DA LAT MOTORBIKE TOUR TO HOIAN VIA BUON MA THUOT, PLEIKU, KON TUM
updated: September 16, 2017
By Minh Hoang
If you want to learn about a mysterious and liberal land by the characteristics of life that is surrounded by mountains – Central Highlands, this is the best choice for you. It is the Da Lat – a foggy city, nestled under the vast pine forests; A sunny and windy, brutal Dak Lak but equally mysterious and strange; a pristine Dak Nong with spectacular waterfall, poetic beauty; A Gia Lai with the bright yellow flower of the wild sunflowers and a Kon Tum filled journeys of historical significance. Central Highlands will certainly give you a quick overview of a country with many ethnic brethren living with diverse cultures, as well as what they went through in the war to have life as today. Taking this tour, make sure will bring you memorable experiences about the landscape, lifestyle and history lessons in the 2 fierce wars. Finish the tour you will be in an ancient city – Hoi An that has been recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage. Highlights: Dalat’s ‘must-see’ sights Elephant waterfall Ride through the spectacular landscapes K’ho and M’nong ethnic minority villages Lak Lake Elephant riding Dray Sap and Dray Nu waterfalls Ride along stunning scenery of Ho Chi Minh trail Bana and E’de minority villages Kon Ktu village and their traditional Rong House Dak To – Tan Canh battle fields Trekking through the rain forests
Da Lat Motorbike Tour to Hoi An via Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku, Kon Tum – Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Da Lat Motorbike Tour to Hoi An via Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku, Kon Tum: Dalat motorbike tour to Lak lake
At 8:00am, our guide will pick you up at your hotel. Before saying goodbye to this peaceful and friendly city, we will visit Crazy House – crazy ideal, crazy architecture, but very humanities. Following the mountain roads, we will head to the countryside of Lam Dong province, we will explore flowers and vegetables farm, Mushroom farm and we learn the way how to make Vietnam rice wine.
We continue to visit coffee plantations, silk-worm factory, Elephant fall and Linh An pagoda. After lunch at a local restaurant at the top of Phu Son pass, just feel free to trek around and take the best photos for yourselves. Then, we will hit the road to travel through the jungle to go to Lak Lake.
We check-in at the long-stilt-house or Lak resort for over-night stay.
Day 2: Da Lat Motorbike Tour to Hoi An via Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku, Kon Tum: Lak Lake motorcycle ride to Buon Me Thuot
This is one of the best days of the tour, so don’t miss anything! We will walk around the Jun village where M’Nong minority people live to learn more about the daily life of local people and their customs, culture as well. We cross Lak lake by boat or traveling on the back of elephant (extra pay)
Continuing to get on the motorbike to ride to Buon Me Thuot, we will stop at The Elephant rock mountain – trekking to the top of it to have a look the views around and Ede ethnic minority village where still keep their tradition long house . Also, we visit the local market where we will buy really special foods for our picnic lunch in the national park.
Following Ho Chi Minh trail, we will ride to Buon Me Thuot visiting the Dray Sap and Dray Nur Waterfall which is the biggest one in the Central Highland. We will swim in Fairy pool and take a water massage from waterfall. ur guide will cook special foods for the lunch (Secret).
We come back Buon Ma Thuot city and overnight here.
Day 3: Da Lat Motorbike Tour to Hoi An via Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku, Kon Tum: Buon Me Thuot motorbike ride to Pleiku
Let’s enjoy the best coffee of the coffee homeland in Vietnam before heading to the Pleiku.
A long ride today on the Ho Chi Minh trail, we will stop at Rubber tree plantations, Black pepper farm and visit the local house to learn how to make rice paper and rice noodle. This is the good chance to try to experience the daily life of Highlanders!
Day 4: Da Lat Motorbike Tour to Hoi An via Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku, Kon Tum: Pleiku motorbike ride to Kon Tum
Get out the city, we will ride to Sea Lake – the Eyes of Pleiku. Then continuing the Ho Chi Minh trail to travel to Kon Tum where you can visit wooden church that is combined of European style and culture of the Central Highlands Vietnam, Kon K’tu ethnic village with their tradition Rong House, Vinh Son Orphanage (If you want)
Day 5: Da Lat Motorbike Tour to Hoi An via Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku, Kon Tum: Kon Tum motorbike ride to Kham Duc
Wake up in the early morning to enjoy the fresh air of the highland town and walk around to visit Kon Tum market. After breakfast, we will get on the motorbike for visiting, Dak To – Tan Canh battle field, Phoenix airport, Charlie Hill, Indochine Three Corner. These places is good for the people want to learn more about Vietnam history. Then, continuing ride on the Ho Chi Minh trail – always very good road to enjoy the riding and beautiful landscapes.
Arrive in Kham Duc, a little town of Quang Nam province to overnight.
Day 6: Da Lat Motorbike Tour to Hoi An via Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku, Kon Tum: Kham Duc motorbike trip to Hoi An or Da Nang
Another day on the Ho Chi Minh trail, we will leave Kham Duc for Hoi An or Da Nang. On the way we will enjoy waterfall on the Ho Chi Minh trail and visit pineapple plantation and enjoy a fresh pineapple there. We will also visit Cao Dai temple and visit Cham tower. We will see how people make incense.
Arrive in Hoi An around 4:00pm or Danang at around 4:30pm.
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* ACCOMMODATION: – We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels that reflect the character of the local area as well as being as centrally located as possible, all the while striving to keep the cost affordable.
– Your trip will stay in a range of hotels / guesthouses with standardized quality.
– Please be aware that some hotel rooms, especially those in major urban centres or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.
– Rooms are en-suite and either twin- or triple-share, depending on what you have booked. If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex otherwise you can pay a supplement to possess a single room
– If you are traveling as a couple and would prefer to have a double bed, please officially request a double room with us. We never presume that two people traveling together are a couple, even if you share the same surname, unless informed otherwise.
* MEALS: – Your included meals are detailed in the ‘More Inclusions’ section of this document.
– Breakfasts are included every day in the hotel (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in Asia, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well. Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodation places, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.
– If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent when you book, or make note by email before you set out. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Asia. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.
* Ten Tips to Survive Vietnam’s Traffic: + DON’T spend hours waiting to cross the street on foot: that constant tide of traffic won’t stop until late at night, so
+ DO as the Vietnamese do: take the plunge and inch slowly across. Observe the Miracle of the Red Sea, as the traffic parts like magic, flowing smoothly in front of you or behind, meeting up again on the other side.
+ DON’T make any sudden or unpredictable movements: freeze if you have to, but never lunge forward or backward towards the safety of the sidewalk. In fact, you can do just about anything, but do it with conviction!
+ DON’T forget, if you’re riding or driving, to look where you’re going – all the time: if you hit anything in front of you, then it’s your fault.
+ DO give way to any vehicle bigger and noisier than yours. Trucks and buses are particularly dangerous: often old, sometimes unsafe and usually all over the road.
+ DO watch out for unfamiliar obstacles: water buffaloes, rocks of various sizes, broken-down trucks…, people sitting in the road, missing bridges, girls in ao dai cycling five abreast, slow-moving mountains of farm produce, dog fights, impromptu football matches, piles of building materials – and almost no light on anything at night..
+ DON’T hesitate to take evasive action – even if this sometimes means leaving the tarmac or coming to a dead stop.
+ DO try to avoid getting involved in one of the all-too-frequent minor accidents that plague Vietnam’s roads (and the major ones as well, of course), but if you are unlucky,
+ DON’T lose your cool, in spite of the interference of the large and vocal crowd that may gather: try to settle things amicably and swiftly. Sometimes, paying a reasonable amount of money will save you a lot of hassle.
+ DO remember that the only rule is: you’re not allowed to bump into anybody… irrespective of what they did or should have done, or of what the road signs or traffic lights were telling them to do. Some people still seem to think that anything red means forward, comrade
* Tipping for guides & mechanic: Our crews never expect tips themselves and will not ask for any; that’s not what friends do! However, so if you are really satisfied with all of what they did for you, please don’t mind tipping them a bit with a normal norm of US$ 7 – US$ 10/person for a guide per day and US$ 3 – US$ 5/person for a mechanic per day. (just don’t forget Mum’s souvenir).