Best 9 Day Motorbike Trip Vietnam Hanoi to Nha Trang

Joining this 9 days Motorbike Trip Vietnam, you follow the Ho Chi Minh trail, riding through Mai Chau, Phong Nha, Hue, Hoian along the central coast to Nha Trang.

Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary

Joining this 9 days Motorbike Trip Vietnam, you follow the Ho Chi Minh trail, riding through Mai Chau, Phong Nha, Hue, Hoian along the central coast to Nha Trang.

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DAY 1: HANOI -> MAI CHAU

Meeting at your hotel and transfer by car to our office located at the outskirt of Hanoi, from here you will take the bike and start your first day ride to Mai Chau. Leaving Hanoi and breaking out of the delta plains, we pass through endless limestone kart scenery as we travel up to the Northwestern region, the extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads. Arrive in Mai Chau in late afternoon. Diner and overnight in a stilt house in Mai Chau village.

DAY 2: MAI CHAU -> NGHE AN

Say goodbye to the family, we ride today on a small, spectacular paved trail along the Ma river until Cam Thuy town where we stop for lunch. Hit the Ho Chi Minh trail all the way to Tan Ky town where we spend the night at a hotel.

DAY 3: NGHE AN -> QUANG BINH

Ride on Ho Chi Minh Highway until Pho Chau where we stop to visit the HCM Trail victory monument. Ride all the way to Phong Nha – Ke Bang, the biggest and also the most beautiful cave in Vietnam and Indochina and is now a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. Diner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 4: QUANG BINH -> QUANG TRI

We strike South through foothills which were once sprayed heavily by Agent Orange towards the former DMZ. There is still much evidence of bombing on the mountain sides and from time to time we will see remnants of the original Trail. We take in the famous Western Ho Chi Minh Trail until Khe Sanh. Diner and overnight at hotel in Khe Sanh.

DAY 5: QUANG TRI -> HUE

In the morning we head south over the Da Krong Bridge into the infamous A Sau valley, an area of intense wartime activity. Passing Carol Hill and mountains still barren due to the extended effects of Agent Orange, we towards the former DMZ, the famous Hien Luong Bridge and finally at Vinh Moc tunnel, we continue the ride on the National road No1to the beautiful city of Hue which lies along the banks of the Perfume River. Diner and overnight in Hue.

DAY 6: HUE -> HOIAN

Hue is the former imperial capital of feudal Vietnam and is a perfect place to visit. Take a ride along the Perfume River to visit the tombs of the former Emperors Minh Mang, visit the remains of the Imperial Citadel, which was largely destroyed during the Tet Offensive in 1968. After lunch in Hue, we depart for Hoi An by Joining the National Highway 1 and head up the Hai Van Pass (Cloudy Pass) before the World Heritage site of Hoi An, a major trading center in SE Asia in the 16th and 17th centuries. Diner and overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

DAY 7: HOI AN BIKE TOUR

Whole morning exploring the old town of Hoi An. Afternoon at the Cua Dai beach or free time until 18.00PM. Diner, Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

DAY 8: HOIAN -> QUY NHON

Join the National Highway 1 and head down the beautiful coastal line of Vietnam until Quy Nhon. Traffic is somewhat easier to handle than the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Diner and overnight in a beach front hotel.

DAY 9: QUY NHON -> NHA TRANG

Another day filled up with beautiful coast line views. Upon arrive in Nha Trang, we ride to the train station of Nha Trang, here we will say goodbye to the bikes and the tour guide, the bikes will be transported by train back to Ha Noi. Motorcycle trip ends. You will stay in Nha Trang for relaxing or take the night train or flight to Sai Gon.

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Itinerary Disclaimer

Occasionally our tour itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travelers’ comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the service proposal. It’s very important that you print and review a final copy of your itinerary a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. If you have any queries, please contact us. We are here to help you!

Please note that while we operate successful trips in Vietnam throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.

Inclusions

Our trip cost usually includes the following services. Please bear in mind LOTUSSIA Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.

  • Car transfers.
  • Local tour guide. The English-Speaking guide is provided by default. Other language may be available upon request (with extra charge).
  • Local porter(s).
  • Accommodation.
  • Meals.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Bottled water.

Exclusions

Unless required most of the following services are usually not included in our tour price.

  • Visa
  • Flight/Train tickets.
  • Accommodation pre/post trip.
  • International travel insurance.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.

Tour Guide

Our tour guides speak English or French. They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.

Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.

Trip Routes

Principally, LOTUSSIA Travel requires all the trip associates to know the destinations well by any means of traveling or enquiry to the local suppliers to figure out all the relative details of any trip. For adventure tours such as jungle trekking, mountain hiking, sea kayaking, river rafting or biking, cycling tours, LOTUSSIA Travel will never add any new routes into available schedule until survey or pre-view it.

Accommodation

LOTUSSIA Travel carefully choose all the hotels, guest-houses or homestays based on service quality, location, and characteristics, doing best to make the accommodations in the remote small places as comfortable as possible. Please bear in mind that hotels in Vietnam might not be in the same standard in other country. Generally hotels in major cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Hoian, Hue…are much better than hotels and guest-houses in mountainous areas.

Meals

LOTUSSIA Travel take dinning as an indispensable experience to clients since it is an important part in Vietnamese culture. Therefore, LOTUSSIA Travel will not intend take clients to the most expensive restaurants but non-touristy local ones which offer delicious, local food, with nice or interesting atmosphere. The restaurants might be simple in the country but LOTUSSIA Travel guarantee is sanitary and cleanliness. Or even on our trek, we encourage our cook offer client food with new tastes from day to day. During adventure itineraries to mountainous or remote areas, there is sometimes no choice for hotel and restaurants. We will try our best to bring you the best taste of local food.

Drinks

As the tap water in Vietnam is undrinkable, LOTUSSIA Travel recommend clients to drink bottled water throughout your trip, or boiled water on treks. LOTUSSIA Travel offers bottle water all the day, and soft drinks like Cola, Sprite or Vietnamese Tea or if possible juice in restaurants (if mentionned in itinerary). This is not automatically included in the packages. In simple restaurant or on camping, LOTUSSIA Travel offers boiled water, instant coffee or juice, wrapped milk (Details are confirmed in bottom of your itinerary).

Vehicle

In most destinations of Vietnam, all the roads are well paved though the traffic is quite messed up like in Hanoi, Hai Phong… We use proper vehicles, car, minibus or coach in good condition based on the size of the groups. We use 4WD only on the rough road where the other vehicles could not pass through or based on clients requirement on overland journeys or treks. For cycling itineraries, we usually use our support minibus or minibus with support truck. For sea kayaking, river rafting trips, diving packages we use standard boat as support. Detailed information is provided on our service proposal.

We use drivers who are native or local of each travel destination and maintain good safety records for all trips. Most of our drivers can speak English but a little bit. This is just enough to understand basic words such as “time of departure”, “stop”, “restaurants”, “hotels”…If you want to learn more about Vietnamese culture and information about sightseeing sites, booking a tour guide is highly recommended.

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