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Join this amazing motorcycle tour with Indochina Motorbike Tours. This amazing 8-day motorbike loop tour offer riders the best scenery along the Vietnam Central Highlands and coastlines starting and finishing in Hoi An via Kham Duc, Kon Tum, Buon Ma Thuot, Lak Lake, Dalat, Nha Trang, and Quy Nhon. So, what are you waiting for? Join this tour and engage in an experience of a lifetime!
You will be accommodated in hotels during this tour.
Time to hit the road again! You leave Hoi An in the morning and head to My Son, a world heritage site that is the Cham version of Angkor Wat.
Most of the temples are dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva, considered by the Cham as the founder and protector of their dynasties. From My Son, you will continue along the highway, busy at first, until the road shifts and becomes smaller, although paved. Then, the drive becomes challenging, but a lot of fun and progress is far slower.
You will continue riding along the river, but the road itself, new and not very busy, climb up along a very steep valley with the river rushing below. The river below is dotted with unique rock formations and there are waterfalls along the way. Lunch will be in Dong Phu.
Leaving Dong Phu, eventually, you will come to the town of Kham Duc or Phuoc Son. Overnight in Kham Duc Hotel.
After breakfast in a local restaurant, you will continue riding north on Highway 14 today on a bit of a bumpy section of the road to Kon Tum.
Today is really a day to visit different minority villages. You will ride over Lo Xo pass, making lots of stops along the way to meet De and Trieng minorities, who live along the Dak Po Ko river. Along the river, there are many amazing hanging bridges built by the local people to cross to the opposite shore.
Lunch will be in Tan Canh, and you can visit a village of Se Dang, before driving on to Kon Tum.
Along the way, you also pass one of the key towns and battle sites of the Vietnam War –Dak To and outpost Charlie.
In Kon Tum we can visit the Catholic church and the orphanage, based behind the Catholic Church in town and run by a group of French nuns. If time permits, you can also visit a beautiful Bahnar village near town.
Overnight in Kon Tum at the Dac Bla hotel.
The new Ho Chi Minh Highway was built on the old trail, but from Kon Tum to Dak Lak, the historic HCM trail (Highway 14C), runs parallel to Highway 14 linking Kon Tum, Pleiku, and Buon Ma Thuot. You will continue riding Highway 14 today, finding that traffic is busier than usual. Lunch will be in Pleiku. From here, you will ride along the Tun river and up over a pass. Along the way, there are coffee plantations and the stilt houses of the Central Highland’s largest ethnic group, the Gia Rai.
Eventually, you will cross the Nha Rong pass down into Buon Ma Thuot, the provincial capital of Dak Lak Province, and the site of the last battle of the Vietnam war in March 1975.
At night, you can stop by the beer parlors or sample the local coffee grown in the region. It is the best coffee in Vietnam and worth bringing home. Overnight at the Thang Loi hotel.
This morning, you will take a motor ride to Lak Lake on Rte. 27, a small paved road with poor surfacing and quite busy. Here, you can have a break for refreshment and troll around the by the lake. It is said that there are about 31 different ethnic groups in Dak Lak, each with its own traditional dress and customs. Some of the villages are known for elephant hunting and taming, some for weaving and other arts.
After lunch in Lak Lake, you continue on to Da Lat. The road is narrow and winding, but not busy. You will have three passes to cross, Krong No, Chuoi, and Phu Son. The drive itself is quite beautiful and lined with dense forests. Later in the afternoon, you will arrive in the hill town of Da Lat. Overnight in Da Lat.
Da Lat is known as “the City of Love” and is a favorite holiday resort for Vietnamese as well as the French. With evergreen forests, waterfalls, beautiful lakes, the country’s best flower gardens, and delicious fresh produce, Da Lat has always provided a welcome respite from the heat of the lowlands. You can spend the day visiting the highlights of Dalat, its gardens, cathedral, waterfalls, market, the Valley of Love, convent, university, and key pagodas. Overnight in Da Lat.
You leave the romantic city of Da Lat, or ‘Le Petite Paris’ for Nha Trang, after visiting the highlights of the city like the crazy house, flower market, and dragon pagoda. You’ll head for the countryside to explore the rural life of the farmers who cultivate goods on the lands such as flowers, coffee, tea, mushrooms, and vegetables.
Enjoy and have some great shots of the picturesque scenery of Bidoup mountain and national park. Visit other ethnic minority groups who live on the edge of the Central Highlands before arriving in Nha Trang around 17:00. The team will take you to the hotel where you want to stay and finish the tour. The ride will last approximately five hours.
In the morning, after having breakfast at the hotel, you'll jump on your bikes again to keep following the coast to ride to Ninh Hoa with the white sand, Doc Let, which is known as the most beautiful beach in Khanh Hoa province with palm and coconut trees shadowing on the beach-side. You'll stop by here to take a rest and discover the daily life of the locals (fishermen). Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you'll keep riding via Dai Lanh beach to get to Quy Nhon. Upon getting to Quy Nhon, you'll be taken to visit the most famous travel sites such as Ghenh Rang, queen, egg beaches, and Han Mac Tu hill. You will ride for about seven hours.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you'll keep riding the bike along the beautiful coast to Hoi An. On the way, you'll stop by to visit and relax at Sa Huynh beach known as the most beautiful beach in between Quy Nhon and Quang Ngai. After having lunch at a local restaurant, you'll keep rolling via Quang Ngai to Tam Ky city then to Hoi An ancient town. You will end the tour with an eight-hour ride.
During this tour, you can discover the daily life of the locals (fishermen) in Doc Let beach.
This tour will start and end in Hoi An. Along the way, you will visit My Son, Dong Phu, Kham Duc, Kon Tum, Buon Ma Thuot, Lak Lake, Da Lat, Nha Trang, and Quy Nhon.
You will have 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 7 dinners. 1 cup of coffee or 1 soft drink is also provided en route while on tour.