EASY RIDER 19 DAYS FROM NHA TRANG TO HA NOI VIA HO CHI MINH TRAIL

TOUR DESCRIPTION 

DAY 1: NHA TRANG →  DALAT - 150 KM

Before leaving Nha Trang, we will visit the Cham temple to know more about the colorful culture of the Cham ethnic people. The mountain route takes us toward the west where you will enjoy the winding mountain road, stunning landscape, and lush green forest. Stop at the spectacular view and natural waterfall on the top of mountain 723 at 1500 meters above sea level. Visit the sugar plantation and rice field then taking along the way to Dalat we will visit the Buddhist pagoda – Linh Phuoc pagoda. After visiting the pagoda we continue to visit the old railway station which was made by the French government during the French period to transfer people and grapes to make wine, it is the first wine distillery factory in Vietnam. We arrive in Dalat at 5:00 pm.

Overnight: Hotel in Dalat.

 

DAY 2: DALAT →  LAK LAKE - 160 KM

Head to the breathtaking countryside road Dalat to see the beautiful landscapes and reach to a coffee plantation where you will try to taste different types of coffee like RobustaArabica, or weasel animal coffee.

After visiting all those beautiful farms, continue your journey to a local family where you are able to try the taste of the strongest traditional homemade rice wine. The next destination we will visit to the silk worm factory and see how the workers make silk products from the worms. After that, we will visit the Elephant Waterfall, which is the most beautiful waterfall in this area. Close to the fall is the Buddhist Temple, a huge Happy Buddha statue and the highest Lady Buddha statue ( 74 meters high) in the south where you will enjoy your time and get a deeper understanding of Buddhism through our guides. Stop for lunch in the middle of the mountain road.

Relax and continue our motorbike trip through the stunning mountain roads and stop in the flooding village. 

Overnight: Hotel 

 

DAY 3: LAK LAKE → BUON MA THUOT (BMT CITY) - 120 KM

Wake up early 6 am in the morning for the dug-out canoe trip to feel the beauty of the second natural lake in Vietnam for half an hour (depending on the wind). After this short trip, we will go back to the hotel for breakfast and pack our luggage for another day's ride to BMT city. Before leaving the wildlife of Lak Lake to BMT City, don’t miss your chance to know more about the local culture of the M'nong people in this village, our tour guide will try their best to explain to you about their life, history and how they can earn money to live. 

Continue riding to Draysap waterfall for swimming, we will have an option to go to the local market to buy fresh chicken – baguettes for a picnic lunch in the national park or restaurant. After swimming, we will walk about 15 minutes through the national park to see another beautiful waterfall. Keep going to BMT city, we stop to see the mushroom farm ( seasonal), incense making and cocoa plantation then hit the capital city of the central highland.

Overnight: Hotel. 

 

DAY 4: BMT CITY → CHUSE - 150 KM

Before moving out of Coffee’s capital to Chuse town, we will visit the Dak Lak Cultural and Historical Museum (closes on Monday). Continuing our Easy Rider journey and stop at the rubber plantation. Having lunch at the local restaurant in the middle of the day and taking a rest on the hammock. Visit Phu Cuong waterfall to relax for a while.

Stop at some small villages on the way to know about the living of the local people on this mountain land and continue riding to Chuse

Overnight: Hotel.

 

DAY 5: CHUSE → KONTUM - 120 KM

Our journey continues rolling on the Ho Chi Minh trail to the Sea Lake “The Eyes of Pleiku”, here is a good place to take pictures and feel nature, then visit a tea farm and Buddhist temple.

Kontum, a small and peaceful land by the Dkbla River, is a virgin land with pristine nature and intact hill-tribe cultures such as the Bahnar, the J’rai, and the Sedan. The town also still retains vestiges of ancient cathedral architecture such as the wooden church (where the local orphanage lives) you can buy some gifts or candies for these kids here and play with them for a while.

After visiting the church, we are going to visit another group of ethnic people at Kon Katu village and walk around to see the special Rong house, beautiful river, and local life, then go to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel.

 

DAY 6: KONTUM → PHUOC SON - 180 KM

Visit the local market early in the morning and discover the daily life of Vietnamese people or the river bank before living in Kontum. Stop at the war monument where you can see the VC (Vietnam Communist) tanks, which was used to fight against the American and Southern government during the war.

The old Phoenix Airport, Charlie Hill was also a battlefield during the war.

Overnight: Hotel.

DAY 7: PHUOC SON HOI AN - 130 KM

Continue on Ho Chi Minh road to visit Chu Ru village and waterfall, take a rest at the pineapple fruit farm, and try some pineapple or local chicken eggs or coffee. Then, go to visit The Cao Dai temple, a Vietnamese religion, and incense making. Arrive in Hoian at 4 pm.

Overnight: Hotel.

 

DAY 8: HOI AN PRAO - 120 KM

Depart from Hoi An to Da Nang here for the marble mountain then visit the fishing village after that we will reach Hai Van Pass which is the most beautiful scenery in this area. Then we will enter the Ho Chi Minh trail. We will do the stream bathing and then visit Katu ethnic village. We will gradually and admire the view of the suspension bridges, then we will gradually come to a small town in Prao.

Overnight: Hotel. 

 

DAY 9: PRAO → KHE SANH - 210 KM

On the second day, we start at 8 am and continue riding on the Ho Chi Minh trail with an altitude of one thousand five hundred meters above sea level, we will gradually admire the majestic mountains and ethnic villages at  Van Kieu, Ta Oi and Ba Co.

Take a long walk on the steps to Hamburger Hill where the biggest fighting between the North, south and American armies here and the guide will tell you more about the history of this area, we will go to Khe Sanh to visit the airport and the US military zone, then we go to the hotel 5:00 pm.

Overnight: Hotel.

 

DAY 10: KHE SANH → PHONG NHA - 186 KM

With special military permission, we were able to drive the remote western branch of Ho Chi Minh Road through majestic limestone mountains and breathtaking old-growth forests.  Marvel at the tenacity of the Vietnamese people during the war against America, as this trail, follows the original HCM Trail through some of the most treacherous terrains on Earth. Between the mountains and the scenery, this day with a 225 km long road, then we head to Phong Nha Town at 5:30 pm. 

Overnight: Hotel.

 

DAY 11: PHONG NHA CAVES TOUR 

Phong Nha adventures awaken to the sounds of rural Vietnam. With a day free to explore Phong Nha National Park, we take a morning boat ride into the dark cave and enjoy the kayak go through the caves then immerse ourselves in the mud bath. After all these morning activities we will take lunch on the way to another cave. In the afternoon we will take another boat trip to the magnificent Paradise limestone cave, the second-longest wet limestone cave in the world, and then trek through this amazing old-growth rainforest. On the way back our guide will stop you at the time of sunset to relax and take some pictures here then we will ride back to our hotel. 

Overnight: Hotel.

DAY 12: PHONG NHA  TAN KY- 280 KM

After breakfast, we will take our motorcycles down the historical trail to South Vietnam, a peaceful town surrounded by impressive mountains. Visit a group of hill tribe villages on the way and enjoy the view of the mountain.

Overnight: Hotel.

DAY 13: TAN KY TO MAI CHAU – 290 KM

By the following day, we will leave Tan Ky and head to Mai Chau. We will ride through the bamboo groves that line the Ma River. After eating lunch in Cam Thuy, we will continue to Mai Chau, where the renowned Ho Chi Minh Trail's KM 0 began.

During the war, Milestone 0 km was the beginning of the legendary Ho Chi Minh trail. This was a meeting place for food supplies and weaponry for the Vietnam War soldiers fighting in the South. We spend the night in Mai Chau.

Overnight: Hotel.

DAY 14: MAI CHAU TO PHU YEN– 157 KM

On the 14th day, we conquered the Ho Chi Minh Trail by motorbike bringing us to Phu Yen to have lunch. We then travel to Moc Chau, surrounded by extensive green tea plantations stretching as far as the eye can see covering numerous rolling green hills as far as the eye can see.

The region is also home to stunning traditional Vietnamese hill tribe communities and is particularly well-known for its abundance of exquisite flowers.

Overnight: Hotel.

 

DAY 15: PHU YEN –  MU CANG CHAI – THAN UYEN – 220 KM

We depart Phu Yen in the morning and head to Mu Cang Chai. This area seems like a gem since it is tucked away in one of the Red River's deep valleys, where mountain towns and terraced crops coexist.

After lunch, we cross Lung La Pass, a rocky and perilous mountain pass road with a long and magnificent history.

 Today will be one of the longest rides but it is one of the most amazing motorcycle rides. Stop at some villages on the way to see the local traditional life. Finish our long day at around 5 pm.

Overnight: Hotel.

DAY 16: THAN UYEN TO SAPA – 120 KM

Goodbye Than Uyen our motorcycle journey continues to Sapa, we will ride through O Quy Ho pass, the most difficult and tortuous pass in the Northwest mountains, with perilous bends.

Then stop at the pass stop, we will see the boundless vastness of the Northwest sky. At 4:00 p.m., we will arrive at Sapa and have dinner at the hotel.

We have a chance to try a Bong fish dish, with a thin slice of raw fish dipped into lemon juice and served with herbs. What a lip-smacking meal.

Overnight: Homestay/Hotel.

DAY 17: EXPLORING SAPA THROUGH VILLAGES – 80 KM

We will spend a relaxed morning in Sapa exploring. Taking a stroll through Sapa town visiting the local people's market where hordes of sellers dressed in traditional attire from the Dao, Hon, Xa Fang, Tay, and Thai tribes congregate.

Then we take a quick journey to Silver Waterfall and have lunch there. We spend the remaining the seeing the tribes of minority communities such as the Cat Cat and Ta Phin. These villages are still relatively unaffected, allowing us to look closely at the various Vietnamese tribes and their varied lifestyles and cultures.

On our return to our homestay, we will enjoy one of the most heartwarming group dinners with special hot pots of Sapa prepared with loving care by our hosts.

Overnight: Homestay/Hotel.

DAY 18: SAPA  TO THAC BA – 230 KM

After breakfast, we will walk around Ba waterfall and travel to Thac Ba. Along the way, you will see rural Vietnam's broad, verdant countryside stretched out before you through several patches of mountain fog.

Our modest convoy travels through dozens of remote towns filled with happy, waving children, crossing knee-deep rivers and thin mountain routes to climb and descend. We arrive at a hotel in Thac Ba at the end of the day.

Overnight: Hotel.

DAY 19: THAC BA LAKE TO HA NOI –160 KM

Thac Ba Lake is one of Vietnam's biggest man-made lakes and was constructed in 1970 as part of the Chay River hydropower plant project. There are 13 ethnic minorities living in the area around the lake, including the Tay, Mong, Nung, Phu La, Cao Lan, and Dao.

Taking the boat trip around the lake to enjoy nature and keep going to Ha Noi and the end of our 19-day journey.

Overnight: Hotel.

 • What's included

     18 nights accommodation

     Motorbike riders

     English speaking guide

     Entrance and sightseeing fees

     Homestay permission.

• What's not included

     Meals and drinks

 

     Personal expenses

     Tips.

• Departure Time: 8:30 am at your required place.

• Notes:

*If you want to do a motorbike self-ride or car please drop us a message to discuss the type of motorbike that you prefer and the prices.

*The price will take 10% extra more for the booking with only 1 person.

Price: $2280 USD/ Person

Tour pictures

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