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Saigon/HCMC to Hoi An via Ho Chi Minh Trail

10 Days 9 Nights

Riding motorbike from Saigon to Hoi An is an experience of a lifetime. We take the roads less travelled through the picturesque coastline, to the heart of the Central Highlands and Ho Chi Minh Trail, where spectacular scenery, fantastic mountain twisties, unspoiled nature and colorful ethnic minority groups unravel in front of you in every corner. With this 10 day motorbike tour, we have plenty of time to get off the beaten path and explore the untouched regions by tourism. You will broaden your knowledge about the rich cultures and the natural hospitality of the locals. It will be an unforgettable adventure!

$750$800


This tour also runs in reverse.

  • 10 Days
  • Saigon/HCMC
  • Min Age : 5+
  • Availability : All year round
  • Hoi An/ Da Nang
  • Max People : 20

Highlights

  • Stunning Coastline Roads
  • Oldest Lighthouse
  • Fishing Village
  • White Sanddunes
  • Twisty Mountain Roads
  • Waterfalls
  • Coffee Plantation
  • Silkworm Village and Factory
  • Ethnic Minority Villages
  • The Legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • Departure Location

    • Your Hotel/ Airport
  • Departure Time

    • 08:30 am
  • Price Includes

    • Accommodation (9 nights)
    • English Speaking Tour Guide
    • Motorcycle
    • Helmet
    • Gas/Petrol
    • Entrance Fees
    • Waterproof Bags/ Raincoats
  • Price Excludes

    • Food
    • Drinks
    • Personal Expenses
    • Tips
  • What to Bring

    • Walking Shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Anti-insect Repellent
    • Sunglasses

Itinerary

Ride out of the busy Saigon for the countryside, take the ferry across the scenic Saigon River. We continue to ride on the beautiful winding roads alongside the rubber plantations and stop to learn how the locals take latex from the rubber trees. We will then visit Minh Dam Army Base to witness the harsh conditions of the battle between the Americans and Vietnamese during the war before 1975. The Thuong Chieu Monastery Pagoda, a beautifully crafted religious structure, is not to be missed. Take some time to relax as you dip your body in the hot water springs of Binh Chau. Open your mind and enlighten yourself about the wonders of Buddhism with a visit to the historic vestige Dinh Mountain . Ride to the peaceful beach of Long Hai and stay overnight.

Enjoy the great ride along the beautiful coastline, stop at Ke Ga Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in South East Asia, to have some great shots of this scenic landscape. On our way riding to Mui Ne, we will stop at Van Thuy Tu Temple to experience the special culture of the local fishermen worshiping the skeleton of an enormous whale. And the ancient Champa Towers are well-worth a visit to learn about the Cham hill tribe and culture. You might want to cool off in the ocean of Mui Ne Beach after a hot day riding. We will enjoy a pleasant night in Mui Ne

Leave Mui Ne in the early morning to visit the highlights of the area such as: Fishing Village, Fairy Springs, Red Canyon, White Sand Dunes. Get back on the motorbike and ride through the dragon fruit farms, you might want to get some of these fresh fruits and try them for yourself. We continue to ride to the stunning curvy mountain roads of the Central Highlands and stop at the K'ho ethnic minority village where you will witness their unique culture, wild lifestyle and enjoy their natural hospitality. Arrive in Bao Loc about 5 pm. Check in and stay overnight.

Leaving Bao Loc for Dalat, visit the green tea farms, the cascade waterfall, Pongour, mushroom farms, Elephant Waterfall, silkworm villages and silk processing chains, coffee plantations and learn how the highlanders process coffee in their traditional way. This is a great chance for you to try the famous “Weasel Coffee” in Vietnam. We continue along the winding mountain trail and you have an opportunity to take photos of some of the most spectacular views in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Our following stops are the vegetable and flower farms where you will observe the farmers cultivating their many goods on the farms. Arrive in the beautiful mountain city, Dalat around 4 p.m. Enjoy a refreshing escape from the heat in this cool mountain climate. Many aspects of the culture and architecture in Dalat were strongly influenced by the French. Take some time to explore and enjoy this gorgeous city, full of exceptionally friendly people and have a great night in Dalat

Leave 'Le Petite Paris' after visiting the highlights of the city including the Crazy House, Flower Market, Dalat Former Railway Station, and many more. Next it’s off to the countryside on the way to the Central Highlands. Enjoy the ride while you take in all the fabulous scenery. Take a break at a beautiful restaurant on the mountain pass and taste some delicious traditional Vietnamese cuisine.

Take a walk through the Jun Village to experience the M’nong hill tribe’s traditional culture and their daily life. You might want to ride an elephant or boat to explore the other side of stunning Lak Lake where you could have some great shots of the sunrise on the lake or fishermen. Get back on the motorbike and ride through the small charming villages. We then trek to the peak of the Elephant Rock Mountain and enjoy the feeling being in the nature, fascinating panoramic view of whole village. Stop at the brick factory and learn how the locals produce bricks with their old traditional way.

The Ho Chi Minh trail was a logistical system that ran from North to South Vietnam that provided support, in the form of manpower and material to North Vietnamese Army during the war… And we ride on this stunning trail today to learn about the history, the locals have struggled during Vietnam War before 1975 and the peaceful life after 4 decades of independence. We take some time to stop at some small villages in the remote countryside to experience how the daily life of the farmers making rice papers, noodles for a living.
We arrive in Chu Se, a small town on the Ho Chi Minh trail, about 5 pm. Check in and stay overnight.

We ride to Pleiku and visit the beautiful “Pearl of Pleiku Plateau”, Sea Lake , which used to be a volcanic crater that went extinct a million years ago. You would be surprised by the cool air, the beautiful and peaceful landscape of greenish pine trees and winding roads, terraced fields on mountains.
Continue to travel to Kon Tum where you visit Kon Tum Prison, Wooden Church, and spend some time to play with the adorable kids at Vinh Son Orphanage. Ride to the Kon K’tu village where you open the knowledge about the Ede hill tribe’s culture, custom and their unique traditional Rong House. Get back to town about 5 pm and stay overnight.

Riding the Ho Chi Minh Trail is incredible experience, cruise along and let the amazing scenery take you away. Stop off for a break and get to learn more about the different cultures of the ethnic minority groups such as: Ch’ru, Bana, Ede who live in the East of Truong Son Mountain ranges. The well-known Phoenix Airport and Charlie Hill are interesting areas for a couple of stops to learn how the locals struggled throughout the war. Get to Kham Duc, a small mountain town on Ho Chi Minh trail and stay overnight.

Explore the colorful local market of the mountain town of Kham Duc in the early morning to learn how the locals trade their goods is delightful. Get back on the motorbike and continue to ride along the marvelous Ho Chi Minh Trail. Next is off for the ferry to cross Thu Bon River for My Son Holy Land, a unique beautiful sanctuary world of the ancient Cham religion and architecture. Arrive in ancient Hoi An town, at the hotel about 04:00 pm and explore this beautiful town on foot.