Join like-minded riders on this truly amazing ride through the most spectacular roads of Vietnam. You will retrace some roads and sights of the Top Gear special and it includes the best roads that were missed by the presenters. Feel the sensation of riding through the Central Highlands and the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail, stunning mountain roads, coastline, small remote villages, beaches, and jungle. Join now to experience the real taste of Vietnam roads!
During this tour, you will stay at several hotels provided by Vietnam Motorbike Tours.
You will arrive in Nha Trang and enjoy your leisure time before the tour begins. Vietnam Motorcycle Tours will provide you a welcome dinner.
At 9:00, you will go to the Vietnam Motorcycle Tours’ headquarter for a briefing. You will ride along the winding coastline and enjoy some outstanding views of the South China Sea. You will stop on Bai Dai long beach, a beach that stretches far as the eyes and is lined with bamboo huts on the golden sandy shores. You will have lunch while relaxing there. After lunch, you will take a lovely afternoon ride and check out some local villages and country back-roads. In the evening, you will join the team for a delicious dinner at BBQ Un In restaurant.
Today, you will ride into the stunning mountains and countryside of the real Vietnam. With a little morning traffic, you will soon leave Nha Trang and continue to the Central Highlands. As you make your way up to the mountain pass heading towards the hill-top retreat of Dalat, you will enjoy breathtaking views from high up the mountains. In the evening, you will enjoy a local night market.
You will go back in the saddle and ride from Dalat to Lak Lake in Lien Son town. With winding back roads that carve through coffee fields and rural farm, this will be an outstanding ride. You will have plenty of stops along the way, try some local coffee, and visit an old silk-making factory. You will pass through some small villages, where you will see countless farmers tending crops. In this part, you will share the road with farmers, livestock, and children walking to and from school. You will then arrive at a guesthouse with quality rooms, air conditioner, and Wi-Fi.
You will saddle up and ride into the Dak Nong Province. The roads winding through the regions provide not only a great riding but also a true insight of this mighty country. You will have lunch at the impressive Dray Sap waterfalls and then arrive at Buon Ma Thuot hotel around 15:00.
Today, you will meet more awesome roads, lush jungle, rubber tree plantations, altitude changes, minority villages, and many more places. Venturing deep and entering the legendary Ho Chi Minh trail, you will see the famed supply route that carves through the most remote mountain jungles of Vietnam. You will have a cold beer and a comfortable bed after today's long haul.
Today, you will go to Ho Chi Minh trail where the bulk of the riding footage from that famous Top Gear special took place, so soak it up and enjoy what will be one of the best days of your life. You will stay overnight at a hotel in Kam Duc, with an in-house kitchen that cooks some great meals. You will also have plenty of cold drinks.
Today, you will ride through the twisting road that follows Da Krong River. You will see villagers washing on the river. Old traditional handmade village huts line the roadside and they will touch your heart. When you reach Khe Sanh, you will have a great overnight stay at a hotel with awesome foods.
Today, you will go to Hue, a city in the center of Vietnam. When you arrive there, you will check in at a hotel with each room decorated with traditional Vietnamese antiques and great views of the surrounding city.
You will have breakfast in Hue, ride through the city, and head out the cutting coastal town of Hoi An. You will also ride through Hai Van Pass.
Today will be the end of your journey. Before you arrive in Danang, you will stop at a cluster of Marble and Limestone Mountains and then have a trip to "Monkey Mountain". You will also have a visit to Phap Lam Pagoda and have a peaceful swimming session on China Beach. After lunch, you will explore Danang on your own. You can say your goodbyes to the Vietnam Motorcycle Tours team over a few drinks in the evening and then enjoy a relaxing night in your post-tour accommodation before your return arrangements in the following day.
Today will be your departure day. You may wish to stay on a few extra days before heading back to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.
Vietnam shares its borders with China in the north, Laos and Cambodia in the west, and the South China Sea in the east. This stunning country lies in the center of Southeast Asia. Vietnam's territory stretches from Lung Cu village (Ha Tuyen province) in the north to Rach Tau hamlet (Minh Hai Province) in the south. It is an S-shaped peninsula with thousands of off-shore islands and archipelagoes. The biggest of which are the Hoang Sa (Paracel Islands) and Truong Sa (Spratly Islands) archipelagoes.
Dalat is famous as the ‘Swiss Alps of Vietnam’. Dalat holds some unique European-influenced architectures and has a colder climate than the surrounding areas. Dalat was a popular respite for commanders and war correspondents who were fortunate enough to escape from the front lines. Many strategies were devised here, though Dalat was largely untouched by the fighting.
Lak Lake is a home to several minority tribes and traditional villages.
Dak Nong Province was the scene of many conflicts and heavy bombing by the US Air Force. Today, these regions have changed into coffee plantations. The roads through the regions provide not only great riding but also a true insight of this mighty country.
Ho Chi Minh trail was used by the Viet Cong to send troops and supplies from north to south throughout the raging war. It is crucial to the war effort, vital to the lifeblood of Vietnam, and it virtually speaks to you as you negotiate each turn. Today, Ho Chi Minh trail is a joy for riders to behold.
Hue serves as a dividing line between the north and south of Vietnam. This city is located on the banks of the Perfume River and it was the national capital until 1945. Hue is a city that is held close to the hearts of poets and musicians who keep the old ways relevant against the backdrop of a booming Vietnam.
The rest of places that you will visit are Bai Dai Long beach, Central Highlands, China Beach, Danang, Dray Sap waterfalls, Hoi An, Kam Duc, Khe San, Marble Mountains, Monkey Mountain, Na Trang, and Phap Lam Pagoda.
You will be provided with a welcome dinner upon your arrival. Vietnam Motorbike Tours will also provide you with daily breakfast and lunch for the whole tour.
"I was on my last day in Nha Trang and I would just like to say I had a brilliant and life-changing experience in Vietnam. The company is second to none and the crew had all been excellent. The bikes were spot on for the tour, no breakdowns, and we had covered around 1600 kilometers. The route we took covered everything you could wish for. I never felt like once I was on my own even though I arrived from England by myself. I will be back to Vietnam as there's a lot more to see and do."
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"Jason, Ben, and all the gang of Vietnam Motorbike Tours, I would like to say thank you for a fantastic tour. I had an absolute blast. I couldn't praise highly enough every aspects of your company. Benny was organizing the spot and the tour guide, Ti Ti and Bon, were just amazing. They boys have great local knowledge and always went way beyond the call to keep us all being happy bikers. I can't wait to come over again next year."
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"Well, it's all over and we're back in Perth. We had a great time because the tour was perfect and ran so professionally. Jason and Cha Cha were so good and even helped us after the tour finished with our boat / motel changes. Thanks for your help over the last 5 months, you guys make a great team."
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