Vietnam Motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh Trail Route
11 Days | Vietnam Motorbike Tours (Available: September - May)
Hanoi - Thac Ba Lake - Sapa - Phu Yen - Than Uyen - Mai Chau - Tan Ky - Phong Nha - Khe Sanh - Vinh Moc Tunnel - Hue - Hoian
Ho Chi Minh Trail is one of the best routes for those who love riding motorbike along Vietnam from North to South. Take the following recommended adventure, you will have chance to discover the beauty of the North and the Central of Vietnam with the final destination of Danang or Hoian, the perfect stopovers for a holiday.
Hanoi – Thac Ba Lake (180 km)
Different from other motorbike tour operators in Vietnam who take you to Thac Ba Lake on big and busy roads, Hello Vietnam Travel promised to give you an adventure to that destination on unique roads offering back-roads and off-roads as well as beautiful landscapes.
Arriving at Thac Ba Lake at around 4.00pm, we will spend about 1 hour for boat trip around the lake. Overnight in stilt-house of Dao people who are very hospitable, friendly, and especially good at cooking and making rice wine.
Thac Ba Lake – Sapa (210 km)
After breakfast, we will say goodbye to the kind family for a great ride along Thac Ba Lake with a chance to enjoy the nice view of mountains, green lake and immense rice fields.
Following a lunch in Pho Rang Town, we continue the motorbike adventure to Sapa, the destination of many beautiful terraced rice fields with a stop to visit the border to China.
The last 40km of the route to Sapa will take you up the road to the level of 1600 meters where the cloudy Sapa town is located. Something great is that this 40-km route is very scenic and dotted with fields and colorful hill tribes. Overnight at hotel.
Sapa – Than Uyen (110 km)
After breakfast, let’s take a short motorcycle trip around Sapa to visit some rustic villages & the local inhabitants to have an exhaustive look at Vietnamese culture and enjoy the natural beauty of Muong Hoa Valley.
Back to Sapa town for lunch and a short rest. Then, riding to Than Uyen through O Qui Ho pass, one of the longest and most beautiful passes in Northern Vietnam. Arriving in Than Uyen at around 5.00pm, we will stop for overnight here.
Than Uyen – Mu Cang Chai – Phu Yen (220 km)
At good time when we get up and be ready for next day of our motorbike adventure, we will start the ride from Than Uyen, via some other villages of hill tribes to Mu Cang Chai, another paradise of terraced rice fields.
Along the way, we will stop every half an hour to get some amazing pictures of scenery as well as local people. Arriving in Phu Yen at around 5.00pm.
Phu Yen – Mai Chau (150 km)
Today’s ride promises you a memorable part of our adventure. After leaving the town, we will ride along Da River offering a nice coastal road, up to Moc Chau Plateau which is famous for green tea and cool climate.
After lunch, take another ride down to Mai Chau Valley, the land of immense rice fields which are so beautiful. Stop in Mai Chau at around 4.30pm, then take time walking to visit around the village of Thai people. Overnight in homestay.
Mai Chau – Tan Ky (270 km)
Greeting morning in the mesmerizing Mai Chau Valley, we pack stuff and then ride down to Central Vietnam along Ho Chi Minh Trail. Arriving in Cam Thuy town, we stop for lunch and then enjoy a relaxing riding to Tan Ky, the peaceful town surrounded by impressive mountains, where we reach about 5.00pm. Overnight at hotel.
Tan Ky – Phong Nha (280 km)
Continuing the motorbike trip along Ho Chi Minh Trail, we will head to the next destination: Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, the home of the largest cave in the world.
Besides, the ride today will let you see many beautiful limestone mountains, which are quite similar to that of Halong Bay. The karst formation of Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park has evolved since the Paleozoic (some 400 million years ago) and so is the oldest major karst area in Asia.
Arriving in Phong Nha at around 4.30pm, if time permits, we will take a short boat trip along the river to pass some famous caves. Overnight at hotel.
Phong Nha – Khe Sanh (220 km)
On this day of motorcycle adventure, we will conquer the next part of Ho Chi Minh Trail to Khe Sanh through Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park with a lot of nice views of mountains.
Getting out of the national park, we will have chance to visit the former US Marine Base with hidden tunnels, air base and the museum of Khe Sanh. Stop the adventure today at about 5.00pm. Overnight at hotel.
Khe Sanh – Vinh Moc Tunnel – Hue (180 km)
The ride today will take you back to many war stories and historic attractions of Vietnam like Hien Luong Bridge, the border between the North and the South of Vietnam, the museum of 17th parallel and the famous Vinh Moc tunnel, the hidden shelter of Vietnamese soldiers during the war.
After lunch nearby the tunnels, ride to Hue where we arrive at around 5.00pm. Overnight at hotel.
After a nice breakfast at hotel, depending on your interest, we can explore around Hue by motorcycles to visit some tombs of ancient Kings or take an easy bus tour around city.
Back to city for lunch, we will enjoy the meal at one of the famous streets of food in Hue. The afternoon is time for relaxing at the beach. Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel.
Hue – Hoian (170 km)
The last day of this motorbike adventure will be different from the days before. Getting out of Hue City, we ride along the coast, through fishing villages and fields with a chance to conquer Hai Van Pass, one of the best routes on coastline Vietnam.
Arriving in Danang City at around 2.00pm, you can freely choose to stay and enjoy holiday in Danang or keep riding 30km to the charming Hoi An ancient town.
It’s time to say goodbye, we hope that we will see you again soon for the next great Vietnam Excursions
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- Quality Japanese Motorcycles with spare things
- Tour guide/Mechanic
- All meals on tour (local Vietnamese food)
- Accommodation (standard hotel or Homestay)
- All fuel/Gasoline
- Boat trips on Lakes or Rivers
- All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas
- Helmets/Gloves and Bright reflecting Jackets
- Hotel pickup/drop off
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- Flight tickets
- Vietnam Visa
- Other services than mentioned
- Drinks, other than water on activity days
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
- Travel insurance
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