If you’re travelling from the North and feel bored with touristic areas, crazy buses and wanna explore more beauties of real Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh trails. This is perfectly fit you.From Hoi An to Sai Gon, there is the land has not been tourismed yet, the Central Highland – the beauty needs to be awakened. With this journey, you will have chance to go to the lands that most of tourists missed when they’re in Vietnam, because most of them just following the popular coastline. Explore the beauty, rich culture of different tribes in Vietnam, lots of photo opportunities and stories to share after the trip, but the most important : you’re doing differently with others
You can choose different options to experience the tours with us, but the motorcycle option is highly recommended. The routes that we take will go through many back roads, small villages, waterfalls… so the experience will be best to explore by motorbike, as you can enjoy the sights, sounds and smells in a way not experienced by tour bus/car. This will be one of the greatest experience to share with all friends. Our rides are comfortable, you will feel at ease with nature.
NOTED : Riding by yourself following our guides also available, so if you would like to experience that way, please contact us for more infomations.
Duration : 10 days – 9 nights
Day 1: Hoi An – Kham Duc (150km)
Before leaving Hoi An ,we will visit the ancient village where the local people make pottery, you can also experience to do some small stuffs by traditional way. Keep riding through the small village, stop to see some daily activies of local as : rice paper making, insence sticks,…and keep riding to Ho Chi Minh road where the greenery and mountains will satisfy your eyes. We will visit the ethnic K’tu village and get to swim at the secrect waterfall in the jungle. Keep going on the Ho Chi Minh road get to Kham Duc around 4:00 – 5:00PM. Staying in the standard hotel.
Day 2 : Kham Duc – Kontum ( 150km )
Keep riding along the Ho Chi Minh roads, many chances for taking photos and history to learn, we will have chance to visit some more different villages and play with the kids also interact with locals about their life. The weather is pretty hot so we also have chance to take a swim at beautiful Dak Ga stream. Crossing many hanging bridges, you will feel more like a local with our guides.
Get to Kontum around 4:00 – 5:00P, staying in the standard hotel. You also can have a walk to the hanging bridge to enjoy the sunset.
Day 3 : Kontum – Chu Se ( 130km )
Today we will visit the old wooden church which was built by French since 1918. There’s also an orphanage which will melted your hearts by their stories, we will by some books, pens, candy…for the kids with your kindness.
Leaving Kontum to Pleiku, the biggest city on the Central Highlands, we will visit many sites as Sea Lake, tea plantation, vocanic areas…
Get to Chu Se arround 4:00PM , staying in the beautiful mini resort , you will have time for fishing, kayaking or chilling by the lakeside.
Day 4 : Chu Se – Buon Me Thuot ( 170km )
Today is mostly riding, enjoy the great feeling on the roads, through villages and different farms, our guides will explain for you more about the life of people on the highlands .
Staying in Buon Me Thuot, this night is the only night you stay in the city, so it’s time for relaxing and walking around the night market or having karaoke with your guides ( if you wish for it ). Ready for next amazing day.
Day 5 : Buon Me Thuot – Lak Lake ( 130km )
Highlight of the day will be Dray-Sap waterfalls, the biggest waterfalls in the Central Highland, and you also have chance to swim in one of the most beautiful natural swimming pool with amazing clean and beautiful lake. Free massage at the waterfall will be your unforgettable experience.
Taking the ride through the village roads, cross the river by ferry, you will see more about the lifestyle of people in the Highlands, pepper farms, cashew nuts, cacao, incense sticks, drum making…
The back roads to Lak Lake will satisfy even the most difficult person : ” this is the real VietNam”
If the weather clear enough, sunset on the lake will be one of the most beautiful moments that made your day. After dinner, You can choose to stay overnight in the long house- the traditional house with the M’Nong ethnic group or stay in standard hotel.
Day 6 : Lak Lake – Da Lat ( 170km )
The normal day of local will start at 5:00AM, so it will be abit noisy for 30 mins, after then it will get back quiet again, but that’s also the sunrise time, so if you can wake up early, you can reward for yourself the peaceful and beautiful moments to enjoy the sunrise on the lake, as well as seeing more local’s life.
You also will have chance to see local showering for Elephant at the lake in the morning, Kayaking on the lake also available with small extra.
Riding through majestic mountains views, we will visit the Elephant waterfall, the biggest waterfall in Da Lat and many other activities of locals as : traditional silk making process , rice wine cooking, coffee plantations, enjoy the local coffee with amazing views.
Get to Da Lat around 5:00PM , time for relaxing, explore the night market and some great cocktail bar in town.
Day 7 : Da Lat – Di Linh ( 140km )
Before leaving, we will have time to visit some famous attractions surrounding Da Lat as : Crazy house , Paradise Lake , Datanla waterfall,…but the most amazing feeling is riding through the greenary , the most romantic town in Vietnam.
Keep going to see the Pongour Waterfall, which was known as one of the most beautiful waterfall of the Southern Viet Nam, you can even stand under the waterfall for refreshing if you want to. On the way, we will stop to see pepper farms, tea plantations…
5:00PM Arrive to Di Linh, stay overnight in the cozy homestay, we also can have some BBQ for dinner
Day 8 : Di Linh – Mui Ne ( 140km)
Leaving Di Linh, the Southern tea kingdom , riding through the majestic mountain passes, and view many sand dunes on the way, learning how locals grown Dragon Fruit, riding through villages and beautiful landscape, visit the White Sand Dunes , Red Sand Dunes and Fishing village before heading to Mui Ne. You will have many photo opportunities and stories to share.
Day 9 : Mui Ne – Long Hai ( 200km)
This day is the longest ride for the whole trip, but the ride along the coastline from Long Hai to Mui Ne can impress all the motorcyclists with the breathtaking scenery of ocean and plenty of many interesting places to visit. Riding through the kingdom of Dragon fruit plans of Vietnam , get to understand how local grow this beautiful plan and try the freshest one right on the farm.
On the way we will have many stops to interact with locals to understand more about locals life, also great stops for taking photos.
Get to Long Hai around 4-5:00PM, you can take a swim and enjoy the sunset on the beach. Staying in Long Hai at standard hotel.
Day 10 : Long Hai – Sai Gon ( 130 km )
Before leaving Long Hai, we will pass by the peaceful mountain with small temple. where many monkeys get feed by the monks in the temple, you also can feed them with some fruits or peanuts that can be bought from street vendors.
Visit the rubber plantations, riding on the countryside to visit different plans, get to visit one of the very old tunnel during the Vietnam War – Kim Long tunnel.
Crossing the Saigon river by the big ferry, things getting change alot, you will be in the biggest city in Viet Nam – Sai Gon. Finish the trip, time to say goodbye after amazing experiences. Don’t forget to give our guides some warm hugs, share contacts and new friends made.
English speaking guides, protection gears, insurances, tickets, entrance fees, 9 nights accomodation…
Food and drinks, personal spend, some small tip if the guide make your day (optional)
What to bring
You should prepare some sunscreen for the day, unless you wanna become lobsters :)))
For the long ride, we always recommend trousers and long sleeved shirts, along with sandals or sneakers to protect yourself from the heat – just make sure that you don’t mind getting them a bit dirty/wet.
Don’t forget to bring your camera, there are lots of beautiful and interesting things to capture for the whole day.