Price: $310 / person
Duration: 2 days
Departure: Tour departs at Saigon Riders location around 8 am. Minimum group size is two.
Christmas and New year’s eve Special Price: $259 USD/rider as a part of a group with early bird ONLINE BOOKING (at least 2 weeks before departure) or private group of at least 2 riders with Kawasaki KLX 250 or Honda CRF 250 depending on bike availability – $340 USD/rider
• Challenging off-road, trails, off the beaten tracks under thick jungle canopies
• Riding through farmlands, plantations
• Local cuisines, overnight stay on the bank of Dong Nai river
– Guide, 250cc dirt bikes, gasoline, B&B accommodation (double/twin shared room, extra $20 for the single room), entrance fees, all meals, and water.
– Bike damage (e.g. broken levers, heavily bent rims/handlebars/frame, broken or cracked headlight, burnt out clutch plates due to improper handling……)
– Insurance, emergency transportation, and related costs. Bike transportation by truck in case of being heavily damaged, burnt out clutch plates…
– Alcohol drinks
– Tips to guide.
Following your Saigon off-road tour guide, you’ll leave bustling Ho Chi Minh behind and head to the back roads. On the way, you will see how the Saigon locals manage to negotiate their ride to work in the heaving traffic as well as understand the chaotic order of sharing the road. In this motorbike tour (Vietnam), we’ll escape that and take you out through the scenic countryside and continue by driving along dirt trails zigzagging through villages, rubber plantations.
The route will take us north of Saigon up through Ma Da jungle with all the hidden trails and Dinh Quan district at the lower reaches of the Central Highlands.
Lunch on the way is at a restaurant where dear, wild boar are the main highlight. It is a good chance to explore local cuisines such as barbecue dear, wild boar, and a variety of herby mints. Sit back checking out some photos taken on the morning offroad ride while waiting for your steak and enjoying an icy-cold drink!
After lunch, we’ll cut through the agricultural bounty of this part of Vietnam – cashew, gum trees, and orange plantations before crossing Dong Nai river to our lodge in Nam Cat Tien. On the way, we’ll take some back roads through remote rural ethnic villages to take in some spectacular and diverse landscapes. A solid day’s ride followed by a good meal and welcome night’s rest.
The day starts with a quick breakfast on the edge of Cat Tien National Park before we continue our dirt bike tour. It’s a rich lowland tropical forest and biosphere reserve in southern Vietnam which protects a variety of breathtaking flora, birds as well as animals including Asian elephants, sun bears, gaurs, and a variety of smaller mammals. We’ll have to leave visiting Nam Cat Tien for another day and instead concentrate our energies on more important matters which are your goals for today: enjoying the trail riding and managing not to fall off your bike!
The area surrounding Nam Cat Tien provides very challenging muddy and slippery trails in the rainy season. In the dry season, dirt riders also find challenges in conquering the tracks through cashew plantation and stream crossings. After negotiating these obstacles we’ll continue on past Tri An lake and return to Ho Chi Minh with arrival on Sunday evening.
A mix of off-road and on-road, a dirt bike tour ride with family, friends, and colleagues to Nam Cat Tien and back is a great taste of the muddy tracks and dusty trails in thick jungle and diverse rural settings.
No pain no gain! More adventurous motorbike tours (Vietnam) are waiting for you!