Ho Minh Trail Motorcycle Tour from Hanoi to Nha Trang – 13 days

Duration : 13/Days
Destination : Hanoi → Phu Yen → Mai Chau → Tan Ky → Phong Nha → Dong Hoi → Khe Sanh → Hue → Hoi An → KonTum → Buon Me Thuot → Nha Trang

From: $2,197/person

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A 13-day tour exploring the north and center of Vietnam by motorbike will be an experience of your lifetime. This journey is neither too long nor too short. The tour length is perfect for you to learn and experience Vietnam at its best. The  13-day Ho Minh Trail Motorcycle Tour from Hanoi to Nha Trang  will bring you interesting experiences with splendorous sceneries and the hospitable people of Vietnam.

The so-called Ho Chi Minh Trail is one of the most famous legends of the war against America. This complex road system winds along with the spectacular Truong Son range, facilitating the movement of soldiers and war supplies from northern Vietnam to battlefields in the south of Vietnam.

Today much of this historical trail has been developed into highways. At the same time, many hotels and towns are springing up on the two sides of the road. This route is extremely beautiful, with new mountain views on every corner, light traffic, and almost no tourists.

We start our thrilling 13-day motorbike adventure from Hanoi and then head south along the new highway. This trip allows you to learn about Vietnam’s modern history and see the country’s beautiful nature. The trip will end in Nha Trang, a charming shoreline city in central Vietnam.

  • Departure2021:Oct 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 | Nov 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30 | Dec 3, 7, 10 …
  • ThemeNature/Soft Adventure, Traditional culture
  •   SuitableTravel with friends, Active traveler, Solo traveler
ITINERARY

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ride through Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • It starts in Hanoi and ends in Nha Trang
  • Drive along the Black River seeing the beauty of mountains and river banks
  • Ride along Ma River across rice fields.
  • Learn the history of the fierce war between Vietnam and the USA
  • Going to many beautiful beaches in Vietnam

 

Day 1Ha Noi to Phu Yen Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

On the first day of this Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour, we start from Hanoi at 9.30 a.m. after the peak hours to avoid traffic congestion and break out of the delta plains. We leave Hanoi and ride along the Red River to Son Tay, and after that, we continue to strike through the peaceful countryside and get to Phu Yen mountainous town (which belongs to Son La province in northwestern Vietnam) and spend the night here.

Summary: 

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 165km

Best Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tours - 13 days from Hanoi to Phu Yen

Day 2Phu Yen to Mai Chau Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

This might stand out among the most beautiful roads for the Vietnam motorbike tour. Our tour guide will take us to “chase” the clouds on high mountains in Ta Xua commune. In 15 minutes, the cloud will change persistently, and we will see the cloud flow down the mountain like an incredible waterfall. This is one of the most appealing destinations for expert drivers to enjoy a touch-of-heaven experience. We will then ride along the Black River with a view over the magnificent mountains and streams.

Next, we will cross over Van Yen on a boat. We may choose to eat in Bac Yen or Moc Chau Farm Town. Then, we keep discovering the Moc Chau plateau with many beguiling excellent scenes covering big tea, apricot, and peach gardens. Heading to the top of Hua Tat pass and taking postcard-pretty photographs are also memorable experiences. We have many options to travel from Moc Chau to Mai Chau. We recommend a ride past wonderful rough terrain, which is quite technical yet fun and rewarding. Good driving skill is required, though. We then spend the night at the hotel.

Summary: 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 145km

Best Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tours - 13 days from Phu Yen to Mai Chau

Day 3Mai Chau to Tan Ky Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

Today can be a tough day for inexperienced bikers because of the long driving time and the difficult trails. The road from Mai Chau to Tan Ky is very small. We start after having breakfast, following the spectacular and paved trail near Ma River. We then have a stopover in Cam Thuy to have lunch. Then, we continue to go to the Ho Chi Minh Trail, heading to Tan Ky (Nghe An Province) and spending the night here.

Summary: 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 290 km

Best Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tours - 13 days from Mai Chau to Tan Ky

Day 4Tan Ky to Phong Nha Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

We drive on Ho Chi Minh Highway until we reach Pho Chau, then stop for a quick visit to some of the historical sites. Afterward, we ride to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, with the most amazing caves in Vietnam and Indochina. It was recognized as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site.

The karst arrangement of Phong Nha: Ke Bang park has developed since the Paleozoic (around 400 million years ago) and is a major karst territory in Asia. Subject to enormous structural changes, the park’s karst landscape scene is amazingly unpredictable, with numerous geographic highlights of impressive hugeness. The tremendous territory, reaching out to the outskirt of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, contains specular arrangements, including 65 kilometers of caves and underground waterways.

Summary: 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 280 km

Best Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tours - 13 days from tan Ky to Phong Nha

Day 5Phong Nha to Dong Hoi Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

After visiting the beautiful caves in Phong Nha, we continue our Vietnam motorbike tour to Dong Hoi, a coastal town in Quang Binh province. Here in Dong Hoi, you can go to many places for sightseeing. Dong Hoi city center was built along the banks of the Nhat Le river. The monuments, parks, and squares are all explored in this area. Here are the tourist attractions in the area on both sides of Nhat Le River for you to visit:

Tam Toa Church, built in 1886, is located in Dong Hoi city’s center. This church was bombed 48 times during wartime, and only its bell tower survived. Nhat Le Beach: offers peaceful and poetic scenery. Being viewed as the symbol of Dong Hoi, this beach is now surrounded by many hotels and resorts.

Summary: 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 60 km

Best Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tours - 13 days Phong Nha to Dong Hoi

Day 6Dong Hoi to Khe Sanh Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

This beautiful route is one of our favorite ones in this central Vietnam motorbike tour. We will ride on the highway, part of the original Ho Chi Minh trail toward the west of Vietnam near the Vietnam-Laos border. During this 200-kilometer ride, you won’t see many motorbikes. Rather, you will catch the sight of wild animals and lush mountains, one of the claims to fame of a motorbike trip. When we leave Dong Hoi, we have the opportunity to visit the old fortifications of the US marines, airbase, and great Khe Sanh gallery. We complete your fascinating motorbike tour toward the west at about 5:00 pm—overnight in the hotel.

Summary: 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 200 km

Best Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tours - 13 days from Dong Hoi to Khe Sanh

Day 7Khe Sanh to Hue Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

After breakfast, we ride along Parkway 1 to Quang Tri town, visiting Long Hung Church and Quang Tri Old Citadel, where a fierce battle took place for 81 days in 1972. We ride along the coast from Cua Viet Beach to Cua Tung Beach, visit Vinh Moc tunnel, explore the Demilitarized Zone and have lunch here. Vinh Moc is a tunnel complex built for local settlement in the Vietnamese non-military zone to avoid violent bombings.

We continue our ride on the Ho Chi Minh trail through Dong Ha town, where we stop to visit Dong Ha market. Later on, we head to Hue. Our guide then takes travelers to some more war relics before making it to Hue. If we still have time, we ride to Imperial Citadel and one of the Royal Tombs before watching the nightfall on the bank of Perfume River. We try some street food and spend the night in a local hotel.

Summary: 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 180 km

Best Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tours - 13 days from Khe Sanh to Hue

Day 8Hue to Hoi An Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

Today is an easy, short, and paved ride from Hue to Hoi An. First, we weave around Hue to visit some tombs, relics, and other noteworthy travel destinations until late afternoon. We then ride along the breathtaking seaside route via Hai Van Pass, where we can look over the splendorous marvel of Lang Co bay and the majestic sea. We set aside the opportunity to visit picturesque marble mountains to make a beeline to Hoi An via the Da Nang coastline. Overnight in the hotel in Hoi An.

Summary: 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 145 km

Best Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tours - 13 days from Hue to Hoi An

Day 9Hoi An Sightseeing

You spend the ninth day of your tour taking a walk to explore little charming Hoi An. Popular places such as the Japanese Cau pagoda, the Phuoc Kien Temple, the old house of Tan Ky, and the craft villages are all worth our visit. We can also join a boat tour on the Thu Bon River to see the city and fishermen’s simple life here.

We then hop on our motorbike to drive to discover Vietnam’s most reminiscent Cham site, My Son, which lies 40 kilometers southwest of Hoi An. My Son sanctuary has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List and richly deserves an important place on our travel map. We then drive back to Hoi An and visit some rural craft-making and herb-growing villages.

Summary: 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Best Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tours - 13 days, Hoi An Sightseeing

Day 10Hoi An to Kon Tum Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

We return to the mountains, rejoining the Trail at Phuoc Son (otherwise called Kham Duc). From that point, we head up the transcending Lo Xo forested mountain pass and then strike through remote areas meagerly populated by the Ba Na ethnic people.

Local here keep their tradition of preserving the “rong” house, a tall house on stilts. This serves as a communal house where residents come for special celebrations and social activities. The stilts were initially made to protect their host from elephants, tigers, and other wild animals. These houses on stilts have become an iconic image of this area. After bidding farewell to the locals, we head further to Kon Tum and spend the night here.

Summary: 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Distance: 290 km

Best Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tours - 13 days from Hoi An to Kon Tum

Day 11Kon Tum to Buon Me Thuot Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

After having breakfast in the hotel, we drive from Kon Tum to Pleiku and then Ia Drang Valley before stopping in Buon Me Thuot, dubbed ‘the coffee capital of Vietnam’. Being viewed as the heart of Vietnam’s central highlands, Buon Ma Thuot draws many tourists thanks to the vast coffee fields, the majestic waterfalls, and the authentic people that this land has to offer.

This is also home to seemingly endless rubber forests, lush coffee gardens, unique gong cultural spaces, historical relics, and indigenous people’s unique traditional culture and customs that can’t be found anywhere else. We enjoy a nice cup of coffee in our tranquil homestay in Buon Me Thuot, having a decent sleep to be well prepared for the next day on two wheels.

Summary: 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Distance: 240 km

Best Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tours - 13 days from Kon Tum to Buon Me Thuat

Day 12Buon Me Thuot to Nha Trang Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

After having a memorable time in the central highlands, we head down to the coastal city of Nha Trang, home to the best beaches and pristine islands in Vietnam. We stay overnight in a hotel near the beach after a long day on the motorbike.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Distance: 190 km

Best Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tours - 13 days from Buon Me Thuat to Nha Trang

Day 13Relax in Nha Trang

Khanh Hoa is a province with many things on offer – from beautiful beaches, pristine offshore islands, and exciting diving sites to historical sites and busy city life. You will have an incredible and soaring experience while taking a cable car ride over Hon Tre Island and the nature reserves of Hon Mun and Tam island to get a spectacular aerial view of the beach, islands, and wilderness.

Tourists should try other activities, and destinations include Tri Nguyen Aquarium, Po Nagar Cham Tower, Chong Promontory, and the Institute of Oceanography. Seafood in Nha Trang is also well-known for its freshness, abundance, and affordable price, so don’t forget to treat yourself to a nice seafood feast here. Our thirteen-day motorbike tour across the north and center of Vietnam takes you to various landscapes with the opportunity to learn about locals’ life and their exciting culture and customs. We hope that the memories and experiences from this trip will leave you with memorable impressions of our beautiful Vietnam.

Summary: 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 190 km

 Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tours - 13 days in 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

Luxury Price 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

Luxury Price 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

Luxury Price 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.
Bikes with stadard price

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
STANDARD 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)
STANDARD PRICE 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
STANDARD PRICE 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 dirtbikeUSD 200 / 1 above 500cc bike
    VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUES

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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