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5 Days South Vietnam Motorcycle Tour

Vietnam Motorcycle Tours

Enjoy the best of the South Vietnam on the back of your favorite motorcycle. Solitary off-road, vibrant Mekong Delta, deep jungles, and high mountains - this guided motorcycle vacation has everything. When you have survived the South Vietnam, you will have traveled over one thousand kilometers of fantastic roads and breathtaking scenery including the incomparable beauty of the place.

Highlights

  • Ride via the Ho Chi Minh trail
  • Starts in Da Lat and ends in Chai Doc
  • Tour to Central Highlands and the Mekong Delta
  • Breathtaking scenery in Nam Cat Tien National Park
  • English-speaking and licensed tour guide
  • Japanese motorcycle rental
  • 4 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


4 riding days in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will be staying at several different accommodations. On the first day, you will be staying at The Farm stay. The Farm stay is owned by a Belgian couple and it is located in the middle of the rice fields and coffee farms. You will stay in private bungalows, next to a waterfall, a flower garden, and a pool.

You will also be staying in two-star hotels for the rest of the trip and have the option to homestay with the locals.

Program

  • Bike: rental
  • Terrain: mix of asphalt and off-road
  • Mileage: 930 kilometers / 576 miles
  • Daily rides: 150 kilometers - 250 kilometers / 93 miles - 155 miles

Day 1 - The Farm stay (150 kilometers / 93 miles)

Pick up and depart from your hotel. You will travel by the small roads to visit the countryside in Da Lat, visit the weasel coffee farm, the silk weaving factory, and the Elephant waterfall. Enjoy the ride on the new road 725 in the 1,000 meters high mountains.

Arrive at the Farm Stay, owned by a Belgian couple, in the middle of the rice fields and coffee farms. You will stay overnight 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 2 - The Hochiminh trail (200 kilometers / 124 miles)

You will travel from the Farm Stay to the west of the central highlands by the road 20, then through the national park and cross the big dam to enter the Hochiminh road and continue to travel along the border of Cambodia to Vietnam to the south.

Along the way you can visit, the Tea town, tea plantations, tea making shops, the special butterfly paintings, learn about the history of the famous Hochiminh trail, explore the Cat Tien Holyland - since the 4th century. You also can try the ride on some off-roads. Stay overnight at the two stars hotel.

Day 3 - The coconut religion (250 kilometers / 155 miles)

Continue to travel from the highlands down to Mekong delta, by the small roads through the rubber plantations and stop by the broken bridge that used to be the part of the old Hochiminh trail in Vietnam war, visit the Burning Tank memorial in Cu Chi.

Visit the secret entrance of Cu Chi tunnel at Saigon river, visit the heroic Cu Chi tunnel where you can do the gun-shooting (your options) - Did you know who were the first men that explored the Cu 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 captain called Sandy MacGregor, encountering a Vietcong tunnel system, asked a very pertinent question - does anybody know what’s down there?

Sandy’s men in three field troop answered that by being the first allied soldiers to explore the Vietcong’s tunnels in Cu Chi. US Army protocol was to identify the entrances and destroy them, thereby creating the legend of the Tunnel Rats. From Cu Chi, you will travel by the small road to Mekong delta, visit some local villages on the way. Stay overnight at a two stars hotel.

Day 4 - The old Cambodian land (150 kilometers / 93 miles)

Travel by the small roads from Tien Giang to the old land of Khmer Krom, they are ethnic Khmer who inhabits Kampuchea Krom, an area in southern Vietnam that was once part of the Khmer Empire.

Among the Khmer Krom, the belief is held that they are the descendants of ancient Funan, the core of Suvarnabhumi, which covered a vast extent of Southeast Asia including present day Cambodia, southern Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Burma, Malaya, Sumatra, and other parts of Indonesia.

You will have three boat trips to explore this region, visit the 1,000 years old Cambodian temple, and Cambodian village. Stay overnight at the two stars hotel at the city or do homestay (with cooking class and enjoy traditional Vietnamese dinner with locals) in the countryside of Mekong Delta.

Day 5 - The floating markets (180 kilometers / 111 miles)

Wake up at 06:00 a.m. for the boat trip to explore the famous floating market, farmers from the region bring their goods, fruits, and vegetables mainly, to the markets and sell them to local dealers. These dealers sell the products to shops in the neighboring towns and to wholesale dealers from the big towns. In the picture, you can see a local farmer with fruits for sale. All big boats have a pole.

Each wholesaler hangs the goods he buys or sells on this pole. This way, people on small boats know where they have to go from a certain distance. On the floating markets, you do not only find people buying and selling goods, you also find floating restaurants, floating bars, floating gas stations, and many other floating shops. Canals are here the easiest and fastest way of transportation.

Continue to travel by the small roads to the border, this road is not in any guide books, they do not use the normal highway or big roads with busy traffic. On the way, you can visit the Victim Memorial of the Khmer Rouge when they came and killed over 4,000 Vietnamese people at the local villages in Southwest Vietnam, in 1979. Arrive in Chau Doc and check in your hotel. End of tour.

Skill level

Intermediate

  • Can ride for three to four 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 five to six 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

You will see all the attractions of the South Vietnam: Central Highlands, the Hochiminh Trail, the Mekong Delta, Cu Chi tunnel. This includes the incomparable beauty of the Jungle Road on the 1,000 meter high mountains through Nam Cat Tien National Park as the final leg of the tour. Three boat trips are included to explore the region of Khmer Krom, visit the 1,000 years old Cambodian temple, and Cambodian village.

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 motorcycle tour will take place in South Vietnam. The tour will start in Da Lat and end in Chai Doc. You will travel along the border of Cambodia - Vietnam down to Mekong Delta, traveling by the small roads of Tien Giang.

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Company taxes
  • Helmets or bag covers (if needed)
  • Japanese 125cc - 150cc motorcycle rental
  • 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

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals and drinks
  • Petrol, any damage costs of clients’ motorbikes during the tour
  • Seasonal surcharges
  • Support vehicle for luggage
  • Upgrade to 3 or 4-star hotels
  • Upgrade to the Japanese Honda XR dirt-bikes 250cc

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lien Khuong Airport (DLI).

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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