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, which 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, 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, 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 yourself.

  • 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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Itinerary

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 Thai ethnic minority, we relax and enjoy a good night’s sleep to regain energy for the next ride.

Summary:

  • 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.

Summary:

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

Hanoi to Hoi An 2

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.

Summary:

  • 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 to 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, deers, 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.

Summary:

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

Hanoi to Hoi An 4

 

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 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.

Summary:

  • 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.

Summary:

  • 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 with 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 with full of fun and fascinating experiences.

Summary:

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

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Vietnam motorbike tours prices for a guided tour from Hanoi to Hoi An 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.

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