7 Day Highlight Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Trip
After a long way to Vietnam, surely that you want to see and experience something different. Trying the moments on the 2-wheel vehicle with Vietnam motorbike tours on Ho Chi Minh legendary trail is a good choice to sightsee the wonderful landscapes as well as understand more about the history of Vietnam, especially the period of Vietnam War. Our friendly and enthusiastic guide will take you through the most interesting places in Vietnam motorcycle tour; you challenge yourself with riding on dirty trails, narrow and rugged roads and also the coastal paths which are full of sunshine and sea winds. We promise that experience will be so wonderful and memorable.
TOUR IN DETAIL
Day 1. HANOI – TAN KY ( 290 KM – L, D ) HOTEL
From Hanoi, our motorbike tour from North to South will hit the road to the South, follow the small paved paths running parallel with the Red River. We start the Ho Chi Minh trail from Tan Ky town, after riding the long way from Xuan Mai.
Our Vietnam motorbike tour Ho Chi Minh Trail will have one night in hotel at that peaceful and quiet town.
DAY 2. TAN KY – PHONG NHA ( 280 KM – B, L, D ) HOME STAY
We can start the 2nd day with Vietnam motorcycle tours from North to the center of Vietnam by a light breakfast, followed by the ride on the trail to Pho Chau for a break and see Ho Chi Minh trail victory monument. Unlike the Northern Vietnam motorbike trips, you can see many historical relics along the Ho Chi Minh road.
After that, we keep riding to Phong Nha Ke Bang, one of the most magnificent cave systems in the world, which was considered by UNESCO as world heritage. This area dated back from 4000 million years ago with many complicated geographic structures, creating the unique attractiveness for this national park. It extends to the border of Laos PDR, with the length of more than 65km of caves and underground rivers.
We stay one night in hotel in Phong Nha, it remark the 4rd day with Vietnam motorbike tours on Ho Chi Minh trail.
DAY 3. PHONG NHA – DONG HOI ( 60 KM – B, L, D ) HOTEL
It would be a relaxing day with motorbike tours Ho Chi Minh trail when we spend the morning boating and admiring the beauty of Phong Nha Ke Bang, the world heritage of Vietnam. You can see the masterpiece of nature, along with the historical relics, which used to be the bomb shelter for local residents in the war time.
In the afternoon, we will ride to Dong Hoi, an important battlefield which is horribly devastated in the war. Our Vietnam motorbike trips crew will stay in a hotel with the balcony looking forward to the beach, which can somehow release the long tiring days before.
DAY 4. DONG HOI – KHE SANH ( 200 KM – B, L, D ) HOTEL
Roaming around the bare hilly areas from Dong Hoi to Quang Binh, all the motorcyclists in Ho Chi Minh legendary trail motorbike tours can see the sabotage of Agent Orange which was sprayed by US soldier in DMZ. Our Vietnam motorbike riding team is also supposed to stop at some historical vestiges to take a look and understand more about the severe years of Vietnamese such as Hien Luong bridge, Vinh Moc tunnel, etc..
We will come to Khe Sanh and have an overnight in local hotel in that town, before coming to the next days of motorbike tours from North to South.
DAY 5. KHE SANH – HUE ( 180 KM – B, L, D ) HOTEL
From Khe Sanh, we keep riding motorbike to Hue. Our motorcycle riding team will cross the DaKrong bridge which was constructed by Cuban in 1973, to come to A Shau valley, where was severely destroyed in the war.
Our Vietnam motorbike crew on Ho Chi Minh trail also crosses Hamburger Hill and barren mountains, which were sprayed with Agent Orange in the war time. We arrive in A Luoi, a mountainous district in Hue, where is the home of mostly Bru Van Kieu people.
After riding along the green paddy fields in the windy afternoon, our Vietnam motorbike tours will come to Hue city in the late afternoon. We will stay here for the 7th night of Vietnam motorcycle tours on historical Ho Chi Minh trail.
DAY 6. HUE – HOI AN ( 145 KM – B, L, D ) HOTEL
On the 6th day of Vietnam motorbike tours, our motorcycle crew will follow the highway 1, cross Hai Van pass and follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail along the coastal line. After the route of more than 100km, our Vietnam motorbike trips on the Ho Chi Minh Trail will come to Hoi An, the ancient town and the main port of Vietnam in 16th and 17th century.
We will have a relaxing night to watch the night life of this town before exploring it more on the next day.
DAY 7. HOIAN SIGHTSEEING
Besides the historical and cultural attractions in Hoi An, this town is also really well-known for its long and marvelous beaches. In the afternoon, we can ride motorbike to the Cua Dai beach or rent the bike to cycle along the windy paddy fields from Hoi An town to coastal area, just about 4km. At night, you can enjoy a cup of coffee on the bank of Thu Bon river, listen to the traditional music and explore the beauty of Hoi An by night with the colorful and shining lanterns.
You can enjoy your time here afterward. We will see off each other at the end of the day and our expert guides from Vietnam motorbike tours will be back to Hanoi. Hopefully, 7 day tour with Vietnam motorbike team has left you many good impressions. We hope to see you again in Vietnam to be accompanied with you in many other interesting tours of our company.
“Hoi An is the ancient harbor town of Champa people, deriving from the before the 10th century. Lying at the estuary of Thu Bon River and near the sea, it kept being the harbor and trading center of Vietnam in 16th and 17th centuries. There are many Chinese, Japanese and western people coming to Vietnam and settle down at that time. Hoi An was also called Hai Pho in old time, which meant Seaside town. When the French came there, it is named as Faifo. In Hoi An, the most typical building which is the icon of that town is Chua Cau or pagoda bridge. This one was built on 17th century, which reflects the harmony combination of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese architecture, with the function of both bridge and pagoda.
This town is called by French, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch as Faifo. Many people have tried to explain that name. It is believed to be another version of Hai Pho. Others claim that it is the shortening of “Hoi An Pho”, to “Hoi Pho” and then Faifo.
This town was recognized as World Heritage site by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999, as a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port of the 15th to 19th centuries, whose buildings display a unique blend of local and foreign influences”.