Ho Chi Minh Trail Explorer - 6 Days

This alluring 6-day Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorcycle Tour features some of the most incredible rides through the Central Highlands and Ho Chi Minh Trail that Vietnam has to offer, including lush green forests, mountain twisty passes and breath-taking waterfalls. This epic tour is truly an awesome adventure for riders or non-riders as you’ll experience and learn new things everyday, from the local rich cultures, the scenic landscape, the historic sites to the local cuisine. Altogether it will be a fantastic trip of a lifetime for you!

Overview

This epic 6-day Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tour features some of the most incredible rides through the Central Highlands and Ho Chi Minh Trail that Vietnam has to offer, including lush green forests, mountain twisty passes and breath-taking waterfalls. This epic tour is truly an awesome adventure for riders or non-riders as you’ll experience and learn new things everyday, from the local rich cultures, the scenic landscape, the historic sites to the local cuisine. Altogether it will be a fantastic trip of a lifetime for you!

Trip Highlights

  • Twisty Mountain Roads
  • Waterfalls Coffee Plantation
  • Silkworm Village and Factory
  • Ethnic Minority Villages
  • Legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • Local Cuisine
  • Old-Grown Rain Forests

Itinerary

Day 1
Dalat to Lak Lake

Your Vietnam Moto Tours team will meet and greet you at the hotel where you stay in Dalat. You put on your safety riding gears while the guide(s) strap your luggage on the back of the motorcycles. We then set off for our exciting motorcycle tour by visiting the must-see highlights of the Dalat, including Crazy House, Dalat Former Railway Station, Dragon Pagoda. Next it’s off to the remote countryside where you can enjoy the scenic view of the terrace fields and broaden your knowledge of how the locals make a living on their farms producing vegetables, flowers, coffee, mushrooms. Enjoy the winding mountain rides while you take in all the fabulous scenery. Take a break at a beautiful restaurant on the mountain pass and taste some delicious traditional Vietnamese cuisine.

We have some time to trek through the lush green rainforests to relax and enjoy the breath-taking nature of the Central Highlands. Ride through the vast rice fields and observe the rice agriculture of the M’nong ethnic minority people as well as enjoy their smiling faces coming home from their fields.

We arrive at our beautiful hotel that faces to Lak Lake in the early evening, check in and stay overnight.

Day 2
Lak Lake to Dray Sap Waterfall

Awake to the sounds of the rural village, enjoy breakfast and a cup of coffee as you watch the morning activities of the M’nong Ethic Minorities, heading to the fields or rowing their wooden boats to fish on the lake. We’ll take a walk through Jun Village to experience the rustic M’nong’s traditional culture and their daily life. Resume back on the motorbike and ride through the small charming villages. We then trek to the peak of the Elephant Rock Mountain and enjoy the feeling of being in the nature, fascinating panoramic view of whole village. Stop at the brick factory and learn how the hard-working locals produce bricks with their old traditional way.

Head to Dray Sap waterfall via the scenic winding jungle paths, we witness the massive waterfall of the highlands. The natural “Fairy Pool” nearby is well-worth for swimming after an awesome day riding motorbike. The traditional Long House in the jungle of the highlanders is the place we stay overnight. Our dinner is full of excitements with BBQs and rice cooked in the bamboo tubes.

Day 3
Dray Sap Waterfall to Chu Se

After breakfast, we embark on the fantastic motocycle ride along the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail, navigating through some of the most dramatic landscape of the Central Highlands. We take in the scenic sights of the region and to visit the rustic village to learn what the locals do for living, enjoy their natural hospitality and broaden the knowledge about their strength to battle for the freedom during the Vietnam War.

The Ho Chi Minh trail was a logistical system that ran from North to South Vietnam that provided support, in the form of manpower and material to North Vietnamese Army during the war… And we ride on this stunning trail today to learn about the history, the locals have struggled during the Vietnam War before 1975 and the peaceful life after 4 decades of independence. We take some time to stop at some small villages in the remote countryside to experience how the daily life of the farmers making rice papers, noodles for a living.
We arrive in Chu Se, a small town on the Ho Chi Minh trail, about 5 pm. Check in and stay overnight.

Day 4
Chu Se to Kon Tum

We ride to Pleiku and visit the beautiful “Pearl of Pleiku Plateau”, Sea Lake , which used to be a volcanic crater that went extinct a million years ago. You would be surprised by the cool air, the beautiful and peaceful landscape of greenish pine trees and winding roads, terraced fields on mountains.
Continue to travel to Kon Tum where you visit Kon Tum Prison, Wooden Church, and spend some time to play with the adorable kids at Vinh Son Orphanage.

Ride to the Kon K’tu village where you open the knowledge about the Bahna hill tribe’s culture and tradition remaining untouched by time making this isolated and surprisingly beautiful region home to one of the most authentic minorities to remain in Vietnam. Get back on the bike and ride to our hotel.

Day 5
Kon Tum to Kham DUc

Riding the Ho Chi Minh Trail is an incredible experience, cruise along and let the amazing scenery take you away. Stop off for a break and get to learn more about the different cultures of the ethnic minority groups such as: Se Dang, Gie Trieng, Co Tu who live in the East of Truong Son Mountain Ranges. The historic sites, including Dak To – Tan Canh Battle Fields, Phoenix Airport and Charlie Hill are interesting sites for a couple of stops to learn how the locals struggled throughout the Vietnam War. Get to Kham Duc, a small mountain town on Ho Chi Minh trail and stay overnight.

Day 6
Kham Duc to Hoi An

Rise and shine for last day touring motorcycle with Vietnam Moto Tours. Explore the colorful local market of the mountain town of Kham Duc in the early morning to learn how the locals trade their goods are delightful. Get back on the motorcycle and continue to ride along the marvelous Ho Chi Minh Trail. Next is off for the ferry to cross Thu Bon River for My Son Holy Land, a unique beautiful sanctuary world of the ancient Cham religion and architecture. Arrive in ancient Hoi An town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at the hotel of your choice around 04:00 pm and finish our exciting motorbike adventure.

The Trip Includes

  • Accommodation (5 nights)
  • Food & Drinks
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Motorcycle
  • Helmet
  • Gas/Petrol
  • All Fares & Fees
  • Armored Riding Jacket/Pads
  • Waterproof Bags/ Raincoats

The Trip Excludes

  • Insurance
  • Police Fines
  • Bike Damages
  • Alcohol Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips

Frequently Asked Questions

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I hear Vietnamese traffic is crazy. Is it safe to ride a motorcycle?

Vietnamese roads are busy and you must always expect the unexpected. People don’t give way and will merge onto busy roads without looking. This may sound scary, but the Vietnamese drive more slowly than we do at home. If you drive slowly and expect the unexpected, you will be fine. We always use the quietest roads to get out of town, even if they are longer. Once out in the countryside, the level of traffic drops off remarkably and on some roads it is possible to not pass a single vehicle for the whole day. That said, it must be emphasised that the conditions here are demanding and extremely defensive driving is imperative. All riders must be very careful and be fully aware that the purpose of the trip is not to ride performance bikes hard into the bends, but rather to trundle along nice and slowly and to enjoy the sights and sounds. Your tour leader will also ask you to perform a test ride before starting out.

What do I do if I get an accident?

There is no easy answer to this question, as every situation will be different. The simplest answer is to ride slowly and safely, and don’t crash. If you are involved in an accident, you can expect hundreds of locals to crowd around and give their account of events, even if they didn’t see it. As foreigners, we are usually held to blame because we don’t understand Vietnamese road conditions and because we are wealthier, even if the accident was not our fault. It’s usually just a case of handing over some money to pay for band-aids and repairs, and then moving on. The police will usually not get involved unless there is a serious injury or you are unable to reach an agreement with the other party. The guide will help you, and it is important to remain calm. It could take some time to sort out the details if the police do get involved. If you are injured, the guide will do everything they can to get you to medical attention as quickly as possible. We carry first-aid kits, as local medical centres may not stock many supplies. In case of a serious injury, you may need to be evacuated to another country.

How much do we ride each day?

On average, we will be on the bike for 50% of the day. The rest of the time is used for drink stops, meal breaks, and photo-ops.

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Ho Chi Minh Trail Explorer
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From $ 1,110.00 $ 870.00
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Trip Facts

  • 2 to 12 pax
  • 2 people shared
  • Guided Motorcycle Tour
  • Local Styles
  • English
  • 18
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