Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tour – 9 Days
Being famous for the remarkable and valuable collection of war remnants, Ho Chi Minh legendary trail is the most preferred visiting place in the central Vietnam. Apart from it, the central land is naturally prioritized with long coastal line and bunch of wonderful beaches.
Riding in the central region of Vietnam, you are not only enriched with war-related stories but also amused by the timeless beauty of Vietnam nature with sea, forest and other impressive topographical features. In more than 1 week, Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia team will take you through all the extraordinary destinations of this area, which will absolutely leave you good impression afterwards.
Let’s join the trip and experience the gracefulness of Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike tour 9 days.
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In the morning, our guide will come and pick you up at the hotel, take the bus to the suburban area to start the northern Vietnam motorbike tours. We will ride to Mai Chau afterward.
After lunch in An Lac (Hoa Binh province) our motorbike team to the North can see the charming karst mountains, which is considered as Ha Long bay on land. You will be stunned by the panoramic view of enormous paddy fields running along the tree rows.
We reach Mai Chau in late afternoon. One night overstay in traditional house-on-stilt of Thai minority people will bring you many good memories on the journey with Vietnam motorbike tour Ho Chi Minh road. It is the end of the 1st day with motorbike tours northern Vietnam.
Day 2: Mai Chau – Tan Ky. 290 Km
After the wonderful day, our motorcycle team continues to ride around the tranquil villages, and then follows the off roads with poetic views running along the Ma River until Cam Thuy town, where we can stop for lunch.
From now on, our motorbike team can hit the road on the legendary Ho Chi Minh trail. We will ride to Tan Ky town, where we can spend the night in the hotel.
Tan Ky is a small town, situated on two sides of Ho Chi Minh trail. Far away from main city, it is the good place for you to explore the local life of indigenous residents here.
We can start the 3rd day with Vietnam motorcycle tour 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 Phong Nha, it remark the 3rd day with Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trail.
Day 4: Phong Nha – Khe Sanh 220 Km.
From Phong Nha -Ke Bang, you have 2 choices of road for this motorcycle journey on Ho Chi Minh trail; one in the eastern side and another is on the opposite side. With the experiences of our guide, it is recommended that we should ride on the western Ho Chi Minh trail, where you can see many glorious mountain ranges and primitive forests.
Besides, motorbike tour to the south of Vietnam delivers you the chance to visit the former US marine base with the system of tunnels, air base and some war museums on that area. It is promisingly the best part of Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike tour.
We will stay overnight in Khe Sanh and prepare for the next day with motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trail.
On the 5th day, our motorcycle crew will ride from the west to the east, along the 17th parallel, which used to be the boundary between the North and the South of Vietnam in the war. We are 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
Our motorbike team keeps riding along the highway No.1 from Quang Tri to Hue. We will reach Hue at roughly 4:30pm and ends the 5th day with Vietnam motorcycle tour on Ho Chi Minh trail.
“Vinh Moc is a tunnel complex located in Quang Tri, Vietnam. This one was in a strategic location, served as a bomb shelter for local people in Son Trung and Son Ha communes of Vinh Linh districts in the Vietnamese Demilitarized zone. The people were believed to support foods and other stuffs for North Vietnamese garrison on the Con Co Island.
The American soldier wanted to suppress local people and forced them to leave but the residents had nowhere to go. They decided to move the village underground 10m but the American forces designed bombs that burrowed down 10m. Finally, villagers decided to dig more to the depth of 30m. This construction was started in 1966 and used until 1972. They lived here like normal, with the kitchens, rooms for living. Around 60 families lived in that tunnel with roughly 17 children were born here”
Day 6: Hue – Hoi An. 160Km.
You will have the opportunities to explore that romantic city-Hue in the morning and some attractions in suburban areas. It is followed by the motorcycle ride on the National highway 1 in the afternoon from Hue to Hoi An.
Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia team will lead you through Hai Van pass (Cloudy pass). Just after 30 minutes from Hai Van pass, we will reach Hoi An, one of the most famous attractions in the center of Vietnam. This town used to be an important trading harbor in the 16 and 17th century.
The motorcycle ride from Da Nang to Hoi An could be the highlight of the whole Vietnam motorcycle tours because you will ride along the coastal line of Vietnam, one thing that differentiate Vietnam motorcycle tour on Ho Chi Minh road from northern Vietnam motorbike tour.
“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 lit up vividly.
Day 8: Hoi An – Quy Nhon. 310 Km
Today will be one of the longest riding with Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh road. We will ride from Hoi An to Quy Nhon. We just follow the way directly to the South of Vietnam along the coastal line. It will be the day with full of challenges but also variety of excitements for you.
Our motorbike crew reaches Quy Nhon at about 4: pm. You can feel the salty wind from the sea because this town is located adjunctively with the sea. Enjoy your dinner and one night stay here in this sea town will be an amazing experience.
From Quy Nhon to Nha Trang, you will be stunned by the sceneries 2 sides of the road with the romantic and tranquil beaches, where there are almost no human. It could be the spot light of the whole Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trail.
We come to Nha Trang in early afternoon. You can take a tour around the city and then head to the Nha Trang train station. Just park your motorcycle here and you can take taxi back to the hotel to enjoy your night in this city.
It is the end of the 9-day tour with Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia. Hopefully, you really enjoyed the tour and accumulated many valuable experiences with our motorbike ride team.