Best Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tour – 11 Days
40 years have gone since the reunification day of Vietnam in 1975 but the memories about the severe years of war still exist. Roaming along Vietnam, you can easily find some history-related relics and vestiges. Of all the remnants of the war, Ho Chi Minh legendary trail is the most magnificent and epical construction linking the North and South of Vietnam.
Coming with Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia, you will have chance to experience the motorcycle tours on Ho Chi Minh trail where imprinted the intensive years of nation. We guarantee to bring you the BEST memories in Vietnam with the breathtaking landscapes, the hospitable people, the authentic local life and the untold stories which are unable to find in any historical books.
Let’s be a part of this 11 wonderful day motorcycle tour to admire a different Vietnam, which has changed day by day and become a favorite destination for many bikers all around the world.
TOUR IN DETAIL
DAY 1. HANOI – PHU YEN ( 170 KM – L, D ) HOTEL
From Hanoi, we start the Vietnam 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 trip 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 motorcycle riding 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 ( 290 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 motorcycle tours 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 motorcycle ride on the trail to Pho Chau for a break and see Ho Chi Minh trail victory monument. Unlike the North 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 Phong Nha, it remark the 4rd day with Vietnam motorbike tours 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 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 tours can see the sabotage of Agent Orange which was sprayed by US soldier in DMZ. Our Vietnam motorbike tour 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 Vietnam.
DAY 7. KHE SANH – HUE ( 180 KM – B, L, D )
From Khe Sanh, we keep riding motorbike to Hue. Our centre Vietnam motorbike tours 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 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 motorbike tour 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 8. HUE – HOIAN ( 145 KM – B, L, D )
On the 8th day of the Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tours, our Vietnam 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. HOI AN SIGHTSEEING
“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”.
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.
Day 10. HOIAN – QUY NHON ( 280 KM – B, L, D ) HOTEL
Coming to the 10th day with Vietnam motorbike tours, we will have a long riding from Hoi An to Quy Nhon on highway 1. Following this highway, you can admire the seascape of Vietnam with long coastal line and long sand dune.
It will be more interesting when our motorbike tours on Ho Chi Minh trail will have an overnight stay in a front-beach hotel. You will have the relaxing moments on the beach after a long day riding more than 280km.
DAY 11. QUY NHON – NHA TRANG ( 200 KM – B, L, D )
It will be another fantastic day of the 11 day Vietnam motorbike tours Ho Chi Minh Trail when the route is beautified with the glorious coastal line. You can hear the sound of sea winds and the wave embracing the sand dune.
It comes to the end of the 11 day motorbike tours Ho Chi Minh trail after savoring the lunch. . In more than 1 week staying together, hope that you did have really good memories and full of valuable experiences. In the future, it is our honor to cooperate and deliver to you many other interesting tours to discover this beloved S-shaped country.
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