THROUGH THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL BY MOTOBIKE

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The so-called Ho Chi Minh Trail is one of the most renowned legends of the American War. The complicated road system winds along the Truong Son Range, which that facilitated movement of soldiers and war supplies from North Vietnam to battlefields in South Vietnam. Now the historic trail is being turned into a highway. The route is incredibly beautiful with new mountain views around every corner, very little traffic, and virtually no tourists.
Your motorcycle travel will take place on new roads and highways, dirt and gravel roads, through towns, and minority villages. This trip brings you a great chance to learn about the Vietnamese modern history and see it beautiful nature. The trip concludes in Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest economic, education and entertainment centre in Vietnam.

 

THROUGH THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL BY MOTOBIKE

Tour code: MOT 02

 

The so-called Ho Chi Minh Trail is one of the most renowned legends of the American War. The complicated road system winds along the Truong Son Range, which that facilitated movement of soldiers and war supplies from North Vietnam to battlefields in South Vietnam. Now the historic trail is being turned into a highway. The route is incredibly beautiful with new mountain views around every corner, very little traffic, and virtually no tourists.
Your motorcycle travel will take place on new roads and highways, dirt and gravel roads, through towns, and minority villages. This trip brings you a great chance to learn about the Vietnamese modern history and see it beautiful nature. The trip concludes in Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest economic, education and entertainment centre in Vietnam.

 

DAY 01:          HANOI ARRIVAL                                                                  (D)

On arrival Noi Bai aiport, you will be met by the tour guide and transferred to Hanoi hotel for check in. You have free time to discover Hanoi - the unique city tree-line boulevard, French colonial architectures, peaceful lakes and oriental temples…

DAY 02:          HANOI - MAI CHAU ( 150 km)                                           (B/L/D)

Before you kick off, you will spend about 30 minutes to check over the motobikes and insure you are familiar with the motobike for maximum fun. Today you will not make many stops for visits, although this will be a great opportunity for you to test your motobiking abilities and get a feel for your motobike and hit the road through some traffic of Hanoi, as soon we get out of town (10 km), and you will already see the country life of Vietnam. As you head towards Hoa Binh province, you pass through a region of spectacular limestone mountains, passes and wind your way down hills to Mai Chau valley of the Thai people. You spend the afternoon to walk around the village, learn about the Thai and experience their hospitality. Dinner and enjoy the traditional dances of the minorities’ and try the rice wine drunk with a rod. Sleep in their traditional house on stilts.

DAY 03:          MAICHAU – XA LINH - HANOI (200 km)             (B/L)

Morning you leave Thai village and drive to Xa Linh – the homeland of H’mong minority. Stop in Paco market and enjoy the colorful minorities’s real life. You will have a short walk after going into the Xa Linh village. Than you will drive back to Mai Chau and continue to Hanoi. Check in the hotel and relax.

DAY 04:          HANOI - VINH (350 km)                (B/L/D)

You leave Hanoi to drive to Thanh Hoa by Ho chi Minh trail. After lunch time you continue to go to Vinh by 1st National road. The scenery two side of the road change from the mountain of Hochi Minh trail to the ordinary life two side of the national road. Arrival in Vinh city, check in the hotel and relax.

DAY 05:          VINH – DONG HOI (160 km)                     (B/L/D)

You will have full days on the way and enjoy the beautiful rural landscape of Red river delta. Drive to Dong Hoi with stop in Da Nhay for lunch. Arrive Dong Hoi in the late afternoon and free to relax on the beach. Overnight in Dong Hoi.

DAY 06:          DONG HOI – PHONG NHA – DONG HA (300 km)                       (B/L/D)

In the morning boat cruise to visit the Phong Nha cave, the largest and one of the most beautiful in all Vietnam and now the country’s fifth UNESCO World Heritage site. The cave forms part of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park and contains excellent limestone formations, grottoes, cave and forest as well as several 1,000m plus unexplored peaks. In the afternoon proceed to Dong Ha. You will visit Vinh Moc tunnel on the way. Overnight in Dong Ha hotel.

DAY 08:          DONG HA – KHE SANH – A LUOI - HUE (250 km)                      (B/L)

Today you will leave Dong Ha and drive by Ho Chi Minh trail to Hue city. You will know more about the historia of Vietnam by visiting Khe Sanh camp and A Luoi with some famous battles in the war time. Your destination is Hue city – the former capital under the Nguyen Dynasty. Check in hotel and relax.

DAY 09:          HUE - HOIAN (240 km)                  (B/L)

Morning you will take a dragon boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River, visit Hue's best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of former Emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes.

In the afternoon you will visit the Imperal Citadel – the World Heritage for cultural where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 and continue by drive to Hoi An town - recorgnised as the World Heritage by UNESCO. Overnight in Hoian hotel.

DAY 10:          HOIAN                        (B)

You have free day to explore your self the old towm of Hoian or relax on the sandy beach of Cua Dai. Overnight in Hoian hotel.

DAY 11:          HOIAN – MY SON – KHAM DUC (160KM)             (B/L/D)

You leave Hoian and drice to My Son - 70 architectural works built between VII and XIII century to visit the Royal of Champa' valley. Located in the countryside, Bang An tower with delicate and unique architecture is constituted as a testimony of the Prosperous Cham Kingdom. Then you continue to drive by Ho chi Minh trail and stop in Kham Duc. Check in and overnight in  Kham Duc guest house.

DAY 12:          KHAM DUC -  KON TUM  (190KM)             (B/L/D)

By the Ho chi minh trail you will drive from Kham Duc to Kontum. You will visit the Big Seminary, the Wooden Church and drive to Kon Ko Lor II village. Start hiking through Kon Ko Ri village, across rice and sugar-cane fields. You will meet Bana ethnic people and discover the architecture of Rong house which looks like an axe blade pointing in to the sky. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a ride on the river by rubber boat to Kon Ko Tu village. Overnight in Rong house of the Bana minority.

DAY 13:          KON TUM – BUON ME THUOT (240KM)               (B/L)

You continue drive through Ho Chi Minh trail to Don Village in Buon Me Thuot - the ancient capital of Dak Lak province in the 19th century, famous for hunting and domestication of wild elephants. You have chance to cross the stream by the bamboo bridge, visit stilt houses with over 100 years old and the tombs of King Elephant.

Late afternoon you will drive to Buon Me Thuot city, check in hotel and relax.

DAY 14:          BUON ME THUOT – DA LAT (220KM)                   (B/L)

You leave Buon Me Thuot to drive to Dalat. On the way you will stop in Jun village of Le hill tribes and visit Lak Lake with the Traditional Long house-on-stilt of Ede minority.

Arrival in Da Lat, check in hotel and relax.

DAY 15:          DA LAT                       (B)

You have free day to explore your self Dalat – the spring city with Valley of Love, Summer Palace of King Bao Dai, Thien Vien Truc Lam …

DAY 16:          DA LAT – SAIGON (330 KM)                      (B/L)

Today you will have full day on the way and enjoy the beautiful landscape from the central highland to the Saigon city. Check in hotel. You have free time to discover by your self Saigon by night.

DAY 17:          SAIGON  DEPARTURE                     (B)

After breakfast you will be free until departure time to transfer to the airport for your flight home.

 

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