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,
Saigon – Central Highlands – Mui Ne – Vung Tau – Saigon
Instead of taking the dreary and tiresome main highways as other motorbike tours do, we hit the countryside roads to get to the Central Highlands and then down to the coastal town of Mui Ne. The off roads around and through farmlands, plantations, reservoir lakes, jungles, and highland passes give you a vista into the natural beauty of Vietnam. The tour continues along the picturesque coastal road, on to Vung Tau before we return to Saigon by “limousine” mini van
Day 1: Saigon – Nam Cat Tien National Park, 192km
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 take the back roads through jungle of Ma Da and have an opportunity to explore the tunnels of Duong Minh Chau base of the Front for liberation of South Vietnam in the 60s.
We continue our drive on smaller roads through the fertile natural reserve before getting on another ferry taking us to nearby Nam Cat Tien National Park, a biodiversity park hosting many rare mammals, birds, reptiles and flora. 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 in hostel next to the park.
Day 2: Nam Cat Tien – Di Linh, 172 km
Today we head to the highlands where tea and coffee plantations dominate the area and the route will take us through some minority villages that rely heavily on growing and harvesting these staples. Meandering along trails, through and around waterways and the plantations to and from Da Pal lake is a highlight for today.
We’ll take an overnight stop in a little resort next to a water fall in Di Linh before tomorrow’s descent to the coast.
Day 3: Down hill to Mui Ne / La Gi, 130km/214km
After breakfast, we take a stunning winding drive down to the coast to the oceanfront town of Mui Ne.
During the trip can stop at vegetable and flower farms, hill tribe villages, and coffee plantations to get a look at the changes in land use as we emerge from the lower Central Highlands. Winding by forested mountains for much of the way, the road hits 1000 metres as we first ascend before traversing the pass for the descent, taking in some spectacular views along the way down to the coast. Some off road riding for fun is also counted on.
We can stop in Mui Ne for a relaxing afternoon on the beach and taking in some of the nightlife of busy Mui Ne. Or we can keep enjoying our ride through the coastal dragon fruit plantations to the relaxing beachside hamlet of La Gi.
Day 4: Mui Ne / Lagi – Vung Tau, 194km/110km
If we wake up in the early morning, you have chance to explore simple life of locals with their fishing net, small wooden boats and the one-man traditional fishing vessel, the coracle. After that, the days itinerary depends on our choice of destination the previous day.
If we stayed in Mui Ne on day 3, we have to depart Mui Ne at 7.30am, taking the picturesque costal road past some salt farms and many dragon fruit plantations before getting closer to the sea in Ho Tram and finally Vung Tau.
If the ride today starts from La gi, then take your time and enjoy a morning swim before the ride to Vung Tau. If time permits, we can have a short ride around the city for sightseeing.
The journey concludes after we travel back to Saigon by Hoa Mai or Toan Thang “limousine” mini van from Vung Tau.
This tour requires an adventurous spirit and a strong backside. Sturdy outdoor clothing and footwear is recommended.
For lunch, other food choices are also catered, including vegetarian.
Tips for guide/driver are appreciated
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