Trip starts from: Hanoi
Trip ends in ; Saigon
Day 01: Arrival in Hanoi.
Upon arrival to airport, met and transfered to hotel in Hanoi by driver and
tourguide, time at leisure.. Dinner in famous restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 02: Hanoi sightseeing .
Take a visit to Ho Chi Minh complex including mausoleum, presidential palace,
his house on stilt and one pillar pagoda . Then we visit '' Hanoi Hilton'' ,
temple of literature -first university in Viet Nam .Have lunch, after that the
ethnology museum will be our next destination where the images , objects , a few
houses of 54 ethnic group are displayed .Drive to the old quarter which include
''36 ancient streets '' set up since 15th century for cyclo tour , walking
around the Returned-Sword lake ,visit Ngoc Son temple. We enjoin water puppet
show , highlighted art of Vietnamese .Dinner included , Overnight in Hanoi. (B)
Day 03: Hanoi Mai Chau. (Distance: 140 km)
In the morning we take a short bus drive the Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum on the
outskirts of Hanoi. The museum is a great place to learn about the historic
trail which we will ride on. After the visit to the museum we will jump on our
Minsks and spend sometime to get familiar with the bikes.
Now, lets begin our adventure. We will ride on Highway 6 passing extensive
farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads
punctuated by limestone karst scenery.
After a light lunch in Hoa Binh Town, the capital of Hoa Binh Province, we cross
two short mountain passes then descent to the mountain valley settlement of Mai
Chau. Dinner and overnight in a traditional stilt house of the Thai people. (B)
From Ha Noi to Mai CHau
Mai Chau Tan Ki. (Distance : 258 km)
Say goodbye to the villagers we then head south on a beautiful winding road
which follow the banks of the Ma River. After some hours riding on undulating
quiet road we join the new Ho Chi Minh Highway. This newly carved route leads us
due south, through remote back country , not far from the Laos border. Lunch
will be on the way with local foods. In the afternoon we cut eastward towards
the coast and stay overnight in the peaceful town, which is close to where Ho
Chi Minh was born. Overnight at the hotel. (B)
Day 05: Tan Ki Phong Nha. (Distance : 230 km ) Mortobike
we are heading to one of World Natural Heritage, Phong Nha Cave on windy
road with stunning scenery of a National Park. Lunch on the way in a local
After lunch, we continue on the quiet highway and pass by Dong Loc Intersection,
(main junction for supply lines during the war) which is widely regarded in
Vietnamese eyes as the beginning of Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Wll arrive in Phong Nha around 5 pm. Overnight in a mini hotel. (B)
: Phong Nha Dong Hoi (Quang Binh). (Distance: 50
In the morning, we take a boat trip to visit Phong Nha Cave, a World Natural
Heritage with a lot of beautiful stalagtiles and stalagmites in different
Lunch in the town and the heading to Dong Hoi, where you may have a party on a
beautiful beach with many kind of fresh seafood,
Overnight in a mini hotel. (B)
Day 07: Dong Hoi Dong Ha (Quang Tri). (Distance: 176 km)
Todays ride is also on the new, quiet highway. Along the way, we will have a
short stop at Truong Son National Cemetery to pay respect to the soldiers who
fought and died on the trail during the American War. After here we head to Dong
Ha Town passing Ben Tat Bridge, built by the VC over the Ben Hai River.
Arriving in Dong Ha, we will check into the hotel, and have some lunch. In the
afternoon, we dride to the mystic Vinh Moc Tunnel and the famous DMZ, Doc Mieu
fire base and the historic Hien Luong Bridge. (B)
Dinner and overnight in Dong Ha town.
Day 08: Dong Ha Khe Sanh A Luoi (Thua Thien Hue Province). (Distance : 200
Continuing west on Highway 9, we will climb into the Truong Son foothills. About
16km from Khe Sanh is the Dakrong Bridge and the road turns winding and narrow.
A bit further, we will come to Huang Hoa, once known as Khe Sanh Base, which was
established as a forward base by General Westmoreland near Laos to secure
Highway 9. About 3km from Khe Sanh is Ta Con Airbase.
Lunch in Khe Sanh and then head out across the famous Dakrong River Bridge on
Rte. 14 Near the town of Ta Rut, we will stop for a visit with the Pa Co people
and a walk through their village.
From Ta Rut, you head over scenic Pe Ke Pass and then down to A Luoi for the
Dinner in local restaurant and overnight in a simple guesthouse. (B)
Day 09: A Luoi Hien Thanh My Hoi An . (Distance: 240 km)
Todays riding is the best riding of the whole route. For the first 110km, we
cross one of the longest and most stunning pass on new and quiet road, through
stunning scenery of primitive forests backed by the imposing Truong Son mountain
range. There are also two long tunnels and very little traffic. The next 68km
from Hien to Thanh My are on good road with some gentle climbs. Lunch on the way
in local restaurant. The last 40km of the day are on an older, bumpier road all
the way from Ai Nghia to the charming ancient town of Hoi An. Dinner and
overnight in Hoi An. (B)
Day 10: Hoi An Beach leisure.
Free time on beach.
Overnight at the hotel in Cua Dai/ Hoian
Day 11: Hoian city tour.
Hoi An, nestled on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Before the river silted up,
Hoi An was one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia, and a
center for East-West exchange and trade. The rooftops of Hoi An retain a magical
old world Oriental feel and are a favorite subject for Vietnamese artists. In
the early 1980s Hoi Ans ancient quarters and historical monuments came under
the protection and restoration efforts of UNESCO and the Polish government.
Overnight at the hotel in Cua Dai/ Hoian
Day 12: Hoi An My Son Dong Phu Kham Duc (Phuoc Son) - (Distance: 200 km)
Time to hit the road again! We leave Hoi An in the morning and head to My Son, a
world heritage site that is the Cham version of Angkor Wat.
Most of the temples are dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva, considered by the
Cham as the founder and protector of their dynasties.
From My Son, we will continue along the highway, busy at first, until the road
shifts and becomes smaller, although paved. Then the drive becomes challenging,
but a lot of fun and progress is far slower.
We will continue driving along the river, but the road itself, new and not very
busy, climbs up along a very steep valley with the river rushing below. The
river below is dotted with unique rock formations and there are waterfalls along
the way. Lunch will be in Dong Phu.
Leaving Dong Phu, eventually, we will come to the town of Kham Duc or Phuoc Son.
Overnight in Kham Duc Hotel.
Day 13: Kham Duc Kon Tum (Distance: 190 km)
After breakfast in local restaurant we continue driving north on Highway 14
today on a bit of a bumpy section of the road to Kon Tum.
Today is really a day to visit different minority villages. We will drive over
Lo Xo Pass, making lots of stops along the way to meet De and Trieng minorities,
who live along the Dak Po Ko river. Along the river are many amazing hanging
bridges, built by the local people to cross to the opposite shore. Lunch will be
in Tan Canh, and we can visit a village of Se Dang, before driving on to Kon Tum.
Along the way, we also pass one of the key towns and battle sites of the Vietnam
War Dak To and outpost Charlie.
In Kon Tum we can visit the Catholic church and the orphanage, based behind the
Catholic Church in town and run by a group of French nuns. If time permits, you
can also visit a beautiful Bahnar village near town.
Overnight in Kon Tum at the Dac Bla Hotel.
Day 14: Kon Tum to Buon Ma Thuot (240km)
This day we stop in sea lake near Pleiku, see rubber tree and coffee
plantations, green pepper crops. Boun Ma Thout
is famous for making the best Coffee in Vietnam, so this is the place to stock
up and maybe enjoy a cup or two at a side walk cafe.
Day 15: Buon Ma Thuot to Lak Lake (150km)
In the morning we go to the majestic Dray Sap waterfalls, then in the afternoon
we go to lak lake. Check in to the hotel then we visit the local Mnong Ethnic
hill tribe. That evening enjoy a traditional music performance of the Mnong
Day 16: Lak Lake to Dalat (170km)
In the morning you have free time to perhaps ride an elephant or take a local
boat across Lak Lake. Then we spend the rest of the day enjoying the beautiful
landscape along the road to Dalat, arriving in the late afternoon. The tour ends
on arrival at your hotel
Day 17: Dalat Muine
Today we travel to the beautiful Mui Ne with its stunning sand dunes
Overnight in Muine.
Day 18: Muine beach leisure
Overnight on beach.
Overnight in Muine.
Day 19: Muine- drive to Saigon.
Today we head to Saigon. On the way, we will stop for lunch in Bao Loc, where we
can also see the impressive Dambri Waterfall. In the afternoon, we will finally
arrive in Ho Chi Minh City
Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 20: Saigon Cu chi tunnel.
Free time in the morning.
13.00: We ride to Cu chi tunnel to have tour.
Our day begins with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the few remaining
monuments to the Vietnam War. Beneath the ground lie 200 km of tunnels, dug by
hand and inhabited by the forces of the Viet Cong during the conflict, which
ended in 1975.
Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi
Day 21: Saigon departure.
Free time till transfer to the departure flight.
- Support vehicle (4 pax
- Motorbike ( XR 150 ) -
upgrade to XR 250 upon to your request
- Gasoline for the ride
- English or French speaking
- Hotels & Guesthouse based on
- Home stay permission
- Daily breakfast.
- Water & Snacks
- First-aid kit
- Entrance fees & Sightseeing
- Travel insurance
- Visa arrangement
- Air fares
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses
- Services not mentioned in
What To Bring?
we suggest for motorcycle touring with these items:
-CLOTHING: rain gloves, Wellington boots (rubber boots for rainy season
from April to September), summer gloves, balaclava, t-shirts, socks & underwear,
long sleeved shirts, turtleneck shirts, extra jeans, a light jacket, leather
chaps, zip-lock bags, riding boots, bandanas, sunglasses and goggles.
-PERSONAL ITEMS: original Passport, basic toiletries, emergency cash,
sunscreen and earplugs.
-EMERGENCY ITEMS: a first aid kit, emergency contact number, list medical
conditions, list medications, a flashlight, chargers and a duct tape.
-MISCELLANEOUS : a small towel, a bath towel, trash bags, camera and
cargo net...and probably some gifts for children.