Ho Chi Minh Trail – Cross County Motorcycle Tour from Hanoi to Saigon – 15 days

Duration : 15/Days
Destination : Hanoi → Mai Chau → Vinh → Huong Khe → Phong Nha → Dong Hoi→ Dong Ha → Khe Sanh → A Luoi → Hien → Thanh My → Hoi An →My Son → Dong Phu → Kham Duc→ Kon Tum Ban Me Thuot → Da Lat → Cat Tien→ SaiGon

From: $2,535/person

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For those who want the best travel experience in a country, joining a long road trip is a perfect choice.

As you may have noticed, the Ho Chi Minh trail will be the main road that we ride on. With this route, bikers will pass by the best sceneries, ride on both paved and unusual roads, learn a lot about Vietnam’s history, and, to some extent, understand more about the strong will of Vietnamese soldiers at the time. With this tour, we will cover more than 2,500 km in 15 days to a dozen provinces and cities of Vietnam.

Why is Ho Chi Minh Trail so famous? 

The legendary trail was the supply line to link the north with the south of Vietnam during wartime. It was constructed by hand under the fierce bombings and thus, was known as “the greatest engineering achievement of the 21st century.

This is also where local people and soldiers carried supplies and weapons by hand, bicycle, and truck for hundreds of kilometers for the army. It is truly a testimony to the Vietnamese soldiers’ ingenuity, grit, and commitment.

A new highway was built on most parts of the original trail. Some sections offer interesting off-road routes for adventurous bikers to test their riding skills. The route will take bikers past Vietnam’s top attractions like Mai Chau, Tan Ky, Phong Nha, Khe Sanh, Hue, Hoi An, Kon Tum, Nha Trang, and  Da Lat.

  • 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

+ A 15-day tour of the Ho Chi Minh Trail is one of the most popular motorbike tours for any biker in the world due to its comprehensive nature.

+ only for 15 short days, but you have a relatively comprehensive view of the beautiful scenery, culture, cuisine, and people throughout Vietnam from north to south.

There is a new look on the country and people of Vietnam because the territory of Vietnam, as well as other Southeast Asian countries, has a variety of cultures of ethnic minorities. On each day of the motorcycle tour, we pass through many lands where many ethnic minorities reside. So in Vietnam, you have to learn more about 53 other ethnic groups besides Vietnamese.

+ from north to south, where we also encounter amazing natural scenery, from surprise to surprise.

In the north the majestic mountains and forests, the central caves, the immense primitive forests along the Vietnam-Laos border. South Central is the skillful combination of the best beaches in Vietnam and the Central Highlands with wild and mysterious beauty.

+ comprehensively about the war because the places we go on the trail left many traces of the world’s most fierce war in the 21st century.

It is the land of Vinh Moc, DMZ, Khe Sanh, A Luoi …

 

Day 1Cross Country Tour Hanoi to Mai Chau Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

We gather in Hanoi’s center at around 9:00 am and then ride our motorcycles in the west direction to get to Mai Chau, a mountainous area with a beautiful landscape and home to the Thai ethnic minority. We drive from Hanoi’s center to Highway 6, crossing by a sea of rice paddy fields and limestone karst on two sides of the tree-lined road.

After having lunch in Hoa Binh province, we cross Thung Khe, among the most scenic mountain passes in northern Vietnam, and then descend to Mai Chau, which is well set in an idyllic valley and surrounded by hills. After dinner at the homestay, we enjoy a folk music performance and are invited to dance and sing with local artists—overnight in the house-on-stilt homestay of the Thai people.

Summary:

Distance: 170 km

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

 Best Vietnam motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh trail – 15 Days to Mai Chau

Day 2Motorcycle cross country From Mai Chau to Tan Ky Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail (290 km)

After the first wonderful day, our motorcycle team drives around the tranquil rural villages and then follows the off-road route with poetic views that overlooks the Ma River. We then stop for lunch in Cam Thuy town. From this point on, our motorbike team can join the legendary Ho Chi Minh trail. We head to Tan Ky town, where we stay overnight. Tan Ky is a small town situated on a Ho Chi Minh trail section. Far away from the major cities, this is an ideal place for you to explore the local life of indigenous people here.

Vietnam motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh trail – 15 Days to Tan Ky

Day 3Cross country motorcycle rides from Tan Ky to Phong Nha Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail (280 km)

We wake up in the little town of Tan Ky, have breakfast, and then have a ride on the trail to Pho Chau and visit the Ho Chi Minh trail victory monument. Unlike the northern Vietnam motorbike tours, this route through the Ho Chi Minh trail will enable bikers to explore many historical relics. We then continue our ride to Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park, home to some of the most ancient karst mountains in Asia, which were formed 400 million years ago. This World Heritage Site is a heaven on earth for cave enthusiasts with hundreds of cave systems and spectacular underground rivers.

Other than the caves, which highlight a trip to this area, above-ground sightseeing destinations and activities like forest trekking, rural mountain biking, or war history places are also rewarding experiences. We stay overnight in Khe Sanh and prepare for the next day of the 15-day motorbike tour on the Ho Chi Minh trail.

 Vietnam motorbike tours in Ho Chi Minh trail- 15 days from Tan Ky to Phong Nha

Day 4Cross Country Motorcycle Trips - Phong Nha to Khe Sanh Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail (220 km)

From Phong Nha, the Ho Chi Minh Trail is divided into two branches, one on the east side and the other on the west side, meaning bikers can choose from two routes. With rich and diverse experience, BM Travel Co., Ltd recommends bikers choose the western branch of the Ho Chi Minh trail, which offers tourists a scenic view of majestic mountain ranges and primitive forests.

This route can also visit the former US marine base with tunnels, airbases, and some war museums. This is the best part of the Ho Chi Minh trail for tourists exploring historical sites. The route also crosses the Phong Nha National Park – Ke Bang. This route has very light traffic. During more than 200 km ride, you see very few vehicles. We have dinner and stay overnight in Khe Sanh.

Vietnam motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh trail – 15 Days from Phong Nha to Khe Sanh

Day 5Khe Sanh – Vinh Moc Tunnel – Hue Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail (190 km)

On the 5th day, our motorcycle crew will ride from the west to the east along the 17th parallel, which was the boundary between the North and the South of Vietnam during wartime. We stop at some historical sites to learn more about the history and the fierce battles between Vietnam and America, such as Hien Luong Bridge, Vinh Moc tunnel.

Vinh Moc tunnel is one of the highlights of this area. Constructed in a strategic location in Quang Tri province, this tunnel complex functioned as a bomb shelter for the local people of Vinh Linh district, who offered great support for the army. Some parts of the tunnel are 30m deep. It was used from the mid-1960s till 1972 exactly as a house with rooms and facilities, around 60 families lived and 17 children were born here. Our motorbike team then continues our ride along highway No.1 from Quang Tri to Hue. We get to Hue at about 4:30 pm, have a quick nap in the hotel, and explore Hue at night.

Best Vietnam motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh trail – 15 Days to Hue

Day 6Hue to Hoi An Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail (160 km)

The former imperial capital city of Hue has many things to do, see and eat, so make sure you wake up early to make the best of your time here. Coming to one of Vietnam’s most historical and poetic cities, you shouldn’t miss a trip to the royal tombs of ancient emperors, royal citadel, ornate temples and pagoda, iconic bridges, and pedestrian street, and make sure you treat yourself to good street food here. After sightseeing and enjoying the food culture here, we ride on the National Highway 1 from Hue to Hoi An.

Vietnam motorbike tour club team leads you through Hai Van pass (Cloudy pass), which offers the most stunning view on earth. From the pass with the smooth, curving road, we look over the breathtaking sea with blue water well-blended with the clear, bright, and blue sky. The view over the sea is one of its kind and looks like a surreal painting. The 30-minute ride takes us to the charming ancient town of Hoi An as the last luminous ray of sunlight dances on the Thu Bon river. This is one of the most famous attractions in central Vietnam and was an important trading harbor in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Vietnam motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh trail – 15 Days to Hue

Day 7Relax in Hoi An

When it comes to ancient towns in Vietnam, no place can beat Hoi An. Once the old harbor town of Champa people, this beautiful little town was located at the estuary of Thu Bon and quite close to the sea. It was a busy harbor and trade hub of Vietnam and Southeast Asia during the 16th and 17th centuries. Many Chinese, Japanese, and Western people came to do business and settle down in Hoi An at the time.

The melting pot history of Hoi An is well reflected in its architecture – from shophouses and temples to French colonial buildings and Vietnamese tube houses or the symbolic Japanese bridge with its beautiful pagoda, which was built in the early 17th century by Japanese businesspeople. The pagoda is among the few structures of Japanese architecture in Vietnam’s history. With its rich values, Hoi An town was recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999 and is well preserved. Nowadays, street food is also a big part of Hoi An, and your trip seems to be incomplete without trying some local dishes.

Besides Hoi An’s historical and cultural attractions, this town is also really well-known for its long and picturesque beaches. In the afternoon, we can ride a motorbike to the Cua Dai beach or rent a bike to cycle from Hoi An to the windy paddy fields in nearby rural villages. In the evening, you can enjoy some coffee near the bank of Thu Bon river, tune in to the traditional music performance and discover the magnificence of Hoi An by night with the beautiful and sparkling lanterns.

Vietnam motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh trail – 15 Days in Hoi An

Day 8Hoi An to Kon Tum Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail (290 km)

From Hoi An, our Vietnam motorbike team heads to Phuoc Son (also known as Kham Duc). We strike through the Lo Xo pass and ride through many tribe villages of the Ba Na ethnic minority, scattered sparsely throughout the hills and remote mountains. Our Vietnam motorbike crew continues to ride until we reach the area near the border with Laos PDR, then takes a turn to Kon Tum and spend the night here.

Vietnam motorbike tour- 15 days to Kon Tum

Day 9Kon Tum to Buon Ma Thuot Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail (240 km)

Today’s ride is one of the highlights of the Vietnam motorbike tour route as we head to the central highlands region. We pass by Pleiku city, cross the Ia Drang valley and then gear up to Buon Me Thuot, the city which used to be a severe battlefield in the American war. This city is well-known for its production of coffee in Vietnam. On tour today, we cross many vast coffee farms extending to the horizon. Here we can enjoy the cool and fresh atmosphere and feel the sunlight of this central highlands region while sipping on coffee.

Vietnam motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh trail – 15 Days to Buon Me Thuat

Day 10Buon Ma Thuot to Nha Trang Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail (190 km)

From Buon Me Thuot, we ride through the easy and paved roads, head down to the coast, and follow highway 1 to the north of Nha Trang. You need to hold your breaths not to be shocked by what nature offers you: the magnificent cliffs gently tapped by ocean waves day and night, the long sandy beaches, and the coral reefs under the crystal clear water. You enjoy your evening by discovering this coastal city at night and trying some really good seafood.

Vietnam motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh trail – 15 Days

Day 11Explore Nha Trang

Nha Trang offers many things to do, see and experience: beautiful beaches, pristine offshore islands, exciting diving sites, 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 destinations, including Tri Nguyen Aquarium, Po Nagar Cham Tower, Chong Promontory, and the Institute of Oceanography. Scuba diving and cycling are also must-do activities here. 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.

 Vietnam motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh trail – 15 Days in Nha Trang

Day 12Nha Trang to Da Lat Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail (170 km)

From Nha Trang, we have a 170km ride to Da Lat, a highlands city well-known for its climate, scenic landscape, coffee, red wine, and flowers. With the year-round cool climate and the sacred landscape, this was once a summer hideout for French officials during the colonial time and dubbed ‘Little Paris’, ‘the city of eternal spring’ or ‘the city of love’. This city will make visitors fall for it on their very first visit.

Vietnam motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh trail – 15 Days to Da Lat

Day 13Cross Country Motorcycle - Dalat Motorbike Tour (50 km)

Located in the central highlands region of Vietnam, Da Lat has many to offer tourists: scenic pine forests, romantic misty landscape, various types of beautiful flowers, unique pink grass, tasty wine, and coffee as well ancient buildings and churches with French architecture. We will spend one full day exploring the endless charms of this city.

Short Motorbike Touring around Da Lat

Day 14Da Lat to Cat Tien National Park Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail (190 km)

From Da Lat, we follow road No.20 to Cat Tien national park, some 150 km from Ho Chi Minh City. Visiting the park is one of the highlights of this trip, and we stop at a few spots to take beautiful pictures. This is truly a heaven for nature lovers and those who love outdoor activities. It would be hard to get bored in this national park with a diverse range of activities on offer for tourists. The best time to explore the park is from December to May. During this time, low rainfall and dry path make it easy and comfortable for us to explore the park’s wonder.

Day 15Cat Tien National Park to Saigon Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail (160 km)

From Cat Tien national park, we ride a motorbike to Ho Chi Minh City, a fast-paced and dynamic city known as the economic hub of Vietnam. We head to the train station and park the motorbike here, ending our fantastic 15-day Hanoi to Saigon Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail. We hope that the two-week trip gives participants a better sense and knowledge of Vietnam and leaves them with the last memories of the places we have been to.

Vietnam motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh trail – 15 Days in Sai Gon

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

1. Suzuki DR-Z400

Price only from 209 USD/day/rider

2. Honda CB500X

Price only from 299 USD/day/rider

3. BMW GSA 1250

Price only from 399 USD/day/rider

5. YAMAHA WR 155CC

Price only from 170 USD/day/rider

4. HONDA XR150L

Price only from 150 USD/day/rider

6. HONDA CRF 300L/250L

Price only from 189 USD/day/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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