Enjoy the best of the South Vietnam on the back of your favorite motorcycle ! Solitary off-road, vibrant Mekong Delta, deep jungles and high mountains – this 5 day guided motorcycle vacation has everything. You will see all the attractions of the South Vietnam: Central Highlands, the Hochiminh Trail, the Mekong Delta, Cu Chi tunnel When you have survived the South Vietnam you will have traveled over one thousand kilometers of fantastic roads and breathtaking scenery including the incomparable beauty of the Jungle Road on the 1,000m high mountains through Nam Cat Tien National Park as the final leg of the tour.
Duration: 5 days – 4 nights.
Travel options: Guided Self-drive. Pillion passengers. Vietnam riders. Cars.
Departure locations: Da Lat.
DAY 1: THE FARM STAY – 150 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 on the new road 725 on the 1,000 m high mountains. Arrive at the Farm stay – owned by a Belgian couple; in the middle of the rice fields and coffee farms. You will stay overnight 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 2: THE HOCHIMINH TRAIL – 200 km
We’ll travel from the Farm stay to the west of the central highlands by the road 20, then through the National Park and cross the big dam to enter the Hochiminh road and continue to travel along the border of Cambodia-Vietnam to the south. Along the way you can visit: the Tea town, tea plantations, tea making shops; the special butterfly paintings; learn about the history of the famous Hochiminh Trail; explore the Cat Tien Holyland – since the 4th century. You also can try the ride on some off-roads. Stay overnight at the 2 stars hotel.
DAY 3: THE COCONUT RELIGION – 250 km
Continue to travel from the highlands down to Mekong delta, 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…”. From Cu Chi will travel by the small road to Mekong delta, visit some local villages on the way. Stay overnight at a 2 stars hotel.
DAY 4: THE OLD CAMBODIAN LAND – 150 km
Travel by the small roads from Tien Giang to the old land of Khmer Krom; they are ethnic Khmer who inhabit Kampuchea Krom, an area in southern Vietnam that was once part of the Khmer Empire. Among the Khmer Krom the belief is held that they are the descendants of ancient Funan, the core of Suvarnabhumi, which covered a vast extent of Southeast Asia including present day Cambodia, southern Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Burma, Malaya, Sumatra and other parts of Indonesia. You will do 3 boat trips to explore this region, visit the 1,000 years old Cambodian temple, and Cambodian village. Stay overnight at the 2 stars hotel at the city or do homestay (with cooking class and enjoy traditional Vietnamese dinner with locals) in the countryside of Mekong Delta.
DAY 5: THE FLOATING MARKETS – 180 km
Wake up at 6 am for the boat trip to explore the famous floating market; farmers from the region bring their goods, fruits and vegetables mainly, to the markets and sell them to local dealers. These dealers sell the products to shops in the neighboring towns and to wholesale dealers from the big towns. In the picture you can see a local farmer with fruits for sale. All big boats have a pole. Each wholesaler hangs the goods he buys / sells on this pole. This way, people on small boats know where they have to go from a certain distance. On the floating markets you do not only find people buying and selling goods, you also find floating restaurants, floating bars, floating gas stations, and many other floating shops. Canals are here the easiest and fastest way of transportation.
Continue to travel by the small roads to the border – this road is not in any guide books; we do not use the normal highway or big roads with busy traffic. On the way, you can visit the Victim Memorial of the Khmer Rouge when they came and killed over 4,000 Vietnamese people at the local villages in Southwest Vietnam, in 1979. Arrive in Chau Doc and check in your hotel. End tour.
A. Self-drive option with Honda Semi-automatic 125cc:
|Number of rider(s)||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|US$ / per rider||935||558||454||400||369||334|
B. Self-drive option with Yamaha Dirt-bike 125cc – 150cc:
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|US$ / per rider||1127||712||595||534||500||462|
– Well maintained Japanese motorcycles only, no cheap Chinese Lifan bikes
– Licensed and Professional tour leader with good English
– Visiting fees, boat trips
– Helmets, rain ponchos, bag covers (if needed)
– 4 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)