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...
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.
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.
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: email@example.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.
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.
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.
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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