HCM trails and southern Motorcycle ride – 13 Day

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Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Khanh Village.

Day 2: Khanh Village – Tan Ky

Day 3: Tan Ky – Phong Nha cave

Day 4: Phong Nha town

Day 5: Phong Nha town – Khe Sanh

Day 6: Khe Sanh – Hue

Day 7: Explore history in Hue city and around.

Day 8: Hue – Hoi An

Day 9: Hoi An relax.

Day 10: Hoi An – Quang Nam – Sa Huynh

Day 11: Sa Huynh – Pleiku

Day 12: Pleiku – Buon Ma Thuot

Day 13: Buon Ma Thuot – Nha trang Finish Motorcycle

Day-by-day Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi – Ninh Binh visit Trang An or Tam Coc – Khanh Village, 150km ( D)

7h30 am Farewel to hotel in Hanoi. Our bus will pick you to the starting point ( arr 20km away from city center) and start the ride to the countryside and enjoy the view along.

After 3 hour ride, we reach Trang An, where we leave the bikes at the harbor and get on the rowing boats to visit the system of caves in the hidden lagoons.

Trang An 2
Trang An

PM: Back to the bike for another ride to Ho Chi Minh trail ( it is now a scenic highway in Vietnam)

We reach to Khanh Village on the side of Cuc Phuong National park, check in the homestay  of the Muong O.N on the stilt house.

Day 2: Khanh Village – Tan Ky  190 Km(B,D)

After breakfast, we farewell the hospitable host and leave Khanh Village to ride on spectarcular Ho Chi Minh highway til Tan Ky, Where we hit the landmark of history Ho Chi Minh trails. Check in KM0 hotel for overnight. ( B, D)

Day 3: Tan Ky – Phong Nha  270km (B,D)

Ride on Ho Chi Minh Highway until Pho Chau where we stop to visit the HCM Trail victory monument which is in fact the real starting point of our HCM Trail ride.

Ride all the way to Phong Nha – Ke Bang, Where home to the World ‘s Largest cave, We will visit one of the biggest and also the most beautiful caves in Vietnam and Indochina and is now a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. The karst formation of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park has evolved since the Paleozoic (some 400 million years ago) and so is the oldest major karst area in Asia. Subject to massive tectonic changes, the park’s karst landscape is extremely complex with many geographic features of considerable significance. The vast area, extending to the border of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, contains spectacular formations including 65 km of caves and underground rivers.
Arrive in phong Nha in the afternoon, dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 4: Phong Nha and visit around . (B,D)

 We visit the Paradise cave – one of the biggest and  most beautiful caves in the world or Boating and exploring World Heritage site of Phong Nha where local civilians and military sheltered from incessant bombing during wartime.

PM: Optional: we can explore around or drive down to the coastal town of Dong Hoi (45km), which was heavily shelted by US warships during the war. We get to Nhat Le beach, where we can take in some swimming.

PM: Back to Phong Nha and overnight in the same hotel.

Day 5: Phong Nha town  – Khe Sanh 235km (hotel.) (B,D)

Another day of riding along west Ho Chi Minh highway to enjoy the spectacular landscape…the view along the ride is admirable, the historic road is well restored in its original size. We arrive in Khe Sanh in the afternoon. Take a visit to some War historical relics before driving to hotel.

Day 6: Khe Sanh – Hue , 200km(B,D)

Today we travel on HW No9 to Dong Ha. From where we ll take a ride to visit some historical sites during Vietnam War. The area is called DMZ, where we ll find out the determination of VC with Vinh Moc Tunnels, Hien Luong Bridge, Quang Tri Citadel.

In the afternoon we ride along the beach to Hue city to overnight. Dinner in town.

Day 7: Hue  50km (B,)  

Hue is the former imperial capital of feudal Vietnam and is a perfect place to relax after our driving to date. Take a boat cruise along the Perfume River to visit the tombs of the former Emperors Minh Mang OR Tu Duc or visit the remains of the Imperial Citadel, which was largely destroyed during the Tet Offensive in 1968. Overnight in Hue.

Day 8: Hue – Hoi An  170km  (B,D)

AM: Breakfast in hotel, Back on the bike for a 4 hour ride to Da Nang then Hoi An. Start with The countryside ride before the highway No1 and enjoy the view from Hai Van pass. Short ride to Mable mountain then Hoi An.

“Graceful, historic Hoi An is Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful town. Once a major port, it boasts the grand architecture and beguiling riverside setting that befits its heritage, but the 21st-century curses of traffic and pollution are almost entirely absent. Whether you’ve as little as a day or as long as a month in the town, it’ll be time well”
Upon arrival, we farewel to our motorbikes.

Check in Hotel. Relax.

Day 9: Hoi An (B,)

AM: Guided city tour in Hoi An with Old House, japanese Bridge, Chinese Temple,

PM: Free time to relax for shopping or enjoy the atmosphere of old town. .

Day 10: Hoi An – Quang Ngai –  Sa Huynh Beach 180 km – 200km (B,D)

Breakfast in hotel, then start the ride towards to the beach where we drive through countryside on back road to Tam Ky, explore lifestyle of locals along the way, stop to visit My Khe beach and My Lai Massacre , After lunch in Quang Ngai, we head to Sa Huynh beach, stay overnight in a hotel near the beach.

Day 11: Sa Huynh – An Khe pass – Pleiku city 220km (B, D)

We leave the nice beach of Sa Huynh and drive along Highway 1 for around an hour before turn left and travel along rice paddy view. We will reach An Khe pass up to Centrel Highland Vietnam.

Afternoon, arrive in Pleiku city, Check in hotel and stay overnight in Hotel. 

Day 12: Pleiku – Buon Ma Thuot  190km (B,D)

After Breakfast, we drive along road 14,  where we will find lots of rubber, pepper, coffee plantation along.

We reach Buon Ma Thuot city – capital for Coffee in Vietnam. Check in Hotel and overnight in town.

Day 13: Buon Ma Thuot – Nha Trang 185km (B,D)

Today you head from the mountains to the sea, towards the coast and Nha Trang. Most of today’s cycle is downhill! As you head away from the rainforest-covered plateau towards the coastal plain, you’ll pass through hill tribe hamlets and thick forest, home to myriad wildlife, including elephants. Stop for lunch en route and travel the final stretch by vehicle, a chance to soak up the scenery, turquoise lagoons dotted with fishing boats and prawn and salt farms. Tonight, you may like to head out for a well-earned drink and a seafood feat at one of the beachfront restaurants for Farewell party to our bikes and the supported team.  End of Service.

Overnight in Nha Trang

Day 14: Nha Trang relax OR departure.  ( B)

The accommodation in the tour is valid til 12h00 today.. You can extend the same room with your own bill to enjoy the holiday by the beach or snorkelling, diving in Nha Trang… ( We can help to book the room for you with your advanced requests) or leave Nha trang in the day to next destinations.

Price & Book

The following cost has been calculated for a party from 8 people travelling together.

It will be applied as below:

08 – 12 Motorbike Rider / Group: …… USD / day / 01 pax – With supported car. ( 01 Pick up truck)

Extra Services: 

– Bigger Motorbike: ( 250cc – 400cc) : …..USD plus / day / bike.

– Pillion Passenger: …. USD/ day / 01 pax , Ride on 250cc – 400cc bike with Rider.

– Car Passenger: …USD / day / 01 Pax – Applied only for Group from 8 Passengers:  We receive only From 1 – 2 Car passengers / Group.

The above cost is quoted on cash payment basis. This is not including government tax and service charges. If payment is made by other mean than cash such as credit card, traveler’s check, bank transfer…bank charges will be for sender.

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

1 – Confirmation

As per our company policy, booking will only be confirmed on receipt of advance deposit.

  • Tour package: 20%
  • Single travel service such as car rental, air tickets bookings or hotel reservations: 100%

2 – Deposit and Payment

Deposit can be settled by cash or wire transfer 90 days at least before the departure. The balance can be paid by cash, travelers’ checques or credit cards upon your arrival in Vietnam. If payment is made by other mean than cash such as traveler’s cheques, credit cards or via Western Union… bank charges will be for sender.

Here are our bank account details.

Beneficiary Bank:

BANK FOR FOREIGN TRADE OF VIETNAM
Address: 198 Tran Quang Khai, Hanoi, Vietnam
Swift code: BFTVVNVX

Beneficiary:

Dong Minh Cuong

Bank account ( USD): 0011372559414

Website                       : http://www.vietcombank.com.vn

3 – Amendment

There is no fee for any change or amendment you make prior to your final confirmation. Otherwise, amendment or cancellation fees may may be charged (subject to Sen Asia Travel’s supplier policy). Because we will launch the booking reservation immediately after we receive your final confirmation and starting from that point, service’s amendment/cancellation fees may be applied by our local service providers such as hotel, restaurants, airlines companies…

Please note that we will not charge you any fee if our service providers do not charge us.

4 – Cancellation

Sen Asia Travel must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would be applied as follows:

  • From 90 days to 45 days:         20% of the total tour/service costs
  • From 45 days to 15 days:         50% of the total tour/service costs
  • From 14 day to departure:  100% of the total tour/service costs

5 – Responsibility

The detailed programme and schedule flights are subject to change by airlines companies without prior notice and in accordance with the weather conditions and daily operations flights. Consequently, itinerary concerned might be adjusted. If this occurs, however that it is done as a courtesy to participants and Sen Asia Travel can not be held responsible for denied boarding, nor for additional costs occurred.

 

 

Include/ Exclude

1 – Inclusions:

– Motorbike hire with insurance for Motorbike..(Honda XR 125 and CBF 150 in Vietnam)

– Our experienced biking guide.

– Meals as mentioned: Breakfast (B), Lunch ( L) and Dinner ( D)

– Accomodation ( standard hotel to 3 *.)

– Entrance fee to the sightseeing on riding route..

– Supported Car for group from 8 motorbikers.

2 – Exclusions:

  • International, domestic air tickets.
  • Vietnam visa.
  • Travel Insurance. All persons are expected to arrange their own insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home. Polices should cover any potential risks involved in your holiday.
  • Optional Activities
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • We recommend 6 – 9 usd / day / person to our supported team (guide and driver…)
  • Personal expenditure such as telephone, laundry, shopping and any other services not clearly mentioned on.

Accommodation

To be advised on our final confirmation.

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