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Vietnam: Motorcycling the Ho Chi Minh Trail tour
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Vietnam: Motorcycling the Ho Chi Minh Trail

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
16 days
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Highlights

  • Experience cyclo ride around the city Hanoi
  • Visit Ngam Ring, the famous underwater bridge
  • Explore Hoi An
  • Discover Ho Chi Minh City
  • Enjoy cycle to My Son, a world heritage site
  • Visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels

Short Description

This trip is a first – a motorcycle trip down the famous Ho Chi Minh trail from Hanoi to Saigon on primarily Honda or Suzuki 125 cc motorcycles. Along the way, you can share discussions with a guide who was part of the war – Le Van Cuong – and visit places that had meaning for him on the trail. During your ride, you will visit everything from Ho Chi Minh’s birthplace to the Chinese fishing town of Hoi An, to the hill retreat of Dalat. This is true Vietnam – a trip like no other. Part is on a new highway, part on dirt roads, part in towns, part in hill tribe villages (Se Dang, Pa Co, Bahnar, and others). Some of the hotels are excellent, but others are very, very basic – the “best available” – so be prepared. Part of the trip vividly shows the Vietnam of today, and part is recorded forever in history. As one cycler said, “I have traveled all around the world, but this is the first time I have traveled in the world.”

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Hanoi
End City Saigon

Trip Includes

  • Accommodations as listed, including all service charges and taxes
  • Honda or other quality motorcycles
  • All ground transfers
  • All excursions with expert English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to museums, temples, etc.
  • All meals as indicated with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi. Visit Old Quarter and Water Puppet Show

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Serenade Hotel, Maison D’hanoi  or Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Arriving in Hanoi, you will clear customs and immigration. Leaving the airport, you will be met by your guide, holding a sign with your name on it. He will transfer you to your hotel. The morning is free to wash up and rest.

Around 2 PM, you will meet in the lobby of the hotel for a cyclo ride around the city and its Old Quarter. Hanoi, located at the confluence of the Red and Duong Rivers, has come a long way from the stilt houses of the stone and bronze age dwellers of four and five thousand years ago. Several myths link Hanoi’s origins to the center of the earth: Visions of soaring dragons and fears of invasions or fierce winds from the north. Between Chinese power struggles, peasant rebellions, invasions from warring Mongol hordes, the French occupation and American bombing, the city has undergone and continues to undergo tremendous growth and change.   Today’s Hanoi, “the city inside a bend of the Red River,” is a blend of thousand-year-old temples, tube houses, neo- Parisian buildings, and new, modern hotels and office buildings.

In the afternoon, you can take a cyclo tour around the city and walk a bit near your hotel in the Old Quarter. Here many tiny streets join to sell a huge diversity of products. In the old days, each street bore the name of the product sold – “Shoe Street,” “Noodle Street,” and the like. Today, the streets sometimes sell a variety of items, but often the names are accurate. The Old Quarter also houses some of the most interesting art galleries and fashion houses.

Late in the day, you will have an opportunity to attend the famous Water Puppet Show, with its introduction to Vietnamese history and mythology. At night, you will have a welcome dinner.

Day 2: Tour Hanoi And Train To Vinh

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

A real treat is to rise early before breakfast and walk down to Hoan Kiem Lake. Here you will join the locals in their morning Tai Chi exercises. Returning to the hotel or stopping near the lake, you will eat breakfast and then take a tour of the city. Your path will take you past the granite and concrete mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh lies in state and the government buildings. Leaving the museum, you will walk around Hoan Kiem Lake in the middle of the city passing the One Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong to celebrate the birth of his only son, and Ho Chi Minh’s house, given him by the people of the country in thanks for his leadership. If time permits, you will also visit some of the most important temples of Hanoi.

In the afternoon, you can visit the Ethnic Museum, a very interesting place, given the destinations and people you will meet on your tour.  Then you can head to some back roads and try out your new Honda motorcycles.

After an early dinner, you will catch the overnight train to Vinh. Your individual Honda motorcycles will be put on the train with you.

Day 3: Arrive Vinh. Cycle To Huong Khe (63 Miles)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Duc Tai Hotel

You will arrive in Vinh early in the morning. Vinh is one of those towns that has never quite recovered from the various 20th century wars. Much of the post-war rebuilding was financed by the East Germans, and could be called “pre- dilapidated construction”.

Here, however, you will “hit the road”, cycling first on Rte. 46 and then on Rte. 15 – the old Ho Chi Minh Trail and the new Ho Chi Minh Highway. About 9 miles from Vinh on Rte. 46, you will stop at the birthplace of Ho Chi Minh in the village of Kim Lien. The place is truly a shrine to the Vietnamese and visited by few westerners. After paying respects to Uncle Ho, you head to the HCM Highway via Thanh Chuong District. You cross the Lam River on the Nam Dan Bridge and then drive primarily on dirt and village roads. About 25 miles from Thanh Chuong is lunch in the tiny town of Pho Chau.

After lunch, you continue on Rte. 15 to Dong Loc Junction. Here a unit of ten young female volunteers, aged 17 to 20 and led by Vo Thi Tan, was assigned to keep the road open to traffic. Despite repeated heavy bombardments, they stayed at their post, using only shovels and hoes to level bomb craters. During an air attack on July 24, 1968, they were all tragically killed. A monument engraved with the names of the ten heroines was erected on a hill at the Dong Loc Road Junction.

You also visit Volunteer Youth Museum, where you can learn more about the Ho Chi Minh Trail. This point used to be the main junction of the supply line during the war against the United States. American aircrafts heavily bombarded the area in repeated efforts to destroy the junction. The 12-mile section of road underwent 2,057 air bombardments.

It is about 10 miles to our destination for the night Huong Khe. Here you will stay in the Truong Son Hotel. The hotel has 15 rooms that are clean but small and offers A/C and hot water. It is quiet and off of the main road.

Day 4: Huong Khe To Dong Hoi (131 Miles)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Cosevco Nhat Le Hotel

Today’s ride is  on  a  new  highway  that  may  still  be  slightly  under  construction.  The  road  is  not  busy  at  all.  En route, you will come to Khe Ve Junction and Pheo a the very first branch of the Ho Chi Minh Trail into Laos and an area that was heavily bombed during the war.  About  1½  miles  from  Khe  Ve  was  the  headquarters  of  the Truong Son Troops, the starting point of the petroleum pipeline as well  as  the  communications  and  liaison  lines. Needless  to  say,  these  areas  were  heavily  bombed  during  the  war.

Continuing on from Pheo, you will arrive in Phong Nha around noon. After lunch, you can see Ngam Ring, the famous underwater bridge, and spend some time exploring the Phong Nha caves. Here you can take a sampan for a short ride along the Son River and into the caves themselves. The Phong Nha cave system covers an area over 20 miles wide and is currently being restored as an UNESCO World Heritage site.

As early as the 9th century, the caves were used as a place of worship by the Chams – people who came to Vietnam from Indonesia, Polynesia and Malaysia, and built a formidable civilization in the country. Inside are giant stalagmites and stalactites. During the Vietnam war, the caves were used by the north Vietnamese as a field hospital, and the entrance to the caves bears witness to heavy fighting.

From Phong Nga, you have about 25 more miles to your destination – Dong Hoi Town.

Day 5: Dong Hoi To Dong Ha In Quang Tri (110 Miles)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Mekong Delta Hotel

Today’s ride is on new highway that is not busy. Along the way, you will stop at Truong Son National Cemetery, Vietnam’s version of our Arlington National Cemetery. The soldiers buried here all fought for the North and were mostly soldiers of the 559th Corps – among the 25,000 men and women who died on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Although many bodies were never recovered, still there are 10,036 graves arranged according to geographic region and native province. Liet Si, or “martyr”, begins the inscription on each stone, followed by whatever details are known – name, date and place of birth, date of enlistment, rank and date of death.

This section of the trail also takes you across the Ben Tat Bridge, built by the VC over the Ben Hai River.    Arriving in Dong Ha, you will check into the hotel, and have some lunch.  In the afternoon, you drive to the mystic Vinh Moc Tunnel and the famous DMZ, Doc Mieu firebase and the hill tribe village of the BruaVan Kieu people. It is interesting to stop for a photo at the Ben Hai Bridge, the first suspension bridge built over the river, and see the pole where the U.S. flag used to fly.

Day 6: Dong Ha To Dakrong, Khe Sanh, Ta Con, Lang Vei, Ta Rut, A Luoi (106 Miles)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: A Luoi Guesthouse

Continuing west on Highway 9, you will pass the turnoff to Camp Carroll, another marine base. Climbing into the Truong Son foothills, the road veers south and the valley is dominated by a 750 foot high stump – the Rockpile. Until 1968, this peak was used by the Americans to direct artillery across the DMZ.

About 10 miles from Khe Sanh is the Dakrong Bridge and the road turns windy and narrow. A bit further, you will come to Huang Hoa, once known as Khe Sanh. In 1966, Khe Sanh was established as a forward base by General Westmoreland near Laos to secure Highway 9. Troop build-ups escalated, and on January 21, 1968, the NVA, in order to divert US attention from the future Tet Offensive, launched a full scale attack on the base. Three months later, after NVA losses estimated at 10,000 men, and US losses of about 500 men, the NVA quietly withdrew. Three months after that, the Americans also withdrew, leaving what has been described as a “lunar landscape behind.   Even today, the vegetation in this area is sparser than in many other war zones.

About 1 ½ miles from Khe Sanh is Ta Con Airbase and Lang Vei and the old French fort are about 12/1/2 miles away. After visiting these sites, you will return to Khe Sanh for lunch and then head out across the famous Dakrong River Bridge on Rte. 14. Near the town of Ta Rut, you will stop for a visit with the Pa Co people and a walk through their village.

From Ta Rut, you head over scenic Pe Ke Pass and then down to A Luoi for the night. Here you will stay in the simple A Luoi Guesthouse. Rooms have hot water, a fan, TV, but no A/C.

Day 7: Cycle to Hien, Than Mai and Hoi An (150 Miles)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hoi An Beach Resort

Today’s journey is all on Highway 14. For the first 69 miles, the road is new and quite good, although there are points of construction. There are also two long tunnels and very little traffic. The next 42 miles from Hien to Thanh My, are also good as are the first 25 miles from Thanh My to Ai Nghia. The last 25 miles of the day are on an older, bumpier road.

On the way, you drive through the A Shau Valley, stopping at the former battlefield of Ap Bia, or Hamburger Hill, made famous in the movies. Here at Hamburger Hill, unable to dislodge the 1200 NVA troops lodged in concrete bunkers on top of Ap Bia, the Americans built a road from Hue to the to the valley and tried again, with five battalions and much air support. The NVA somehow managed to fight their way out and cross the nearby border into Laos.

About 19 miles farther you will stop at a Ta Oi village, whose people are reminiscent of yesterday’s Pa Co. This next part of the journey is the best part of the whole route. You have a long 25-mile pass to cross through stunning scenery of primitive forests backed by the imposing Truong Son mountain range. There are two tunnels, one almost 1000 feet long and thrilling. After the first pass, you cross a second pass and arrive at Hien, where you will have lunch.

After lunch, you will continue on the Ho Chi Minh Hwy. to Thanh My. Here you can visit a village of Ka Tu people, living in a beautiful village along the nearby Cai River. The last 50 miles take you to the charming Chinese port of Hoi An.

Day 8: Tour Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hoi An Beach Resort

Hoi An, nestled on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Before the river silted up, Hoi An was one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia, and a center for East West exchange and trade. From the 2nd until the 10th century, Hoi An was one of the principal Cham cities. Over the years, Indian, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Thai, Indonesian, Spanish, American, Japanese, Filipino and Chinese ships docked in Hoi An. In the 19th century, as the result of warfare and environmental changes, Hoi An was replaced by Danang as a major port. Reflecting the diversity of the traders and missionaries that settled in the port (including Alexander of Rhodes), the  ancient  architecture  is  a  fascinating  mix  of  Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese.   The rooftops of Hoi An retain a magical old world Oriental feel and are a favorite subject for Vietnamese artists. In the early 1980s Hoi An’s ancient quarters and historical monuments came under the protection and restoration efforts of UNESCO and the Polish government.

You will spend the day visiting the town of Hoi An – walking the Japanese Bridge, visiting the different Chinese Assembly Halls and pagodas and walking the market.

In the afternoon, you will take a boat ride to some of the islands in the river. Here you can see some of the craftspeople at work – carvers, papermakers, and others.

Day 9: My Son To Dong Phu To Kham Duc (100 Miles)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Be Chau Giang Hotel

Time to hit the road again! You leave Hoi An in the morning and cycle to My Son, a world heritage site that is the Cham version of Angkor Wat, Bagan, Borobudur or Ayutthaya. For the Cham Empire that flourished in Vietnam from the 4th  to the 13th  centuries, My Son was the intellectual and religious center of the country, and perhaps served as the burial place for the Cham kings. If one considers that the Angkor Empire or that of Bagan only lasted about 3 centuries, the long reign of My Son is quite spectacular.

The Chams were primarily Hindu, but Hinduism came not by way of India, but from Indonesia (Java), in the 12th century. Most of the temples are dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva, considered by the Cham as the founder and protector of their dynasties. Many of the Cham elite studied in Java and commerce flourished between these two seafaring empires. Actually, in the 12th century, one of the Cham Kings married a Javanese woman. As you look at the buildings and towers, know that you are looking at an architectural mystery. People do not truly know exactly how the masons managed to fit the bricks so securely together or what sort of paste they used.

From My Son, you will continue along the highway, busy at first, until the road shifts and becomes smaller, although paved. Then the drive becomes challenging, but a lot of fun and progress is far slower.

You will continue driving along the river, but the road itself, new and not very busy, climbs up along a very steep valley with the river rushing below. If they have not been logged yet, you will come to a forest of very large trees and tropical undergrowth. The local people collect wild honey here and there are beautiful orchids. The river below is dotted with unique rock formations and there are waterfalls along the way. Actually, the government has been considering opening up gold mining operations in the area – something that could truly devastate the environment. You have a short pass to cross and a refreshing stop at a cool stream. Lunch will be in Dong Phu.

Leaving Dong Phu, eventually, you will come to the town of Kham Duc or Phuoc Son, and the local guesthouse – the Kham Duc Hotel with A/C, hot water, and clean rooms.

Day 10: Kham Duc To Kon Tum Via Dak To And Outpost Charlie (120 Miles)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation:  Indochine Hotel

You continue driving north on Highway 14 today on a bit of a bumpy section of the road to Kon Tum.

Today is really a day to visit different minority villages. You will drive over Lo Xo Pass, making lots of stops along the way to meet De and Trieng minorities, who live along the Dak Po Ko River. Along the river are many amazing hanging bridges, built by the local  people to cross  to the opposite shore. Lunch will be in Tan Canh, and you can visit a village of Se Dang, before driving on to Kon Tum.

Along the way, you also pass one of the key towns and battle sites of the Vietnam War – Dak To and outpost Charlie. Here in Dak To, in 1972, occurred one of the fiercest battles of the war – one of the last battles in which the Americans and Vietnamese fought together. Shortly afterwards, in 1973, the Americans withdrew from the war, leaving the South Vietnamese to fight on their own.  Nearby Charlie, was the ARVN or South Vietnamese Army stronghold, and site of a heroic struggle between the Viet Cong and the ARVN troops. Not too far from the town is Nguc Kon Tum, one of the most celebrated South Vietnamese prisons incarcerating Viet Cong.

Kon Tum itself is a town off of most of the tourist routes and a veritable garden in the highlands. Here you can visit the Catholic Church and the orphanage, based behind the Catholic Church in town and run by a group of French nuns. If time permits, you can also visit a beautiful Bahnar village near town. The Bahnar build their houses on stilts with thatched roofs. Like many villagers of the area, they also have a communal house for celebrating religious ceremonies and village festivals. For ten months of the year, they engage in agriculture, planting a variety of crops tobacco, jute, rice, cotton, maize, cinnamon, ginseng and many others. They practice strict crop rotation to maintain the fertility of the land. The remaining two months of the year are for festivals, visiting relatives, trading with other villages, repairing houses and getting married. Part of their heritage is the “ear blowing ceremony,” where a child of about a year has his ears cleansed to improve his adaptation to everyday life.

Day 11: Kon Tum To Buon Me Thuot Via Pleiku (150 Miles)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Dakruco Hotel

The new Ho Chi Minh Highway was built on the old trail, but from Kon Tum to Daklak, the historic HCM trail (Highway 14C), runs parallel to Highway 14 linking Kon Tum, Pleiku, and Buon Me Thuot.

You will continue cycling Highway 14 today, finding that traffic is busier than usual. Lunch will be in Pleiku. From here, you cycle along the Tun River and up over a pass. Along the way are coffee plantations and the stilt houses of the Central Highland’s largest ethnic group, the Gia Rai. These people stubbornly resisted the colonization of the French and, later, the town of Plei Me saw the first North Vietnamese battle of the Vietnam War in 1965. Domestic elephants are kept by many of the villages, and there are even sites where one can find elephant fossils dating back to the Neolithic and Paleolithic ages. Eventually, you will cross the Nha Rong pass down into Buon Me Thuot.

Buon Me Thuot is the provincial capital of Dac Lac Province and the site of the last battle of the Vietnam War in March 1975. If you stop in any villages, you might want to bring some salt, a gift prized by the villagers. Once in Buon  Me  Thuot,  you  are  greeted  by  the  sight  of  a  war memorial showing a liberation parade with the number 945 the first Russian tank to enter the city in March of 1975. On arrival, assuming it is open, you absolutely need to visit the ethnic museum in town, with its collection of everything from models of houses to clothes, to musical instruments, to games popular with the local people. At night you can stop by the beer parlors or sample the local coffee grown in the region. It is far and away the best coffee in Vietnam and worth bringing home.

Day 12: Lak Lake To Dalat (125 Miles)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Mercure Dalat Du Parc Hotel

This morning, you can drive out to Lak Lake on Rte. 27, a small paved road with poor surfacing and quite busy. Here you can take an elephant ride out to some of the surrounding villages.   There are said to be about 31 different ethnic groups in Dac Lac, each with their own traditional dress and customs. Some of the villages are known for elephant hunting and taming, some for weaving and other arts. The societies vary from matrilineal and matrilocal among the Rha De to patrilinear. Also at Dac Lac Lake, Emperor Bao Dai’s summer house is nestled on a hillside. Surrounded by mountains, hills and marshes, the lake is a haven for migrating storks and cranes, and is the site of spring boat and elephant races.

After lunch in Lak Lake, you continue on to Da Lat. The road is narrow, winding, but not busy. You have three passes to cross – Krong No, Chuoi, and Phu Son – for a total of about 31 miles of passes. The drive itself is quite beautiful and lined with dense forests. Late in the afternoon, you will arrive in the hill town of Da Lat.

Day 13: Dalat Touring

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Mercure Dalat Du Parc Hotel

Dalat is known as “The City of Love,” and is a favorite holiday resort for Vietnamese as well as the French. With evergreen forests, waterfalls, beautiful lakes, the country’s best flower gardens, and delicious fresh produce, Dalat has always provided a welcome respite from the heat of the lowlands. You can spend the day visiting the highlights of Dalat its gardens, cathedral, waterfalls, market, Valley of Love, convent, university and key pagodas.

Day 14: Drive Ho Chi Minh City (188 Miles)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Saigon or Caravelle Hotel

The homestretch, but you will drive it, since the road is so very crowded and busy! On the way, you will stop for lunch in Bao Loc, where you can also see the impressive Dambri Waterfall. In the afternoon, you will finally arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and the famous Rex Hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or wander on your own.

You might want to visit the ReaUnification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. Today this building is a museum  and venue for official receptions. Inside you can visit the private rooms of the president, the “War Room” from where the South Vietnamese forces were controlled, and, most poignantly, the room where the North Vietnamese army finally took control in 1975. A  second stop is at the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo Romanesque in form, Notre Dame is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam of the Sea. Tonight, weather permitting; you can have dinner outside at the Ben Thanh Market.

Day 15: Saigon and Cu Chi Tunnels

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Saigon or Caravelle Hotel

Your day begins with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments to the Vietnam War. Beneath the ground lie 200 km of tunnels, dug by hand and inhabited by the forces of the Viet Cong during the 10 conflict, which ended in 1975.  At its peak, prior to the Tet offensive, the tunnel complex was base to almost 10,000 troops. To this day, it remains one of the most powerful examples of how the war was fought.

From Cu Chi, you will return to Ho Chi Minh City. Here, you can stop at Cholon, the Chinese market. Tonight you will have a farewell dinner.

Day 16: Depart Vietnam For Home

Meals: Breakfast

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