$2.175,00
South Vietnam Tours

Top Gear Vietnam Motorbike Tour (15 Days)

$2.175,00

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: SAIGON TO LONG HAI BEACH (140 KM – 6 HOURS RIDING)
DAY 1: SAIGON TO LONG HAI BEACH (140 KM – 6 HOURS RIDING)

We’ll start our epic Top Gear Vietnam Motorbike Tour riding out of Saigon to enjoy the open roads of the countryside, before taking a ferry across the scenic Saigon River.

We continue to cruise the beautiful winding roads alongside the rubber plantations and stop to learn how the locals take latex from the rubber trees. Next we visit Minh Dam Army Base to witness the harsh conditions of the combat between the Americans and Vietnamese during the war before 1975. The Thuong Chieu Monastery Pagoda (a beautifully crafted religious structure), is not to be missed.

Open your mind and enlighten yourself about the wonders of Buddhism with a visit to the historic vestige Dinh Mountain. Ride to the peaceful beach of Long Hai and stay overnight.

DAY 2: LONG HAI BEACH T0 MUI NE BEACH (150 KM – 4 HOURS RIDING)
DAY 2: LONG HAI BEACH T0 MUI NE BEACH (150 KM – 4 HOURS RIDING)

Enjoy cruising along the beautiful coastline with a stop at Ke Ga Lighthouse (the oldest lighthouse in South East Asia), to have some great shots of this scenic landscape.

On our way riding to Mui Ne we will stop at Van Thuy Tu Temple to experience the special culture of the local fishermen worshiping the skeleton of an enormous whale. Next the ancient Champa Towers are well worth a visit to learn about the Cham hill tribe and their culture.

You might like to cool off in the ocean at Mui Ne Beach after a hot day of riding. We will enjoy a pleasant night in Mui Ne.

DAY 3: MUI NE BEACH TO BAO LOC ( 160 KM – 5 HOURS RIDING)
DAY 3: MUI NE BEACH TO BAO LOC ( 160 KM – 5 HOURS RIDING)

We start our morning by visiting the highlights of the area such as the Fishing Village, Fairy Springs, Red Canyon, and White Sand Dunes. Then we mount up on our motorbikes and ride through the dragon fruit farms. You might want to get some of these fresh fruits and try them for yourself.

We continue to ride to the stunning curvy mountain roads of the Central Highlands and stop at the K'ho ethnic minority village where you will witness their unique culture and wild lifestyle, while enjoying their natural hospitality.

We arrive in Bao Loc at approximately 5 pm. Check in and stay overnight.

DAY 4: BAO LOC TO DA LAT ( 150 KM – 5 HOURS RIDING)
DAY 4: BAO LOC TO DA LAT ( 150 KM – 5 HOURS RIDING)

Leaving Bao Loc for Dalat, visit the green tea farms, the cascade waterfall, Pongour, mushroom farms, Elephant Waterfall, silkworm villages and silk processing chains, coffee plantations and learn how the highlanders process coffee in their traditional way.

This is a great chance for you to try the famous “Weasel Coffee” in Vietnam. We continue along the winding mountain trail and you have an opportunity to take photos of some of the most spectacular views in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

Our following stops are the vegetable and flower farms where you will observe the farmers cultivating their many goods on the farms. Arrive in the beautiful mountain city, Dalat around 4 p.m. Enjoy a refreshing escape from the heat in this cool mountain climate. Many aspects of the culture and architecture in Dalat were strongly influenced by the French.

Take some time to explore and enjoy this gorgeous city, full of exceptionally friendly people and have a great night in Dalat

DAY 5: DALAT TO LAK (165 KM – 6 HOURS RIDING)
DAY 5: DALAT TO LAK (165 KM – 6 HOURS RIDING)

After breakfast we set off for our exciting motorbike tour by visiting the must-see highlights of Dalat including the Crazy House, Dalat Former Railway Station and 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, and mushrooms.

Enjoy the winding mountain roads 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 breathtaking 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 enjoying their smiling faces coming home from the fields.

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

DAY 6: LAK TO DRAY SAP WATERFALL (130 KM – 4 HOURS RIDING)
DAY 6: LAK TO DRAY SAP WATERFALL (130 KM – 4 HOURS RIDING)

Awaken to the sounds of the rural village. Enjoy breakfast and a cup of coffee as you watch the morning activities of the M'nong Ethnic 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. We then Resume back on the motorbikes riding through the small charming villages.

We’ll hop off the bikes to trek to the peak of the Elephant Rock Mountain and enjoy the feeling of being in nature with a fascinating panoramic view of the whole village. Later we’ll stop at the brick factory and learn how the hard-working locals produce bricks in their old traditional way.

We cruise to Dray Sap waterfall via the scenic winding jungle paths witnessing this massive waterfall of the highlands. The natural “Fairy Pool” nearby is well-worth a dip for swimming after an awesome day of riding. The traditional Long House of the highlanders in the jungle is where we stay overnight.

Our dinner is full of excitement and flavor with BBQs and rice cooked in bamboo tubes.

DAY 7: DRAY SAP WATERFALL TO CHU SE (180 KM – 7 HOURS RIDING)
DAY 7: DRAY SAP WATERFALL TO CHU SE (180 KM – 7 HOURS RIDING)

The Ho Chi Minh trail was a logistical system that ran from North to South Vietnam providing support in the form of manpower and material for the North Vietnamese Army during the war…

We ride on this stunning trail today learning about the history of how the locals had struggled during the Vietnam War before 1975 and the peaceful life they now enjoy after 4 decades of independence. We take some time to stop at some small villages in the remote countryside to experience the daily life of the farmers making rice papers and 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 8: CHU SE TO KON TUM (150 KM – 6 HOURS RIDING)
DAY 8: CHU SE TO KON TUM (150 KM – 6 HOURS RIDING)

Greet the morning and chase the sun! We resume back on our motorbike ride to Pleiku and visit the beautiful “Pearl of Pleiku Plateau” Sea Lake, formed by 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, winding roads and terraced fields on mountains.

Continue to travel to Kon Tum where you visit Kon Tum Prison and Wooden Church, and then spend some time playing with the adorable kids at Vinh Son Orphanage.

Ride to the Kon K’tu village where you’re open to 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 in Vietnam. Getting back on the bikes we ride to our hotel.

 

DAY 9: KON TUM TO KHAM DUC (160 KM – 6 HOURS RIDING)
DAY 9: KON TUM TO KHAM DUC (160 KM – 6 HOURS RIDING)

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 and Co Tu who live in the East of the 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 the Ho Chi Minh Trail where we stay overnight.

DAY 10: KHAM DUC TO KHE SANG (210 KM – 6 HOURS RIDING)
DAY 10: KHAM DUC TO KHE SANG (210 KM – 6 HOURS RIDING)

Rise and shine to explore the colorful local market in the mountain town of Kham Duc in the early morning, learning how the locals trade their delightful goods. Get back on the motorbike and continue our adventure.

Our route takes us along a new section of the historic Ho Chi Minh Trail, following the Vietnam-Laos border. With plenty of opportunities for stunning photos, we'll traverse through mountain passes and take a refreshing break at the foot of a cascading waterfall, enjoying the freedom of solitude in the midst of nature.

As we continue our ride, we'll explore the unique culture and traditions of the isolated Bru-Van Kieu hill tribe villages, gaining insight into their way of life.

We enjoy our afternoon swimming at the mountain waterfalls along the spectacular Ho Chi Minh trail and learning about the Vietnam War.

We arrive at Khe Sanh, the site of the former U.S. Marine base and location of the famous siege that precluded the Tet Offensive in 1968. Afterwards we check into our hotel and stay overnight.

DAY 11: KHE SANH TO PHONG NHA (170 KM - 5 HOURS RIDING
DAY 11: KHE SANH TO PHONG NHA (170 KM - 5 HOURS RIDING

After breakfast we resume back on our bikes riding along the west of Ho Chi Minh Trail, through magnificent mountain passes and over-grown jungles. Today's motorbike journey is like a dream come true for adventurers! We pass many isolated ethnic minority villages where you can experience "the real Vietnam" that very few foreigners ever get to see.

We head deep into the pristine jungles that encompass the World Heritage Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. An epic motorbike adventure! We strike through a number of significant locations where the bulk of North Vietnam’s soldiers and trucks crossed into Laos during the Vietnam War.

We arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed National Park, Phong Nha at approximately 5pm, check-in and explore this small town on foot.

DAY 12; PHONG NHA
DAY 12; PHONG NHA

Waking up with the sounds of rural Vietnam, we enjoy our free day exploring the hidden beauty of Phong Nha National Park and its surroundings.

We start our morning motorbike ride through the alluring countryside roads to Asia's longest limestone cave, Paradise Cave. We then embark upon an amazing boat ride to discover Phong Nha Cave and Dark Cave.

We return to our hotel in the late afternoon after a wonderful day of rare exploration.

DAY 13: PHONG NHA TO HUE (180 KM - 6 HOURS RIDING)
DAY 13: PHONG NHA TO HUE (180 KM - 6 HOURS RIDING)

After a rest day in Phong Nha, we have a long and interesting ride today. We head deep into the pristine jungles that encompass the World Heritage Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. This is an epic motorbike adventure! We strike through a number of significant locations where the bulk of North Vietnam’s soldiers and trucks crossed into Laos during the Vietnam War.

We descend toward the coast. On the way we take time to visit the historic Hien Luong Bridge, 17th Parallel which used to divide South and North Vietnam into 2 countries, the former DMZ and Vinh Moc Tunnels.

It's an underground tunnel network that used to be home to thousands of villagers during the Vietnam War. We continue our day riding along the peaceful flat country roads and the stunning Tam Giang Lagoon to get to the Imperial City of Hue, which lies along the banks of the Perfume River. We arrive at our hotel before sunset, check in and stay overnight.

 

DAY 14: HUE TO HOI AN VIA HAI VAN PASS (150 KM - 5 HOURS RIDING)
DAY 14: HUE TO HOI AN VIA HAI VAN PASS (150 KM - 5 HOURS RIDING)

After breakfast we jump back on our motorbikes and head east along the scenic coastal road. We ride through the small country back roads to reach the fishing villages where you can experience how the locals live. We stop to dip our toes in the sea, chat with fishermen and take photos. Reaching the base of the mountain, you’ll happen upon a stretch of pristine coastline of the Lang Co Peninsula.

We continue our day by visiting Elephant Springs, which allows you to have many opportunities for some great photos of the area. You might want to jump into the beautiful lake at the bottom of the springs to refresh your body after a long ride.

We head south and climb up the Hai Van Mountain Pass (also known as Vietnam Top Gear Pass), winding higher and higher into the often cloud-shrouded skies. At the top we take a break to witness the spectacular views of Vietnam's most scenic spots.

The downward descent is no less exciting in the afternoon. We then continue to ride to Tra Que Vegetable Village where you can experience the locals do for a living in this remote countryside. We cruise into the center of Hoi An in the late afternoon, check in and explore this picturesque ancient town on foot.

DAY 15: HOI AN TO DA NANG (120 KM - 3 HOURS RIDING)
DAY 15: HOI AN TO DA NANG (120 KM - 3 HOURS RIDING)

Rise and shine for the last day touring with Vietnam Riders! We skirt along the scenic coastal roads covering some great sites as we venture towards the seaside city of Da Nang.

Plenty of stops including Marble Mountain, My Khe Beach and Dragon Bridge. We head to Golden Bridge & Ba Na Hills. The bridge is 500 feet long. It appears to be cradled by two gigantic hands among the clouds, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and forests. We could see Da Nang spread out below us.

We take the cable car down to our bikes and ride to Da Nang. Our Top Gear Vietnam Motorbike Tour finishes here at this beautiful beach city.

We exchange contact information and bid farewell to our newfound friends in anticipation of our next adventure!

Tour Highlights

  • Stunning Coastline Roads
  • Oldest Lighthouse
  • Fishing Village
  • White Sand Dunes
  • Twisty Mountain Roads
  • Waterfalls
  • Coffee Plantation
  • Silkworm Village and Factory
  • Ethnic Minority Villages
  • Legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • Khe Sanh Combat Base
  • Phong Nha National Park and Caves
  • Local Cuisine
  • Old-Grown Rain Forests

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