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Monkey Madness: 6-Day Motorcycle Adventure Loop

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What You'll Do
  • Ride the best country back roads in Vietnam
  • Encounter Vietnam's rich ethnic cultures
  • Visit remote villages
  • Follow the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • Discover one of Vietnam's last remaining pockets of old growth forest
  • Explore the legendary Vinh Moc Tunnels
  • Enjoy a day of light mountain trekking
  • Taste delicious local food specialties
  • Enhance your tour with a thrilling abseiling adventure
Get an in-depth experience of Vietnam on this fully-escorted, all-inclusive 6-day motorcycle tour from Hoi An. Ride on the historic Ho Chi Minh Trail. Visit Phong Nha National Park, the Vinh Moc tunnels, China Beach, and remote mountain villages.
What to Expect
Feel the wind in your hair and a sense of total freedom, as you make your way through Vietnam on six incredible days of motorcycle adventure from Hoi An.

Experience the beauty of Vietnam’s rapidly disappearing wilderness, as well as the cultures and people that call it home. Wind your way into the mountains, traveling along quiet roads, and enjoying breathtaking sights at every turn.

Spend a day with one of Vietnam’s most authentic hill tribes. Enjoy a short trek along the Ho Chi Minh Trail to remote mountain hot springs and pristine rivers. Ride through lush forests, past jaw-dropping views of the Central Highlands. Explore old military bases from the American war. Visit famous ̶ and infamous ̶ historic sites, including the notorious Vinh Moc tunnels, and the ancient imperial capital of Hue.

Motorcycle tours are flexible by nature – you can take one road or another, depending on what the group wants to ride. Your tour can be tailored to every level of experience, from non-riders who can ride as pillion passengers to off-road riders who are looking for a real challenge. Riding is at an easy and relaxed pace, with an average speed of 60 kph (37 mph), giving you time to take in every amazing site.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Countryside Riding: Hoi An to Ba Hon (Meals: L, D)
Setting off from Hoi An this morning. At midday, reach Ba Hom. Lunch will be served in the village followed by light mountain trekking. The route crosses over the original Ho Chi Minh Trail and leads to a therapeutic hot spring where you can swim and relax in the healing waters. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Co Tu feast.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh Trail: Ba Hon to Khe Sanh via A Luoi (Meals: B, L, D)
After breakfast in the village, ride to Khe Sanh. Traverse the historic Ho Chi Minh Highway through lush rainforests and over magnificent mountain passes. Take a refreshing swim in a mountain waterfall at midday and break for a picnic lunch. Ride through the A Shau Valley to arrive in Khe Sanh and visit the site of the former U.S, marine combat base.

Day 3: Hill Tribe Country: Khe Sanh to Phong Nha/Ke Bang National Park (Meals: B, L, D)
Obtaining special military permission, drive the remote western branch of the Ho Chi Minh Highway through majestic limestone karst and spectacular old-growth jungle. Follow the original HCM Trail through some of the most rugged terrain on Earth.

Day 4: Explore Phong Nha/Ke Bang National Park (Meals: B, L)
With a day free to explore Phong Nha National Park, take a morning motorbike ride to the Paradise Cave, Asia's longest limestone cave. After a traditional Vietnamese lunch at the National Park's restaurant, you can wander around the grotto systems. In the afternoon, travel to Dong Hoi for some 5-star luxury. (All day activities at Phong Nha are included in the tour price but participation is optional.)

Day 5: Tunnels and Trails: Dong Hoi to Hue (Meals: B, L, D)
Driving along HCM highway east, arrive at the Vinh Moc tunnels, where an entire village went underground in the 1960s to survive bombing raids. After exploring the tunnels, head to a local beach where you can cool off with a swim. After lunch, drive along the coastline, arriving in Hue late afternoon.

Day 6: The Coast Road: Hue to Hoi An (Meals: B, L, D)
Head east from Hue and travel parallel to the sea, passing through fishing villages and along pristine beaches for the first part of the drive. At the half way point of the drive, climb to Highway 1’s highest point, Hai Van Pass, where panoramic views of the coast are all around. The road then winds down toward Hoi An, passing through Danang and the famed China Beach.

Optional Abseiling at Marble Mountain on Day 6:
Walk up Marble Mountain into the rappelling area, which takes about 10 to 15 minutes. The first rappel is a short walk from the practice area and enjoys a fantastic view of the ocean. This 22 meter line has great exposure, fantastic scenery, and makes you feel like you are much higher than you actually are. Then enjoy a thrilling final rappel; a monster 50 meter drop into a gaping hole so deep and dark that you can’t see the bottom. This fantastic cave rappel drops right out of the jungle down into a temple chamber.
What's Included
  • Use of a Minsk motorbike or semi-automatic scooter
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking guide
  • Meals and snacks
  • Services of a tour mechanic
  • Fuel
  • Entry fees and ferry crossings
  • Use of an international safety standard helmet
  • Drinking water and soft drinks
  • Use of saddle bags, gloves, and rain ponchos (if needed)
  • Souvenir t-shirt
What's Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Damages to motorcycle
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Meeting Point

Hoi An Motorbike Adventures office 111 Ba Trieu Street Hoi An Quang Nam, Vietnam (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
You can either ride yourself if you are licensed to ride in your home country or have an experienced motorbike driver take you. Alternatively, you can ride on the back of a friend’s bike for only a small fee in addition to their cost.

Tour departs with minimum of 2 people.
Please note: we do not offer a seat discount for tours departing with only 2 people.
Seat discount only applies when sharing a bike with a friend or partner.

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Product ID: 21754