Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorcycle Tour from Hanoi to Saigon via Kon Tum – 12 days

Duration : 12/Days
Destination : Hanoi → Tan Ky → Phong Nha → Dong Hoi → Hue → Hoi An → Kon Tum → Buon Ma Thuot → Da Lat → Nam Cat Tien → Ho Chi Minh City

From: $2,028/person

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The  Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorcycle Tour from Hanoi to Saigon via Kon Tum – 12 days will take travelers to all three regions of Vietnam with exceptionally beautiful sceneries. Riding on the Ho Chi Minh national highway (with much of it being part of the historical Ho Chi Minh trail) to get to the attractions is both an exciting experience and an insight into the history of Vietnam.

What is the Ho Chi Minh trail?

Before you hit the road, it’s crucial to learn about this legendary road in Vietnam. This trail was constructed mainly by hand under the rain of bombs by Vietnamese people, and for this, it was well-known as “the greatest engineering achievement of the 21st centuryâ€. The “blood road†was the logistical network that enabled the north of Vietnam to provide the army fighting the US forces in the south with supplies, troops, and materials.

Nowadays, the trail, stretching over 1,000 km, connects the north and the south of Vietnam, taking travelers past Vietnam’s top attractions like Mai Chau, Tan Ky, Phong Nha, Khe Sanh, Hue, Hoi An, Kon Tum, Nha Trang and Da Lat.

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

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

 

Day 1Hanoi – Tan Ky (Nghe An) Motorbike Tour

Our motorbike tour via Ho Chi Minh Trail begins at 9 am from Hanoi. Ride on Highway 6 past seemingly endless rice fields, tree-lined roads overlooking limestone karst view. After a light lunch in Hoa Binh Province, we head to Thung Khe, one of the highlights of Day 1 with a stunning mountainscape. We know that we arrive at Mai Chau when we catch the sight of scenic valleys. Home to the Thai ethnic group with unique stilt houses, this place is truly the land of delightful sceneries.

Ride on the small, paved and marvelous road along the Ma River until we reach Cam Thuy town and stop for lunch. Hit the Ho Chi Minh trail and go straight to Tan Ky town where we stay the night at a small hotel.

Summary:

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 290 km

A real challenge on the first day Vietnam Motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh Trail - 12 days from Hanoi to Tân Ky

Day 2Tan Ky to Phong Nha (Quang Binh) Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

Continue on Ho Chi Minh national highway until we arrive at Pho Chau to take a break and experience some off-road trails. Ride all the way to the remarkable Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, home to some of the most ancient karst mountains in Asia which were formed some 400 million years ago. This World Heritage Site is really a heaven on earth for cave aficionado with hundreds of cave systems and spectacular underground rivers.

Other than the caves, which are definitely a highlight of a trip to this area, above-ground sightseeing destinations and activities like forest trekking, rural mountain biking or war history places are also a rewarding experience.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 230 km

 Vietnam Motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh Trail - 12 days

Day 3Phong Nha to Dong Hoi (Quang Binh) Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

The third day of this tour is time for travelers to relax. Taking a boat ride, exploring the most beautiful corners of caves of different shapes and sizes in Phong Nha – Ke Bang is such a meaningful leisure experience to treasure. We then head to Dong Hoi, home to stunning beaches with crystal clear water and soft white sand. Then simply watching the afterglow of sunset lingering on the horizon as the sun is down is the best moment of the day.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 20 km

A small and short challenge in  Vietnam Motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh Trail - 12 days

Day 4Dong Hoi to Khe Sanh (Quang Tri) Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

After breakfast, we head to the west on highway No.9 to continue our Vietnam motorbike tour. Arrive at Truong Son lower region, pass by the Rockpile, and stop in small towns and some important historical sites to learn about the fierce fight that Vietnamese people had to go through. After having lunch, we continue on the Ho Chi Minh trail and have a quick stop at Truong Son Cemetery, where millions of Vietnamese soldiers had fallen for the peace of the country, to pay tribute to heroic soldiers.

At 5 pm, we make it to Khe Sanh city. During the wartime, the Khe Sanh combat base was located to the north of the city. We visit the now Khe Sanh combat base museum, where we can see the relics of the war.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 200 km

Visit the most fierce place in the war between Vietnam and the United States

Day 5Khe Sanh to Hue Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

Our fifth day in Quang Tri province, the most heavily bombed part of Vietnam during wartime, will be full of historical sites and a favorite for history tourists. From Khe Sanh, we head to Quang Tri district-level town, visiting Long Hung Church and Quang Tri Old Citadel, which is located on the bank of Thach Han river and was the site where fierce battles of the war against the US took place. This was the tomb of tens of thousands of heroic Vietnamese soldiers who sacrificed their youth and lives for the peace of the country, who were willing to die so their country can live.

In the afternoon, the ride takes travelers past Cua Viet Beach and Cua Tung Beach with excellent and quiet coastlines. We then visit Vinh Moc tunnel, explore the Demilitarized Zone which runs along the Ben Hai river and have lunch at noon. From the Ho Chi Minh trail, we head to Dong Ha, a town completely flattened during the war against the US and now a place where visitors can visit the mine action visitor center and Quang Tri museum and experience a string of riverside seafood restaurants. We then drive straight from Quang Tri to Hue, visiting the remarkable Imperial Citadel, royal tomb (if we have some time left) or just simply enjoying the dusk from the bank of Perfume River – a symbol of Hue City.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 180 km

Vietnam Motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh Trail - 12 days to Hue

Day 6Hue to Hoi An Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

In the morning we take travelers to weave around the city, visit some ancient tombs and relics of the charming city of Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. In the late afternoon, we drive from Hue to Da Nang via Hai Van 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 really one of its kind and looks like a surreal painting. We arrive at the charming ancient town of Hoi An when the last luminous ray of sunlight dances on Thu Bon river.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 145 km

Vietnam Motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh Trail - 12 days to Hoi An

Day 7Feel Hoi An your own way

Before you continue your reading, we have a confession to make: There are no words to describe the charm of Hoi An. So our tip is going explore and feel this place with a naked mind. Mind you, we wouldn’t reveal about Hoi An itinerary. Other than Hoi An, travelers can delve into the ancient civilization with a visit to My Son Sanctuary, 40 kilometers southwest from the ancient town. Dating from the 4th to the 13th centuries CE, this site is an outstanding example of the architecture of the Champa kingdom where visitors can discover the culture as well as the sculpture and history of Cham people.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 15 km

 Vietnam Motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh Trail - 12 days to Hoi An

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

After bidding farewell to Hoi An, we hit the road, heading to Phuoc Son (also known as Kham Duc), past Lo Xo forested mountain pass, going through remote area which is home to the Ba Na ethnic people. Edge near the border with Laos and get to Kon Tum. We spend the night at a hotel in the central highlands province of Kon Tum.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 290 km

Vietnam Motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh Trail - 12 days to Kon Tum

Day 9Kon Tum to Buon Ma Thuot Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

From Kon Tum, we travel through the Central Highlands, passing through Pleiku and the Ia Drang valley before getting to Buon Ma Thuot, a land synonymous to coffee. A visit to Buon Ma Thuot will be incomplete without a cup of coffee. Here coffee is more than a drink, it is a way of life for locals.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 240 km

Vietnam Motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh Trail - 12 days to Buon Ma Thuat

Day 10Buon Ma Thuot to Da Lat Motorbike Tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail

The routes heading to the foggy city will challenge your riding skills. Riding into the deep Dung K’No jungle and discovering the daily life of the K’ho people. And the way we ride on to come to Da Lat called “The K’Ho food routes.”

Summary

  • Accommodation: Standard hotel
  • Distance: 180 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Vietnam Motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh Trail - 12 days to Nha Trang

Day 11Da Lat to Nam Cat Tien Motorbike Tour

We will ride to Ta Nung Pass and Elephant Waterfall to arrive at Bao Loc. When people think of Da Lat, they think of gushing waterfalls and fond memories of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Those spectacular cascading waterfalls, blessed by nature, perform the most magnificent and beautiful song of the water flow, attracting a large number of people. Pongour, mushroom farms, silkworm communities, and silk manufacturing chains, as well as coffee plantations, veggies, and flower farms, are all suggestions for satisfying your natural curiosity.

After lunch, the team heads up to The Da M’Bri dam. Some offroad to reach Nam Cat Tien National Park.

Summary:

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 190 km

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Vietnam Motorbike Tour Ho Chi Minh Trail - 12 days to Da Lat

Day 12Nam Cat Tien to Saigon Motorbike Tour

Wild animal sounds from the jungle make your morning better; after a quick breakfast, we get on the bike to continue the tour and start a perfect new day, a delightful experience. The Nam Cat Tien area is mixed with rocky terrain, gravel roads, and muddy roads.

After conquering these obstacles, we’ll continue to pass Tri An lake and return to Saigon. At the end of the short trip, with a great taste of tropical forest dusty trails, the danger will make you want to explore the South more. We arrive in Saigon around 5.30 pm

Summary:

Distance: 190km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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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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