HOI AN MOTORBIKE TOUR TO SAIGON VIA CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AND MEKONG DELTA
updated: September 12, 2017
By Minh Hoang
This 12-day Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands, Mekong Delta takes you a ride on Ho Chi Minh trail to visit the best of Southern Vietnam where you can glance at the beauties of Kham Duc – Kon Tum – Pleiku – Buon Me Thuot – Lak – Dalat – Mui Ne – Saigon- Can Tho – Con Phung – Ben Tre
Day 11: Con Phuong motorbike tour to Ben Tre (160 km – 5 hour ride) (B, L, D)
Day 12: Ben Tre motorbike tour to Saigon (140 km – 4 hour ride) (B, L)
Day 1: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands, Mekong Delta : Hoi An motorbike tour to Kham Duc ( 140 km – 5 hour ride) (L, D)
Picking you up in Hoi An around 8.30 a.m for the memorable motorbike ride. Then you will have chance to explore you the rural life of locals such as: incense making, basket making village, rice paper making,…and then head to My Son Holyland where you can visit the ancient Cham Towers and learn about their history and culture,…
And then travel to the Ho Chi Minh trail where you can learn about the Civil War of Vietnam before 1975 as well as enjoy the breath-taking nature of the area,… reach to Kham Duc around 5p.m stay overnight in the small town.
Day 2: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands, Mekong Delta: Kham Duc motorbike tour to Kon Tum: ( 170 km – 6 hour ride) (B, L, D)
Leaving Kham Duc for Kon Tum, we will visit other ethnic minority villages such as Churu, Tay, Nung,… to learn their tradition, customs, cultures. Continue following the Ho Chi Minh trail to visit Phoenix Airport and other important bases of the Southern Government before 1975, visit Vinh Son orphanages, Wooden Church (was built by French in 40s), stay overnight in Kon Tum.
Day 3: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands, Mekong Delta: Kon Tum motorbike tour to Pleiku ( 180 km – 6 hour ride) (B, L, D)
Leaving Kon Tum for Pleiku, we travel to Kon Ktu village to explore the daily life of Bana, learning more about their culture, custom, tradition,… and then head to Mang Den to enjoy the breath-taking nature and its wild life, visit “the Eyes of Pleiku” Sea Lake before we check in and stay overnight in Pleiku.
Day 4: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands, Mekong Delta: Pleiku motorbike tour to Cu Jut ( 230 km – 7 hour ride) (B, L, D)
Today we will visit rubber plantation, Ede ethnic minority village to experience pleasure with their unique culture,…etc. and then travel to Dray Sap and Dray Nu waterfalls (the biggest waterfalls in Vietnam) and enjoy in the Fairy Pool after a long day ride,… stay overnight in the bungalow next the Virgin waterfall in Cu Jut.
Day 5: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands, Mekong Delta: Cu Jut motorbike tour to Lak ( 100 km – 3 hour ride) (B, L, D)
After breakfast. we will leave Cu Jut to visit the locals to learn how they pro
cess the coffee and taste the best coffee of Vietnam, the brick making factory, and then trek to the top of the Elephant Mountain to enjoy the panoramic view of the area.
Also, we ride to Jun village where you can learn more about the M’nong hill tribe’s culture and their elephant hunting legendary, having some great shots of fishermen on Lak Lake in the dusk. We stay overnight in natural Lak Lake where you can choose a hotel or homestay with locals.
Day 6: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands, Mekong Delta: Lak motorbike tour to Dalat (165 km – 5 hour ride) (B, L, D)
You can ride elephant or boat to pass the Lake to visit M’lieng ethnic minority viilage and then explore Jun village to learn more about the rural life of M’nong tribe. Stop at foot of the mountain to see how locals make chopsticks, incenses,…and the farmers who cultivate goods on their lands such as flowers, coffee, tea, mushrooms, vegetables, then head to Dalat and visit the highlights of Dalat such as Crazy House, Dragon Pagoda, Former Railway Station,… arriving in Dalat around 5p.m
Day 7: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands, Mekong Delta: Dalat motorbike tour to Mui Ne (150 km – 5 hour ride) (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we visit Lat village to learn more about the rural life of highlanders, K’ho, the original residents of Dalat. Then visit Meditation Monastery, Paradise Lake, stop on the peak of Dami mountain to take some great shots of the panoramic view of the area. And then we motorbike ride to Luong Son and visit the highlights of Mui Ne area such as: white and red sand dunes, fairy springs, fishing village,…ect before arriving in your hotel around 5 pm
Day 8: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands, Mekong Delta: Mui Ne motorbike tour to Saigon (220 km – 7 hour ride) (B, L, D)
We can today visit the colorful fishing market, Champa Towers and their culture, get on the cable car and travel to Takou Mountain and and visit Reclining Buddha,… Thuong Chieu Monastery Pagoda, Minh Dam Army Base and Cu Chi Tunnels to learn more about the war. Head to Saigon and visit the highlights of the area like Reunification Palace, Ben Thanh Market,… arrive in the hotel where you want in Saigon around 5 pm.
Day 9: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands, Mekong Delta: Saigon motorbike tour to Can Tho (210 km – 7 hour ride) (B, L, D)
You will leave busy Saigon for Can Tho, on the way you will visit and learn how to make the well-known Go Den rice-wine and get to try it for yourself. Next on to Song Hau, you will explore the fruit plantations, where they have various kinds of fruit that you might want to try some in this tropical area of the Mekong Delta.
Last, you will visit the traditional ceramics and incense village. At night, you can enjoy having dinner and listening to the traditional folk music on the Hau Giang River. You will then go to Can Tho where you will stay at a home stay.
Day 10: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands, Mekong Delta: Can Tho motorbike tour to Con Phuong (150 km – 5 hour ride) (B, L, D)
You will visit the Cai Rang floating market. Then, you will move to Dong Thap Muoi and learn more about the war in Vietnam at the Xeo Quyt battle field. After that, you will explore the Tram Chim national park and Thap Muoi Lotus fields.
You will enjoy the traditional mat making and wearing villages. My Tho market is also worth visiting to understand the daily life of the locals. You will also explore the snake farms in Dong Tam. At night you will home stay on the small island of Con Phuong.
Day 11: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands, Mekong Delta: Con Phuong motorbike tour to Ben Tre (160 km – 5 hour ride) (B, L, D)
Leave for Song Be and sit on a boat and cruise along the small canals and then enjoy eating lunch with the locals. You will then visit the local villages where they make art work from coconuts. Stay overnight in Ben Tre.
Day 12: Hoi An Motorbike Tour to Saigon via Central Highlands, Mekong Delta: Ben Tre motorbike tour to Saigon (140 km – 4 hour ride) (B, L)
Heading back to Saigon you will visit the villages where they make coconut cakes and rice paper. Next, you will stop by the honey tea factory and a fishing village. Lastly, you will explore the Nam Ki historic vestige and the Cao Dai Temple and return to Saigon around 5pm.
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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).
+ Motorbike(s) (Honda or Yamaha)
+ Driving gears
+ Gasoline on tour
+ English speaking guides
+ Mechanic (only for group from 6 passengers)
+ Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary (based on Twin or Double room)
+ Homestay permission
+ Meals as indicated in the itinerary
+ Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees
+ Coffee or bottled water or 1 soft drink for every stopover en route.