Motorbike Trip from Hanoi to Saigon via Ho Chi Minh Trails 15 days

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15 days



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Hanoi – Mai Chau – Phong Nha Cave – Quang Tri Province – Hoi An Ancient Town – My Son Sanctuary – Kon Tum – Buon Ma Thuot – Da Lat – Ho Chi Minh City

Let’s venture deep into a variety of Vietnamese routes. On the motorbike, you will conquer the DMZ, Khe Sanh battle site, and relax in Hoi An ancient town. From the North to the South, you have the opportunity to interact with the Thai hill tribe and other tribal villages. You have to pass many types of roads. Although the government has already constructed some new roadways, there are still many areas on tracks and short-cuts that off-road riders test riding skills.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ha Noi - Hoa Binh Province - Thung Khe - Mai Chau

Morning:- Around 8:30: Pick up from your hotel to our bike shop- Choose a motorbike and start to go the westward to Mai Chau- Ride on Highway 6, passing extensive farming lands, we take a rest and have light lunch in Hoa Binh provinceAfternoon:- Cross Thung Khe pass to Mai Chau valleyNight:- Dine out in the village- Dance and share a range of unique liquors (rice wine) with the locals- Stay overnight on the stilts of Thai ethnicMeals: Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Homestay in Mai Chau Activities: - Ride a total of 160 km from Hanoi center to Mai Chau- Dance and try locals wine with locals
Day 2

Day 2: Mai Chau - Ho Chi Minh Highway - Tan Ky

Morning:- Finish breakfast and check out your room in Mai Chau- Continue head south, following the banks of Ma river- Your motor wheel continues rolling on Ho Chi Minh Highway - which Lao border is on the other side- Refresh with locals lunch on the wayAfternoon:- Move to the coastal side- Have dinner in the native restaurant and stay in Tan Ky peaceful townMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Tan Ky Activities: - Finish riding itinerary 268km from Mai Chau to Tan Ky
Day 3

Day 3: Tan Ky - Kim Lien village - Pho Chau Town - Dong Loc Intersection - Huong Khe Town

Morning:- Pack your back and be ready for your next adventure to central Vietnam- Pay a visit to President Ho's birthplace - Kim Lien village- Via Thanh Chuong district, you cross the Lam river and merge into Ho Chi Minh highways- Have lunch and break in Pho Chau townAfternoon:- Continue to Dong Loc intersection, which is the beginning of the Ho Chi Minh Trail- Pass through remote backcountry and reach Huong Khe TownNight:- Have dinner at a local restaurant and stay overnight at mini-hotelMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Mini-hotel in Huong Khe Town Activities: - Visit Ho Chi Minh President's birthplace - Kim Lien village- Watch Dong Loc intersection- Total distance: 160km
Day 4

Day 4: Huong Khe - Khe Ve Intersection - Pheo - Phong Nha

Morning:- Say goodbye to Huong Khe town, and you continue to ride to Khe Ve Intersection and Pheo - the first branch of Ho Chi Minh Trail into Laos- Along with Pheo, we arrive in Phong Nha and have lunch in a local restaurantAfternoon:- Get on a dragon boat to discover one of Nature World Heritage Sites - Phong Nha caveNight:- Have dinner and rest in the hotelMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Phong Nha National Park Activities: - Conquer the route from Huong Khe to Khe Ve Intersection and Pheo with a total distance of 210km- Discover Phong Nha cave
Day 5

Day 5: Phong Nha - Truong Son National Cemetery - Dong Ha Town

Morning:- Fulfill with breakfast and ready for a new day on quite a highway- The first short stop is Truong Son National Cemetery, where you learn more about the American war and pay your respect to soldiers who died on the trail- Then cross the Ben Tat Bridge to reach Dong Ha town- Check in the hotel and have lunchAfternoon:- Drive and visit the mystic Vinh Moc Tunnel and the famous DMZ, Doc Mieu firebase, and historic Hien Luong bridgeNight:- Back to Dong Ha town to relax and have dinnerMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Dong Ha Town Activities: - Visit Truong Son National Cemetery- Stay in Dong Ha Town and look in on Vinh Moc Tunnel, famous DMZ, Doc Mieu firebase, Hien Luong bridge
Day 6

Day 6: Dong Ha - Khe Sanh - Dakrong Bridge - Ta Rut - A Luoi

Morning:- After finishing breakfast in Dong Ha Town, we continue to climb into Truong Son foothills- It takes you about 16km to reach Dakrong Bridge from Khe Sanh on a winding and narrow road- On the way, you will glimpse Huang Hoa District, which is Khe Sanh Base near Laos to secure highway 9 and Ta Con Airbase- Have lunch in Khe SanhAfternoon:- Go through Dakrong Bridge to near the town of Ta Rut and interact with Pa Co ethnic- Pass over to picturesque Pe Ke Pass, then arrive at A Luoi to stayNight:- Recharge with dinner in a local restaurant and overnight in A LuoiMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouse in A Luoi Activities: - Riding a total of 200km from Dong Ha Town to A Luoi- Conquer the winding and narrow road at Khe Sanh- Go through Dakrong Bridge and visit Pa Co ethnic- Contemplate Ke Ke Pass scenic
Day 7

Day 7: A Luoi - Truong Son Mountain Range - Thanh My - Hoi An

Morning:- Say goodbye to A Luoi with a fresh breakfast- Cross the stunning passes on a peaceful road and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Truong Son mountain range- Pass around 68km from Hien to Thanh My on an easy road challenge- Lunch in a restaurant on the wayAfternoon:- Finish the last distance of the day from Ai Nghia to Hoi An ancient town on a bumpier road- Arrive in Hoi AnNight:- Free to chill in the ancient town and have dinner on your ownMeals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: - Cross the Truong Son mountain range- Ride around 240km from A Luoi to Hoi An
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An Free day

Morning:- Enjoy the serene morning in Hoi An with breakfast- Discover the ancient trading centre - Hoi An, in your leisure timeMeals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: - Explore Hoi An by yourself
Day 9

Day 9: Hoi An - My Son - Phuoc Son

Morning:- Check out the room in Hoi An. We continue the trip to My Son Sanctuary, the UNESCO World Heritage- Explore the quintessentially constructed temple system of the ancient Cham- Continue along the river, climb up the hill as the water rushing beside- Have lunch on the way in Dong PhuAfternoon and Night:- Arrive in Kham Duc or Phuoc Son in the middle of the afternoon- Spend the rest of the day relaxing in the peaceful Kham Duc townMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Kham Duc Activities: - Visit My Son Sanctuary to learn more about ancient Cham cultural- Total riding is about 200km
Day 10

Day 10: Kham Duc - Kon Tum

Morning:- Fulfill your energy with breakfast at the hotel, and be ready to continue your challenge on the bumpy section of Highway 14 to Kon Tum- Ride through Lo Xo Pass; we will visit De and Trying minorities on the way- You have the opportunity to cross-hanging bridges that are built by the local- Have lunch at Tan Canh and visit the village of Se DangAfternoon:- Pass through Dak To, one of the essential towns and battlegrounds of the Vietnam War- Visit the Catholic church and orphanage, which runs by a group of French nunsOptional: If time is enough, we can take a look at Bahnar village near the townNight:- Stay overnight in Kon TumMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Dac Bla Hotel in Kon Tum Activities: - Continue the trip from Kham Duc to Kon Tum with a total ride of 190km- Interact with De and Trying minorities- Pass through essential town Dak To of the Vietnam War- Visit the village of Se Dang, the Catholic church and orphanage
Day 11

Day 11: Kon Tum - Buon Me Thuot

Morning:- Continue riding on 14 Highway that linking Kon Tum, Pleiku, and Buon Me Thuot- Refresh and have lunch at Pleiku, then pass through Tun river and the Gia RaiAfternoon:- Glimpse the site of the last battle of the Vietnam war in March 1975Night:- Relax at the stop by the beer parlours or local coffee grown in the region. Here, you can buy some special and the best coffee in Vietnam to bring back home- Have dinner and check-in at the hotel in Buon Me ThuotMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Thang Loi hotel in Buon Me Thuot Activities: - The riding pass through the site of the last battle of the Vietnam war- Visit the most significant ethnic's village that has the best coffee in Vietnam- Total of riding: 240km from Kon Tum to Buon Me Thuot
Day 12

Day 12: Buon Me Thuot - Lak Lake - Da Lat

Morning:- Say goodbye to Buon Me Thuot. We drive to Lak Lake on Rte. 27, a little paved road- Take a break for a breather and go for a swim in the lake- Have lunch by the bank of the lake and listen to the stories of 31 different ethnic groups in Dac LacAfternoon:- Continue to Da Lat on the picturesque road. You have to cross Krong No, Chuoi, and Phu Son pass on the way- We will arrive in Da Lat in the late afternoonNight:- Explore Da Lat on your way and enjoy the unique weather at night in Da LatMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Da Lat Activities: - Continue the trip from Buon Me Thuot, enjoy lunch by the bank of Lak lake- Cross Krong No, Chuoi, and Phu Son pass to reach Da Lat hilltown
Day 13

Day 13: Da Lat Free Day

Morning and Afternoon:- Have breakfast at the hotel in Da Lat and discover the "City of Flower" by yourselfNight:- Let your body relax overnight in the hotel after a busy dayMeals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Da lat Activities: - Discover the "City of flower" Da Lat by yourself
Day 14

Day 14: Da Lat - Cat Tien National Park

Morning:- Today is a new adventure ride to Cat Tien National Park on Road 20- Explore the headquarters of the Vietnamese army during the war. American soldiers destroyed the forest with herbicides like the defoliant Agent Orange. Nowadays, Nam Cat Tien is the World Network of Biosphere Reserves recognized by UNESCONight:- After a day's visit to the natural beauty in Nam cat Tien park, we will stay at the guest house overnightMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Guest house in Nam Cat Tien Activities: - Visit Cat Tien National Park where the historical site of the Vietnam war, and the World Network of Biosphere Reserves
Day 15

Day 15: Cat Tien Park - Ho Chi Minh City

Morning and Afternoon:- Enjoy the fresh atmosphere at Cat Tien National Park before going back to bustle in Ho Chi Minh- Your motorbike will hit the busy road to Ho Chi Minh city- Stop at the train station where your motorbike adventure endsBestPrice Travel hopes to see you next time!Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: NA Activities: - Riding back to Ho Chi Minh city from Cat Tien National Park

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* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner daily.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
* Boat trips as specified.

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  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
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  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

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  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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