Book a tour: Motorcycle Tour Along Ho Chi Minh Road: A 12-Day Adventure Hoian To Hanoi

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If you are a travel lover and want to experience the most authentic way, taking a motorcycle tour along Ho Chi Minh road will be an ideal option. Still, the problem that can cause you a headache is that not having a specific route will make your journey full of obstacles.
Understand your issue; we have composed this blog with all the needed info! Please scroll down and find out the most detailed and comprehensive route along Ho Chi Minh road through our article!

Hai Van Pass, Da Nang
Amazing view of Hai Van Pass, Da Nang

Motorcycle Tour Along Ho Chi Minh Road- 12 Days With A Detailed Schedule

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Day 1: Hoi An Motorcycle Tour To Hue- 175km  

On the motorbike touring Hue, you will have the opportunity to explore the village's daily life of mat weaving, incense making, and ceramics. Next, cross Ngu Hanh Son and stop at the Hai Van pass to rest while watching the beautiful scenery of the Hue - Da Nang mountains from above.

After arriving at Lang Co beach - the top most beautiful beach in Vietnam, stop for lunch and visit the conical hat village (in Phu Bai). Continue the motorbike journey, and you will reach Hue city at about 5 pm - the ideal time to watch the sunset.

Lang Co Bay, Hue, Vietnam
Lang Co Bay, Hue, Vietnam - 16th March 2015 - halfaway between Da Nang and Hue, the Lang Co Bay is one of the most wonderful hidden secrets of Vietnam. Here in particular the beach seen during the sunset

Day 2: Hue Motorcycle Tours For Sightseeing  

Hue bears the imprint of a Vietnamese dynasty that once existed. Therefore, you can learn more about Vietnam's culture, history, customs, and traditional beauty while visiting this city.

If you have no idea about a Hue tour, our recommendations include Kim Long ancient village, Hue museum, Thien Mu pagoda, royal tombs, Hue citadel, etc. At night, do not miss your chance to ride a dragon boat and immerse in Hue songs on the Perfume River.

Hue, Vietnam
Inside Forbidden Purple City, Hue, Vietnam

Day 3: Hue Motorbike Tour To A Luoi- 90km  

The distance to A Luoi is quite short, so allow yourself to have more time to experience it. Do not miss the walking tour in Hue Citadel, Nam Giao Citadel, and Minh Mang Tomb as well. 

Follow the Ho Chi Minh trail and experience the historical site - the Battlefield of the Hamlet Hill. This place will remind you of a time back when the Vietnamese people resisted the US.

Luoi, Hue
Wonderful spot of A Luoi, Hue

Day 4: A Luoi Motorcycle Tour To Khe Sanh- 140km  

On the way to Khe Sanh, you will be able to experience the rhythm of ethnic life in a Churu Van Kieu village. Besides, places imprinted with the trail of the war against the US to save the country, such as Khe Sanh and Dakrong battlefields, are also waiting for you to explore.

Khe Sanh, Quang Tri
Khe Sanh Combat Base

Day 5: Khe Sanh Motorcycle Tour To Dong Hoi- 200km  

The first stop that we recommend to you is Vinh Moc tunnels - a place marked by the civil wars before 1975. Riding along Ho Chi Minh road, you will be able to enjoy the natural landscape of the North Truong Son region and countless relics of the war against the US.

Lying on the banks of the romantic Nhat Le River, Dong Hoi town appears with an extremely prosperous beauty. After dinner, spend time wandering the night markets here to experience the nightlife of locals and tourists.

Quang Binh, Vietnam
Quang Binh, Ho Chi Minh Road, Vietnam

Day 6: Dong Hoi Motorcycle Tour To Phong Nha- 70km  

The most typical place that we recommend you visit is the famous historical site Phu Hoa Church. After that, continue from the Ho Chi Minh trail to a world-famous natural wonder - Phong Nha cave.

According to our estimate, you will arrive in Phong Nha around noon. After lunch at a local restaurant, experience a tour inside the ruins by boat and on foot.

Phong Nha Cave, Quang Binh
Phong Nha Cave, Quang Binh

Day 7: Phong Nha Motorcycle Tour To Ky Anh- 180km  

After leaving Phong Nha cave, you will continue to have wonderful times at salt-making villages, shrimp farms, and the beautiful Da Nhay beach. When reaching the top of Ngang Pass, take a break and immerse yourself in the beautiful natural landscape from above.

You will reach the beach town of Ky Anh at 5 pm - an ideal time to watch the sunset over the sea. Evening walk along the beach in the fresh air and gentle breeze will help dispel all fatigue after a day of driving.

Da Nhay Beach, Ky Anh, Ha Tinh

Day 8: Ky Anh Motorbike Tour To Vinh- 120km  

Today's journey will take you past Huong Tich Pagoda, Dong Loc junction, and the great poet Nguyen Du statue. Visit each place to learn more about the beauties of the culture and the heroic history of the nation.

After that, you will pass through Ho Chi Minh Square in Vinh city - Nghe An. This place is not only an attractive destination for tourists but also a green space for everyone to rest and relieve fatigue.

Nghe An/Vietnam
Nghe An/Vietnam- 01/07/2019 local farmer working in the rice field in Vietnam

Day 9: Vinh Motorcycle Tour To Thanh Hoa- 224km  

On the way to Thanh Hoa, you will have the opportunity to experience the Sen village, the hometown of the great President Ho Chi Minh. If you want to experience more historical landmarks, visit Ba Trieu temple to learn about the heroic process of fighting the Northern invaders.

In addition, the local villages are also an ideal destination, where you will learn how to make tobacco, sedge mats, marble, and a variety of artistic crafts.

Pu Luong Nature Reserve, Thanh Hoa
Fantastic view of Pu Luong Nature Reserve, Thanh Hoa

Day 10: Thanh Hoa Motorbike Tour To Tam Coc And Cuc Phuong Park In Ninh Binh- 90km  

Today's itinerary will take you to visit the Tam Coc & Bich Dong tourist area, known as "Ha Long Bay on land" of Vietnam. Next, you will have more memories of Trang An, Bai Dinh pagoda, and many other interesting places along the way.

In the afternoon, we suggest you visit the natural scenery and the rhythm of human life inside the territory of Cuc Phuong National Park. If you have more time, stay overnight at an ethnic minority village to experience their unique cultural lifestyles and customs.

 Tam Coc, Ninh Binh
Boat Ride in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh

Day 11: Ninh Binh Motorbike Tour To Hoa Binh- 140km  

On the way from Ninh Binh to Hoa Binh, go along the Ho Chi Minh road and pass the Ho Citadel. Next, stop by and immerse yourself in the beautiful natural scenery at Tien Cave, Ca Than Stream.

After arriving in Ninh Binh, we recommend you to stay overnight at local people's houses and learn about Muon ethnic culture here.

Northwest Vietnam
Rice terraces at sunrise with mountain ranges in Northwest Vietnam

Day 12: Hoa Binh Motorcycle Tour To Ha Noi- 110km  

When breakfast is over, visit the village, then ride a motorbike to Hoa Binh lake to admire the beautiful natural scenery from the Hoa Binh Hydroelectricity’s top. If you are looking for a more idyllic beauty, head to some small villages of the local people to learn about their daily lives.

You will arrive in the bustling city of Hanoi at 5 pm. After 12 days of driving and experiencing, your motorbike ride journey along Ho Chi Minh road is officially completed!

Da River Lake, Hoa Binh
Da River Lake, Hoa Binh

The Bottom Line

Planning and executing a motorcycle tour along Ho Chi Minh road in 12 days is not an easy task, whether you are a newbie or an experienced one in Vietnam motorbike tours. Luckily, what we are sure of is that you will gain countless interesting experiences and insights through this journey.

The information in our article will be useful to you and anyone with a passion for travel like you. So, please actively like and share this post with those who need it!

Now, it's time to pack your backpack and start your exploration right now! See you in the next articles.

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