LOOP OF SAIGON MOTORBIKE TOUR TO DA LAT, NHA TRANG, MUI NE
updated: September 25, 2017
By Minh Hoang
This Saigon Motorcycle Tour definitely provide riders with the chance to see Bao Loc town and eternal Da Lat city of the imposing Central Highlands of Lam Dong and to discover the magnificent beaches of Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa Province) and Mui Ne (Binh Thuan Province). On the way, you enjoy the views of the rubber, coffee, and tea plantations, flower and vegetable farms from Saigon to Dalat as well as spectacular mountain passes and beautiful waterfalls. Also, plenty of grapes and dragon fruit farms and nice beaches can be seen on the way from Nha Trang to Saigon. You should not miss the time for the beach breaks in the best coastline of Vietnam!
Day 1 : Saigon Motorbike Tour to Da Lat, Nha Trang, Mui Ne: Saigon Motorbike Tour to Bao Loc (Lam Dong)( 180 Km) (-/L/D)
The journey northwards begins as we depart Ho Chi Minh and pass through tea and coffee plantations to Bao Loc. On the way stops to visit the green tea farms, the cascade waterfall, Pongour, mushroom farms, silkworm villages and silk processing chains, coffee plantations, vegetable and flower farms. Arrive in Bao Loc. Overnight in Bao Loc.
Day 2 : Saigon Motorbike Tour to Da Lat, Nha Trang, Mui Ne: Bao Loc motorcycle ride to Dalat city (Lam Dong) ( 140 km – 4,5 hours ride) (B/L/D)
Leaving Bao Loc for Dalat, visit the green tea farms, the cascade waterfall, Pongour, mushroom farms, silkworm villages and silk processing chains, coffee plantations, vegetable and flower farms.
Arrive in Dalat around 3 p.m. The rest of time, we will ride our bikes to explore the best highlights of Da Lat. Overnight at hotel in Da Lat.
Day 3 : Saigon Motorbike Tour to Da Lat, Nha Trang, Mui Ne: Da Lat Motorbike Tour to Nha Trang ~ 210 km (B/L/D)
Today we enjoy a ride through the charming pine hill to the summer residence of Vietnam’s last Emperor Bao Dai. He was forced to abdicate in 1945, shortly after the end of the World War II. This mansion displays a lovely collection of Vietnam treasures. We follow it with a trip to the sacred Lam Ty Ni Pagoda and the Hang Nga Guesthouse. This construction is well known as the Crazy House because of its bizarre architecture.
The lively central market and the old rail station are also visited before we travel by roads passing through the undulating terrains to the picturesque coastal town of Nha Trang. En route we make stopover at the scenic Ngoan Muc Pass and the Po Klong Jarai Cham Towers. These amazing structures represent an interesting culture and a colorful history of the Cham people in central coast areas. O/N in Nha Trang.
Day 4: Saigon Motorbike Tour to Da Lat, Nha Trang, Mui Ne: Nha Trang Motorbiking Tour to Mui Ne Cape (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. 8h00: Our motorbike tour will start leaving to Mui Ne, on the way we will stop by Ca Na and some other beautiful beaches to take a break as well as photos or if needed, you can jump on the sea to soak up yourself. Upon arrival in Mui Ne, we’ll check in at hotel then ride to a local restaurant for a lunch.
In this afternoon, we will ride our bikes to visit Fishing villages, Hong Stream, Golden Sand Dunes and Flying Sand Dunes, right here you can engage some optional outdoor games to make funs by yourself such as skating on sand or flying a kite… The rest of time, you could take a bath on Mui Ne beach and view sunset. Overnight at hotel in Mui Ne
Day 5 : Saigon Motorbike Tour to Da Lat, Nha Trang, Mui Ne: Mui Ne Cape Motorbiking Tour via Phan Thiet to Saigon (B/L/-)
Morning, breakfast & check out. Back on our motorbike and ride 35kms forwards to famous Phan Thiet. On the way, pay a visit at the Fairy stream, then pause to discover the fishing village of Mui Ne and further on is the enormous red sand dunes. Continue your trip and enjoy the motor ride with stop to discover Van Thuy Tu – a temple where fishermen in Phan Thiet believe and worship their God of the Sea. We then have a lunch at a local restaurant before riding back to Saigon. End of the trip Overnight in Saigon.
Activities: 230 Km of riding (6 hours) Swimming & sight seeing.
LOOP OF SAIGON MOTORBIKE TOUR TO DA LAT, NHA TRANG, MUI NE Rating: 9.8 out of 10 based on 374 reviews.
* 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 guide
+ Mechanic (only for group from 6 passengers)
+ Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary (based on twin or/and triple shared)