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Highlight: Hanoi - Mai Chau – Vinh - Dong Hoi - Khe Sanh – Hue - Hoi An - Kon Tum - Buon Ma Thuot - Nha Trang

Highlight: Hanoi - Mai Chau – Vinh - Dong Hoi - Khe Sanh – Hue - Hoi An - Kon Tum - Buon Ma Thuot - Nha Trang

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  • INDOCHINA EXPLORER TOUR 12 house, 22 Lane, Pham Than Duat street Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam Tel: +84 (4) 38587 7869 Fax: +84 (4) 37920956 Email : info@indochinaexplorertour.comOff Road Ho Chi Minh Motorcycle Tour - 13days (IET - VN 6.26)Highlight: Hanoi - Mai Chau – Vinh - Dong Hoi - Khe Sanh – Hue - Hoi An - Kon Tum -Buon Ma Thuot - Nha TrangPrice: from $2485/paxDuration: 13 days / 12 nightsTour route: Hanoi, Quang Binh, Nha Trang, Nghe An, Hue, Hoian,Transportation type: MotorcycleTour code: IET - VN 6.26Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau (~160 km, ~6 h)Heading out of Hanoi on road number 6 to Mai Chau, and idyllic valley populated by mainlyWhite Thai ethnic people. Visiting Mai Chau, you have a chance to enjoy folk songs andtraditional colourful culture of White Thai in Mai Chau. The scenery of the arrival to Mai Chauis characterized with beautiful limestone mountains and colourful hill tribes who can be seenand visited on the way. We also have an opportunity en route to learn about the culture of therice-cultivating inhabitants in the Red River valley and Da River down stream. After lunch, wehave the whole afternoon free to climb up to the top of Thung Nhuoi pass. From the top of thepass there is a beautiful view of Mai Chau valley, often engulfed by clouds but still a sight tobe enjoyed. After visiting this wonderful site, we drop down to explore more of the area ofWhite Thai people.In the evening, we can enjoy a local dinner and overnight in a beautiful village at the edge of ariver. After dinner, you can spend the evening sitting together around a fire and join in a Thaitraditional music show. In their traditional attire, typical of their culture, Thai women invitevisitors to participate in the Xoe dance. To the rhythmical and ebullient music, the hosts andguests will dance for hours hand-in-hand. When they get tired, they stop for a while to drinkspecial sticky rice liquor called "ruou can". Visitors who participate in the Xoe dance once,especially by the light of a fire at night are likely to remember it forever.Day 2: Mai Chau (~100 km, ~3 h)Today is an easy day, preparing for challenging days on Ho Chi Minh TrailIn the morning we explore the mountains to the north of Mai Chau, passing Hmong and Daohill tribe communities living as they have for centuries. In the evening we enjoy a traditionalmusic and dancing performance.Alternatively, we could ride to Bai Sang to see the old forgotten Highway 6 and take a boat toexplore part of the biggest reservoir in North Vietnam.Overnight in a Thai ethnicity stilt house in Mai Chau. Website: www.indochinaexplorertour.com Hotline: +844-0-983186148 .................................................................................................................. “Our best advertisement comes from word-of-mouth.” Please don’t keep me a secret......I grow my business through referrals!
  • INDOCHINA EXPLORER TOUR 12 house, 22 Lane, Pham Than Duat street Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam Tel: +84 (4) 38587 7869 Fax: +84 (4) 37920956 Email : info@indochinaexplorertour.comDay 3: Mai Chau - Vinh (~280 km, ~8 h)We head south on a beautiful winding road which follows the banks of the Ma River until thenew Ho Chi Minh Highway. This newly carved route leads us down south, through remoteback country, not far from the Laotian border. In the afternoon we cut eastwards towards thecoast and stay overnight in the coastal city of Vinh, which is close to where Ho Chi Minh wasborn. Overnight in Vinh.Day 4: Vinh - Dong Hoi (~230 km, ~7 h)We ride south along Highway 1, before heading inland towards the Laotian border. We passthe Dong Loc intersection, (main junction for supply lines during the War) which is widelyregarded in Vietnamese eyes as the beginning of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. We then pass throughremote back country, close to the border, as the scenery steadily becomes dominated by karstlimestone rock formations. Next come two famous intersections where until 1972 most of theTrail’s traffic passed over into Laos.In the afternoon we arrive at the World Heritage site of Phong Nha where local civilians andmilitary sheltered from incessant bombing during wartime. Then we drive down to the coastaltown of Dong Hoi, which was heavily shelled by US warships during the war. At a hoteloverlooking the beach, we can take in some sunbathing by the beach.Overnight in Dong Hoi.Day 5: Dong Hoi - Khe Sanh (~150 km, ~5 h)We strike south through foothills which were once sprayed heavily by Agent Orange towardsthe former DMZ. There is still much evidence of bombing on the mountain sides and from timeto time we will see remnants of the original Trail. We take in the famous Hien Luong Bridge(former demarcation line between North and South Vietnam, Khe Sanh (former US Marinebase), Lang Vay (former US special forces base) and the Truong Son Cemetery.Overnight in Khe Sanh.Day 6: Khe Sanh - Hue (~170 km, ~6 h)In the morning we head south over the Dakrong Bridge (built by the Cubans in 1973) into theinfamous A Shau valley, an area of intense wartime activity. Passing Hamburger Hill andmountains still barren due to the extended effects of Agent Orange, we arrive at A Luoi, wherethere are many Bru Van Kieu hill tribe people. Then, cruising through green back countrydown the steep Me Oi Pass, we continue on to the beautiful city of Hue which lies along thebanks of the Perfume River.Overnight in Hue. Website: www.indochinaexplorertour.com Hotline: +844-0-983186148 .................................................................................................................. “Our best advertisement comes from word-of-mouth.” Please don’t keep me a secret......I grow my business through referrals!
  • INDOCHINA EXPLORER TOUR 12 house, 22 Lane, Pham Than Duat street Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam Tel: +84 (4) 38587 7869 Fax: +84 (4) 37920956 Email : info@indochinaexplorertour.comDay 7: Hue (boating and walking)No riding today, just relax.Hue is the former imperial capital of feudal Vietnam and is a perfect place to relax after ourdriving to date. Boat ride along the Perfume River from where you can appreciate theexuberance of this ancient imperial city. Along the river, you will visit Thien Mu Pagoda,Minh Mang, Tu Duc Tombs…or visit the remains of the Imperial Citadel, which was largelydestroyed during the Tet Offensive in 1968.Overnight in Hue.Day 8: Hue - Hoi An (~280km, ~8 h)We head back up the Me Oi pass to A Luoi in order the rejoin the Trail. Many Ta Oi and CoTu people will be seen tending their fields. We then skirt the Laotian border on the side of alarge mountain covered in thick jungle. At the remote town of Hien we turn off the trail anddrop down the Ba Na mountain range to the World Heritage Site of Hoi An, a major tradingcentre in SE Asia in the 16th and 17th centuries.Overnight in Hoi An.Day 9: Hoi An (relax)Those who wish can ride up to China Beach, where US marines first landed in Indochina,otherwise enjoy a free day to explore Hoi An by foot or by bike. With fine wining and dining(including a range of Hoi An specialties), impressive architecture, fantastic tailoring, endlessshopping, and a glorious beach, there is no shortage of activities to indulge in.Overnight in Hoi An.Day 10: Hoi An - Kon Tum (~290 km, ~9 h)We strike back up to the mountains, rejoining the Trail at Phuoc Son (also known as KhamDuc). From there we head up the towering Lo So Pass, passing through remote areas thinlypopulated by peoples of the Ba Na ethnicity. Edging close to the border with Laos, where anumber of Trail arteries crossed over in Laos, we continue on to Kon Tum.Overnight in Kon Tum.Day 11: Kon Tum - Buon Ma Thuot (~240 km, ~8 h)In the morning we head south through the Central Highlands, passing Pleiku and the Ia Drangvalley battlefield, before continuing onto Buon Ma Thuot (also known as Buon Me Thuot), thecity where northern forces launched their final assault on the then Saigon. Buon Ma Thuotproduces most and best coffee products in Vietnam.Overnight in Buon Ma Thuot. Website: www.indochinaexplorertour.com Hotline: +844-0-983186148 .................................................................................................................. “Our best advertisement comes from word-of-mouth.” Please don’t keep me a secret......I grow my business through referrals!
  • INDOCHINA EXPLORER TOUR 12 house, 22 Lane, Pham Than Duat street Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam Tel: +84 (4) 38587 7869 Fax: +84 (4) 37920956 Email : info@indochinaexplorertour.comDay 12: Buon Ma Thuot - Nha Trang (~190 km, ~7 h)We take an easy drive back down off the Tay Son highlands towards the coast, arriving atHighway 1 some 30 km north of Nha Trang. Taking in this scenic coastal stretch past turquoisewaters and scarlet fishing boats, we arrive in the bright lights of Nha Trang and its relaxingholiday options.Overnight in Nha Trang.Day 13: Nha Trang (relax)A free day by the beach before gathering for a seafood feast to recount our adventure and toastthe Ho Chi Minh Trail. Then take the train back to Hanoi or continue your way to Ho ChiMinh City (Saigon)TOUR PRICE: This is a sample itinerary so the cost really depends on your hotel choice,number of people in your group and time of travel. Please contact us to customize this itineraryand price to meet your needs and budget.INCLUDING- Motorcycle(s), all fuel;- Tour guide/Translator;- Standard hotel and/or homestay (sleeping bags, mosquito nets, sheets, pillows...are provided);- Third party motorbike insurance;- All food;- All entrance fees, permits, tickets, boat trips, ferries, bamboo rafts, etc;- Green Trail Tours provides support. We are with you along the way;- Vietnamese tea and rice wine.NOT INCLUDING- Personal expenses, personal medical insurance;- Drinks other than tea and local rice wine;- Motorbiking protective pants, jacket, gloves, helmet, rain gear and other safety equipment atfavourable rental rate;- Train or flight tickets;- Breakfast on the departure day and dinner on the return day; Website: www.indochinaexplorertour.com Hotline: +844-0-983186148 .................................................................................................................. “Our best advertisement comes from word-of-mouth.” Please don’t keep me a secret......I grow my business through referrals!
  • INDOCHINA EXPLORER TOUR 12 house, 22 Lane, Pham Than Duat street Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam Tel: +84 (4) 38587 7869 Fax: +84 (4) 37920956 Email : info@indochinaexplorertour.com- Accommodation in Hanoi;- Tips Website: www.indochinaexplorertour.com Hotline: +844-0-983186148 .................................................................................................................. “Our best advertisement comes from word-of-mouth.” Please don’t keep me a secret......I grow my business through referrals!