Self-drive Vietnam 4×4 Tour From North to South 11 Days

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Destination : Hanoi → Ha Long Bay → Pu Luong → Tan Ky → Phong Nha → Hue → Hoi An → Buon Me Thuot → Da Lat → Nam Cat Tien → Sai Gon

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Self-driving tours have been a hot trend among young people, particularly adventurous travelers with unique experiences you won’t find in another type. The legendary Ho Chi Minh trail is always evaluated as one of the most worthy routes to conquer as it offers viewers stunning landscapes from vast green jungles to endless sandy beaches. 

In the 8-day Vietnam 4×4 tour, we will run through 8 – famous – places itinerary, including Phu Yen, Mai Chau, Tan Ky, Phong Nha, Khe Sanh, Vinh Loc Tunnel, Hue, Hoi An to experience the diversity of amazing natural beauty, exotic ethnic culture values and unique culinary features of the indigenous. 

Let’s not waste time anymore. Kick off your riding and go with us.  

ITINERARY

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Enjoy good quality services from BM Travel Adventure
  • No need to be distracted  because of having a guide and you do not need to worry about where to eat and accommodation
  • Meet the villagers in the central region of Vietnam, they are very gentle and friendly
  • Take a 4×4 tour and learn about famous historical sites
  • The central tourist sites are extremely rich and varied and could not be fully described in an article. Hope that the information above will help you know more about the beautiful landscapes on this sunny and windy central land strip.
Day 1HA NOI – HA LONG (180KM)

We begin our 9-day long trip in the early morning by escaping Hanoi and riding to Ha Long Bay

At 11:00, our team will gather, walk to the tourist harbor, and join a big cruise trip. Lunch is served on board with much delicious seafood.

For the rest of the day, it’s your relaxing time to savor the breathtakingly incredible charm of Halong Bay, which has enchanted many tourists when visiting there. You could join energetic activities such as kayaking, swimming, and sightseeing.

Tonight is the last night with the Vietnam 4×4 tour on the cruise.

Summary:

Distance: 150 km

Accommodation: Indochina Sail 4*

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 2HA LONG – PU LUONG (180KM)

Bid a farewell to the north region, we all start off the engine and drive south. Its own one-and-only charms make it a fascinating destination for any travelers seeking a bit of adventure. Clear all the scenic routes and we will stop at the heart of Pu Luong Nature Reserve. As a hidden gem of the country and a land rich in flora and fauna, Pu Luong is such a great place for nature lovers with the bestowal of the untouched beauty of the rainforest, limestone panoramas, eye-pleasing views of rice terraces, and majestic sceneries. 

Spend some times trekking to the top of Pu Luong Peak for soaking up the natural grandeur of the land. Pay a visit to some popular attractions in Pu Luong such as Thai Hieu Waterfall, a craft workshop, and an ethnic Thai village where lies the homestay that we will spend the night at. End the day with full of exhilaration.  

Summary:

Distance: 297 km

Accommodation: Pu Luong Eco Garden

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 3PU LUONG – TAN KY

Leaving the endearing and friendly homestay, roll our set of wheels on the mountain paths of the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail. Has always been the stuff of legends, it has a seemingly unending number of trails and backwater paths whose starting point is near Hoi An and ran over 1600 km down the length of Vietnam, crossing into Laos at some points and ending near Sai Gon. 

Go across rice fields, tea plantations, and ethnic minority villages circled in mountains and valleys before arriving in the untapped Tan Ky in the afternoon. With the various cultural identities, diversified biology, and spectacular natural settings, Tan Ky offers many one-of-a-kind tourist attractions such as the pristine Hong Son Waterfall, Thung Khien caves, the legacy thousand-year-old tree to name a few.  More than that, the indigenous cuisine is more than special to appease your appetite. Spend the night at a hotel there.  

Summary:

Distance: 245 km

Accommodation: Km0 Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 4TAN KY – PHONG NHA

The distance to travel today is the second-longest one on the whole self-drive trip. Recharge your battery with a full breakfast before we all move to Phong Nha – Ke Bang, the biggest and also most astonishing National Park and caves in Vietnam in particular and in Indochina in general. It’s also known as one of the 2 largest limestone regions in the world and one of the most spectacular wilderness sites in Southeast Asia. 

Containing the oldest karst mountains in Asia, formed approximately 400 million years ago and riddled with hundreds of caves systems covering beautiful underground rivers, Phong Nha – Ke Bang is considered as a paradise for researchers and explorers of caves and grottoes. It’s heaven on earth not only for them but also for adventurers and travelers. Enjoy a delectable supper and spend the night at the hotel.  

Summary:

Distance: 268 km

Accommodation: Sai Gon Phong Nha Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 5PHONG NHA - HUE

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 Passenger choose the Eastern branch of the Ho Chi Minh trail, which offers tourists a scenic view of majestic sea.

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.

Summary:

Distance: 300 km

Accommodation: Rosaleen Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 6HUE TO HOI AN

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.

Summary:

Distance: 160 km

Accommodation: Hoi An Central Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 7HOI AN TO KON TUM

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.  

Summary:

Distance: 290 km

Accommodation:Indochine Kon Tum Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 8 KON TUM TO BUON MA THUOT

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. 

Summary:

Distance: 240 km

Accommodation: Elephants Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 9BUON MA THUOT - LAK LAKE – DALAT

In the morning, we finish breakfast and depart to Lak lake by riding 55 km on route 27. Lak Lake is a beautiful landscape of the Central Highlands, which is 60km from Buon Ma Thuot far away. It’s evaluated as the largest freshwater lake in the area with the function of supplying fresh water to the fields and regulating the sunny and windy climate. If we come to Lak lake in the rainy season you can witness hundreds of streams, waterfalls to the lake with the blooming of lotus and gun flowers, creating a very poetic scene. 

Good suggestions for tourists are don’t forget to try interesting experiences: 

1. Riding Elephant and exploring the culture of M’Nong, an ethnic minority living along the lake as Jun, M’Lieng village. 

2. Going to Lak Lake by canoe to see the fish swimming under the lake with the fresh air surely makes you blow off steam. 

Next, we keep going on route 27 and Lien Khuong Highway for arriving Prenn Pass and Da Lat city. Dalat always welcomes us with a pleasant climate and beautiful landscapes. We can see Tuyen Lam Lake, visit Truc Lam Zen Monastery or stroll under the canopy and enjoy a cup of warm coffee in cold weather.  

Summary:

Distance: 215 km

Accommodation: Du Parc Hotel Da Lat

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 10 DA LAT TO CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK

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. 

Summary:

Distance: 215 km

Accommodation: Green Bamboo Lodge Resort

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 11CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK TO SAIGON

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. 

Summary:

Distance: 215 km

Accommodation: Oscar Sai Gon Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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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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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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