Ride from Sapa to Hoi An through the northwest mountains and down the Ho Chi Minh Trail

Our Sapa to Hoi An Tour start with an overnight train to the Chinese border where we pick up the bikes and continue up to the Sapa highlands, hill-tribe villages and mountain roads. we head south along the border with Laos to meet the Ho Chi Minh Trail and continue through national parks, war sites like Khe Sanh, DMZ and Vinh Moc stopping at beaches on our way to Hoi An. Sapa to Hoi An Motorbike tour.

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Tour Cost:

1 Rider 2-3 Riders 4-5 Riders 6+ Riders
Honda CRF 250L
2500$ USD 2280$ USD 2200$ USD 2120$ USD

1 Rider 2-3 Riders 4-5 Riders 6+ Riders
Ural 650 Solo
2700$ USD 2520$ USD 2440$ USD 2360$ USD

1 Rider 2-3 Riders 4-5 Riders 6+ Riders
Honda XR 150
2300$ USD 1960$ USD 1880$ USD 1830$ USD

Pillion Passenger: 1450$ USD

All inclusive: Ho Chi Minh Trail Tour Prices are in $USD, All inclusive and based on Per Person on tour. Overnight in Home-stays and guest housed hotel twin share, hotel included on the last day of the tour in Hoi An. Price includes shipping bike from Hoi An to Hanoi at the end of the tour. Includes overnight soft sleeper train tickets from Hanoi to Lao Cai – and bike shipping, we start the ride in Lao Cai 8am. Support vehicle available on request at additional cost per group, includes fuel and driver. For groups of 8+ people or more the supports vehicle is free.

Optional extras:

  • Single Room Supplement + 20$ USD per night in Hotel
  • Support Vehicle: 110$ USD per day includes driver, petrol & expenses
  • 3Rd party liability coverage 30$ USD Per day
  • Comprehensive damage insurance 25$ USD per day
  • Airport Pickup 15$ USD per group per way

Why We are different

All of our guided motorbike tours include an English speaking guide out front and a mechanic acting as a sweeper in the back. On the road if you want to stop to take photos, enjoy the scenery or meet people along the way, no problem. You don’t have to worry about keeping up with the group or missing a turn, you can travel at your own pace. We travel this way to keep the group safe and be there in-case of anything goes wrong. We don’t cut corners on our bikes, your safety, your food or accommodations. With a group of 8 or more riders we include a support vehicle no extra charge. Find our more about international licensing, comprehensive damage insurance and personal insurance options. Contact us for group tour discount.

Sapa to Hoi An via the Ho Chi Minh Trail

Tour Start and Finish: Hanoi / Hoi An

Nearest Airport: Noi Bai International Airport / Danang International Airport

The tours start in Hanoi where we get on the overnight train to Lao Cai and get on the bikes to start the ride, first stop is the hill station of Sapa as we make our way through the northwest mountains to the hill-tribe village of Pu Luong, climbing through the steep hills and great views of the nature reserve. We meet up with the trail and drive south overnighting in Vinh where we see the Ho Chi Minh Trail museum and the Dong Loc Intersection, one of the heaviest bombed places during the war. 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.

Sapa to Hoi An via the Ho hi Minh Trail 10D 11N Our all-inclusive prices covers:

  • Motorcycle: Honda CRF 250L, Ural 650cc or Honda XR 150cc
  • Petrol, Oil and maintenance
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Accommodation in local guest houses, hotels (twin share) 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
  • Overnight Train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai soft sleeper
  • Hotel on last night of Tour in Hoi An
  • Bike shipping Hanoi to Lao Cai and Hoi An to Hanoi

What’s Not Included • Alcohol drinks • Personal Health Insurance • Personal expenses • Personal Tip and gratuities • Liability insurance Check out our FAQ page for more information

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Our Bikes:

Honda CRF250L
Honda CRF250L
Ural Solo 650 M72
Ural Solo 650 M72

Riding gear we provide included on tour:

Cuong’s Riding gear
Cuong's Rain gear
Cuong’s Rain gear
Cuong’s Riding gear

Drivers License: We require that you have you home country motorbike licence to join on one of our tours. You must have personal health insurance or Travel insurance that covers Motorbike in Vietnam to cover you in-case of accident or illness.  Please have a look at World Nomads who offer travel insurance that cover Vietnam.  Please Contact us for more information and recommended insurance providers. To drive a Ural sidecar motorbike on tour you must have a sidecar licence and sidecar driving experience. Passports and Visa You must have a valid passport with 6 month before expiry date to obtain a Vietnam tourist visa. We can arrange a visa on arrival letter please have (2) 3 x 4cm photos, and bring $USD to pay the visa fee at immigration at the airport, rates vary per country. Here is the latest visa information on-line.  please contact us for more information or consult your local Vietnamese embassy or consulate to see the tours visa requirements. Comprehensive Damage Insurance Optional: Our insurance policy covers lost, theft or any damage to the motorbike caused by an accident or fall, you will be fully covered in-case the bike is damaged beyond repair. The policy excludes any, personal medical insurance, liability to other vehicles or injury caused to another party. Contact us for full coverage and details.

Motorbike Additional Cost $US
Honda CRF 250cc 250$ per 10 day tour
Honda XR 150cc 2000$ per 10 day tour
Ural 650cc solo or Sidecar 250$ per 10 day tour