FANCIFUL HOI AN TO HANOI MOTORBIKE TOUR VIA HO CHI MINH TRAILS AND DMZ 12 DAYS
FANCIFUL HOI AN TO HANOI MOTORBIKE TOUR VIA HO CHI MINH TRAILS AND DMZ 12 DAYS Major highlights for this special motorbike tour from Hoi An to Hanoi include Marble Mountain, Hai Van Pass in Danang and Lang Co Lagoon, Conical hat making village, Nam Giao ancient village, Legendary Ho Chi Minh trail around Hue and its outskirts. You will continue to explore Churu-Van Kieu villages, Hamberger Hill, Khe Sanh battle field, DMZ (Delimitarized Zone), Vinh Moc Tunnels, Phong Nha Caves in Quang Binh and QUang Tri. Also, we visit Hoa Lu ancient capital, Tam Coc, Bich Dong, Cuc Phuong national park in Hoa Binh and Muong ethnic minority village in Hoa Binh
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FANCIFUL HOI AN TO HANOI MOTORBIKE TOUR VIA HO CHI MINH TRAILS AND DMZ 12 DAYS
Major highlights for this special motorbike tour from Hoi An to Hanoi include Marble Mountain, Hai Van Pass in Danang and Lang Co Lagoon, Conical hat making village, Nam Giao ancient village, Legendary Ho Chi Minh trail around Hue and its outskirts. You will continue to explore Churu-Van Kieu villages, Hamberger Hill, Khe Sanh battle field, DMZ (Delimitarized Zone), Vinh Moc Tunnels, Phong Nha Caves in Quang Binh and QUang Tri. Also, we visit Hoa Lu ancient capital, Tam Coc, Bich Dong, Cuc Phuong national park in Hoa Binh and Muong ethnic minority village in Hoa Binh
Destination: Hoi An Hue A Luoi Khe Sanh Dong Hoi Phong Nha Ky Anh Vinh Thanh Hoa Ninh Binh Hoa Binh Ha Noi
Ho Chi Minh Trails Motorcycle Tours
Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tours offer the complete Vietnam motorcycle experience of riding from North to South or vice versa. The Ho Chi Minh trail was a logistical system that ran from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) to the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) through the neighboring kingdoms of Laos and Cambodia.
The system provided support, in the form of manpower and material, to the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam. It was named by the Americans for North Vietnamese president Ho Chi Minh. Although the trail was mostly in Laos, the communists called it the Truong Son Strategic Supply Route, after the Vietnamese name for the Annamite Range mountains in central Vietnam.
According to the United States National Security Agency’s official history of the war, the Trail system was “one of the great achievements of military engineering of the 20th century. Northern Vietnam (Hanoi, Bac Ha, Cao Bang, Cat Ba, Cuc Phuong National Park, Dien Bien Phu, Dong Dang, Dong Hoi, Ha Long Bay, Haiphong, Lao Cai, Ninh Binh, Sapa, Bac Giang) harbours some of the most magnificent views of Vietnam as well as the capital city and the chance to visit indigenous hill tribes.
Central Coast (Cham Islands, Da Nang, DMZ, Dong Ha, Hoi An, Lang Co, Hue, My Son, Na Meo, Nha Trang, Qui Nhon, Thanh Hoa, Vinh) with the ancient city of Hue to be the home of the still recent Vietnamese kings and Hoi An which features one of the nicest old seacoast towns in Vietnam. Central Highlands (Buon Ma Thuot, Dalat, Kontum, Ngoc Hoi, Pleiku) offer the lush forest-covered hills featuring indigenous tribes and the occasional elephant.
Southern Vietnam (Cat Tien National Park, Con Dao, Can Tho, Chau Doc , Cu Chi, Ho Chi Minh City, Long Xuyen, Mui Ne, My Tho, Phan Thiet, Phu Quoc, Vung Tau, Tay Ninh, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh) with the economic engine of Vietnam built around Ho Chi Minh City but also covering the lush and little-visited Mekong Delta, the rice basket of Vietnam.
Our trip cost usually includes the following services. Please bear in mind JET Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.
Quality Japanese Honda Motorcycles with spare things ( Honda XR 150cc or Honda CRF250L ) CRF250L cost extra;
Tour guide/Translator/Mechanic (He’s three in one!);
Standard hotel (double, twins or triple shared room) and/or homestay (sleeping bags, mosquito nets, sheets, pillows etc. are provided);
Third party motorbike insurance;
All food (Vietnamese food, Western food costs extra);
All entrance fees, permits, tickets, boat trips, ferries, bamboo rafts, etc;
Helmets/Gloves and Bright reflecting Jackets
Hotel pick up
Personal expenses, personal medical insurance;
Single room supplement if you request a single room;
Motorbiking protective pants, jacket, gloves, helmet, rain gear and other safety equipment at favourable rental rate;
Bike shipping and tour guide’s travel back to Hanoi (for Ho Chi Minh trail/road trips or tours that don’t end in Hanoi);
Train or flight tickets before and after your tour;
Breakfast on the departure day and dinner on the return day;
Accommodation and food in Hanoi;
+ Single stay will cost 20 USD extra/ day
+ We provide support vehicle and driver with extra price of 150 USD/day/ truck upon request!
+ Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike tours will cost more. Please CONTACT US for more details.
+ If tours are not depart/ end in Hanoi then surcharge for bike shipping to/ back: 120 USD/ bike.
FANCIFUL HOI AN TO HANOI MOTORBIKE TOUR VIA HO CHI MINH TRAILS AND DMZ
Day 1: Hoian to Hanoi motorbike tour : Hoi An motorbike tour to Hue (175 km – 6 hours ride) (L,D)
Today, we leave Hoi An for Hue, visiting incense and mat making villages to learn more about the rural life of locals who live in the Center of Vietnam, Marble Mountain, ceramic making village…ect. stop on the top of Hai Van Pass to have some great shots of the panoramic views between beach and mountain, Da Nang and Hue . After having lunch and relax on one of the most beautiful beaches of Vietnam, Lang Co Beach, visit conical hat making village in Phu Bai before arriving in Hue around 5 pm.
Day 2: Hoian to Hanoi motorbike tour : Hue motorbike tours (around 100 km – 3 hours ride) (B,L,D)
Hue was used to be an ancient capital of Vietnam , so it’s worth staying one day to visit and learn more about the Vietnamese traditions, history, customs, culture. Go to visit Linh Mu pagoda, Kim Long old village where you can learn the Vietnamese people make the traditional rice wine, the way locals harvest rice on the fields, Hue Museum , citadel, ride on the boat to listen to Hues folk songs at night.
Day 3: Hoian to Hanoi motorbike tour : Hue motorcycle tour to A Luoi (90 km – 4 hours ride) (B,L,D)
Leaving Hue for A Luoi, we visit Nam Giao ancient village, Hue citadels, Minh Mang Tomb, orange agent areas to learn more about the war. Then we head to the Ho Chi Minh trail again to visit the historic vestige and battle field Hamburger Hill. Overnight in A Luoi.
Day 4: Hoian to Hanoi motorbike tour : A Luoi motorbike tour to Khe Sanh (140 km – 4 hours ride) (B,L,D)
Leaving Hue for Dong Ha, stop in Churu Van Kieu villages to learn more about their daily life as well as the legendary resistance against American, stop in Dakrong area and Khe Sanh battle field,…before we arrive in Khe Sanh and stay overnight.
Day 5: Hoian to Hanoi motorbike tour : Khe Sanh motorbike tour to Dong Hoi (200 km – 7 hours ride) (B,L,D)
Leave Khe Sanh for Dong Hoi, we stop at DMZ and then to Vinh Moc tunnels to learn more about the Civil War of Vietnam before 1975. Continue traveling on Ho Chi Minh trail to see the breath-taking nature of Northern Truong Son mountain. We get to Dong Hoi around 5 p.m and stay overnight.
Day 6: Hoian to Hanoi motorbike tour : Dong Hoi motorbike tour to Phong Nha (70 km – 2 hours ride) (B,L,D)
Leave early in the morning to visit historic vestige Phu Hoa church, the ‘battle field village’, we continue following the Ho Chi Minh trail to Phong Nha Caves , one of the two natural world heritages of Vietnam . Spend around 4 hours to explore the area by foot and boat. Stay overnight in Phong Nha.
Day 7: Hoian to Hanoi motorbike tour : Phong Nha motorbike tour to Ky Anh (180 km – 6 hours ride) (B,L,D)
We leave the marvelous Phong Nha Caves to visit Da Nhay beach, shrimp farms, salt making village, stop on the top Ngang Pass to see the amazing scenery, reaching to Ky Anh around 5 p.m and stay overnight.
Day 8: Hoian to Hanoi motorbike tour : Ky Anh motorcycle tour to Vinh (120 km – 4 hours ride) (B,L,D)
Leave Ky Anh for Vinh (Ho Chi Minh’s homeland), we visit Huong Tich pagoda, the historic vestige Dong Loc Three Way Crossroad, The Nguyen Du Great Poet Monument, and then Ho Chi Minh Square . We stay overnight in Vinh.
Day 9: Hoian to Hanoi motorbike tour : Vinh motorbike tour to Thanh Hoa (224 km – 7 hours ride) (B,L,D)
Get on the road to visit Sen village, where Ho Chi Minh was born and grown up, Chua village, we have the chance to learn more about Vietnamese history when you visit the Ba Trieu temple, go to different small villages to see the locals make the traditional mats, marble stones, the way they roll and process tobacco, you will arrive in Thanh Hoa around 5p.m and stay overnight.
Day 10: Hoian to Hanoi motorbike tour : Thanh Hoa motorcycle tour to Tam Coc and Cuc Phuong Park in Ninh Binh (90 km – 3 hours ride) (B,L,D)
Leaving Thanh Hoa in the early morning for Ninh Binh, our motorbike tour continues traveling to ancient capital of many Dynasties of Vietnam, visit the breath-taking nature of Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Bai Dinh Temple , Trang An,…and then head to Cuc Phuong National Park to enjoy the natural life …
Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Day 11: Hoian to Hanoi motorbike tour : Ninh Binh motorcycle tour to Hoa Binh (140 km – 5 hours ride) (B,L,D)
Leaving Ninh Binh for Hoa Binh, after visiting Ho Dynasty Citadel, we follow the Ho Chi Minh trail to get some great photos before visiting the Spiritual Fish Springs, Fairy Caves , and visit and learn more about the culture of ethnic minority, Muong. Home stay with locals at night in Hoa Binh.
Day 12: Hoian to Hanoi motorbike tour : Hoa Binh motorbike tour to Ha Noi (110 km – 4 hours ride) (B,L)
After breakfast, we visit the Viet – Muong village, Hoa Binh lake, enjoy the wonderful views on the top of Hoa Binh Hydro Electricity, go to the small village to see their daily life. Get to Hanoi around 5 pm.
When Motorcycle we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.
Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.
General rules for motorbike riding in Vietnam & Other country
It is claimed that riding motorbike in Vietnam & other country is not easy, especially for the inexperienced ones. However, it would be much easier for motorcyclists if they follow the rules and traffic laws of Vietnam & other country rigidly. To ensure that you have a safe motorcycle trip and lifetime experience in Vietnam, there are some regulations that you need to bear in mind:
- Helmet is a compulsory equipment for motorbike riding
- You should use the high-quality helmet which was certified by traffic safety management bureaus or helmets following international standards. If you use the cheap helmet, it could be dangerous in case of injuries and accidents.
- In Vietnam, we follow the right hand side rule of traffic
- Be confident and decisive when riding. Don’t freak out or be nervous.
- Ride carefully and control the speed in different circumstances.
- In Vietnam & other country, it is acceptable in using horn. Therefore, using it smartly because it could help you avoid undesirable cases. In some routes, there might be blind corners or crossroads, so it would be useful to utilize horn.
- Give ways to bigger vehicles such as trucks, cars, buses or cart-transporting vehicles. It can ensure your safety and one thing for sure, they would take up for big parts of road surface.
- Ride slowly when making a turn. It is important for you to push the light signals and sound so the left-behind vehicles are aware of your turn. However, you are advised to use your hand gesture and body language also because it would be more noticeable (waving hand when you want to turn left or right)
- Show your respect and friendliness to people on the roads. Avoid conflicts with others because you don’t know who you are facing with.
- Be friendly and chummy to other vehicle controllers when they greet you.
- Be polite with the police. Don’t show out your abnormal or strange and suspicious behaviors on the road and the police will get no attention on you.
- Drinking and riding should not be gone along.