MOTORBIKE EXPEDITION SAIGON-HANOI VIA HCM TRAIL
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Overview
Exploring real Vietnam on motorbikes is such a remarkable experience. Our trip takes us through the mountain paths of the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail and it offers motorcyclists to Vietnam an adventurous alternative to the well-worn coastal route. Commence riding from Saigon and conclude in Hanoi. We drive past the beautiful central highland, centre and northern mountain province of Vietnam. Get off the beaten bus tour tracks and experience this amazing country first hand.
Tour Highlights
Exploring real Vietnam on motorbikes is such a remarkable experience. Our trip takes us through the mountain paths of the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail and it offers motorcyclists to Vietnam an adventurous alternative to the well-worn coastal route. Commence riding from Saigon and conclude in Hanoi. We drive past the beautiful central highland, centre and northern mountain province of Vietnam. Get off the beaten bus tour tracks and experience this amazing country first hand.
Itinerary
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Quick facts
Trip Code: 1604440001
Trip Type: Adventure
Duration: 14 days
Departure: Ha Noi
Arrival:
DAY 1: SAIGON – CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK (190km)
DAY 2: CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO DA LAT (200km) (B,L)
DAY 3: DA LAT WITH FULL-DAY OFFROAD MOTORBIKING (35km) (B,L)
DAY 4: DALAT – LAK LAKE – BUON MA THUOT (200km) (B,L)
DAY 5: BUON ME THUOT MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO PLEIKU – KON TUM (240km) (B,L)
DAY 6: KON TUM MOTORBIKE TOUR TO HOI AN VIA MY SON SANCTUARY (280km) (B,L)
DAY 7: HOIAN – FREE AT LEISURE (B)
DAY 8: HOIAN – DA NANG – HUE (150 KM) (B,L)
DAY 9: HUE MOTORBIKE TOUR TO DMZ & KHE SANH (200km) (B,L)
DAY 10: KHE SANH TO PHONG NHA CAVES (150km) (B,L)
DAY 11: PHONG NHA CAVES TO TAN KY (260KM) (B,L)
DAY 12: TAN KY TO CUC PHONG NATIONAL PARK (190KM) (B,L)
DAY 13: CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK TO MAI CHAU (140KM) (B,L)
DAY 14: MAI CHAU MOTORBIKE TOUR TO HANOI (150km) (B,L)

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Holiday Itinerary
DAY 1: SAIGON – CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK (190km)
 
This morning we will start our ride straight to Cat Tien National Park. This forest area used to be the head quarters of the Vietnamese army during the war. Experience off-road rides through jungles with dirt roads and  to explore the diversity of fauna & flora of the National Park
 
 
DAY 2: CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO DA LAT (200km) (B,L)
 
We will set off on our fun motorcycle trip by a long ride down on road 20 to Da Lat known as an “internal spring city” located on the Central Highlands.  En route, we’ll pass by many mountains & through valleys and local villages.
 
DAY 3: DA LAT WITH FULL-DAY OFFROAD MOTORBIKING (35km) (B,L)
 
We can spend the day riding to visit the highlights of Dalat with Lang Biang plateau, its gardens, cathedral, waterfalls, market, Valley of Love, convent, university and key pagodas.
 
DAY 4: DALAT – LAK LAKE – BUON MA THUOT (200km) (B,L)
 
we’ll continue riding onward to Buon Ma Thuot.  The road is narrow, winding, but not too busy.  We have three passes to cross – Krong No, Chuoi,  and Phu Son. The drive itself is quite beautiful and lined with dense forests. Rest in Lak Lake before we ride to Buon Ma Thuot city for an overnight.
 
 
DAY 5: BUON ME THUOT MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO PLEIKU – KON TUM (240km) (B,L)
 
We then will follow  Highway 14 to ride straight to Kon Tum via Pleiku. Along the road, we’ll keep on viewing endless coffee plantations on the Central Highlands with peaceful villages located on the roadsides.
 
DAY 6: KON TUM MOTORBIKE TOUR TO HOI AN VIA MY SON SANCTUARY (280km) (B,L)
 
Today is really a day to visit different minority villages. We will ride over Lo Xo Pass, making lots of stops along the way to meet De and Trieng minorities, who live along the Dak Po Ko river.  We’ll keep on rolling down the highway to Hoi An and on the way, we’ll stop by to visit My Son Cham Tower.
 
DAY 7: HOIAN – FREE AT LEISURE (B)
 
Free day in Hoian.
 
DAY 8: HOIAN – DA NANG – HUE (150 KM) (B,L)
 
Today, we will keep on riding along the coastal line via Da Nang then Hai Van Pass, where we could look down from the top to view the splendid beauties of Lang Co beach and ocean then time to refresh yourself by a cup of coffee before heading straight to Hue.
 
DAY 9: HUE MOTORBIKE TOUR TO DMZ & KHE SANH (200km) (B,L)
 
We ride to Quang Tri town, visiting Long Hung Church and Quang Tri Old Citadel which was a battlefield in 1972 between North and South Vietnam for 81 days and nights. Then we will ride along the coast from Cua Viet Beach to Cua Tung Beach, Vinh Moc tunnels and explore the Demilitarized Zone. Continue to Khe Sanh.
 
DAY 10: KHE SANH TO PHONG NHA CAVES (150km) (B,L)
 
Visit the Khe Sanh combat base, then we ride the west Phong Nha today you have the chance to see the real trail with its mind-blowing, spectacular scenery – lots of jungle, mountains, waterfalls and villages of the Paco and Van Kieu Minorities.
 
DAY 11: PHONG NHA CAVES TO TAN KY (260KM) (B,L)
 
Today we travel through beautiful countryside on the journey from Phong Nha to Tan Ky. Passing Tea plantations, rice fields, ethnic minority villages, mountains, valleys and streams before arriving in Tan Ky late afternoon.
 
DAY 12: TAN KY TO CUC PHONG NATIONAL PARK (190KM) (B,L)
 
Ride to Cuc Phuong, the oldest national park in Vietnam. Covered in a dense forest they form a habitat for some of Asia’s rarest species. It is no wonder that researchers, naturalists, enthusiasts and conservationists alike are drawn to this corner of the world.
 
DAY 13: CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK TO MAI CHAU (140KM) (B,L)
 
Our destination today is Mai Chau, a chain of villages surrounded by Mai-Chau - lush green valley’s with stilt houses bordering both sides of the roads.
 
DAY 14: MAI CHAU MOTORBIKE TOUR TO HANOI (150km) (B,L)
 
We’ll ride back to Hanoi. Along the road, we’ll stop by to take photos of mountains, valleys and rice paddies.
Arrive in Hanoi in the afternoon.
 
Dates & Prices
All Pioneer Asia Holidays’s tours are small group departures and therefore places can fill quickly. To avoid disappointment, we suggest you book your trip as soon as possible.
Availability
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(*) All prices quoted on this website and in The Indochina Trekking Company are in American Dollar per person, land only and based on twin/double occupancy.

What is the single supplement?

The single supplement option is available if you are traveling solo and prefer the privacy of your own room. Please refer to the pricing section on the itinerary of your choice within our brochures, to see the supplement. A twin share option is also available, which means you can share a room with another guest of the same gender and therefore avoid paying the single supplement.
What's Included
Accommodation:         3* hotels- 13 nights in twin share accommodation.
Meals:                           13 breakfasts, 12 lunches & some snacks.
Guided:                         Experienced and professional English speaking guide with maximum support and flexibility.
Entrance fees:               All included
Equipment:                   Yamaha/Honda motorbike 125-150 CC, helmet
Age range:                    18+
Wifi:                                Free wifi available in hotels. 
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We had great time in Indochina
On behalf of Kassie and myself, I want to thank you.  The trip was amazing!  The services were great.  You did a wonderful job.  No issues at all!  I would like to let you know that all of the guides were outstanding, but I do want to give Loan, our first guide in Vietnam a special outstanding recommendation.  She was knowledgeable, spoke awesome English, went out of her way for us, and was all around not only a great guide but a great person as well.  A+
I will recommend all my friends to use your services!

Thank you and please keep in touch.
Thank for the great motorbike trip
Hi Tuan, 

You have delivered everything as you promised. I will defiantly recommend you and Pioneer Asia Holidays as a go to provider in the future.

Again thank you for your professionalism and advice.we have enjoyed every aspect of your fantastic country.

Kind regards

Dave from UK
djthomas9a@gmail.com