“My second time using Vietnam Rider – riding pillion for a 9 day tour through the DMZ. What an incredible ride. Mr Nam organized all the accommodation as usual along the way and worked hard to get me to the areas I wanted to see which were some very rural locations. Climbing Hamburger Hill was definitely a highlight and driving through the infamous A Shau Valley where some huge operations took place during the war. We drove up through Khe Sanh to Phong Nha and I visited the huge caves which are breathtaking. I can’t begin to describe the scenery along the way, the mountains, jungle, and rice fields leave you in awe.”. Link here:
Duration: 3 days – 2 nights.
Travel options: Guided Self-drive. Pillion passengers. Vietnam riders. Cars.
Departure locations: Sai Gon or we can do it on the opposite direction from Da Lat.
DAY 1: SAIGON – THE HOCHIMINH TRAIL – 180 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. Stay overnight at our 2 stars hotel at the border town.
DAY 2: THE FARM STAY – 200 km
We’ll travel by the called Hochiminh Trail road through the cashew-nut farms, minority villages, the National Park and to cross the southern central highlands. All our Australian riders enjoy this adventure route a lot, specially when you are somewhere along the 1,000m high mountains and inside deep jungles. We’ll stay overnight at the Farm Stay – owned by a Belgian couple; in the middle of the rice fields and coffee farms. You may stay at the private bungalows, next to a waterfall, the flower garden and a pool. You can book the family to cook your dinner and make the BBQ party (your option), have some cold beers and relax next to the camp-fire in the evening. Riding option: If you book the self drive option and want some off-road riding, you can choose the different route to travel about 100km by the off-roads with beautiful landscape along the way.
DAY 3: DA LAT – 150 km
All the others wouldn’t tell you that there are 2 routes to go from Di Linh to Dalat, one is the busy HW20, one is a new quiet road with beautiful landscape. They will take you by the normal busy HW20, but we’ll take you to travel by the new quiet road. Along this route you will learn more about the Vietnamese coffee produce as the famous Weasel coffee, the silk weaving, sightseeing at the large Buddhist temple. Tour will end at your hotel in Dalat.
A. Pillion Drive option with our VIETNAMRIDER®: US$ 95 per day / per person (minimum 2 persons).
B. Self Drive Option with Honda Semi-automatic 125cc:
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|US$ / per rider||720||423||344||290||269||245|
C. Self Drive Option with Yamaha Dirt-bike 125cc – 150cc:
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|US$ / per rider||816||495||408||350||326||301|
– Rental Japanese motorcycles for the clients (for the Self Drive Option)
– Rental motorcycles for our professional drivers (for the Pillion Drive Option), tour guides
– Licensed and professional tour leader with good English + his salary, foods, drink, hotels, insurances, petrol
– Helmets, bag covers (if needed)
– 2 nights x standard hotel, home stay (twin / double / private rooms)
– Transfer costs for all the bikes, guides, riding gears to return home after tour
– Company tax
– Visiting fees
– 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)