Vietnam Overland Motorbiking along Coastal Line
  • Routing: Sai gon - Mui ne - Nha Trang - Buon Ma Thuot - Kon Tum - Kham Duc - Hoi an - Hue - Khe Sanh - Phong Nha - Sam Son - Hanoi
  • Grading tour:

    • Riding along best beaches
    • Wonderful experience of motor tour
    • Still challenge with Central Highland ride
    • Short view to Phong Nha cave

    Day 1: Sai Gon arrival.
    Meet up our guide at Sai Gon airport for transferring to the hotel for checking in. Depending on your arrival time, we could take a half day tour in Sai Gon city with Re-Unification Palace, the Central Post Office, the Cathedral, the Jade Emperor Temple and the Ben Thanh market.
    Welcome dinner and briefing tour.
    Summary:
    Transfer: AC vehicle
    Meals: Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel in Sai Gon.

     
    Day 2: Sai Gon – Mui Ne beach ~ 230km/143miles
    Breakfast at hotel, we start our first day of adventure tour on High way 1A, the main road covering the North to South of Vietnam to Mui Ne. Mui Ne is one of the most remote beach in Vietnam with purify and fresh air. The road conditions is quite good along the beautiful beach with white sand. 
    Mui ne beach is very much special than other beaches in Vietnam. The weather here is semi-dessert with safari-liked geography. There are endless sand dunes from the beach to far inside the land. And the sand dunes here have several colors or even changing their colors after winds.  You will have time here to check out those feature.
    Lunch on local restaurant before we check in our room. Overnight in Mui Ne.
    Summary:
    Riding distance: 230km
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Mui Ne.

     
    Day 3: Mui Ne – Nha Trang bay ~ 220km/138miles
    Following breakfast, we keep riding on the coastal line from Mui Ne to another famous beach - Nha Trang. The name tells it all - Nha trang is one of the most beautiful beach over the world and now you are going to witness this, immerse in it and swim inside this. The crystal water, white sand, silver waves are timeless and they are all about what you have ever dreamed about a tropical paradise.
    Taking a little time for relaxing in Nha Trang, if the time permit, we could enjoy a diving tour here in the afternoon.
    Lunch in local restaurant. Hotel in Nha Trang
    Summary:
    Distance: 220km
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang.
     

    Day 4: Leave beach Nha Trang – Buon Me Thuot in Central highland ~ 190km/118miles
    Temporarily leaving our coastal line for a more challenging day to Buon Me Thuot. Today we leave out the flat road to start up some mountainous riding. We will hit on highway 26 and challenge our- self with dirt road and off road toward Buon Me Thuot province. This is a highland area with the most famous specialty is coffee. Buon Ma Thuot was also an important part of army strategy in American war. Spending a little time to meet some ethnic people in the village, listen to our guide introduce about the historical stories blending with the beauty of this area.
    Lunch will be served in local restaurant on route. Hotel in Buon Me Thuot. End up this day with a cup of scrumptious coffee on the true land for coffee.
    Summary:
    Distance: 190 km with some off road path
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Buon Me Thuot.
     

    Day 5: Buon Me Thuot – Kon Tum ~ 240km/149miles
    New experience on Ho Chi Minh trail to Kon Tum - another province of Central Highland.
    Along the way are coffee plantations and the stilt houses of the Central Highland’s largest ethnic group, the Gia Rai. Eventually, we will cross the Nha Rong pass down into Buon Me Thuot, the provincial capital of Dac Lac Province, and the site of the last battle of the Vietnam war in March 1975. We will continue riding Highway 14 today, finding that traffic is busier than usual. Lunch will be in Pleiku.  From here, we ride along the Tun River and up over a pass straight to Kon Tum. Hotel in Kon Tum.
    Summary:
    Distance: 240 km
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Kon Tum.

     
    Day 6: Kon Tum – Kham Duc ~ 190km/118miles
    After breakfast in local restaurant we continue driving north on Highway 14 today on a bit of a bumpy section of the road to Kham Duc.  
    Today is really a day to visit different minority villages.  We will drive over Lo Xo Pass, making lots of stops along the way to meet De and Trieng minorities, who live along the Dak Po Ko river. Along the river are many amazing hanging bridges, built by the local people to cross to the opposite shore.  Lunch will be in Tan Canh, and we can visit a village of Se Dang, before driving on to Kham Duc. Mini hotel in Kham Duc.
    Summary:
    Distance: 190 km
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Kham Duc.

     
    Day 7: Kham Duc – get back Hoi An beach ~ 200km/124miles
    After breakfast, we leave Kham Duc to Hoi An.
    We riding along the river, but the road itself, new and not very busy, down along a very steep valley with the river rushing below. The river below is dotted with unique rock formations and there are waterfalls along the way. Lunch will be in Dong Phu.  
    After the lunch time, we keep going to reach in My Son, a world heritage site that is the Cham version of Angkor Wat. 
    Most of the temples are dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva, considered by the Cham as the founder and protector of their dynasties.    
    From Dong Phu, we will continue along the highway, busy at first, until the road shifts and becomes smaller, although paved.  Then the drive becomes challenging, but a lot of fun and progress is far slower. Hotel in Hoi An.
    Summary:
    Distance: 200km
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.
     

    Day 8: Hoi An easy riding and beach - a day off
    Today is a relaxing day after long riding on the previous days. Hoi an is lovely town to self -explore. You can have many activities to choose from. Some recommended are cooking class, tea or coffee time, cruising and fishing on Thu Bon river etc. All those activities are excluded, please contact to book in advance.
    A short riding to visit the small town the vegetable village before we enjoy our time in Cua Dai beach.
    Summary:
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

     
    Day 9: Hoi An – Hue via Hai Van pass & Lang Co beach ~ 175km/108miles

    Breakfast at hotel then we continue our journey to Hue - the last imperial citadel of Vietnam. On the way we will have a short stop in Lang Co beach and Hai Van Pass for refreshing. This the best time for photo hunting because you should know: Hai Van pass is known as "the best pass of Vietnam". Upon arrival in Hue, enjoy the time for lunch and checking the hotel.
    In the afternoon, if the time permits, we visit Hue Purple Forbidden Citadel with relics of the last royal dynasty. Otherwise, we suggest you should go to Dong Ba market or enjoy some lovely Hue local cuisines such as: Che Hue, Bánh bèo, Chả tôm (shrimp) etc
    Summary: 
    Distance: 175 km.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
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    Day 10: Hue – Khe Sanh ~ 190km/118miles
    Leaving Hue to Khe Sanh after breakfast at hotel. We carry on our riding on Highway 1 and 9. Khe Sanh is one of the most violent battle field during Vietnam - American war. We are here not judging right or wrong but to learn about the pain of war and how valuable of our life in peace.
    Lunch will be served in local restaurant. Spending a little time to visit the historic places before check in the hotel in the late afternoon.
    Summary:
    Distance: 190km
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Khe Sanh.

     
    Day 11: Khe Sanh – Phong Nha National Park ~ 200km/124miles
    Continue our journey on Ho Chi Minh Trail to reach in Phong Nha via Dong Hoi. We are reaching to the home of the most incredible discovery of Vietnam in 2014 - the world largest and 3rd largest caves, Son Doong and Hang En respectively. However, in this trip we will not have enough time to visit those caves because they are only accessed on foot with up to 8-9 hours hiking per day. We suggest you should ask our team for customize this motorbiking trip or leave them for your next adventure to Vietnam.
    Lunch in local restaurant. Arrive in Phong Nha in afternoon, hotel in Phong Nha.
    Summary:
    Distance: 200km
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
    Accommodation: hotel in Phong Nha.

     
    Day 12: Phong Nha caves discovery - Thien Cam beach ~ 150km/93miles
    Today we will spend our time for relaxing day by visit some beautiful caves belongs to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.  Along Son river to reach in Phong Nha, we will see the sign of Ho Chi Minh trail. 
    We will take a dragon boat to explore the famous Nature World Heritage Site of Phong Nha cave then Paradise Cave – Thien Duong Cave. They are some of the very first cave to be known for centuries. During the war time, Viet Cong used these caves as their shelter and army supply inventory. Adding to the historical story, the natural karst formation inside the caves can astonish you right from the first meet. Enjoy the natural masterpiece with long stories about local people hear. Picnic lunch will be served on the way.
    After lunch, we start to a small but extremely beautiful, only known by local beach - Thien Cam. The untouched, pristine small beaches are unbeatable relaxing after the riding.
    Summary:
    Distance: 150 km
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
    Accommodation: Guest house in Thien Cam

     
    Day 13: Thien Cam – Sam Son beach ~ 220km/137miles
    Get your stomach treated with a Vietnamese breakfast today then we hop on the bikes again for the drive to Sam Son – the famous beach in the Northern of Vietnam. Sam Son is the best beach from Hue up to North Vietnam. The beach is very much well-known by locals especially in summer. However, there are some area really untouched and pristine. Riding along the waves and the winds, we reach to our hotel late afternoon. 
    Lunch in local restaurant enrout before riding to our hotel for checking in. 
    Summary:
    Distance: 220km
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Sam Son.

     
    Day 14: Sam Sơn – Hà Nội ~ 180km/112miles
    After a little time to relaxing on the beach, enjoying the waves lovely kissing to the sand. You can wake up early this morning to walk down on the beach. You can meet many local fishermen pulling their nets from the sea. Hundred of fresh fishes, shrimps, crabs and sea creatures at very cheap prices. 
    Check out the hotel, the last day tour leading to Hanoi is not difficult for you with the medium distance. Lunch will be served in local restaurant before riding straight to Hanoi.
    Check in the hotel up on arrival.
    Summary:
    Distance: 180km
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

     
    Day 15: Hanoi – Departure
    Breakfast at hotel. Our guide and driver are at your disposal until we transfer you to the airport for your flight home or connect to another adventures in Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar with ActiveTravel.Asia.
    Summary:
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Not Available
    Min - Max List Prices ($/person)

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    WHAT ATA SUPPLIES?
    We use Future Neo 2009 125CC in this quotation by default. The reason is that the neat and very good design by Honda Vietnam is perfectly suitable for Vietnam road paths. The gear shift is changed easily and smoothly. This models can give you good experiences over almost motorcycling paths of Vietnam. Honda Future Neo is our choice in the quotation as its very affordable price, popular spare parts, easy-to-control even for motorcycling beginners
    Curb weight : 105 kg
    Overall length: 1890mm
    Overall width: 705mm
    Overall height: 1085 mm
    Wheel base: 1,240 mm
    Seat height : 767 mm
    Fuel tank capacity: 3.7l
    Engine oil capacity: 0.9 liter when dismantling machine; 0.7 liter when changing lubricant
    Engine type: Gasoline, 04-stroke, single, air-cooled
    Gear box: Mechanical, 4-step rotary system
    Starting system: Electric/kick starter
    For Upgrade Dirt Bikes options: our top picked Dirt Bike upgrade is YAMAHA ZTX 125. This is a real offroad bikes by the second player in Vietnam motor market - Yamaha. The company focuses on young customers with active lifestyle. Our model is 2015 with many improvement in performance and give you real motorbiking experience in Vietnam. The upgrade surcharge is very affordable while the experience brought back is far more.
    Overall length: 2090mm
    Overall width: 830mm
    Overall height: 1115mm
    Minimum ground clearance: 260mm
    Weight (with full fuel tank): 118kg
    Seat height: 840mm
    Maximum horse power: 12.5PS/8000r/min
    Fuel tank capacity: 11 liter
    Engine type single cylinder, cool air, 5 strokes
    High Quality Helmets - Manufacturer: Vietnam: Injection-molded thermoplastic shell construction. Full-face helmet, provided in long motorbiking trips, offers maximum protection during off-road use. Half face helmet will be provided for traversing inside the city.
    Saddle bags (roughly 7 kg each side)
    Extra rucksack or bag strapped 
    ATA first-aid kit: Available on any ATA trip
    If you pick the price option Incl. Mechanic and Support truck, we will supply:
    Support truck: Vietnam with various terrain and great scenery is an ideal place for adventure motorcycling. Although it is so fun and adventurous to ride in Vietnam it is surely a challenge for any foreign rider since the traffic is so different from the rest of the world. Moreover, we want everyone to enjoy their motorbiking experience on this trip and we recognize the importance of group members being allowed to ride at their own pace. At times there can be a fair distance between the front and rear riders in the group, with the support vehicle and tour leader out of sight. The support vehicle will pick up any group members who wish to take a break from motorcycling at any time. 
    01 professional mechanic along the motorbiking trip who greatly understand the technical issues and fix our motorbikes as manufacturer's requirements. That will maximize your safety and the duration of our motorbikes usages.
    Spare parts of the motorbike such as: Tyres, Pump, Plastic tyre levers, Brake cable, Gear cable etc.
     
    WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING WITH?
    Original passport
    Good quality helmet (your own helmet is recommended)
    Wellington/riding boots
    Water waterproof gloves
    Summer gloves
    T-shirts/underwear/socks
    Balaclava to cover your face
    Turtleneck shirts
    Long-sleeved shirts
    A pair of extra jeans
    Goggles and sunglasses
    Bandannas
    Light waterproof jackets
    Basic toiletries, Sun block, anti-insect repellent, rain coat.
    GoPro Camera - optional
    Mobile phone with multi sockets - optional
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    THIS ADVENTURE INFORMATION
    Duration: 15 days, 14 nights 
    Depart from:   Sai gon  - End at:   Hanoi
    When:    Year round
    Activities:   Motorcycling
    Transportation:  Honda 125CC (semi-automatic gear) 
    Accommodation:  2 nights homestay and 12 nightes hotel/guesthouse
    Tour guide:  Motorcycling English speaking guide
    Support crew:  support vehicle, mechanic

    MOTORBIKING GRADE
    Challenging Grade that means this tours involve in active, physical required activities up to 06 – 08 hours per days in remote area, under variable weather conditions or quick attitude changes. You are going to get into remote areas where the support facilities are not always available or facing to passes or river crossing. You should be in very good level of fitness. For those biking or motorcycling adventure, experienced riders with good driving skills may be required.
    * Suggested preparation: 45 - 60 minutes of aerobic type exercises, 4-5 times per week for about 04 - 06 weeks before your adventure. Outdoor hill or stair walking is recommended. 
    Who suits: Recommended for fit travelers
    Activity: 6-8 hours most days 
    Distances: Hike up to 10 - 13 miles (or 16-22km), motorbiking 112-143miles (180-230km) on twist, off road most days
    Surfaces: mountainous, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents and uneven trails 
    Elevation change: up to 4,000 ft/day (about 1200m)
    Altitude: up to 12,000 ft. (about 3600m)


    OUR HOTEL AND GUEST HOUSE

    We use 3 star hotel with comfortable rooms in main cities. That is to ensure your relax after riding days. For those less popular cities, your rooms are simple and in local guesthouses with clean beds, air conditioning and hot water in private bathrooms.
     
    THE MOTORCYCLING DAYS
    A typical motorcycle riding day starts at about 8.30 am after breakfast. Lunch times can vary depending on the distance. We aim to reach the next overnight stop by 4.30 or 5. During the riding we will have short breaks for rest, snack and photographing.
     
    MOTORBIKES AND UPGRADES
    The upgrade to Dirt Bikes are always available and upon your request. We have many Dirt Bike models various from 125CC up to 650cc for wide range of riders' experience. They are very much suit to Vietnam roads.
    Due to the road conditions of Vietnam, big-size or big-engine motorbikes (such as: 1000cc up) are not popular and expensive. Such big-engine motorbikes may not maximize their power as well as technical specs while highway express in Vietnam is not good enough and the awareness of traffic attendants are relatively low. Moreover, the rental prices can be very high due to high imported taxes added into the price. We strongly encourage you contact to our team if you decided to take those ones.
     
    SUPPORT VEHICLE
    Vietnam with various terrain and great scenery is an ideal place for adventure motorcycling. Although it is so fun and adventurous to ride in Vietnam it is surely a challenge for any foreign rider since the traffic is so different from the rest of the world. Moreover, we want everyone to enjoy their motorbiking experience on this trip and we recognize the importance of group members being allowed to ride at their own pace. At times there can be a fair distance between the front and rear riders in the group, with the support vehicle and tour leader out of sight. The support vehicle will pick up any group members who wish to take a break from motorcycling at any time. 
     
    Note on client safety
    We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.
     

    Total day

    15-Days 14-Nights

    Activity

    Group size

    Min: 1 persons

    Max: 6 persons

    Transportation

  • Accommodation

  • Inclusions

    Honda (or Yamaha) 125CC (semi-automatic gear)
    Helmet
    English speaking guide
    Mechanic (only for group from 6 passengers)
    Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary (based on twin shared)
    Homestay permission
    Meals as indicated in the itinerary
    Water & Snacks
    First-aid kit
    Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees

    Exclusions

    Travel insurance
    Visa
    Air-ticket
    Tips
    Gasoline on tour (average US$ 10 per day)
    Personal expenses (beverage, excluded meals - 10$ per person per meal, souvenirs,...)