8 Days Misty Highlands Motorcycle Tour in Vietnam

Vietnam Motorcycle Tour and Cultural Holiday

You will be taken on a visit to the best places in Vietnam that locals want to come to themselves. Every day will be a new location, a place that holds some history from recent events or times in the distant past and you will get there on roads that many riders often dream about but only very few ever get to experience for themselves. Lucky Bastard Motorcycle Tours will show you Vietnam in a different way not seen by other tourists.

Highlights

  • Ride on a little bit of tertiary roadways
  • Starts in Nha Trang and ends in Hoi An
  • Ride on parts of the famous Ho Chi Minh trail
  • Ride on a Honda XR150 cc motorcycle with fuel included
  • Ride through a mix of winding roads through towns and valleys
  • 3 licensed, English-speaking tour guides
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 riding days in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: Cam Ranh Airport

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Accommodation

You will be staying at various accommodations at different hotels. At the end of each day, you will be staying in clean and comfortable private room accommodation. Hotels will vary in standard but all will offer a comfortable bed, a warm shower, and an opportunity for a cold drink and time to discuss the day's adventure.

Lucky Bastard Motorcycle Tours Vietnam Program

Overview

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: rental
  • Mileage: 1060 kilometers / 658.6 miles
  • Daily rides: 151 kilometers / 94 miles
  • Meals: all breakfasts, lunches, and evening meals

Enjoy the cultural interaction and sightseeing opportunities on the Misty Highland tour. This is a great opportunity to be intoxicated by the friendliness of the Vietnamese people.

This seven-day adventure through the central highlands and beyond is sure to leave a lasting impression. You will be immersed in all that Vietnam has to offer. You will be exposed to the French colonial influences that have now become integral to the Vietnamese society. The seven-day tour has many beautiful places and historic sights to visit. With the hospitality of the Vietnamese people and the English-speaking guides, this tour will provide many lasting memories.

Itinerary

Pre-tour day: Nha Trang

You will be picked up at the airport and be taken to your accommodation. There will be some time for sightseeing, wander around the town, maybe even visit the beach for a quick swim. A welcome dinner is supplied in the evening, along with a comprehensive briefing of the journey, along with a map. This is also a great time to meet the other riders.

Day 1: Nha Trang to Phan Rang (120 kilometers / 74.5 miles)

You will leave Nha Trang and the chaos of the morning traffic of this bustling seaside resort town. You will travel along the coastal beach roads towards Phan Rang and maybe stop at one of the beautiful little beaches where you can relax and even take a dip. This is a great day for you to be acquainted with the bikes and riding in Vietnam. The guides will make this a pleasant and safe experience as you follow their lead.

Lunch will be a special picnic treat or, if the weather does not agree, then at one of the restaurants on the cove. You will then continue to Phan Rang where you will finish the first day with a cold drink and then swap some stories over dinner. The resort villa accommodation is located along the famous Ninh Chu beach.

Day 2: Phan Rang to Da Lat (120 kilometers / 74.5 miles)

You will travel via some main and secondary roads that are a load of fun. First, you will stop at the Cham Towers, the ruins that date back to the earliest times in this part of the world. A visit to Cham village, the oldest pottery village in South East Asia will follow. Then it is down through valleys that are seldom visited by foreign travelers. Take part in the coconut bridge challenge and possibly be rewarded with a bottle of local wine.

After lunch at one of the small towns, you will head towards the mountain resort of Da Lat, considered the honeymoon capital of Vietnam. First, though, you will enjoy a quick trip to the waterfalls that lay a little south of your destination. Then, you can just relax near the lake at a sidewalk café and watch the world go by. If you have enough energy, take time to visit the night markets that take over the center of the town or if you have time, watch the local K’ho traditional Music and Dance festival.

Day 3: Da Lat to Lak Lake (180 kilometers / 112 miles)

You will go on to Lak Lake, taking the scenic way. The largest natural body of water in the central highlands, the XR’s will revel in the mix of roads that lead to this natural beauty and calm of this locality. You will arrive early, leaving plenty of time to wind down and wander around this small town or maybe even feed the local elephants. If you are up early enough, then enjoy a visit to the local markets.

Vietnam is filled with ethnic minorities and hill tribes that have inhabited the area for many centuries and the area around Lak Lake are no different.

Day 4: Lak Lake to Buon Me Thuot (100 kilometers / 62 miles)

The destination for today is Buon Ma Thuot, not too far from the Cambodian border. Buon Ma Thuot is the capital of Dak Lak Province, with more winding roads, more valleys, and more fun. Lunch will be a picnic at the spectacular Dray Nur Falls, wander to the nearby village or, for the brave, consider a dip at the bubbling base of the falls. This is truly an oasis to visit.

Upon arrival at Buon Ma Thuot, mingle with the locals, the people are friendly, the coffee is great, and a stop here is well worth it to get off the beaten track. Try your hand at making noodle Pho and Drum.

Day 5: Buon Me Thuot to Kom Tum (240 kilometers / 149 miles)

Kom Tum is today's destination. Kon Tum is the capital city of Kon Tum Province in Vietnam, with close proximity to the borders of Laos and Cambodia. You will experience a mix of roads winding through towns and valleys. Interact with the locals as you will make some stops at minority villages and enjoy a picnic lunch across a rickety suspension bridge.

Watch as the locals calmly ride across, often two up or carrying astonishing loads along the suspension bridge that scares visitors just trying to walk on it. You will enjoy different visits to the tea, coffee, cacao, and pepper plantations. A must visit is the orphanage behind the old wooden church.

Day 6: Kon Tum to Kham Duc (180 kilometers / 111 miles)

You will leave Kon Tum and ride the famous Ho Chi Minh Road. This was part of the system that troops used during the years of the American conflict in the late sixties and early seventies of the last century. Today it is a concrete highway that twists and turns its way through jungles and mountains.

Be ready for fun on this curved paradise as it drops into the jungle valleys and rises to the mountain ridges. There is not much traffic but remain alert. You will take time to visit and gift local Sedang kids on the Ho Chi Minh trail.

Day 7: Kham Duc to Hoi An (175 kilometers / 109 miles)

This is a reasonably long day with some fun riding. You will ride to the coast along Highway 49, a road that wanders through a landscape dotted with spice trees and fruit farms. As you approach the town of Danang (famous for its China Beach and setting for the Robin Williams movie Good Morning Vietnam), you will experience the fun of riding the Hai Van Pass of Top Gear fame.

This pass once divided the different kingdoms of old Vietnam and the views at the top will definitely warrant a quick break for a cold drink. The ride will finish at Hoi An with a farewell lunch, a time to reminisce about the last week and all that it offered. If you are not in a hurry, Hoi An is a great place to stay for a few more days to relax a little bit more, enjoy some shopping, and visit some of the local landmarks.

Take time to visit the world heritage listed old town and at night, its famous Lantern Street. You will enjoy dinner by the lake while sipping a drink or two and this will complete your journey to this wonderful country.

Skill levels required for this tour:

Intermediate:

  • Can ride for 3 - 4 hours
  • Average riding experience
  • Little assistance required
  • Comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • Average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • Steep ascents and descents

Advanced:

  • Can ride for 5 - 6 hours
  • Extensive riding experience
  • Assistance on demand (if required)
  • Experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • Comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Included excursions

  • Early morning elephant ride at Lak Lake available
  • Picnic lunch amongst waterfalls in Da Lat
  • Sightseeing in Hoi An
  • Stops at minority villages and a picnic lunch across a rickety bridge

Location

The motorcycle tour will take place in Vietnam taking the route from Nha Trang to Hoi An.

Food

Lucky Bastard Motorcycle Tours provides a fully inclusive welcome dinner upon your arrival at your designated tour departure location. Daily breakfast, lunch, and evening meals for the whole tour are provided.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

All towns will have their own unique aspects whether it is a cultural show performed by one of the many minority peoples, night markets, scenic sunrises, or a game of billiards and pool at the local hall. Take time to enjoy any or all of these and you will begin to experience Vietnam as the locals do.

What's included

  • 1 night pre-tour accommodation
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfer from Cam Ranh International Airport (CXR)
  • Airport transfer to Da Nang International Airport (DAD)
  • Bike transfer
  • Cold drinks, fruits, and snacks on tour
  • Daily delicious breakfast and lunch
  • Evening meals
  • Experienced and qualified English-speaking tour guide
  • Honda XR150 cc motorcycle rental and fuel
  • LBMT T-shirt
  • Limited liability insurance
  • Local touring map
  • Mechanic to assist in a trouble-free adventure
  • Rain gear
  • Support van
  • Welcome dinner

What's not included

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Helmet
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal laundry
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cam Ranh International Airport (CXR). Transfer from this airport is included. Lucky Bastard Motorcycle Tours will pick you up from the airport. The departure flight should be from Da Nang International Airport (DAD). Transfer to this airport is included.

Airport: Cam Ranh Airport Airport transfer included: Cam Ranh Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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