Interested in cruising from Saigon to Hanoi? Do you want to experience the trip of the lifetime with the freedom breeze in your hair and the sun on your face? If this sounds like a dream, then our Vietnam 15 Day Ride Guided Motorcycle Tour is the ride for you! This 15 day adventure tour kicks off in the beautiful places in the south Vietnam, winding its way up the Central Highlands; stopping in some of the most beautiful sites in S.E.A and finishing the tour in the ancient town in Hanoi. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see everything from the 1,500m high mountain on the Hochiminh Trail to the celebrity battlefields in Khe Sanh. 14 nights to stay overnight at our 2-3 stars standard hotels or with local home stay in the quiet countrysides for you to learn about the Viet traditional culture and custom.
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We do not offer the cheap motorbike-taxi easy riders, we do the professional tours only.
Duration: 15 days – 14 nights.
Travel options: Guided Self-drive. Pillion passengers. Vietnam riders. Cars.
Departure locations: Saigon or you also can do it on the opposite direction from Hanoi.
DAY 1: SAIGON – CU CHI TUNNEL – 200 km
Pick up and depart at our VIETNAMRIDER® Travel Company in Saigon. Our professional Tour Leader will help you to escape from the busy traffic by the small roads through the rubber plantations and stop by the broken bridge that used to be the part of the old HCM trail in Vietnam war, visit the Burning Tank memorial in Cu Chi, visit the secret entrance of Cu Chi tunnel at Saigon river, visit the heroic Cu Chi tunnel where you can do the gun-shooting (your options). Did you know who were the first men that explored the Cu Chi tunnels – it’s the Australian soldiers not the U.S army: “Tunnel Rats – How it all began: In January 1965 a unique chapter of Australian military history was created when a young Royal Australian Engineers captain called Sandy MacGregor, encountering a Vietcong tunnel system, asked a very pertinent question – does anybody know what’s down there? Sandy’s men in 3 Field Troop answered that by being the first Allied soldiers to explore the Vietcong’s tunnels in Cu Chi – US Army protocol was to identify the entrances and destroy them – thereby creating the legend of the Tunnel Rats…” We’ll stay overnight at the old town where the Australian Army used to stay here in 1960s’.
DAY 2: MUINE BEACH – 150 km
This route is the historic Hochiminh Trail At Sea. Today we’ll do: ride along the Great Ocean Road, one side is the blue ocean and one side is the white sand dunes, and local bamboo houses, visit the famous Long Tan Cross and Nui Dat Base, they are the old battlefields of the Australian Army in the Vietnam War, learn about the history of the hidden Hochiminh Trail. We’ll lodge at the 2 stars resort on the beach in Muine, with a swimming pool and cold beers, enjoy some fresh lobsters and good massage in the evening.
DAY 3: THE FARM STAY – 150 km
This is the back road in the deep jungles, along the quiet countryside and up on the 1,000 m high mountains. No tourists and other motorbike drivers. We’ll do:. sightseeing at Muine fishing village. enjoy the dragon fruits at the local farms, visit the Ko Ho minority village. In the afternoon we will arrive at our special Farm stay where you can swim in a swimming pool, stay overnight in a bungalow – it’s right next to a beautiful waterfall. You can do a cooking class (optional), or enjoy the BBQ party with a fire and cold beers in the evening.
DAY 4: DALAT – 100 km
Enjoy our ride on the 1,500 m high mountain and the fresh air. Today we’ll do:. visit the Pongour waterfall – it’s one of the biggest waterfalls in South Vietnam. Visit the weasel coffees farming, the silk weaving making, ride the elephants (optional). Our stay overnight will be at the 2 stars hotel in the center of the old French Town. Enjoy the cold evening at the night market.
DAY 5: LAK LAKE – 150 km
Explore the countryside in Da Lat at: the coffee plantations, the weasel coffee making, the silk weaving factory, a Buddhist temple. Travel by the adventure road along the 1,500m high mountains and deep jungles, you also can visit: the Ede, Gia Rai minority villages, the floating village of the homeless people. Explore the Mnong people and their Lak lake – the lake itself is a glorious place, as once attested by Emperor Bao Dai himself – he grabbed some of the best sites in southern Vietnam for his many palaces, so it comes as no surprise to learn that he had one here, in a prime spot on a small hill overlooking the lake. You also can book the elephant ride for the next day or the musical gong performances to enjoy in the evening (your option). Overnight at a 2 stars resort or do homestay at local house on the lakeside.
DAY 6: BUON MA THUOT – 100 km
Travel by the small roads in the quiet countryside to visit Draysap National Park, here you can relax and enjoy the nature, do swimming at the Dray Nu waterfall, or do some trekking in the forests. Enjoy some good foods and spring-rolls at local shop. Stay overnight at the 2 stars hotel in B.M.T city – well know as the coffee-center in Vietnam.
DAY 7: KON TUM – 250 km
Today we’ll travel on the off-road into the endless rubber plantations, and through the famous Pleiku – it is better known as a strategic American and South Vietnamese base during the Vietnam War than for any postwar accomplishments. Torched by departing South Vietnamese soldiers in 1975, the city was rebuilt in the 1980s with help from the Soviet Union, which thoroughly explains its lack of appeal today. In 2001 and 2004 Pleiku was the scene of hill-tribe protests against the government; the latter promptly responded by prohibiting foreigners from visiting the area. While these rules have gradually been relaxed and the province is safe for travel, you’ll need a permit to visit the minority villages around here. Venturing out without one is not recommended, unless you enjoy being questioned by the police. When US troops departed in 1973 the South Vietnamese kept Pleiku as their main combat base in the area. They fled the advancing VC in 1975, and the civilian population of Pleiku and nearby Kon Tum fled with them. The stampede to the coastline along the only road, Hwy 7, became known as the “Convoy of Tears” as they were relentlessly attacked by North Vietnamese forces en route; it’s estimated that only a quarter or a third of the 100,000 people survived. We will stay overnight at the 2* hotel in Kon Tum.
DAY 8: KHAM DUC – 180 km
This route will bring you to visit some of the famous battlefields at: Dac To Base, Tan Canh Airbase, Charlie Hill, Indochina Border, the original Hochiminh Trail. We ride up north on the new Hochiminh Road it based on the old trail direction. Along the way you can visit: the Ba Na minority villages, the Rong House, the waterfalls, sightseeing on the top of the 1,000 m high mountains. This road is also one of the Greatest Roads in Vietnam, it’s quiet and in the deep jungle. Where we will stay overnight is at the 2* hotel in Kham Duc, it’s the biggest gold mine in Vietnam.
DAY 9: HOI AN – 130 km
All people including the locals and foreigners who come along this place never know about the hidden history of the famous Kham Duc battlefield here. In May 1968, in the west jungle of Vietnam near Laos, a Special Forces Company under the command of an Australian army captain, supported by a U.S. Marine artillery detachment, occupied an old French fort on a hill known as Ngok Tavak. Nearly every major force in South Vietnam was involved, and the battle’s bloody ending came to stand as a microcosm of what went wrong in the war. There are still a lots of men were missing here. The road is still on the Hochiminh Road, along the high mountain and deep jungles, with some waterfalls and the Ko Tu minority villages. At noon we will arrive at the famous Hoian Town and check in the 2* hotel.
DAY 10: HUE – 130 km
Before the Top Gear show in 2008, no travelers wanted to ride along this route, the show made this route became very famous now. It starts from Da Nang Bay to the 500 m high Ha Van Pass, via the Lang Co Beach to Hue. At Da Nang Bay (which was nicknamed “China Beach” in English by American and Australian soldiers during the Vietnam War, also same name with a movie in that time) you can visit the Marble mountain, the hidden cemetery where it has become something of a poignant memorial to French and Spanish soldiers who sadly lost their lives during the first colonial invasion of Vietnam, the eucalyptus oil farms. Our day will end at our hotel in Hue. You can do the night boat trip or enjoy the Royal Party (optional).
DAY 11: KHE SANH – 200 km
In the morning we will visit the old Hue Citadel – it’s the famous battle-field in 1968, and Thien Mu Pagoda. From here we will ride on the small back-road in the quiet jungles up to the 1,000m mountain, here you can see the famous Hamburger Hill – this is a hidden route, none touristy. We ride on the Hochiminh Road along Laos border, to the famous Dak Rong Bridge and Khe Sanh, here we will stay overnight at the 2* hotel.
DAY 12: PHONG NHA – 200 km
After visit the famous Khe Sanh Combat Base, our team will ride along the Hwy 9, stop at the Rock-pile, visit the famous Hien Luong Bridge at D.M.Z. After few hours here and to have lunch we’ll continue to ride on the Hochiminh Road to the famous Phong Nha National Park. Our night will be at a local home stay here.
DAY 13: THE HOCHIMINH ROAD – 200 km
We start our day by doing a boat trip to visit the Paradise Cave at Phong Nha National Park; then ride to the old Khe Cat Air Base up to the Hochiminh Road in the quiet jungles and on the 1,000 m mountain. The endless road is on the side of Laos border, with some minority villages where the locals never see the white foreigners. Our ride will stop at a small village to stay overnight at a local hotel.
DAY 14: NINH BINH – 180 km
Unlike most other riders who will drive you from Hue to Ninh Binh by the busy Hwy 1, our VIETNAMRIDER® Travel Company will lead you by the hidden back-road into the quiet countryside, visit the old Ho Citadel, then to Tam Coc where you can do a boat trip to visit the Halong Bay on the rice fields. We’ll stay overnight at the 2* hotel on the riverside here.
DAY 15: HANOI – 100 km
From Ninh Binh we will ride through the old Hoa Lu Citadel, then on the quiet countryside to the busy center of Hanoi. Our trip will finish at your hotel in Hanoi, after having our last lunch to say goodbye.
A. Self-drive option with Honda Semi-automatic 125cc:
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|US$ / per rider||2513||1399||1131||919||854||759|
B. Self-drive option with Yamaha Dirt-bike 125cc – 150cc:
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|US$ / per rider||2981||1773||1474||1247||1172||1071|
– Well maintained Japanese motorcycles only, no cheap Chinese Lifan bikes
– Licensed and Professional tour leader with good English
– Visiting fees
– Helmets, rain ponchos, bag covers (if needed)
– 14 nights x accommodations: standard hotel, home stay (all are twin / double / private rooms)
– The extra costs to transfer all the bikes & guides & riding gears from / return home before & after the tour
– Company tax
– Personal foods, drink, Insurances, and any other extra requirements
– Petrol, any Damage Costs of clients’ motorbikes during the tour
– Support vehicle for luggage
– Seasonal surcharges
– Upgrade to the 3* – 4* hotels / resorts: plus about US$ 30 – US$ 100 / per night / per room (depend on the seasons)
– Upgrade to the Japanese Honda XR dirt-bikes 250cc: plus about US$ 30 – US$ 100 / per day / per rider (depend on the seasons)