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4 Days Off-Road Saigon to Da Lat Motorcycle Tour in Vietnam

Thrilling Vietnam Motorcycle Tour

In just 4 days, you’ll have a chance to explore the historic Ho Chi Minh trail and Củ Chi tunnels, ride on the off-road through the Cát Tiên National Park, and soak in cold wind of the highlands outside the Belgian Farm Stay. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or a first time visitor, everybody will agree that the only way to explore this historic and inviting region is on 2 wheels.

Highlights

  • Starts in Saigon and ends in Da Lat
  • Visit the burning tank memorial in Củ Chi
  • Discover the secret entrance of the Củ Chi Tunnels
  • Ride through farms, minority villages, and the Cát Tiên National Park
  • Licensed and professional tour leader
  • 125cc to 150cc dirt bike rental
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


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Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will be accommodated at standard hotels or homestay. You can opt for double, twin, or private rooms.

You can upgrade to three to four-star hotels or resorts for an additional 30 to 100 USD per night and per room, depending on the season.

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Overview

  • Bike: rental bike
  • Terrain: mix of off-road, trail, and asphalt
  • Mileage: 770 kilometers / 480 miles
  • Daily rides: 192 kilometers / 120 miles

Day 1: Central Highlands (200 kilometers / 125 miles)

Pick up and depart from the VietnamRider Travel company in Saigon. Your professional tour leader will help you escape from the busy traffic by the small roads through the rubber plantations.

Stop by the broken bridge that used to be the part of the old Ho Chi Minh trail in Vietnam war, visit the burning tank memorial in Củ Chi, visit the secret entrance of Củ Chi tunnels at Saigon River, and visit the heroic Củ Chi tunnels where you can do the gun-shooting (your options).

Did you know who were the first men that explored the Củ Chi tunnels? It’s the Australian soldiers, not the U.S Army. In January 1965, a unique chapter of Australian military history was created when a young Royal Australian engineers, a captain called Sandy MacGregor, encounters a Vietcong tunnel system and asked a very pertinent question - does anybody know what’s down there?

Sandy’s men in 3 field troop answered that by being the first allied soldiers to explore the Vietcong’s tunnels in Củ Chi. U.S. Army protocol was to identify the entrances and destroy them, thereby creating the legend of the Tunnel Rats. Stay overnight at a 2-star hotel in the border town.

Day 2: Challenging off-road ride (200 kilometers / 125 miles)

Nobody knows that the company can arrange this special tour that starts from Saigon and riding only by the off-roads in South Vietnam. Today, they’ll prove you with the full day of the challenging ride on the real off-roads in the south of Central Highlands, Vietnam. The temperature is getting colder on the highlands, so it will be easier for you to travel in the dirt and sands.

The route will take you through the plantations, forests, and high mountains, even somewhere, you must ride crossing the small river. Enjoy the good local foods and drink at the rest stop along the way. You’ll stay overnight at a 2-star hotel in a small local town.

Day 3: The Farm Stay (220 kilometers / 137 miles)

You’ll travel by some back roads through the cashew-nut farms, minority village, and the Cát Tiên National Park to cross the southern Central Highlands. All of the Australian riders enjoyed this adventure route a lot, especially, when they are somewhere along the 1,000 meters high mountains and inside deep jungles.

Today, you’ll stay overnight at the Farm Stay, owned by a Belgian couple, in the middle of the rice fields and coffee farms. You may stay at the private bungalows, next to a waterfall, the flower garden, and a pool. You can book the family to cook your dinner and make the barbecue party (your options), have some cold beers, and relax next to the campfire in the evening.

Day 4: The French town (150 kilometers / 93 miles)

You’ll travel by the new road 725 that is on the other side of the old road 20 that is full of traffic from Saigon to Da Lat. Road 725 is one of the most beautiful roads in Central Highlands, Vietnam. You’ll also travel on some off-roads and small back roads as well as visit some local families to see how they make the weasel coffees and silk weaving. Tour will end at your hotel in Da Lat.

Note: Upgrade to the Japanese dirt bikes 250cc is available at additional 30 to 100 USD per day and per rider depending on the seasons.

Skill level

Beginner

  • Can ride for 2 - 3 hours
  • Minimal riding experience
  • Assistance required
  • Comfortable with curves and leans
  • Basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • Short distance ascents and descents

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

Guides

Nam Ngo Khang
Mr. Nam is the owner of VietnamRider Travel and a tour guide since 1995.
Hùng
Mr. Hung has been a tour guide since 2010.
Rory
Mr. Rory has been a tour guide since 2010.
Nhan
Mr. Nhan has been a tour guide since 2010.
Tom
Mr. Tom has been a tour guide since 2010.
David
Mr. David has been a tour guide since 2010.

Location

This 4 days and 3 nights guided tour will introduce you to the vibrant scenery, culture, cuisine, and most important, the incredible motorcycle roads of northern Saigon. You will ride from Saigon to the southern of Central Highlands and end your riding adventure in Da Lat.

Things to do (optional)

  • Barbecue party
  • Gun-shooting in Củ Chi tunnels

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Company taxes
  • Helmets or bag covers (if needed)
  • Licensed and professional tour leader with good English
  • Transfer costs for all the bikes, guides, and riding gear from or return home before or after the tour
  • Well maintained Japanese 125cc - 150cc motorcycle rental

What's not included

  • Personal foods, drinks, insurances, and any other extra requirements
  • Petrol and any damage costs of clients’ motorbikes during the tour
  • Seasonal surcharges
  • Support vehicle for luggage

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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Pricing information
  • 4 persons on Honda bike: 372 USD per person
  • 5 persons on Honda bike: 349 USD per person
  • 6 persons on Honda bike: 316 USD per person
  • 4 persons on Yamaha bike: 447 USD per person
  • 5 persons on Yamaha bike: 421 USD per person
  • 6 persons on Yamaha bike: 386 USD per person

 

Tour information

If you do not wish to be a rider, pillion riders are welcome; the organizer will provide a driver with bike. Please send an inquiry for price offers.

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