Vietnam motorbike tours: Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour

Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour: the Ho Chi Minh Trail is a strategic military transport network stretching from north to south of Vietnam, through the center of the country, Laos and Cambodia...one of the largest military achievements of the 20th century...

Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour

This system, created in 1959, provided weapons, food...to the South of Vietnam Liberation Army and the Vietnam People's Army during the years of the Vietnam War (1959-1975). Division 559 was the unit that deployed its forces such as: engineering, logistics, medicine, air defense, infantry...to ensure the functioning of this road network. The Ho Chi Minh Trail was also called "Fire Front" by local soldiers.

So, this Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour is also the return to one of the world's most tumultuous histories. During the Vietnam War, US and South Vietnamese forces tried to destroy this transport system at any cost with infantry and air operations with the electronic fence called McNamara Electronic Fence, Agent Orange, other herbicides, artificial rain, artificial mud...The US National Security Agency has admitted that the Ho Chi Minh Trail is one of the greatest military achievements of the 20th century. In 2000, a new road was constructed on the Ho Chi Minh Trail by the Vietnamese government.

Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour

Why Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour?

Ho Chi Minh Trail has a lot of things to tell us, mainly about the war. Vietnam Motorbike Tours invites you to venture on this trail - road to imagine the trail of the past - the current road. The Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour is the chance to experience the tragic history of Vietnam on the winding roads, to meet the ethnic hill tribes who...do not exist in the south of the country.

The Ho Chi Minh Trail has completed its role in the history of Vietnam. Currently, it is an important road linking northern and southern Vietnam. During this motorbike tour, we go to Hoi An via Tan Ky, the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park classified by UNESCO as World Natural Heritage, the 17th parallel in Dong Hoi (where Vietnam divided in two parts during the Vietnam War), the former military base of Khe Sanh, the ancient imperial city of Hue classified by UNESCO as the Cultural Heritage of the World...If you have more time, you can extend this Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike trip to Ho Chi Minh City via the central highlands (Kon Tum, Buon Ma Thuot, Dalat…), coastal region until the National Park of Cat Tien.

Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour

It really is an expedition through many provinces. In addition, our team of Vietnam Travel Motorbike offers you a real opportunity to discover Vietnam on two wheels. Just tell us your availability, your taste...by an email to: info@route66asia.com so that we can compose the best itinerary for your Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour.

Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour has the following main destinations:

To start our Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour, you go to Mai Chau by the ancient historic number 6 colonial road with valleys, peaceful mountain scenery...You do not miss the view from the Thung Khe Pass. Arriving at the idyllic Mai Chau valley inhabited by the Thai people in the stilt houses, you have lunch in a family. You continue to the Pu Luong nature reserve known for its rich biodiversity, rice terraces, authentic villages...Night with a Thai family in a house on stilts.

Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour

Tan Ky is a small town in the middle of the mountain in the western part of Nghe An province. It is a stop on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. In fact, you will see Km 0 at Tan Ky where began in 1959 the original Ho Chi Minh Trail. Tan Ky is also the home of the Kinh, Thai and Tho peoples.

Then, the Ho Chi Minh motorbike tour takes you to Quang Binh province where you will explore the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. Phong Nha Ke Bang is one of the two largest karsts areas in the world with 300 caves of all sizes, including Son Doong, the largest in the world. A boat trip on the Son River is the great way to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the park.

Dong Hoi is the capital of Quang Binh province in central Vietnam. The city is on the old national road 1A. Dong Hoi has a 12km coastline with white sand beaches like Nhat Le, Da Nhay and Ly Ho. During the Vietnam War, Dong Hoi, on the 17th parallel, was one of the fiercest battlefields. 

Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour

Khe Sanh is the capital of Huong Hoa District in Quang Tri Province. The base of Khe Sanh was an outpost of the United States Marine Corps in South of Vietnam. One of the fiercest military battles of the Vietnam War happened here. Since 2009, Khe Sanh is a museum where are exposed relics of the war. Most of the former base is now invaded by wilderness or coffee and banana plantations...

After Quang Tri, the Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour takes you to Hue which was the imperial capital of the Nguyen Dynasty between 1802 and 1945. During the French Indochina War and the Vietnam War, Hue was much destroyed, especially during the 1968 Tet Offensive. Now, Hue is the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hoi An is the UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the coast of central Vietnam. The ancient city of Hoi An is an exceptionally well preserved example of a trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century in Southeast Asia. An Bang Beach and Ha My Beach are ideal for a few days of rest. In addition, the Cloud Pass between Hue and Hoi An is certainly a memorable challenge of this Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour.

Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour

Classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, the My Son Sanctuary is located in a closed valley with a mountainous, spectacular and sacred terrain. Here, there were with more than 70 temples of the Champa civilization that is crystallized in the remains of eternal material containing the values ​​of history, culture, architecture, art...created during 9 centuries - from the 4th century to the 13th century.

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Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour has its following itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong
We start our Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour by going to Mai Chau - an idyllic valley inhabited by the Thai people. Stops as you want to admire the landscapes. Lunch with a Thai family in Mai Chau. Continuation to the Pu Luong nature reserve known for its rich biodiversity, rice terraces, authentic villages...Night with a Thai family in a house on stilts.

Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour

Day 2: Pu Luong - Tan Ky
After breakfast, we take the small winding road in the middle of the spectacular nature reserve to the town of Cam Thuy where we stop for lunch. Then, take the Ho Chi Minh Trail (now a newly built road) to the city of Tan Ky where we spend the night in a local hotel.

Day 3: Tan Ky - Phong Nha Ke Bang
Tan Ky is km 0 of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. We continue our trip of Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour to Pho Chau where we stop to visit the Ho Chi Minh Trail Victory Monument. We drive to Phong Nha Ke Bang classified as the World Natural Heritage by UNESCO. The karsts formation of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park has evolved since the Paleozoic (400 million years ago) and is thus the oldest major karsts region in Asia. Subject to massive tectonic changes, the karsts landscape of the park is extremely complex and has many geographical features of considerable importance.

Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour

Day 4: Phong Nha - Dong Hoi
We start the Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour by a boat trip on the Son River between the sublime mountains to visit the incredible Phong Nha Cave - a masterpiece of the Creator. We then descend to the coastal town of Dong Hoi, which was completely bombed by US armies. Overnight at the beautiful beach of Nhat Le.

Day 5: Dong Hoi - Khe Sanh
The Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour starts after breakfast. We follow south direction, through the foothills that were once heavily sprayed by Agent Orange into the former demilitarized zone. In fact, there is still a lot of evidence of bombing on the slopes of the mountain. Sometimes, we see the remains of the original trail. Next, we visit the Hien Luong Bridge on the 17th parallel where Vietnam was divided into two parts during the Vietnam War; the Vinh Moc Tunnel - an incredible underground system where locals hid during the war; Doc Mieu Hill, Truong Son National Cemetery, home to thousands of Vietnamese soldiers sacrificed on the Ho Chi Minh Trail; and finally Khe Sanh - a former US Navy base. Night in Khe Sanh.

Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour

Day 6: Khe Sanh - Hue
In the morning, we follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the south by the Da Krong bridge built by the Cubans in 1973, the famous and sad A Shau Valley, an area of ​​intense wartime activities, Hamburger Hill (the name evokes the ferocity of war), the mountains still barren because of the effects of Agent Orange...We arrive in A Luoi inhabited by the people of Bru Van Kieu, the pass Me Oi...until the beautiful city of Hue along the banks of the Perfume River. Overnight in Hue.

Day 7: Hue
A full day of visiting Hue recognized as UNESCO Heritage: Citadel of Vauban style, the Forbidden City of the last Nguyen feudal dynasty between 1802-1945, Thien Mu pagoda or the Heavenly Lady on Turtle Hill dating back to 1601, tombs of King Minh Mang and Khai Dinh. Overnight in Hue.

Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour

Day 8: Hue - Hoi An
Our Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour takes us to Lang Co, a beautiful lagoon with splendid views. Conquest of the Cloud Pass to go to Da nang - 4th city in the country, visit the museum of the most beautiful collection of sandstone statues made between 4th and 13th century by Cham people. Continue to Hoi An. Visit the ancient port city of Hoi An recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage: Walk in residential and commercial areas, places of worship...left by the communities of traders as Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, French, Spanish...visiting Futian pagoda, Japanese bridge, old house Tan Ky without missing the city with magic lanterns.

Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour

Day 9: Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary
We leave for the sanctuary of My Son which was formerly an imperial city of the Champa kingdom, between the 4th and the 13th century. My Son includes many Champa temples, in a valley about two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges. My Son was the site of the religious ceremony of kings of the Champa dynasty, and was also a burial place of the royal family and national heroes. We visit religious complexes built in brick whose technique is still a controversy. In 1999, UNESCO classified My Son as the World Cultural Heritage. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy the traditional dance Apsara presented by girls of Cham people. Return to Hoi An to end our exceptional Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour.

Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour

Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tour offers you options:

1. Free in Hoi An to enjoy the charm of the city with exquisite cuisine, beaches, shopping...
2. Reach Hanoi by train or plane or go down to the south of Vietnam or go to Cambodia by your own means or with our proposals...
3. Continue the Vietnam center motorbike tour: Kon Tum, Buon Ma Thuot, Nha Trang, Dalat and the splendid coastal destinations...: Please click here.

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