Real Biking Overland Vietnam on Ho Chi Minh Trail

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Tan Ky - Huong Khe - Phong Nha - Dong Hoi - Dong Ha - Khe Sanh - A Luoi - Thanh My - Hoi An

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The Heroic Vietnam War has always been a page of history to be explored by the hand of foreign tourists. In this tour, you will travel through the magnificent land of Vietnam and visit numerous historical sites from Ho Chi Minh Trail to the peaceful town of Hoi An. Biking on a slow pace and enjoy the very beauty in this South East Asia country.

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Upon landing at Noi Bai airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. A tour guide will provide up-to-date information about your journey and traffic in Vietnam to your group.

In the afternoon, you will spend time at your leisure by traveling around by bike. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

♥ Please check our selected hotels in Hanoi for your reference.

Our morning will begin through Mai Chau Valley where you can catch the first glimpse of Vietnam mountainous area. It is possible to stop midway and take some lovely pictures of mountains, vast green fields, and forests. Try to relax on the drive as you will soon begin a biking adventure with an experienced guide.

Reach Mai Chau in about 4 hours and stop in a village of the Thai, an ethnic group in Vietnam, called PomCoong. Here, feel free to talk with the local as you enjoy the hearty meal made by the host. Afterward, take a ride to Buoc Village on village road and stop at the home of Thai People. During your trip, you will be provided with necessary equipment such as helmets alongside the best road suitable for viewing the stunning scenery in Mai Chau.

Arrive at our destination in the late afternoon. Dine and rest in the traditional house of local people.

On this day, we will continue on a more difficult road, so fully enjoy your breakfast made by the local host. After that, bid farewell to Buoc Village and ride to Van Mai Village while traveling through charming river and landscape. Stop at Van Mai Village and lunch in a stilt house.

Continue by returning to Mai Chau Valley and travel to Puluong Nature Reserve.

From Hang Village, challenge yourself by biking on a bumpy road to another village. For half of the day, a tough climb on the hill will certainly satisfy any adventurers and in the afternoon you will reach Hin Village. Spend time relaxing in the peaceful mountainous area and explore local culture and customs up-close. Overnight in Hin Village.

Our next trip will be riding beside beautiful Ma River where you can easily encounter fascinated ancient Water Transfer System in the region. Bid farewell to your local host and biking to a bridge before arrive in Canh Nang Town. View the wonderful traits of Vietnamese countryside and lunch in the town.

Afterward, it is time for us to contemplate various kinds of fishes in Cam Luong in which we stop at Fairy Fish Stream. Feel free to feed and take photographs of some of the rarest fish in Vietnam. The trip continues to the South until we reach Ho Chi Minh highway. 

Now, you can finally leave your bike behind and be transferred by Van back to Tan Ky to have dinner and rest for the night.

Start on Ho Chi Minh Highway, biking to the South of Tan Ky until you reach Pho Chau. On the way to this small town, enjoy the magnificent yet tranquil scenery with vast fields on two sides of the road. In Pho Chau, leave your bike behind for a while to take a bus to Pho Chau and lunch in this peaceful town. Then, time to head back to Ho Chi Minh Trail and travel to a special historical site, Dong Loc Junction. Finally, for an hour drive, you will return on Ho Chi Minh Trail and take a bus to Huong Khue. Dinner and overnight in Huong Khue.

The highlight of today’s trip will be in Phong Nha National Park where you discover the beauty of Vietnamese Cave System.  Make your way toward Liem Phu and lunch before transfer to Phong Nha Cave by bus. Here, you will venture into a different world in the cave on a small cruise along the river. This destination is famous for its astonishing stalactite formations with hundred kinds of shape and size. 

For 2 hours, you will have plenty opportunities to capture the trait of the cave and then take a bus to Dong Hoi to rest and overnight.

After breakfast, catch a bus and arrive at the meeting point where you grab your bike and continue on Ho Chi Minh Highway. On the way, you will have the chance to visit the Cemetery of thousands of soldiers fighting to protect the unification and independent of the country.

Back to Dong Hoi and lunch in a local restaurant before a short bus tour to DMZ. This "Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone" contains some of the most iconic evidence of the Vietnamese War with many ordnance devices still remaining outside of the safe zone. Dinner and overnight in Dong Ha.

Today, the tour guide will take you to a whole new historical site called Khe Sanh. This was once a military base during the war, but now it has become a lively open exhibition. Head toward to Da Krong River next to contemplate the beautiful countryside scenery and leave the heavy atmosphere of the war behind for a while. Lunch will be served on the way.

Continue to A Luoi to feel the cruel battlefields from decades ago between Vietnam and US. Through the story told by the tour guide, you can easily imagine the whole scene during your trip in A Luoi. Take time and explore the Vietnamese history and then dine with your group. Overnight in A Luoi.

Enjoy a nice meal in the morning and transfer through a long pass. Begin your ride to Prao and challenge yourself uphill and then downhill for 40 kilometers. Lunch in Prao and biking to Thanh My. Dinner and overnight in Thanh My.

Your adventure today will be entirely in the charming ancient town of Hoi An. Biking along peaceful Vu Gia River and stop at Dai Loc to lunch. Witness the life of the local on the way and enjoy your easy ride to Hoi An.

Arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon, check in your hotel and start to explore the cuisine in the town. Overnight in Hoi An.

♥ Please check our selected hotels in Hoi An for your reference.

Explore Hoi An to your heart's content and immerse yourself in one of the most interesting locations in Vietnam. For food lovers, Hoi An has a huge number of unique foods only in the region and also other dishes in Vietnam or sit down and relax in the corner of a cafe to try the delectable Vietnamese Phin. Other than that, the town has a good selection of cultural sites and handicraft villages for tourists to find out.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Relax in Hoi An or you can spend time in Cua Dai Beach before transferring to Danang to take your flight. End of Service.

List of hotels we use: Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.

In Vietnam

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Hanoi L'Heritage Quoc Hoa May De Ville Old Quarter Apricot
Mai Chau Homestay Homestay Sol Bungalow Mai Chau Ecolodge
Hue Alba Hotel Alba Spa Hotel Eldora Hotel Indochine Hue
Hoi An Kim An Hoian Silk Boutique Thanh Binh Riverside Sunrise Hoian

In Vietnam

Hanoi L'Heritage
Mai Chau Homestay
Hue Alba Hotel
Hoi An Kim An
Hanoi Quoc Hoa
Mai Chau Homestay
Hue Alba Spa Hotel
Hoi An Hoian Silk Boutique
Hanoi May De Ville Old Quarter
Mai Chau Sol Bungalow
Hue Eldora Hotel
Hoi An Thanh Binh Riverside
Hanoi Apricot
Mai Chau Mai Chau Ecolodge
Hue Indochine Hue
Hoi An Sunrise Hoian

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