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

Our Sapa to Hoi An Tour starts 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, and 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:

Motorbike Motorbike Motorbike
Honda CRF 250L Honda CRF 300L Honda CB500X
3023$ USD 3250$ USD 3750$ USD

Pillion Passenger: 1840$ USD

All-inclusive: Ho Chi Minh Trail Tour Prices are $USD, All inclusive and based on Per Person on tour. Overnight in Homestays, guest houses and hotels Single rooms, and 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 at 8 am. Support vehicle available on request at an additional cost per group including fuel and driver.

Optional extras:

  • Support Vehicle: 110$ USD per day including 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 anything goes wrong. We don’t cut corners on our bikes, your safety, your food or your accommodations.  Find out more about international licensing, comprehensive damage insurance and personal insurance options. Contact us for a group tour discount.

Sapa Ho Chi Minh Trail tour
Ho Chi Minh Trail sidecar tour

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 guesthouses, hotels Single rooms or homestays
  • 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
  • Bike shipping Hanoi to Lao Cai and Hoi An to Hanoi
  • Hotel on last night of Tour in Hoi An

What’s Not Included:

  • Alcohol drinks
  • Personal Health Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal Tip and gratuities
  • Comprehensive Insurance on Vehicle; Please visit our FAQ on Insurance Upgrades
  • Liability insurance Check out our FAQ page for more information

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Our Bikes:

Honda CRF 250L Vietnam
Honda CRF 250L Vietnam
Ural 650 Custom Solo
Ural 650 Custom Solo
Ural 650 Sidecar motorbike
Ural 650 Sidecar motorbike

Riding Gear Included on Tour

Drivers License: We require that you have your 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 covers 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 months before the 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 online.  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