6 day motorcycle tour, eastern Ho Chi Minh trails, Saigon – Hoi An


Price:     $ / person

Duration: 6 days

Departure: Tour starts at your location around 7 am on the first day.

The price includes vehicles, accommodation, meals, protection gadgets and cold water throughout the tour.
The price is subject to change due to Vietnam’s public holidays. You may contact us for further details.
• Please note that this tour is designed as a self-riding tour where you will be guided by one of our knowledgeable team and it is not for learner biker. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that they are compliant with local motorbike license regulations. We can discuss this with you at the time of booking. If you would like to do the tour as a pillion rider, there is an additional charge of $60 per day for your driver.

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Itinerary

A self-driving tour where you will be guided by one of our skillful and knowledgeable teams. You will be amazed from adventures, culture, local people and food in this wonderful 6-day tour. Eastern Ho Chi Minh trails from Saigon to Hoi An have impressive views which will satisfy the most difficult adventurers.

Highlights

• Adventurous riding journey
• Amazing nature
• Impressive hidden trails

Planned route

Day 1: Saigon – Nam Cat Tien National Park
• Distance: 190 km
• Accommodation: Green Bamboo Lodge (www.greenbamboolodge.net)
• Highlights of the day:
+ Driving along Tri An lake and through the natural reserve
+ Duong Minh Chau tunnels
Getting out of busy Saigon, we take the off roads to Nam Cat Tien National Park, around 150 kilometers away. A ferry brings us to the other side of Dong Nai River for our drive on to and around Tri An lake, the second largest in Vietnam and built for producing hydro power. We continue our drive by smaller roads through the fertile natural reserve before getting on another ferry taking us to the headquarters of Nam Cat Tien National Park. We’ll also stop by the Duong Minh Chau tunnels, a refuge for high ranking officers during the war. This section may prove to be the toughest of the trip. No worries about photo stops and lunch, we know that you are on vacation, we offer a very relaxed trip with many photo opportunities, and lunch is served whenever you need to eat!

Day 2: Nam Cat Tien National Park – Di Linh
• Distance: 160 km
• Accommodation: Juliet Villa Resort
• Highlights of the day:
Off roads though the many tea & coffee plantations
+ Driving through minorities village
+ Da Pal lake

Another exciting day with dust on your face, wind in your hair, camera at hand and poised for the next shot. We drive to Da Teh, an isolated town surrounded by tea and coffee plantations, and continue over mountains passes. Let yourself get swallowed up in the picturesque scenic highland, a sea of green everywhere you look to the endless horizon. As usual, we’ll stop anywhere and you can shoot at will.

In the late afternoon, we check in Juliet Villa Resort. Dinner with barbecued fish or free range chicken and local rice wine will make the night last longer. After that we can call it a day!

Day 3: Di Linh  – Yok Don National Park
• Distance: 260 km
• Accommodation: Yok Don National Park
• Highlights of the day:
+ Ring road of Ta Dung lake
+ Elephant riding in the park

We leave Di Linh early for a beautiful ride to around Ta Dung lake , a quick swim in a lagoon of the Dray Nur is the best to refresh from bumpy roads.

Then, we hit the road again to Yok Don National Park that has one of the most biodiverse forests in Vietnam. We’ll have a break from riding in the late afternoon and do it another way; a ride behind the “mahout” or elephant riders. The elephant ride/swim is a real treat and a great way to see more of the park. The elephants at the Yok Don National Park are treated with a lot of care and respect, more than the elephants in the tourist sites elsewhere. Overnight in guest house of the park.

Day 4: Yok Don National Park – An Khe
• Distance: 230 km
• Accommodation: Huong Binh Hotel
• Highlights of the day:
+ Riding through many many M’nong people villages
+ Discovering art of decoration for graves of minority people

Today, we ride along the back road through many minorities villages that other travellers will never have an opportunity to see. Overnight stay in Huong Binh hotel in An Khe, a transit town to the coast.

Day 5: An Khe – Son My
• Distance: 250 km
• Accommodation: My Khe Hotel
• Highlights of the day:
+ Eastern part of Ho Chi Minh trails
+ Violac mountain pass

Today, we will drive all along the way the Eastern part of Ho Chi Minh trails, through thick tropical jungle, coffee plantation, and scenic mountain passes to Son Tinh. The natural environment provided the North Vietnamese troops three canopies of cover during the war, so it will provide us with excellent cover during our ride through this picturesque area. Picnic lunch on the way. Over night in My Khe Hotel next to My Khe beach.

Day 6: Son My – Hoi An
• Distance: 130 km
• Highlights of the day:
+ Morning walk or swim in My Khe beach
+ My Lai massacre site
+ Riding along beautiful coastline

Our accommodation locates us on beautiful My Khe beach; let’s have a walk on the beach with the locals or a swim to refresh after 5 days on the bike, then a visit to My Lai massacre site, a sombre reminder of the war. Recommencing our ride along Dung Quat bay, we pass by Chu Lai military airport built by US during the war. There are many sand dunes, lagoons, beaches on the final stretch of the ride to Hoi An.

After reaching Hoi An, we bid you fare well. Your trip can be continued up north or back to Saigon by bus, train or plan and we can help you with your travel plans as well as hotel/resort accommodation.

Additional information

• Sturdy outdoor clothing and comfortable footwear are recommended
• Tips for tour guide / rider are highly appreciated
• For lunch, other food choices are also catered, including vegetarian

Route of the journey

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