9 Day Motorbike Ride Ho Chi Minh Trail
On the 9 day motorbike tours on Ho Chi Minh legendary trail, you will have chance to ride along this historical road, where Vietnamese history has turned into a new page. From the North to the South, you can see a range of relics and vestiges to know more about the Vietnam War.
Besides, riding motorcycle tours along coastal line will deliver you the most amazing moments with the breathtaking landscapes. Surely, Vietnam motorcycle trips on Ho Chi Minh road will be the unforgettable memories for every motorcyclists!
TOUR IN DETAIL
DAY 1. HANOI – PHU YEN ( 165 KM – L, D ) HOTEL
From Hanoi, we start the motorbike tour to Phu Yen town. On the way, all the motorcyclists can take a stop in Son Tay to relax.
“On November 20-21, 1970, a military force with the participation of USAF Special Operations and rescue personnel and U.S. Army Special Forces, supported by U.S. Navy Carrier Task force 77 attacked the Son Tay prison camp, which was about 50 miles of Hanoi. The purpose of this raid was aiming at rescuing the US prisoners believed to be captured here. From the military base in Thailand, they sent six ARRS helicopters with the assault troops to make this attack. Navy pilots made a diversionary raid wile 116 USAF and Navy aircraft from seven air bases and three aircraft carriers flew refueling, surface-to-air missile suppression, fighter cover, close air support, early warning, communications support and reconnaissance missions. There was no prisoners found in camp”
We keep the Northern Vietnam motorbike tours to Phu Yen after lunch by riding in the winding trails around the mountains. You can enjoy the cooling atmosphere which is exclusive to the mountainous areas; before our motorbike riding team reaches Phu Yen and enjoy the 1st night of this journey in a hotel.
DAY 2. PHU YEN – MAI CHAU ( 150 KM – B, L, D ) HOME STAY
Coming to the 2nd day, it is promising the best part of Vietnam motorbike tours when we ride from Phu yen to Mai Chau. Following the off-roads running parallel with forests or valleys, we can see the rustic villages of H’mong, Dzao and Thai people. On the way, we will bike on one of the oldest roads still existing built by French in the war time.
In the afternoon, our Vietnam motorbike team will spend hours to explore the beauty of few tribe villages. It will be a relaxing night when walking around and seeing the local life of people.
We come to the end of 2nd day with motorbike tours northern Vietnam in the local house-on-stilt of Thai people in Mai Chau.
DAY 3. MAI CHAU – TAN KY ( 292 KM – B, L, D ) HOTEL
The 3rd day of motorbike tours Vietnam will be a long riding day from Mai Chau to Tan Ky and most of the times, we are on the way. We ride along the Ma River, until we reach Cam Thuy town to stop for lunch.
In the afternoon, the Ho Chi Minh legendary trail tour is officially triggered when we hit the starting point of this road and ride non-stop to Tan Ky town for having a night in the hotel.
DAY 4. TAN KY – PHONG NHA ( 280 KM – B, L, D ) HOTEL
We can start the 3rd 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 tours, 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 PhongNha, it remark the 4rd day with Vietnam motorbike ride on Ho Chi Minh trail.
DAY 5. PHONG NHA – DONG HOI ( 60 KM – B, L, D ) HOTEL
It would be a relaxing day with motorbike tours on 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 motorbike to Dong Hoi, an important battlefield which is horribly devastated in the war. Our Vietnam motorbike riding team will stay in a hotel with the balcony looking forward to the beach, which can somehow release the long tiring days before.
DAY 6. 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 7. 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 ride on historical Ho Chi Minh trail.
DAY 8. HUE – HOI AN ( 150 KM – B, L, D )
On the 8th 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 motorcycle trips Vietnam 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 9. HOIAN – FAREWELL
Our motorbike tours on Ho Chi Minh trail will have a relaxing free day to explore this romantic and tranquil town. Hoi An is famous for its ancient features, the combined architectures of many countries gathering here, the beautiful beaches and the walking streets which are colorfully decorated with lanterns.
If any motorcyclists desire to see the place where the marine first landed in Vietnam, you can ride back to My Khe beach in Da Nang city which is not far from Hoi An, just about 20km.
It is the end of the wonderful Vietnam motorbike tours on Ho Chi Minh Trail, specially tailored by Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia Hanoi team. Hopefully, you did have the interesting moments with us to explore the center of Vietnam on Ho Chi Minh trail.