Stellar Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trails and coastline15 Days (9)
Stellar Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trails and coastline15 Days (8)

Stellar Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trails and coastline15 Days

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Stellar Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trails and coastline15 Days The legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail was the supply line used by North Vietnam to link North and South Vietnam during the American War. Soldiers, ammunition, weapons and supplies were carried by hand, bicycle and truck for hundreds of kilometers through the otherwise impenetrable jungle that covered Vietnam’s mountainous border with Laos. A testimony to the ingenuity, fortitude and commitment of the northern Vietnamese.Besides the history lesson on the legendary Ho Chi Minh trail, we will

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    All about the Stellar Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trails and coastline15 Days.

    Stellar Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trails and coastline 15 Days

    The legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail was the supply line used by North Vietnam to link North and South Vietnam during the American War. Soldiers, ammunition, weapons and supplies were carried by hand, bicycle and truck for hundreds of kilometers through the otherwise impenetrable jungle that covered Vietnam’s mountainous border with Laos. A testimony to the ingenuity, fortitude and commitment of the northern Vietnamese.Besides the history lesson on the legendary Ho Chi Minh trail, we will

    Destinations : Hanoi, Phu Yen, Mai Chau, Tan Ky, Phong Nha, Dong Hoi, Khe Sanh, Hue, Hoi An, Kon Tum, Buon Me Thuot, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Cat Tien, Sai Gon

    Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh Trails along Coastal. Besides incredible riding, deep in the Vietnamese countryside, this ride takes in the charming ancient trading town of Hoian, Khe Sanh battle site and DMZ. We also take time to stay overnight in a traditional Thai hill tribe and visit to some tribal villages on the way.

    The government already built a new highway on most of the original trail. However, we still have some parts on tracks and short-cuts that offer off-road riders a chance to test out their riding skills. The riding hours are longer than a Northern Vietnam trip, however the scenery is not as beautiful as in North Vietnam. It’s more about Vietnam War!

    Please note that Ho Chi Minh trail rides cost more than our standard rides as we have to pay the guide(s) and bikes back to Hanoi. In addition, food and hotel in South Vietnam cost more than in the Northern mountain parts.

    We also recommend you to bring your riding gear as if you get all from us, it’s not easy for our guide(s) to carry them back Hanoi.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    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

    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    Personal expenses, personal medical insurance;
    Drinks;
    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;
    Tips.

    Notes:
    + 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.

    1. 15 Days Stellar Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trails and coastline

      DAY 1: Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh Trails : HANOI MOTORBIKE TOUR TO PHU YEN (SON LA)

      Start our Vietnam motorbike tour by riding to Phu Yen on country road with a stop in Son Tay. On November 20-21, 1970, a joint force composed of USAF Special Operations and rescue personnel and U.S. Army Special Forces, supported by U.S. Navy Carrier Task Force 77, made a daring raid on the Son Tay prison camp located less than 50 miles from Hanoi. The objective was to rescue as many as 100 U.S. captives thought to be held there.

      The assault troops, in six ARRS helicopters accompanied by two C-130 aircraft, flew 640km to Son Tay from bases in Thailand. U.S. Navy pilots made a diversionary raid while 116 USAF and Navy aircraft from seven air bases and three aircraft carriers flew refueling, surface-to-air missile suppression, fighter cover, close air support, early warning, communications support and reconnaissance missions.

      There was no prisoners found in camp.
      After lunch, ride on the winding mountain road to Phu Yen, a small mountain town in Son La province to take in some of the best mountain views in Northwest Vietnam and overnight in Hoang Gia Hotel.

      Summary
      Distance:  170 km
      Accommodation: Hotel in Phu Yen
      Meals: Lunch, Dinner

      DAY 2: Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh Trails : PHU YEN MOTORBIKE TOUR TO MAI CHAU (HOA BINH)

      There are many small roads that lead into the mountains around Mai Chau so we’ll take the chance to motorcycle out to isolated H’mong, Dao and Thai villages. We will take on the challenge of an old road built by the French army and spend the afternoon exploring nearby villages.
      Overnight in a Thai ethnicity stilt house in Mai Chau.

      Summary
      Distance:  150 km
      Accommodation: Homestay in Mai Chau
      Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      DAY 3: Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh Trails : MAI CHAU MOTORBIKE TOUR TO TAN KY (NGHE AN)

      Motorcycle on a small, spectacular and paved trail along the Ma river until Cam Thuy town where we stop for lunch. Hit the Ho Chi Minh trail (now a newly built highway) all the way to Tan Ky town where we spend the night in a hotel.

      Summary
      Distance:  290 km
      Accommodation: Hotel in Tan Ky
      Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      DAY 4: Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh Trails : TAN KY MOTORBIKE TOUR TO PHONG NHA (QUANG BINH)

      ride on Ho Chi Minh Highway until Pho Chau where we stop to visit the HCM Trail victory monument which is in fact the real starting point of our HCM Trail ride.

      Motorcycle all the way to Phong Nha – Ke Bang, the biggest and also the most beautiful cave in Vietnam and Indochina and is now a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. The karst formation of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park has evolved since the Paleozoic (some 400 million years ago) and so is the oldest major karst area in Asia.

      Subject to massive tectonic changes, the park’s karst landscape is extremely complex with many geographic features of considerable significance. The vast area, extending to the border of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, contains spectacular formations including 65 km of caves and underground rivers.

      Summary
      Distance:  280 km
      Accommodation: Hotel in Phong Nha
      Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      DAY 5: PHONG NHA MOTORBIKE TOUR TO DONG HOI (QUANG BINH)

      Boating and exploring World Heritage site of Phong Nha where local civilians and military sheltered from incessant bombing during wartime. Then we drive down to the coastal town of Dong Hoi, which was heavily shelled by US warships during the war. At a hotel over looking the beach, we can take in some sunbathing by the beach.
      Overnight in Dong Hoi.

      Summary
      Distance:  60 km
      Accommodation: Hotel in Dong Hoi
      Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      DAY 6: DONG HOI MOTORBIKE TOUR TO KHE SANH (QUANG TRI)

      We strike south through foothills which were once sprayed heavily by Agent Orange towards the former DMZ. There is still much evidence of bombing on the mountain sides and from time to time we will see remnants of the original Trail. We take in the Vinh Moc tunnel, the famous Hien Luong Bridge (former demarcation line between North and South Vietnam, the Truong Son Cemetery and finally Khe Sanh (former US Marine base).
      Overnight in Khe Sanh.

      Summary
      Distance:  200 km
      Accommodation: Hotel in Khe Sanh
      Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      DAY 7: Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh Trails : KHE SANH MOTORBIKE TOUR TO HUE (THUA THIEN HUE)

      In the morning we head south over the Da Krong Bridge (built by the Cubans in 1973) into the infamous A Shau valley, an area of intense wartime activity. Passing Hamburger Hill and mountains still barren due to the extended effects of Agent Orange, we arrive at A Luoi, where there are many Bru Van hill tribe people. Then, cruising through green back country down the steep Me Oi Pass, we continue on to the beautiful city of Hue which lies along the banks of the Perfume River.
      Overnight in Hue.

      Summary
      Distance:  180 km
      Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
      Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      DAY 8: HUE MOTORBIKE TOUR TO HOI AN (QUANG NAM)

      See the Forbidden Citadel in the morning. Join the National Highway 1 and head up the Hai Van Pass (Cloudy Pass) before the World Heritage site of Hoi An, a major trading centre in SE Asia in the 16th and 17th centuries.
      Overnight in Hoi An.

      Summary
      Distance:  150 km
      Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
      Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      DAY 9: Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh Trails : HOI AN (RELAX)

      Whole morning exploring the old town of Hoi An. Afternoon at the Cua Dai beach, about 6km from the old town.
      The former harbour town of the Champa people at the estuary of the Thu Bon river was an important Vietnamese trading centre in the 16th and 17th centuries, where Chinese from various provinces as well as Japanese, Dutch and Indians settled down.

      During this period of the China trade, the town was called Hai Pho (Seaside Town) in Vietnamese. During the French colonial period (1883 – 1945), it was called Faifo. Originally Hai Pho was a divided town, because across the “Japanese Bridge”, it used to be the Japanese settlement (16th – 17th century). The bridge (Chua Cau) is a unique covered structure built by the Japanese, the only known covered bridge with a Buddhist pagoda attached to one side.

      The town is known to the French and Spanish as Faifo, and by similar names in Portuguese and Dutch. A number of theories have been put forth as to the origin of this name. Some scholars have suggested that it comes from the word “Hai pho” meaning “sea town”, while others have said that it seems more likely to simply be a shortening of Hoi An pho, “the town of Hoi An”, to “Hoi pho” which became “Faifo”.

      In 1999, the old town was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port of the 15th to 19th centuries, whose buildings display a unique blend of local and foreign influences.

      Today, Hoi An is still a small city, but it attracts a fair number of tourists, also being a well established place on the backpacker trail. Many visit for the numerous art and craft shops and tailors, who produce made-to-measure clothes for a fraction of the western price.

      Summary
      Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
      Meals:   Breakfast

      DAY 10: HOI AN MOTORBIKE TOUR TO KON TUM TOWN

      We strike back up to the mountains, rejoining the Trail at Phuoc Son (also known as Kham Duc). From there we head up the towering Lo So Pass, passing through remote areas thinly populated by peoples of the Ba Na ethnicity. Edging close to the border with Laos, where a number of Trail arteries crossed over in Laos, we continue on to Kon Tum. Overnight in Kon Tum.

      Summary
      Distance:  290 km
      Accommodation: Hotel in Kon Tum
      Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      DAY 11: KON TUM MOTORBIKE TOUR TO BUON MA THUOT (DAK LAK)

      In the morning we motorcycle head south through the Central Highlands, passing Pleiku and the Ia Drang valley battlefield, before continuing onto Buon Ma Thuot (also known as Buon Me Thuot), the city where northern forces launched their final assault on the then Saigon. Buon Ma Thuot produces most and best coffee products in Vietnam. Overnight in Buon Ma Thuot.

      Summary
      Distance:  240 km
      Accommodation: Hotel in Buon Ma Thuot
      Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      DAY 12: Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh Trails : BUON MA THUOT MOTORBIKE TOUR TO NHA TRANG CITY

      We take an easy motor ride back down off the Tay Son highlands towards the coast, arriving at Highway 1 some 30 km north of Nha Trang. Taking in this scenic coastal stretch past turquoise waters and scarlet fishing boats, we arrive in the bright lights of Nha Trang and its relaxing holiday options. Overnight in Nha Trang.

      Summary
      Distance:  190 km
      Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang
      Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      DAY 13: Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh Trails : NHA TRANG (RELAX)

      A free day by the beach before gathering for a seafood feast to recount our adventure and toast the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

      Summary
      Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang
      Meals:   Breakfast

      DAY 13: Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh Trails : NHA TRANG MOTORBIKE TOUR TO DA LAT CITY

      This 150km ride shows you some footages of the famous 2008 BBC’s Top Gear Vietnam Special show. Mountainous motor ride on the Central Highland.

      Da Lat is known as “The City of Love” and is a favorite holiday resort for Vietnamese as well as the French. With evergreen forests, waterfalls, beautiful lakes, the country’s best flower gardens, and delicious fresh produce, Da Lat has always provided a welcome respite from the heat of the lowlands. We can spend the day visiting the highlights of Da Lat – its gardens, cathedral, waterfalls, market, Valley of Love, convent, university, train station and key pagodas. Overnight in Da Lat for the second night.

      Summary
      Distance:  150 km
      Accommodation: Hotel in Da Lat
      Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      DAY 14: Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh Trails : DA LAT MOTORBIKE TOUR TO CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK (BINH DUONG)

      Down on road 20, we ride to Cat Tien National Park. This forest area used to be the head quarter of Vietnamese army during the war. The park suffered historically during the Vietnam War when it was extensively sprayed with herbicides like the defoliant Agent Orange. To this day these areas have extensive bamboo and grassland cover and trees have not yet grown back.

      Summary
      Distance: 190 km
      Accommodation: Guest-house in Cat Tien Park
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      DAY 15: CAT TIEN MOTORBIKE TOUR TO SAIGON

      This is not so long but is a big day as traffic is very crazy when we enter Saigon (HCM City). We ride straight to the train station where we end the ride. If you need information about places to stay and/or to eat, our guide will be able to recommend some.

      Summary
      Distance: 160 km
      Accommodation: Not included
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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      Note on client safety:
      We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.

       Note: We provide support truck (120$ per day) for emergency and for your safe riding in Vietnam – Most of other tour operators do not offer that. Contact us if you think it’s necessary.

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    Our Accommodations

    Our Accommodations:

    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.

    Our Homestays:

    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.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Hotel Accommodations

    Homestays

    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.
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