Nearly 40 years have gone by, but whenever talking about Vietnam War, it is unforgettable to remind the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail, the main vein linking North and South of Vietnam. This road was constructed in 1959 and maintained its capacity in more than 17 years.
A new Ho Chi Minh road was constructed from North to the South in 2000. However, some parts of the old trail are still remained for tourists who want to explore the real feeling of this historical road, especially motorcyclists.
Join the tour with Vietnam motorbike team, our experienced and knowledgeable guide will lead you through this legendary Trail. From Hanoi, our Vietnam motorbike crew will ride to Mai Chau, and then take turn to the South of Vietnam. You will be stunned by the landscapes on 2 sides of the roads, with the magnificent mountains, rustic villages of ethic people as well as their vivid life. It is the combination of the northern Vietnam motorbike tours and the motorcycle tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail. We can provide you many choices, which are specially tailored to meet your need, so don’t hesitate to contact us to explore an authentic and real Vietnam.
Highlights: Hanoi -Mai Chau – Tan Ky – Phong Nha – Khe Sanh – Hue – Hoi An – Kon Tum – Buon Me Thuot – Nha Trang – Da Lat – Cat Tien – Sai Gon.
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DAY 1: HANOI – MAI CHAU ( 190 KM – L, D )
In the morning, our guide will come and pick you up at the hotel, take the bus to the suburban area to start the northern Vietnam motorbike tours. We will ride to Mai Chau afterward.
After lunch in An Lac ( Hoa Binh province) our Vietnam motorbike team to the North can see the charming karst mountains, which is considered as Ha Long bay on land. You will be stunned by the panoramic view of enormous paddy fields running along the tree rows.
We reach Mai Chau in late afternoon. One night overstay in traditional house-on-stilt of Thai minority people will bring you many good memories on the journey with Vietnam motorbike tours from the North of Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh road. It is the end of the 1st day with Vietnam motorcycle team.
DAY 2: MAI CHAU – TAN KY ( 290 KM – B, L, D )
After the wonderful day, our Vietnam motorbike team continues to ride around the tranquil villages, and then follows the off roads with poetic views running along the Ma River until Cam Thuy town, where we can stop for lunch.
From now on, our Vietnam motorbike team can hit the road on the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail. We will ride to Tan Ky town, where we can spend the night in the hotel.
Tan Ky is a small town, situated on two sides of Ho Chi Minh Trail. Far away from main city, it is the good place for you to explore the local life of indigenous residents here.
DAY 3: TAN KY – PHONG NHA ( 280 KM – B, L, D )
We can start the 3rd day with Vietnam motorcycle tour from North to the center of Vietnam by a light breakfast, followed by the ride on the trail to Pho Chau for a break and see Ho Chi Minh Trail victory monument. Unlike the northern Vietnam motorbike tour, you can see many historical relics along the Ho Chi Minh road.
After that, we keep riding to Phong Nha Ke Bang, one of the most magnificent cave systems in the world, which was considered by UNESCO as world heritage. This area dated back from 4000 million years ago with many complicated geographic structures, creating the unique attractiveness for this national park. It extends to the border of Laos PDR, with the length of more than 65km of caves and underground rivers.
We stay one night in hotel in Phong Nha, it remark the 3rd day Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tours.
DAY 4: PHONG NHA – KHE SANH ( 220 KM – B, L, D )
From Phong Nha – Ke Bang, you have 2 choices of road for this journey on Ho Chi Minh Trail; one in the eastern side and another is on the opposite side. With the experiences of our guide, it is recommended that we bike on the western Ho Chi Minh Trail, where you can see many glorious mountain ranges and primitive forests.
Besides, motorbike tour to the south of Vietnam delivers you the chance to visit the former US marine base with the system of tunnels, air base and some war museums on that area. It is promisingly the best part of Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour.
We will stay overnight in Khe Sanh and prepare for the next day with motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail.
DAY 5: KHE SANH – VINH MOC TUNNEL – HUE ( 190 KM – B, L, D )
On the 5th day, our Vietnam motorbike crew will ride from the west to the east, along the 17th parallel, which used to be the boundary between the North and the South of Vietnam in the war. We are supposed to stop at some historical vestiges to take a look and understand more about the severe years of Vietnamese such as Hien Luong bridge, Vinh Moc tunnel, etc..
Our motorbike team keeps riding along the highway No.1 from Quang Tri to Hue. We will reach Hue at roughly 4:30pm and ends the 5th day with Vietnam motorcycle tours on Ho Chi Minh trail.
DAY 6: HUE – HOI AN ( 160 KM – B, L, D )
You will have the opportunities to explore that romantic city-Hue in the morning and some attractions in suburban areas. It is followed by the motorbike ride on the National highway 1 in the afternoon from Hue to Hoi An.
Vietnam motorbike tour guide will lead you through Hai Van pass (Cloudy pass). Just after 30 minutes from Hai Van pass, we will reach Hoi An, one of the most famous attractions in the center of Vietnam. This town used to be an important trading harbor in the 16 and 17th century.
The motorcycle ride from Da Nang to Hoi An could be the highlight of the whole motorbike tours in Vietnam because you will ride along the coastal line of Vietnam, one thing that differentiate Vietnam motorcycle tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail from north Vietnam motorbike tours.
DAY 7: HOI AN SIGHSEEING
Besides the historical and cultural attractions in Hoi An, this town is also really well-known for its long and marvelous beaches. In the afternoon, we make short motorbike tours central Vietnam to the Cua Dai beach or rent the bike to cycle along the windy paddy fields from Hoi An town to coastal area, just about 4km. At night, you can enjoy a cup of coffee on the bank of Thu Bon river, listen to the traditional music and explore the beauty of Hoi An by night with the colorful and shining lanterns.
DAY 8: HOI AN – KON TUM ( 290 KM – B, L, D )
After Hoi An, our Vietnam motorbike tours on Ho Chi Minh Trail continues to head to Phuoc Son (or called Kham Duc). You will cross the Lo Su pass and ride through many tribe villages of Ba Na ethic minority, scattering sparsely in the hills and remote areas. Our Vietnam motorcycle crew rides near the border with Laos PDR and then takes turn to Kon Tum.
We will have one night stay in Kon Tum town. End 8th day central Vietnam motorbike tours.
DAY 9: KON TUM – BUON MA THUOT ( 240 KM – B, L, D )
Today’s riding will be one of the most highlight parts of the Vietnam motorcycle tours when we head to Central highland. We will pass Pleiku city, cross the Ia Drang valley battlefield and then gear up to Buon Ma Thuot (or Buon Me Thuot), the city which used to be a severe battlefield in the American war. This city is really well-known for its productivity of coffee in Vietnam. On the motorbike tour today, we can cross many coffee farms, extending vastly to the horizon. You can enjoy this cooling atmosphere and the sunlight of this colorful central highland of Vietnam.
At late afternoon, we arrive in Buon Ma Thuot and stay in the homestay. It is the end of the 9th day with Vietnam motorbike tours on Ho Chi Minh Trail.
DAY 10: BUON MA THUOT – NHA TRANG ( 190 KM – B, L, D )
From Buon Me Thuot, Vietnam motorbike tour will take you through the easy-to-drive roads, out of Tay Son highlands and head down to coast, follow the highway 1 to the north of Nha Trang. You need to hold your breaths to not be shocked by what nature can offer to you: the magnificent cliffs being grinded by waves day and night, the long sandy beaches and the coral reefs in the clean water. This could be the highlight of central Vietnam motorbike tours.
You can enjoy your evening to discover this sea city and stay overnight in the hotel, before exploring this beauty tomorrow with Vietnam motorbike tour.
DAY 11: NHA TRANG RELAXING
You will a free day to enjoy the vacation on the glorious beaches and get a sunbath. Take your time to try the seafood in that city and enjoy relaxing time after long days riding on Ho Chi Minh Trail. It is recommended that you could join some boat tour to explore some islands nearby the Nha Trang bay. Today is something different, it could be the most relaxing day during your motorcycle tours in Vietnam.
DAY 12: NHA TRANG – DA LAT ( 170 KM – B, L, D )
From Nha Trang, our motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail will head up to a highland city, which is well-known for its romance-Da Lat. This part will be the high spot of the whole motorcycle tour in Vietnam when passing the quiet trails, listening to the sound of wind and immerging yourself in the sceneries of mountains.
We come to Da Lat in the afternoon. Enjoy your night at this romantic city by going for a walk or simply taking a cup of coffee and hear the breath of this city.
DAY 13: MOTORBIKE TOURS AROUND DA LAT ( 50 KM – B, L, D )
Being well-known as the city of love, Da Lat attracts many tourists to come here to sightsee the beauty of nature with the pine forests, the ancient building built under French colonization, the magnificent waterfalls as well as the enormous and colorful flower gardens. This city is also famous for its weather, with enough 4 seasons in 1 day, which can satisfy even the toughest and the most hot-temper tourist.
You will have one full day to ride motorbike around to discover this fame and the endless charms of this city.
DAY 14: DA LAT – CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK ( 190 KM – B, L, D )
From Da Lat, Vietnam motorbike tours on Ho Chi Minh Trail will follow the road No.20 to Cat Tien national park. In the war time, Vietnamese army used that area as the head quarter because it is densely forested area. The national park has suffered from intense devastation from American soldiers when it was extensively sprayed with defoliant Agent Orange. There still exist many barren lands because of the side effect of this chemical substance.
We will stay in the guest house of Cat Tien national park before heading to Ho Chi Minh City ( Sai Gon ) tomorrow.
DAY 15: CAT TIEN – SAIGON ( 160 KM – B, L, D )
From Cat Tien national park, our Vietnam motorcycle crew will ride to Ho Chi Minh City, the economic center of the whole country. The distance is short, but it can take time to reach here because of the traffic jam in the suburban areas of Ho Chi Minh City. We will ride to train station and park the motorbike here.
And it is the end of the Grand Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tours. In more than 2 weeks staying together, hope that you did have really good memories and full of valuable experiences. In the future, it is our honor to cooperate and deliver to you many other interesting tours to discover this beloved S-shaped country.
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