Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorcycle Tour from Hanoi to Hoi An – 11 days

Duration : 11/Days
Destination : Hanoi → Thac Ba Lake → Sapa → Phu Yen → Than Uyen → Mai Chau → Tan Ky → Phong Nha → Khe Sanh → Tunnel Vinh Moc → Hue → Hoi An

From: $1,859/person


The legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail was a military supply route from North Vietnam through Laos and Cambodia to South Vietnam, stretching over 2000 km long. The trail is a network of roads, including truck routes, pedestrian walkways, and bicycle roadside.

To carry weapons into the hands of communist guerrillas fighting against Us and Southern Vietnamese forces during the war, Vietnam Peopler’s Army had built a private road system. Before having the current name, it was coded 559 and constructed in 1959. 16 years later, the trail deposited over 1 million Vietnamese soldiers from the North and an uncountable volume of supplies to the South battlefields regardless of fierce airstrikes of the American Army.

To offer visitors to Vietnam an adventurous experience alternative to winding routes to North Vietnam, especially when you travel on the back of a motorbike, Vietnam Motorbike Tour Club has designed a short tour on the trail: Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorcycle Tour from Hanoi to Hoi An – 11 days.

  • Departure: From 01 person
  • ThemeNature/Soft Adventure, Traditional culture
  •   SuitableTravel with friends, Active traveler, Solo traveler

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

+ Ho Chi Minh Trail is the legendary way in the war against American salvation of troops and people of North Vietnam, But this is also the road through Vietnam that is worth the most conquest for any biker. And this is the road that is Top Gear Vietnam’s honor 

+ With only 10 days of motorbike tour, we have had the opportunity to go through the most beautiful places worthy of conquest on the most legendary trail in Southeast Asia. is a wonderful combination between the challenging mountain trails of the north to the flat arc of the central region, especially the trail through Phong Nha – Ke Bang. Along the roads bearing the mark of the war as Hien Luong, DMZ area, or Khe Sanh, A Luoi … to the beautiful beaches of Quy Nhon and Nha Trang. 

+ a relatively complete view and overview of the human country of Vietnam. A country to go to, everyday tours also make you have to ignore the beauty so simple poetry is difficult to use words that describe it all. a war-torn country that has rebounded strongly, it is the people where we go to each other who teaches us lots of lessons about happiness and joy in life. 

+ tour is an extremely great design in everyday driving. Every day adds a new beauty, a new story from the sacred forest of the northern mountains to the magnificent beaches of the central region, Or the km of forest road to the headline running parallel to the Ho Chi Minh Trail. And each of us cried out why American soldiers came here to destroy this wonderful place. And also answered the question why they lost. All in all, the road is a perfect combination of off-road and on-road roads that fit all biker drivers.

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1HANOI TO PHU YEN MOTORBIKE TOUR ON HO CHI MINH TRAIL

Depart from Hanoi to Phu Yen and stop in Son Tay. On November 20 and 21, 1970, the U.S. Navy Carrier Task Force 77 supported the U.S. Army Special Forces and USAF Special Operations and rescue personnel making an audacious attack to the Son Tay prison camp. The purpose of the attack was to rescue about captive 100 U.S.

The U.S. Navy pilots pretended to attack, meanwhile, 116 USAF and Navy aircraft from 7 airbases and 3 aircraft carriers flew and refueled, fighter cover, close air support, surface-to-air missile suppression, and reconnaissance missions. Currently, it’s considered the best for a Vietnam motorbike tour on the trail. Proceed to Phu Yen on the winding path through the mountain after lunch. On the way, you will see one of the most majestic mountainous scenes in Northwest Vietnam. Stay overnight in a mini-hotel in Phu Yen Town.

Distance: 165 km

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Great first day on Phu Yen peak in Vietnam Motorbike Tour On Ho Chi Minh Trail – 11 Days

DAY 2PHU YEN TO MAI CHAU MOTORBIKE TOUR ON HO CHI MINH TRAIL

Leaving Phu Yen, we’ll head to Mai Chau – a rural district of Hoa Binh Province, which towering cliffs, unique culture and laid-back atmosphere that attract visitors keen to experience the land and lifestyle of Northwest Vietnam. The rice fields, locals, and mountainous backdrops are the most potent draw of Mai Chau to drive the beauty of Northwest Vietnam home to travelers.

We will get to Mai Chau on small roads, ride through less-visited villages of the H’Mong, Dao, and Thai. Try out your riding abilities by getting on an old road built by the French Army. In the afternoon, take the time to explore villages nearby. It is sure another comfortable day among 11 days in Vietnam Motorbike Tour. Spend a night in a stilt house of Thai ethnicity in Mai Chau.

Distance: Distance: 145 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A gentle journey in Northwest, Vietnam Motorbike Tour On Ho Chi Minh Trail – 11 Days from Phu Yen to Mai Chau.

DAY 3MAI CHAU TO TAN KY MOTORBIKE TOUR ON HO CHI MINH TRAIL

The destination of the 3rd day is 228 km away from Hanoi, a rural district in Nghe An Province called Tan Ky. It’s also the name of the district capital which was put on the list of the Western Nghe An Biosphere Reserve. Mother Nature favors the district with scenic and unique views, mighty waterfalls. Tan Ky is not only the land pertaining to the long-time history and charming sceneries but also rich in culture, customs, and traditional craft villages.

Roll into a small, paved trail along the Ma River then stop for lunch in Cam Thuy Town. The town is the convergence of quintessence and a combination of two resources of cultural and natural tourism. Next, make tracks for Tan Ky on a newly built highway, a section of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Take some rest and sleep in a hotel.

Distance: 291 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A long journey will be a real challenge in Vietnam Motorbike Tour On Ho Chi Minh Trail – 11 Days

DAY 4TAN KY TO PHONG NHA MOTORBIKE TOUR ON HO CHI MINH TRAIL

Say goodbye to Tan Ky, we will head to Pho Chau. Here, spending time on visiting the real starting point of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, a victory monument. Continue traveling on the back of a motorbike, we will reach Phong Nha – Ke Bang, a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Quang Binh Province, north-central Vietnam. The landscape is known for the magnificent caves and the incredible geology, geomorphology and diverse ecosystem comprising 2400 species of plants.

In which, Phong Nha cave has the most beautiful underground river, the most splendid underground lake, the most marvelous underground rock formations, the most majestic stalactites, and the largest cave entrance.

Distance: Distance: 280 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

One day comes to the largest cave kingdom in the world, Vietnam Motorbike Tour On Ho Chi Minh Trail – 11 Days from Tan Ky to Phong Nha

DAY 5PHONG NHA TO DONG HOI MOTORBIKE TOUR ON HO CHI MINH TRAIL

Take a cruise on a boat to uncover the World Heritage Site of Phong Nha where was a shelter for the local civilians to avoid bombing during wartime. Roam along with Dong Hoi’s coastal town where was badly shelled by the US warships during Vietnam War. Dong Hoi, the capital city of Quang Binh Province, is a pleasant seaside city that owns the beauty of 12km coastline of white sand and clear crystal blue beaches. The land is rich in culture and history along with a great mixture of local foods.

Different from other days of this journey, on this 5th day, a beachfront hotel will be our accommodation. Go to the beach to sunbathe and swim if you like. Enjoy the serene life here in your own way.

Distance: Distance: 60 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 PHONG NHA MOTORBIKE TOURS TO DONG HOI

DAY 6DONG HOI TO KHE SANH MOTORBIKE TOUR ON HO CHI MINH TRAIL

Make our way to the south through foothills where the former DMZ situated in the past and was sprayed a large amount of Agent Orange. Get into Vinh Moc tunnel, cross the well-known Hien Luong Bridge (the former line of demarcation separated North and South Vietnam) then reach Truong Son Cemetery and the final destination is Khe Sanh. The place formerly was the base of the U.S. Marine. It’s a valley surrounded entirely by rolling mountains and forest in Huong Hoa District, about 23 km south of the aforementioned DMZ. Spend a night in Khe Sanh.

Distance: Distance: 200 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Experience the way of war Vietnam Motorbike Tour On Ho Chi Minh Trail – 11 Days from Dong Hoi to Khe Sanh

DAY 7KHE SANH TO HUE MOTORBIKE TOUR ON HO CHI MINH TRAIL

Keep going on the journey by crossing over Da Krong Bridge then arrive in A Shau valley. The valley was a key infiltration route for North Vietnamese forces during the Vietnam War. It is a flat bottomland in 1.5 km wide covered with tall elephant grass, fringed with densely forested mountain ridges. Thereafter, cross over Hamburger Hill and mountains left to stunted by the prolonged effects of Agent Orange. Stop at A Luoi, home to Bru Van hill people. It is located west in the high mountainous area of A Shau Valley.

Subsequently, aim to Hue City after going through the greenback countryside down the steep Me Oi Pass. Hue was once the capital of Vietnam, this gorgeous city spreads along the banks of poetic Perfume River. Sleepover in Hue.

Distance: Distance: 180 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A challlenge small  to the most romantic city in Vietnam Motorbike Tour On Ho Chi Minh Trail - 11 Days

DAY 8HUE TO HOI AN MOTORBIKE TOUR ON HO CHI MINH TRAIL

Bid a farewell the ancient capital, we will set out foot on graceful, historic Hoi An. It’s the most atmospheric and delightful town in Vietnam. The town once was the most important trading port in the South China Sea. Its riverside setting is beguiling carrying the grand architecture that beseems its heritage. Now in this century, the long line of traffic jams and pollution are almost absent in this lovely town.

We’re off to the Forbidden Citadel in the morning, take the National Highway 1 and conquer the Cloudy Pass. Once arriving in the World Heritage Site of Hoi An, you will be infatuated with its tranquility, slow pace of life, and friendliness shown by the locals. Spend a night here to get a feel for the area.

Distance: Distance: 145 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Journey connecting the two most beautiful and ancient cities Vietnam Motorbike Tour On Ho Chi Minh Trail – 11 Days from Hue to Hoi An

DAY 9SIGHTSEEING IN HOI AN

To get to know Hoi An well, you have a whole morning for it. Go sea-swimming at Cua Dai Beach at noon, 6km away from Hoi An Town. UNESCO recognized the ancient town as a World Heritage Site in 1999, which is a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asia trading port for 4 centuries. That’s why most buildings here bear an intriguing combination of local and foreign features.

Though Hoi An is just a small city, it has long drawn in tourists, backpackers looking for a great laid-back getaway and its untamed beaches. Therefore, each corner or street in Hoi An is a photogenic background for your Instagram feed.

Distance: 170km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A day of light exploration in Vietnam Motorbike Tour On Ho Chi Minh Trail – 11 Days

DAY 10HOI AN TO QUY NHON MOTORBIKE TOUR ON HO CHI MINH TRAIL

Quy Nhon, the capital of Binh Dinh Province, is a large and prosperous coastal city that boasts a breathtaking beach-blessed shoreline and grand boulevards. The city’s seaside is an appeal and tidy resulting in litter-free streets. It abounds hidden caves and deserted beaches, Hindu temples. Compared to other coastal areas in Vietnam, Quy Nhon upholds an air of enigma and immaculateness, poetic grace.

Once again during our excursion, join the National Highway 1 down the stunning shoreline to behold the sleeping beauty with your own two eyes. It’s hard not be caught breathless by bizarre but thrilling shapes of the islands’ formation.

Distance: 280 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Discover the two most beautiful coastal cities in Vietnam Motorbike Tour On Ho Chi Minh Trail – 11 Days

DAY 11QUY NHON TO NHA TRANG MOTORBIKE TOUR ON HO CHI MINH TRAIL

Nha Trang, the coastal city and capital of Khanh Hoa Province, offers a 6km stretch of wonderful coastline with white sandy beaches, clear waters. It teems with marine life and thriving reefs, lush mountain ranges, and 19 isolated islets. There are amazing architectures that date back to the Champa Kingdom, Buddhist temples, and gothic –style churches. Besides, the coastal town is bestowed with natural hot springs, salt fields, and singular waterfalls. After lunchtime, pack it up and we will leave Nha Trang. The whole crew takes a flight back to Hanoi. End of the most memorable trip.

Distance: 200 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Vietnam Motorbike Tour On Ho Chi Minh Trail – 11 Days from quy Nhon to Nha Trang

END OF TOUR

LUXURY PRICE

Vietnam motorbike tours prices for a guided Vietnam motorcycle tour

*Full package, no hidden cost surprises

Guided Tour

(On-road)

Hymalaya / Versy 300

Honda CB 500x

BMW GS1200

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Two peopleContact UsContact UsContact Us
Three people310 USD/day/person315 USD/day/person495 USD/day/person
From four people290 USD/day/person299 USD/day/person475 USD/day/person

Guided Tour

(Under 20% Off-road)

Honda XR150L

Honda CRF300L

Suzuki DRZ 400

One person219 USD/day/person249 USD/day/person259 USD/day/person
Two people199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person
Three people179 USD/day/person199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person
From four people169 USD/day/person189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person

Guided Tour

(From 50% Off-road)

Honda XR150L

Honda CRF300L

Suzuki DRZ400

One person239 USD/day/person269 USD/day/person279 USD/day/person
Two people219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person259 USD/day/person
Three people199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person
From four people189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person229 USD/day/person

Includes:

  • Well-experienced English Speaking Tour Guide (also good at Mechanical Skills – Photographer)
  • Recent & Well-Maintained CRF 300L – Gasoline
  • 25% Riding Time Offroad per day ( Enduro Routes upon your request )
  • Good Accommodation: 4-star hotels – resort based on twin rooms and high standard homestay to know more about the cultures.
  • All meals on tour: Enjoy local food in every region you visit.
  • Water – Solf Drinks
  • Boat trips on Lakes or Rivers – Ferry
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas
  • International Airport Pickup – Drop Off
  • 1 Night of Ethnic Entertainment at Homestay for a group from 2 riders
  • Helmets – Gloves – Protection Guard for Elbows & Knees – Pants (If we have your size )
  • Riding Shirt for souvenirs
  • Hotel Before the Tour
  • 4G simcard
  • Overnight Train Ticket (soft bed) and bike shipping fee from Lao Cai – Sapa

Excludes:

  • Personal insurance – Travel insurance (this is at your own risk)
  • Motorbike insurance to Cover any damages to the motorcycle (Click here to know more)
  • Air ticket – Visa fee (approximately 25 USD/person, depending on nationality)
  • Tip, personal expenses, and other expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy
  • The Hotel After riding

Notes:

  • For a group of from
    • 5 riders, The professional Mechanic comes for free
    • 10 riders, a Pickup Truck is free for escorting ( Under 10 riders, it will be USD 150 / 1 day)
  • A single stay will cost USD 40 / 1 night / 1 single room.
  • The cameraman costs USD 200 / 1 day (Flycam – professional photos and clips)
  • If tours do not depart/ end at the departure spot, the surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to the departure spot is USD 90 / 1 dirtbike – USD 200 / 1 above 500cc bike
  • VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUEST.
Group of 1XR 150L220 USD / 1 day / 1 rider
Group of 2XR 150L150 USD / 1 day / 1 rider
Group of 1CRF 250L240 USD / 1 day / 1 rider
Group of 2CRF 250L170 USD / 1 day / 1 rider

From 3 riders please contact us for the best price

Includes:

  • English Speaking Tour Guide (Good at mechanical skills – Photographer)
  • Recent & Well-Maintained CRF 250L – Gasoline
  • At least 25% riding offroad per day (Please let us know if you only like riding on-road)
  • Good Accommodation: 3 hotels based on twin rooms or homestay.
  • All meals on tour: Enjoy local food in every region you visit.
  • Water – Solf Drinks
  • Boat trips on Lakes or Rivers – Ferry
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas
  • International Airport Pickup – Drop Off
  • 1 Night of Ethnic Entertainment at Homestay for a group from 2 riders
  • Helmets – Gloves – Protection Guard for Elbows & Knees – Pants (If we have your size)
  • Riding Shirt for souvenirs
  • 4G simcard
  • Overnight Train Ticket (soft bed) and bike shipping fee from Lao Cai – Sapa

Excludes:

  • Personal insurance – Travel insurance (this is at your own risk)
  • Motorbike insurance to Cover any damages to the motorcycle (Click here to know more)
  • Air ticket – Visa fee (approximately 25 USD/person, depending on nationality)
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses, and other expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy
  • The Hotel at night Before / After riding

Notes:

  • Pickup Truck for escorting cost USD 150 / 1 day
  • A single stay will cost USD 30 / 1 night / 1 single room.
  • The cameraman costs USD 200 / 1 day (Flycam – professional photos and clips)
  • If tours do not depart/ end at the departure spot, the surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to the departure spot is USD 90 / 1 dirtbike – USD 200 / 1 above 500cc bike
  • VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUEST.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

1. Deposits and Payment Policy

  • We require a deposit of 30% of the total upon confirmation of booking tour. The remaining balance will be paid 45 days before departure. Your booking may be considered canceled if the full balance is not received by Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club by that time.
  • You can choose the payment method by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by you.
  • After receiving your payment, we will issue you the final confirmation of the detailed itinerary and services via e-mail.

2. Cancellation and Refunds

  • Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club takes no responsibility for any flight delays or scheduled changes at any stage throughout the trip.
  • We have the discretion to change the itinerary or delay the tour due to weather, local conditions, politics, or various other reasons with our notification in advance.
  • During the tour, should you be found to break any of the rules without the prior exception from the tour leader, we have the discretion to cancel the tour with no refunds applied.
  • During the tour, should your bike have minor technical problems, our guide/mechanic will attempt to fix it as quickly as possible. In the event that the bike can not be fixed within the day, we will endeavor to substitute a bike of a similar type to ensure your trip is not interrupted.
  • Should you have to cancel the tour due to special reasons, you may transfer your booking to another person. However, you will be liable for your nominee paying their monies in full.

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