SAIGON MOTORBIKE TOUR TO DA LAT, NHA TRANG, MUI NE, VUNG TAU
updated: September 14, 2017
By Minh Hoang
This 10-day Saigon Motorbike Tour to Dalat, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Vung Tau is the perfect way to discover not only historic Cu Chi tunnel and romantic highlands city of Dalat but also the Southern part boasting the stunning sunny beaches in Nha Trang, Mui Ne and Vung Tau where you have chance to sit back and relax.
* Saigon Motorbike Tour to Dalat, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Vung Tau – Brief Itinerary:
DAY 1: Arrival – Ho Chi Minh city (-/-/-)
DAY 2: Ho chi Minh city Motorbike Tour to Cu Chi tunnels (B/L/-)
DAY 3: Ho chi Minh city Motorbike Tour to Bao Loc – Lam Dong Motorbike Tour to Da Lat(B/L/D)
DAY 4: Da Lat Offroad Motorbike Tours to Lak Lake ~ 160 km (B/L/D)
DAY 5: Lak Lake Offroad Motorcycle Tours to Nha Trang ~ 210 km (B/L/-)
DAY 6: Nha Trang – Free & Easy Tour (B/L/-)
DAY 7: Nha Trang Motorbiking Trips to Mui Ne Cape (B/L/-)
DAY 8: Mui Ne Cape motorbiking tour to Phan Thiet (B/L/-)
DAY 9: Phan Thiet motorbiking tours to Vung Tau (B/L/-)
DAY 10: Vung Tau motorbiking tours back to Saigon – Departure (B/L/-)
Day 1: Saigon Motorbike Tour to Dalat, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Vung Tau: Arrival – Ho Chi Minh city (-/-/-)
Upon landing at the airport at around 15:05, you’ll be welcome then escorted to your hotel for a check-in. The rest of time, you’ll be free to explore Saigon by night
Overnight at hotel
Day 2: Saigon Motorbike Tour to Dalat, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Vung Tau: Ho chi Minh city Motorbike Tour to Cu Chi tunnels (B/L/-)
The tour will depart from District one and head north out of the city. Along the way you will see some amazing countryside views, rubber tree plantations, rice fields and the occasional water buffalo. Making our way to Binh Duong boulevard we will make our first stop to check out a traditional lacquer craft village and see some amazing Vietnamese art.
Following that the tour will make a stop at the war memorial of Tam Giac Sat (Iron Triangle) that was a National Liberation Front (NLF) stronghold 20 miles northwest of Saigon which had been built by the Vietminh twenty years before in the war against French colonialism. After touring the complex and snapping some photos, we continue the riding to the Cu Chi tunnels.
The Cu Chi tunnels are a whopping 250km in size. The network, parts of which were several storeys deep, included countless trapdoors, constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapon factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens. It promises to be an educational and unforgettable experience.
Once the tour of Cu Chi is complete lunch will be served prior to our return to Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 3: Saigon Motorbike Tour to Dalat, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Vung Tau: HO CHI MINH CITY MOTORBIKING TOURS TO BAO LOC – LAM DONG MOTORCYCLE TOURS TO DA LAT (B/L/D)
The journey northwards begins as we depart Ho Chi Minh and pass through theVietnam Motorcycle Tour to Highlands and Southern Coast many tea and coffee plantations to the hill station of Da Lat, sometimes known as the “City of Eternal Spring”. The drive is long but views are fantastic all along the way. Once arriving in Da Lat we can soak up the cool climate as much as we want by spending our time to wander around and catch our first glimpse of this town.
The influence of the French is evident in local culture and architecture since Da Lat was founded as a hill retreat for the colonials to escape the oppressive heat in the coastal plains and the chaos of Saigon. This charming town is set around a lake and surrounded by forests, waterfalls and rolling countryside. O/N in Da Lat.
Activities: 250 km motors riding (6.5 hours) Offroad Biking over the mountains & jungles
DAY 4: Saigon Motorbike Tour to Dalat, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Vung Tau: Da Lat Offroad Motorbike Tours to Lak Lake ~ 160 km (B/L/D)
What to see: on the way you can take a quick visit at the crazy house, travel along the country road to see the entire agriculture farm such as vegetable farm, green house flower farm, coffee plantation, a visit of silk worm factory, rice wine making and elephant waterfall. Arrive at Lak Lake with a visit to the “Jun” Minority Village (M’Nong). Crossing the Lak Lake by boat to Lieng minority village, with many opportunities of taking pictures of people farming and fishing; Check-in at the long-stilt-house for over-night stay.
Where to stay: Home stay in Long Stilt house
DAY 5: Saigon Motorbike Tour to Dalat, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Vung Tau: Lak Lake Offroad Motorcycle Tours to Nha Trang ~ 210 km (B/L/-)
What to see: on the way heading to Nha Trang, you have half an hour trekking to Vietnam Motorcycle Tour to Highlands and Southern Coasttop of the Elephant rock mountain, back on the road again, on the back of the motorbikes you will have opportunities to observe the panorama view of rice paddy field along the road, and then, a quick visit to the Ede Minority Village.
One more water fall name: Dray Nao waterfall between Lak Lake and Nha Trang, Descend along the Phoenix Pass (affect by Agent Orange) and a visit the Hot spring, the brick making factory, 20 km ride along the beach will lead you to the most Charming beach in Vietnam: Nha Trang beach then check in at hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Nha Trang.
DAY 6 : Saigon Motorbike Tour to Dalat, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Vung Tau: Nha Trang – Free & Easy Tour (B/L/-)
08h30: Pick up at hotel & transfer to Cau Da harbour.
09h00: Take a boat trip to visit Bays in Nha Trang, which include 19 big & small islands with imposing beauty.
10h00: Visit Hon Mun’s Preservation Area of Oceanic creatures. On this island, you will be steeped in the transparent cool water & diving to explore the coral reefs having been formed for 200 years with many kinds of precious fishes.
12h00: Come to Hon Mot Island for lunch on boat. After having lunch, you may engage in a dancing & singing performance with many other visitors all over the world meanwhile enjoy free fruits & grape wine.
13h30: Arrive at Hon Tam Island, visit the statue of My Nhan Ngu & participate sporting events in water like Jeski, Gliding, volley ball….(Pay for yourself)
15h00: Visit fishing Village to learn more about their daily local life & get on small bamboo boat to floating rafts.
16h00: Get back to Cau Da pier & transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Nha Trang.
DAY 7: Saigon Motorbike Tour to Dalat, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Vung Tau: Nha Trang Motorbiking Trips to Mui Ne Cape (B/L/-)
after having 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 8 : Saigon Motorbike Tour to Dalat, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Vung Tau: MUI NE CAPE MOTORBIKING TOURS TO PHAN THIET (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 how fishermen doing the daily work: net fishing, selling fish, mending fishing net.
Last stop is at Bau Sen – a vast sand dune which has inspired numerous photographers for many years. We arrive in Phan Thiet around 2.00PM. The rest of day is your own at leisure. This day is also a chance for you to try wind-surfing on beautiful beaches at Phan Thiet (optional)
Overnight in Phan Thiet.
40 km riding in Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Cape)
Swimming at Phan Thiet Beach
DAY 9 : Saigon Motorbike Tour to Dalat, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Vung Tau: PHAN THIET MOTORBIKING TOURS TO VUNG TAU (B/L/-)
Breakfast at your hotel & check out. Back on our “steel horses” and we willVietnam Motorcycle Tour to Highlands and Southern Coast keep riding along coastal paved road, passing quiet pine forest of Loc An and we arrive Binh Chau hot spring, take a mud bath and relax on Hot Spring Lake. Having lunch at local restaurant en-route.
In the afternoon, we’ll keep on riding to Phuoc Hai hamlet, we will be impressed by the beautiful scenery, especially the sections of road straddled by mountains and beaches then Minh Dam historical mountain and Long Phuoc Tunnels before reaching Vung Tau.
Upon arrival, you’ll check in at hotel and relax by yourself
Overnight at hotel in Vung Tau.
DAY 10: Saigon Motorbike Tour to Dalat, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Vung Tau: VUNG TAU MOTORBIKING TOURS BACK TO SAIGON – DEPARTURE (B/L/-)
Breakfast at your hotel & then you’ll be at leisure on the beach or hanging around Vung Tau city till the time to ride back to the Tan Son Nhat airport in Saigon for a flight home.
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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).
+ Accommodation based on twin or triple sharing at standard hotels