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.
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.