Motorcycling the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail


Motorcycling the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail: Motorcycling tour to Ho Chi Minh trails Vietnam
The legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail was the supply line used by North Vietnam to link North and South Vietnam during the American War. BOOK TOUR NOW TO GET BIG OFFERS FOR SUMMER 2013.

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The legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail was the supply line used by North Vietnam to link North and South Vietnam during the American War. Soldiers, ammunition, weapons and supplies were carried by hand, bicycle and truck for hundreds of kilometers through the otherwise impenetrable jungle that covered Vietnam’s mountainous border with Laos. A testimony to the ingenuity, fortitude and commitment of the northern Vietnamese, the trail slipped from use at the end of the war and was taken back by the jungle. Recent road work that follow original sections of the trail have changed this.
Besides incredible driving, deep in the Vietnamese countryside, this ride takes in the charming ancient trading town of Hoian, Khe Sanh battle site and DMZ. We also take time to stay overnight in a traditional Thai hill tribe and visit to some tribal villages on the way.

Typical Day


Day 01: Arrival in Hanoi

Arriving in Hanoi, you will clear customs and immigration. Leaving the airport, you will be met by your guide, holding a sign with your name on it. He will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of day is free to wash up and rest.

In the evening we will attend the famous Water Puppet Show, with its introduction to Vietnamese history and mythology. At night, you will have a welcome dinner with local delights. Overnight in Hanoi.

Summary
Transfer: 50min
Hotel: Hanoi
Meal: Welcome dinner

Day 02: Hanoi city tour

After breakfast we will begin our city tour of Hanoi. At first, we visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and the “Uncle Ho” house. After that we head to the unique One Stilt Pagoda, which date from one thousand year ago.

Continue to the Hanoi's famous Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam founded in 1070. The highlight of this cultural, historical site is the garden of stelae where you find 82 stone stelae bearing names, places of birth and achievements of men who received doctorates in each triennial examination from 1442; each stelae sits on a stone tortoise.

Lunch in local restaurant before heading to the Old Quarter for a relaxing cyclo tour through the ancient part of Hanoi. Perhaps the most interesting area you will visit is the Old Quarter. Here many tiny streets join to sell a huge diversity of products. In the old days, each street bore the name of the product sold - "Shoe Street,Noodle Street", and the like. Today, the streets sometimes sell a variety of items, but often the names are accurate. The Old Quarter also houses some of the most interesting art galleries and fashion houses.

After the cyclo tour we will drive to the Museum of Ethnology, which is quite away from the central Hanoi. It features a fascinating collection of art and everyday objects gathered from Vietnam and its diverse tribal people. On our trip we will meet some tribal groups - now it is time to learn about them. Overnight in Hanoi.

Summary
Sightseeing: full day
Hotel: Hanoi
Meal: breakfast, lunch


Day 03: Hanoi - Mai Chau

In the morning we take a short bus drive the Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum on the outskirts of Hanoi. The museum is a great place to learn about the historic trail which we will ride on. After the visit to the museum we will jump on our Minsks and spend sometime to get familiar with the bikes.

Now, let's begin our adventure. We will ride on Highway 6 passing extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads punctuated by limestone karst scenery.

After a light lunch in Hoa Binh Town, the capital of Hoa Binh Province, we cross two short mountain passes then descent to the mountain valley settlement of Mai Chau. Dinner and overnight in a stilt house of the Thai people.

Summary
Distance: 140km
Home-stay: village in Mai Chau
Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 04: Mai Chau - Vinh

Say goodbye to the villagers we then head south on a beautiful winding road which follow the banks of the Ma River. After some hours riding on undulating quiet road we join the new Ho Chi Minh Highway. This newly carved route leads us due south, through remote back country , not far from the Laos boder. Lunch will be on the way with local foods. In the afternoon we cut eastward towards the coast and stay overnight in the peaceful city of Vinh, which is close to where Ho Chi Minh was born. Dinner in local restaurant and overnight in hotel.

Summary
Distance: 268km
Hotel: Vinh City
Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 05: Vinh - Huong Khe

This morning we head inland towards the Laos border after 40min riding we can reach the birthplace of Ho Chi Minh in Kim Lien Village. The place is truly a shrine to the Vietnamese and visited by few westerners.

After paying respects to Uncle Ho, we head to the HCM Highway via Thanh Chuong District. You cross the Lam River on the Ro Bridge and then drive primarily on the beautiful new highway of Ho Chi Minh. Lunch break in Pho Chau Town, a tiny town about 40km from Thanh Chuong.

After lunch, we continue on the quiet highway to Dong Loc Intersection, (main junction for supply lines during the war) which is widely regarded in Vietnamese eyes as the beginning of Ho Chi Minh Trail. We then pass through renote back country , close to the border , as the scenery steadily becomes dominated by karst limestone rock formations. We will reach our overnight spot, Huong Khe Town, around 5pm. Dinner in local restaurant and overnight in a mini hotel.

Summary
Distance: 160km
Hotel: Huong Khe Town
Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 06: Huong Khe - Phong Nha - Dong Hoi (Quang Binh)

Today's ride is on a very quiet section of the new highway. En route, you will come to Khe Ve Intersection and Pheo - the very first branch of the Ho Chi Minh Trail into Laos.

Continuing on from Pheo, we will arrive in Phong Nha around noon. After lunch in local restaurant, we board a dragon boat to explore the famous Nature World Heritage Site of Phong Nha cave.

After the exploration of Phong Nha, we ride 30km eastward to the costal town of Dong Hoi, our today's overnight spot. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Summary
Distance: 210km
Hotel: Dong Hoi Town
Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 07: Dong Hoi - Dong Ha (Quang Tri)

Today's ride is also on the new, quiet highway. Along the way, we will have a short stop at Truong Son National Cemetery to pay respect to the soldiers who fought and died on the trail during the American War. After here we head to Dong Ha Town passing Ben Tat Bridge, built by the VC over the Ben Hai River.

Arriving in Dong Ha, we will check into the hotel, and have some lunch. In the afternoon, we dride to the mystic Vinh Moc Tunnel and the famous DMZ, Doc Mieu fire base and the historic Hien Luong Bridge.
Dinner and overnight in Dong Ha.

Summary
Distance: 176km in the moring & 80km in the afternoon
Hotel: Dong Ha Town
Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 08: Dong Ha - Khe Sanh - A Luoi (Thua Thien Hue Province)

Continuing west on Highway 9, we will climb into the Truong Son foothills. About 16km from Khe Sanh is the Dakrong Bridge and the road turns winding and narrow. A bit further, we will come to Huang Hoa, once known as Khe Sanh Base, which was established as a forward base by General Westmoreland near Laos to secure Highway 9. About 3km from Khe Sanh is Ta Con Airbase.

Lunch in Khe Sanh and then head out across the famous Dakrong River Bridge on Rte. 14 Near the town of Ta Rut, we will stop for a visit with the Pa Co people and a walk through their village.

From Ta Rut, you head over scenic Pe Ke Pass and then down to A Luoi for the night.
Dinner in local restaurant and overnight in a simple gueshouse.

Summary
Distance: 200km
Hotel: guesthouse in A Luoi Town
Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 09: A Luoi - Hien - Thanh My - Hoi An

Today's riding is the best riding of the whole route. For the first 110km, we cross one of the longest and most stunning pass on new and quiet road, through stunning scenery of primitive forests backed by the imposing Truong Son mountain range. There are also two long tunnels and very little traffic. The next 68km from Hien to Thanh My are on good road with some gentle climbs. Lunch on the way in local restaurant. The last 40km of the day are on an older, bumpier road all the way from Ai Nghia to the charming ancient town of Hoi An. Dinner and overnight in Hoi An.

Summary
Distance: 240km
Hotel: Hoi An Town
Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 10: Hoi An - Free at leisure

Hoi An, nestled on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Before the river silted up, Hoi An was one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia, and a center for East-West exchange and trade. The rooftops of Hoi An retain a magical old world Oriental feel and are a favorite subject for Vietnamese artists. In the early 1980s Hoi An's ancient quarters and historical monuments came under the protection and restoration efforts of UNESCO and the Polish government.

You will spend the day visiting the town of Hoi An on your own. Overnight in Hoi An.

Summary
Hotel: Hoi An Town
Meal: breakfast

Day 11: Departure

Transfer from Hoi An to Da Nang to take flight to onward destination.

Summary
Transfer: 1 hr
Meal: breakfast.

Age range, type of group


Group: from 2 - 8

Sleeping and meals


Hotel & Homestay:

In big towns we use the finest 3-star hotels with centre location. Please contact us if you prefer higher hotel categories.
In remote areas we use the best hotels or guest houses available.
Homestay in Mai Chau is simple in term of bedding condition and amenities. We will stay overnight in the traditional house-on-stilt of the Thai people and, as the locals do, we will sleep on bamboo floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillows and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style and some steps away from the main house.

Rates


1 person: US$ 4,194
2 persons: US$ 2,418
3-4 persons: US$ 1,855
5-6 persons: US$ 1,589
7-8 persons: US$ 1,505
From 9 persons: price on request
Single Supplement: US$ 239

Other Information


Inclusion:

- Support vehicle
- Honda (or Yamaha) 110CC (semi-automatic gear)
- Helmet
- Gasoline for the ride
- English or French speaking guide
- Mechanic (for group from 6 passengers)
- Hotels & Guesthouse based on twin shared
- Homestay permission
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Water & Snacks
- First-aid kit
- Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees

Exclusion:
- Travel insurance
- Visa
- Air-tickets
- Tips
- Personal expenses

Note: Our support vehicle is for emergency and for your safe riding in Vietnam - Most of other tour operators do not offer that. Our trip cost, hence, is a bit high for that reason.

Discounts Offered


All requests and bookings made from 25 March, 2013 for all tours start between 01 May 2013 and 30 September 2013, get chance to become lucky travelers with Summer Promotion 2013:
+ Discount up to 15% on the total cost.
+ Free 01 night hotel for two people (shared room)
+ Free airport pick-up or drop off (one way)
+ Free 01 package cruise for 2 persons on Halong Bay (2 days 1 night)
+ Free 01 meal in restaurant for two travelers

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