This 4 days – 3 nights guided tour will introduce you to the vibrant scenery, culture, cuisine and, most important, the incredible motorcycle roads of Northern Saigon. In just four days you’ll have a chance to explore the historic Hochiminh Trail and Cu Chi tunnel, ride on the off-road through the Nam Cat Tien National Park, and soak in cold wind of the highlands outside the Belgian Farm Stay. Whether you are a seasoned traveler, or a first time visitor, everybody will agree that the only way to explore this historic and inviting region is on two wheels.
Duration: 4 days – 3 nights.
Travel options: Guided Self-drive. Vietnam riders.
Departure locations: Saigon.
DAY 1: CENTRAL HIGHLANDS – 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. Stay overnight at our 2 stars hotel at the border town.
DAY 2: CHALLENGE OFF-ROAD RIDE – 200 km
Nobody know that our Company can arrange this special tour that starts from Saigon and riding only by the off-roads in South Vietnam. Today we’ll prove you by the full day with the challenge ride on the real off-roads in the south of Central Highlands Vietnam. The temperature is getting cooler on the highlands so will be easier for us to travel in the dirt and sands. This route will take us through the plantations, forests, and high mountains, even somewhere we must ride cross the small river. Enjoy the good local foods and drink at the rest stop along the way. We’ll stay overnight at the 2 stars hotel at a small local town.
DAY 3: FARMSTAY – 220 km
We’ll travel by some back roads through the cashew-nut farms, minority village and the National Park and to cross the southern central highlands. All our Australian riders enjoyed this adventure route a lot, specially when you are somewhere along the 1,000m high mountains and inside deep jungles. Today 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 options), have some cold beers and relax next to the camp-fire in the evening.
DAY 4: THE FRENCH TOWN – 150 km
We’ll travel by the new road 725 that is on the other side of the old road 20 that is full of traffic from Saigon to Dalat. Road 725 is one of the most beautiful roads in central highlands Vietnam now. We’ll also travel on some off-roads and small back-roads, visit some local families to see how they make the weasel coffees, silk weaving…
Tour will end at your hotel in Dalat.
A. Self-drive option with Honda Semi-automatic 125cc:
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|US$ / per rider||607||362||297||262||243||219|
B. Self-drive option with Yamaha Dirt-bike 125cc – 150cc:
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|US$ / per rider||744||472||398||358||336||311|
– Well maintained Japanese motorcycles only, no cheap Chinese Lifan bikes
– Licensed and Professional tour leader with good English
– Helmets, rain ponchos, bag covers (if needed)
– 3 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
– 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)