pha Din pass but the old one is still ideal for motorcycle riding because it shows more beautiful view and almost quiet so it still one of the best passes for motorcycle tours in North Vietnam. After the long and beautiful Pha Din pass, we will have lunch and the ride after lunch is completely different. We will make a turn to a back countryside roads, in addition it’s possible to have some great offroad motorcycle ride along the rugged roads to Muong Lay. We arrive the riverside town of Muong Lay at 5:00 pm.

 

Day 5: Muong lay – Sin Ho – Lai Chau: 130 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

It’s a short motorbike tour to Lai Chau but it could be the best motorbike trip in North Vietnam including on and offroad ride with amazing view of mountains, river and rice fields. We start the ride with a great riding along the Da river lake. It cant speak highly enough the beauty of this ride it’s likely the motorbike tour on coastline in Central Vietnam but you can see more beautiful view of mountains here. After the ride along the river bank, we’ll hit the winding pass up and up to Sin Ho town where we have lunch. The town locates at the level of around 1500 meters above the sea so it’s usually foggy and cloudy and it’s a good destination for motorbike touring in Vietnam. After lunch we hit the road down all the way to Lai Chau. This short motorbike ride promises to be one of the best off-road motorbike tours Vietnam. We will finish the enjoyable Northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Lai Chau at 4: 00 pm, check in at the local hotel and enjoy a short walk around the market in town.

 

Day 6 : Lai Chau – Sapa : 120 km  (B,L,D – Hotel stay)IMAG0082

 

The motorbike tour to Sapa starts at 8:00 am. The first 50 km is on the sealed and smooth road with a great view of mountain and crosses through many rustic villages of the colorful hill tribes. The other half of the route to Sapa is crossing the O Qui Ho pass – one of the most beautiful and longest passes in North Vietnam. The view of the mountain here makes the Vietnam motorbike tour to Sapa becomes one of the most enjoyable motorcycle tours in North Vietnam. We’ll be in Sapa at noon time, lunch is served in a fancy restaurant with all great local food. Checking in the hotel after that and in the afternoon we can have short walk to the village of the H’mong people or take a short motorbike tour around Sapa to some rustic villages where the other tourists do trekking to.

 

Day 7: Sapa Motorbike Tour to Bac Ha: 150 km (B,L,D – Home stay)

 

We’ll start the day at about 9:00 am when the sun clear out most of the fog. Continue the 12 Northern Vietnam motorbike tour with the slow ride out of the Sapa town. Instead of riding on the big road down to Lao Cai, we’ll take a turn right after the Sapa town to ride on the rugged winding road through villages of the Red Dzao, H’Mong…we will have chance to see the Chinese border when we get to Lao Cai city. After a hot coffee at the border, we have easy Vietnam motorcycle tour to Bac Ha on the winding, smooth road, crossing some beautiful mountain passes and finish the day in a peaceful village of Bac Ha. We will do home stay with the Tay people.

 

Day 8: Bac Ha – Ha Giang: 180 km ( Offroad motorbike tour to Ha Giang) – B,L,D – Hotel stay03 Motobike (11)

 

It’s a big day of this motorcycle tour in North Vietnam. the ride is quite long and offers most off-road and back road motorbike ride through many villages of the hill tribes. In addition, if we do this tour in the rice season we will have great pictures of the rice terrace fields. It’s quite hard ride for the novice but could be one of the best Vietnam motorcycle tour. We will be in Ha Giang at 5:00 pm. You can choose to stay in town at the hotel or stay in a quiet village of the Tay people nearby Ha Giang.

 

Day 9 : Ha Giang – Dong Van: 150 km  (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

It’s another great ride! After many years riding motorbike to Ha Giang, this ride today still makes us feel excited. The road is mostly quiet (along the Chinese border), the scenery is imposing and the local tribe is unique, that makes the Ha Giang motorbike tour to Dong Van is one of the best motorbike tours in Vietnam. We can have beautiful pictures at every meters of the road. We anyway have to end the day in Dong Van town at around 5 pm. Stay in a guesthouse in town.

 

Day 10: Dong Van – Bao Lac: 160 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

Keep enjoying the Northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Bao Lac. The ride in the morning is still on the Global Rock plateau of Dong Van – Ha Giang so you still have great pictures of the stunning view; especially, we’ll cross the Ma Pi Leng – one of the most beautiful passes in Northern Vietnam that surely makes you stop for picturing even though your camera is being full of beautiful things. The motorbike ride in the afternoon offers a different view of mountain when we’re going down and down along the Nho Que river. We will be at the hotel in Bao Lac around 5:00 pm

 

Day 11: Bao Lac – Ba Be Lake: 150 km (B,l,D – Home stay)IMAG0923

 

Unlike the days before, the motorbike tour to Ba Be lake today is a difference. With the experienced team of Hanoi Motorcycle Tour, you will have great off-road motorbike tour or interesting ride on back countryside roads to Ba Be National park. This short Vietnam motorbike tour Ba Be will finish at the lunch time in the village nearby the lake. After lunch, we will have enjoyable boat tour around Ba Be lake for about 1,5 hour. We’ll stay overnight in the village of the Tay people who live nearby the Ba Be national park.

 

Day 12: Ba Be lake – Hanoi: 240 km (B,L)

 

It’s a big riding day to finish the great motorbike tour in North Vietnam. The experienced team of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert will do the best to keep you away from the big and busy road as long as possible. The last 50 km could be busy ride while we get closer to the city center. We will be back to the hotel and say good bye to our team before rush hours just in order to end your great motorbike trip easily and safely.

 

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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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Motorbike Ho Chi Minh trail

 

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.

Top Vietnam Motorcycle Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail – 11 Days

Northern Vietnam where you can find easily the imposing mountain passes and colorful hill tribes and the Ho Chi Minh trail, the famous historical trail lies along Vietnam on the mountain area are the ideal paces for motorcycle touring in Vietnam. This 11 day Vietnam motorcycle tour will give you full taste of Northwestern Vietnam including Sapa, Mu Cang Chai and Mai Chau and full chance to experience the best part of the Ho Chi Minh trail from Hanoi to Hue and Hoi An. This must be one of the best motorbike tours Vietnam for riders who want to see the North Vietnam and the Ho Chi Minh trail within only 11 days.

 

Tour Route: Hanoi – Sapa – Than uyen – Mu Cang Chai – Phu Yen – Mai Chau – Tan Ky – Phong Nha – Ke Bang – Vinh Moc tunnels – Hue – Hoi An/Da Nang.

 

Please click here to view the route!

 

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Day 0: Take A Night Train To Lao Cai – Sa Pa

 

At 7 PM, Hanoi Motorcycle Tour team with a bus will pick you up at your hotel and escort you to Hanoi Railway station to take a night train to Lao Cai – Sapa. After 8 hours sleep on the train you will be in Lao Cai Railway station in early morning the next day. Get off the train in Lao Cai and go straight to the hotel nearby the station, having breakfast and ready everything to have short motorbike tour to Sapa.

 

Day 1: Short Motorbike Tour Sapa: 100 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)DSC_3113

 

Start the tour to Sapa at 9:00 am. We will have very enjoyable motorbike ride up and up to Sapa town. The town locates at around 1600 meters above sea level so the ride to Sapa is one of the best Northern Vietnam motorbike tours. It offers great view of mountain with terrace fields and give you plenty of chances to visit the rustic villages of the Mong and the Dzao people. We will be in Sapa town at lunch time, after lunch we keep touring around Sapa by motorbike, we will ride along the Muong Hoa valley in which most of the hill tribes in Sapa located in and where you can have the most beautiful pictures of terrace rice fields. We will pay some interesting visits to the Zay, Tay and Mong people along the valley. We get back to Sapa town at 4:00 pm.

 

Day 3: Sapa – Than Uyen: 110 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

In the morning we will do a short walk around Sapa to see colorful market and visit the beautiful Cat Cat village of the Mong people. We will be back to the town for lunch then after that we continue the top Vietnam motorcycle tour to Than Uyen. We will ride up to the top of Sapa on O Qui Ho pass – one of 4 longest and most beautiful passes in the North of Vietnam that take you up to 2000 meters above sea level. This motorbike trip from Sapa could be the most enjoyable motorbike rides in North Vietnam. The ride offers you amazing view of the Hoang Lien mountain ranges for miles and miles. We arrive in Than Uyen by 5 pm.

 

Day 4: Than Uyen – Mu Cang Chai – Phu Yen: 220 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)IMAG0051

 

It’s quite long ride today but it must be the highlight of motorbike tour in North Vietnam with great view of mountain in Mu Cang Chai, Tu Le and many visits to the colorful ethnic people. When we get closer to Phu Yen town we can have short off-road motorbike tour through rice field and village of the Muong and Thai people. We arrive at hotel in Phu Yen at 5:00 pm.

 

Day 5: Phu Yen – Mai Chau: 150 km (B,L,D – Home stay)

 

After breakfast in the hotel, we continue enjoyable motorcycle tour Northern Vietnam. Just after 15 minutes ride, we will be on the Da river bank and enjoy a beautiful motorbike ride along the river on the winding road between the river and mountain with some cute villages of the Muong people along the way. This motorcycle ride reminds you of motorbike tour on coastline in central Vietnam. After crossing the river by a ferry, we motorcycle up and up to Moc Chau town where is famous for green plateau of tea farm locating at 1000 meters above sea level. Lunch is at the simple restaurant in Moc Chau town. After lunch, we keep enjoy touring Northern Vietnam by motorcycling down to Mai Chau valley on the old French road named Hua Tat pass – one of the most beautiful passes in northwest Vietnam. We will finish great Northern Vietnam motorbike tour in Mai Chau at 5:00 pm.

 

Day 6: Mai Chau – Tan Ky: 270 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

We today start the Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike tour. After saying goodbye to the host, we ride through the valley on the backroads and then enjoy a motorbike ride along the Ma river bank through some bamboo forest and rural areas until Cam thuy town where we stop for lunch, after lunch we will have relaxing motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trail to Tan Ky town. We arrive at the hotel around 5 pm.

 

Tan Ky is known as the starting point of the Ho Chi Minh trail during the Vietnam war. At that time the northern communist start to travel down to the south to join the war from Tan Ky, nowadays Tan Ky is a little quiet town located by the side of the Ho Chi Minh trail, surrounded by mountains.

 

Day 7: Tan Ky – Phong Nha – Ke Bang: 280 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)IMAG0930

 

After breakfast, 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 8 : Phong Nha – Khe Sanh: 240 km (B,L,D – Hotel)

 

Today is another highlight of this Top Vietnam Motorcycle Tour. The experienced tour guide of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert will take you on the western Ho Chi Minh trail to Khe Sanh. The western trail is known as the hidden one that the US Army did not know to bomb or destroy because all trail was built under the Phong Nha – Ke Bang rain forest, with the length of more than 200 kilometers we just ride and enjoy the great view of jungle and mountain or stop sometimes to hear/watch the birds or monkeys… There is no doubt it will be one of the best motorcycle tours Vietnam. Especially, after getting out of the Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park we will pay a interesting visit to the former Khe Sanh US Marine base to learn more about the Vietnam War history, hear more about sad stories to know how cruel the war is. We end the long day with enjoyable motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trail in one of the best hotel in Khe Sanh – Thai Ninh hotel.

 

Day 9: Khe Sanh – Vinh Moc Tunnel – Hue: 180 km (B,L,D – Hotel)

 

Today’s motorbike tour to Hue is mostly on the sealed roads. After breakfast we will ride all the way to the east to get closer to the coast of Vietnam where we can pay visits to some interesting historical sites such as: The incredible Vinh Moc tunnels, The Hien Luong bridge or museum of the 17th parallel…after lunch in Quang Tri we will hit the highway No 1 down to city of Hue. Finish a day with full of information in Hue at around 4:30 pmdiadaovinhmoc(1)

 

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 (DMZ). The American forces believed the villagers of Vinh Moc were supplying food and armaments to the North Vietnemese 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 10: Discover the Hidden Charm of Hue: (B,L – Hotel )

 

After western breakfast in hotel, we will have enjoyable tour in Hue by motorbike or by bus for half day or full day depends on your mood. We can choose between 2 options:

Opt 1– Take a easy and relaxing bus tour in Hue to see some famous attractions in half day and another half day for free at leisure.
Opt 2– Take another motorbike tour in Hue to see some famous attractions and Kings’ tombs in the Hue or ride further to outskirts of Hue to discover the hidden charm of the city for whole day. Diner is a great time for you to experience freely the Hue cuisine with royal or casual local style.hue

 

Hue is well known for its historic monuments, which have earned it a place in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The seat of the Nguyen emperors was the Citadel, which occupies a large, walled area on the north side of the Perfume River. Inside the citadel was a forbidden city where only the emperors, concubines, and those close enough to them were granted access; the punishment for trespassing was death. Today, little of the forbidden city remains, though reconstruction efforts are in progress to maintain it as a historic tourist attraction.

Roughly along the Perfume River from Hue lie myriad other monuments, including the tombs of several emperors, including Minh Mang, Khai Đinh, and Tu Duc. Also notable is the Thien Mụ Pagoda, the largest pagoda in Huế and the official symbol of the city.

A number of French-style buildings lie along the south bank of the Perfume River. Among them are Quốc Học High School, the oldest high school in Vietnam, and The Hue Royal Antiquities Museum.

 

Day 11: Hue – Hoi An: 170 km (B,L)

 

End the Top Vietnam Motorcycle Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail with a great motorbike ride along the coastal road Vietnam. At 8:30 am get back to the bikes and get out of the city of Hue with the eastern direction to the Thuan An beach. Once we are on the coastline, we will have very interesting Vietnam motorbike tour through villages of fishermen, through massive and colorful tombs of the local. Especially we will have great ride cross the Hai Van pass, one of the most beautiful passes in Central Vietnam where can offers you a amazing view between the mountain and the ocean, it’s completely different from the things we’ve seen on days before. We will be in Hotel of your choice in Hoi An at about 4:00 pm. Say good bye to the local team of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert and then enjoy your peaceful time in town.

 

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Vietnam Motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh Trail – 7 Days

Vietnam Motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh trail tour is just a name of our motorbike tours on the Ho Chi Minh road/highway through Vietnam from North to South of the country or in reverse, it doesn’t mean the tour will ride all the way on the trail because the Vietnamese government has the trail repaired in year 2000 and it becomes now sealed highway however the The Ho Chi Minh highway/road still offers great mountain view with plenty of interesting things to see such as: hill tribe’s villages with large green rice fields, rubber and coffee farms…

This 7 Day Vietnam motorbike tour Ho Chi Minh trail is one of the best in our collection of Vietnam Motorcycle Tours Ho Chi Minh trail because the roads we ride on the tour is the best part of the trail that show you a amazing views and things from Northern Vietnam to Central Vietnam from rustic lands and rugged roads to the sealed and smooth costal roads in Central Vietnam. Hoi An ancient town is an ideal place to cheer up and relax after ending the motorcycle riding trip.

 

Toure Route: Hanoi – Mai Chau Valley – Tan Ky – Phong  Nha-Ke Bang – Khe Sanh – Ving Moc tunnel – Hue – Hoi An

 

Please click here to view the route!

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Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau: 170 km (L,D – Home stay)

 

Start the Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trail from the western outskirt of Hanoi at 9:00 am. From here it takes only one and a half hour to get far away from the bustle of the city, Just a short motorbike ride from Hanoi city we will be in mountain area and can have relax time on motorbikes. After lunch in An Lac (Hoa Binh province) We will have one of the best North Vietnam motorbike tours, the ride is through endless limestone mountain with some cute houses on stilted of the Muong people (It reminds you of the Natural World heritage – Halong bay), at the end of the back-road that is chosen by the team of Hanoi Motorcycle Tour you will be surprised again at amazing view of the Da river lake. After taking some pictures we continue enjoyable riding along the river through some bamboo forest and peaceful villages. We will be in Mai Chau valley at 4:30 pm.DSC_0019

 

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

 

After breakfast and saying good bye to the host, we will have very interesting Mai Chau motorbike tour through rustic villages of the Thai people and green rice fields. When we get out of the valley, we will keep riding on a small, spectacular and paved trail along the Ma river until Cam Thuy town where we stop for lunch. After lunch, just enjoy a relaxing motorcycle ride on Ho Chi Minh trail all the way to Tan Ky. We arrive Tan Ky town at about 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 stay)

 

After simple breakfast in local restaurant, we continue the Vietnam Motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trail to Phong Nha and Ke Bang. The ride offers some stops to see the green tea farm, villages of hill tribes…Especially, the Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike ride in the afternoon is great, it reminds you again of lime stone mountains in Halong bay. The karst formation of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park has evolved since the Paleozoic (some 400 million years ago) and so is the oldest major karst area in Asia. Subject to massive tectonic changes, the park’s karst landscape is extremely complex with many geographic features of considerable significance. The vast area, extending to the border of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, contains spectacular formations including 65 km of caves and underground rivers.

 

Day 4: Phong Nha – Khe Sanh 220 Km. (B,L,D – Hotel stay)IMAG0930

 

We can have some different options to ride from Phong Nha to Khe Sanh. Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert recommends to ride on the western Ho Chi Minh trail. The western trail is known as the hidden trail that the Us Army did never know to bomb, the trail runs 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 mountain view. The ride on this trail could be one the best motorcycle tours Vietnam; Especially, after getting out of the Phong Nha National park, we will get chance to visit the former US Merine Base with tunnels, Air base and a interesting museum of Khe Sanh.

 

Day 5: Khe Sanh – Vinh Moc tunnel – Hue: 180 Km. (B,L,D – Hotel stay)

 

After the western breakfast in hotel, we will leave the Ho Chi Minh trail to ride on another historical road No 9 to the east and get closer to the coast of Vietnam. It is short Vietnam motorbike tour but we should pay a lot of visits to some interesting historical sites such as: Hien Luong bridge – known as the symbol of border between the north and the south of Vietnam, museum of the 17th parallel and the famous Vinh Moc tunnel. After lunch nearby the tunnels, we will have short motorcycle tour to Hue. Arrive beautiful city of Hue at around 5:00 pm.diadaovinhmoc(1)

 

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 Vietnemese 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: Touring around Hue (B,L – Hotel stay)

 

After breakfast in Hotel, we will have enjoyable time to discover the charm of Hue city. Base on your mood, we can take a motorcycle tour around Hue to see some tombs of the kings along the Huong river or have an easy bus tour around the city. We will be back to city to have lunch at one of the famous food streets in Hue. In the afternoon, take your free time to relax at the beach or have more walk around Hue or do some shopping. Diner is on your own, just fell free to enjoy your favourite food in Hue.hue

 

Hue is one of 3 capital cities of Vietnam during thousand years of history, but unlike the others, Hue remains a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City.

On the Northern bank of Perfume River has relics consisting of palaces, which were constructed as arc defensive ramparts with 11km length. This valuable construction includes more than 100 architectural works which were extremely reflected the life of Emperors and mandarins under Nguyen’ reign. Situated in the middle of hills on the Southern bank of Perfume River are very beautiful tombs of Nguyen Kings. Among these tombs are the four famous ones with the name and the arrangements of the tomb reflected each Emperor’s points of view, personality, and tastes. This is majestic Gia Long tomb, imposing Minh Mang tomb, poetic Tu Duc tomb and magnificent Khai Dinh tomb.

Hue is also an important center of Buddhism. In Hue and its surrounding still exist tens of pagodas constructed more 300 years ago, and a hundred of temples and pagodas built in the early century. They take an important role in making Hue more attractive.

 

Day 7: Hue – Hoi An: 160 km (B,L)

 

It’s another highlight of this 7 Day Vietnam motorbike tour. After checking out the hotel, we will head to the coastal outskirt of Hue and have enjoyable coastline motorbike tour down to Da Nang, the ride is almost on the countryside roads through some villages of the fishermen who spend a lot of money to built very big and colorful tombs for their ancestors. After the ride on those back-roads, we will have another coastlines motorbike tour on Hai Van pass. It’s must be one of the best motorbike rides along the coast. We will get to Hoi An or Da Nang at around 4:00 pm. Check in the hotel of your choice and say good bye to the local team of Hanoi Motorcycle Tour. Take your time to have rest in Hoi An before flying back home.

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.