Top Gear Vietnam Motorcycle Tour is a combination of an extraordinary ride through stunning coastlines, the Central Highlands, and Ho Chi Minh Trail. This motorcycle adventure passes through breathtaking sceneries, amazing coastal roads, hilly islands. We take time to relax alongside the coast and inland enjoying the views and tastes the authentic local cuisine. This motorcycle tour also combines cultural heritage and historic sites when riding along the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail.
This Top Gear Vietnam Motorcycle Tour will certainly fulfill all your senses of motorcycle holidays and adventures in Vietnam. It will be the ride of your lifetime!
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Ride out of the busy Saigon for the countryside, take the ferry across the scenic Saigon River. We continue to ride on the beautiful winding roads alongside the rubber plantations and stop to learn how the locals take latex from the rubber trees. We will then visit Minh Dam Army Base to witness the harsh conditions of the battle 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. Take some time to relax as you dip your body in the hot water springs of Binh Chau. 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.
Enjoy the great ride along the beautiful coastline, 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. And the ancient Champa Towers are well worth a visit to learn about the Cham hill tribe and culture. You might want to cool off in the ocean of Mui Ne Beach after a hot day riding. We will enjoy a pleasant night in Mui Ne
Leave Mui Ne in the early morning to visit the highlights of the area such as Fishing Village, Fairy Springs, Red Canyon, White Sand Dunes. Get back on the motorbike 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, wild lifestyle and enjoy their natural hospitality. Arrive in Bao Loc at about 5 pm. Check-in and stay overnight.
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
After breakfast, we set off for another exciting day touring a motorcycle in Vietnam. We visit the must-see highlights of Dalat, including Crazy House, Dalat Former Railway Station, Dragon Pagoda, and many more. Next, it’s off to the countryside on the way to the Central Highlands. Enjoy the ride 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 enjoy their smiling faces coming home from their fields.
We arrive at our beautiful hotel that faces 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 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. 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 nature, a fascinating panoramic view of the whole village. Stop at the brick factory and learn how the hard-working locals produce bricks in 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 a motorbike. The traditional Long House in the jungle of the highlanders is the place we stay overnight. Our dinner is full of excitement with BBQs and rice cooked in bamboo tubes.
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 the 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.
Greet the morning and chase the sun! We resume back on our motorbike and 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 playing 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 motorbike 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 Top Gear Vietnam Motorcycle Adventure Tour