This once in a lifetime journey takes you from the Great Plateau region, through the visual splendor of the minority villages before ascending the old battlefields to bask in the natural beauty of waterfalls and the historic Hochiminh Trail in the deep jungle. From Dalat we will cross back into the Kham Duc Airbase through the razor sharp peaks of Loxo Pass and the majesty of Kontum and her most cherished treasure, Bana Village. Our journey culminates with a ride through one of the most stunning landscapes in the Central Highlands, National Parks, before ending in beautiful ancient town of Hoian, Da Nang.
Duration: 5 days – 4 nights.
Travel options: Guided Self-drive. Pillion passengers. Vietnam riders. Cars.
Departure locations: Da Lat or we also can do it on the opposite direction from Hoi An.
DAY 1: DA LAT – LAK LAKE – 160 km
Pick up and depart from your hotel. We’ll travel by the small roads to visit the countryside in Da Lat: visit the weasel coffee farm, the silk weaving factory, the Elephant waterfall. Enjoy the ride along the adventure Road 27 on the 1,000m high mountain and through the deep jungles. Continue to explore the local lives by visiting the Ede, Mnong, Giarai minority villages at 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 here or the musical gong performances (your option), meet the Mnong women and learn about their strange matriarchal tradition. Our stay overnight at a nice resort on the side of the lake.
DAY 2: BUON MA THUOT – 100 km
After breakfast, we’ll travel by the small roads to visit the countryside in Daklak, visit Draysap National Park and Dray Nur waterfalls, do some trekking in the forest. Relax and enjoy the beautiful nature. Our stay overnight is at 2 stars hotel in BMT.
DAY 3: KON TUM – 250 km
Today we’ll travel by the small roads through the rubber, coffee, pepper plantations to the north of this central highlands. Visit the old battle-fields at the Road 14, learn about the history of the Vietnam war. Visit the old volcano and the Dragon camp. Enjoy the ride along the Hochiminh Road – it’s a new road that just rebuilt from the old Road 14, on the 800 m high mountains. Check in our 2 stars hotel in Kon Tum, stay overnight here.
DAY 4: KHAM DUC – 180 km
In the morning we’ll go to visit the Ba Na village, discover the culture and custom of the Ba Na ethnic minority people, visit their Rong house, visit their Homeless church. Visit the old Kon Tum airbase, the old Ranger camp of the U.S Marine. Visit the old battle-fields at: Dak To, Tan Canh, Charlie hill, and the special Indochina border – we can ride up to the top of the 1,500m high hill where you can see the border is right at the 3 countries: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia. Enjoy the ride on the historic Hochiminh Trail, along the 1,000m high mountains and through deep jungles. You also can stop and swim at the waterfalls on the way. Learn about the history of the famous Truong Son trail. Check in the 2 star hotel in Kham Duc and stay overnight here.
DAY 5: HOI AN – 130 km
We’ll visit the untold Kham Duc airbase near the Laos border, where the Australian Army used to service in the Vietnam war. Continue to travel by the Hochiminh Road over the high mountains passing the Laos border and the famous Hamburger hill down to the riverside. Visit the rice-papers village. Arrive in Hoi An, visit the clothes shop and have lunch at a local shop. Our tour will finish at our office in Hoi An.
From US$ 65 – US$ 90 – US$ 150 – US$ 250 – US$ 350 per day / per person
Price Includes (the different prices will depend on these options):
– The Japanese motorbikes & our drivers & the third-party insurances (for the Pillion passengers only)
– The 100cc – 125cc semi-automatic, 125cc – 150cc – 250cc motorcycles & petrol (for the Guided Self-drive)
– Licensed and Professional tour leader with good English
– All the visiting fees
– Helmets, rain ponchos (if needed), bag covers
– 4 nights x accommodations: 2 – 4 stars hotels, resorts, home stay (all are twin / double / private rooms)
– 4 x breakfasts x 5 x lunches x Vietnamese foods x our set menu / per person
– The extra costs to transfer all the bikes & guides & riding gears from / return home before & after the tour
– Company tax
– Personal meals, drink, and any other extra requirements
– Insurances, any Damage Costs, support vehicle for luggage (for the Guided Self-drive only)
– Seasonal surcharges