Please note that this tour is designed as a self drive tour where you will be guided by one of our knowledgeable team. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that they are compliant with local motorbike license regulations. We can discuss this with you at the time of booking. If you would like to do the tour as a pillion rider, please contact us for more details,
Day 1: Saigon – Nam Cat Tien National Park
Distance to travel – 150 kms
Getting out of busy Saigon, we take the off roads to Nam Cat Tien National Park, around 150 kilometers away. A ferry brings us to the other side of Dong Nai River for our drive on to and around Tri An lake, the second largest in Vietnam and built for producing hydro power. We continue our drive by smaller roads through the fertile natural reserve before getting on another ferry taking us to the headquarters of Nam Cat Tien National Park. We’ll also stop by the Duong Minh Chau tunnels, a refuge for high ranking officers during the war. This section may prove to be the toughest of the trip. No worries about photo stops and lunch, we know that you are on vacation, we offer a very relaxed trip with many photo opportunities, and lunch is served whenever you need to eat!
Overnight stay in Green Bamboo Lodge
Day 2: Nam Cat Tien National Park – Di Linh
Distance to travel – 160 kms
Another exciting day with dust on your face, wind in your hair, camera at hand and poised for the next shot. We drive to Da Teh, an isolated town surrounded by tea and coffee plantations, and continue over mountains passes. Let yourself get swallowed up in the picturesque scenic highland, a sea of green everywhere you look to the endless horizon. As usual, we’ll stop anywhere and you can shoot at will.
In the late afternoon, we check in Juliet Villa Resort. Dinner with barbecued fish or free range chicken and local rice wine will make the night last longer. After that we can call it a day!
Day 3: Di Linh – Yok Don national park
Distance to travel – 260 kms
We leave Di Linh early for a beautiful ride to around Ta Dung lake , a quick swim in a lagoon of the Dray Nur is the best to refresh from bumpy roads.
Then, we hit the road again to Yok Don National Park that has one of the most biodiverse forests in Vietnam. We’ll have a break from riding in the late afternoon and do it another way; a ride behind the “mahout” or elephant riders. The elephant ride/swim is a real treat and a great way to see more of the park. The elephants at the Yok Don National Park are treated with a lot of care and respect, more than the elephants in the tourist sites elsewhere. Overnight in guest house of the park.
Day 4: Yok Don national park – An Khe
Distance to travel – 230 kms
Today, we ride along the back road through many minorities villages that other travellers will never have an opportunity to see. Overnight stay in Huong Binh hotel in An Khe, a transit town to the coast.
Day 5: An Khe – Son My
Distance to travel – 250 kms
Today, we will drive all along the way the Eastern part of Ho Chi Minh trail, through thick tropical jungle, coffee plantation, and scenic mountain passes to Son Tinh. The natural environment provided the North Vietnamese troops three canopies of cover during the war, so it will provide us with excellent cover during our ride through this picturesque area. Picnic lunch on the way. Over night in My Khe hotel next to My Khe beach.
Day 6: Son My – Hoi An
Distance to travel – 190 kms
Our accommodation locates us on beautiful My Khe beach; let’s have a walk on the beach with the locals or a swim to refresh after 5 days on the bike, then a visit to My Lai massacre site, a sombre reminder of the war. Recommencing our ride along Dung Quat bay, we pass by Chu Lai military airport built by US during the war. There are many sand dunes, lagoons, beaches on the final stretch of the ride to Hoi An.
After reaching Hoi An, we bid you fare well. Your trip can be continued up north or back to Saigon by bus, train or plan and we can help you with your travel plans as well as hotel/resort accommodation.
For lunch, other food choices are also catered, including vegetarian.
Tips for guide/driver are appreciated.
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