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Vietnam Motorbike Tour- Motorcycling the Ho Chi Minh Trail
The legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail was the supply line used by North Vietnam to link North and South Vietnam during the American War. Soldiers, ammunition, weapons and supplies were carried by hand, bicycle and truck for hundreds of kilometers through the otherwise impenetrable jungle that covered Vietnam’s mountainous border with Laos.
Besides incredible driving, deep in the Vietnamese countryside, this ride takes in the charming ancient trading town of Hoian, Khe Sanh battle site and DMZ. We also take time to stay overnight in a traditional Thai hill tribe and visit to some tribal villages on the way.
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Highlights of Vietnam Motorbike Tour - Ho Chi Minh Trail
- Beautiful natural scenery
- Historical sites
- Charming ancient trading town of Hoian
- Just you, no others travelers
- All inclusive
Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi (D)
Upon arrival at Noibai International Airport, you will be greeted by your tour guide and transfered to your hotel. You will spend the night in Hanoi and dine at a famous restaurant.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
A day to explore Hanoi. Place of interest includes Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Old Quarter and Museum of Ethnology.
Day 3: Hanoi - Mai Chau (B, L, D)
Visit a museum to learn about the trail and start the journey! On Highway 6 we will be passing seas of paddy fileds and limestone karst scenery.
We will cross two short but beautiful mountain passes to settle in Mai Chau.
Day 4: Mai Chau - Vinh (B, L, D)
Head south on a beautiful winding road which follow the banks of the Ma River. We will then join the Ho Chi Minh Highway to get to remote back country.
Day 5: Vinh - Huong Khe (B, L, D)
We will reach the birthplace of Ho Chi Minh and also visit Dong Loc Intersection (main junction for supply lines during the Vietnam War) - the beginning of the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Day 6: Huong Khe - Phong Nha - Dong Hoi (B, L, D)
Explore the Nature World Heritage Site of Phong Nha cave - on a dragon boat.
Day 7: Dong Hoi - Dong Ha (B, L, D)
We will have a short stop to Truong Son National Cemetery to pay respect to the soldiers who fought the Vietnam War. We will visit multiple historic sites of the Vietnam War such as the famous DMZ zone, Ben Hai River, Hien Luong Bridge.
Day 8: Dong Ha, Khe Sanh, Hue (B, L, D)
We will climb into the Truong Son foothills, one of the roughest part of the trail.
You will pass the scenic Pe Ke Pass -great view when you reach the top.
We will then visit a small village of the Pa Co People to appreciate their cultures and lifestyle.
Day 9: A Luoi - Hien - Thanh My - Hoi An (B, L, D)
Today’s 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.
By the evening we will reach the charming ancient town of Hoi An.
Day 10: Hoi An- Free at leisure (B)
Spend a day in Hoi An - one of the most important trading ports in South East Asia in the 18th century. he rooftops of Hoi An retain a magical old world Oriental feel and are a favorite subject for Vietnamese artists. In the early 1980s Hoi An’s ancient quarters and historical monuments came under the protection and restoration efforts of UNESCO and the Polish government.
Day 11: Departre (B)
Transfer from Hoi An to Da Nang to take flight to onward destination. Trip Ends.
Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.
- Support vehicle
- Honda (or Yamaha) 125CC (semi-automatic gear) - other bikes models on request
- Gasoline for the ride
- English or French speaking guide
- Mechanic (for group from 6 passengers)
- Hotels & Guesthouse based on twin shared
- Homestay permission
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Water & Snacks
- First-aid kit
- Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
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