Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Hoi An – 7 Days

7/DaysHanoi - Mai Chau - Tan Ky - Phong Nha - Khe Sanh - Hue - Hai Van Pass - Hoi An

If you love two wheels and are looking for thrilling experiences in Vietnam, there could be no better choice than the Ho Chi Minh Trail. During the American War, the trail played an important role and was known as a military supply line running from the North to the South of Vietnam with a total length of over 2000 km. Today, it has become an ideal place for astute adventurers.

There are a lot of Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tours available for you to choose from, but this 7-day trip from Hanoi to Hoi An is often highly appreciated by our beloved travelers since it allows you to explore both Northern Vietnam and the best parts of the trail in Central. Discover the unique culture of ethnic minorities, admire the breathtaking scenery of high mountains, and challenge your riding skills on winding pass roads – all will be memorable experiences that no words can describe. Let’s join us and feel it by ourselves.

  • Tour Grade : Medium
  • Total Distance : 1290 km
  • Hours of Riding per day : 3- 5 Hours
  • Support :
  • Mix On-road and Off-road
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Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau (170 km)

Leaving the noisy Hanoi behind, we follow the dike road to avoid heavy traffic and ride straight to the northwest to Mai Chau. About 140 km from Hanoi center, Mai Chau is the home of Thai people, remarkably famous for its spectacular natural scenery and rich culture. Coming here, you will be fascinated by the beautiful terraced rice fields, impressive off-road paths, and peaceful villages surrounded by majestic mountains.

Soak up the fresh air of rural northern Vietnam and keep riding on winding roads to reach Mai Chau valley in the late afternoon. Spend the rest of today in a local homestay where you can chat with the host to learn more about the daily life of people here. After having a delicious dinner with traditional dishes of the Thai ethnic minority, we relax and enjoy a good night’s sleep to regain energy for the next ride.


  • Distance: 170 km
  • Accommodation: Homestay
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hanoi to Hoi An 1

Day 2: Mai Chau - Tan Ky (270 km)

It is a long trip to Tan Ky, so we will have an early start today. Saying goodbye to the beautiful Mai Chau valley, our motorbike team heads to Tan Ky – a pristine mountainous district of Nghe An province, where many traces of the legendary Ho Chi Minh campaign were kept.

From Mai Chau, we embark on Highway 15C to reach Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Although this road through the forest requires a few riding skills to conquer, it offers a wonderful view of the vast terraced fields that will surely satisfy your passion for sightseeing. On the way, we will stop at Ban Hieu – a small village hidden deep in the primeval forest to enjoy lunch and a cup of Vietnamese coffee.

In the afternoon, our crew rides straight to Tan Ky. Once we get to Kilometer Zero – the starting point of the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail, do not forget to pick up the camera and take some lovely photos to keep beautiful memories during your trip to Vietnam.


  • Distance: 270 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

One of the most prominent destinations on our 7-day tour is Phong Nha Ke Bang, and today we will ride a motorbike there. From Tan Ky, continue to follow the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail until we reach the town of Pho Chau. You will have some time to rest and drink water before embarking on the journey to conquer steep roads and the spectacular mountain path crossing Da Deo Pass. It is not a joke at all but could be the best part of the whole trip today.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park attracts visitors with majestic limestone mountains, enchanting underground rivers, and hundreds of cave systems. Many of us have probably heard of Son Doong – the largest cave in the world, and it is located here, right in the Phong Nha Ke Bang. Discover the splendid beauty of the national park before returning to the hotel to have dinner and rest.


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

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Day 4: Phong Nha Ke Bang - Khe Sanh (220 km)

Ride on the Ho Chi Minh Trail to Khe Sanh – a small district of Quang Tri province, where you can find many vestiges and historical relics of the Vietnam War.

There are two options to reach Khe Sanh from Phong Nha Ke Bang: one in the east and one in the west. However, we recommend you choose the western path that offers the beautiful scenery of the primeval forest and majestic mountains stretching to the horizon. If you are lucky enough, you might even come across wild animals like monkeys, langurs, deer, etc. feeding in the forest.

We will spend the whole afternoon exploring the Khe Sanh Museum and learning about the illustrious victory of the Vietnamese army in the Khe Sanh Battle. The 4th day of the trip ends with a good night’s sleep at a hotel in Khe Sanh.


  • Distance: 220 km
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 5: Khe Sanh - Hue (180 km)

Today’s ride opens the door for you to visit famous historical sites in Khe Sanh, such as Hamburger Hill, A Luoi, and Dakrong Bridge. Keep riding towards the sea, and our crew will pass Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River, which is known as the borderline between the North and South during the American War. Next, we take some time to visit the Vinh Moc Tunnel and the museum of the 17th parallel. All of these places are important historical sites of the Vietnamese people.

Join Highway 14 and then turn into dirt roads that are part of Laos’ territory. Enjoy late lunch here before we continue conquering forest trails and winding paths of Highway 49 to Hue. Dinner and overnight in the dreamy city of Hue.


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

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Day 6: Riding around Hue

After many long days of riding, it is time to relax today. Instead of challenging yourself on treacherous trails, we spend all day discovering the beautiful city of Hue. Enjoy the morning by riding around the city to admire the impressive natural scenery and taste famous dishes here such as Bun Bo Hue, Com Hen, Banh Beo, Nem Lui, and more.

In the afternoon, you can choose to relax at the beach or continue to jump on the motorbike and head to some of the famous tourist destinations in Hue. Known as the capital of Vietnam in the old-time, Hue is home to many ancient tombs, impressive architectural works, and stunning temples. Walking around Hue Citadel, Thien Mu pagoda, Khai Dinh tomb, etc., you will definitely be overwhelmed by the rich history of this peaceful land.


  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 7: Hue - Hoi An (170 km)

Enjoy the last moments of the trip before returning to Hanoi. Before leaving Hue, we will have some time to explore Tam Giang Lagoon and Lang Co Bay, one of the most beautiful bays in the world.

Our next destination is Da Nang, which is known as the most worth-living city in Vietnam. This ride allows you to feast your eyes on the splendid view of the most beautiful beaches in Central Vietnam. Stop at Hai Van Pass to admire the panoramic view of Da Nang city, and if time permits, we can conquer off-road routes near the pass. Have lunch in Danang and then, keep riding to the railway station where we send motorbikes and back to Hanoi. Our 7-day Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Hoi An ends safely in Hanoi full of fun and fascinating experiences.


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

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Prices for guided off-road Vietnam Motorbike Tour




One person 190 USD/day/person 220 USD/day/person
Two people 140 USD/day/person 160 USD/day/person
Three people 130 USD/day/person 150 USD/day/person
Four people 120 USD/day/person 140 USD/day/person
Five people 120 USD/day/person 140 USD/day/person
Six people 115 USD/day/person 135 USD/day/person
Seven people 110 USD/day/person 130 USD/day/person
From Eight people 105 USD/day/person 125 USD/day/person


  • English Speaking Tour Guide 
  • Well-Maintained Bikes – Gasoline
  • Safe & Exceptional Routes – No Highway – 20% offroad per day
  • Good Accommodation: 2 – 3 star hotels or homestays based on twins – triple
  • All meals on tour.
  • 1 bottle of water per day.
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas – ferry ticket



  • Riding Gears
  • Personal insurance – Travel insurance (this is at your own risk)
  • Motorbike insurance to Cover any damages to the gear or the motorcycle
  • Air ticket – Visa fee 
  • Tip, Drinks, Beers, Wine 
  • Personal Expenses, and Other Expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy
  • International Airport Pickup – Drop Off
  • Transportation from your hotel to the departure spot 
  • The Hotel at night Before / After riding


  • For a group of from 
    • 5 riders, The professional Mechanic comes for free
    • 8 riders, Free 1 Night Ethnic Entertainment in Homestay (Under 8 riders USD 70 / 1 Ethnic Dance)
    • 12 riders and a Truck is free for escorting ( Under 12 riders, it will be USD 150 / 1 day )
  • A single stay will cost USD 30 / 1 night / 1 single room.
  • The cameraman costs  USD 180 / 1 day.  
  • If tours do not depart/ end at the departure spot, the surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to the departure spot is USD 120 / bike.
  • VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUEST.


  1. Deposits and Payment Policy
  • We require a deposit of 30% of the total upon confirmation of booking the tour. The remaining balance will be paid 45 days before departure. Your booking may be considered canceled if the full balance is not received by Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club by that time.
  • You can choose the payment method by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by you. 
  • After receiving your payment, we will issue you the final confirmation of the detailed itinerary and services via e-mail.
  1. Cancellation and Refunds
  • Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club takes no responsibility for any flight delays or scheduled changes at any stage throughout the trip. 
  • We have the discretion to change the itinerary or delay the tour due to weather, local conditions, politics, or various other reasons with our notification in advance.
  • During the tour, should you be found to break any of the rules without the prior exception from the tour leader, we have the discretion to cancel the tour with no refunds applied. 
  • During the tour, should your bike have minor technical problems, our guide/mechanic will attempt to fix it as quickly as possible. In the event that the bike can not be fixed within the day, we will endeavor to substitute a bike of a similar type to ensure your trip is not interrupted.
  • Should you have to cancel the tour due to special reasons, you may transfer your booking to another person. However, you will be liable for your nominee paying their monies in full.

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