9-D Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Adventure with Beach Relaxation

Thrilling adventure from mountains to beaches on motorbike

Embark on an exhilarating adventure through Vietnam’s rich history and breathtaking landscapes with our Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tour. This unforgettable journey takes you along the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail, a historic route that played a significant role during the Vietnam War. Hop on a motorbike and navigate through bustling cities, picturesque countryside, and remote mountainous regions, immersing yourself in the vibrant culture and natural splendor of Vietnam. From the bustling streets of Hanoi to the serene beaches of Danang & Hoi An, this tour offers a perfect blend of adrenaline-pumping riding, historical exploration, and well-deserved relaxation. Get ready to discover the hidden gems and fascinating stories that unfold along the iconic Ho Chi Minh Trail.

Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Adventure

Tour Details

Country

Vietnam

Price

Locations

Duration

9 Days

Difficulty

Moderate

Trip Highlights

  • Exhilarating motorbike riding experience along the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • Tracing the footsteps of the past
  • Unwind and relax on the beautiful beaches of Hoi An
Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Adventure
Day 1

Hanoi to Mai Chau by motorbike (approx. 170km)

At 7:00 a.m., the tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to the starting point of your Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike tour. From Hanoi, we'll ride northwest along Thang Long Highway, escaping the busy traffic and entering the serene mountainous north. As we pass through peaceful villages, we'll be treated to stunning views of green mountains and rice fields. After lunch, our journey continues along the Da River, where we'll be captivated by the Ha Long Bay-like scenery. We'll reach Mai Chau around 5:00 p.m., where we'll spend the night.
Mai Chau Ecolodge Lunch, Dinner
Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Adventure
Day 2

Mai Chau to Tan Ky by motorbike (approx. 265km)

After breakfast, we will hop back on our motorbikes and continue riding through the enchanting Mai Chau valley. We will then embark on the 15th street, tracing the winding Ma River. This leg of the journey treats us to a delightful morning ride alongside bamboo forests adorning both sides of the river. Following lunch at a local restaurant in Cam Thuy town, we will continue our expedition along the historic Ho Chi Minh trail, heading towards Tan Ky town—the starting point marked by Milestone 0 of the legendary trail. Tan Ky holds significance as the point where the trail officially commences.
Local hotel (basic) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Adventure
Day 3

Tan Ky to Phong Nha by motorbike (approx. 275km)

Milestone 0km is renowned as the birthplace of the fabled Ho Chi Minh trail during the wartime. This site served as a gathering point for food and weapons destined for the Vietnam military forces engaged in the Southern conflict. After breakfast, we ride southward on our motorbikes along the historical trail of South Vietnam. The trail, though largely reconstructed, offers captivating views of rivers, mountains, and local life. As we reach Quang Binh province, the scenic beauty of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park unfolds, adding to the natural splendor of the Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike tour.
Phong Nha Farmstay or similar Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ta Con Airport Relic, Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Adventure
Day 4

Phong Nha to Khe Sanh by motorbike (approx. 210km)

Departing from Phong Nha town, we set our course towards the Western Ho Chi Minh trail, a clandestine route that eluded discovery by the US army's bombing campaigns against North Vietnam. The western loop of the Ho Chi Minh trail unravels before us, offering breathtaking landscapes previously unseen during the initial part of our journey. After relishing the ride through Phong Nha Ke Bang Park, we proceed to Khe Sanh town - a significant former US Marine Base housing an air base, tunnels, and the newly established Khe Sanh museum.
Local hotel (basic) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Adventure
Khe Sanh to Hue by motorbike (approx. 180km)

In the morning, we depart from the Ho Chi Minh trail and head southward along the historical road No.9, tracing the riverbank before crossing Dakrong Bridge into the infamous A Shau valley. During the Vietnam War, this valley served as a crucial infiltration route for the North Vietnam military. In the afternoon, we navigate through the desolate landscapes scarred by the lingering effects of Agent Orange in A Luoi, encountering significant sites like Hamburger Hill and Me Oi Pass. Overnight in Hue.
Diverse 3-5 star options available Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hue Ancient Capital
Day 6

Hue - Motorbike around or just relax

Having spent five days traversing the Ho Chi Minh trail, today is dedicated to half-day exploration by boat, where we uncover the imperial tombs belonging to the Nguyen Dynasty. The rest of the day is reserved for relaxation and leisure.
Diverse 3-5 star options available Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hue to Hoi An by motorbike
Day 7

Hue to Hoi An via Hai Van Pass by motorbike (approx. 150km)

This leg of the tour is a highlight as we embark on a scenic journey along the coastline from Hue to Hoi An. In the morning, we visit the Forbidden Citadel before returning to road No. 1 and ascending the majestic Hai Van Pass (Cloudy Pass). Our final destination is the World Heritage site of Hoi An—a bustling trading center that once thrived during the 16th century in Southeast Asia. As evening descends, take a leisurely stroll through this charming town to experience its unique ambiance.
Diverse 3-5 star options available Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hoi An Ancient Town
Day 8

Hoi An at leisure

Today is free for you to enjoy Hoi An's stunning beaches or explore the serene town at your own pace. Optional tours are available to enhance your experience.
Hoi An
Day 9

Hoi An - Danang Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, you will depart for Danang Airport to catch your onward flight to your next destination or back home.
N/A Breakfast

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9-D Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Adventure with Beach Relaxation

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9 Days

Includes

  • Experienced tour guide on motorbike (dirt bike).
  • Dirt bike Honda XR250L, CRF250L or Yamaha WR250R with mandatory insurance.
  • Gasoline and spare parts.
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room in hotel.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Vietnamese tea and drinking water.
  • All entrance fees, permits, tickets, boat trips, ferries, bamboo rafts, etc.
  • Train/flight ticket for bikes and guide back to Hanoi.

Excludes

  • Flight tickets
  • Visas where required
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, etc.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

More Information

  • Varied Prices Based on Group Size, Hotel options
  • There is surcharge for travelling on Lunar New Year, Christmas, regional New Year, Tet and other public holidays throughout the region please check with your consultant for date confirmation.
    Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All cycling and trekking/walking distances displayed are approximate and subject to the guests’ ability and availability of the route, the guide will use his discretion to ensure safety and comfort for all participants.
  • Singles Joining – If you are joining a trip as a solo traveler please add the single supplement to the trip price. If you are willing to share a room please let us know and we will do our best to find someone for you to share with, we will inform you before finalizing the final payment of the trip.
  • Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed in the proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes made as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules or other operational factors.

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