Travel through Vietnamese countryside by motorbike and enjoy a real adventure on a 9-day tour from Saigon to Hoi An. Experience the real Vietnam, including its natural beauty, its minority cultures, its cuisine, and its historical monuments and landmarks.
What to Expect
See the countryside of Vietnam on a 9-day motorbike trip from Saigon to Hoi An, or in the other direction if you prefer. During your tour you’ll stop at waterfalls, lakes, and hot springs, visit the villages of minority tribes, and see agricultural production and the production of numerous local items as well.
Day 1: Saigon – Dong Xoai (170 km)
Visit the Cu Chi tunnels, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located to the north-west of Ho Chi Minh City. See how rice wine and rice paper are made and visit cashew nut and rubber tree plantations. Overnight at the Thanh Sang Hotel in Dong Xoai.
Day 2: Dong Xoai – Di Linh (195 km)
Leaving Dong Xoai you’ll ride along a country road, passing cashew nut plantations, before joining Highway 20. Visit a crocodile park and enjoy a trek into a rock cave, about 10 kilometers up on the mountain pass. Take in the stunning views of the mountains, and then head off-road again to the 90-meter-high Dambri Waterfall. After another 30 kilometers of riding you’ll reach Di Linh. Overnight at the Nhat Minh Hotel (standard room with hot/cold shower).
Day 3: Di Linh – Da Lat (205 km)
Make a brief visit to the Chicken minority village, and then ride into the mountains, making another quick visit to a mushroom farm. Enjoy stops at the Datanla Waterfall, and at Paradise Lake, where you’ll see one of the largest meditation center in Vietnam. When you arrive in Da Lat city, you’ll see the famous crazy house. Overnight at Les Sapins Hotel (family run hotel, standard room with hot/cold shower).
Day 4: Da Lat – Lak Lake (160 km)
After breakfast you’ll visit the Dragon Pagoda and the Lat minority village. Have a chat with the village leader, enjoy his gong music show, and try a drink of the local wine. Next you’ll ride along a country road to visit a Dalat farm that grows vegetables, a greenhouse to admire the flowers, a coffee plantation, a silk village, and the Elephant Waterfall. Enjoy Vietnamese coffee at a local café and then see how Vietnamese rice wine is made. When you arrive at Lak Lake you’ll visit the Jun minority village and then check in at the long-stilt-house. Overnight at a home stay in Jun village with M’Nong minority people.
Day 5: Lak Lake – Buon Me Thuot City (140 km)
On the way to Buon Me Thuot city, you’ll have a half-hour trek to the top of Elephant Rock Mountain. Back on your bike and on the road again you’ll take in the panorama of rice paddy fields. Continue the ride to Buon Me Thuot city and then take the Ho Chi Minh Trail to visit Dray Sap, Gia Long Falls, and the Dray Nur Falls. Stop for a swim in a natural pool in the middle of the park, and then continue through the national park. Head back to Buon Me Thuot city. Overnight at the 1-star Eden Hotel.
Day 6: Buon Me Thuot City – Plei Ku (195 km)
Travel north along the Ho Chi Minh Trail and stop to visit the war monument to the former North Vietnam radio operator soldiers. Take in the spectacular views of rubber plantations and cashew and black pepper gardens. See local Vietnamese making rice paper and rice noodles and make a brief stop to visit Sea Lake in Plei Ku city. Enjoy a swim if you like, go kayaking on the lake, or take a walk in the pine tree forest. Overnight at the Dang Xua Hotel (standard room with hot/cold shower).
Day 7: Plei Ku – Kon Tum (140 km)
In the early morning you’ll head out on an 80-kilometer ride to the north-east to the Mang Den town known as Dalat 2. Visit the beautiful lake and waterfall in the middle of the jungle. Stop at another minority village, where the Ba Na people live in their traditional communal Rong house. Travel back to Kon Tum, stopping at a very old and unique wooden church, and at an orphanage to visit the children who live there. Overnight at the 1-star Hoang Thinh Hotel.
Day 8: Kon Tum – Kham Duc (170 km)
Travel approximately 42 km north from Kon Tum to Dakto village, which was the site of a major battle during the American War. Stop in Daklei province to see a Trieng minority village and try crossing their tiny hanging bridge! Continue on your ride and stop at the Dak Ha hot spring and enjoy bathing in the fresh spring waters. Overnight at the 2-star Be Chau Giang Hotel.
Day 9: Kham Duc – Hoi An (161 km)
Take Highway 14E to Hoi An. See how incense and chopsticks are made. Cross the Thu Bon River by ferry to My Son, the land of the Cham Pa Kingdom. You’ll arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon, marking the end of the tour.
- Motorbike (including helmet, petrol, parking)
- Rider/guide motorbike insurance
- Required permissions
- 8 nights’ accommodation
- Entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Meals, drinks, and other expenses not mentioned as included
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
The tour is available starting in either Hoi An or Saigon.
Children under 8 years old join for free if they ride with mom or dad.
A big motorbike is provided for your self-ride. Note that a driving license is required.