FASCINATING HOI AN TO HANOI MOTORBIKE TOUR VIA HO CHI MINH TRAILS AND DMZ 6 DAYS
FASCINATING HOI AN TO HANOI MOTORBIKE TOUR VIA HO CHI MINH TRAILS AND DMZ 6 DAYS With this Hoi An to Hanoi motorbike tour from, riders will be riding via Hue, Phong Nha, Vinh Moc, Khe Sanh, DMZ, and Mai Chau.
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FASCINATING HOI AN TO HANOI MOTORBIKE TOUR VIA HO CHI MINH TRAILS AND DMZ 6 DAYS
With this Hoi An to Hanoi motorbike tour from, riders will be riding via Hue, Phong Nha, Vinh Moc, Khe Sanh, DMZ, and Mai Chau.
Destination: Hoi An Hue Khe Sanh – Phong Nha Tan Ky Mai Chau Hanoi
Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Hanoi – Itinerary in brief:
Day 1: Hoi An motorbike tour to Hue – 160 km
Day 2: Hue motorbike tour to Vinh Moc tunnel and Khe Sanh – 170 km
Day 3: Khe sanh motorcycle tour to Phong Nha – 220 km
Day 4: Phong Nha motorbike tour to Tan Ky – 270 km
Day 5: Tan Ky motorbike tour to Mai Chau – 240 km
Day 6: Mai Chau motorbike tour to Hanoi – 170 km
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.
FASCINATING HOI AN TO HANOI MOTORBIKE TOUR VIA HO CHI MINH TRAILS AND DMZ
Day 1 : Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Hanoi : Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Hue (L,D) – 160 KM
Pickup at the hotel. In the morning we will have one of the best motorbike tours on coastlines in central Vietnam, we will motorcycle easily up to Da Nang on the coastal road. Then we will go up on the famous Hai Van Pass – the pass offers us plenty of chances for photos. Lunch is served after the pass. After lunch, We will have enjoyable motorbike tour inside the countryside of Vietnam, we will motorcycle all the way to Hue on the small countryside roads to see markets, rice fields and plenty of colorful tombs.
We will be in Hue at 4 PM.
Overnight at the hotel in Hue
Note: We have the option to extend 1 night in Hue so that you can have more time to discover this romantic and peaceful city.
Day 2 : Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Hanoi : Hue Motorcycle Tour to Vinh Moc Tunnel and Khe Sanh (B,L,D) – 170 Km.
We ride motorbike to visit some famous attractions such as Forbidden city and Thien Mu pagoda…Then we get ready to have motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail. After Hue city we will head up to the DMZ to see some famous historical relics and learn more about the Vietnam war.
Especially, visiting the Vinh Moc tunnel complex extremely gives you special feeling about life, war and peace. After that we take a motorbike ride to the west to Khe Sanh, before getting to the hotel we will have a visit Khe Sanh Military Base to understand how violent the war was.
Hotel stay in Khe Sanh town.
Day 3 : Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Hanoi : Khe Sanh motorbike tour to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park (B,L,D) – 220 km.
Today is the highlight of the tour. We surely will have the best motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trail. We will ride on the western Ho Chi Minh trail, with 220 km in length the motorbike ride today offers you amazing views of the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park especially there are just few other traffics on the trail. Arrive in Phong Nha at 4.30 Pm. If the weather permits, we will take a short boat trip to the some beautiful caves of Phong Nha.
Overnight at the hotel in Phong Nha
Day 4: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Hanoi : Phong Nha motorbike tour to Tan Ky (B,L,D) – 270 km.
The morning motorbike ride is up to the north of the Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park., The motorcycle ride on Ho Chi Minh trail today keep offering a great view of the limestone mountain and the beautiful villages of the hill tribes. After lunch, we will have smooth motorbike ride straight to Tan Ky – Nghe An province.
Overnight at the hotel in Tan Ky town
Day 5: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Hanoi : Tan Ky motorbike tour to Mai Chau (B,L,D) – 240 Km
After breakfast, keep enjoying motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh road until Ngoc Lac town where we stop for lunch. Then we will take a turn to the western mountainous area of Vietnam. From here we will have great Vietnam motorbike tour on the mountain passes and enjoy the differently beautiful view from the days before. We will be in Mai Chau valley at 5 PM.
Overnight in Mai Chau – home stay with the Thai people
Day 6: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Hanoi : Mai Chau Motorbike Tour to Hanoi (B,L) 170 KM.
Before having a motorbike ride to Hanoi, we take a short walk around the valley to visit some villages of the Thai people to learn more about Vietnamese culture and enjoy the peace of the green valley Mai Chau. We will start the tour back to Hanoi at 10 AM, after have an enjoyable motorbike ride on mountains of north Vietnam, we will have lunch in Hoa Binh town. Then hit the road back to Hanoi, finish the 7 day motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trail safely before rush hours.
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.