This 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 breathtaking waterfalls.
This epic 6-day Central Highlands and Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorcycle Tour is truly an awesome adventure for riders or non-riders as you’ll experience and learn new things every day, from the local rich cultures, the scenic landscape, the historic sites to the local cuisine.
Altogether it will be an amazing motorcycle trip of a lifetime for you!
6 days 5 nights
Vietnam Riders 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.
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.
After breakfast, we embark on the fantastic motorcycle 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.
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.
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.
Rise and shine for last day touring motorcycle with Vietnam Riders. 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.