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Taste of Ho Chi Minh Trail 3 days

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Khanh Village - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Hanoi

This trip offers a stunning motorcycling route with great exploration of nature and culture of northern Vietnam. The trip is organized for first time rider and easy adventure.

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. Recent road work that follow original sections of the trail have changed this.

Day 1: 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:  140 km
  • Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Homestay in village

Day 2: Mai Chau – Canh Nang – Cam Thuy – Khanh Village

Say goodbye to the villagers we then head south on a beautiful winding road which follow the banks of the Ma River. After 2 hrs riding along the river we have a stop to see Fish Ferry Stream which is a great mystery of nature. It is a stream with thousand of big fish peacefully swimming in sallow water. We jump into Ho Chi Minh Highway and head to Khanh village, which is home to Muong ethnic minority. Diner and overnight in a local house.

Summary:

  • Distance:  160 km
  • Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Homestay

Day 3: Khanh Village – Nho Quan – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Hanoi

After breakfast at the home stay we ride to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital on Vietnam which date back from 9th century. After here we have a stunning ride on village road to Tam Coc, the well-known “Halong Bay on the rice field”. We will have a relaxing boat trip on river. Lunch in Tam Coc. After lunch we ride back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi around 5.30pm.

Summary:

  • Distance:  175 km
  • Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch

Tour Cost 

Private Tour

Class/Group size

Price per pax (adult) in US Dollars

2 pax

3-4 pax

5-7 pax

8-10 pax

11-14 pax

Single Sup

Superior

419

359

299

239

199

25%

  • 25% surcharges applies for Christmas, New Year and Tet Holidays  
  • Surcharge for upgrading to Dirtbike 175CC, 230CC or 250CC (Yamaha, Honda): US$30/motorbike/day

Tour cost includes: 

  • Support van for the ride
  • Minsk motorbike 125CC
  • Helmet
  • Gasoline on tour
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary (based on twin shared)
  • Home-stay permission
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Water & Snacks
  • First-aid kit
  • Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees

Tour cost excludes: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses 

Note on client safety: 

  • We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.