Easy Rider Phong Nha to Dalat via Ho Chi Minh Trail Tour
Come ride and explore hidden Vietnam in a way that only a few other travelers can. Whether you’re looking for historic sites, magnificent landscape experiences, encounters with local people's rich cultures in isolated regions, or simply just want to ride awesome motorbike roads in breathtaking scenery, this 9-day Easy Rider Phong Nha to Dalat Tour has it all!
We start in Phong Nha before heading southwest toward the border with Laos. You’ll ride through the dense jungle along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, with its stunning landscape, to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An. Over the next few days, we will continue to follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail, meandering through the Central Highlands and onto the Lang Bian Plateau before reaching our end destination, Dalat. What an unforgettable experience!
This tour also runs in reverse.
- 9 Days
- phong nha/ dong hoi
- Min Age : 5+
- Availability : All year round
- Max People : 20
- Stunning Coastline Roads
- Oldest Lighthouse
- Fishing Village
- White Sanddunes
- Twisty Mountain Roads
- Coffee Plantation
- Silkworm Village and Factory
- Ethnic Minority Villages
- The Legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail
- Your Hotel/ Airport
- 08:30 am
- Accommodation (8 nights)
- English Speaking Tour Guide
- Entrance Fees
- Waterproof Bags/ Raincoats
- Personal Expenses
What to Bring
- Walking Shoes
- Anti-insect Repellent
We start the first day of our motorbike adventure from the hotel where you stay in Phong Nha, riding out into the pristine jungles that encompass the World Heritage Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. An amazing motorbike adventure! We strike through a number of significant locations where the bulk of North Vietnam’s soldiers and trucks crossed into Laos during the Vietnam War.
After lunch, we resume back our bike ride along the west of Ho Chi Minh Trail, through magnificent mountain passes and old-grown jungles. Today's motorbike journey is like a dream comes true for adventurers. We pass many isolated ethnic minority villages where you could experience the daily life of the locals - "the real Vietnam" that you don't see every day in your life. We arrive at Khe Sanh - the site of the former U.S Marine base and location of the famous siege that precluded the Tet Offensive in 1968. Check-in our hotel and stay overnight.
After a visit to the fascinating Khe Sanh Combat Base, Ta Con Airfield, and Khe Sanh Museum, we descend towards the coast. On the way, we take time to visit the historic Hien Luong Bridge, 17th Parallel which used to divide South and North Vietnam into 2 countries, the former DMZ and Vinh Moc Tunnels. It's an underground tunnel network that's used to be home to thousands of villagers during the Vietnam War. We continue our day riding along the peaceful flat country roads and the stunning Tam Giang Lagoon to get to the Imperial City of Hue, which lies along the banks of the Perfume River. We arrive at our hotel before sunset, check-in, and stay overnight.
After breakfast, we jump back on our motorbike and head east along the scenic coastal road. We ride through the small country back roads to reach to the fishing villages where you could experience what the locals doing for a living. We stop to dip our toes into the sea, chat with fishermen and have some great rural life photos. Reaching the base of the mountain you’ll happen upon a stretch of pristine coastline of Lang Co Peninsula.
We continue our day by visiting Elephant Springs and make sure you have your camera handy as there are many photo opportunities at this site. You might want to jump into the beautiful natural lake at the bottom of the springs to refresh your body after a long ride.
We head south and climb up Hai Van Mountain Pass (also known as Vietnam Top Gear Pass), winding higher into the often cloud-shrouded skies. At the top, we take a break and witness the spectacular views of Vietnam's most scenic spots. We then continue to ride to Marble Mountain to encounter the beautiful scenery of the region and panoramic view of Da Nang City. Tra Que Vegetable Village is also well-worth paying a visit before cruising into Hoi An ancient town in the late afternoon, to our hotel, check in and explore this picturesque town on foot.
After breakfast, we start another exciting motorbike tour by riding through rural roads, passing through the beautiful rice fields and isolated villages. We have plenty of time to stop at the local villages where you learn how they make incenses, baskets, and rice papers. We'll then head to My Son Holyland where we take our time to explore the ruins of ancient Cham Towers and learn about their unique history and culture. We begin the afternoon winding the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail with spectacular views and stunning old-grown forests. We get to Kham Duc at about 05:00 pm, check-in, and stay overnight.
Rise and shine for day 5 with Easy Riders Vietnam. We say goodbye to our lovely host and resume our motorbike ride along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, through the lush green rainforests and outstanding mountain passes. Taking a refreshing dip in the mountain waterfall to cool your body in the humid weather of Eastern Truong Son Range is remarkable fun. The historic sites including Charlie Hill, Phoenix Airport, Dak To - Tan Canh Battle Fields are well worth paying a visit to understand more about the Vietnam War and our history. We arrive at the hotel about 05:00 pm, check-in and stay overnight
After breakfast at our resort, we take time to visit and enjoy the interesting architecture of the old Wooden Church which was built by the French over a century ago. We'll then come and share our love for the adorable children at Vinh Son Orphanage. We set out from Kon Tum for Kon Ktu village where the Bana hill tribe's culture and tradition remaining untouched by time making this isolated and surprisingly beautiful region home to one of the most authentic minorities to remain in Vietnam.
We continue our motorbike ride through the stunningly winding roads along with the remote village of the highlands and enjoy the breath-taking tea plantation. We'll then stop to visit the beautiful “Pearl of Pleiku Plateau”, Sea Lake, which used to be a volcanic crater that went extinct a million years ago. You would be surprised by the cool air, the beautiful and peaceful landscape of greenish pine trees and curvy roads, terraced fields on mountains. Ride to Chu Se and check in the resort that’s next to the peacefully beautiful lake. Stay overnight.
Ride along the old Ho Chi Minh Trail, the drive leads us due south through the remote backcountry roads. We take a break and visit Ede ethnic minority village where the locals are enthusiastically welcome. We'll head to Dray Sap Waterfall via the scenic winding jungle paths. This is a perfect place for a refreshing dip into the natural “Fairy Pool” after a hot but fascinating day riding motorbike. The traditional Long House in the jungle of the highlanders is the place we stay overnight. Our dinner is full of excitement with BBQs and rice cooked in the bamboo tubes.
Simply amazing is the only way to describe the day today, riding along the twisty mountain roads, learning how the locals making rice noodles, processing coffee in their traditional way. We get a great opportunity to trek to the peak of Elephant Rock Mountain where the panoramic view of the region is incredibly fantastic. We have some beautiful shots before our last stretch of today's journey, but the adventures and experiences are not over yet! We ride along with the lush green rice fields, rustic villages and enjoy the smiling faces of the locals coming home from their fields. We arrive at our beautiful hotel that faces the natural lake in the early evening, check-in, and stay overnight.
Waking up to the sounds of the rural village, enjoy breakfast and a cup of coffee as you watch the morning activities of the M'nong Ethnic Minorities, heading to the fields or rowing their wooden boats to fish on the lake. We'll take a walk through Jun Village to experience the rustic M’nong’s traditional culture and their daily life. Resume back on our motorbike and ride through the isolated charming villages, winding our way up through the twisty mountain passes and lush green jungles. The views from our stops to valleys are amazing. It's like a dream adventure for amateur and professional photographers alike!
Our lane route leads us to Elephant Waterfall which you'll be astonished by its size and beauty. After a visit to Silkworm Village and Factory, we embark on a scenic drive along the back roads in the countryside where you'll discover the everyday life of the farmers who cultivate goods on their lands such as flowers, coffee, and vegetables. We arrive in Dalat around 05:00 pm. Check in the hotel of your choice and finish your motorbike adventure with Easy Riders Vietnam!