After the long period of researching and exploring the routes, the experts of Vietnam motorbike tour proudly introduce the 12 day motorbike tours on Ho Chi Minh trail, which is specially designed to meet the need of adventurous tourists. During 12 days and more than 1700km, you will be amazed by the beauty of Vietnam with the yellow paddy fields, the vivid life of tribe people, the massive limestone mountains as well as the historical relics reflecting the severe years of Vietnamese. Grasp this chance and explore an authentic Vietnam with Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tours.
Highlights: Hanoi – Phu Yen – Mai Chau – Tan Ky – Phong Nha – Khe Sanh – Vinh Moc tunnels – Hue – Hoi An – Kon Tum – Buon Me Thuat – Lak Lake – Nha Trang.
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DAY 1: HANOI – PHU YEN ( 165 KM – , L, D )
From Hanoi, our guide from Vietnam motorbike tour will pick you up at the hotel and get out of the busy city. We head to the west of Hanoi. After more than 1 hour, our motorcycle team will be at the bank of Da River and cross it by ferry.
After crossing the Da River, you will ride on the back roads with the stunning views of mountains and forests with the rustic villages and the enormous paddy fields. It could be the highlight of the northern Vietnam motorbike tours and it remarks the 1st day of this 12 day motorbike journey.
We will come at Phu Yen town at roughly 4:30 pm and have one night stay there in the hotel.
DAY 2: PHU YEN – MAI CHAU ( 150 KM – B, L, D )
After breakfast with traditional Vietnamese noodle-Pho, our Vietnam motorbike crew will continue the holiday to explore the North of Vietnam. We will ride to Mai Chau valley, just about 150km. On the way, you will have some breaks to take photo and enjoy the cooling atmosphere.
After Phu Yen town, we will ride along winding Da River, which could be compared with riding on the coastal line on Ho Chi Minh Trail.
We keep heading up to the Moc Chau plateau, riding through many marvelous mountains and extending tea plantations. Lunch is served in Moc Chau town. Afterward, our Vietnam motorcycle crew will take turn to Hua Tat pass; an old road built by French with the glorious views of mountainous area.
We reach Mai Chau valley at 5:00pm and have one night stay here, prepare for the next day with Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail.
DAY 3: MAI CHAU – TAN KY ( 260 KM – B, L, D )
In the morning, we will have chance to explore the beauty of traditional villages of Thai people, and then interesting riding through bamboo forests and wonderful terraced paddy fields.
Our northern Vietnam motorbike tours will get to Ngoc Lac town for lunch at a local restaurant. It is followed by the sealed roads and relaxing motorcycle trip on Ho Chi Minh road to Tan Ky town. We will stay one night in this small town.
DAY 4: TAN KY – PHONG NHA – KE BANG ( 280 KM – B, L, D )
Tan Ky town is considered as the starting point of this legendary Trail- Ho Chi Minh Trail. This was the gathering place of army forces and the starting point to transport foods and stuffs to the battle fields in the south of Vietnam. Currently, it is a small town located near the Ho Chi Minh town, where still imprints a heroic past of Vietnam history
In the morning, we will have a light meal at local restaurant and then ride down to South Vietnam with Vietnam motorbike tours on Ho Chi Minh trail. You will ride on the rugged roads with the natural views and the daily life of local residents. This could be considered the best part of motorcycle tour on Ho Chi Minh legendary Trail.
DAY 5: PHONG NHA – KHE SANH ( 220 KM – B, L, D )
From Phong Nha to Khe Sanh, Vietnam Motorcycle Ride team will take you on the western Ho Chi Minh Trail, which is different from other companies. This Trail is known as the hidden trail to avoid the bomb of US Army, which runs through the Phong Nha –Ke Bang national park. In the distance of more than 200km, you are supposed to see more landscapes and relics than motorbikes. This part is the highlight of the whole Vietnam motorbike tours from North to South on Ho Chi Minh Trail.
After getting out of Phong Nha Ke Bang, we will visit the former marine base of US enemy: Khe Sanh. Coming to Khe Sanh nowadays, you can see the air base, the tunnel system and the museum with remnants of the past.
We will finish the great western Vietnam Motorbike Tours Ho Chi Minh Trail and have one overnight in Khe Sanh, before heading to other landmarks.
DAY 6: KHE SANH – VINH MOC – HUE ( 170 KM – B, L, D )
Unlike the north Vietnam motorbike tours, you will have chance to visit many historical places with motorcycle tour on Ho Chi Minh trail.
The motorbike tour today on Ho Chi Minh Trail will be another great experience with the long distance and the chances to visit historical relics. We will ride through the historical road No 9 along Dakrong River and ride closer to sea direction. Our Vietnam motorbike crew will pass the Hien Luong bridge- the boundary between North and South of Vietnam in American war, museum of the 17th parallel and Vinh Moc tunnel.
After lunch nearby the tunnel, we will keep riding motorbike to Hue and have one night to enjoy this romantic and poetic city.
DAY 7: HUE – HOI AN ( 160 KM – B, L, D )
The path from Hue to Hoi An is really stunning and could be the most fascinating part with Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trail. You will ride around Hue city in the morning, head to the suburban area and follow the Road No.1 to Hoi An. After crossing Hai Van pass, one of the most epic passes in Vietnam with the amazing views of the bay bellow, you will reach Da Nang and gear up to Hoi An town.
We will stay in Hoi An to enjoy its beauty at night.
DAY : HOI AN SIGHTSEEING ( B, L )
After the breakfast in Hoi An, you can go for a walk around that town to enjoy its peaceful moments in the morning and see many famous and eye-catching architectures, such as: the Japanese bridge, Chinese temples, local markets and the traditional houses. You can enjoy your free time in the afternoon by riding motorcycle to some traditional villages around Hoi An town or heading to the sea direction to enjoy a relaxing day on the beautiful beaches.
DAY 9: HOI AN – KON TUM ( 210 KM – B, L, D )
Today will be another highlight day with Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trail, when we ride to the Central Highland of Vietnam, where you can see the ethnic minorities with different lifestyle from ones that we have seen in the northern Vietnam motorbike tours.
We departs from Hoi An at about 8:30 am and head up to Kon Tum. You will have the chance to ride through many rural areas with traditional villages such as: incense making, basket making village or rice paper manufacturing.. we will also cross My Son sanctuary with the ancient Cham towers, which are typical of Hinduism.
After that, our Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tours keeps riding through breath-taking landscapes with many tribes of Churu, Tay and Nung people who live on 2 sides of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. We will approach Phoenix airport and some important historical vestiges in that area before reaching Kon Tum at 5:00 pm.
One night in Kon Tum will end the 9th day with Vietnam motorbike tours on Ho Chi Minh Trail.
DAY 10: KON TUM – PLEIKU ( 180 KM – B, L, D )
Today’s riding is not a long one, but you will have a range of visits and stops on Ho Chi Minh Trail. We will start the motorbike tour at 8:00 am by dropping into a Bana village, and then riding to Peiku with many breathtaking sceneries. We will pass by a lake which is considered as “the Eyes of Pleiku”- the sea lake.
You will have chances to see the vast rubber plantation and many rustic villages along the way. It will be a great experience to learn and know more about their life as well as their unique culture.
We will finish motorbike tours central highland Vietnam from Kon Tum to Pleiku at about 5:00 pm in Buon Me Thuot city.
DAY 11: BUON ME THUOT – LAK LAKE ( 100 KM – B, L, D )
It will be really enjoyable when riding motorbike to Lak Lake today. After a short distance, we will come to the Lak Lake with many interesting things around. You are supposed to see the coffee plantation and have chance to taste many kinds of coffee, or take a look at Dray Sap and Dray Nu waterfalls (the biggest waterfalls in Vietnam) or simply take a short trek to Elephant Mountain to enjoy the panoramic view of the whole region. It is another highlight Vietnam motorcycle tours in central Highland.
We come to Lak Lake in the early afternoon. Enjoy your peaceful night in the hotel facing directly to this lake.
DAY 12: LAK LAKE – NHA TRANG ( 215 KM – B, L )
From Lak Lake, the riding today will be quite long but full of excitements when we hit the road to Nha Trang, a beautiful city near the sea. This will be really stunning when crossing many spectacular mountains, the colorful hill tribes or see the long beaches. In the morning, you can enjoy riding elephant or take the boat to visit M’nong village. Afterward, our last day of Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tours continues to head to Nha Trang.
You are going to enjoy the natural hot water springs, visiting Cham village or fishing villages. At about 4: pm, we will reach Nha Trang.
It is the end of 12 day tour with Vietnam motorbike tour team on Ho Chi Minh Trail. Hope that this amazing motorbike holiday has left you many good impressions about Vietnam and our company. We want to accompany with you in the futures with many other interesting tours to explore this S-shaped country.