HOI AN MOTORBIKE TOUR TO SAIGON VIA CENTRAL HIGHLANDS
This special Central Vietnam motorbike tour from Hoi An to Saigon will bring you to visit the former battlefields and Ho Chi Minh Trail in Central Highlands of Kon Tum and Buon Ma Thuot with stopover at the lakes and waterfalls as well as the amazing beaches of Mui Ne, Ca Na
Duration: 07 Days / 08 Nights
Total approx: km.
Price: Contact Us
Departure: Any day upon request
* BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 1: Hoi An motorbike tour to Kham Duc town: 180km (L, D)
Day 2: Kham Duc motorbike tour to Kon Tum: 190km (B, L, D)
Day 3: Kon Tum motorbike tour to Buon Me Thuot: 240km (B, L, D)
Day 4: Buon Me Thuot motorbike tour to Lak Lake: 150km (B, L, D)
Day 5: Lak Lake motorbike tour to Dalat: 170km (B, L, D)
Day 6: Dalat motorbike tour to Mui Ne: 190km (B, L, D)
Day 7: Mui Ne motorbike tour to Saigon: 260km (B, L)
Day 1: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands on Ho Chi Minh Trail: Hoi An motorbike tour to Kham Duc town: 180km (L, D)
Leaving Hoi An at 8.30 or 9.00am to drive to My Son Cham temple hollyland….We will stop to visit a family where the local making rice paper. After 2 hours visiting temple, we then drive to Thu Bon river to take fairy to cross the river and head up to Ho Chi Minh trail….stop to see how locals grow pine apple trees and eat some the best pine apples in the word. We will have lunch in small town on Ho Chi Minh town. After that we will cruise on trail to waterfall, take a warter massage if weather is still warm. And we will arrive Kham Duc town at 4.30pm for hotel. Checking in hotel then taking a walk to local market.
The Battle of Kham Duc was a major battle of the Vietnam War (also known, in Vietnam, as the “American War”). The event occurred in Khâm Đức, now district capital of Phước Sơn District, then in Quảng Tín Province (now part of Quảng Nam Province, South Vietnam), between 10–12 May 1968. During the Tet Offensive of 1968, the Vietnam People’s Army (PAVN) 2nd Division tried to capture Đà Nẵng but their attacks were quickly blunted by elements of the U.S. 1st Marine Division, the Americal Division, and the Korean Brigade that were guarding the city. North Vietnamese General Chu Huy Mân decided to disengage from the fight in the outskirts of the city, and pull the 2nd Division into the mountains where they could rest, rebuild, and prepare for the next major operation. Khâm Đức, a small district in the north of Quảng Tín, was chosen as the next target for the PAVN 2nd Division. Following the defeat of the North Vietnamese in Đà Nẵng, U.S. military intelligence agencies in I Corps Tactical Zone were confused by the movements of the North Vietnamese 2nd Division, because they could not track down the mysterious enemy unit.
Day 2: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands on Ho Chi Minh Trail: Kham Duc motorbike tour to Kon Tum: 190km (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel then leaving hotel at 8.30am to drive to Dak Ga stream….we then drive through Jungle to another waterfall. You can take a swim here if you would like. Lunch at Dakglei town….We drive to Suspension brigde and head to Kon Tum city after visiting Charlie hill and American run way (Where in 1972 there was a big fighting between Viet Cong and Southern Vietnamese). We also have time to visit an Orphange in Kon Tum where you find a lot of chilren have no families. After the People’s Army of Vietnam invaded South Vietnam on March 30, 1972 during the Easter Offensive, two divisions attempted to capture Kon Tum, but failed. In March 1975, however, Kon Tum was overrun during the Ho Chi Minh Campaign and large numbers of refugees were forced to flee east to the south central coast. Kon Tum has several vestiges of the French colonial period, as well as several tribal villages directly in the suburbs of the Vietnamese-reconstructed town. Among the town’s landmarks, there is a Roman Catholic wooden church on discrete stilts and a large French-built seminary which hosts a small museum on local hill tribes. French missionary presence in Kon Tum traces back to 1851.
Overnight in Kon Tum in a cozy guest house.
Day 3: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands on Ho Chi Minh Trail; Kon Tum motorbike tour to Buon Me Thuot: 240km (B, L, D)
Leaving at 8.30am for Buon Me Thuot. Stop to visit some actraction such as: – Tea plantations – Buddisht pagoda – Sea Lake – Rubber plantation Lunch in Chu Se town. After lunch we drive to see peper plantation then have a rest in Hamock for a while before head to Buon Me Thuot the capital of coffee in Vietnam. Lying on a fairly flat highland, at an average height of 536m (1608 ft) above the sea, Buon Ma Thuot has a vital role in Viet Nam’s national security and defense system. Buon Ma Thuot is the capital of Dak Lak Province and also the biggest city in Central Highlands (Tay Nguyen). Buôn Ma Thuột was originally settled by the Ê Đê, but due to the incoming Việt settlement after the Vietnam War and the active acculturation policy, less than 15% (around 40,000) are still Montagnards. An important battle took place there at the end of the second Vietnam war.
Stay overnight in Buon Me Thuot.
Day 4: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands on Ho Chi Minh Trail: Buon Me Thuot motorbike tour to Lak Lake: 150km (B, L, D)
Breakfast in Hotel then drive to Draysap waterfall, after waterfall we have an hour for a swim in Gia Long fall. We drive back then take the shortcut to Lak Lake…..We can also see local brick factory….locals harvest rice on the fields. Arrive Lak Lake at 5.00pm for the sunset. A hundred and fifty kilometres north of Da Lat and 40km south of Buon Ma Thuot, Highway 27 passes serene LAK LAKE, a charming spot that has become very popular with tourists. Five thousand people, mostly from the Mnong community, once lived on the lake itself, but have since moved into distinctive longhouses in shoreside villages. There are a number of (slightly cheesy) activities available here, including musical gong performances and elephant rides; note that the latter can no longer be recommended, since you’ll be sitting atop a metal cage that’s doubtless extremely painful for the poor pachyderm. Still, the lake itself is a glorious place, as once attested by Emperor Bao Dai himself – he grabbed some of the best sites in southern Vietnam for his many palaces, so it comes as no surprise to learn that he had one here, in a prime spot on a small hill overlooking the lake. You can choose accommodation, Hotel or stay in a village.
Day 5: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands on Ho Chi Minh Trail: Lak Lake motorbike tour to Dalat: 170km (B, L, D)
In the morning in Lak Lake if you would like to take elephant riding so you can join it one hour to take you around the village and crossing the Lake. We then drive to Dalat. Stop to see hill tribe villages, floating villages, elephant waterfall, silk factoy, coffee plantaions, crazy house.
Đà Lạt, the capital of Lâm Đồng Province in southern Vietnam’s Central Highlands, is centered around a lake and golf course, and surrounded by hills, pine forests, lakes and waterfalls. Known as the “City of Eternal Spring” for its distinctive temperate climate, Đà Lạt was developed as a resort by the French in the early 1900s, and many reminders of its colonial heritage remain.
Overnight in Da Lat
Day 6: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands on Ho Chi Minh Trail Dalat motorbike tour to Mui Ne: 190km (B, L, D)
Leaving Dalat for Mui Ne. Visit Buddisht meditaion, Paradise lake, Datanla waterfall, Mushroom farm. Lunch in Dai Ninh town. We then driving down the pass to head to Mui Ne. Stop to see sun dunnes, fising villgaes then to the hotel in Mui Ne.
Mũi Né is a resort town along the East Sea in Southeast Vietnam. With a long, palm-lined beach, it has steady wind conditions (in the dry season) that make it a top destination for windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing and other water sports. It’s also a popular weekend getaway from Saigon with a busy strip of hotels, restaurants and shops
Day 7: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands on Ho Chi Minh Trail: Mui Ne motorbike tour to Saigon: 260km (B, L)
This day you will enjoy the beautiful ride along the coast….We also stop to see dragon fruit farms, salt farms, take a ferry to cross Saigon River then arrive Saigon at 5.00pm….This is a big riding day for the trip.
We end the tour in Saigon.
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– We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels that reflect the character of the local area as well as being as centrally located as possible, all the while striving to keep the cost affordable.
– Your trip will stay in a range of hotels / guesthouses with standardized quality.
– Please be aware that some hotel rooms, especially those in major urban centres or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.
– Rooms are en-suite and either twin- or triple-share, depending on what you have booked. If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex otherwise you can pay a supplement to possess a single room
– If you are traveling as a couple and would prefer to have a double bed, please officially request a double room with us. We never presume that two people traveling together are a couple, even if you share the same surname, unless informed otherwise.
– Your included meals are detailed in the ‘More Inclusions’ section of this document.
– Breakfasts are included every day in the hotel (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in Asia, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well.
Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodation places, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.
– If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent when you book, or make note by email before you set out. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Asia. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.
* Ten Tips to Survive Vietnam’s Traffic:
+ DON’T spend hours waiting to cross the street on foot: that constant tide of traffic won’t stop until late at night, so
+ DO as the Vietnamese do: take the plunge and inch slowly across. Observe the Miracle of the Red Sea, as the traffic parts like magic, flowing smoothly in front of you or behind, meeting up again on the other side.
+ DON’T make any sudden or unpredictable movements: freeze if you have to, but never lunge forward or backward towards the safety of the sidewalk. In fact, you can do just about anything, but do it with conviction!
+ DON’T forget, if you’re riding or driving, to look where you’re going – all the time: if you hit anything in front of you, then it’s your fault.
+ DO give way to any vehicle bigger and noisier than yours. Trucks and buses are particularly dangerous: often old, sometimes unsafe and usually all over the road.
+ DO watch out for unfamiliar obstacles: water buffaloes, rocks of various sizes, broken-down trucks…, people sitting in the road, missing bridges, girls in ao dai cycling five abreast, slow-moving mountains of farm produce, dog fights, impromptu football matches, piles of building materials – and almost no light on anything at night..
+ DON’T hesitate to take evasive action – even if this sometimes means leaving the tarmac or coming to a dead stop.
+ DO try to avoid getting involved in one of the all-too-frequent minor accidents that plague Vietnam’s roads (and the major ones as well, of course), but if you are unlucky,
+ DON’T lose your cool, in spite of the interference of the large and vocal crowd that may gather: try to settle things amicably and swiftly. Sometimes, paying a reasonable amount of money will save you a lot of hassle.
+ DO remember that the only rule is: you’re not allowed to bump into anybody… irrespective of what they did or should have done, or of what the road signs or traffic lights were telling them to do. Some people still seem to think that anything red means forward, comrade
* Tipping for guides & mechanic:
Our crews never expect tips themselves and will not ask for any; that’s not what friends do! However, so if you are really satisfied with all of what they did for you, please don’t mind tipping them a bit with a normal norm of US$ 7 – US$ 10/person for a guide per day and US$ 3 – US$ 5/person for a mechanic per day. (just don’t forget Mum’s souvenir).
+ Motorbike(s) (Honda or Yamaha)
+ Driving gears
+ Gasoline on tour
+ English speaking guide
+ Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
+ Homestay permission
+ Meals as indicated in the itinerary
+ Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees
+ Travel insurance
+ Personal expenses
Tour Cost in USD per person applied to groups of (Valid till 30 Sep 2015)
2 Pax 3 – 6 Paxs 7 – 10 Paxs Single Supplement
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=> Supplement for the manual bikes of 125cc (Honda Fortune or Yamaha YBR) is US$ 10/bike/day
=> Supplement for the manual bikes of 150cc (Honda XR or Kawasaki) is US$ 18/bike/day
=> Supplement for the manual bikes of 250cc (Honda XR or Honda Baja)is US$ 28/bike/day
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