Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tours from Hanoi to Nha Trang – 10 Days

10/DaysHanoi → Mai Chau → Tan Ky → Phong Nha → Khe Sanh → Hue → Hai Van Pass → Hoi An → Quy Nhon → Nha Trang

For a long time during the Vietnam War, Ho Chi Minh Trail was considered a lifeline connecting the North and the South of Vietnam. Today, this legendary trail has become a top-notch destination for experienced riders who love adventure and want to learn about the heroic history of the Vietnamese people.

Departing from Hanoi, our 10-day motorbike tour from Hanoi to Nha Trang will take you to the mountains of Northern Vietnam via Mai Chau before heading to Nha Trang on the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail. From majestic mountains, mysterious forests, rustic villages, magnificent passes to challenging off-road paths, and gorgeous beaches – all are waiting for you ahead. This is truly a great trip passing through many of the most prominent travel spots in Vietnam that promise to bring you a lot of new and different experiences.

  • Tour Grade : Medium
  • Total Distance :
  • Hours of Riding per day : 3- 5 Hours
  • Support :
  • Mix On-road and Off-road
Only From : 1590
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Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau (180 km)

Start your 10-day Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tour with a fantastic ride to Mai Chau – a beautiful valley filled with immense rice fields and stunning stilt houses. Ride on the dyke paths to get out Hanoi and then, embark on mountain roads heading to Mai Chau. Feast your eyes with the incredible scenery in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam and do not forget to take lovely photos to keep memories.

After lunch, we follow small paths leading to the mountains surrounding the Mai Chau valley in order to get closer to the peaceful villages of ethnic minorities. You can even pay a visit to a local family to chat and learn about their lifestyle. The first day of our trip ends with a hearty dinner and a good night’s sleep at a stilt house of Thai people in Mai Chau.

Summary:

  • Distance: 180 km
  • Accommodation: homestay
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hanoi to Mai Chau

Day 2: Mai Chau - Tan Ky (290 km)

We will have an early start as it is a long trip today. From Mai Chau, we head south on a small, rugged path that follows the banks of Ma River. Keep riding until we reach the town of Cam Thuy, where lunch is served at a roadside restaurant.

In the afternoon, our motorbike team set off for Tan Ky on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Known to be part of the legendary trail, but this route has now been built into a highway, making it quite easy to conquer. On the way, we can spend some time to take pictures of Vietnam’s picturesque landscape and chat with hospitable locals. After reaching Tan Ky, we have dinner and overnight at a local hotel.

Summary:

  • Distance: 290 km
  • Accommodation: hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

mai chau to tan ky

Day 3: Tan Ky - Phong Nha Ke Bang (280 km)

Today’s destination is Phong Nha Ke Bang, the paradise of the most beautiful and magnificent underground caves in the world. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park appeals to visitors for the majestic limestone mountains that were formed more than 400 million years ago. It is also home to Son Doong – the largest cave in the world. A trip to Son Doong is not a joke at all that requires both effort and money. Today, it is an ideal destination for keen adventurers who are craving for a completely different experience in life.

After long hours of riding on winding roads, it is time to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Phong Nha Ke Bang before heading to the hotel for dinner and rest.

Summary:

  • Distance: 280 km
  • Accommodation: hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tan Ky - Phong Nha Ke Bang

Day 4: Phong Nha Ke Bang - Dong Hoi (60 km)

There are tons of exciting activities available in Phong Nha Ke Bang so today, we still have some time to explore this park before heading to Dong Hoi. One of the must-try experiences here is to take a boat trip that lets you get closer to the beautiful natural scenery and magnificent caves. With a length of nearly 8,000 m, Phong Nha is known as one of the longest and most beautiful caves in the world. A boat trip to admire the impressive beauty of the stalactite system sparkling in professionally designed colorful LEDs will be an unforgettable experience in your life.

In the afternoon, our crew rides on the beautiful roads down to Dong Hoi – a peaceful coastal town where had been seriously devastated during the war. Check-in the hotel, then you can relax in the room or enjoy sunbathing on the beach. Immerse in the pristine natural scenery and refresh yourself to regain energy for the next trip.

Summary:

  • Distance: 60 km
  • Accommodation: hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Dong Hoi - Khe Sanh (200 km)

The 5th day of our tour starts with a ride to Khe Sanh, where one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War took place. Today, we will see the real Ho Chi Minh Trail, which stands out with the magnificent natural scenery on both sides. Ride through the foothills that have been heavily damaged by Agent Orange, and you can somehow feel the heroic history of the Vietnamese nation.

Keep heading to Vinh Moc Tunnel, Hien Luong Bridge, and Truong Son Cemetery to reach Khe Sanh in the late afternoon. Along the way, you can make some stops to relax and take a look at the historic sites of the war. Dinner and overnight at the local hotel in Khe Sanh.

Summary:

  • Distance: 200 km
  • Accommodation: hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dong Hoi - Khe Sanh

Day 6: Khe Sanh - Hue (180 km)

Continue to embark on the Ho Chi Minh Trail to reaching Hue – the most peaceful ancient city in Central Vietnam that has enough charm to keep you staying for several days. This route offers you a great opportunity to explore some famous historical sites during the Vietnam War, such as Da Krong Bridge, A Shau Valley, etc.

Cross Hamburger Hill and ride on winding roads to A Luoi which is home to Bru Van people. Admire the breathtaking scenery along the way and continue to head to the beautiful city of Hue. After a long day of riding, relax at a local hotel to regain energy for the next challenge.

Summary:

  • Distance: 180 km
  • Accommodation: hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Khe Sanh - Hue

Day 7: Hue - Hoi An (150 km)

After breakfast, we will spend the whole morning today exploring Hue city before making our way to Hoi An. Hue Citadel will be our first destination, but instead of riding a motorbike, we will come here by car. Located on the north side of Huong River, it is a massive palace complex consisting of 4 citadels: Hoang Thanh, Tu Cam Thanh, Dai Noi, and Tran Binh Dai. If time permits, you can also visit some famous nearby places like Khai Dinh tomb, Thien Mu pagoda, etc.

Enjoy lunch with local specialties and then conquer Hai Van Pass, one of the largest passes in Vietnam to reach Hoi An. Overnight in this ancient town.

Summary:

  • Distance: 150 km
  • Accommodation: hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hue to Hoi An

Day 8: Touring around Hoi An

There are tons of interesting things in this beautiful old town so it would be a big mistake if we didn’t take time to explore Hoi An.

Due to its favorable geographical location, Hoi An was once known as a famous trading port of Vietnam in the 15th to 19th centuries. Coming here, visitors will definitely be fascinated by the ancient beauty of traditional buildings, weathered temples, and unique structures that have been well preserved over time. Do not forget to bring your camera to capture wonderful pictures as you cross the stunning Japanese Bridge or walk or wander the narrow streets of the Old Town.

In the afternoon, we ride to Cua Dai beach, just 6 km from the town. Immerse in the blue sea, white sand, and yellow sunshine to refresh yourself and ready for the next trip.

Summary:

  • Distance: 150 km
  • Accommodation: hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Hoi An - Quy Nhon (170 km)

Boasting amazing coastal roads, it could be one of the most marvellous rides in the whole journey. From Hoi An, we ride on the National Highway 1 and carry on along the wonderful coastline to Quy Nhon – real heaven for beach lovers. Compared to the previous days, today’s ride is much smoother.

After arriving in Quy Nhon, our motorbike team check in to the beachfront hotel, admire the stunning landscape, and feel the salinity of the sea before having dinner and enjoying a good night’s sleep here.

Summary:

  • Distance: 170 km
  • Accommodation: hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Quy Nhon - Nha Trang (200 km)

It is another day filled with impressive coastal scenery. Keep embarking on the beautiful coastal roads to Nha Trang where lunch is served. Enjoy the last memorable moments of the trip before we fly back to Hanoi. Our Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorcycle Tour from Hanoi to Nha Trang – 10 Days ends safely in the capital city and hope to see you soon in your next exciting adventures in Vietnam.

Summary:

  • Distance: 170 km
  • Accommodation: hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Vietnam motorbike tours prices for a guided tour from Hanoi to Nha Trang on the Ho Chi Minh Trail

*Full package, no hidden cost surprises
*Hardcode, many off-road challenges to experience! 

GUIDED TOUR

(20% OFF-ROAD)

HONDA XR150L

HONDA CRF250L

SUZUKI DRZ400

One person 209 USD/day/person 229 USD/day/person 249 USD/day/person
Two people 189 USD/day/person 209 USD/day/person 229 USD/day/person
Three people 169 USD/day/person 189 USD/day/person 209 USD/day/person
From four people 159 USD/day/person 179 USD/day/person 199 USD/day/person

 

GUIDED TOUR

(25-70% OFF-ROAD)

HONDA XR150L

HONDA CRF250L

SUZUKI DRZ400

One person 219 USD/day/person 239 USD/day/person 259 USD/day/person
Two people 199 USD/day/person 219 USD/day/person 239 USD/day/person
Three people 179 USD/day/person 199 USD/day/person 219 USD/day/person
From four people 169 USD/day/person 189 USD/day/person 209 USD/day/person

The tour includes

  • Well-experienced tour guides who can speak English fluently and understand customers’ needs.
  • Professional mechanics for emergency cases.
  • A photographer & video recorder for a group of more than 5
  • Recent & Well-Maintained Japanese Bikes
  • Safe & Exceptional Routes
  • Good Accommodation: Eat and sleep in the best locations. Standard hotel or homestay based on double, twins or triple shared room.
  • All meals on tour: Enjoy local Vietnamese food and drink in every region you visit.
  • Gasoline
  • Boat trips on Lakes or Rivers
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas
  • Helmets/Gloves and Bright reflecting Jackets
  • Hotel pick up
  • Dirt on your SHOES and FACE or more
  • Videos of the tour (send 1 week after the tour)

The tour excludes:

  • Riding Long Pants (we recommend a pair of jeans)
  • Personal insurance (this at your own risk)
  • Coverage for any damages to gear or the motorcycle
  • Air ticket
  • Visa fee (approximately 25 USD/person, depending on nationality)
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Tip, drinks, personal expense and other expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy

Notes:

  • We provide vehicle support and driver with an extra price of 150 USD/day/ truck upon your REQUEST!
  • A single stay will cost 20 USD extra/ day
  • If tours do not depart/ end in Hanoi then surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to Hanoi is 120 USD/ bike.
  • VAT Excluded from the price, if you want VAT included, 10% of the total price will be added.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

  • To secure your bookings we require a minimal of 30% deposit. Full payment will be made by cash or credit on the first day of the tour.
  • The rider is responsible for any bank charges (surcharge 3,5% if you pay by credit card )
  • If you cancel the tour before the departure date, you will lose 100% of the deposit.
  • If you cancel the tour after the departure date, you will lose 100% of the total cost/ fee of the tour for any reason.
  • A deposit of US$ 100 – 1,000 or more is required for each motorcycle for use in the guided or self-guided motorcycle tours. In case of a self-caused accident, your own participation is up to US$ 2,000 or more.

“We promise to deliver the best balance for every single DOLLAR”

The 5th day of our tour starts with a ride to Khe Sanh, where one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War took place. Today, we will see the real Ho Chi Minh Trail, which stands out with the magnificent natural scenery on both sides. Ride through the foothills that have been heavily damaged by Agent Orange, and you can somehow feel the heroic history of the Vietnamese nation.

Keep heading to Vinh Moc Tunnel, Hien Luong Bridge, and Truong Son Cemetery to reach Khe Sanh in the late afternoon. Along the way, you can make some stops to relax and take a look at the historic sites of the war. Dinner and overnight at the local hotel in Khe Sanh.