9 days 8 nights
Easy Rider Phong Nha to Dalat Tour is the Grand Moto Adventure! The best of Central and Highlands of Vietnam has to offer. Our 9-day motorbike tour takes us from Phong Nha to Dalat via Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh Trail, and the Central Highlands.
We take in the very best of everything this region that Vietnam has on show. The ride allows us to experience firsthand the beauty of Vietnam’s rapidly disappearing wilderness, and the cultures and people that call it home. Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Hoi An, and My Son Sanctuary. Step back into the history of Vietnam while riding along the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail. Finish off at the magnificent lands of the Central Highlands, Da Lat.
This Easy Rider Phong Nha to Dalat Motorbike Tour will definitely be the highlight of your travel time in Vietnam
After meeting and greeting your Easy Riders Vietnam tour guide(s) at the hotel where you stay in Phong Nha, we set off for our exciting motorbike tour, meandering our way 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 to the coast. On the way, we take time to visit the historic Hien Luong Bridge, 17th Parallel was 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 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, check into the hotel, and explore the stunning town on foot.
After breakfast, we start another exciting day by riding through rural roads, passing the beautiful rice fields and small villages. We stop at the local village and learn how they make incense, basket-making village, and rice papers. We'll then head to My Son Holy Land 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 about 05:00 pm, check-in, and stay overnight.
Rise and shine for day 4 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, 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 breathtaking 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. 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 make rice noodles, and 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.
Awake 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 say goodbye to our hosts and jump back on our motorbikes for our trip to Dalat. Our route leads us through the stunning remote countryside and rugged mountain roads. Our break is a visit to K'Ho Ethnic Minority Village to discover their culture and tradition. We wind our way up to Dalat around 05:00 pm after exploring the local villages to learn how they cultivate many goods on their lands, such as flowers, coffee, tea, mushrooms, and vegetables. Take you to the hotel of your choice and finish the 6-day unforgettable Easy Rider Motorbike Tour from Phong Nha to Dalat.