Saigon - Mekong Delta - Nhatrang - Dalat - Central highland(Banmethuot , Pleiku, Kontum) - Quynhon - Hoian - Danang - Hue - PhongNha - DMZ - Vinh - Ninhbinh - Halong – Hanoi.
Duration: 17 days /16 nights
It is really fantastic to survey Vietnam by motorbike from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi via the Central Highlands. The temptation of discovering multi-faceted nature and lifestyle of people in this country always drives you ahead. Your group is tagged after not only by our support coach but also by friendly smiles and waves along the way. Furthermore, excursions and stopovers en route offer you lot of chances to exchange greetings and ideas with local inhabitants. You will gain more than your expectation to discover our country with this style tour.
Day1: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City
Arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport. Meet and transfer to hotel. Coach tour to visit: War Remnants Museum, Binh Tay Market in Chinatown, Giac Lam Pagoda and lacquer workshop. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 2: HCMC - My Tho - HCMC
AM: Driving to My Tho (75 kms). Boat trip on Mekong River, visit to local homes, orchards and sampan ride on creeks. PM: Return to HCMC. Evening: Dinner and folk show on Saigon Boat. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 3: HCMC - Dalat
AM: Driving to Suoi Tien (150 kms). Refreshment & refueling. PM: Onwards to Dalat, stopover at Prenn Pass (150 kms). overnight in Dalat.
Day 4: Dalat - Nha Trang
AM: Driving around Dalat to visit Flower garden, Lovers' valley and Linh Phuoc Pagoda. Driving to Phan Rang (110 kms), down to Ngoan Muc Pass to visit Po Klong Garai Towers. Refreshment & refueling in Phan Rang. PM: Transfer to Nha Trang (130 kms). overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 5: Nha Trang
Full day cruise to offshore islands: At leisure, snorkeling, sea-bathing and sunbathing. overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 6: Nha Trang - Buon Ma Thuot
AM: Driving to Buon Ma Thuot (180 kms), crossing Phuong Hoang Pass. PM: Visiting Lak Lake by coach. Elephant ride through M'nong minority villages and canoe ride on Lak Lake. overnight in Buon Ma Thuot.
Day 7: Buon Ma Thuot - Pleiku
AM: Driving to Pleiku (180 kms). Refreshment & refueling in Pleiku. PM: Visit to Dektu minority village by coach. Bana gong and dancing show. Return to and overnight in Pleiku.
Day 8: Pleiku - Qui Nhon
AM: Driving to Phu Phong (130 kms), and down Mang Yang Pass. Refreshment & refueling at Phu Phong. Visit to Tay Son Museum followed by martial arts show and Duong Long Towers. PM: Driving to Qui Nhon (70 kms). At leisure on beach. overnight in Qui Nhon.
Day 9: Qui Nhon - Hoi An
AM: Driving to Sa Huynh (110 kms). Refreshment & refueling at Sa Huynh. Onwards to Quang Ngai (60 kms). PM: Driving to Hoi An (100 kms), stop over at Chien Dan Towers. Evening: Cultural show. overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10: Hoi An - Hue
AM: Stroll in ancient town to see fish market, temples, old houses. Driving to Danang (30 kms), visit to stone-carving village and Cham Museum. PM: Driving to Hue (110 kms). Evening: Hue folk show on Perfume River. overnight in Hue.
Day 11: Hue
Full day sightseeing of Hue by coach to visit Imperial Citadel and Dong Ba Market. PM: Visit to Tu Duc & Khai Dinh Tombs. Transfer to Thien Mu Pagoda. Sunset boat rides on Perfume River back to Hue. overnight in Hue.
Day 12: Hue - Dong Hoi
AM: Driving to Dong Ha (95 kms). Refreshment & refueling, Onwards to Tung estuary (30 kms), stop over at former DMZ. PM: Driving to Vinh Moc Village (10 kms), visit to tunnels. Onwards to Dong Hoi (100 kms). overnight in Dong Hoi.
Day 13: Dong Hoi-Vinh
AM: Driving to Ky Anh (100 kms), crossing Ngang Pass. Refreshment & refueling at Ky Anh. Continue to Ha Tinh (50 kms). PM: Driving to Cua Lo (70 kms). At leisure on beach. overnight in Cua Lo.
Day 14: Vinh-Ninh Binh
AM: Driving to Kim Lien (15 kms), visits of President Ho Chi Minh's native village. Onwards to Thanh Hoa (170 kms). Refreshment & refueling in Thanh Hoa. PM: Driving to Ninh Binh (60 kms). overnight in Ninh Binh.
Day 15: Ninh Binh-Hanoi
AM: Driving to Hoa Lu (10 kms) to visit Dinh & Le dynasty temples. Driving on village road (12 kms) to Tam Coc, sampan ride to Tam Coc Caves. PM: Driving to Hanoi (100 kms). overnight in Hanoi.
Day 16: Hanoi
Full day sightseeing of Hanoi by coach. AM: Visits of President Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, One-Pillar Pagoda, History Museum and Temple of Literature. PM: Visiting Bat Trang pottery village, Old Quarters and pedicab tour (1 hour) around town. overnight in Hanoi.
Day 17: Departure from Hanoi
Downtown shopping (ceramics, silver-carvings, and silk...) or at leisure before check-out. Transfer to airport for departure.
Trip Included :
- 1 motorcycle Minsk 125cc + third part insurance
- Gasoline, moto biking gears : helmet + waterproof saddle-bags
- Full board meals
- Accommodation in 2& 3star hotel inl. breakfast
- The most experienced guides and mechanics and the Discovery Indochina team
- Support car (depending on number of participants)
- All tickets and permits
Trip not included :
- Medical and repatriation insurance
- Individual spending
- All services not mentioned
Trip cost: in US$ and per person
US$1360 per person based on 4 person traveling together