VIETNAM MOTORCYCLE TOUR FROM HOI AN TO SAIGON VIA CENTRAL HIGHLANDS
Vietnam Central Highlands motorcycle trip starting from Hoi An or Da Nang to Saigon via Central Highlands provinces such as Kon Tum, Pleiku, Buon Ma Thuot is an unforgettable motorcycle ride for those who want to explore the best offroad highlights of Vietnam ending up in Saigon visiting former war sites, battlefields, lakes, waterfalls, tea and coffee plantations…
Destination: Hoi An / Danang Kham Duc Cu Jut Pleiku Kontum Lak Lake Dalat Bao Loc Nam Cat Tien Saigon
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Total approx: km.
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Departure: Any day upon request
Day 1: Vietnam Motorcycle Tour from Hoi An to Saigon via Central Highlands: Hoi An/Da Nang motorbike tour to Kham Duc ( 140 km – 5 hour ride)
Picking you up in Hoi An or Da Nang around 8.30 a.m and take you through the rural life of locals such as: incense making, basket making village, rice paper making,…and then head to My Son Holyland where you can visit the ancient Cham Towers and learn about their history and culture,… and then travel to the Ho Chi Minh trail where you can learn about the Civil War of Vietnam before 1975 as well as enjoy the breath-taking nature of the area,… reach to Kham Duc around 5p.m stay overnight in the small town.
Day 2: Vietnam Motorcycle Tour from Hoi An to Saigon via Central Highlands: Kham Duc motorcycle tour to Kon Tum ( 170 km – 6 hour ride)
After breakfast, we leave Kham Duc to visit other ethnic minority villages such as Churu, Tay, Nung,… to learn their tradition, customs, cultures. Continue following the Ho Chi Minh trail to visit Phoenix Airport and other important bases of the Southern Government before 1975, visit Vinh Son orphanages, Wooden Church (was built by French in 40s), stay overnight in Kon Tum.
Day 3: Vietnam Motorcycle Tour from Hoi An to Saigon via Central Highlands: Kon Tum motorbike tour to Pleiku ( 180 km – 6 hour ride)
After breakfast, we ride our bike from Kon Tum early to travel to Kon Ktu village to explore the daily life of Bana, learn more about their culture, custom, tradition,… and then head to Mang Den to enjoy the breath-taking nature and its wild life, visit “Eyes of Pleiku” Sea Lake before check in and stay overnight in Pleiku.
Day 4: Vietnam Motorcycle Tour from Hoi An to Saigon via Central Highlands: Pleiku motorcycle trip to Cu Jut: ( 230 km – 7 hour ride)
After breakfast, we continue to motorcycle and visit rubber plantation, Ede ethnic minority village to experience pleasure with their unique culture,…etc. and then travel to Dray Sap and Dray Nu waterfalls (the biggest waterfalls in Vietnam) and enjoy in the Fairy Pool after a long day ride,… stay overnight in the bungalow next the Virgin waterfall in Cu Jut.
Day 5: Vietnam Motorcycle Tour from Hoi An to Saigon via Central Highlands: Cu Jut motorbike tour to Lak Lake ( 100 km – 3 hour ride)
Breakfast. We make our ride to visit the locals to learn how they process the coffee and taste the best coffee of Vietnam, the brick making factory, and then trek to the top of the Elephant Mountain to enjoy the panoramic view of the area, travel to Jun village where you can learn more about the M’nong hill tribe’s culture and their elephant hunting legendary, have some great shots of fishermen on Lak Lake in the dusk. Stay overnight in natural Lak Lake where you can choose a hotel or homestay with locals.
Day 6: Vietnam Motorcycle Tour from Hoi An to Saigon via Central Highlands: Lak Lake motorcycle trip to Dalat ( 165 km – 5 hour ride)
Today we can ride elephant or boat to pass the Lake to visit M’lieng ethnic minority viilage and then explore Jun village to learn more about the rural life of M’nong tribe. Stop at foot of the mountain to see how locals make chopsticks, incenses,…
After visiting the orange agent areas to learn more the Civil War of Vietnam before 1975, we can then go trekking through the jungle to relax and enjoy the breath-taking nature of the Central Highlands. Arrive in Dalat around 5 pm after visiting Chicken Village, Paradise Lake and the meditation monastery. Overnight in Dalat
Day 7: Vietnam Motorcycle Tour from Hoi An to Saigon via Central Highlands: Dalat city tour by motorbike trip
Located on the Langbian plateau, 1600 meters above sea level. Dalat is a cool retreat from the heat of the coastal plains, well known for its lakes, waterfalls, pine forests and old french-styled villas. This city is also Vietnam’s most popular honeymoon spot.
Dalat city tour including the crazy house, valley of love, flower garden, train station, King Bao Dai Palace, Dalat market and Tuyen Lam Lake by cable car through the mountains. Dalat’s Night Markets are well worth checking-out.
DAY 8: Vietnam Motorcycle Tour from Hoi An to Saigon via Central Highlands: Dalat Motorbike tour to Bao Loc
We will set off our motorcycle trip by a long ride down on road 20. En route, we’ll get by so many mountains & valleys cum the local villages so that you sometimes have chances to enjoy the off-road ridings via forests or plantations or stop by to get communications with friendly locals. Checking into hotel in Dambri. Visit the zoo and climb a waterfall.
DAY 9: Vietnam Motorcycle Tour from Hoi An to Saigon via Central Highlands: Bao Loc motorbike tour to Saigon with a stopover in Nam Cat Tien national park
We ride our bike to Nam 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. Right here, you will have a chance to experience off-road rides through jungles with dirty roads to explore the diversity of fauna & flora of National Park.
We finish our special trip in Ho Chi Minh city.
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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 Yahmaha)
+ Gasoline on tour
+ English speaking guide
+ Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary (Double/Twin shared room)
+ Meals as indicated in the itinerary
+ Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees
+ 1 cup of coffee or 1 soft drink en route
+ Travel insurance
+ Personal expenses
=> 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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