Explore Real Vietnam By Motorbike Tour – 34 Days take riders to explore the stunning landscapes of Vietnam with, the Mekong Delta, The beautiful beach along with Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh trails to Sapa, Thac Ba reservoir, Mai Chau valley, Pu Luong Nature Reserve then onward to Hanoi with stopovers at Ha Long Bay on a luxury cruise. besides amazing sceneries, you also have a chance to taste so many great local foods, learn so many different traditions & cultures of the hill tribes & people in those countries.
Day 1: Saigon Arrival
Pick up at the airport and transfer to Central of Saigon for check-in and free day .,
Day 2: Saigon Motorbike to Mekong delta – Ben Tre.
Morning, our guide with motorbikes will pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and depart to Can Duoc, which belongs to Long An Province on dirty off-roads. This town is known as the land of jasmine rice, sticky rice in the country. Take a short ride westward to visit Ancient Rach Cat Fortress, one of the greatest fortresses in Vietnam built in 1903 by the French., Then ride eastward to visit an ancient house with 100 columns. Here we will enjoy tea and fruits offered by the owner of the ancient house. Continue riding to Cho Gao (or Rice Market), passing through quaint villages and dragon fruit farms., Arrive in My Tho – the heart of the Mekong Delta, and stop by the bank of the Tien Giang River. Have lunch then take a boat trip on the Mekong River to Ben Tre. En route visit some local families, taste honey-bee and enjoy fruits then visit some workshops producing coconut candy.,
Overnight at a local house in Ben Tre.,
Activities: 4.5 hours riding,
homestay, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
Day 3 : Ben Tre to Soc Trang .
After breakfast with the friendly host, start to ride from your home-stay to Mo Cay, ride through coconut plantation, water palm fields and cross Co Chien River by ferry to Tra Vinh city., Arrive at Tra Vinh City – a pretty tree-lined town with a large population of ethnic Khmer, have lunch at a local restaurant then take a short break. In the afternoon, pass Khmer villages & short pause at Khmer temples before riding to Cau Quan and taking the ferry to the small beautiful Island named “Cu Lao Dung”. On unpaved roads with tiny orchards along the riverside, we can stop a while for a break & taking a photo then do riding a further 3 km to another ferry to Dai Ngai, Soc Trang province.,
Overnight in Soc Trang. ,
Activity: 5 hours riding, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Day 4: Soc Trang to Can Tho.
In the morning, take a short city tour of Soc Trang to visit the Khmer Museum, Clay Pagoda, and Bat pagoda where hundreds of bats hang on the top of the trees before taking rural roads to Can Tho. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant.,Arrival Can Tho city, we continue riding 10kms to Cai Son canal for homestay. Check-in then takes a slow ride along the path of fruit orchards and sometimes you may also hear the birds singing, cocks warbling at sunset. Pay visits at one orchard, small woodwork shop, tree garden laden with fruits, and rice fields. On the village roads, we may catch many interesting scenes of children bathing in the river, and ladies rowing boats to bring fruits home after harvest. This is a great time to enjoy the full of plainness, the quietness of the southern countryside, and the hospitality of the Mekong delta locals. When night gradually falls, ride back to the local house for a homestay. ,
Dinner at the local host.,
Activities: 4 hours riding,
Homestay, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Day 5: Can Tho to Long Xuyen
wake up early for a simple breakfast with Vietnamese coffee (with or without condensed milk). Take a boat trip to Cai Rang floating market, one of the busiest fruit markets in Southeast Asia. We have a long-distance cruise & walk on a quiet country road to take in the magnificent scenery and get close to the locals as they go about their daily routine., Back to the homestay for check-out. Then we will ride back to Can Tho city for a short visit to Can Tho central market and Binh Thuy's ancient house whose design is a combination of Vietnam and France with interesting involved stories but also a garden with various flowers and fruits, including a wide range of orchids and a record cactus.,Late morning, we depart Can Tho and head to Long Xuyen City with stops at Thot Not’s crafts village & famous Bang Lang Stork Garden. The first stop en route is the crafts villages of Thot Not District such as Di Tho lop village (Lop is a tool made of bamboo to catch fish), Ba Rui cookstove (made of clay) village, and Thom Rom net village. The next stop is at Bang Lang Sanctuary of Thousands of Storks.,
Overnight in Long Xuyen.,
Activities: 2 hours cruising, 3 hours riding, 1-hour bird-watching, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Day 6: Long Xuyen Back to Saigon
Morning, we will leave our motorbikes at hotels and try a “xe loi”, the local colonial-era cab pulled by motorbike, to see the town before back to the hotel and continue on our “steel horses” to ride on back roads and little track by waterway to Ho Chi Minh City via Cao Lanh town. On the way, we will do a pause at Xeo Quyt Revolutionary Base, an old former soldier will be your local guide and take you into the boundless watery cajeput by rowing a boat. Lunch in Xeo Quyt restaurant, After lunch, continue heading to Saigon via Cai Be Dist.
The trip concludes at your hotel.,
Activities: 45 minutes boat-rowing, 5 hours riding.,Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Day 7: Saigon City Tour ( B, L )
Depart from your hotel to Giac Lam pagoda built in the 17th century and is one of the oldest temples in the city. Then visiting Chinatown, Cho Lon (Binh Tay) market, not only seeing the locals bartering, purchasing, and selling merchandise at the market but also seeing a rich and diverse Chinese culture that is subtle yet distinctive from other parts of the city. Stopping at Thien Hau Lady temple which was built in the early 19th century dedicated to Thien Hau – Goddess of seafarers. Traveling along the Saigon Riverside to overview Nha Rong wharf where Ho Chi Minh President first left Vietnam in 1911. Returning to the TheSinhTourist office and having free time for lunch at own expense.,02:15 PM Visiting War Remnants Museum – originally opened in September 1975; it displays old military equipment and other related items from Vietnam War. Afterward, continuing seeing the Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. The place symbolizes the end of the Vietnam War when a North Vietnamese army tank went through its gates. Then taking a short stroll to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office, they are the beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period.,
Day 8 : Saigon to Bao Loc (Lam Dong)( 180 Km) (B/L/D)
The journey northwards begins as we depart Ho Chi Minh and pass through tea and coffee plantations to Bao Loc. On the way stops to visit the green tea farms, the cascade waterfall, Pongour, mushroom farms, silkworm villages, silk processing chains, coffee plantations, vegetable and flower farms., Arrive in Bao Loc. Overnight in Bao Loc.,
Day 9 : Bao Loc to Dalat city (Lam Dong) ( 140 km – 4,5 hours ride) (B/L/)
Leaving Bao Loc for Dalat, visit the green tea farms, the cascade waterfall, Pongour, mushroom farms, silkworm villages, and silk processing chains, coffee plantations, vegetable and flower farms., Arrive in Dalat around 3 p.m., The rest of the time, we will ride our bikes to explore the best highlights of Da Lat., Overnight at the hotel in Da Lat.,
Day 10 : Da Lat to Nha Trang ~ 210 km (B/L/)
Today we enjoy a ride through the charming pine hill to the summer residence of Vietnam’s last Emperor Bao Dai. He was forced to abdicate in 1945, shortly after the end of World War II. This mansion displays a lovely collection of Vietnam treasures. We follow it with a trip to the sacred Lam Ty Ni Pagoda and the Hang Nga Guesthouse. This construction is well known as the Crazy House because of its bizarre architecture.,The lively central market and the old rail station are also visited before we travel by road passing through the undulating terrains to the picturesque coastal town of Nha Trang. En route, we make a stopover at the scenic Ngoan Muc Pass and the Po Klong Jarai Cham Towers. These amazing structures represent an interesting culture and a colorful history of the Cham people in central coast areas., O/N in Nha Trang.
Day 11: Nha Trang visit 4 islands by boat (B/L/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Take the morning boat trip to visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium and the off-shore islands around Nha Trang, including Mun Mot island. Enjoy swimming and beach activities. Lunch on a boat or island, back to the hotel for a free evening ., O/N at the hotel in Nha Trang. , Summary: Distance: None, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Activities: Sightseeing, sharing boat trip to see islands & beach relaxation.
Day 12 : Nha Trang to Quy Nhon (B/L/-)
Depart a morning drive of 250 km across picturesque coastal plains to Quy Nhon – a small secluded beach city developing. Lunch stop on the way. Upon arrival, a new destination for relaxation where romantic seaside resorts with impeccable service can be found. Check-in seaside hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.,
Distance: 260 km (7 hours of riding)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Activities: Sightseeing & beach relaxation
Day 13 : Quy Nhon to Hoi An (B/L/-)
Depart at 8:00 a.m from your hotel at Quy Nhon to Hoi An. Overland to Hoi An with sightseeing en route, visit the Garden of Statues to memorize the Geniuses in the medical field. Continue driving through the peaceful countryside, rice fields, salt fields at Sa Huynh, and beautiful hills and along the beautiful coast to Quy Nhon city By the end of the day, we’ll arrive at Hoi An which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures
Distance: 230 km (6 hours of riding)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Activities: Sightseeing & beach relaxation
Day 14: Hoi An Sightseeing Tour (B//-)
After having breakfast at the hotel, you’ll be guided to visit highlights in Hoi An, There is plenty to see in this tranquil and delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, and the vibrant market. We include these sites in an enchanting walking tour past many low-tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town’s multi-cultural past, Afternoon: free for shopping or free on beaches…
Activities: Sightseeing & beach relaxation
Day 15: Hoi An Fee Day (B/-/-)
After having breakfast at the hotel and all-day free to explore Hoi An on your own .,
Day 16: Hoi An to Hue (B/L)
This morning, we will keep on riding along the coastal line via Da Nang then Hai Van Pass, where we could look down from the top to view the splendid beauties of Lang Co beach and ocean then time to refresh ourselves with a cup of coffee before heading straight to Hue, Upon arrival in Hue, you will have to time to ride around this ancient citadel to explore some highlights with Imperial Citadel and Royal Tombs on the banks of Perfume river ., Time to check-in at hotels
Distance: 180 km
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 17: Hue to DMZ & Khe Sanh (B/L/D)
Departing from Hue we ride along highway 1 to Quang Tri town, visiting Long Hung Church and Quang Tri Old Citadel which was a battlefield in 1972 between North and South Vietnam for 81 days and nights. Then, we will ride along the coast from Cua Viet Beach to Cua Tung Beach a long stretch of beautiful and peaceful coastline. Next, we visit the Vinh Moc tunnels and explore the Demilitarized Zone, stopping for lunch at the Doc Mieu Firebase. , In the afternoon we will have a short stop at Truong Son cemetery to pay respects to the soldiers who fought and died on the trail during the American War. Continuing west on highway 9, we will climb into the Truong Son foothills, pass the Rock Pile and stop at some villages and beautiful natural springs and waterfalls near the highway., Approx 5 pm we arrive in Khe Sanh which was established as a forward base by General Westmoreland near Laos to secure highway 9. Check in to the hotel, free time at night.
Distance: 200 km
Accommodation: Hotel in Khe Sanh, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 18: Khe Sanh to Phong Nha Cave (B/L/D)
After breakfast visit the Khe Sanh combat base, then we ride the west Ho Chi Minh trail, today you have the chance to see the real trail with its mind-blowing, spectacular scenery – lots of jungle, mountains, waterfalls, and villages of the Paco and Van Kieu Minorities., We will ride through the Sa Mu pass, se pang heng river, Lang Ho village, U bo pass, areas made famous in the American war., Tonight in Phong Na-Ke Bang National Park
Distance: 150 km
Accommodation: Hotel in Phong Nha, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19: Phong Nha to Tan Ky (Nghe An) (B/L/D)
Today we travel through beautiful countryside on the journey from Phong Nha to Tan Ky. Passing Tea plantations, rice fields, ethnic minority villages, mountains, valleys, and streams before arriving in Tan Ky late afternoon.
Distance: 260 km
Accommodation: Hotel in Tan Ky – Nghe An,
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 20: Tan Ky to Cuc Phuong National Park (B/L/D)
Established in 1962, Cuc Phuong is the oldest national park in Vietnam. Cuc Phuong boasts engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. Magnificent limestone mountains rise majestically from the green rice terraces and traditional stilt houses of the Muong hill-tribe. Covered in a dense forest they form a habitat for some of Asia’s rarest species. It is no wonder that researchers, naturalists, enthusiasts, and conservationists alike are drawn to this corner of the world.
Distance: 190 km
Accommodation: Hotel in Guesthouse in Cuc Phuong
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 21: Cuc Phuong to Mai Chau valley (B/L/D)
Our destination today is Mai Chau, a chain of villages surrounded by a lush green valley with stilt houses bordering both sides of the roads. Many minorities, including the White Thai ethnic group, live in Mai Chau. Tonight we stay in a traditional Thai stilt house in one of the villages and you have the option of attending a Thai folk show.
Distance: 140 km
Accommodation: Home-stay in the village of Mai Chau,
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 22: Mai Chau – Phu Yen. 140 km ( B, L, D )
Today is our relaxing day. We can start the day with an easy walk around the village or be lazy by waking up café. After saying goodbye to the Thai people we ride in the direction of Moc Chau and turn to the less traveled Road 43 leading to the Da River. After crossing the reservoir of the Da river at the Van Yen ferry, we ride on a beautiful winding road until Phu Yen where we stay overnight.,Hotel stay in Phu Yen
Day 23: Phu Yen – Son La. 160 km ( B , L , D )
Continuing on the almost empty Road 37 we enter mountains heavily populated with Black Thai people, who work on large terraced rice fields. The winding road passes through many Thai villages and fields and provides a great opportunity to watch country life passing by. We continue through rolling hills before rising to the sugar cane growing areas on the cooler Son La plateau., Overnight in Son La – Hotel stay.,
Day 24: Son La – Tuan Giao. 140 km ( B , L , D )
After breakfast, we head northwest from Son La, the road crosses a series of mountain passes and areas of busy Black Thai activity. Children walk to school, kids tend buffaloes, women plant rice seedlings and men pull the buffalo. Just ride slowly and enjoy the good motorbike ride on a small, quiet, and winding road between green mountains, Then we come to the beginning of the very long and steep Pha Din pass where at the top we have vast views of the surrounding mountains, then down the other side on a very steep sealed road., Overnight in Tuan Giao.
Day 25: Tuan Giao – Sin Ho. 180 km ( B , L , D )
Keep heading northwest from Tuan Giao the road passes isolated communities of Hmong and Thai people, whose small villages settle on the banks of dark green rivers and the steep slopes of the mountains. After lunch, by a forest stream, the road begins to climb up the high Sa Tong pass. At the top for sunset before dropping sharply into the deep Lai Chau valley. Muong Lay town was sunk in early 2010 and our new place for overnighting is Sin Ho, a small remote town., Overnight in Sin Ho.
Day 26: Sin Ho – Sapa. 120 km ( B , L , D )
Before starting the day, As experienced guides, we suggest getting your cameras ready because we will ride on one of the most beautiful mountain passes in Vietnam and the motorbike tour to Sapa today is the best motorbike ride in North Vietnam. We will head straight toward the main Fansipan Mountain range. There is also the option for a very challenging back route which takes us through several river crossings. The massive mountain range dominates the road until finally, we must make a splendid climb up from Binh Lu and up to the top of the highest road pass in Vietnam (Tram Ton Pass). Crossing into Lao Cai Province at over 2,000m the views look out over the main range for miles and miles, before we descend to the mountainous Sa Pa valley., Overnight in Sapa.
Day 27: Fresh Body Up in Sapa ( B )
Depending on the group’s mood, we can either take it easy in Sa Pa town, or make excursions back to the top of the highest pass in Vietnam, or down deep into the amazing Sapa valley. All options are dominated by the crest of the enormous Fansipan mountain range. The entire region is populated by Hmong, Giay, Tay, and Dao people. Stay in Sapa. In, Afternoon you can take a good body massage or make another short motorbike tour along Muong Hoa valley – the most beautiful one in Vietnam., Overnight in Sapa.
Day 28: Sapa – Luc Yen. 180 Km ( B , L , D )
Ride down from Sapa and then through palm forest to Luc Yen and stay in a Dao family who live in the Tay territory. It’s a great homestay, very typical of Vietnam hill tribes and the hosts are very welcoming., Overnight in Luc Yen.
Day 29: Luc Yen – Vu Linh. 80 Km ( B , L , D)
It’s a relaxing ride on a winding road with a nice mountain and lake view. We finish the day by noon at the village of the Dzao people who are located on the Thac Ba lake bank.,After lunch, taking a boat trip around the biggest man-made lake in Vietnam should be a wonderful choice. You will have a chance to see Halong Bay in the mountain area., Overnight in Vu Linh.
Day 30: Vu Linh – Hanoi. 180 km ( B , L ).
After breakfast, we cruise southeast on Highway 2 and then branch off to the sleepy town of Phu Tho. We follow the edge of the Red River along the dyke, almost to the point where it merges with the Black River after which they flow together to Hanoi. By now we are very much in the lowlands of the delta plains and the north’s main agricultural areas. Harvest time here is a sea of activity. Crossing the Black River by a bridge, we pass through Son Tay and then return to Hanoi on the highway. Finish the best 10-day Vietnam motorbike tour to Northwest safely before rush hours. End The Motorbike Tour in Hanoi.
Day 31:Hanoi ( B )
After breakfast all day fee,
Day 32: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay Over Night On Cruise ( B, L, D )
08:00 Am Pick up at your hotel and depart for Ha Long City. ( No More Motorbike Tour from today ),12:30 – On arrival at the pier, you will board your Imperial Cruise and you are warmly welcomed by a professional and friendly crew. Check into cabin.,13:00 – Enjoy a specially prepared lunch while cruising through the most beautiful parts of the magical Bay with thousands of amazing limestone islands emerging from emerald water. Sailing with Imperial Cruise on a very tranquil route, exploring the exotic beauty of the legendary Bay, a feeling of paradise will come to you. Imperial Cruise brings our valued customers to the most tranquil parts of the Bay where you can’t find any boat there, cruising zigzag through hundreds of islands.,15:30 – Discover the magical beauty of nature alongside limestone cliffs stretching vertically over pure blue water in a tranquil bay. Kayaking time after that,16:30 – Swimming time, this is a great chance to relax in the water.,19:00 – Enjoy the special dinner cooked by our professional chef.,20:30 – The moment you choose your way to relax after dinner, listening to music, singing karaoke, relaxing on the sundeck, squid fishing is available for entertainment during the night time.
Day 33: Halong Cruise – Hanoi
06:00 – You can wake up early for taking beautiful photos of sunrise,07:00 – Enjoy your breakfast, coffee, tea, fruits.,08:00 – Visit Surprising Cave – the most beautiful one in Halong Bay.,09:00 – Back to Imperial Cruise for check-out. Keep cruising towards Ha Long Bay, passing by hundreds of islands and islets with different shapes depending on your imagination.,10:00 – Cooking class opened right on the cruise.,11:00 – Farewell Lunch served on the cruise before you arrive at the harbor.,12:30 – Get on the bus to Hanoi.,17:00– Transfer you back to your hotel.
Day 34:Hanoi Departure ( B )
After breakfast all day fee until time to pick you up at the airport for departure.
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