Vietnam Motorbike Tours on the Legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail Getting FamousThe legendary Ho Chi Minh trail is famous as the main road linking 2 regions of Vietnam during the war time. Nowadays, it has turned into one of the striking, perhaps the most worth trying, motorbike routes in Vietnam. 7 day Vietnam motorbike tour from Hanoi is one of the best experiences which mark Vietnam motorbike tours off from others.
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau: 170 km
Your motorbike tour Vietnam will depart from Hanoi at around 8:00 and head to the suburban area to get started. With a short distance out of the busyness and the chaos of the city in the morning, your crew could enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the countryside with the tree-lined paddy fields on 2 sides of the road.
After the lunch, the tour on the first day get will lead you through a magnificent landscape area with limestone mountains and valleys which are fiercely crashed with the steep sides down to the river. Besides, you could experience the small house-on-stilts of local Muong People, which are photogenic for photography lovers.
For the rest of the afternoon, motorcycle tours in Northern Vietnam will keep following the river-sided path as well as cut through the idyllic villages scattered around the foothills. You might reach Mai Chau at around 4:30 and have the first night of the motorbike trip here.
Day 2: Mai Chau – Tan Ky: 270 km
To commence the second wonderful day of motorcycle tours in Vietnam, you can take a short motorbike ride around the peaceful village of Thai people. The view in the morning seems so poetic and subtle, which bring the relaxing moments to all motorcyclists.
Afterward, just carry on the paved trails along the Ma River until Cam Thuy Town. Lunch is then followed by the smooth and easy Vietnam motorbike tour from Cam Thuy to Tan Ky. You will be at this town at roughly 5:00 pm.
Tan Ky town is considered as the starting point of this legendary Trail- Ho Chi Minh Trail. This was the gathering place of army forces and the starting point to transport foods and stuff to the battlefields in the south of Vietnam.
Currently, it is a small town located near the Ho Chi Minh town, where still imprints a heroic past of Vietnam history.
Day 3: Tan Ky – Phong Nha: 280 Km
You will start the 3rd day with Ho Chi Minh Trail of Vietnam during motorbike tours by heading to Phong Nha at 8:30 am. You will continue to ride until reach Pho Chau, where there will be a stop to visit Ho Chi Minh Trail monument. This place is considered the starting point of Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour Vietnam.
Your crew is on the way to Phong Nha-Ke Bang, the national park with the biggest and largest cave ever recorded in the world. Phong Nha-Ke Bang was recognized as the natural world heritage since 2003, with the special and unique karst formation for a long time (400 million years ago). Passing through many changes in geological structures, tourists can see the massive and huge cave with the glorious stalagmites inside the cave. It extends to an area of more than 65km, lasting through the border of Lao PDR.
Day 4: Phong Nha – Khe Sanh 220 Km
Unlike the northern Vietnam motorbike tours, you can see many historical relics and vestiges during Vietnam adventure activities on legendary Ho Chi Minh trail. From Phong Nha Ke Bang, you have 2 choices of a road for this journey on Ho Chi Minh trail; one in the eastern side and another is on the opposite side. With the experiences of our guide, it is recommended that we should ride on the western Ho Chi Minh trail, where you can see many glorious mountain ranges and primitive forests.
Besides, motorbike tour to the south of Vietnam delivers you the chance to visit the former US marine base with the system of tunnels, air base and some war museums in that area. It is promisingly the best part of Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike tour.
You will stay overnight in KheSanh and prepare for the next day with motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trail.
Day 5: Khe Sanh – Vinh Moc tunnel – Hue: 180 Km
Unlike the northern Vietnam motorbike tour, you will have a chance to visit many historical places with adventure Vietnam on Ho Chi Minh trail.
The motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail today will be another great experience with the long distance and the chances to visit historical relics. You will ride through the historical road No 9 along Dakrong River and ride closer to sea direction. Your motorbike crew will pass the Hien Luong bridge- the boundary between North and South of Vietnam in an American war, museum of the 17th parallel and Vinh Moc tunnel.
After lunch nearby the tunnel, we will keep riding a motorbike to Hue and have one night to enjoy this romantic and poetic city.
Day 6: Touring around Hue
You will your own free time on the 6th day with Vietnam motorbike tours on Ho Chi Minh trail in Hue city. Just take your time in that romantic city by riding a motorbike around that city to see the system of tombs of many Kings, or take a boat tour along the Perfume River.
After lunch, you can enjoy your time by riding to the beautiful beach, just about 14km from Hue; or take a walk around the citadel and stop for shopping.
Enjoying your 6th day on that peaceful and romantic city would be an awesome experience.
Hue used to be a capital of Vietnam in the old time, along with Hoa Lu (Ninh Binh), Tay Do (Thanh Hoa) and Hanoi. Unlike other cities, Hue still remains every construction in quite good conditions. Known as the ancient capital of Vietnam, tourists can see many relics and vestiges scattering around that city. The most famous one is Hue citadel, lying on the northern bank of Perfume river, which was constructed as arc defensive ramparts of 11km length. This complex includes many small architectural works showing the life of Emperors and their relatives and family in the Nguyen dynasty. Along the Perfume river, you can see many tombs of Kings and Lords; leaning on the mountain and looking to the river; such as Minh Mang tomb, Tu Duc tomb, KhaiDinh tomb, etc.
Day 7: Hue – Hoi An: 160 km
The last day will be another highlight of adventure activities in Vietnam on Ho Chi Minh road. You will ride to the outskirt of Hue city in the morning and hit the road to Da Nang. The motorbike ride today offers you many glorious views of long and sandy beaches; the fishing villages on the bay with the fisherman working hard to make ends meet.
You will pass the Hai Van pass, one of the most magnificent passes in Vietnam to reach Hoi An. You will be in that town at around 4: 00 pm. After checking in your hotel, you need to say goodbye to the local team for Vietnam motorbike tour.
7-day is not the long time but you will have the great moments during Vietnam motorbike tours. Don’t hesitate to join it again when you come back to Vietnam or have any friends who also want to have the fantastic moments like you!
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