Start the Saigon motorbike tour at 9 AM from the centre of Ho Chi Minh city. We will be at Cu Chi tunnel after around 2 hour ride through Ho Chi Minh city, spend around 2 hours to discover the tunnel and learn more about the history of Vietnam War. After lunch, we keep riding through some large rubber tree garden to Dong Xoai town where the Ho Chi Minh trail end in the south of Vietnam.
Dinner and overnight in Hotel in Dong Xoai.
Distance: 110 km
After breakfast, enjoy the motorbike ride on Ho Chi Minh trail and do take some visits of beautiful villages, War monument and cashew nut factory especially the trail takes us along the Cambodia border
Overnight in Dak Mil.
Distance: 195 km
Keep motorcycle touring on Ho Chi Minh trail and stop more at the villages of hill tribe (M’nong, Ede people). We will pass some beautiful waterfall with a green water pool where we can have great swim. After picnic lunch at one of the waterfall, we motorcycle to the Lak lake – the second largest lake in Vietnam and spend the rest of the day at the lake (swimming or hunting the pictures of sunset).
Overnight in a stilt house nearby the lake.
Distance: 107 km
This is a short motorbike tour to Da Lat but we can have a lot of chances to visit silk factory or coffee farm and weasel coffee , Elephant waterfall… short trek to the jungle or cross the lake by boat or by elephant.
Overnight in Da Lat.
Distance: 160 km
This is a easy motorbike ride to Nha Trang, most of the ride is on big and smooth road except the small “monkey bridge” just after Da Lat town. We will do some stops to visit King Bao Dai’s palace or peaceful villages of the hill tribe along the way.
Distance: 150 km
Tour will finish at around 4.30 PM in Nha Trang city
Day 1: SAIGON – LAGI ( 140 km – 6 hours ride )
Leaving the busy Saigon for Lagi, visit Cu Chi Tunnels, Minh Dam Army Base, Thuong Chieu Monastery pagoda, dip your body in the hot water springs, Binh Chau, open your mind to learn more about Buddhism when you go to visit Long Ban old pagoda and the historic vestige Dinh Mountain . Stay overnight in Lagi
Day 2: LAGI – TAKOU – MUI NE (130 km – 4 hours ride )
Heading to Mui Ne after vising Thay Thim temple, Takou mountain, colorful fishing market, learn more about the Champa history and culture when you visit their old towers. You can cool off in the ocean in Mui Ne beach after a hot day traveling.
Day 3: MUI NE – BAO LOC ( 160 km – 5 hours ride)
Leave Mui Ne in the early morning to visit the fishing village, fairy springs, red canyon, white sand dunes, drop by the local families to know the daily life of farmers who plan the dragon fruits. Continue traveling to the Central Highlands and stop in the K’ho ethnic minority village to learn the culture of their wild life in the edge of the Central Highlands. Arrive in Bao Loc after visiting Dambri waterfall – about 90 meters high. Over night in Bao Loc
Day 4: BAOLOC – DALAT ( 140 km – 4,5 hours ride)
Leaving Bao Loc for Dalat, visit the green tea farms, the cascade waterfall, Pongour, mushroom farms, silkworm villages and silk processing chains, tea plantations, coffee, vegetable and flower farms. Arrive in Dalat around 4 p.m.
Day 5: DALAT – LAK ( 165 km – 5 hours ride )
Leave the ‘Le Petite Paris’ after visiting the highlights of the city like, Crazy House, Flower Market, Dragon Pagoda, leave for the countryside to explore the rural life of the farmers who cultivate on their lands, stop for lunch, try the different dishes of the Vietnamese cuisine.
Visiting the orange agent areas to learn more the Civil War of Vietnam before 1975, Trekking through the jungle to relax and enjoy the breath-taking nature of the Central Highlands, visit chopstick making factory, the rice agriculture of the M’nong ethnic minority village
Lak Lake will be a place where you stay overnight, you can choose home-stay with locals or in the resort faces to natural lake with 6.000.000 square meters to stay overnight
Day 6: LAK – DRAYSAP ECO RESORT ( 100 km – 3 hours ride)
Leaving Lak Lake for Buon Me Thuot City after learning the daily life of locals, riding elephant to explore the area or riding boat around the lake to have some great shots of the sunrise on the lake, or fishermen, trekking to the top of the Elephant Rock mountain to enjoy the panoramic view of the area. Stop in the city to try Vietnamese fresh spring rolls for lunch.
Heading to Dray Sap fall (the most beautiful waterfall) where you can dip your body into the Fairy Pool next to waterfall after a hot day traveling. Go to Virgin waterfall and stay overnight in the bungalow or in the Long House in the jungle.
Day 7: DRAYSAP ECO RESORT – PLEIKU ( 230 km – 8 hours ride)
Traveling on the old Ho Chi Minh trail to learn more about the history of Vietnamese people during the French colony and the Civil War, the daily life of highlanders who live along the roads to learn how to make rice papers, noodles, Pleiku is place where you stay overnight after a long day ride.
Day 8: PLEIKU – KONTUM (120km – 6 hours ride)
Visit the highlights of the city then head to Sea Lake , which used to be a volcanic crater that stopped working a million years ago., a great place to take some good photos for the trip, also considered the ‘Eyes of Pleiku’. Continue traveling to Kon Tum where you visit Kon Tum Prison, wooden church, orphanage, especially the Kon Ktu village where you see the Ede hill tribes Rong house and learn their traditions and culture by their custom and daily life. Stay overnight in Kon Tum.
Day 9: KONTUM – KHAM DUC ( 170 km – 6 hours ride)
Continue traveling on the Ho Chi Minh trail to visit the well-known Phoenix Airport , Charlie hill to know more about the war between Northern and Southern Goverments . Learn more the different cultures of Ch’ru, Bana, Thai, some of the 44 different ethnic minority groups in the Western Truong Son Mountain . Reach Kham Duc, a small mountain town on Ho Chi Minh trail and stay overnight.
Day 10: KHAM DUC – HOI AN ( 130 km – 4,5 hours ride)
Exploring the local market of the mountain town of Kham Duc to learn more the rural life of the highlanders as well as other ethnic minorities. Leaving Kham Duc for Hoi An after visiting the marvelous Truong Son Mountain and Ho Chi Minh trail, the typical Rong houses of Tay hill tribe, My Son Holy Land Cham Towers. Arrive in ancient town, Hoi An around 4 p.m. Check-in hotel and finish our tour
This morning, your guide with motorbikes will pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and depart to Can Duoc that belongs to Long An Province on dirty off-roads. This town is known as the land of jasmine rice, sticky rice in the country. Take a short ride westward to visit Ancient Rach Cat Fortress, one of the greatest fortresses in Vietnam built in 1903 by French.
Then, ride eastward to visit an ancient house with 100 columns. Here, you will enjoy tea and fruits offered by the owner of the ancient house. Continue riding to Cho Gao (or rice market), passing through quaint villages and dragon fruit farms.
Arrive in My Tho, the heart of the Mekong Delta, stop by the bank of Tien Giang River for lunch then take a boat trip on Mekong river to Ben Tre. En-route, visit some local families, taste honey-bee and enjoy fruits, then visit some workshops producing coconut candy. Overnight in a local house in Ben Tre. You will ride for about five hours on your first day.
After breakfast with your friendly host, start to ride from your home-stay to Mo Cay, ride through coconut plantation and water palm fields, and cross Co Chien River by a ferry to Tra Vinh city. Arrive in Tra Vinh city, a pretty tree-lined town with a large population of ethnic Khmer, have lunch at a local restaurant then take a short break. In the afternoon, pass Khmer villages, have a short pause at Khmer temples before riding to Cau Quan, and take a ferry to the small beautiful island named Cu Lao Dung. On unpaved roads with tiny orchards along the riverside, you can stop a while for a break and taking photos, then do riding further 3 kilometers to another ferry to Dai Ngai, Soc Trang Province. Overnight in Soc Trang. For your second day, you will ride for about five hours.
In the morning, take a short city tour of Soc Trang to visit Khmer museum, Clay Pagoda, and Bat Pagoda where hundreds of bat hanging on the top of the trees before taking rural roads to Can Tho. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant.
Arrived in Can Tho city, you continue riding 10 kilometers to Cai Son canal for a home stay. Check in then take a slow ride along the path of fruit orchards and sometimes you may also hear the birds singing, and cocks warbling at sunset. Pay visits at one orchard, small woodwork shop, tree garden laden with fruits, and rice fields. On the village roads, you may catch many interesting scenes of children bathing in the river, ladies rowing a boat to bring fruits home after the harvest. This is a great time to enjoy the full of plainness, the quietness of the southern countryside, and hospitality of the Mekong Delta locals. When night gradually falls, ride back to the local house for home stay. Dinner at the local host. You will ride for about four hours.
At 6:30, wake up early for simple breakfast with Vietnamese coffee (with or without condensed milk). Take a boat trip to Cai Rang floating market, one of the busiest fruit market in Southeast Asia. You have a long-distance cruise and walk on a quiet country road to take in the magnificent scenery and get close to the locals as they go about their daily routine.
Back to homestay for check out. Then, you will ride back to Can Tho city for a short visit at Can Tho central market and Binh Thuy ancient house whose design is a combination of Vietnam and France with interesting involved stories but also a garden with various flowers and fruits, including a wide range of orchids and a record cactus.
Late morning, you depart from Can Tho and head to Long Xuyen city with stops at Thot Not’s crafts village and famous Bang Lang stork garden. First stop en route is the crafts villages of Thot Not District such as Di Tho lop village (lop is a tool made of bamboo to catch fishes), Ba Rui cook stove (made of clay) village, and Thom Rom net village. The next stop is at Bang Lang Sanctuary of thousands of storks. The fourth day will be a rather short day of riding with only three hours on the road.
In this morning, you will leave your motorbikes at hotels and try a xe loi, the local colonial-era cab pulled by motorbike, to see the town before back to your hotel and continue on your steel horses to ride on back roads and little track by waterway to Ho Chi Minh city via Cao Lanh town. On the way, you will do a pause at Xeo Quyt Revolutionary Base, an old former soldier will be your local guide and take you into the boundless watery cajeput by rowing a boat. Lunch in Xeo Quyt restaurant. After lunch, you continue heading to Saigon via Cai Be Dist. The trip concludes at your hotel. On your last day, you will ride for about five hours.
Price : 75 – 80 usd/pax/day
Motorcycles: Suzuki 150cc, Honda RR & Fortune 150 & 125cc or Full automatic
Petrol, Oil and maintenance
English-speaking tour guide
All entrance fees
Accommodation: Hotels, guest houses and home stays
Helmets: open face
Motorcycle jackets, knee guards, elbow guards.
Rain poncho if needed and waterproof bags
Your meals, drink and other expenses which is not mentioned above