Join us for this awesome 5-day journey across the stunning Ho Chi Minh Trail and the Central Highlands. We'll head into the remote mountain of Truong Son Ranges as we take the roads less travelled and ride to the isolated country, and into the famous Phong Nha National Park where you could experience this stunning World Heritage site. On the way to Hue, we'll take time to learn about the Vietnam War by visiting the sites: The 17th Parallel, Vinh Moc Tunnels..
This tour also runs in reverse.
- 5 Days
- hoi an
- Min Age : 5+
- Availability : All year round
- Max People : 20
- Hai Van Mountain Pass
- Ethnic Minority Villages
- Ho Chi Minh Trail
- Old-grown Rainforest
- Khe Sanh Combat Base
- Phong Nha National Park
- Ethnic Minority Hill Tribe Villages
- Crossing the 17th Parallel
- Historic Vinh Moc Tunnels
- World Heritage Sites
- Your hotel (or where you require)
- 08:30 am
- Accommodations (4 nights)
- Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide/Driver
- Entrance Fees
- Waterproof Bags/ Raincoats
- Riding Gears
- Personal Expenses
What to Bring
- Walking Shoes
- Anti-insect Repellent
We pick you up at the hotel where you stay in Hoi An (or Da Nang) around 8:30 am and take you to Marble Mountain where you are able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area and panoramic view of Da Nang City. Get back on the bike and enjoy the smooth ride through the great coastline roads. We will then travel up to the stunning winding Hai Van Mountain Pass, into the often cloud-shrouded skies. At the top we stop and soak into the spectacular views of Vietnam's most scenic spots. The downward descent is no less exciting this afternoon. We continue riding through the peaceful small villages in the isolated countryside. Reaching to Bho Hoong Village and experience this hill tribe culture and their traditional Rong House. Arrive in P’rao around 5 pm, check in and explore this small town on foot
Enjoy the great ride and landscape along the Ho Chi Minh trail. Stop at ethnic minority villages of Ta Oai and Ba Co to learn about their rural life as well as enjoy their natural hospitality. You then might want to dip your body in the natural hot water springs after a long ride to relax.
We begins the afternoon, winding through the A Shau Valley, a ruggedly beautiful valley that became famous during the American War as the site of many battles, the most famous being Khe Sanh, where we stay for the night. Before we check into the hotel we visit the Museum and former combat base, which was under siege for 67 days. Arrive in Khe Sanh about 5 pm, check in and stay overnight
Today’s ride is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Obtaining special military permission, we are able to drive the remote western branch of the Ho Chi Minh Highway through majestic limestone karst and spectacular old-growth jungle. Be amazed at the tenacity of the Vietnamese people during the US war, as this road follows the original Ho Chi Minh Trail through some of the most rugged terrain on Earth.
Awake to the sounds of rural Vietnam. With a day free to explore Phong Nha National Park, we take a morning motorbike ride to the Paradise limestone cave, Asia’s longest limestone cave. After a traditional Vietnamese lunch at the National Park’s restaurant, you can wander around the grotto systems. In the afternoon we ride to Dong Hoi around 05:00 pm and stay in hotel next to the ocean.
Driving along Ho Chi Minh Highway East, we arrive at the Vinh Moc tunnels, where an entire village went underground in the 1960s to survive the bombing. After exploring the tunnels, we head to a local beach where you can cool off with a swim.
We then visit the 17th Parallel where used to divide Vietnam into 2 countries. Arrive in Hue about 5 pm after visiting ancient Quang Tri Citadel. Check in the hotel of your choice and finish our adventure.