NHA TRANG MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO DA LAT, LAK LAKE, BUON MA THUOT
updated: September 22, 2017
By Minh Hoang
This central highlands and coastal motorbike tours help riders discover Nha Trang, Da Lat, Buon Ma Thuot, Lak Lake, Doc Let Beach in style. Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa province) located in the southern central part of Vietnam is considered as the most charming coastal town of Vietnam, Its legendary beauty is known throughout Southeast Asia. as a land of soft white sand surrounded by warm turquoise water, filled with marine life and dotted with deserted islands. Nha Trang is the idea place to start your Motorbike adventure. with plenty of cool bars and fine restaurants, Nha Trang also happens to be the Gateway to the Central Highlands that offers the best motorcycling in Asia. The return ride in this trip is just as spectacular as make our ride back along the winding coastal road to Nha Trang. Nha Trang beach is bordered by palm-shaded beaches of white sands. You should not miss it!
Ride the beautiful Coastal and country back roads and check out some local seaside villages. This spectacular road is carved into the mountainside and offers the most incredible views out across the ocean and surrounding islands. We arrive at Long Beach lined with beach shacks built from bamboo and palm trees. Take a dip in crystal clear warm waters of the East or relax and take in the views from a deck chair under our cool shaded beach hut. Enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese style . We return to Nha Trang in the afternoon.
Day 2: Nha Trang Motorbike Tour to Da Lat, Buon Ma Thuot, Lak Lake: Nha Trang motorcycle to Dalat (160km)
We head into the countryside passing many rice fields and farmers busy going about their daily chores. Heading into the hills the roads soon become peaceful and surrounded by stunning countryside as we head towards Dalat. This is a full day ride with plenty of stops to take in the sites of jungle covered mountains. We stop by a river for a picnic lunch. This great road is packed with winding passes as we ride up into the clouds and cooler temps along with road side waterfalls.
Located on the Langbian plateau, 1600 meters above sea level. Dalat is a cool retreat from the heat of the coastal plains, well known for its lakes, waterfalls, pine forests and old french-styled villas. This city is also Vietnam’s most popular honeymoon spot. We arrive late afternoon. Dalat’s Night Markets are well worth checking-out
Today is a great day of riding more winding country roads as we head to Lake Lak with plenty of interesting stops. (no tourist stuff ) don’t let the milage fool you as each day takes a fair amount of riding. most days your lucky to average more than 20-30km per hour a relaxed pace that gives you time to really take in this incredibly beautiful country with so many interesting sights often hidden right next to the road. Our expert guides will unfold the hidden secrets of Vietnams glory and charm.
At Lake Lak, we stay at some local bungalows each contain their own bathrooms while basic they will provide good nights rest. Lake Lak is a large natural lake formed by converging rivers and steams, untouched minority villages people from the Mnong and Edeh tribes live on the shores of Lake Luk ..
After breakfast, we ride down to a minority village .with the option to take a one hour Elephant trek around the shores and a swim through the Lake itself on the back of a Elephant is a real experience.. back on the bikes we head to Buon Ma Thuot passing through some tropical rain forest up past coffee plantations and farms. One of the interesting parts of our rides are the children who often share the roadside walking to and from school. They no our bikes as the stand apart from the common scooter.
They enjoy waving at us passing by and you cannot help but wave back at our smiling friends. This city is the coffee trading center and has some great local markets. These are best seen early evening or very early in the mornings .
Day 5: Nha Trang Motorbike Tour to Da Lat, Buon Ma Thuot, Lak Lake: Buon Me Thuot motorbike ride to Doc Let Beach (160km)
Back in the saddle we cruise down the highland mountains making our way towards to the coast. It is more great country roads passing many villages. We arrive to spend a night at Beach Resort located right on the beach. It’s a very peaceful location with home cooked meals supplied and cool drinks the plenty. It’s a fantastic part of Vietnam. Each bungalow styled room offers amazing views of the ocean, with the cool night air and sounds of the waves lapping up the sandy shores… Enjoy a swim and evening dip of the clear blue ocean or kick back and enjoy cold drink or few ..Rhe restaurant at Paradise Beach is like something straight out of Robinson Crusoe.
Sounds of the ocean waters and cooling night breeze. You will not want to leave the great location. Sunrise over the beach, early morning swim in the warm ocean. Breakfast on the deck, back on the bikes passing through some local fishing villages. We ride the coastal roads with a stop for lunch at a local restaurant. We roll back into Nha Trang in the late afternoon ….
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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 Yahmaha)
Gasoline on tour
English speaking guide
Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary (Double/Twin shared room)