Ride the Ho Chi Minh Trail and experience the history and culture of Vietnam first-hand. The Ho Chi Minh Trail was a strategic network of paths and roads that supplied southern battlefields during the War, and parts of this network have now been upgraded to form the Ho Chi Minh Highway. The Ho Chi Minh Train motorcycle tour offers bikers one of the best motorcycling roads in Southeast Asia, as it traverses the Annamite Mountains that form a natural border between Vietnam and Laos. Our route passes through historic locations from the war, at least three World Heritage sites, pristine jungle and offers easy access to the beaches on the coast.
We stop in at Phong Nha national park, where explorers recently found the world’s largest cave, visit Khe Sanh and the former DMZ, and spend time in the former imperial capital at Hue and the historic trading port of Hoi An. Our route also takes advantage of the good hotels dotted along Vietnam’s long coastline, and includes a ride over the glorious Hai Van pass.
Motorbikers can finish the ride in Hoi An, or retrace the steps of the Top Gear route for another week to reach Saigon. This longer ride continues on good roads to take in the Central Highlands, Nha Trang, Dalat and Phan Thiet. It takes a minimum of six days to ride the Ho Chi Minh Trail from Hanoi to Hoi An, and 12 days to ride from Hanoi to Saigon. We strongly recommend taking some extra time for some R&R in the World Heritage sites of Phong Nha, Hue and Hoi An.
Hanoi • Mai Chau • Vinh • Phong Nha • Khe Sang • Hue • Hue • Hoi An
Tour Start and Finish: Hanoi/Hoi An
Nearest Airport: Noi Bai International Airport / Danang International Airport
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Prices are in USD$, All inclusive and based on Per Person on tour. Single rooms where possible, Home-stay nights, single room are not available, Included overnight train ticket, soft sleeper, 4 berth per cabin
Our all-inclusive prices covers:
- Motorcycle: Honda CRF 250cc, Ural 650cc or Honda XR 150cc
- Petrol, Oil and maintenance
- All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
- Accommodation in local guesthouses, hotels or home stays
- English-speaking guide
- All fees, tolls and National Park entrance tickets
- Helmets: Full face and open face
- Padded Motorcycle jackets & Motorcycle pants
- Rain pants and Poncho
- Dry bag and tie downs
- Accommodation on last day of the tour in Hoi An
- Alcohol drinks
- Personal Health Insurance
- Personal expenses
- Personal Tip and gratuities
- Liability insurance
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