Book a tour: Vietnam Motorbike Trip: 6D 5N Hoi An To Hanoi Through Hue, DMZ, Mai Chau

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Intro

Central Vietnam is well-known for stunning views of cities with splendid nature and local activities such as Hoi An or Hue. Coming here, visitors will have a chance to explore many famous places as well as enjoy local specialties.
We are pleased to introduce to you a Vietnam motorbike tour: Hoi An to Hanoi via Hue, DMZ, Mai Chau. We promise the information below will help you make the most of your trip. Let's dive in!

Mai Chau, Hoa Binh
Scenic Mai Chau valley

Tour Highlights

With this Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike tour, riders will spend six days traveling from Hoi An to Hanoi. 

During this long ride, the team will get many opportunities to visit picturesque sites across the country, such as Hue cital del, Phong Nha cave, or gold-sanded beaches.

On top of that, riders can also enjoy many local foods and explore the traditions of the locals as well.

For all of these experiences, this journey is a worth-trying and memorable trip for visitors who want to explore a lot of aspects of Vietnam's culture.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Hoi An To Hue - 160km

On the first day of the trip, the team will start their journey bypassing one of the greatest motorcycle tours through coastlines in the country's center. 

Next, ride on beautiful coastal roads, heading to Da Nang before going up to one of the greatest passes in Vietnam - the Hai Van pass, which gives you many opportunities to take picturesque photos.

After riding through this pass, travelers will have lunch and a short break. Then, you will continue your memorable Vietnam motorbike tour by riding through all the narrow countryside ways of Hue to witness the beauty of markets, colorful tombs, and ride fields.

You will arrive in Hue in the afternoon. Then, have a night at one of the most beautiful hotels in this city to prepare for the next trip.

Vietnam Motorbike Trip
View from top, Hai Van Pass is one of the most beautiful mountain passes in Vietnam, which is the bridge connecting Danang and Lang Co Bay

Note: As Hue is full of famous places and tasty dishes, the team can have another choice to stay in Hue one more night to experience this romantic city to the fullest.

Day 2: Hue To Vinh Moc Tunnel And Khe Sanh - 170 km

The second day will start by riding through some stunning tourist attractions like a pagoda called Thien Mu or Forbidden city. Then saying goodbye to the beautiful city called Hue, continue the trip on the Ho Chi Minh road by heading across to the DMZ. 

At this place, visitors will stand a chance to explore some stunning historical artifacts and gain more understanding of the wars in Vietnam. 

Moreover, riders will also be able to visit a tunnel complex named Vinh Moc, which provides you a particular feeling of peace, war, and life.

After visiting these attractions, travelers now ride through the western direction of Khe Sanh and then explore Khe Sanh Military Base to learn more about the violence of war.

Vinh Moc Tunnels, Quang Tri
Entrance Gate of Vinh Moc Tunnels

The team will rest in a hotel in Khe Sanh village at night.

Day 3: Khe Sanh To Phong Nha – 220 km

If you want to make the most of the trip, it is vital not to miss this day of the journey, which can be considered the most special part of the whole trip.

It is sure that you will experience the greatest motorbike trip through a 220 km Ho Chi Minh road. 

With this road length, the ride during that period will bring the team a lot of fascinating sights of the national park called Phong Nha - Ke Bang - a stunning wonder in Vietnam.

Riders will be in Phong Nha in the afternoon.

If it is not rainy, visitors will have a short trip by boat to explore Phong Nha cave which will be unforgettable memories.

Phong Nha, Ke Bang cave, an amazing, wonderful cavern at Bo Trach, Quang Binh, Vietnam, is world heritage of Viet Nam, traveller visit by boat on water, wonderful place for travel

Then you will stay overnight at a hotel surrounding Phong Nha.

Day 4: Phong Nha To Tan Ky

On the fourth day of the trip, riders will start the journey by heading to the northern part of Phong Nha - Ke Bang Park. This Ho Chi Minh trail tour will bring you many splendid sights of peaceful villages of local tribes and limestone mountains. 

After eating lunch, you will ride to a town in Nghe An named Tan Ky, where visitors will spend a night and explore the night views of this tranquil area.

Phong Nha Ke Bang in Vietnam
Beautiful fields with rice farmers in Conical Hat in National Park Phong Nha Ke Bang in Vietnam. Rural scenery photo taken in south east Asia.

Day 5: Tan Ky To Mai Chau – 240 km

Saying goodbye to the peaceful town in Nghe An, travelers now will be on the Ho Chi Minh road to explore other parts of Vietnam. You will have lunch in a small town called Ngoc Lac. After that, visitors will have a turn to the west of the mountainous region of Vietnam. 

By riding through this western area, the team will have a chance to explore great passes and witness stunning views of mountains. These experiences will be one of the trip's highlights that can satisfy all travelers.

Riders will arrive in Mai Chau in the late afternoon. Following that, have a night together with Thai people in a small local homestay so that you will have a deeper understanding of local traditions and cultures.

Tan Ky, Nghe An
Dusty road from Mai Chau to Tan Ky

Day 6: Mai Chau To Hanoi – 170 km

Before heading to Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam, travelers will have a chance to go sightseeing over this valley to explore several local villages, know more about their cultural and traditional activities, and be immersed in the splendid nature of vast, green valleys.

The team will continue the trip to return to Hanoi in the morning after having an exciting ride through the northern mountainous area of Vietnam. All team members will have the final lunch and take a short break in Hoa Binh province. 

Now, we will ride back to our capital - Hanoi, marking the finish of this 6-day Ho Chi Minh trail trip with many unforgettable memories of green nature and exciting local activities.

Riding thru the rice terrace field in Hanoi

Conclusion

Vietnam motorbike trip: Hoi An to Hanoi Through Hue, DMZ, Mai Chau is a 6-day trip that is full of natural splendid and great opportunities to explore and gain a deeper understanding of local cultures and traditions.

Hopefully, this article has given you a clear and detailed tour itinerary that helps you to experience your trip to the fullest. Have a nice trip ahead!

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